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#1 18shortcreek

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 12:27 AM

Just wondering if any flooding has been avoided by our new pipeline(sic)?   Haven't been out....is the river up?



#2 Stephen Voelker

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 06:21 AM

Numerous storm drains clogged yesterday. My bet, no overtime for City Employees to work to clear them. Dale Orem used to personally do this in a rain event. I would not expect Mayor Moore to do this chore, but we could have some one out and about...



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Posted 28 December 2015 - 08:14 AM

Breakfast Club

'Shaking My Head' (SMH) Department
Weather Report: "It's Rain, bro. Lots of it."
 
The City of Jeffersonville always responds very well
to periodic weather "rain events".

There is a lot of area to cover.
 
Blotter Notation/Information
There is a "priority list" of area roads and catch basin areas
to which  the various street department crews
and/or  LEO's respond.
The location list is well known to the responders.
 
Each major rain event is a little different,
but the priority response list of locations
is pre-planed  and expedited as needed.
 
Routinized and Efficient
The priority list of problem low areas and other certain high volume run off catch basins
are checked first because they tend to have
a lot of run off right away.
 
The areas that have large amounts
of back up or temporary rain run off containment receive immediate safety priority.
 

As an example, Dutch Lane at the railroad tracks, was temporarily blocked very efficiently

to traffic right away.
 
Leaves, sticks, and general refuse tend to clog basins.
The areas that have the most problems receive an organized priority response
and are systematically checked.
 
Subsequently, secondary trouble spots are thoroughly checked.
 
The third routinized, preplanned step
is implemented when any additional locations need to be addressed
as they are checked and/or calls are made about them.
 
If additionally basins are seriously temporarily impacted by leaves, sticks, and refuse,
they are also cleaned out.
 
The crews often respond to a basin and clear it, proceed to others,
then efficiently re-check prior cleared basins.

The Jeffersonville Street Department

and the Jeffersonville Police Department
do an excellent job of dealing with the rain and run off.

Thank you for your efforts.

 

:yes:


Edited by Savile Row, 28 December 2015 - 08:56 AM.


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Posted 28 December 2015 - 10:29 AM

Oak Park baddddddddd



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Posted 28 December 2015 - 06:46 PM

They just don't respond to a homeowner witch brings them a video showing them this is the forth time this year they have been flooded.
You ask them to come out to look at the problem,when you show them the problem they say (oh our drainage pipe we installed is on private property ,the city can't clean that overgrown catch basin.

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 07:09 PM

Has anyone ever used (the common enemy doctrine) here in Jeffersonvile.

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 06:05 PM

Does anyone Have any knowledge of the drainage board ever being sued?
If so,what was the outcome.

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 09:36 PM

Does anyone Have any knowledge of the drainage board ever being sued?
If so,what was the outcome.

Flooding in oak park is controlled by oak park conservancy district. Not the city of Jeffersonville.

Edited by hillbilly highway, 01 January 2016 - 09:37 PM.


#9 Kevin Vissing

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 09:43 PM

The city of Jeffersonville is responsible for the road easement on drainage. If a pipe is clogged, a ditch needing cleared, the city is responsible within the road easement. Also they are responsible for keeping Lancassange creek clear of debree.
Oak Park Conservancy is responsible for everything else.
Our new city council person is Calle Jahn. This is her district.

Edited by Kevin Vissing, 01 January 2016 - 09:54 PM.


#10 Savile Row

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 10:37 PM

...." a homeowner witch"....

 

:drool:

 


 



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Posted 02 January 2016 - 01:56 AM

Thank you for responding, HH & KV. I'm new to the area had to look up oak park district,I'm a few blocks east of that area. I've lived here for exactly one year and this has been the fourth time I've had flooding. After my first event I did call the city and water resource specialist "Matt Bell" came out to the property. I was surprised he responded within minutes of my call; only to tell me the city couldn't do anything. After the second event had 4 inches inside the garage, called again same person comes out.
There is a 12 to 14 inch drainage pipe directly across the street from my house ,the neighbors say it's been at least four years that they can remember anyone from the city taking care of it. The only thing "Matt Bell" can keep telling me after looking at grass and weeds, ( over 6 feet tall at this point) I'm sorry but the city isn't allowed to go on private property.

The third time I was flooded the water crested at 22 inches inside the garage; thankfully the windows in the basement held the 6 inches of water pushing on them. I do realize that storm caused everyone some headaches,but if that idiot would have done some of the things I suggested. There might have been far less damage. Needless to say I was pissed; so I head to 500 quartermaster court asked to talk to someone on the drainage board. The only one to talk to at the time was engineering manager "Bill Dixon"; showed him a video and a bunch of pictures. He said he would call me and see what he could do. Two or three days go by and his phone conversation ends with; it's the sewer department issue he informed the department. I at least thought the ball started rolling.

My (Xmas) gift was another flood,to start my new year in a fighting rage. Thought I'd do a little research before showing up at city hall again. One thing I'm leaving out is that swale or colvert is so clogged up,someone has installed another drain pipe that crosses the road and let's all the run off onto my yard. That's the biggest issue causing my problem.
I've gone to the court house looked through the books,I've even had a friend who owns her Title Company. We can't find any deed,or government plat that shows an easements on my land. We're going back to 1886, I would be the third owner since then. The property changed hands 1960,1964 & now I own it 2014.

Anyone with advice? Would be greatly appreciated. I already know the one that involves a lawyer thanks.

#12 Mary Moore Marconi

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 02:20 AM

Since you are a fairly new homeowner, I am wondering if you have asked your real estate agent about which, if any, government entity is responsible in your specific location? I'm also curious if you had a home inspection before you bought the house? A full home inspection report should have given you warning of potential flooding problems with the property you were buying. You may also want to review the Seller Disclosure.



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Posted 02 January 2016 - 09:30 AM

Unfortunately MMM, I purchased the home at auction (as is). Had to put 10% down day of auction,at that moment it was a deal I couldn't pass on. I asked the insurance agent if I was in a flood plain being so close to the river. He looked it up and said it wasn't required in that area. The house itself has no issues, I love it. The water is my problem; I've driven the neighborhood on each occasion of flooding no one else seems to have a problem. The neighbor behind me does but I guess he's lived with it so long he's immune to the the situation.

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 11:04 AM

Thank you for responding, HH & KV. I'm new to the area had to look up oak park district,I'm a few blocks east of that area. I've lived here for exactly one year and this has been the fourth time I've had flooding. After my first event I did call the city and water resource specialist "Matt Bell" came out to the property. I was surprised he responded within minutes of my call; only to tell me the city couldn't do anything. After the second event had 4 inches inside the garage, called again same person comes out.
There is a 12 to 14 inch drainage pipe directly across the street from my house ,the neighbors say it's been at least four years that they can remember anyone from the city taking care of it. The only thing "Matt Bell" can keep telling me after looking at grass and weeds, ( over 6 feet tall at this point) I'm sorry but the city isn't allowed to go on private property.

The third time I was flooded the water crested at 22 inches inside the garage; thankfully the windows in the basement held the 6 inches of water pushing on them. I do realize that storm caused everyone some headaches,but if that idiot would have done some of the things I suggested. There might have been far less damage. Needless to say I was pissed; so I head to 500 quartermaster court asked to talk to someone on the drainage board. The only one to talk to at the time was engineering manager "Bill Dixon"; showed him a video and a bunch of pictures. He said he would call me and see what he could do. Two or three days go by and his phone conversation ends with; it's the sewer department issue he informed the department. I at least thought the ball started rolling.

My (Xmas) gift was another flood,to start my new year in a fighting rage. Thought I'd do a little research before showing up at city hall again. One thing I'm leaving out is that swale or colvert is so clogged up,someone has installed another drain pipe that crosses the road and let's all the run off onto my yard. That's the biggest issue causing my problem.
I've gone to the court house looked through the books,I've even had a friend who owns her Title Company. We can't find any deed,or government plat that shows an easements on my land. We're going back to 1886, I would be the third owner since then. The property changed hands 1960,1964 & now I own it 2014.

Anyone with advice? Would be greatly appreciated. I already know the one that involves a lawyer thanks.


Stop by the city drainage board meetings first and third Tuesday for each month at 5:30 at city hall in council chambers.

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 11:12 AM

You can also see the plat at county assessor office or online at 39 degrees north and setup a account it free. It take a little internet savvy. I'm old and I was able it navigate it might want to get it a shot

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 11:46 AM

The conservancy hasn't had much luck in getting the city to cooperate on making improvements on projects that involve both roadside and easement drainage projects.  We always hear that they don't have any funds for projects we want to accomplish.



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Posted 03 January 2016 - 04:20 PM

Thanks HH, I am attending the next board meeting. We have also been on that website, the city's engineering manager is the one who looked it up in his office. His words (this plat doesn't show an easement). That's when I decide to hire a lawyer.

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 09:54 PM

Thanks HH, I am attending the next board meeting. We have also been on that website, the city's engineering manager is the one who looked it up in his office. His words (this plat doesn't show an easement). That's when I decide to hire a lawyer.

Ok I thought it would be worth a shot. Hope you get things work out good luck.

Edited by hillbilly highway, 04 January 2016 - 09:54 PM.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:21 AM

Welcome to Jeff. And it just gets better and better.






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