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Town addresses flooding issues

The Town of Nashville continues to study solutions that will help alleviate flooding in two different neighborhoods in town.

While flooding in the South Creek neighborhood can possibly be alleviated, solutions for Indian Trail residents will be harder to find.

Nashville Town Manager Randy Lansing said he is continuing to pursue buyout programs that could help those residents most affected in the Indian Trail subdivision.

The flooding in Indian Trail is more complicated than in the South Creek neighborhood because it is caused by Stoney Creek, which backs up to the neighborhood. The only real solution to that is for residents whose homes are most affected to move to higher ground.

Lansing told council members on September 1 that he is still pursuing the programs but does not have any answers yet. However, if he is able to find a program, he is hopeful the buyouts could happen faster than past ones have.

Council members also tabled making any decisions on a plan to alleviate flooding in the South Creek neighborhood. A decision was tabled last month as well, to give Stocks Engineering time to finish the Drainage Study and present the full report to the board along with prices.

Kevin Varnell presented the full report to council members on September 1 along with several options for council members to consider.

The South Creek Drainage Study included Par Drive, Aubrei Court, Village Lane, Windy Oak Drive, Laurel Springs Drive and South Creek Drive.

The storm water drainage system in the Windy Oak Drive and Laurel Springs Drive area was one area included in the study. That neighborhood does not have an over-the-land route for stormwater to flow when the drainage system's capacity has been exceeded, which causes the stormwater to back up and flow across abutting residential lots, particular Par Drive.

Varnell presented council with several potential solutions to the problem along with their recommendation.

"There are multiple options in black and white," Varnell said. "These aren't the only five options have we to choose from.

After some discussion, council members agreed they would like to hear from residents of the South Creek subdivision to get their input. Lansing said he would see if he could set up a meeting among the residents.


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