May 22, 2019 / Vincennes University Finance Committee Approves $2M
Support of Levee Seepage Project
VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Board of Trustees Finance
Committee approved a recommendation to contribute $2 million to the
city's levee seepage relief project.
President Chuck Johnson stated, "This unanimous recommendation
is an important part of Vincennes University's commitment to the
community's welfare and we will be proud to partner with the other
organizations supporting this effort."
The $2 million support will be used to supplant aged wells along the
levee segment that runs from Green Activities Center north to Kimmell Park.
The estimated cost of the project is $5 million.
The recommendation will be presented to the full Board of Trustees at
the June 26 meeting.
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