Category Archives: Drainage

Pennsylvania Avenue Drainage Improvements Update

I have been trying for several years now to get our Public Works Department to correct a flooding problem on Pennsylvania Avenue. Over a year ago, an engineering study was completed that offered three alternative solutions.  The mid-price option, coming … Continue reading

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Colonial Manor Lake/ the Duck Pond

Recently, the head of our Stormwater Utility suggested the possibility of dredging/deepening the Duck Pond in order to provide retention capacity and water quality improvement.  The deepening would not improve drainage but would in theory improve downstream water quality. We … Continue reading

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Miruelo Circle Drainage project- Nov. 2014

I am hopeful this is my last update on this project that has taken far too long. You will recall that the drainage projects designed to eliminate flooding consisted of a combination of underground pipes and roadside ditches. It turned … Continue reading

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Miruelo Circle

Work on the Miruelo Circle drainage project is finally drawing to a close. While happy to have better drainage and pleased that the unacceptable design issues have been corrected, I know the neighbors are ready to have the work complete, … Continue reading

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Miruelo Circle Drainage update- June 2014

Residents of the Miruelo Circle area have demonstrated extraordinary patience with the drainage improvement project in their neighborhood. The system of swales and pipes was intended to alleviate flooding. At least it seems to have achieved that goal. But the … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Avenue Drainage Improvements

In my December update I reported that we were awaiting a decision as to priority status to determine the availability of funding. Following the submission of photos demonstrating that the flooding actual impacts residences, not just yards and streets, the … Continue reading

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Miruelo Circle Drainage- Dec 2013 update

The Miruelo Drainage project is nearing completion and residents will certainly be happy to see the end of the construction vehicles, dirt and disrupted services. Flooding issues should be resolved by the project which is a definite benefit.  However, the … Continue reading

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Villages of San Jose Drainage Concerns

The City drainage ditch along the northern boundary of Villages of San Jose, particularly adjacent to Townhomes at Candellero Court, has experienced erosion and what appears to be increased and faster water flow during heavy rains. As a result, the … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Avenue Drainage Dec. 2013

We are awaiting a priority decision from Public Works regarding the funding for the proposed Pennsylvania Avenue drainage improvements. After an engineering study was completed, several potential options were reviewed and a plan that would cost about $150,000.00 to implement … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania/Colonial Manor Drainage Update

Progress on the drainage system that runs from Pennsylvania Avenue out through Rio Lindo has been slow but steady. The Public Works maintenance crews spent several days cleaning silt and debris out of the ditch/channel downstream of the Duck Pond … Continue reading

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Drainage Issues Continue to Plague Residents in Colonial Manor and neighboring streets

Calling all photos…. Do you have old photos of the creek along Rio Lindo/Greenridge Park? Perhaps a photo of a backhoe cleaning out the creek behind_________? If, so please forward them to me. We have many reports from neighbors about … Continue reading

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Stormwater Fees

You may have read the newspaper article regarding our City Stormwater fee and my concerns over its use. In response to the many complaints I heard on the campaign trail alleging that the fee was just another tax, I pledged … Continue reading

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