Flood mitigation planned for Lied Recreation Center

Frances Myers

Flood mitigation will be performed on Lied Recreation Center in order to make it flood-proof, as discussed at the Special Student Fee and Tuition Committee meeting Tuesday.

“Ayres and Associates have certified that the modifications currently planned will qualify Lied as “Dry Flood-Proof” under FEMA definition,” according to a handout given out during presentations by Michael Giles, director of recreation services.

Work will begin on the facility in the fall of 2012 and is expected to be completed by the spring of 2013. FEMA has accepted the project and is committing more than $300,000 to the estimated cost of $800,000. According to the handout, Recreation Services may be responsible for the additional $500,000 in funding.

For fiscal year 2013, $500,000 to 550,000 will be designated and held by Recreation Services in the Recreation System Fund for this purpose.