Stormwater Public Meeting Jan. 8 at City Hall

Updated 6 years ago by Tony Rutherford HuntingtonNews.Net Reporter

The public hearing  on the proposed start-up stormwater ordinance before Huntington City Council will be Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at Huntington City Hall. During the Thursday, Dec. 19 work session many council members asked that public input on the proposal be sought in advance of a vote.

Councilman Pete Gillespie, who chairs the committee, suggested many options at the work session, ranging from whittling down general fund budgets to lower the proposed start up costs to waiting for the budget hearing sessions.

However, in the words of Councilman Gary Bunn, the issue has been kicked to future councils and mayors for too long.

Mayor Steve Williams has made a "robust" start up proposal for complying with the Clean Water Act, which would eventually lead to separation of sewage and storm water systems underground. Monthly rates , as proposed, are tiered based on structure square footage.

At the work session, nearly all those in attendance indicated their phones were "ringing" as residents voiced questions and concerns on the proposal. The first reading will be Monday, Dec. 23, at the 7:30 p.m. meeting of Huntington City Council.

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