Elmhurst Park Board members are planning another discussion about the use of five parks for stormwater management at their next meeting, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the administrative offices, 375 W. First St.
Representatives from Christopher Burke Engineering and the City of Elmhurst attended the last Park Board meeting to outline their desire to dredge East End, Golden Meadows, Wild Meadows Trace, Pioneer and York Commons parks for water detention. The parks would only be used in the event of a significant storm, and engineers say the parks still will fully function as athletic fields.
Community members are split on the issue, with some citing safety and other issues and others wanting the work to begin right away.
The city also is in talks with Elmhurst District 205 School Board members about using land at Bryan Middle School, Madison Early Childhood Center and Jackson School for water detention.
City officials last week discussed how the more than $11 million project might be funded.
In addition to committee reports and approval of accounts payable, Park Board members also will discuss the following on Wednesday:
- 2013 second-quarter financial report
- 2013 mid-year strategic plan progress report
- proposed 2014 strategic work plan
- third amendment to an agreement with Elmhurst Art Museum
- second amendment to an intergovernmental agreement with the DuPage County Forest District