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Thursday: Atherton drainage concerns focus of meeting

Atherton residents concerned about drainage problems in their neighborhoods or around town can voice those concerns at a community meeting that begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Atherton Town Council Chambers.

The meeting also will give residents a chance to find out what's already under scrutiny as the town's consultant, NV5, puts together a drainage study and master plan. The consultant will make a presentation and take comments from the public.

According to an announcement about the meeting, the town considers drainage problems to include conditions in which properties are impacted by actual flooding, standing water that doesn't drain within 48 hours following rain, water that threatens roadway safety, and stormwater over-topping a drainage embankment.

Residents who can't attend the meeting but want to provide information about drainage problems can email associate engineer David Huynh at dhuynh@ci-atherton.ca.us by 5 p.m. Feb. 7 with the following information: name, address, drainage issue, and location of the drainage problem (with the nearest street address or intersection, if possible).

The Council Chambers are at 94 Ashfield Road, in the Town Center.

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Posted by athertonian
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Feb 5, 2014 at 5:33 pm

i have lived in atherton since 1975... the corners along stockbridge and selby, as well as almendral and tuscaloosa have flooded on a consistent basis all those years. it is about time that something is done. as i write this, the corner of stockbridge and el camino is flooded. let's face it, there hasn't been any rain. imagine what happens when it does rain. having been traveling over the myriad of manhole covers along el camino, i am sure that there is a sewer system somewhere in the area. perhaps the town will be able to use that.


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