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File #: BL2021-694    Version: Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Passed
File created: 3/29/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 6/1/2021 Final action: 6/1/2021
Title: An ordinance requiring the Metropolitan Department of Water and Sewerage Services to prepare a Stormwater Masterplan evaluating existing infrastructure throughout Davidson County in relation to current Stormwater Management Manual Standards and to provide a report to the Metropolitan Council by July 1, 2023.
Sponsors: Jonathan Hall, Sharon Hurt
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An ordinance requiring the Metropolitan Department of Water and Sewerage Services to prepare a Stormwater Masterplan evaluating existing infrastructure throughout Davidson County in relation to current Stormwater Management Manual Standards and to provide a report to the Metropolitan Council by July 1, 2023.


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WHEREAS, in order to effectively meet existing and anticipated stormwater infrastructure, water quality, and flooding preparedness, establishment of a stormwater fee was authorized by the Metropolitan Council in 2007 pursuant to Ordinance No. BL2007-1440. A subsequent comprehensive review of stormwater fees resulted in an adjustment in 2017 per Ordinance no. BL2017-588. The modernized fee structure allows Metro Water Services to address both current and future needs of the stormwater system, including an estimated $200 million backlog of stormwater capital projects; and
WHEREAS, the Metro Water Services Department has been using stormwater fee revenues to perform maintenance and repairs and to construct capital improvements since 2009; and
WHEREAS, to maintain and address stormwater infrastructure needs throughout Davidson County, it is necessary for the Metro Water Services Department to conduct a countywide assessment to prepare a Stormwater Masterplan which comprehensively evaluates and identifies capital projects necessary to correct existing deficits and prevent potential problems; and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Nashville - Davidson County Stormwater Management Manual, as currently applied, was adopted in February of 2016; and
WHEREAS, Chapter 6 of the Metropolitan Nashville - Davidson County Stormwater Management Manual, labeled "Technical Guidelines and Criteria", provides current dimension specifications and other regulatory provisions for stormwater infrastructure, including culverts, inlets and storm drains; and
WHEREAS, stormwater infrastructure in many rural and suburban neighborhood portions of the General Services District -- inc...

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