Community meeting set

Published 9:24 am Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Town of Drakes Branch has received funding from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to conduct a Downtown Flood Area Study. The goal of this Study is to evaluate drainage and flooding problems along the tributary to Twittys Creek, evaluate and revise the identified flood zone in that area, and develop a list of planned improvements by the Town. The tributary runs behind and under the buildings on Drakes Main Street, and is prone to frequent flooding.

The public’s input is needed. The Town invites you to attend a Community Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6-8 p.m. at the Drakes Branch Municipal Building. The Town’s consultant, A. Morton Thomas and Associates, will make a brief presentation about the study goals and findings. Afterward, they will be available to talk with attendees about their concerns related to flooding and drainage issues in the downtown area as well as proposed solutions.

The public and interested stakeholders in the region are invited to attend this Community Meeting. For more information, contact Mary Sands, Town Clerk at (434) 568-3091, or Todd Fortune, Commonwealth Regional Council, at (434) 392-6104,