The standing water in the ditch that runs north of Anderson Baseball Field in Neligh Park will soon be no more.
West Point’s City Council on Monday voted to move ahead with work that will include placing a storm sewer pipe in the ditch and cover it.
A pond on the east side of the bridge that crosses that drainage ditch will remain, but the appearance will be improved, and the project will include a plan to circulate the water so it doesn’t stagnate.
The total cost is estimated at $72,338.
The Park Board has found a donor who has agreed to pick up $50,000 of the cost, City Administrator Tom Goulette told the council.
The balance of the cost will be paid for with city sales tax revenue. Plans are for the work to begin yet this fall and for the project to be completed next spring.
Because the price tag exceeded what the city had thought, plans to upgrade restrooms near the ball field in Neligh Park will be put on hold, but revisited next year.