|WHAT ARE WE DOING|
- September 21, 2017: Open house is scheduled for the entire North Shore area at 7:00 PM at Crystal Lake City Hall
- September 6, 2017: City staff met with the Lake Street Beach Association as a follow-up to the previous meeting. Presentation slides Meeting minutes will be available soon.
- August 11, 2017: City staff met with the Crandall/Baldwin residents. Meeting minutes are here.
- August 4, 2017: Letters were mailed to all residents in the North Shore area notifying them of the open house on September 21, 2017.
- August 2, 2017: City staff met with the Lake Street Beach Association. Meeting minutes are here.
- August 2, 2017: Walking tour with the NCLPBIA board. Meeting minutes are here.
- July 24, 2017: City staff met with the NCLPBIA board members. Meeting minutes are here.
- July 18, 2017: City Council presentation to review the stakeholder engagement process to review and refine improvements to reduce the risk of flooding.
- June/July 2017: City experienced successive and extreme rain events leading to the total rainfall for June and July of almost 20 inches, over double the normal average.
- May 2017: City staff reached out to the North Crystal Lake Park Beach Improvement Association (NCLPBIA) to re-initiate discussions regarding area flooding north of the Lake.
- November 19, 2012: Construction of the North Shore Drive project substantially complete.
- For complete history, click here.
- Many of the homes were initially built in the 1920s and 1930s as summer cottages and three-season homes.
- After World War II, many of these homes were converted to year-round residences.
- In the late 1960s, the residents of North Crystal Lake Park Beach annexed into Crystal Lake and water main and sanitary sewer services were extended throughout this area.
- In the late 1990s, the residents of NCLPBIA annexed into Crystal Lake and water main and sanitary sewer services were extended throughout the subdivision. At that time, the residents declined the installation of stormwater facilities, due to the cost.
Flooding in this area occurs in the FEMA floodplain.
Flooding also occurs due to pocketed areas (low spots with no outlet) which may or may not receive stormwater from adjacent roadways and the duration of the flooding (length of standing water) varies by location.
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