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Citizens Task Force
A Citizens Task Force has been formed for the Upper Watts Branch Forest Preserve Project. The group's outline and framework provides the task force purpose, objectives and member roles, as well as the proposed meeting projections. This document was reviewed and approved by the participants. 

Task Force Members

  • Tom Miner, College Gardens Civic Association, President
  • Gerry Cashin, Plymouth Woods HOA, Vice President
  • Jim Reschovsky, Woodley Gardens Civic Association, President
  • George Sushinsky, Recreation and Park Advisory Board representative
  • Joe Arrowsmith, Watersheds Committee representative (resigned)
  • Amanda Matheny, Environment Commission representative
  • Steve Cardon, Environment Commission representative
  • Jim Carleton, College Gardens resident
  • Paul O'brien, College Gardens resident, Task Force Chair
  • Ammie Roseman-Orr, College Gardens resident (resigned)
  • Ralph Digaetano, Woodley Gardens resident
  • Greg Kostka, Woodley Gardens resident
  • Lou Marinelli, College Gardens resident

Agendas and Minutes

  • December 19, 2011 - Meeting #1 (Introductions & Task Force Roles)
          Agenda | Minutes

  • March 13, 2012 - Meeting #2 (Environmental Restoration 101)
          Agenda | Minutes
Attachments:
1. Environmental 101 Presentation
2. Stormwater Regulations

  • May 1, 2012 - Meeting #3 (Geomorphic Assessment Methodology)
Agenda | Minutes
 Attachments:
1. Geomorphic Assessment Presentation
2. Project Road Map

  • September 11, 2012 - Meeting #4 (Geomorphic Assessment Results)
Agenda | Minutes
Attachments:
1. Stream Erosion Presentation
2. Critical Areas of Instability (BANCS Method)
3. Environmental Restoration Rehabilitation Limits
4. Environmental Restoration Study Limits
5. Updated Project Road Map

    • November 13, 2012 - Meeting #5 (Stormwater Magenment Methodology)
    Agenda | Minutes
    Attachments:
    1. Proposed Methodology for SWM Analysis
    2. PowerPoint Presentation

    • April 9, 2013 - Meeting # 6 
    Agenda | Minutes
    Attachments:
    1. SWM Management Methodology, Construction Access and Storm Drain Outfall Presentation
    2. Drainage Area Map
    3. Outfall #1 Survey Map: Princeton Place
    4. Outfall #2 Survey Map: Azalea Drive
    5. Outfall #3 Survey Map: Aster Boulevard
    6. Project Road Map 

    • November 20, 2013 - Meeting # 7 (Stormwater Management Analysis)
    Agenda | Minutes
    Attachments:
    1. Stormwater Management Analysis
    2. Drainage Area Map
    3. Drainage Area Map 2
    4. Project Road Map

    • December 2, 2013 - Meeting # 8 (Stormwater Management Analysis Continued)
    Agenda I Minutes
    Attachments:
    1. Stormwater Management Analysis
    2. Drainage Area Map
    3. Drainage Area Map 2
    4. Project Road Map

    • February 26, 2014 - Meeting # 9 (RSC Overview and Outfall 30% Design)
    Agenda I Minutes
    Attachments:
    1. Powerpoint Presentation
    2. Outfall Stabilization 30% Design
    3. Monitoring Results and Restoration Recommendations
    4. Erosion Exhibit
    5. Project Road Map

    • February 27, 2014 - Meeting # 10 (RSC Overview and Outfall 30% Design)
    Agenda I Minutes
    Attachments:
    1. Powerpoint Presentation
    2. Outfall Stabilization 30% Design
    3. Monitoring Results and Restoration Recommendations
    4. Erosion Exhibit
    5. Project Road Map

    • August 4, 2014 - Meeting # 11 (Stream Concepts and Outfall 60% Designs)
    Agenda I Minutes
    Attachments:
    1. Powerpoint Presentation
    2. Upper Watts Branch Overview
    3. Outfall #1 60% Design: Princeton Place
    4. Outfall #2 60% Design: Azalea Drive
    5. Outfall #3 60% Design: Aster Boulevard
    6. Mainstem Concept
    7. Tributary 1 Concept
    8. Tributary 2 Concept

    • November 5, 2014 - Meeting # 12 (Stream 30% Designs)
    Agenda I Minutes
    Attachments:
    1. Powerpoint Presentation
    2. Project Road Map: Initial
    3. Project Road Map: Final Stage
    4. Display Boards

    • Meeting # 13 (No meeting held)

    • March 4, 2015 - Meeting # 14 (Stream 90% designs and Outfall/Wetland Planting)
    Agenda I Minutes
    Attachments:
    1. Powerpoint Presentation
    2. Princeton Planting Plan
    3. Azalea Planting Plan
    4. Aster Planting Plan

    • June 2, 2015 - Meeting # 15 (Stream Planting Plans)
    Agenda I Minutes
    Attachments:
    1. Mainstem Planting Plan

    2. Tributary1 Planting Plan
    3. Fordham Planting Plan
    4. Wetland Planting Plan

    Questions from Task Force Members and Residents

    In an effort to address questions and concerns from Task Force members and residents, City staff will be posting emails and comments that have been received in between the Task Force meetings. We will address the questions and concerns during the next Task Force meeting and post all responses on the website.