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Jeffersonville, IN 47130

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The Oak Park Conservancy District is taking applications for a Stormwater Coordinator and Lab Tech. Click on the links below for a job description. Anyone interested in applying for either position can email their resume to:

 amyb@oakparkcd.us

Stormwater Specialist

 

**NEW REQUIREMENT FOR PROPERTY ADDITIONS IN THE DISTRICT**

Are you planning on building a fence or adding a pool or shed to your property? If so, you will need to obtain a Pre-Approval from the OPCD office prior to getting a building permit from the City of Jeffersonville. This is a new process that has been added the proceedures to ensure that nothing is built, planted, or placed in rear utility easements. When fences and other obstructions are placed in easments, it may or may not affect your property, but it also may affect your neighbor. Even a small shift in the ground, may cause big problems if the project shifts the natural flow of rain water. This pre-approval may be obtained in the District office at 4230 Portage Place, Jeffersonville, IN  47130. There is not charge associated with this process.

Click here to view Resolution 2005-04  

MAP to OPCD 

History
In the late 1950’s, property owners of the original Oak Park Subdivision, near Jeffersonville, Indiana, came together to discuss the local need of specific utility services. On July 15, 1960, the Clark County Circuit Court, in accordance with Indiana Code 14-33, appointed the first Board of Directors to form the Oak Park Conservancy District (OPCD) with the purpose of providing sanitary sewer and limited stormwater drainage services. A purpose of water distribution was added in the late 1960's. The “District” was governed by this three member Board of Directors and managed by only a couple of employees.

Today
The OPCD currently provides sanitary sewer services for approximately 3,300 properties. OPCD and The City of Jeffersonville currently share drainage responsibilities. Jeffersonville handles road right of way drainage and the Lancassange Creek basin. OPCD manages drainage easements which are outside of the road right of way. There are four water companies (Indiana American, Riverside, Watson, and Sellersburg) providing water service within the OPCD boundaries. Over the years, the workforce of OPCD has increased to as many as 10 employees due to the enlarged size of the District and the increasing requirements of state and federal regulations. Currently, there are a total of 7 employees.

Click here to view the interlocal agreement between OPCD and the City of Jeffersonville

Illegal Dumping
If you see people illegally dumping pollutants and trash into the sanitary sewer or storm sewer system, please call our office at (812) 283-3960 and let us know.

Award Winning Services
Early in 2011, the Stormwater Department earned an Outstanding Program Recognition for their Phase ll efforts from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). In October 2011, OPCD was honored with receiving the only AISWMD Municipal Award for Environmental Stewardship. Our entire Staff is committed to giving the highest quality of service to our customers.

What is a Conservancy District?
A Conservancy District is a special taxing district, operating under the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, which has the authority to plan, develop, and operate water related services. Out of the nine possible water utility purposes, OPCD currently serves the two original purposes mentioned in the History section of this page. In 2011, the water distribution system was sold to Watson Water.

Government Oversight
OPCD is also governed by EPA, IDEM, and State Board of Accounts. The Oak Park Conservancy District receives funding through a special benefit tax paid directly to the Clark County Auditor's off ice with the property tax. The rates are based on the assessed value of the property. This method of rate payment was set up by the Indiana legislature. Below you will find the OPCD sewer rates f or the last several years ('AV' stands for 'Assessed Valuation' of the District).

Sewer Rates By Year
(Based on $100 per assessed value of property)

  General Drainage Cumulative Total Assessed Value
2003 .6830 .0333 .7163
2004 .4167 .0647 .0333 .5147  
2005 .4295 .0573 .0333 .5201  
2006 .4062 .0542 .0333 .4937  
2007 .2991 .0403 .0333 .3727  
2008 .3232 .0628 .0333 .4193  
2009 .3502 .0798 .0333 .4633 386,991,200
2010 .3648 .1159 .0333 .5140 383,963,300
2011 .3264 .1001 .0333 .4598 384,457,000
2012 .3299 .1011 .0333 .4643 380,312,300
2013 .3513 .1062 .0333 .4908 372,305,100
2014 .3773 .1106 .0333 .5212 357,750,200
2015 .3885 .1101 .0333 .5319 360,345,600
2016 .4086 .1103 .0333 .5522 359,762,200


Subdivisions & Apartments within the District Boundaries
Aberdeen Place
Amanda Place Apartments
Autumn Ridge Apartments
Beechgrove Apartments
Bittersweet
Bittersweet Terrace
Capital Hills I through VIII
Clark Dell I through III
The Courtyards
Fields of Lancassange I through III
Hidden Creek Apartments
Island View
Indian Hills
Lighthouse Apartments
McBride Heights
Marquise Meadow
Meadow Downs I & II
Middle Road Schoolhouse
Noah’s Ark
Oak Park I through VII and 8th & 9th Additions
Pebble Creek
River Oaks
Riverside I through VII
Riverwalk Courtyards
Seilo Ridge I through III
Townhomes of Oak Park
Walford Manor I through III
Wathen Estates
Wathen Heights.
Wathen Ridge I & II