May 09

Saylor/Swain/Vallette Flooding Open House May 13th

Posted on May 9, 2019 at 9:12 AM by Barbara Petrucci

Saylor/Swain/Vallette Flooding Open House May 13

The City is hosting an Open House meeting on Monday May 13th, from 6 pm to 7 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall to discuss the flooding which has occurred in your neighbor-hood in the past, steps the City has taken since then, and several possible alternatives to help reduce the flooding in your neighborhood. 

 

There are several possible solutions the City is currently pursuing including large infra-structure improvements down local streets to Salt Creek, increase pumping capabilities at the creek, providing local detention facilities or any combination of all three.

 

At this meeting, which is an open house format, staff and engineers from the consulting firm which completed the study will be on hand to meet with people one on one and answer your questions.

 

Additionally, as you may be aware, the City has recently purchased three properties that may be used in the future for local stormwater detention to help lessen the impacts of flooding.  We are continuing to pursue several additional properties in your neighborhood.  If you are interested in selling your property to the City, we ask that you send a letter to the City Manager expressing your desire to do so.  This request will be kept confidential. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Kent Johnson at 630-530-3024 or kent.johnson@elmhurst.org.