How will the stormwater user fee charge be calculated?
The city has developed a detailed rate structure that apportions costs to properties in a fair and equitable method based on the relative demand (or amount of storm water runoff contribution) that a parcel places on the city drainage system and SWMP. Customers' user fee bill will be calculated based on the customer classes. There are the basic customer classes, residential and non-residential. Non-residential customers are referred to as non-single family residential (NSFR) customers. NSFR customers have a parcel-specific bill based on how much impervious surface is associated with the parcel. The impervious surface is associated with the parcel.

The customer will be billed $4.25 for each 3,000 square foot increment of impervious surface (or portion thereof) per month. For example, if a customer has 63,000 square feet (sf) of impervious surface, the bill will be $89.25 per month (63,000 sf / 3000 = 21 x $4.25 per month). Residential customers are billed a flat rate based on the class of residential development that they reside in. Customers with traditional detached housed on individual lots are referred to as detached single family residential (DSFR) customers. Those customers that live in condominiums, town homes, duplexes, triplexes, etc. are referred to as attached residential (AR) customers. Finally, residents who live in manufactured homes are referred to as manufactured home (MH) customers.

DSFR customers will receive a flat rate monthly bill of $4.25. AR customers will receive a monthly bill of $3.06. Finally, MH customers will receive a bill of $1.57 per month. The bills for AR and MH customers were developed based on the average impervious surface area of an AR or MH residence compared to the average impervious surface are of a DSFR residence. The lower fees reflect the smaller impervious area footprint of a typical AR or MH residence.

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1. What is a stormwater user fee?
2. What is the stormwater user fee charge based on for a property?
3. Isn't the stormwater fee just another tax?
4. What if I have a detention pond or some other stormwater control on my property to reduce the impact of stormwater runoff on the city's drainage system?
5. How did the City pay for the cost of stormwater management before now?
6. Why not continue to fund the Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) with property taxes?
7. How will the stormwater user fee charge be calculated?
8. Is anyone exempt from the charges?
9. What will be the frequency of billing and the billing mechanism?