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Stormwater Management

Village of Winnetka's Stormwater Management Programpw-stmw-mgmt-img-20190501

An effective stormwater management system is a vital aspet of the Village's overall vision to create and maintain a thriving and sustainable community. Pervasive flooding in recent years has caused extensive damage and financial loss for many. The Village's Stormwater Management Program outlines capital improvements that will modernize Winnetka's aging infrastructure and deliver much needed flood relief, as well as the means to equitably pay for improvements well into the future.

Village Council to Consider Adoption of Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with New Trier High School District 203 @ June 18 Meeting (Update 6/13/19)

On June 10, New Trier High School Board to action to approve the IGA with the Village of Winnetka. On June 11, the IGA and related zoning materials were reviewed by the Winnetka Village Council. It is anticiated the Council will move to approve the IGA and related resolutions and ordinances at the June 18 Regular Meeting.

View June 18 Meeting Agenda, including:

  • Intergovernmental Agreement with New Trier High School (R-58-2019, Adoption)
  • Motion Authorizing Village President to Execute Letter of Understanding
  • Amending Title 17 of Municipal Code for Zoning and Other Relief Related to Stormwater Improvements (MC-6-2019, Introduction/Adoption)
  • Approving Special Use, Variations, and Certificate of Appropriateness Related to Improvement to Duke Childs Field and Stormwater Improvements (R-59-2019, Adoption)

Due to file size, Exhibits A - P of the Intergovernmental Agreement are provided below:

Council Discusses IGA with New Trier High School District 203 @ June 11 Study Session (Update 6/7/19)

The Village of Winnetka and New Trier District 203 have negotiated an IGA authorizing the Village to utilize below-grade areas of Duke Childs Field for stormwater storage and conveyance related to flood control efforts in western and southwestern Winnetka. We anticipate that New Trier District 203 will approve the IGA on Monday, June 10, and the Winnetka Village Council will review and discuss the IGA and related zoning matters on Tuesday, June 11. Residents following the progress of the agreements and Village’s stormwater management program are encouraged to attend New Trier and Village Council meetings regarding this important project.

View June 11 Meeting Agenda 

View June 11 Village PowerPoint Presentation

Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with New Trier High School District 203 (Update 5/21/19)

The Village of Winnetka and New Trier District 203 have negotiated an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) authorizing the Village to utilize below-grade areas of Duke Childs Field for stormwater storage and conveyance related to flood control efforts in western and southwestern Winnetka.

On Monday, May 20, 2019 the Village made a presentation to the New Trier Board of Education, outlining the stormwater and conveyance system proposed for Duke Childs Field.  The New Trier Board will consider adoption of the IGA on Monday, June 10, 2019. Following New Trier adoption, the IGA will be presented for consideration at the June 18, 2019 Winnetka Village Council meeting.

The agreement secures needed stormwater storage and improvements for village residents, and District 203 receives significant stormwater and drainage improvements, alleviating the flooding that frequently occurs on the property. District 203 will also be able to reconfigure the athletic fields and make other related improvements to its facilities on this property, made possible by the stormwater improvements.

The Village and District 203 have written an Easement Agreement, granting the Village the right to use the property for stormwater improvements, and allowing District 203 to continue use of the property for open space athletic fields and sports facilities.

As part of the IGA, and upon final submission, the Village will approve District 203’s planned improvements to the athletic fields on the property, and District 203 will approve of the Village’s planned stormwater improvements, as long as both final plans do not deviate substantially from the preliminary plans. Neither party is obligated to make improvements to the property, but if either does, the terms of the agreement will guide their work.

Residents following the progress of the agreements and planned work are encouraged to attend New Trier and Village Council meetings regarding this important project.

Process updates will continue to appear at this location as they are available. Also, please subscribe to E-Winnetka and follow the Village on Facebook for the latest updates.

View Winnetka's Plan Sheet

View New Trier's Plan Sheet

View the Proposed IGA. Please note that this document is subject to final review by Village Council and the Village Attorney.

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