Category Archives: Drainage

Flood Mitigation program available to residents of Reeds Subdivision and a portion of South Shores

Since taking office in 2011, I have received numerous calls and emails about street flooding on Alamo St., Bee St., Reed Ave. and Utah Ave. On rare occasions the flooding included parts of neighboring South Shores. The flooding most often … Continue reading

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LaSalle Street Drainage Improvements

Last year the City acquired a vacant lot on LaSalle Street in preparation for the construction of the long contemplated pump station. The project had been partially funded seven years ago but during the recession funding was transferred to allow … Continue reading

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Christopher Creek Dredging

A number of years ago, that portion of Christopher Creek between University Boulevard and San Jose at Nathan Krestul Park experienced significant siltation at least in part due to construction activities that occurred north of University during construction of a … Continue reading

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Brierwood Underdrain Update

The project to replace the underdrain and repair sidewalks along Brierwood Road is moving forward on schedule. The Notice to Proceed was issued to the Contractor on July 22nd. Construction is expected to be complete in 60 to 90 days, … Continue reading

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Tributary Creeks- To Dredge or Not To Dredge?

Many of you have read about the Miller’s Creek special taxing district that was created last year. Residents along Miller’s Creek petitioned to create a taxing district giving themselves the power to impose additional assessments on their properties in order … Continue reading

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Tidal Flooding Updates

A number of District 5 neighborhoods have experienced issues with tidal flooding this year. The Public Works Department is engaged and reviewing engineering options for several locations. The possibility of utilizing a check valve system for the areas between Landon … Continue reading

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Brierwood Underdrain Update

This project replaces approximately 600 feet of failed underdrain. As part of the project, failed pavement will be re-built and broken curb and gutter and broken sidewalks will be replaced. The project is fully designed and awaiting funding, which is … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Avenue Drainage

After enduring years of flooding and project delays, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel for the Pennsylvania Ave drainage project. The final stage of construction which includes road resurfacing will begin on January 11th. Construction is … Continue reading

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Margate Drive and Englewood drainage

In the Fall Public Works began the Margate Drive Drainage Improvement Project which will address the drainage issues in the Englewood neighborhood.  The project will focus on upgrading and replacing driveway culverts and improve drainage flow to the outfalls on … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Avenue Drainage

Great News! Construction has finally started on this project which will improve drainage on Pennsylvania Avenue near the Duck Pond.  Although the only work this week was the placement of erosion control, the improvements are beginning.  Pipe and other construction … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Avenue Drainage- the Saga Continues

Residents of Pennsylvania are once again suffering flooded yards as summer rains have returned. Despite working on this project for three years, Public Works has yet to turn a shovel. We have encountered delays as a result of design changes, … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Avenue Drainage

This is another one of those projects that I hope I live long enough to see completed! To the residents who suffer flooding every year, I sincerely regret the fact that another summer season is here and the work is … Continue reading

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