June 9, 2014
MACDC Northeast District Meeting | Agenda
Caseville Eagles Club – 7017 E. Park Street, Caseville, MI
Douglas D. Enos, Midland County Drain Commissioner
Well, one year completed as president and it’s been a busy year. The passage of Drain Code bills changing the way that lands are added to or deleted from a Drainage District and the deletion of the old condemnation procedure have been significant events.
Certainly the most contentious, time consuming, and far-reaching changes in the past year involved the Act 98 changes to Parts 301 and 303 of Act 451 (Inland Lakes and Streams and Wetlands). This act has changed some of the Drain Commissioner’s exemptions under Parts 301 and 303 and has created a new General Permit process for some activities. We will, no doubt, experience some growing pains as this new process is rolled out.
Several court cases have been decided in the last year. Some add to our understanding about Drain Code procedures and some may confuse an issue, leading to a request for further legislative action. Still other decisions are under appeal at a higher level.
I expect that this year will be equally as challenging and busy as the last one has been. Hopefully, we can continue to work together to meet whatever challenges and opportunities the future may hold.
I am humbled to be serving as your president and am anxious to see what lies ahead. Thank you to all those individuals who continue to help move this organization forward.
Grand River, Jackson CountyThis section of the Upper Grand River is managed as part of the Grand River Inter-County Drainage Board Watrshed Management Plan
Schoenherr Drain, Macomb CountyMacomb County Crew searches for illicit connections and toxic dumping in the Schoenherr Drain
Quail Ridge Drain, Oakland CountyBank stabilization project completed on the Quail Ridge Drain using rip rap and vegetation.
Pontiac Lake, Oakland CountyNew Sewer mains were installed via directional drilling to avoid disturbances to Pontiac Lake.
GWK RTF, Oakland CountyUpgrades to Oakland County's George W. Kuhn Retention Treatment Facility reduce overflowsto Lake St. Clair.
Little Salt Creek Drain, Midland CountySynthetic slope protection system installed at one of many crossings serving agriculture in Midland County.
Monroe CountyVolunteers installed live fascines to reinforce this lake shoreline. Fascines are bundled cuttings of live shrub branches.
Imlay-Bigelow Drain, LapeerCrew works to replace 100-year-old stormwater system near Imlay City.
Sickle Creek, Manistee CountyNew crossing installed for Road #5557 over Sickle Creek, a popular fishing destination in the Huron.
Gibson Drain, Genesee CountyBank Reinforcement measure, including rip rap and live stakes.
Briarwood Drain, Ingham CountyReconstructed banks protected from high velocity flows with rip rap.
Sanitary Sewer, Montcalm CountyCrystal Township's new sanitary sewer collection system was installed to protect nearby Duck Lake.
Columbia Drain, Huron CountyAerial view of the Columbia Drain sediment basin, installed to relieve flows in the Sebewaing River Intercounty Drain, serving Huron and Tuscola Counties.
Chippewa River, Isabella CountyRock weirs installed to mitigate flows after removal of a delinquent dam and its spillway near Mount Pleasant.
Byron Dorr Inter-County Drain, Kent CountyWetland area restored to provide stormwater retention, pollutant removal and wildlife habitat.
Briarwood Drain, Ingham CountyKinawa Drive crossing installed to improve stormwater flow in suburban setting (Meridian Township/Okemos.)