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Hannibal finishes up flood wall payments

It's a process 23 years in the making and now Hannibal officials are looking to close the gates.  

The flood wall that protects the downtown area has been paid off.  Hannibal Financial Director Doug Warren says the city had to pay $1.6 million for the project over those years.  Now that the tax increment financing associated with the project will be complete, Warren wants to use some of the leftover money, which is about $169,000, to improve some of the wall's infrastructure.

"There's three very large flood wall pumps and they are now 24 years old, so I'd like to pull them out one at a time and rebuild them completely," Warren said.

Warren said the rest of the leftover money will be split among the Hannibal School District, the city of Hannibal, and Marion County.

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