The Wheaton City Council is set to vote on Sept. 16 on approving nearly $190,000 to fund a drainage study on the City’s Briarcliffe subdivision, which suffered disproportionately in the April floods that swamped much of DuPage County, the Suburban Life reports.
According to the paper, the analysis would be funded by the Stormwater Fund Reserve and conducted by Burke Engineering, Ltd., and would seek to identify any ways in which additional flood protection could be provided for the oft- beleaguered subdivision.
"From what I've read, something has to be done," the paper quoted Wheaton Mayor Mike Gresk saying. "The situation down there is untenable, it's terrifying. And taking funds from the reserves—that's why we have reserves, for emergencies. I think this truly is one."