The city of Rockland is seeking information from residents about the impact of Lindsey Brook flooding.

Rockland’s Community Development Department plans to resubmit an application with the state for a Community Development Block Grant in January 2011.

The city is seeking help from the public and property owners to show why the grant funds are needed. The city stated in a news release it would like to hear from members of the public and from private property and business owners about any documented damage they may have suffered from the flooding of Lindsey Brook such as flooded basements and damaged furnaces.

The city will then visit the damaged and flooded property.

To provide this information, contact Rodney Lynch, community development director, at 594-0306 or

The city wants to receive a public infrastructure grant to install an enclosed culvert on Summer Street that will divert excess storm water from a tributary of Lindsey Brook away from the downtown area during significant storm events. In these instances the excess storm water would be discharged south of the ferry terminal in Lermond Cove. When installed the storm drain would reduce property damage to residential and commercial buildings located in the Union Street and downtown areas, the city stated.