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Better stormwater drainage on Montgomery’s west side?

The village of Montgomery is moving forward with plans to improve stormwater drainage in a developing tax increment financing district on the village’s west side.

The village board voted unanimously Monday evening, Aug. 9, to retain Engineering Enterprises Inc., of Sugar Grove at a cost of $69,668 to prepare engineering designs for what village officials refer to as the Montgomery Overflow storm sewer project.

According to a memo to the board from Mark Wolf, the village’s public works director, the proposed storm sewer will run from Route 30 north to Aucutt Road and improve local drainage and support future economic development in the TIF district off Aucutt Road.

Wolf wrote in the memo that the storm sewer will connect to another recently completed storm sewer and “provide the outfall for future compensatory storage and detention improvements north of Route 30.”

Improving stormwater drainage north of Route 30, west of Route 31 has been a longstanding goal for village officials. During a record rainfall in July 1996, floodwaters from nearby Blackberry Creek caused extensive property damage east of Orchard Road, north of Route 30.

Under terms of the approved contract, the village will pay EEI $15,978 for a topographic survey, $12,886 for easement documents and $40,804 for design engineering, permitting and biding services on the project.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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