PLAIN CITY -- The city still has a water problem, a resident says.
Jay Gresham, who lives at 4753 W. 2200 North, said water continues to run out of Cottonwood Estates and flood his property, as well as that of some of his neighbors.
Gresham said he is usually pleased with how the city council handles matters, but he has brought this issue to the council before and the problem has not been resolved.
Someone allowed a drain on the side of Phase Three of Cottonwood Estates to become blocked so water cannot flow through, he said.
Before the development, Gresham said, his irrigation water flowed to the south on the corner and then drained out to the ditch on the west, but now the water just drains onto his and his neighbor's properties because there is nowhere for it to go.
"We need to get that open or a pipe put in it. That is a right of way down there. It should be maintained," he said.
"I know there has been wet weather, odd weather, but this isn't the first time it has occurred. It pools up on the west end of Phase Three, and it floods my property.
"It's a big pool. It's a pond. It's several hundred feet across and more than a foot deep."
The water has crept up to the backyards of nearby homes, Gresham said.
"When we started this whole rigamarole with Phase Three, they were supposed to put a road in there at Lover's Leap, an outlook, a big old hill that is about 10 feet above my property line," he said.
That hasn't been done, Gresham said, nor is there a retention wall to hold rocks and other debris from coming down and pushing against his fence.
"The fence on the north and east side of Phase Three should have been completed. The manholes have never been completed. I've blocked them off with a board when they should have had pipe put in there.
"I'd like to have some idea of how we could get this taken care of. Last time I talked to you, we talked about escrow money," Gresham told the council recently.
Mayor Jay Jenkins apologized and said the city would address Gresham's concerns with Cottonwood Estates.
"If I remember right, it was a money issue with them," he said of the developer.
"We'll get on this again. Time goes by, and we let it slip."