Group's next step city council
By By Fredie Carmichael / staff writer
May 6, 2003
A group of concerned residents who live near Gallagher Creek in Meridian have decided to take their problems with the drainage canal to the Meridian City Council.
About 30 residents met Monday for about an hour at Druid Hills United Methodist Church to discuss erosion, flooding and debris problems with the creek.
Monday's meeting was about a month after severe storms in Meridian and Lauderdale County caused flash floods and sent drainage canals over their banks. More storms two weeks later caused similar problems.
Residents along Gallagher Creek then began complaining that the drainage canal eroded parts of their property, became cluttered with debris and turned into a snake- and rat-infested hazard.
Harley said the group now plans to speak at the May 20 city council meeting to ask that the creek to be cleaned and repaired.