A special meeting of the Village Board is scheduled for Monday, January 31, in the Village Hall auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. to discuss potential improvements to the Village’s sewer system.
In connection with long-term planning for the Village’s sewer infrastructure, the Village Board engaged Heuer & Associates, consulting engineer, to produce technical studies regarding an extension of the Maple Avenue Relief Sewer, west from Bluff Avenue, and the feasibility for another relief sewer to serve residents north of the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe railroad tracks.
At about the same time as these studies were commissioned, the Village and surrounding western suburbs experienced a severe rain event. Shortly thereafter, the Village Board authorized a study of the drainage basin south of 47th Street. Several neighborhood studies were also authorized to investigate more localized flooding occurrences.
The purpose of the sewer improvement workshop is to discuss these studies, and attempt to establish priorities among our various sewer improvement projects. To aid the public in its understanding of the studies, the technical reports and staff recommendations for sewer improvement projects are expected to be posted on-line shortly, but no later than Thursday, January 27, 2011. Residents are invited to attend the workshop and join in the discussion. Residents who are unable to attend will also be able to provide input either before or after the meeting by emailing the Village Board’s Executive Secretary Cathy Benjamin at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that their comments will also be considered as part of the evaluation process.