Charlottesville Stormwater Utility Fee Debate Continues – Decision Next Week
The City of Charlottesville has moved one step closer to implementing a stormwater utility fee. Success in other municipalities such as the City of Staunton, who has not only implemented a fee but completed improvements utilizing the stormwater fee, has helped to make the fee option more acceptable to many citizens. The City’s stormwater fee will be a dedicated fee for stormwater infrastructure repair and replacement. Repair and replacements can help to reduce future maintenance costs. The City is looking to ensure property owners have an opportunity to discuss any disputes with City staff. The final vote is scheduled for February 19 with a proposed fee of $1.20 per 500 square feet of impervious surface.
Read more about the City’s sotrmwater utility discussion at Charlottesville Tomorrow http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/14026-stormwater-first-reading/