Marina with too much water. The City of Windsor is hosting an open house to unveil a proposed design solution to the flooding problem that forced this year’s closure of the municipally owned Lakeview Marina. Improvements include floating dock system to replace the existing stationary docks shown here on July 5, 2019.
Dan Janisse / Windsor Star
The City of Windsor will apply for a share of $80 million in disaster mitigation funding following widespread spring flooding.Mayor Drew Dilkens called a brief special council meeting Monday to vote on the issue so the city can meet the Aug. 1 application deadline.Infrastructure Canada announced the funding in response to spring flooding across Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick. The funding is only available in those provinces. The $80,484,001 will come from the Disaster Mitigation and Adaption Fund.The corporate services standing committee, made up of city councillors, reviewed a staff report on the funding Monday night. After discussing the report, they staged a city council meeting that lasted about a minute to approve applying for the funding.The staff report states the impact of flooding on the communities requesting the money must be identified. It must also be demonstrated how the suggested project will mitigate similar risks in the future.The report said Windsor’s spring 2019 flooding was tied to rising water levels in east Windsor that were further complicated by rain and wind.Recommended projects include improvements at the St. Rose and Ford pump stations, storm sewer improvements at Riverside Drive and St. Rose, and a flood protection barrier landform along Riverside Drive.