As part of efforts to fight flooding in the riverside city, the City of Lambertville Council took another step this month.
Council members voted to allow Princeton Hydro to conduct a stormwater utility feasibility study in the city. The study cost will not go over $63,400.
During the meeting, Mayor Andrew J. Nowick noted that this is Princeton Hydro’s specialty and that they have helped many communities across New Jersey.
The city is looking to get the most out of this study. This is important because Princeton Hydro does a lot of public engagement during the study, City Clerk Cynthia Ege said during the meeting.
The council members will also most likely create a review committee to see how the study is going so they’re both involved and proactive during the study. By working regularly with Princeton Hydro, they’ll be able to get hard numbers that will help them prepare for future incidents of heavy storms and what they can do to mitigate damage, according to officials.
Nowick called the study an important policy initiative during the meeting and that he wants the public to understand the stormwater issues.
Besides the Princeton Hydro Feasibility Study, the city hosted a Post-Hurricane Ida information session, received a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) grant to revamp Holcombe Park and approved a stormwater management ordinance, among other great initiatives.
As the city continues it’s stormwater planning, the results of this study will give them a blueprint to go off of.