The Dublin City Council heard from Tina Fincannon Monday night regarding sewer problems at her home at 221 N. Norton during recent rains.

Cory James, public works director, has identified locations

east of her property where storm water enters the sewer system. The water is causing sewer systems to back up.

City Manager David Carrothers said the city would now try to correct the problem.

“The Public Works Department has done a good job during the unprecedented recent rains under the direction of Cory James,” Carrothers said. “They deserve a pat on the back.”

In other business, the council chose Raymond K. Vann & Associates for administration of the $350,000 2007 TxCDBG grant project that will involve sewer improvements for the city. And Hibbs & Todd Engineering Firm headquartered in Abilene was also chosen to provide services for the same project, according to Carrothers.

The council also,

Deferred action on reprinting the Dublin Tourism book until more information can be gathered on alternatives, Agreed to make the two way stop at N. Grafton and E. Liveoak a four way stop, Adopted a resolution designating the city manager and/or city secretary as being responsible for acting on behalf of the city in dealing with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on a grant for park improvements, and Requested the city manager to gather information on constructing a wastewater lift station to serve the north end of the city near U.S. Highway 67/377.

ANGELIA JOINER is a staff writer for the Empire-Tribune. She can be reached at or (254) 965-3124,ext. 238