Tuesday, October 23, 2012

UPDATE on meeting tonight

In the current proposed plan, there are NO projects to be funded in Hope Valley North. Given our neighborhoods flooding and erosion issues, we need to get out tonight and make our voice heard.

Our community, which is part of the Third Fork Creek watershed, is plagued with storm water run-off issues. These issues not only contribute to the water quality problems of Jordan Lake that we’ve read about in the newspaper, they affect all of our property values either directly or indirectly.

This past year a dozen of our neighbors voluntarily participated in incentive base city and county programs designed to address neighborhood storm water run-off and improve water quality. Unfortunately, their efforts barely addressed the erosion and degradation of the stream that runs through our neighborhood creating man-made wetlands where mosquitoes and snakes breed.

On Tuesday October 23rd at 7pm in the City Hall Committee Room at 101 City Hall Plaza a public information session will be held for the purpose of presenting the results of a Watershed Improvement plan to improve the health of Third Fork Creek and two other watersheds. They will be gathering input from residence and we need to be there. Our stream needs its natural function restored to prevent even further erosion and flooding.

Please plan to attend, especially if you are a home owner who is directly affected by storm water run-off. If you would like to carpool or have any questions call Debbie Lidowski @ 919-210-1450.

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