Forks Seeks Flood Study Grant
Forks Township applies for grant that would evaluate areas contributing to flooding in Forks/Palmer.
Forks Township has applied for a grant that will allow officials to study areas that are contributing to flooding in the township and nearby Palmer Township.
Township Manager John Cornell said the Delaware & Lehigh mini-grant would allow Forks Township to put together a special project to study stormwater runoff and evaluate the impact of the Bushkill Creek.
Cornell discussed the grant with the Board of Supervisors at its July 19 meeting.
Cornell and Supervisor Robert Egolf also met with the Bushkill Conservancy organization and brainstormed with Public Safety Director Mark Roberts and Town Engineer Scott Muller about the project.
Cornell said the project description calls for an examination of stream features contributing to flooding, the need to preserve and protect streams and greenways, and to alleviate problems at the flood prone areas of the creek.
He said that Forks participated in a 2006 study, but did not get a grant because of stormwater/flooding issues.
Cornell said this grant would be up to $10,000 and must be matched by the township.
He also sent a letter to Palmer Township Manager Christopher Christman asking him to draft a letter of support for the grant, which he did.