Ann Arbor Petitions for Drain Funding

At its Dec. 6, 2010 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council approved petitions of the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner (WCWRC) office for five different projects in drainage districts that lie at least partly inside the city of Ann Arbor. The petitions include projects in the Mallets Creek, Traver Creek, Swift Run, Allen Creek,  and County Farm drainage districts, and range from streambank stabilization, to cistern installation, to tree planting. The total cost of all the projects, including the non-city share, is a bit over $9 million. They qualify for low-interest state-revolving fund loans, up to 50% of which may be forgiven by the state. The payments on the loans will come from the city’s stormwater fund.

This brief was filed from city council chambers. A more detailed report of the meeting will follow: [link]