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Sewer backup swamps city resident

Staff writer

Sewage backup, restoration of Peabody City Park playground equipment, and a new police cruiser for Peabody Police Chief Bruce Burk were topics at Monday’s Peabody City Council meeting.

Tony Zappone presented information about damage sustained to his house in the 900 block of Maple St. after sewage backed into his basement for the second time in the past year.

Zappone said damages to his basement, which is a living space, weren’t as extensive Jan. 5 as they were after the first back-up in October.

Council members heard suggestions for a solution from superintendent of public works Ronnie Harms and Zappone.

Council members agreed to bring in a company that can utilize a camera in the pipes to find the source of the problem.

After initial troubleshooting techniques, information will be passed to council members for a final decision.

“If this were any of our houses, we would want this fixed too,” council member Travis Wilson said.

NM Patton presented information from Peabody Hearts for Hart Park about playground equipment restoration techniques and going forward with the process.

Rex and Annette Watson presented an update on the developments for Affordable Street Rods. The discussion covered installing a culvert, putting up signs at two locations in Peabody, the beginning of construction at their property at 601 W. Potter Rd., and accommodations for the customers they are expecting at their grand opening in September.

Council members voted unanimously for Burke to purchase a new police cruiser, decommission the current one, and sell it on Purple Wave. Most of the purchase money will come from remaining funds from the 2017 budget.

Last modified Jan. 31, 2018