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West Chester's Proposed Stormwater Management Assessment Fee Project

Borough of West ChesterApril 21, 2014

West Chester PA -- Every property contributes to the need for stormwater management based on the amount of rainfall runoff that is generated from the paved surfaces on their property. Paved, or impervious, surfaces include surfaces that do not allow water to pass directly through, such as parking areas, driveways, sidewalks, patios, and rooftops.

The Borough is considering the adoption of a stormwater management assessment fee (SWMAF) to create a dedicated sustainable funding source to pay for a variety of stormwater management activity, including the maintenance necessary to meet federal and state stormwater mandates (such as street sweeping, cleaning stormwater inlets, etc.), and to fund necessary capital improvement projects.

A proposed stormwater management fee would be paid by all property owners whose property has impervious surfaces. Similar to a water or sewer fee, a stormwater fee is an equitable and fair approach to fund critical improvements necessary to meet stormwater regulations.

Revenue raised would be specifically dedicated to stormwater projects including infrastructure repairs, operations and maintenance, and improvements that will not only assist with meeting Federal and State requirements but also make West Chester a healthier and greener place to live.

Learn more at either of the two public meetings held at Borough Hall, 401 E Gay St, West Chester PA:

  • Saturday, April 26th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 5th from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Meetings held in Council Chambers and are open to the public.

See more information at West-Chester.com or call 610-692-7574.

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