Taylor’s municipal government is asking citizens for help with the city’s drainage master plan.

The city is seeking public input on the plan that will identify projects to more effectively address drainage improvements. All residents are invited to provide feedback by participating in a virtual forum located at https://taylordrainageplan.halff.com. Initially available in October, the forum is once again available until Monday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m.

The virtual forum will give residents a broad understanding of the drainage master plan project and an opportunity to provide input that will be used to identify concentrated areas of flooding concerns. Residents will be able to click on a map and provide comments as well as upload photos. Participants will be required to sign in upon entering the forum.

The Taylor City Council approved an agreement with Halff Associates in December 2019 to begin developing a drainage master plan and a kickoff meeting was held in February. The plan will help to more effectively address drainage improvements, identify citywide flood prone areas, and develop drainage Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects. In addition, the plan will be used to score and rank drainage CIP projects to assist with planning and also conduct a drainage utility fee rate study to fund the identified projects. Funds were budgeted in the 2020 and 2021 fiscal years’ budget to finance the project.

For more on the drainage master plan, visit http://www.taylortx.gov/991/2020-Drainage-Master-Plan or contact the city’s public works department at 512-352-5818.

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