City Taking Comments On DeCola Ponds B & C Improvement Project Environmental Assessment Worksheet
The City of Golden Valley is now taking public comments on the Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for its DeCola Ponds B & C Improvement Project, which will reduce flooding and improve water quality through expanding existing stormwater ponds.
The project’s primary benefits include reducing flood damages to nearby homes and businesses, protecting public health, and improving public safety by reducing flooding on Medicine Lake Rd and surrounding local streets. Additional benefits include improving water quality, enhancing vegetation and wildlife habitat, and improving recreation and park user experience.
In compliance with state and federal regulations, the Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) identifies any potential environmental impacts (both negative and positive) of the proposed project on fish and wildlife; wetlands, farmlands, and park lands; erosion and storm water runoff; traffic, air quality, and noise.
At its Sept 20, 2018 meeting, the City Council approved moving forward with the final design of the DeCola Ponds B & C Improvement Project. The project was ordered by the Bassett Creek Watershet Management Commission and will be constructed by the City following the final design and public engagement process. This process includes taking comments on the EAW from the public, state agencies, and other groups.
A copy of the EAW is available for review online and at Golden Valley City Hall (7800 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN) through Jan 16, 2019. Send comments on the EAW to Marc Nevinski, Physical Development Director, 7800 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55427.