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File #: 17-245    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Passed
File created: 8/29/2017 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 9/5/2017 Final action: 9/5/2017
Title: Consideration of Town Code Amendment Creating a Stormwater Advisory Commission PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Board to consider an amendment to Chapter 3 of the Carrboro Town Code that would create a permanent resident advisory commission to assist in its stormwater management efforts.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - SWAC Charter, 2. Attachment B - SWAC Ordinance, 3. Attachment C - Resolution Setting Public Hearing on EAB Powers and Duties LUO Revisions, 4. Attachment D - Clarify EAB Powers and Duties Draft Ordinance
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Consideration of Town Code Amendment Creating a Stormwater Advisory Commission
PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Board to consider an amendment to Chapter 3 of the Carrboro Town Code that would create a permanent resident advisory commission to assist in its stormwater management efforts.
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DEPARTMENT: Town Manager's Office, Planning Department, Public Works Department

CONTACT INFORMATION: Nate Broman-Fulks, Assistant to the Town Manager, nbroman-fulks@townofcarrboro.org, 919-918-7314; Patricia McGuire, Planning, Zoning, and Inspections Director, pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org; Anita Jones-McNair, Acting Public Works Director and Recreation and Parks Director, amcnair@townofcarrboro.org

INFORMATION: Carrboro has and continues to implement stormwater management activities to remain a leader in environmental health, comply with state and federal regulations on water quality and quantity, and respond to resident needs. Carrboro's Vision 2020 states "Carrboro should be proactive in managing its stormwater, promoting active maintenance of facilities, reducing impacts of increased impervious surface, and minimizing impacts on waterways".
Since the creation of Vision 2020, the Town has seen an increase in the frequency and severity of storms, leading to higher levels of stormwater impact on residences and existing infrastructure. During this same period, state and federal mandates requiring new and increased levels of stormwater management practices have been created. The Town's current stormwater responsibilities and activities act on behalf of the community's environmental values, react to state and federal requirements, and respond to residents' needs.
Due to state and federal mandates and the increased impact of storms, the need for stormwater management activities has increased. The Town is responding to these needs. The possible creation of a permanent resident advisory board for stormwater, entitled Stormwater Advis...

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