Murphy City Council held a workshop last week to address encroachments in two drainage areas targeted to be revamped as part of a capital improvements plan approved by voters almost a year ago.
The workshop was held before a council meeting Tuesday, Oct. 16 at City Hall.
Areas discussed were in Timbers Addition and Travis Estates, both of which have sculpted ditches behind residences to move stormwater away from the area. Public Services Director Tim Rogers reported that bushes, trees, fences, swimming pools and a storage structure have been installed within boundaries of the easements.
Rogers pointed out that the city has the right to remove all encroachments and the right of unimpeded access to the drainage areas, and asked the council for directions on how to proceed to facilitate drainage improvement projects.
By Joe Reavis • [email protected]