The Montgomery Drain project is a county drain, and the current project is being run by the Ingham County Drain Commissioner's Office. The design of the project initially began in 2014 and construction started in 2020.
How is this project being funded?
The project is being funded by costs apportioned to the jurisdictions within the drainage district, as determined by the Montgomery Drain Drainage District Board. The percentages and approximate costs are as follows:
The City of Lansing is planning to pay for its apportionment with a city-wide drain tax (.26 mills = approximately 50%) and an assessment to the benefitted property owners (approximately 50%). Additional sources of funding come from:
What areas in Lansing will be impacted by this project?
The drain district is approximately bounded by:
North - a line approximately 1/4 north of Grand River Avenue
South - the Red Cedar River
East - slightly east of Coolidge Road and Ranney Park
West - a small section of the Groesbeck Neighborhood
Included in the district is the commercial area commonly referred to as Frandor.
What is the purpose of this project?
The purpose of the project is to perform necessary maintenance on stormwater pipes and add further capacity to transport and treat stormwater runoff from the district. In addition, the Drain Commissioner has added features that treat the stormwater prior to discharge to the Red Cedar River.