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Decatur to update Stormwater Master Plan, beginning with community meeting Sept. 26

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Decatur to update Stormwater Master Plan, beginning with community meeting Sept. 26

Photo obtained via the city of Decatur
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Photo obtained via the city of Decatur

The city of Decatur is launching a year-long update to the city’s 2004 Stormwater Master Plan, starting with a public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

“For most, it’s a topic considered only in times of crisis, obscuring just how important effective stormwater management can be,” the city said in a newsletter.

Through the community-wide examination of the current stormwater plan, the city hopes to underscore that importance and reflect on how it can be better prepared for major storms and floods.

Additionally, the updating process will involve identifying infrastructure goals for the next decade in order to promote the “health of the local environment, ensure that tax dollars are spent wisely and contribute to the safety and quality of life in Decatur,” the city said.

At the meeting, residents can provide feedback and insights into flooding issues on or around city property or within their broader neighborhood, water quality in creeks and streams, environmental priorities, issues with current regulations, utility fee funding and more.

The meeting will take place from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. in Decatur.

Over the next year, Decatur will host subsequent public meetings and workshops to further identify, discuss and refine evolving goals and plans.

Further details can be found here.

Here’s a video preview of the planning process:

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