There is a flood meeting on March 17, 2015 not to discuss the 8-11-2014 flood no they will be talking about the Ecorse Creek Watershed. According to the Mayor in an email sent out,
The meeting on 3/17 is specifically about the Ecorse Creek Watershed. There is a long history involving studies, lawsuits, and other actions involving all levels of government that the Council and the public should be updated on.
The Regional Solution proposed by the Army Core of Engineers should alleviate flooding from most rain events. The August 2014 storms and subsequent flooding was a multi-county occurence and was, by federal decree, A NATURAL DISASTER.
Over 1,300 Dearborn Heights residents were subsidized on some level through FEMA and City officials encouraged all homeowners and renters to apply and appeal if need be.
While the 3/17 meeting is open to the public and should be very informative, there will not be discussions on the 8/2014 flood specifically and will be confined to the Ecorse Creek Watershed only.
Hopefully I have clarified this for you.
This after the Council Chair promised a meeting to discuss the flood event of 2014.
Councilman Berry had this to say in an email,
Mr Brown,While I am not one to normally respond to emails of this nature but I feel compelled to do so.I understand your feeling of abandonment and how the lack of a response makes you feel disfranchised. I am not happy with this being dragged on.I will not stand with my head in a hole, pretending that nothing has happened or is not happening around me and may go away if I ignore it. There are several people on council who too are frustrated. Speaking for myself; I promised you an answer and you will get it. The administration asked for time and I’m being considerate of that.However if that time passes without the answer, I will make a public announcement and I will hold myself accountable to that promise.The administrations response is expected soon.Respectfully,Tom BerryCouncilman.
I want to be sure that everyone knows that we the citizens, who are engaged, are attempting to have effective communications. Frustrations come with the fact that the city and county don’t seem interested in honest, forthright, upfront communications. Or any accountability for all of the flooding events since 2008. We seek to have dialogue with the city and county but it no longer can just be empty promises and empty responses that we just swallow, hook, line and sinker! Source: part of a responce from Troy Brown a Dearborn Heights Resident.
In a separate post, I will put up the whole email response from Troy Brown and Suzanne Todd. Both have been working very hard to gather information about the flood on 8-11-2014.
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