Wilmington eyeing solution to flooding problem
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Residents in the Clear Run Creek area of Wilmington live with the problem of flooding every day. Wednesday, the City of Wilmington held a meeting to begin working to fix the problem.

The issue actually stems from the Clear Run area of town.

The City of Wilmington is starting a drainage project in Clear Run soon, and tonight was seeking the residents input there.

Around 50 folks showed up to get their questions answered. They asked how the project will impact them and what benefit they'll see if any.

"Exactly what are they going to do?" asked Shannon Dorsam, a Clear Run resident. "I know they don't have a plan, but please listen to my concerns and work together as a team so I'm not at a loss."

She says she's lost most of her yard to the flooding in the Clear Run area. She was one of many with the same concern.

The city says tonight's meeting was the first of several public meetings they'll have on the issue.

Nothing has been designed yet but those plans will be in the works soon.

It's a project which when completed will cost the city tens of millions of dollars paid for by storm water fees.

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This is just another example of how we charge developers minimum charges to build and then we need to deal with flooding, more schools, etc. Why don't we charge what it is really going to cost? We know according to data that the average family is going to have two children and we will be educating them for 12 years. Why not build that into fees rather than have school bond votes while the developers laugh all the way to the bank? Why are not the developers who caused the flooding issues not paying for the repairs?