Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Stormwater Utility Proposal

By now I'm sure many of you have heard about the City's proposal to implement a stormwater utility this fall. In fact, the Council made plans last fall as part of the 2009 budgeting process to form a utility. Since January of this year the City has been working closely with our consulting engineers and a stakeholder group made up of various community members to prepare for implementing the utility this fall.

I would encourage anyone curious about the stormwater utility proposal to visit the City's website where we have posted a lot of information on this topic: www.ci.milton.wi.us/stormwaterutility.aspx. This webpage includes background information, FAQs, and a copy of the draft feasibility study which the Council will use to consider creation of the utility.

Another option to gather information would be to watch the City's cable channel (96 & 985), where I and the City's engineering consultant participate in a Q&A session. Sorry, it's not riveting TV viewing, but it may help answer some questions...

The Common Council will be presented with the draft feasibility study this evening, July 21st, at 7:30 PM in the Council Chambers at 430 E. High St. (lower level). The public is welcome to attend and there will be an opportunity for public comment. This meeting will include the first reading of the ordinance to create the utility. I anticipate the second and third readings to occur at Council meetings on August 4th and 18th respectively.

As always, anyone with questions is welcome to contact me directly at 868-6900 (x5) or tschmidt@ci.milton.wi.us.