City commissioners authorize lease payment for emergency pumps at Paducah floodwall
A floodwall pump station in Paducah will soon operate at full capacity to protect your home from flooding.
Paducah commissioners Tuesday night agreed to lease two emergency pumps for about $33,000. The city leased the pumps December through May of last year when the Ohio River was at higher levels.
Leaders say they need them again, because Pump No. 2 doesn’t work. That pump will be fixed after commissioners approved a budget Tuesday night for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1.
Commissioners say they project the city’s general fund revenue to increase by nearly $800,000.
That money can go towards fixing the pump, the second phase of the noble park bank stabilization project, and preparing a comprehensive storm water master plan.
City Manager Jeff Pederson says a request of qualifications for the storm water master plan has been issued with six companies responding. A committee plans to conduct interviews over the next few weeks.