Mayor John W.D. Bowling and Commissioner Chester Kavanaugh changed their votes Monday, allowing the city of Danville to spend $11,000 for a storm sewer on Second Street on behalf of McDowell House.
Without the work, the house would have been in danger of losing $325,000 of grant money it received to fix water problems on its property. None of that money could have been spent to fix water problems on the city street.
Kavanaugh and Bowling had voted against the project in November, along with Commissioner Ryan Owens, who was not at Monday's meeting.
When it rains, water flows off the McDowell House property and into Second Street. There is no storm sewer, so the water goes right back into the basement of the historic house.