Tuesday night the Huntingburg Council and Utility Board were joined by a group of concerned residents regarding a flooding situation in the RedBud and Dogwood Court neighborhood.
Most of the flooding was observed from rain storms over the July 4th holiday weekend that caused flooding from water backing up in a ditch. Nathan Waggner, one of the founders of Cash Waggner & Associates (CWA), was present to speak on updates regarding a drainage study.
Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner explains the steps taken by the city upon the neighborhood reaching out to city officials in order to address the issue as well as the cause of the flooding.
Spinner notes that that there will also be a long term solution that will be accomplished with the Army Corp of Engineers that will help Huntingburg identify problems down and upstream in the amount of water that flows in the area and control the amount of water that enters before the problem becomes worse.
CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY
Spinner also provided an update on the city of Huntingburg’s efforts of obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy and its effects in Huntingburg.
This template will be going before the Huntingburg planning commission later this month. Spinner says Huntingburg officials has been working with the City of Jasper and the Town of Ferdinand on a similar document and that by the end of the year its anticipated that all 3 communities have a similar certificate available to serve as a tool in order to bring new workforce housing to Dubois County.