At their meeting on Monday, March 18, the City Council received a presentation on the progress of the City’s Flood Management and Drainage Master Plan and shared their support of the current direction and timeline for the project.
The City is currently in Phase I of a two-phase project, which includes analyzing the City's current drainage and flood management systems and setting up a Task Force and a community meeting to obtain public input regarding satisfaction and concerns relative to the effectiveness of the existing system. The current storm season has afforded many opportunities to observe and refine the model accuracy. Final updates to the model using storm pipe surveys from concurrent capital improvement projects are being completed.
Staff plans to meet with the Flood Management and Drainage Master Plan Task Force to review the models, create an understanding of the current level of service provided by the system, and define a plan and methodology for reviewing options for improving the system. Staff, our consultant team, and the Task Force will present the results of the existing conditions and Master Plan objectives to the community at a future public meeting with an explanatory discussion and seek resident input, observations, and suggestions in Spring of 2019.
Phase II will include refinement and analysis of the capital project options, including further community input and education, and development of preliminary estimated costs and funding options. Phase II will produce the Master Plan that will be presented to City Council for adoption.