Adams County to host Stormwater Utility Implementation Project meetings | Environment
The Adams County Board of Commissioners will host public open house meetings to discuss updated policies and solicit additional feedback regarding the Stormwater Utility Implementation Project.
With the goal of full transparency, the Adams County Board of Commissioners has engaged in extensive public involvement, including an initial phase of six public education and community input meetings in June. As a follow-up to the previous meetings, the following Open House Public Education and Community Input meetings are scheduled:
Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, 6 – 8 p.m.
Carl Park Community Center
5401 Meade Street, Denver, CO
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, 3 – 5 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m.
Adams County Government Center
4430 S. Adams County Parkway, Brighton, CO
Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 6 – 8 p.m.
Front Range Airport
37501 Cessna Way, Watkins, CO
Adams County is required by the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Colorado to begin implementing stormwater management measures for unincorporated county property. These mandated measures include the construction of facilities that will capture and treat polluted stormwater before it enters lakes and streams or causes other damage, such as flooding and erosion. The Adams County stormwater management plan also calls for measures to prevent stormwater pollution through a good housekeeping program and public education initiatives.
In order to address the federal and state mandated stormwater measures, Adams County is planning to implement a stormwater utility for the unincorporated area of Adams County that currently lies within the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District boundaries. The stormwater utility will be responsible for executing the stormwater management activities. The utility will also have authority to secure public financing to address stormwater program costs. Under current implementation plans, Adams County is considering a fee based on per square feet of developed surfaces, such as rooftops and paved parking lots.
Public input is also invited through email comments on the Adams County Stormwater Project website at www.adcogov.org/stormwater or by calling the Stormwater Quality Office at 720.523.6400.
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