OLMSTED TOWNSHIP, Ohio — After years of flooding associated to stormwater sewer points, the Olmsted Township Board of Trustees is becoming a member of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD), Cuyahoga County and the Olmsted Falls Metropolis Colleges to deal with two completely different initiatives aimed toward assuaging home-owner issues.
This consists of an estimated $140,000 set up of a trench alongside Glenbrook Drive, situated to the east of Olmsted Falls Excessive Faculty.
“We’re proposing taking the prevailing tie-in from the college off the Glenbrook Drive (stormwater) system by digging a Four-foot trench within the woods situated on the college property,” Board of Trustees member Lisa Zver stated.
“It will retailer the stormwater earlier than directing the circulation to Minnie Creek at Skyline Drive,” she stated.
Olmsted Township Administrator Rebecca Corrigan stated rerouting the storm sewer from the highschool car parking zone and residential storm sewer to a ditch requires fairly a little bit of engineering.
“The township actually doesn’t have jurisdiction to take care of storm sewers, however we will shield our roads,” Corrigan stated. “The extent of flooding that’s skilled over the previous couple of years has compromised the situation of the street.
“That’s why the trustees are taking motion to protect the well being and security of our residents in that space.”
The township plans to use its NEORSD Neighborhood Value Share Funds, that are tied to 25 % of the entire annual storm water payment collected, in addition to stormwater normal fund cash to cowl the price.
“We’re hopeful this shall be bid out and accomplished by the tip of the yr,” Zver stated.
The identical timeline goes for the estimated $100,000 stormwater mitigation undertaking on the Schady Highway soccer fields, that are owned by the Olmsted Falls Metropolis Colleges.
“Over time, the fields have flooded a close-by improvement,” Zver stated. “There’s been some questionable connections of the soccer fields to the Westfield Park subdivision basin.
“What we’re proposing to do is set up an underground 10-inch corrugated storm pipe alongside the west aspect of the soccer discipline that can run your complete stretch parallel to Stearns Highway.
“These residents can have the chance to attach into this pipe that finally drains to an open ditch situated on the south aspect of Schady Highway,” she stated.
Then, on the northeast nook of the soccer fields, the plan is to put in a 10-inch drain that can seize stormwater, which additionally shall be launched into the Schady Highway ditch.
Whereas NEORSD shall be concerned, Zver stated she doesn’t imagine there shall be sufficient group value share funds to cowl the price. The township is asking the college district for monetary participation within the undertaking.
“We’ve acquired to guard folks’s property. We’ve acquired to guard our township roads,” Zver stated.
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