The Village of Itasca recognizes that several areas of the village, including private property, do not have positive drainage of storm water to the Village rights of way. For health and safety reasons the Village is implementing a rear yard drainage policy including a public/private cost share program.
Many factors will be taken into consideration when determining whether a rear yard drainage system will help or add to an existing storm water drainage problem. A rear yard drain is not always the best course of action. Other methods of controlling nuisance-standing water and flooding will be considered; including, dry wells, rain gardens, rain barrels, etc.
The Village recognizes that individual property owners are responsible for their own property and takes no responsibility for storm water on private property but does feel that a public-private partnership could be useful in some situations.
The Village reserves the right to deny Village Cost Participation for any reason. A resident may appeal a denial to the Infrastructure Committee. The Village will provide a point of relief (access to the municipal storm water sewer system) if existing storm water sewer system is within 300 feet of private property.
At no time does the Village participation relieve the resident of their responsibilities under Municipal Ordinance Code, Federal, State, and/or County storm water regulations. Residents choosing to install storm water sewer system without Village Cost Participation will follow existing Community Development Department requirements.