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Waverly moving forward


WAVERLY (KWWL)-- Waverly is looking forward, doing some planning for the city after the floods of 2008.

Federal officials came into town to help Waverly develop a smart planning guide for the future.

"We really have been bringing in recommendations to enhance some of those aspect of the community and to help the city think about the future." Stephanie Bertaina, policy analyst said.

One of the main areas of concern from the flood was the dry run creek.

Area around this dry run creek will be turned into green space due to the flood. City officials are now trying to figure out what to do with that space.

"Can it help support drainage infrastructure. Can it fit into our recreational needs whether it be additional park or trail area." Dick Crayne, city administrator said.

In improving the dry run creek, city officials say there are plans to perhaps widen and deepen the dry run to help with flash flooding.

Mayor Brunkhorst says he hopes these workshops will be a good start for the future of Waverly.

 "We are going to use this as a jump off point and then a comprehensive plan to bring planning and zoning people in the look at these concepts and personalize it to waverly." Brunkhorst said.

Two other topics for the town include the impact of the new middle school and a new road that may help traffic by the 10th avenue corridor.

Online Reporter: Nikki Newbrough

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