Engineering Department Staff Members Prevent Flood Damage at Village Hall

In Uncategorized on September 11, 2008 at 3:53 pm

Two members of the Village’s engineering department were applauded during Wednesday evening’s Village Council meeting for their efforts in ensuring that flood waters were completely held back from Village Hall during last Saturday’s torrential rain.

Village Manager James Ten Hoeve described how Assistant Engineer Jovan Mehandzic and Public Works Inspector Thomas Rica devised and installed a temporary flood control system to prevent water from the flooded parking lot from entering Village Hall’s lower level.

A permanent flood control system, consisting of reinforced concrete walls and removable rubberized doors, is currently being constructed at Village Hall. However, the permanent system was not completed by the time Tropical Storm Hanna hit Ridgewood last week. Thus, Mehandzic and Rica brainstormed together and devised a temporary plan to keep things dry.


  1. Listen, this is not the time to be congratulating those two Village workers.

    This is the time when we have to complain (yet again) about the flood-prone Village Hall!

  2. Well, I understand they were very creative — they took old council members and laid them side by side to form a barrier with a greater density then concrete.

    Seriously — What ever happened to the lawsuit against the architect and others who mismanaged that operation? Why do we have to suffer through the two remaining council members responsible for the debacle? Wouldn’t they simply be too embarrassed to show themselves everytime it rains?

  3. I’ve met Mehandzic. He’s a pretty sharp cookie.

  4. atta boy tommy

  5. It’s nice to know that we still have some creative minds left in this town. It’s just a shame that we didn’t hire them when Floyd came thru. Then we wouldn’t be going thru this now. Our tax dollars hard at work.

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