The Municipal Services Department over the past several months has reviewed the comments and feedback from the October storm water discussion meeting with residents. Several items have been identified for discussion and implementation during the 2015 calendar year.
Per resident request the Municipal Services Department has checked many of the inlet grates in the Ridgewood subdivision to determine if higher capacity grates could be installed. Our findings show that high capacity grates are already in place in almost all locations that experienced standing water issues.. Municipal Services Staff has been going through the subdivision to identify potential storm water drainage problems for overland flow in areas beyond those that were affected by the 8/22 storm. That information will likely take months to fully collect, but that information will be handed off to the Community Development Department and the Village Engineer.
All of the recommendations for private front, side and rear yard improvements for residents who were impacted by the storm have been provided to those residents. The Village has budgeted to implement the overland drainage improvements between 5625 and 5700 Ridgewood drive through the Village's right of way for the 2015 calendar year. That work will likely take placed in late spring/early summer due to the timing with the construction season and bid schedules for projects. It is recommended that those residents who received grading recommendations from the Village Engineer to implement those improvements in the 2015 calendar year.
During the January Board cycle staff is presenting to the Board a proposal for an infrastructure study for the Ridgewood subdivision to be done by Baxter & Woodman. This study will look at all of the infrastructure in Ridgewood including the storm sewers, sanitary sewers, water mains and roadway/ROW. The completion of that study will likely be completed in the middle of 2015.
In the Springdale area all recommendations for overland storm water improvements have been provided to private residents who have met with the Village engineer.The Village will be conducting some additional sewer inspections throughout the 2015 calendar year.
Preliminary measurements on the feasibility of Springdale Park as a retention area will take place in the spring of 2015.