I’m writing to share that we’ll hold two public sessions to discuss the Village’s flood mitigation study on Thursday, October 19th, and Thursday, October 26th. The study has been developed by AI Engineers, whose work over the last year has included mapping the Village’s storm drain network, capturing CCTV footage of existing infrastructure, cleaning the entire system, and developing preliminary recommendations to mitigate flooding during severe storm events - with particular focus on Pelham’s two most vulnerable neighborhoods. Both sessions will be virtual, given space limitations.
The goal of these sessions will be to provide residents a complete understanding of:
• What the Village has done to mitigate flooding and sewage backups so far (the “low-hanging fruit”) to ensure that our existing system is working as well as it can work.
• What we’ll need to do to upgrade our system to prevent flooding in the most vulnerable neighborhoods.
• What it’s going to cost, and what we’re doing to secure funding support as quickly as possible
The first session held on October 19th, focused on the storm system that serves the Highbrook Avenue area, which runs from Washington Avenue to Colonial Avenue and out to the Hutchinson River. You can review the recording of the meeting by clicking here.
The second session held on October 26th, focused on the storm system that serves the area west of Glenwood Lake, including our residents living on 7th Avenue, 6th Avenue, 5th Avenue, and 4th Avenue, and out to the Hutchinson River. You can review the recording of the meeting by clicking here.