Charleston City Council meets this afternoon (5 pm) at Grace on the Ashley church, 2014 Bees Ferry Road in West Ashley. Residents in the surrounding neighborhoods who sustained flooding damage will have an opportunity to voice their concerns about the drainage system during the public comment period.
Many residents in Shadowmoss Plantation, Hickory Farms, and other subdivisions have experienced flooding three times during the past 14 months. Many have expressed concerns about the lack of a preventive maintenance program for the existing drainage system or plans to upgrade the drainage system to reflect the new development sustained during the past decade. Some Hickory Farms residents suspect that the design of West Ashley Circle, surrounding the Glenn McConnell Parkway/Bees Ferry Road intersection, has contributed to the flooding in their neighborhood.
Today’s meeting is one of the rare occasions when City Council holds a regular meeting outside of City Hall to give citizens outside of the Charleston peninsula to have an opportunity to attend and comment.