by Susan O’Neill
SUGAR GROVEâ€”The Village Board approved the final phase of a study conducted by Trotter & Associates that will outline improvements required to alleviate the majority of existing drainage concerns within the Mallard Point and Rolling Oaks subdivisions. (see related story).
The project will include an evaluation and recommendations regarding the existing wetland facility, a maintenance plan for the storm water management facility, and a summary of findings combining all of the recommendations into one comprehensive plan.
The village hired Trotter & Associates in February 2009 to conduct a comprehensive study of the issues affecting drainage within the two neighborhoods. A final draft report of the findings is expected by mid-November.
The total cost of the study conducted so far, plus what was approved on Tuesday night, will total slightly more than $40,000, Village Administrator Brent Eichelberger said. So far, the village has paid for the entire cost of the studies.