Sugar Creek Watershed Plan

Project Updates



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 November 9, 2017   
Soil borings have been completed.
November 2, 2017 Soil borings have been scheduled.
October 19, 2017  The District 45 School Board approved the inter-governmental agreement for the expansion of Jackson detention basin on October 16, 2017.  The agreement will be presented to the Village Board on October 23, 2017.  The design kickoff meeting was the detention basin expansion was held on October 10, 2017.
October 12, 2017 The District 45 School Board will be considering the inter-governmental agreement for the expansion of Jackson detention basin on October 16, 2017.  If approved, the agreement will be presented to the Village Board on October 23, 2017.
October 5, 2017
 
Village and County staff attended the October 2, 2017 School District 45 Board Meeting to answer questions regarding the proposed expansion of Jackson Storm Water Detention Basin. 
September 21, 2017  School District 45 plans to present the inter-governmental agreement to the School Board for consideration on October 2, 2017.  
September 15, 2017 Staff has reviewed proposed language changes to the draft inter-governmental agreement from School District 45 and has no objections to the language changes. The Village Attorney also has no objections. The school district has been notified and was provided with additional exhibits that describe the proposed project.
September 1, 2017 Village staff received proposal language changes to the draft inter-governmental agreement from School District 45. These will require review. A conference call with DuPage County staff was held to discuss the storm water calculations that had been previously submitted to the County for review. The County will be providing written comments. Once these comments are addressed the County will sign off on the storm water calculations.
August 25, 2017 The Michigan Project (Madison to Jackson) will be bid with two alternate sizes for the relief storm sewer.
August 11, 2017  The draft inter-governmental agreement has been submitted to School District 45 for review.
 July 28, 2017 Staff completed preparing exhibits to attach to the agreements and all have been reviewed by the Village Attorney. The documents will be forwarded to School District 45.
 July 14, 2017 Draft easement exhibits have been prepared by the engineering consultant and a draft intergovernmental agreement with School District 45 has been prepared by the Village Attorney for staff review.
 June 30, 2017 Staff met with County staff to provide an update for the Jackson Area drainage improvements and to discuss ways to obtain additional funding for the project. County staff was receptive to assisting the Village with obtaining additional funding.
 June 16, 2017 Staff will be meeting with County staff to provide an update for the Jackson Area drainage improvements and to discuss ways to obtain additional funding for the project.
 June 9, 2017 Staff will be attending the next board meeting for School District 45 to present the proposed modifications to Jackson Pond. County staff has also been invited. 
 May 26, 2017 Staff will be attending the next board meeting for School District 45 to present the proposed modifications to Jackson Pond. The consultant has identified a configuration for Jackson Pond that provides the required level of flood control, preserves and enhances existing recreational uses of the adjacent area, and minimizes haul off of excavated material, thereby reducing cost.  After some minor adjustments, we will be presenting the draft revised plan to School District 45.
May 5, 2017  The design consultant for the Jackson Pond continues to make design changes that would minimize disruption to the adjacent recreational areas while still maintaining the desired level of flood protection.
 April 21, 2017 Staff met with the design consultant for the Jackson Pond to discuss design changes that would minimize disruption to the adjacent recreational areas while still maintaining the desired level of flood protection.
 April 14, 2017 Village staff met with School District 45 to discuss staging and design options for the expansion of Jackson Pond. A presentation to the school board will be made next month. An inter-governmental agreement will also be required. School District 88 has submitted a letter of support to DuPage County.
March 17, 2017  Village staff reviewed and provided comments to a draft letter of support from School District 88.
March 10, 2017 County staff has verbally indicated that completion of the Sugar Creek watershed plan is no longer a pre-requisite for the Jackson Pond expansion project to move forward. This should free up the $550,000 in CDBG-DR grant funding that is earmarked for the project. The Village's consultant will be providing drainage calculations to the County for review in the near future.
 February 10, 2017 Village and County staff attended a School District 88 Building and Grounds Committee Meeting to discuss the Sugar Creek Watershed plan and the need for a letter of support on 02/07/2017. We do not know at this time is a letter of support will be forthcoming.
 February 3, 2017 Village staff will be attending a School District 88 Board Building and Grounds Committee Meeting to discuss the Sugar Creek Watershed Plan and the need for a letter of support on 02/07/2017.
January 27, 2017  Village staff may be attending a School District 88 Board Meeting to discuss the Sugar Creek Watershed plan and the need for a letter of support.
 January 6, 2017 The Village Manager has met with the school superintendent to discuss the proposed watershed plan.
 November 18, 2016 Village and County staff met with representatives of School District 88 to describe the proposed Jackson Area flood control project and to request a letter of support for the Sugar Creek Watershed Plan. Scott Helton indicated that he would be willing to draft a letter as long as there is no opposition from the school board.
 October 28, 2016 A design kickoff meeting was held on 10/24/2016. Representatives from DuPage County, Jackson Junior High School, and several Village departments were present.
 October 21, 2016 A design kickoff meeting for the Jackson Area drainage improvements is scheduled for 10/24/2016.
 September 30, 2016 Staff will be presenting an engineering agreement to initiate design of the Jackson detention basin expansion and Michigan Avenue storm sewer (Madison to Jackson) in the near future.
 July 8, 2016 Village and County staff are discussing plans to make a presentation to School District 88 (Willowbrook High School). The goal is to obtain a letter of support similar to that provided by School District 45. County staff is still attempting to obtain similar support from the DuPage County Forest Preserve District.
 June 3, 2016 Village staff is reviewing a design proposal for the Michigan storm sewer and Jackson basin expansion.
 May 27, 2016 Village and County staff made a presentation at the School District 45 school board meeting on 05/05/2016. We requested a letter of support for the proposed Sugar Creek Watershed Plan, which includes a proposed expansion of the storm water detention basin on their properties. The Village has received a copy of a letter of support that was submitted to DuPage county.
 May 6, 2016 Village staff and County will be attending the School District 45 school board meeting on 05/05/2016 to present exhibits for the expansion of the storm water detention basin on their property. There are permanent easements for the existing stormwater facilities, however additional easements would reduce the cost of expansion. We will also discuss the possibility of regrading adjacent open space with excavated material to reduce construction costs.
 April 29, 2016 Village staff met with the Superintendent of School District 45 and other staff to present exhibits for Jackson Junior High School. They were receptive to the idea of expanding the Jackson storm water detention basin and adding fill to the surrounding areas. Village staff provided copies of documents that identify existing permanent drainage easements for the existing storm water detention basin. It was suggested that Village and County staff attend a school board meeting in the near future.
 March 11, 2016 Village staff is preparing a visual exhibit for Jackson Junior High School that conceptually depicts expanding the storm water detention basin and adding fill to the surrounding areas. Village staff has proposed funds in the FY 16/17 budget to begin design of flood control projects.
 February 26, 2016
  • We are working with County staff for a timetable for adoption of the Sugar Creek Watershed Plan.  Their best estimate at this time is “this year”.  Village Staff will be proposing funds in the FY16/17 budget to begin design of flood control projects.
  • We have requested the County to provide a timetable for adoption of the Sugar Creek Watershed Plan.  Their best estimate at this time is “this year”.  They hope to be able to provide a more firm timetable in the near future.  Village staff is proceeding to obtain additional information requested by School District 88 relative to impacts of any expansion of Jackson Pond.  Village Staff will be proposing funds in the FY16/17 budget to begin design of the flood control project.
  • Staff held a conference call with County staff to discuss status and timing of Sugar Creek watershed projects.  It is the Village’s intent to move forward with design of the storm sewer on Michigan between Madison and Jackson as we continue to work with the school districts towards the expansion of Jackson Pond and providing additional storm water storage near Willowbrook High School.  It is the Village’s desire to utilize the $550,000 of granny money earmarked for the watershed for the storm sewer on Michigan.  County staff will be discussing our request.
  • A meeting with Jackson Junior High School staff was held on December 4, 2015.  County staff was also present.  Discussion centered on expansion of Jackson detention basin, redefining the ball fields, and minimizing impacts to the school.
  • On 8/20/15 Village staff attended a meeting with Du Page County and Willowbrook High School to discuss the possibility of locating future flood storage areas on their property.  A similar meeting with the Du Page County Forest Preserve District was held on 8/21/15.  County staff has indicated they are still planning to set up a meeting with Jackson Junior High School.
  • Village staff met with representatives of Willowbrook High School and Jackson Junior High School to discuss possible flood control projects on their properties.
  • Du Page County and their consultants made presentations at the June 29, 2015 stakeholders meeting in Lombard.  Many of the recommendation in V3 Sugar Creek basin flood control study will be incorporated into the Sugar Creek Basin Watershed Plan.  Next steps include reconciling the recommendations of the two studies and approaching property owners to determine whether they are receptive to allowing flood storage to be constructed on their property.  Properties identified include the Du Page Forest Preserve District, Willowbrook High School, and Jackson Junior High School.
  • For several years Du Page County has been working to prepare a Sugar Creek Watershed Plan.  The data gathered by the County in preparation of this plan was also used to prepare draft new floodplain maps and identify future storm water and flood mitigation projects. 
  • The Village has submitted a list of possible projects to include in the Sugar Creek watershed plan.  It was agreed that another meeting will be scheduled in the future.
  • On October 29, 2014 the Village Manager and I met with representatives of School District 88 and 45 to discuss the possible expansion of Jackson Pond and use of open space at Willowbrook High School for flood control.
  • Du Page County’s consultant is expanding their watershed model to include the flood prone area on Addison Avenue north of Madison.  Village staff is continuing to provide additional information to the County’s consultant to help facilitate the modeling.
  • At the Du Page Municipal Engineer’s Group (MEG) meeting we were informed that watershed plans such as this will be used as a basis of determining future flood control projects and not necessarily for floodplain mapping purposes.