Stormwater runoff a problem on Third Ave. in Montgomery
By Judy Pochel For Sun-Times Media September 20, 2013 10:44AM
Updated: October 23, 2013 6:33AM
Montgomery is looking at various ways to fix the problem of stormwater runoff along Third Avenue in the village.
Area residents owners say that during storms, water flows off the road and onto nearby properties.
Trustees listened to plans recently to alleviate the problems. Residents have shown up at Village Board meetings seeking answers to the problem.
Mike Pubentz, Public Works director for the village, said the repaving of the entire roadway as well as overall restoration work is scheduled to be completed this year.
“The issue of a storm sewer is another discussion,” he said.
“If we put in new pavement this year and then put a storm sewer in next year, won’t we have to break the pavement again?” asked Trustee Pete Heinz.
“We are confronted with a situation, that being said, once we do resurfacing of the road the chance that we come back next year and do a storm sewer is slim,” commented Mayor Matt Brolley.
He said the road problem in the village is an issue on the forefront of items the board will try to look at in coming years.
“We don’t have any funding,” he said about the problem. “Finding a way to solve the problem is a priority this board will address.”