ITEM # and DESCRIPTION_ IREK VOTED COUNCIL VOTED TYPE OF ITEM
5.1 Presentation by WEEDC CEO Yes 10-0 Presentation
6.1 Asset Management Plan 2018 Yes 10-0 Business
6.2 Workforce Management Project Request Yes 10-0 Business
Basement Flood Subsidy Program Report Yes 8-2 Business
       

 

The City Engineer provided a report on the Basement Flood Protection Subsidy Program.

The City Engineer introduced the new Fast Track program which allows residents to skip a Courtesy Visit by a City Inspector before hiring a contractor to install city-subsidized sump pumps, backwater valves and other items that helps flood-proof their homes. This allows the City to process the backlog of over 3,000 applications for the basement flood subsidy program.

My concern is that I get the sense from talking to residents that most folks prefer having the reassurance and information that comes with a City Inspector coming to their home and providing a Courtesy Pre-Inspection beforea resident makes the decision to invest $2800 to flood proof their home.

Hence – I asked that administration to report back on the investment necessary to increase the number of City Inspectors in order to expedite the traditional process which includes a Courtesy Pre-Inspection by a City Inspector – and I wanted to see how many inspectors it would take to reduce the wait time to 30 – 60 and 90 days.

 

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