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Low-lying Wedgefield 's fight to be exempted from Orange County's wetlands rules is taking place in the Florida Legislature this spring with scant information about the potential environmental consequences of the legislation. That's because the state
Consolidated Drainage Improvement District 21 (Scott and Elder ditches, Fountain Lake), 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10: Diking District 3 (Nooksack River left bank, Ritter Road vicinity), 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11: Drainage Improvement District 6 (Old Guide/
Normally, merely raising the topic of stormwater fees risks putting people to sleep. But there's a David-vs.-Goliath flavor to this story, a long-simmering dispute between Portland's sewer authority and property owners near the Columbia River -- and
Metro Vancouver is renewing a call for its sewage district to be allowed to ticket businesses that pour grease down its drains, saying it has no way to recover the $2 million it pays each year to unclog backed-up sewers and pipes across the region.
The elections for commissioners of DeKalb County's 17 drainage districts will be under the supervision of county clerk John Acardo in an effort to streamline services and increase efficiencies in county government. The drainage district elections
Todd Kilpatrick, levee commissioner for Drainage District 12, said the pilot rehabilitation program will cover a short section of the 21-mile Tulsa/west Tulsa levee. "The big goal for us is to get federal funding to meet the new (levee) standards,"
O'Sullivan, Reno County counselor, has been researching the subject since a June 28 meeting when a consultant delivered results of a study on the levees to the city, county, South Hutchinson and Willowbrook, which all helped pay for the study. The
Low interest rates continue to erode one of Reno County's revenue sources. The county invests tax funds with financial institutions, and the annual interest topped $2 million in 2007. This year, the county budget projected interest income of about $
East Ascension drainage officials have settled a nine-year-old lawsuit over a one-time floodgate on Henderson Bayou that failed during a severe storm in February 2001, attorneys said. The floodgate, which was near where Henderson Bayou joins the
Two Sugar Grove subdivisions plagued by flooding will get their problems fixed, while Elburn, Maple Park and other local communities will get their sewer and water projects paid for, after the Kane County Board issued $16 million in stimulus-backed