City of Frontenac, Missouri

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Stormwater

In 2004 Frontenac residents approved by vote a ½ cent sales tax to fund storm water improvements within the City.

A questionnaire was sent out to move forward with the implementation of the program and survey the residents as to any stormwater issues they may have. The results from this survey are the basis of the master plan.

In 2005 the City contracted with EDM Engineering to compose the master plan and prioritize the questionnaires. The prioritization is based on an approved point system and structural flooding coding. 2005 also marks our first projects being implemented.

In 2007 Public Works enacted the matching 50% grant system of up to $50,000 for each year, allowing property owners to address flooding issues on their property in a timely manner on a cost share system.

2010 marked the year the City was awarded the 319 grant funding from Deer Creek Alliance and also in 2011 in conjunction with the Missouri Botanical Garden.

2013 began the coordination with MSD on combining efforts with MSD planned projects with ours as to not disturb subdivision areas twice for storm water repairs and improvements, (Lesson learned from Lynnbrook) with reimbursement from MSD. This has effectively provided the program with an additional $500,000 of funding.

In addition to recognition of MSD cooperation and teamwork with projects and funding, The Deer Creek Alliance combined with the Botanical Garden grant assistance has proved to be essential for success.

Special thanks to the Public Works Commission for having the foresight in pursuing storm water issues within Frontenac and overseeing the projects and bid proposals for the projects. The Storm Water Master Plan of Frontenac has been recognized in Municipal Magazine by Civil Engineering industry and nominated by the Missouri Botanical Garden for award and recognition in leadership in design of Storm Water projects.

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Frontenac, MO 63131
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