$40K authorized after Yukon sewer line collapse

Several sections of W Platt pipe missing; ‘burst’ repair planned

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Yukon Public Works Director Arnold Adams

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

Yukon Public Works crews discovered several sections of pipe were missing after a recent sewer line collapse.

The Yukon City Council has approved spending up to $40,000 to repair the sewer line in the 300 block of W Platt, which city personnel on Aug. 12 learned had collapsed.

Brewer Construction Oklahoma will make the repairs through its paving, drainage and water/sewer contract with the City of Yukon.

The collapsed sewer line is 18 feet below a concrete retaining wall and pergola, Yukon Public Works Director Arnold Adams told city council members. Several other utility lines are buried right above it.

Damage to the estimated 60-year-old clay pipe may have been caused by a tree that was there, Adams said at the Aug. 17th city council meeting.

Brewer Construction crews are expected to “pipe burst” some 268 feet of eight-inch sewer line, reconnect five service lines and rehabilitate two manholes.

“We know we have some ‘troubled’ areas in this 268-foot section of main,” Adams said.

“It’s about 20 feet deep on one end, and 18 feet deep on the other. Very dangerous.”

THIS AND THAT …

In other business at their Aug. 17th meeting, the Yukon City Council approved:

  • Appointment of Michael McEachern to office two on the Spanish Cove Housing Authority, succeeding Scott Meacham. McEachern, Yukon’s former mayor and council member, was appointed to a six-year term expiring May 31, 2027.
  • An agreement with I.C.E. Challenge Enterprises LLC for a 75-foot by 52-foot outdoor ice-skating rink from Nov. 20 through Jan. 2, 2022, at Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W Vandament. The Edmond company will keep 100% of revenue until $115,000 then will split revenue 50/50 with the City of Yukon. The temporary skating rink debuted last year for Yukon’s Annual Christmas in the Park.
  • Authoring city engineer Robbie Williams of TEIM Design to advertise for bids for the City of Yukon’s emergency storm debris contract. Sealed bid deadline is 3 p.m. Sept. 16. The Yukon City Council is expected to consider awarding the contract Oct. 5.
  • A service agreement with IWorQ Systems for a suite of software modules to help the Yukon Public Works department with day-to-day operations. Cost is $30,000 yearly with a $4,000 first-year setup fee.
  • Placing maintenance bonds into effect for public sanitary sewer line ($21,222) and public waterline improvements ($39,789.50) to serve Bridon Business Park at Bridon Circle and Commerce Street. Improvements were done by M&M Ditching of Wheatland.
  • Renewing an annual Cisco SmartNet maintenance agreement for extended hardware/software support on the City of Yukon’s network infrastructure. The City of Yukon will pay $36,797.70 to Presidio Networked Solutions for 24/7 support.
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