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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Drainage a huge Issue in Beulah

With the huge rainstorm we witnessed on Sunday and Monday--many areas of our community experienced flooding.  A bridge at Wilde Lake Road washed out, and streets were flooded all over District 1.  I was called by a resident in Beulah, and invited to come see the issues at Rebel Road that he was facing.  I drove out and took a look.  It was bad.

Come to find out, the issue could potentially be exacerbated by potential development on a lot directly adjacent to this homeowner's property.  This issue (whether or not to re-zone that lot for a higher level of density for building) is coming up on the BCC agenda this week.

The planning board has recommended denial of the re-zoning request, and I'm inclined to support their recommendation based upon what I saw firsthand and what I read here.

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