Alexandria meeting will address stormwater planAlexandria area residents are invited to a public meeting regarding the city’s comprehensive stormwater management plan.
Alexandria area residents are invited to a public meeting regarding the city’s comprehensive stormwater management plan.
It will take place Tuesday, December 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Alexandria City Hall.
This past September, the city of Alexandria initiated a Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP).
The purpose of the plan is to comprehensively address how to meet the many different but related regulations, adopted plans and programs, and policies that affect urban stormwater, flooding and associated water resources.
As part of this process the city is seeking input from the public to review the purpose of the SWMP, discuss possible water resource management policies and listen to community ideas and concerns.
Representatives of WSB and Associates will facilitate the meeting, which will be held at City Hall.
Once completed in the spring of 2009, the SWMP will provide the city, contractors, residents and businesses concise guidelines, education, capital improvements and programs to address the current and future challenges of protecting the city's water and natural resources through stormwater management.
The plan will be different from a traditional stormwater management approach, which stresses detention and conveyance facilities, to instead a comprehensive watershed management approach. This method adds innovative techniques that treat stormwater as a resource instead of a waste product.
For more information, contact the project consultant, Todd Hubner at (763) 287-7182 or e-mail: THubmer@wsbeng.com or Marty Schultz, assistant city administrator at (320) 763-6678 or e-mail: email@example.com.