Commissioners Weigh Storm Water Improvements

By: Phil White Email
By: Phil White Email

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Sedgwick County’s storm water management advisory board has identified $236 million worth of projects that would reduce flooding and other water-related problems.

The board is asking the county to spend about $10 million per year toward the projects.

Tim Norton, Chairman, said the county needs to act now.

“One thing that’s always frustrated me is to do studies, to have plans,” Norton said. “We put them on a shelf and then 10 years later dust them off.”

Some commissioners questioned how to fund the projects. Norton suggested exploring an increase in sales or property taxes. Others said they want to explore non-tax funding streams.

Commissioners did not take any action on the measure.

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