The City of Bellaire will hold a neighborhood meeting on July 12 for residents who will be impacted by the Baldwin Avenue drainage project.
The meeting will be held in the civic auditorium of city hall, 7008 S. Rice Ave. at 6 p.m.
The project includes improvements to the storm sewer and reinforcement of the concrete pavement with curb and gutters, sidewalks and driveways.
The streets involved in the project are the 4300-4400 blocks of Edith, Lafayette, Holt, Dorothy, Cynthia, Valerie, Darsey, Effie, Vivian, Mildred, Verone, Wendell, Jim West, Betty, Lula, Oleander, Jonathan, Phil, Jane and Ione.
There will be construction equipment activity in the area, noise, rough driving surfaces and other incontinences throughout the project. Traffic is also expected to be impacted by the project.
Baldwin Avenue is known to flood extensively during heavy, prolonged storms.
James Andrews, an engineer with HDR Claunch and Miller, told the Bellaire City Council that the storm sewer on Baldwin would help alleviate one of the largest flooding areas in Bellaire.
Council approved moving forward with the Baldwin Avenue extreme event storm drainage system project in early June.
The project is expected to increase the overall debt service requirement in 2012 by about $195,000 or $.006/100 dollar valuation in the property tax rate. The decision to move forward with the project was unanimously approved.
Council also unanimously approved directing staff to develop an interlocal agreement with the City of Houston to purchase four acre-feet of detention capacity in the Meyer Tract.
The city needs detention space to fulfill the requirements for the construction of the Baldwin Avenue extreme event storm drainage system.
The City of Houston has agreed to proceed with an interlocal agreement for the allocation of four acre-feet of detention capacity for $91,750 per acre-foot.
The Houston City Council will have final approval over the interlocal agreement.
Council will again consider the project once they are presented with a construction contract.
Anyone with special needs who will be impacted by the project is asked to contact the city.
For those who cannot attend the neighborhood meeting, but would like to have more information should contact the Public Works Department at 713-662-8150.