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Stormwater Meeting at City Hall Wednesday
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Paducah residents are invited to attend a public meeting to provide input regarding the creation of a stormwater utility. 

The meeting will be Wednesday, November 14 in the City Commission chambers on the second floor of City Hall. It will be an open house format beginning at 5 p.m. A presentation about the proposed stormwater utility and associated fee structure will begin at 5:30 p.m. with time after the presentation for discussions with the project team members.

At this meeting, learn about how the City of Paducah plans to fund the ten priority projects and existing infrastructure maintenance through the development of a citywide stormwater utility. The goal of the stormwater utility is to provide a dedicated funding source for the City of Paducah to solve drainage problems, maintain existing storm infrastructure, to provide flood protection and to comply with federal water quality requirements. 
 
A survey to gather community input regarding the proposed stormwater utility will be available at the meeting and on the city’s website after the meeting.

The first phase of the Comprehensive Stormwater Master Plan used a 2015 storm event to create a model of Paducah’s natural and manmade infrastructure including storm and combined sewer systems, topography, drainage basins, and river systems. This computer model along with community input was used to determine flood-prone areas in Paducah.

The Master Plan’s first phase identified more than $40 million in flood mitigation projects located within ten priority areas. 
 
In March 2017, the City of Paducah contracted with Strand Associates, Inc. who is being assisted by Paducah-based Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. to complete the Comprehensive Stormwater Master Plan for Paducah. If you have questions, contact City of Paducah Stormwater & Drainage Engineer Eric Hickman at stormwateranddrainage@paducahky.gov.  

The presentation part of this week's meeting also will be available for viewing live on Government 11 and live streamed at the link below. Refreshments will be provided.

A video preview of the meeting has been provided by the city. You may view it below.





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Live Stream link Stormwater Public Meeting, November 14, 2018


Published 06:00 AM, Saturday Nov. 10, 2018
Updated 08:00 PM, Sunday Nov. 11, 2018

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