City Public Works Recommending Lowering Water Retention Standard For South Chickamauga Creek Basin

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
City Engineer Bill Payne
City Engineer Bill Payne

City Public Works officials told members of the City Council on Tuesday they are recommending lowering the water retention standards for the South Chickamauga Creek basin.

Bill Payne, city engineer, acknowledged that the money from 1.6 inch water retention to one inch will put the city out of compliance with its MS4 permit. However, he said the city can compensate with some additional regulations and stormwater improvement projects.

The City Council plans to hold a public hearing on the issue next Tuesday at 3 p.m.

The South Chickamauga Creek Greenway Alliance wants to keep the 1.6 requirement, while the Home Builders Association wants it lowered.

The city Stormwater Board did not come up with a recommendation either way. At a meeting on "solar eclipse day" in which two of the nine members were absent, a motion either way could not muster the required five votes.

Mr. Payne said the South Chickamauga Creek basin includes 400 square miles. It is one-third of the city with such areas as land west of Missionary Ridge, up to the Enterprise South Industrial Park and stretching almost to the Tennessee River.

He said the change would put the entire city under the same one-inch standard.

 



Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ALLIGOOD, WILLIAM MICHAEL  144 LEWIS ST SODDY DAISY, 37379  Age at Arrest: 29 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County DOMESTIC ASSAULT CRIMINAL TRESPASSING --- ARNOLD, WILLIE CARL  3600 SHIRL JO LN CHATTANOOGA, 37421  Age at Arrest: 30 years old Arresting Agency: East Ridge ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ALLIGOOD, WILLIAM MICHAEL  1603 DALLAS LAKE ROAD HIXSON, 37343  Age at Arrest: 29 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County THEFT OF PROPERTY --- ARNETT, JOSEPHINE MARIE  2534 6TH AVE. CHATTANOOGA, 37407  Age at Arrest: 32 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ... (click for more)

Harold Austin Was Hamilton County's Crown Jewel

My dear friend, longtime public servant, Mr. Harold Austin, will be greatly missed. He was with the state of Tennessee and Hamilton County for many years. Doyle Ray Marler * * * Harold Austin was Hamilton County’s crown jewel.   He was beloved by generations in municipal and state government. He knew so many involved in local, state, and federal roadway ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Many Math-Tragic Replies

The reaction to my Sunday story, “90% Can’t Do Math,” was fast and furious yesterday. A surprising number of the replies were from teachers, confirming the fact that only nine percent of the pupils in our Hamilton County Public Schools are getting the education that every taxpayer know will actually shape the lives these students will live. Because my stories are shared on the ... (click for more)

Host Baylor 3-0 In Invitational Soccer Tournament

The Baylor girls soccer team won three games this past weekend in their own invitational tournament.   On Friday, Baylor beat Independence 2-0 in a game that was suspended due to lightning at the half.   Allya Cooper scored off an assist from Ara Rhodes and Mya McGee scored off an assist from Cambell Green.   Peyton Randolph earned the shutout ... (click for more)

Mocs Soccer Blanks Georgia Southern 3-0 Sunday Afternoon On The Road

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga earned a 3-0 shutout at Georgia Southern on a hot and humid  Sunday  afternoon. The Mocs start the season at 2-0 for the first time since 2009 and the Eagles are 0-2 in the opening weekend.   “Great performance on the road,” Chattanooga head coach Gavin McKinney said. “Georgia Southern is a tough opponent and we had ... (click for more)