Flood protection and rezoning are hot topics

11/17/11 (Thu)

Following the release of preliminary plans for the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project, Velva city commissioners are groping with the implications for the city.
A major concern is the possibility of losing homes in the city’s already pressured housing market, as the regulations for structures near the levees would necessitate buying out some homes.
However, Nathan Chilson of Ackerman-Estvold Engineering told the commission on Monday night that the city has options, and nothing would be “forced on them.”