The Silver Lake Regional School Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 14, 2017 in the Large Group Room of the Silver Lake Regional High School for comments on the following proposed legislation:
An Act authorizing the Silver Lake Regional School District to convey drainage easements to the town of Kingston.
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Silver Lake Regional School District may convey, to the town of Kingston, temporary and permanent easements for the purpose constructing and maintaining drainage infrastructure to capture and treat runoff that may enter into the Jones River, such drainage infrastructure to be installed on land identified as Kingston Assessors parcel at Map 8, Lot 40.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
The School Committee will vote on this Act after the Public Hearing has concluded.
A bit more detail about this from Kingston's Conservation Agent:
In 2014, the Town of Kingston received a DEP Sustainable Water Management Initiative Grant to complete design and engineering of a replacement culvert for the Jones River under Lake Street and stormwater best management practices to capture stormwater from the street and treat it prior to discharge to the river. The purpose of the new culvert and the stormwater best management practices (BMPs) on Lake Street is to improve Jones River fish passage, habitat, and water quality within a reach of the river that is severely impacted by water withdrawals. Only the stormwater BMPs would be installed on the SLRSD land (Parcel 008-040-000). The replacement culvert is mostly on town-owned land within the roadway layout, but some of it will be on City of Brockton land, hence requiring a permanent easement from the City of Brockton to
install the culvert partially on their land and to continue operation, maintenance, and replacement of the culvert as needed. The City of Brockton has already granted the easement to the Town and now we just need to secure an easement from the SLRSD to move this project forward for funding.
The Town has been working closely with the Jones River Watershed Association on restoration of the Jones River for a number of years and they are also very interested in moving this initiative forward.
I've attached a copy of the plans for the project.