The bond issue is the Stormwater Board's first step in addressing many issues highlighted by the stormwater master plan in 2010. In the master plan a sum of 23 million dollars was estimated to make repairs and installations of infrastructure.
Currently the six million dollar bond will address ten of the top tier projects. Projects listed in the master plan were selected by a scoring system which highlighted a number of weighted issues such as first floor flooding, second floor flooding, basement flooding, street flooding, as well as other aspects. The regional improvements will aid all those who are little impacted to those who are heavily impacted downstream of the improvements. These projects are broken down into two sub categories:
- Storage basin
- Localized drainage improvements.
One previous project in the master plan was a basin designed to aid the Oakwood/Castlewood subdivision through detention of stormwater.
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vThe Bonds have been sold to begin purposed project.
vFour engineering firms have been awarded contracts to perform top tier projects.
- Jacobi, Toombs, and Lanz
- Donohue & Associates
- Clark Deitz
vThese projects include:
- Storage Basins
- 4-H Fair grounds/ Storage Basin
- North of Christian Academy/ Storage Basin
- North of Meide Dr./ Storage Basin
- North of Old Vincennes Rd./ Storage Basin
- South of Silver St./ Storage Basin
- Localized Drainage Improvements:
- 13th & Vincennes-North Y
- Grantline Rd. & Fall Run culvert
- Culbertson-Market St.
- Reno Ave-Market St.
- Cherry St. & W 9th St.
Please be aware that you may see some activity of crews performing initial phases of information gathering in these specific locations.
Please check back for any updates on current status of projects and any news releases of the master plan.