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2007 Stormwater Bond Issue

Fact Sheet


Facts About the
2007
Stormwater Improvement
Bond Issue

ELECTION DATE:
MAY 1, 2007
TOTAL BOND ISSUE:
$8.5 Million

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Public Works and Utilities Department 441-7701 lincoln.ne.gov, keyword: Watershed

What Does This Bond Issue Include?

This bond issue will provide for:

  • design and construction of 10 urban storm drainage projects (listed below)
  • design and/or construction for six projects in master planned basins (anticipated projects listed below)
  • engineering and projects for floodplain/flood prone areas (two projects listed below)
  • stream rehabilitation on Parks property (listed below)
  • water quality projects incorporating best management practices
  • preliminary engineering for urban drainage system deficiencies to update drainage information and priorities for future projects
  • preliminary engineering for basin master plans to model drainage and determine future projects

What Will These Projects Do?

The improvements will:

  • help protect neighborhoods and properties from stormwater runoff and flood damage when major rains occur
  • reduce flooding impacts from major streams
  • prevent or repair degraded stream channels
  • improve water quality

What is the Impact on Taxpayers?

Approval of the bond issue gives the City the authority to issue general obligation bonds and levy an annual tax to the finance projects. Assuming the current interest rates, this bond issue would will the owner of a $138,000 home about $6.26 per year.

Where are These Projects?

  • 39th and 'D' Area - repair of undersized system to reduce localized flooding impacts
  • 48th, Holdrege to 'Y' Area - repair of undersized system to reduce arterial street flooding and ponding on private property
  • 29th and Center Area - repair of undersized system to reduce localized flooding impacts
  • 51st and Hillside Area - repair of undersized system to reduce flooding impacts on local property
  • Ginny and Gertie Area - repair of undersized system to reduce flooding impacts
  • 52nd and South Area - repair of undersized system to reduce street and structural flooding
  • 21st, 'P' to 'N' Area - stormwater bypass system
  • O, 21st to 23rd Area - storm drain reconstruction
  • 2nd, 'N' to 'O' Area - storm drain reconstruction
  • 6th and Old Cheney Area - flood reduction project for localized flooding
  • 14th and HWY 2 Area - flood reduction project for Beal Slough
  • 40th and HWY 2 Area - concept and design for flood reduction project for Beal Slough
  • 27th to Southwood Stream Stability - stream stability project for Beal Slough
  • Tierra/Briarhurst Park Area - water quality feature adjacent to Beal Slough
  • 98th and Adams Area - stream stability project for Stevens Creek
  • 98th and Van Dorn - stream stability project for Stevens Creek
  • Lynn Creek Area near I 180 and Adams - flood reduction and water quality project in Lynn Creek
  • Salt Creek Area (location as yet undetermined - preliminary engineering and ROW for flood reduction project for Salt Creek
  • Taylor Park Area - stream stability and water quality project for Taylor Park

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2007 Stormwater Bond Issue