Wayne Horn owns property next to the Sycamore Terrace construction site. Run-off from the site drains onto his property. through a 3-foot storm drain. Horn, who served as the Colorado State Building Official before moving to Terre Haute, voiced his concerns at Thursday night's sunshine city council meeting.
Horn claims his property was damaged by the Meyer's engineering improper attempts to hand drainage. The firm began work on Sycamore Terrace in 2011. City officials cited Meyers Engineering for failure to comply with erosion control standards. Indiana passed new regulations governing erosion control during the construction process..
City council president Norman Loudermilk expressed hope that the city, Meyer's Engineering and Horn could work with Horn to resolve the issue. A representative of the firm agreed to meet with Horn and Councilman Aller to discuss solutions.
Meyer's Engineering plans to enter into phase 2 for the mulch-unit housing project. The Horns claim that parts of their property have been turned into a swamp. He believes that phase 2 will only exacerbate the problems caused by the initial construction phase.