In areas where an existing storm drainage ditch system is in place, a resident may request that the ditch be replaced with a piped system. The piped system, if installed in lieu of a ditch, shall be the maintenance responsibility of the Village. If installed, the cost of these improvements shall be paid on a 50/50 cost-sharing between the resident and the Village. Any culvert passing under a driveway, or other means to access the property, shall be the sole responsibility of the homeowner.
Applications should submitted to the Public Works Department along with a $100.00 non-refundable fee. The Public Works Department will then inspect the potential site to determine eligibility of the participant in the program. The cost-sharing program will not be available in situations where activities of the homeowner or previous owner are the cause of the drainage problem. Project priority shall be based on the availability of funds appropriated, with priority going to those projects that will provide the greatest public benefit.