Posted: Jan 10, 2013 6:08 PM by Katy Harris KXLF News
Updated: Jan 10, 2013 7:40 PM
Transportation enhancement program funds are being considered to improve a Butte neighborhood.
Greeley Neighborhood Community Coalition Facilitator Ed Banderob says, "When all of this water melts and comes down it will come down not into a storm sewer but into the side and into this person's yard."
The coalition is concerned about the environmental impacts in their neighborhood.
Banderob says his neighborhood doesn't have storm drains, ditches or curbs.
They say installing storm drains are essential for the neighborhood because the water will flow naturally from east to west and into Silver Bow Creek.
If the water doesn't find it's way into the creek it will start to pool and puddle on people's property.
The community coalition is worried the water could also be contaminated.
Banderob says Senator Jon Sesso is looking at options to prevent the water from entering Silver Bow Creek.
Sesso is reviewing transportation enhancement program funds to fix the issue.
"It's going to take an effort on the part of the community, the citizens of the community to encourage our government to use these funds," adds Banderob.
The Greeley Neighborhood Community Coalition should know in 6 months if transportation enhancement funds can be used.
Banderob says the Greeley Neighborhood Community Coalition has also had issues with the dust coming from the mine nearby.