Are we ready for last year's floods?

PERKINS TWP. Hal Gundlach began taking a personal interest in Erie County's flooding problems on June 22 last year. "W
Tom Jackson
May 24, 2010

 

PERKINS TWP.

Hal Gundlach began taking a personal interest in Erie County's flooding problems on June 22 last year.

"When you come home one morning, and all of a sudden your basement fills up with 7 feet of water, you get interested," said Gundlach, who lives in the 100 block of Lakeland Drive, an area west of Columbus Avenue that heavily flooded that day.

Experiences such as Gundlach's and those who dealt with flooding a few weeks ago have persuaded the Erie County Commissioners to look at a new flood control program.

Commissioners are scheduled to discuss creating a storm water drainage utility district when they meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at the County Services Center, 2900 Columbus Ave.

The new entity would carry out capital improvements to reduce flooding risks in Erie County and levy fees on property owners to pay for the improvements.

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Look for Part II in Monday's Register.