Flood-prone houses purchased by city

October 07, 2014

Council approved an ordinance Monday evening authorizing the city to purchase three properties on 31st Street that are prone to frequent flooding. The properties are in a low-lying area that Planning Committee Chair Jeff Fusco described as a natural retention basin. “Buying these properties is less expensive than fixing the sewer problems that are causing the flooding,” he said. He suggested that dedicating the land as a retention basin could be one green element in Akron’s integrated sewer plan. 

Oct 6, 2014 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.