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Fighting City Hall

Russell Branscum has been battling the city for more than two years because of flooding at his house in Archey Forks Estates. Branscum, who has piled dirt high to keep water out of his yard from a culvert beside him, says a box culvert is needed to fix the problem. He said the land where the culvert needs to be placed belongs to the city. Clinton Mayor Roger Rorie says the city does not own the land in question and cannot work on privately owned land. At the City Council meeting May 9, Rorie cut off discussion of how to proceed by saying that bids received to do work there are illegal because they involve private land and he said he would veto any move to do work there.

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