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Until new storm sewer metal covers can be purchased, five drains on East Brooklyn Street in Gambier will be covered with plywood. Village manager Randy Wells covered openings Tuesday  morning to prevent debris from going into the sewer as well as to warn motorists.
Until new storm sewer metal covers can be purchased, five drains on East Brooklyn Street in Gambier will be covered with plywood. Village manager Randy Wells covered openings Tuesday morning to prevent debris from going into the sewer as well as to warn motorists. (Photo by Virgil Shipley) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
June 19, 2013 12:14 pm EDT

 

GAMBIER — Five more storm sewer grates have been stolen, this time from the village of Gambier.

Village Administrator Susan Hopkins told the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday that five grates on Brooklyn Street had been taken sometime between midnight and 8:30 a.m.

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Until they can be replaced, village workers set traffic cones out to warn motorists of the hazard, and placed heavy plywood over the open holes.

Stolen grates have been a problem in Mount Vernon this year, with 28 or 29 already taken. If they are taken from a public street, the city has to pay to replace them; if they’re taken from private property, such as a parking lot, the property owner has the responsibility of replacing them.

Mount Vernon officials have said the grates typically weigh 80 to 120 pounds and cost roughly $1 per pound to replace.

City Street Superintendent Dave Carpenter reported last week that he has talked with other street and road departments around the county and as many as 50 or 60 have been stolen countywide.

Hopkins said the five stolen from Brooklyn Street were the first that village has lost, although she knew at least one had earlier been reported stolen from Kenyon College property.

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