AVON — Avon Town Supervisor Daivd LeFeber estimates the damage to the Town after the Mother’s Day flooding to be approximately $75,000, as residents voiced questions over what has changed that is causing the new destructive path of rain water.
During Thursday’s Board Meeting, the first meeting since the flooding occurred, a handful of residents were in attendance looking for answers as to what is triggering the devastating flooding. Many Village residents feel that changes in the area, in which the Town oversees, have triggered the change in water flow during rainstorms.
“Within the last 10 months something has happened that has changed the direction of the water,” said Joe Eichorn who lives on Linden street. “Something is causing the water to all a sudden to come through there like that. Hopefully, the town can look up there and see what has changed. We’re getting flooded all the time now.”
Neither Water Superintendent Daniel McKeown nor Town Highway Superintendent Tom Crye were present at the regularly scheduled board meeting to answer questions from residents. The ‘rough’ estimate of $75,000 in damages by LeFeber does not include personal property damages.
Town Clerk Sharon knight stated that she has received 4-5 phone calls from residents who are concerned with the flooding issues.
LeFeber stated that he plans on attending the Village of Avon Board meeting this Monday to discuss the flooding issue. The meeting is open to the public and starts at 6 p.m.
PHOTO CAPTION: (Photo/Josh Williams)
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