- Associated Press - Sunday, October 26, 2014

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - Hernando will use bond money paid by a developer that later went bankrupt to fix drainage problems at a flood-plagued neighborhood that the company built.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal (https://bit.ly/1tiBzi6 ) reports that city engineer Joe Frank Lauderdale estimates it will cost about $100,000 to install a bigger drainage pipe in Montclair subdivision. He says the developer failed to allow for runoff from surrounding areas in West Hernando.

Homeowner association president Frank Kent says the subdivision has flooded four times this year.

Mayor Chip Johnson says the city will consider going to court to recover costs from the development’s engineer, but it’s a long shot.

Aldermen also increased fees for plots at Memorial Park Cemetery by $200 to $350. Twenty percent of that will pay for maintenance.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com

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