Our Water Program (NPDES II)
The Drain Commissioner Constructs and Maintains
Drains pursuant to Public Act 40 of 1956 "The Drain Code"
Under this statute, residents within a drainage district may petition the Drain
Commissioner's Office for drainage improvements. . A petition was
received by the Drain Commissioner for the Gilkey Creek dated September
receipt and certification of a petition the Drain Commissioner is required to
convene a Board of Determination meeting: Residents within the Gilkey
Creek and Branch were notified of the Board of Determination meeting by first
class mail, as well as it being published in the Flint Journal.
The purpose of this meeting is for the Board of Determination to take
testimony to determine the necessity of the proposed drain. The Board of
Determination meeting was held on June21, 2005 at 2:00PM. at the
Atherton High School Gymnasium at 3354 South Genesee and was determined
Jan 2006 through Aug 2007: Spicer Group was retained to survey the drain,
identify the problems and propose solutions in the Preliminary Engineering
Report. A copy of this report was sent to the petitioner and
each community within the Gilkey Creek and Branch Drainage district for a 30-day
review period. A copy of the executive summary was made available here on
Aug 2007 through Jan 2010: Drain Commissioner's Staff using the testimony
from the Board of Determination, the Preliminary Engineering Report and any
comments from the review period determined a preliminary design. Based on
that design, the Drain Office identified and acquired property to facilitate the
June 2008 through May 2010: During this time, the Drain Office Staff
explored and applied for grants available with the State of Michigan that would
help pay for this project and improve water quality benefits. Ultimately
this effort was unsuccessful.
May 2010 through Aug 2011: Spicer Group at the Drain Office's direction,
developed the final design, Construction drawings, and
Bid Documents for the project. Property Owners within the Gilkey Creek
and Branch Drainage District were notified of the Notice of Letting and Day of
Review by first class mail, as well as it being published in the Flint Journal
twice. Bids were received on
Sept 23, 2011.
9AM Oct 12, 2011-the Day of Review, Individual
Assessments will be known.
Your Parcel Number(s) is needed to look up your assessment(s). On the
envelope you received for the Notice of Letting, the 10-digit Parcel Number is
printed above your name and address.