Culver Receives OCRA Grant for Storm Water Project

Culver Town Manager David Schoeff said he’s excited about starting off their storm water project now that the town has been awarded a grant by the Office of Community and Rural Affairs to revamp their storm water system.

Schoeff explained the town received just under $793,000 in grant money to rectify a flooding issue on the south end of the elementary school and other areas. The project will rehab the current storm water structure and add new drains and lines toward State Road 17.

Commonwealth Engineers helped the town apply for the grant, and Schoeff said the company will also likely handle the engineering aspect of the project as well.

However, this project doesn’t come without a price tag; Schoeff explained the total contract comes out to nearly $1 million, including the cost of engineering, construction, and inspection. The grant requires a 20 percent match from the town.

Schoeff said he’s hoping for the engineering step to be underway next year, with construction to kick off late 2013 or early 2014 and he expects it to take anywhere from three to six months to construct.