Posted on January 18, 2019
Town of Davie Stormwater Assessment Community Meetings, February 5, 11 & 12, 2019
The Town of Davie is cordially inviting residents to attend the Stormwater Assessment Community meetings to discuss a proposed stormwater assessment beginning Fiscal Year 2020. The Town is considering a stormwater assessment to improve stormwater management town-wide.
The assessment will be a user fee for stormwater services that would appear on your annual tax bill. The assessment’s intent is to help alleviate flooding and reduce water pollution associated with stormwater runoff. The Town is seeking feedback from residents and businesses regarding the proposed user fee. At these meetings, we will present the proposed service levels, future capital projects and proposed user fees.
The community meetings will be held on the following dates and times:
- Tuesday, February 5, 2019 @ 7:00 PM – Pine Island Multipurpose Center (3801 S. Pine Island Road)
- Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 6:30 PM – Town Council Chambers (6591 Orange Drive)
- Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 7:00 PM – Robbins Lodge (4005 S. Hiatus Road)
Stormwater runoff is the water that flows off lands, buildings, parking lots and roads during rainstorms. Runoff is one of the primary sources of water pollution. While some stormwater is absorbed into the ground through percolation, during heavy rains, the runoff flows into low areas, ditches, drainage pipes, culverts, and into canals, ponds, lakes, wetlands, and our drinking water aquifer. Stormwater runoff has a deleterious environment impact as it picks up pollutants, causes contamination, erosion, and flooding as it discharges into water bodies. Other negative impacts include standing water which is associated with mosquitoes and health welfare and safety concerns such as the Zika virus.
Federal and State legislation has been enacted requiring municipalities to develop management programs to deal with stormwater concerns. The stormwater assessment provides a dedicated funding source to allow the Town to better account for the measured management of the Town’s stormwater system, make stormwater infrastructure improvements, provide pollution prevention education, monitor water quality, eliminate illegal connections and discharges, and enforce stormwater codes more proactively.
Should you have any questions regarding the proposed stormwater assessment, please contact Phillip Holste @ 954-797-1045 or [email protected]