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  1. Drainage Issues

    Discuss definition of a drainage problem and policies followed to handle drainage concerns from residents/businesses. Also discuss the criteria used to determine if the issue is a public or private matter.

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    • Sanitary Sewer Services

      Discuss how problems with sanitary sewer services are handled - how much of the line is the responsibility of the agency? What if the line is considered private but is causing problems with the utility such as I&I? Are inspections required for private lines and are they held to the same standards as public construction?

      8 votes
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      • Detention Ponds

        Discuss development requirements/responsibilities; public/private ownership and management issues; local vs regional, and issues related to tracking/inspection/monitoring

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        • CCDD Programs & Compliance

          Discuss the current status of the CCDD law/requirements and how everyone is handling it

          7 votes
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          • Bidding Process

            How does each agency handle their bidding process, what problems have come up, and how involved is the engineer in the process?

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            • GIS

              Discussion of GIS use by municipalities and advancements of the technology.

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              • I&I

                Discuss I&I issues, what solutions can be implemented, the success rate and implementation issues for specific solutions

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                • Pavement Preservation Techniques

                  With budgets tight, we are frequently asked to do more with less. A traditional mill and overlay is a common solution, but what experiences have you had with other methods?

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                  • 5 votes
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                    • Sealing cipp/lined pipe at lateral connections with chemical grout.

                      Sealing cipp/lined pipe at lateral connections with chemical grout.

                      4 votes
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                      • 2012 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction

                        Discuss changes incorporated into the 2012 SSRBC

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                        • Kane County Stormwater Ordinance

                          Discuss how you apply portions of the ordinance such as fee in lieu, disturbed areas, major and minor overflow routes, etc.

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                          • 4 votes
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                            • Inventory Systems

                              Interested in hearing if others have inventory systems in place and if so how they are set up and administered.

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                              • Retroreflectivity and Sign Replacements

                                Interested in hearing how others are handling the sign replacements to meet the retroreflectivity requirements.

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                                • CAD Operations

                                  Discuss CAD staffing/operations; software used, CAD assigned duties and how they are distributed between engineers/technicians

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                                  • Chicago District Regional Permit Program Modification and Reissuance April 1, 2012

                                    Chicago District Regional Permit Program Modification and Reissuance April 1, 2012

                                    I think there has been some confusion and concern about how the expiration of the Regional permit program this April will affect projects that currently have a Corps permit. I have some information on this topic to share if anyone is interested.

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                                    • I would like to introduce a new product.

                                      It is a storm water restrictor guard and does just that. It guards the restrictor from clogging. Please visit our site at RESTRICTORGUARD.COM

                                      Thanks
                                      Paul Giuntoli 630-797-8986

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