More than a year ago problems began to surface on Nicole Drive in Caseyville... Sump pumps were gushing water onto the street instead of into a storm drain and over time the water did all sorts of damage.
The Village told residents they'd be digging up some of the street to reroute the pipes and fix the damage done by the water which included cracks in the road, a four-inch gap between the road and the curb in one area and a couple of two-foot deep holes near the sidewalk.
One homeowner was getting discouraged by the delay and in May contacted News Four. We took pictures of the damage and talked to the homeowner and went and talked to the Public Works Superintendent for Caseyville.
He explained the Village had every intention of making the repairs but like many cities, ran into a budget crisis and just didn't have the $10,000 to spend.
He told me on May 12th they'd plan on getting to it around the end of the month. They did. We went back out there and saw it's all fixed up and the homeowner who was so frustrated and worried for his family's safety because of the damage is now satisfied.
So are we.
Mark Schnyder is a reporter at KMOV-TV. He can be reached at email@example.com.