Date of release: June 6, 2017
Paducah and McCracken County residents are invited to attend Public Meeting No.1 to support the completion of a Comprehensive Storm Water Master Plan for the City of Paducah. The meeting will be Monday, June 19 from 5 until 7:30 p.m. at the Robert Cherry Civic Center located at 2701 Park Avenue.
The City’s recently hired consultant for this planning initiative will be available to talk with residents and property owners regarding storm water flooding issues that have recently affected homes and businesses throughout areas of the community. The consultant team will be making a brief presentation to the public to provide additional background on the study process at 5:45 p.m. Residents can attend the meeting anytime between 5 and 7:30 p.m.
Following some of the City’s most recent record storm events, residents are encouraged to share their firsthand accounts of flooding on their property and surrounding areas. At the meeting, terminals will be set up so that residents can provide information directly to the engineers and technical consultants who are actively studying Paducah’s drainage basins, topography, and flood prone areas.
Residents are encouraged to provide as much information as possible about each event in which flooding was noted. Photos showing the extent of flooding accompanied with the date of the rain event and the address or location of the property will be extremely useful. A questionnaire also will be available at the meeting and at Storm Water Master Plan to provide additional information and details surrounding the past flooding that residents, businesses, and property owners may have experienced. Photos, the questionnaire, and firsthand accounts can be shared at the public meeting and may also be submitted electronically through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In March of this year, the Paducah Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with Strand Associates, Inc. for professional engineering, consulting, and related services for the development of a comprehensive storm water master plan.