Vehicle-Sized Sinkhole Draws Crews from Both Cities


The West Burlington City Council learned last night that the car-sized sinkhole on Mt. Pleasant Street, near F&M Bank, should be fixed by sometime today(Thur) or tomorrow.


That side of the street is actually in Burlington, so Municipal Waterworks is working on the problem, with help from the West Burlington Public Works Department.


It’s about 10 by 20-feet across and 5 ½-feet deep, and both lanes of Mt. Pleasant are closed between Broadway and Leffler Streets until the broken water-main that caused the collapse is repaired and the pavement is replaced.


In other news from last night’s West Burlington Council meeting, members were told by consulting engineer Dave Stocklassa that the upgrade to the wastewater treatment plant will be delayed…for as much as a year…for required EPA testing….and the project won’t be cheap  maybe as much as $4,000,000 to $7,000,000.



City Clerk Kelly Fry announced that her goal is to have a citizen survey in the mail by the end of next week.