Virtual public scoping meeting set for January 14
The Natural Resources Conservation Service and the City of Cottonwood will host a virtual public scoping meeting for the Cottonwood Creek Watershed Plan on Thursday January 14, from 6 to 7 pm over Zoom.
The City of Cottonwood has received a grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to complete an Environmental Assessment of a project to address flooding that occurs within town, generally along the King Street and Main Street corridors. In addition, the proposed project will consider use of an expanded wastewater effluent water quality management area to address water quality concerns in Cottonwood Creek by eliminating wastewater discharge to the stream. Pending environmental approval and available funding, construction would take place between 2023 – 2025.
Mayor Pepper Harman stated, “We are excited to solve longstanding flooding and drainage issues within Cottonwood. Expansion of our reuse system will provide an avenue to satisfy compliance with our IPDES permit. NRCS has given us a tremendous opportunity to review these projects and we are eager to see them move forward.”
Community members are invited to attend the public meeting to learn more about the project, ask questions, and submit comments. Representatives from NRCS, City of Cottonwood and J-U-B Engineers, Inc. will be in attendance to provide a short presentation, respond to questions, and share information on how to submit a formal comment during the public comment period.
The public can access the virtual meeting at https://zoom.us/join. Please enter Meeting ID 971 4144 2903 to join. Alternatively, the discussion can be accessed via phone at 1-253-215-8782, Meeting ID 971 4144 2903. For anyone who may have difficulty attending virtually, please contact Carol Altman at City Hall (208) 962-3231 to make alternate arrangements.