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Update on Charlottesville Stormwater Utility Fee Planning

The credits and incentive program is a great opportunity for not only commercial land owners and developers, but for residential home owners and non-profit property owners  to reduce their stormwater utility fee.  The best part is: improvements made, which are eligible for a credit or incentive, are environmentally the right thing to do-helping to protect the Chesapeake Bay and the waterways from Charlottesville to the Bay.  City staff are committed to working with property owners to inform and assist.  Teaming with the  Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District staff will broaden the outreach. To read more about the City's recent luncheon presentation to a group representing the James River Green Building Council (JRGBC) please follow the link below: http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/15973-stormwater-utility-fee/ How do you feel the CIty is doing communicating to it's citizens and collaborating with all stakeholder groups?...

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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/...

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