Based on feedback obtained from the September 17th Open House to discuss drainage issues in Providence Village, the Village is pursuing an alternative mitigation effort that may reduce the need for substantial work in back yards. This alternative effort is in the very early-stages of development. As a result, the October 27th Drainage Easement Walk planned by Mayor Kovarik has been postponed until further information on the alternative effort can be gathered.
Providence Village Drainage Inspections
Over the last several years, the Village of Gurnee has received a number of complaints regarding erosion and drainage concerns within Providence Village. To further study these concerns, Village Engineering staff began inspecting the large backyard and side yard drainage swales in January 2018 for properties south of Middle Road, and then continued the inspections to properties north of Middle Road in September 2018.
As potential drainage issues are discovered, Village Staff Engineers and engineering consultants are putting together recommendations on how to improve drainage in these areas. To help visualize the recommendations, the following map is available: http://webmaps.gurnee.il.us/ProvidenceVillageDrainage/index.html
Recommendations for properties south of Middle Road can be found at the link below. Recommendations for properties north of Middle Road will be published once the findings are determined.