Dear Prairie Fields, as many of you know, the existing detention basin on the southeast corner of our subdivision, along South 1st Street, is not functioning properly. Stormwater does not efficiently exit the basin, which leaves the ground saturated. This has been an ongoing issue for many years, which inhibits our ability to maintain the area and control volunteer growth. Recently, there have been some complaints from residents near the basin about vegetation on the periphery growing unchecked. These complaints prompted the board to enlist the expertise of an engineer to review deficiencies in the original basin design and to provide remediation solutions. The design drawings for repairs and a cost estimate are downloadable below. Since the deficiencies in the basin have been known for some time, the HOA has been budgeting for their eventual repair and none of this work would require a special assessment. We encourage interested residents to review and to provide comments to the board via email, firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like all comments by March 9th, 2022. The board will then discuss your comments with our engineer and continue to provide updates to the HOA as the project progresses. As a board, we feel this project is worthy of undertaking and represents the best long term interests of the neighborhood. After reviewing feedback from our residents, assuming the project moves forward, our next anticipated step is going out for public bid.
We value your feedback and look forward to your input.