Current chair of the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District hopes to be reappointed — he’s stepping down due to Springs city council term limits

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

Colorado Springs will elect seven of its nine council members and a mayor on April 5, creating uncertainty about who will replace Small on the Fountain Creek board. “I have been proud to be a part of this,” Small said at Friday’s meeting. “I can envision a band of life along this creek in the future.”

Small was praised by several board members for his hard work on the board and as a member of the Vision Task Force to resolve differences over Fountain Creek between El Paso and Pueblo counties…

The Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District and Colorado Springs Utilities presented a competing plan to have its employees run the district. They are working on a Fountain Creek Corridor Master Plan under a four-year $1.2 million agreement. Part of that agreement has been to provide $100,000 annually to fund the district. The three groups jointly are administering about $3.6 million in grants and other payments that have been leveraged for projects along Fountain Creek…

The Fountain Creek board also:

Heard an update on a study by Summit Economics to look at an approach to finding a regional stormwater solution. The demise of the Colorado Springs stormwater enterprise in 2009 has created questions about promises made during negotiations for Southern Delivery System permits. In February, Chostner successfully argued against putting district money toward the study, because it remains solely an El Paso County issue…

Learned about the progress of Fountain Creek dredging in Pueblo from Dennis Maroney, Pueblo stormwater consultant and head of the technical advisory committee. A bid has been awarded for work on a side detention pond, while an in-stream sediment removal system is still being negotiated.

More Fountain Creek coverage here and here.

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