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Betty Coleman Pond Rehabilitation
Betty Coleman Project Area Map  The objectives of the Betty Coleman Pond Rehabilitation Project are to preserve and enhance water quality benefits for downstream waters and to provide improved flood control benefits. These objectives will be achieved by rebuilding the dam and outlet structure of the pond.  The project is currently in the Design Phase.

Estimated Cost:  $1,000,000
Please note that this figure includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, permits and landscaping.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) project team will manage the Betty Coleman Pond Rehabilitation Project through the phases listed below.

Planning Phase (Completed March 2011)
During the planning phase, several improvement alternatives were developed and evaluated to determine the best solution.  A recommended alternative was selected and used as a guide for the design. 

Design Phase (Completed August 2011)
The engineering consultant is working closely with Storm Water Services to develop and finalize the design.  Personnel from City of Charlotte, the engineering consultant, land surveyors, wetland specialists, and geotechnical engineers will be working in the area collecting information necessary to complete the design.  The design phase will last up to 9 months.

Permitting Phase (Completed September 2011)

During the permitting phase, the required water quality permits are obtained from Federal and State governments.  Other permits such as permission to work within CMU rights-of-way will be obtained during this phase.  The permitting phase of a project may overlap other phases.  Permitting phase typically lasts 3-9 months.

Property Easement/Acquisition (Completed January 2011)
The City works with citizens and businesses to acquire Storm Drainage Easements (SDEs) and Temporary Construction Easements (TCEs).  The City requests that SDEs and TCEs be donated to provide access to the affected properties to make the recommended improvements and provide future maintenance.  The two essential homeowners for this project provided the essential easements January 2011.

Bid Phase (Completed December 2011)
During the bid phase, the final plans will be circulated to qualified contractors for a competitive bidding process.  By state law, the lowest responsible bidder is awarded the construction contract.  The bid phase of a project typically lasts 4 to 5 months.

Construction Phase (Completed July 2012)
Throughout construction, efforts will be made to minimize disruption to nearby property owners.  Construction of proposed improvements will be supervised by a City Inspector.  Notifications of key construction dates and will be mailed to residents prior to construction.  The major construction work will be completed in six to nine months, weather permitting.  Major construction involves earth work, concrete work, outlet pipes, driveway repaving and other activities typically associated with a construction project. 

Project Team

Matthew Anderson, P.E.
City Project Manager

Gary Stansbury
City Construction Manager

Doug Lozner, P.E.
Watershed Area Manager

Matthew Gustis, P.E.
City Engineering Team Program Manager


June 2012
February 2012