1976: CHANNELIZATION OF POND RUN DURING JACK RAFFERTY'S TENURE AS MAYOR OF HAMILTON
This project was very welcome to those folks who live along Pond Run in the Kuser and Bromley areas of Hamilton Township. I recall back in the 1970's going to our friends the Ken Warner family on Leukel Avenue during the devastating flood that engulfed the area back in the early 70's. Flood damage was in the millions. The water level in the Warner home was up to the top step in the basement doorway in the kitchen. The concrete spillway that was referred to above very effectively solved the Hamilton Pond Run flooding problem and is a feather in the cap of the Rafferty administration for the project.
The cheaper and environmentally-healthier solution is to not build houses, offices, stores and so forth in areas that would be better left to their natural state. Over-development or poorly-planned development costs taxpayers millions. Look at South Trenton. Houses probably shouldn't ever have been put there. Now, those poor folks are also having to deal with frequent flooding because too much concrete in North Jersey doesn't allow rainwater to properly soak into the ground.