Keeney Creek battle goes to KC

Nov 2, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Richmond Daily News

When the sky opens up and even a few inches of rainfall comes down, Donnie Wilson and Linda Lauck can sometimes stand outside their home along northbound Highway 210 and watch thousands of dollars float down a ditch.

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studly

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FORMER STUDENT wrote:
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Years ago after the 93 flood the City of Orrick attempted to incorporate a large area of land to apply for federal grants to build quailty leveies to protect the city and area farm land from the Fishing River, Missouri River and Kenny Creek. You guys voted that issue down. It was my understanding at the time that area farmers fought the anexation. Clay County has been attempting to secure federal grants to build a levy from Missouri City's low lying areas east to the Ray County line. If you think you have flooding issues now just wait until they urbanize this area from flooding and you get all the water that you used to get from the Missouri River bottoms in Clay County along with the up stream waters from Riverside which have built levies. 93 will look like a wading pool across Orrick. Get your head out of your butt, stop being so negative and pull together as a community like you did in the 1967 tornado and the 93 flood. It's all up to you. The City of Orrick sits in the river bottoms. unless you put levies on all three sides of the community it will continue to flood. Kenny creek was repaired years ago and never properly maintained. You follks north of town probably shouldn't be there anyway. Sell out and move to higher ground. You can also buy flood insurance. Once the insurance pays out a few times the government will force you to move. You are right Donnie in stating the entire area should pull together. Where there is strength there are numbers. Two or three of you will get very little done. I fought a water problem for years. I finally spent a lot of money putting in a pumping station that the city refused to take over. I solved my own problem because one voice in Kansas city means nothing. I finally sued the city and they took over the pumping station. I then sold out and moved. Good luck with your problem It isn't Orricks yet.
We are so glad you could solve all your problems
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<quoted text>We are so glad you could solve all your problems
Are you being sincere now studly or just being a smart butt?
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donnie wilson wrote:
Let's make this clear, Modot has not offered us a buyout. They offered help to get SEMA/FEMA to buy us out. NO OFFER HAS BEEN MADE TO US BY ANYONE!!!!
You need to let the government buy you out. Condem the properties in question and get out of this area.
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You are not worth my time ,you know it all ,
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donnie wilson wrote:
You are not worth my time ,you know it all ,
I am sorry you feel that way. You have been asking for the City of Orrick residents to support you with your problem and I am surprised you actually though they would buy in to it. The entire community knows the history of the area you are sittin in. I doubt you can even get flood insurance. If you really want to fix your problem then address the issue a different way. The entire area needs flood protection. Protection from two rivers and Kenny Creek. You need the support of the farmers in the area, The City of Orrick, Ray County, The State of Missouri, The railroad, and perhaps the Federal government. Jay Nixon has promised Holt County assitance because they are all united. You will not get assitance on levy repairs or rebuilts over a few homes and businesses. It is cheaper for the government to buy you out. I know you already know this.
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Bullwinkle wrote:
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I am sorry you feel that way. You have been asking for the City of Orrick residents to support you with your problem and I am surprised you actually though they would buy in to it. The entire community knows the history of the area you are sittin in. I doubt you can even get flood insurance. If you really want to fix your problem then address the issue a different way. The entire area needs flood protection. Protection from two rivers and Kenny Creek. You need the support of the farmers in the area, The City of Orrick, Ray County, The State of Missouri, The railroad, and perhaps the Federal government. Jay Nixon has promised Holt County assitance because they are all united. You will not get assitance on levy repairs or rebuilts over a few homes and businesses. It is cheaper for the government to buy you out. I know you already know this.
I find it pretty funny that the Orrick Levy District starts at the railroad bridge when the levy that was constructed around 1970 included the levy from the albany bridge all the way down to the fishing River. How convenient for the levy district to deny ownership of part of the levy. lol No wonder you have problems.
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I find it pretty funny that the Orrick Levy District starts at the railroad bridge when the levy that was constructed around 1970 included the levy from the albany bridge all the way down to the fishing River. How convenient for the levy district to deny ownership of part of the levy. lol No wonder you have problems.
The more you talk we all find out how misinformed you are and the character you have, now come on now it not you fight or problem,I have talked to so many people the levey district the corps of enginers to the state reps to our congressman to our govener, to the county comessiors and to the land owners,its funny you know more than all of them,what a matter with you .you got some kind of small man sydrome or something why dont you just leave us alone so we can handle our problems without your input.your start to get on my nerves,
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donnie wilson wrote:
<quoted text>The more you talk we all find out how misinformed you are and the character you have, now come on now it not you fight or problem,I have talked to so many people the levey district the corps of enginers to the state reps to our congressman to our govener, to the county comessiors and to the land owners,its funny you know more than all of them,what a matter with you .you got some kind of small man sydrome or something why dont you just leave us alone so we can handle our problems without your input.your start to get on my nerves,
You sound like a politician. Always going around the answer. You need to talk to more people. lol
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Former Student wrote:
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I find it pretty funny that the Orrick Levy District starts at the railroad bridge when the levy that was constructed around 1970 included the levy from the albany bridge all the way down to the fishing River. How convenient for the levy district to deny ownership of part of the levy. lol No wonder you have problems.
That was cleaned out by jack horine
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donnie wilson wrote:
<quoted text>That was cleaned out by jack horine
Jack's gone now, RIP. so I guess you need to take over that responsibility. maybe get the neighbor next to the bridge to help.

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