Monday night's severe weather brought to light a couple of ongoing drainage issues and a concern about notification of the storms to some residents in Godfrey. The village handed off the administration of the Code Red warning system to Madison County late last year, but some who thought they were signed up apparently did not receive notification this week of the impending storm.
Godfrey Village Clerk Pam Whistler says there is an easy way to fix that.
There were also drainage issues that became even more pronounced. The Village will look into a remedy for a couple of homeowners in the 4800 block of Longview who say the erosion problems are getting worse, washing away landscaping and creating a sinkhole in one case. There is also an issue of a creek that has filled with lumber - some of it left over from the Ameren tree-trimming program - that is creating havoc in the Wickmoor Avenue area. In this case, the trustees will have to decide whether to clean it up as a village, or force those responsible for the property to do so. That decision could be made at next month's Finance Committee Meeting.
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