Update April 15, 2020:
Update April 7, 2020: The Regional Flood Mitigation Meeting scheduled for April 15, 2020 will be held virtually, in compliance with Governor Prtizker's Stay-at-Home Order. The agenda has been posted.
Members of the public may submit questions and comments to be read under Public Comment. To submit a question or commit, email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "Regional Flood Mitigation Meeting." Please include the following in your email:
- Subject line: Regional Flood Mitigation Meeting
- Address (optional)
- Phone (optional)
- Organization/agency representing, if applicable
- Topic or agenda item number of interest
Discussion will focus on efforts being made to address regional flooding challenges as well as possible solutions such as identifying potential storage basins in Lake and Cook counties instead of one small basin in each tributary area, dredging the rivers, and flood alert systems. This is a follow up to the meeting held last October. A recap of the meeting is available on the City's website.
March 11, 2020: Given the intensity and frequency of storms impacting the area, the City and neighboring communities on the Skokie and Middle Fork Rivers seek a regional flood mitigation solution. A community meeting to address this issue with federal, state, and county representatives is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15 at 7PM. The meeting will be held at the Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave. W, and the general public is invited to attend.
The Department of Public Works has prepared a helpful guide to understanding the City's unique drainage system and stormwater management. Additionally, this resource also provides a summary of actions the City is taking to address flooding concerns as well as tips for residents experiencing flooding.
For more information, contact the City Manager's Office at 847. 926.1000.