Englewood approves emergency repairs at sinkhole

Council holds special meeting to give green light to expenditure

Posted 7/8/19

As rain and hail pounded down on the Englewood area on July 1, flooding created a sinkhole near the corner of South Santa Fe Drive and West Oxford Avenue, causing traffic problems in several …

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Englewood approves emergency repairs at sinkhole

Council holds special meeting to give green light to expenditure

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As rain and hail pounded down on the Englewood area on July 1, flooding created a sinkhole near the corner of South Santa Fe Drive and West Oxford Avenue, causing traffic problems in several directions.

Aside from traffic and a car being half-submerged by flooding, the storm forced a special Englewood City Council meeting on July 3 to authorize the purchase of repair services to the stormwater system and surrounding area near South Santa Fe Drive and West Oxford Avenue.

City council, minus Councilmembers Amy Martinez and Cheryl Wink, who were absent from the meeting, unanimously approved a purchase order with American Civil Constructors, a full-service civil contractor, for up to $120,000 to make emergency repairs where damages from the July 1 storm occurred.

The mayor, or mayor pro tem in the mayor's absence, has a 24-hour deadline to schedule a special meeting for the council when it must decide whether to make emergency expenditures for more than $100,000.

American Civil Constructors has worked with Englewood in the past on successful projects, according to Dorothy Hargrove, the city's interim city manager. The emergency repairs are expected to be finished by the end of this week.

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