Sugar Creek Watershed Plan

Project Updates



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 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.