Perth Works residents to see relief from persistent flooding

April 13, 2018 by

perth-town-hall-bob-01-smallResidents of the Perth Works Subdivision are about to see their backyard flooding woes addressed.

The subdivision is found near the Fairgrounds, around Arthur St. and is where the Habitat for Humanity home was built.

On April 10th, the town gave a nod to staff’s proposal to go ahead with grading and making storm water improvements at the subdivision.

The issue was raised last November, when Councillor Riq Turner told council he had received complaints from residents about muskrats swimming in their backyards.

At that time CAO John deRosenroll assured council that the issue was on staff’s radar and a report would be tabled soon.

“As developments happen storm water goes awry and needs reshaping and this is the case here,” Forbes Symon, director of Development and Protective Services told committee members at the Tuesday April 10 committee meeting.

Symon brought forward a report and recommendation to move ahead and have town environmental staff oversee the grading and storm water drainage of the site by a local contractor.

The work will follow an improved drainage design developed by a local engineering firm hired by the town according to Symon’s report to council.

“We’ll move in early spring,” said Symon, estimating mid May weather and frost permitting.