The Stormwater Committee, City staff and City Council members recently visited several stormwater project sites during a field tour in October. The tour was an opportunity for committee members to view project sites in person as the Stormwater Committee and City staff prepare for the development of a Watershed Management Plan in 2023. Four locations were visited during the tour that provided examples of current stormwater concerns, future projects and one completed project.
The Stormwater Committee and City staff is currently in the process of hiring a consultant to conduct a citywide Watershed Management Plan. The plan is an important step in planning stormwater infrastructure improvements and will include a survey of stormwater issues throughout the city, watershed mapping, on-the-ground condition assessments and a benefit–cost ratio for each identified project to help prioritize future stormwater expenditures. The Stormwater Committee and City staff have reviewed several statements of qualifications for the development of a Watershed Management Plan and will be recommending a consultant to the City Council. The project will be funded by the Parks and Stormwater Sales Tax.
In addition to the Watershed Management Plan, the Stormwater Committee is also discussing the possibility of a city cost-share program to allow subdivisions to apply for assistance with stormwater maintenance.
The Stormwater Committee consists of eight appointed members who are residents of Creve Coeur. The Stormwater Committee is responsible for reviewing problem locations reported by property owners or City staff, advising appropriate design solutions and making recommendations regarding the City's stormwater policies. To report a stormwater concern in your neighborhood, please submit a Service Request on the City's website at www.crevecoeurmo.gov/ServiceRequest or call 314-872-2533.
Sinan Alpaslan, Assistant Director of Public Works and City Engineer, explains the needed stormwater repairs to a future project site on Alden Lane during a field tour with the Stormwater Committee and Council members.
The final stop on the tour was at a completed project site on Middlebrook Lane, where the failing culvert under the road had been replaced and upgraded, with the total project costing approximately $280,000.