ACCGOV Stormwater Utility Fee Review Update
April 9, 2019
Athens-Clarke County Stormwater is currently working with Stantec Consulting to conduct a comprehensive review of the Stormwater Utility Fee. This review consisted of two phases. The first phase, which wrapped up in December 2018, looked at the existing level and extent of stormwater services, as well as a funding strategy for fixing failing stormwater pipes. Over the past two years, the Stormwater Utility Fee has been used to for emergency stormwater pipe repairs. Annual fee revenue is insufficient to continue to address failing pipes, and therefore, a fee increase is being considered. The second phase, which took place from January to March 2019, examined the rate structure and credit system.
Stormwater and Stantec Staff will present an overview of findings from Phase II at tonight's Mayor & Commission Work Session, which will take place at 5:30 PM at City Hall (301 College Avenue). The presentation will include information on funding challenges, public engagement, the fee structure analysis, an expanded credit program, and recommendations for next steps. The work session is open to the public and will also be recorded for future viewing. A full agenda and copy of the presentation can be found here.