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Tecumseh Will Install Clay Berms On Private Properties To Stop Flooding 

Thursday April 16th, 2020, 6:21pm

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The Town of Tecumseh is moving to prevent flooding in the town.

The Public Works & Environmental Services Department identified eight locations comprised of 16 waterfront properties where the Town will install clay berms which will serve as a semi-permanent/permanent flood mitigation measure.

The town says that these properties currently act as conduits for inland flooding south of Riverside Drive.

The town will be notifying those affected properties and will retain a contractor to undertake the works which would begin as early as Monday April 20th, 2020.

The mayor declared an emergency on March 22nd, 2020 related to both the COVID-19 pandemic and anticipated flood emergency.  On Thursday, the Mayor signed an additional order under the declared emergency to enable crews to enter onto private property to install these flood mitigation measures.

In addition, the town will draft a by-law for future consideration by council that will include recommendations resulting from the Shoreline Study currently underway. Under the by-law, property owners will be required to implement recommendations of the shoreline study at their own expense within a reasonable time. Should remedial action be required for those property owners not in compliance, the Town will be permitted to enter the property to complete the works with recovery of costs from the owner. Public input and consultation will be held on this by-law for consideration from Council at a later date.

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