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.