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GreenStep City Best Practices Environmental Management

Stormwater Management
no. 17

Minimize the volume of and pollutants in rainwater runoff by maximizing green infrastructure.
  Best Practice Action 4      [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 ]       [all actions]

Create a stormwater utility that uses variable fees to incentivize enhanced stormwater management, minimize the volume of and pollutants in runoff, and educate property owners.

 
  • For example, Minneapolis offers a credit system that allowed one regulated entity, Murphy Warehouse, to save about $60,000 per year by managing all their stormwater on-site.
Create a legal stormwater utility with different fees (e.g., fees based on parcel size, based on land use).
Achieve 1-star rating and offer commercial property owners decreased fees based upon an increased percent pervious surface coverage.
Achieve 2-star rating AND offer residential owners decreased fees based upon an increased percent pervious surface coverage; use 100% of fees for stormwater program.

Bloomington

Date action report first entered:   01/31/2018
Date of last report update:   01/31/2018
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
Bloomington has a credit program in which a user can provide documentation of the on site stormwater treatment and the city can recalculate the stormwater utility fee based on the information provided.

For more information contact:
Steve Gurney (City staff)   |   sgurney@BloomingtonMN.gov   |   952-563-4606

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Duluth

Date action report first entered:   06/04/2014
Date of last report update:   06/04/2014

Implementation details:
Duluth's stormwater utility uses variable fees to incentivize enhanced stormwater management to minimize the volume of runoff and pollutants that reach Lake Superior, and has a program to educate property owners. 100% of the fees are used for the stormwater program.

For more information contact:
Chris Kleist (City staff)   |   ckleist@DuluthMN.gov   |   218-730-4063

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Elk River

Date action report first entered:  

Implementation details:
There are variable impact fees which must be paid by contractors for developing certain areas. The fees vary depending upon the area and impact. These fees, along with property taxes, fund stormwater maintenance, public education, as well as provide $30,000 to install rain gardens.

For more information contact:
Amanda Bednar (City staff)   |   ABednar@ElkRiverMN.gov   |   763-635-1068

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Lauderdale

Date action report first entered:   04/28/2015
Date of last report update:   04/28/2015

Implementation details:
The City implemented a storm water utility by ordinance many years ago. In 2010, the City adopted a policy that gave property owners credit (reduction in their storm water utility fees) for implementing best management practices (BMPs) that provide for volume control, water quality via phosphorus reduction, and water quantity (rate control). All storm water utility fees are receipted in the City’s storm water enterprise fund (Fund 602) and used exclusively for storm water utility operating costs and infrastructure improvements.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.lauderdale.mn.us/vertical/sites/%7B5F73237E-9F78-407B-A785-DA0D9F5C945F%7D/uploads/%7BFD846529-B502-4D6B-8E14-21BC3B2937DF%7D.PDF             view file

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Maplewood

Date action report first entered:   03/28/2011
Date of last report update:   05/01/2015

Implementation details:
The Environmental Utility Fund was started in late 2003 in response to local legislation that required the City to establish a program to meet permit requirements for the storm water system. The legislative mandate, called the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), is required of all storm system agencies within the state of Minnesota. To receive a permit, the City is required to provide an active program for management of the drainage system. This fee is the funding source for that program. The environmental utility is simply a method of financing the administration, planning, implementation, and maintenance of storm water best management practices.

Outcome measures/metrics:
This consistent, dependable revenue source provides a dedicated fund to manage the drainage system and water quality improvements without increasing property taxes or using assessments. A utility also provides the means to handle the increasing costs through small adjustments in the utility charges. About the Fees and Expenses Maplewood was one of the last area communities to implement this fee system. The state has allowed this type of fee to property owners since the early 1980s. The City of Roseville was one of the first to implement the fee in 1984. The basis for the fee, rather than relying upon property taxes for the same expenses, is that the charge for the fee is based upon the amount of impervious surface on the property and the impact on the overall drainage system. Taxes are based solely on property value, which is not correlated to the needs of the drainage system. With a fee based on the amount of the utility used, similar to a water or sewer bill, the amount of the charge to properties is more equitable. The fee is also charged to non-tax paying properties which amounts to nearly 10% of the utility charge that would not be collected from non-tax paying properties. The largest contributors to the Environmental Utility Fund are the Maplewood Mall and 3M. Both have the largest surfaces of pavement within the community and thus the largest impact on the services provided by the fund. The major expenses to the fund are to pay for street sweeping, storm pipe maintenance and wetland/ponding area maintenance. In addition, the fund pays for programs to enhance wetland areas and improve water quality in our lakes and streams. The fund will create a funding source for upgrades and replacement of the storm drainage system that will reduce assessments to property owners. On October 20, 2011, the City Council increased the EUF by 10%, which raises the quarterly rates for a single-family home from $17.13 ($5.71 per month) to $18.84 ($6.21 per month); a $0.57 per month increase. Demands on city resources for stormwater treatment and increasing operating costs made this increase important to the continued fiscal health of this fund.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.maplewood.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=454

For more information contact:
Steve Love (City staff)   |   steve.love@maplewoodmn.gov   |   651-249-2404

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Marshall

Date action report first entered:   04/06/2016
Date of last report update:   04/06/2016

Implementation details:
The City of Marshall has a Surface Water Management Utility as identified by Chapter 78, Article III. of the City Code of Ordinances. The fees are variable and dependent upon land use and land size. Revenues derived from the utility are dedicated to the construction, maintenance, and operation of the storm sewer drainage system and for education of stormwater best practices.

Outcome measures/metrics:
University, high school, and middle school students monitor Redwood River water quality, as it enters and leaves the City of Marshall. Information gained is entered into the World Water Monitoring Database, and shared with City leaders and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. http://marshallindependent.com/page/content.detail/id/560506/Just-testing-the-waters.html?nav=5015

Descriptive links: www.municode.com/library/mn/marshall/codes/code_of_ordinances

For more information contact:
Glenn Olson (City staff)   |   Glenn.Olson@ci.marshall.mn.com   |   507-537-6773

Partners:
Marshall Municipal Utilities, Marshall GreenStep Committee, Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall Public School, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

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New Brighton

Date action report first entered:   05/04/2016
Date of last report update:   05/04/2016

Implementation details:
The City has a stormwater utlity and below you find different ways how credits can be issued to address enhanced treatment. (4) Stormwater Detention / Infiltration. An adjustment of up to 25 percent will be made for those parcels with onsite measures that limit outflow peak events according to the conditions cited in this Subsection. A. A ten percent credit for parcels that limit peak outflow rates during a five year rainfall event to rates comparable to the rates from an unimproved vacant property of the same size. B. An additional fifteen percent credit will be given to parcels that limit peak outflow rate during a 100-year rainfall event to rates comparable to the rates from an unimproved vacant property of the same size. (Ord 763 6-24-2008) (5) Wet Ponding Credit. An adjustment of up to 25 percent will be made to the Stormwater Utility fee of a parcel for onsite measures that are owned and maintained by the applicant that effectively reduce the amount of sediments/nutrients that enter the system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to prove that the wet pond in question meets the following design criteria: A. The volume of the permanent pool (“dead storage”) shall be greater than the runoff volume generated from a 2.5 inch rainfall event over the pond tributary area. B. To promote settling and provide space for sediment accumulation, the average depth (volume/area) of the permanent pool shall be at least three feet with a maximum depth of ten feet. C. The pond shall be wedge shaped, narrowest at the inlet and widest at the outlet. A minimum length to width ratio of 3:1 should be used. The distance between storm sewer outfalls and the pond outlet shall be maximized to prevent short-circuiting. D. The pond shall have some type of facility to retain oils and floatable debris. This facility will be maintained by the applicant. E. E. An emergency overflow structure or stabilized spillway shall be provided to accommodate discharges during a storm event with greater than a 2.5 inch rainfall. F. The side slopes shall not exceed three feet horizontal to one foot vertical for purposes of stability. (Ord. No. 608, 12-13-94; Code of 2001) G. The pond shall have a minimum of a 15 foot vegetative buffer around all of its edge. The vegetative buffer shall not contain any weeds deemed a public nuisance in Section 17. The vegetative buffer shall consist of native plants listed in one of the following documents: 1. BlueThumb Plant List by Rice Creek Watershed Districts 2. The Minnesota Stormwater Manual Appendix E: Minnesota Plant List and Application by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 3. Restoring & Managing Native Wetland & Upland Vegetation by Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources & Minnesota Department of Transportation 4. Seeding Manual by Minnesota Department of Transportation (Ord 763 6-24-2008) (6) Raingarden Credit. An adjustment of 25 percent will be made to the Stormwater Utility fee of a parcel for one or more gardens that are 100 square feet in size and are owned and maintained by the applicant that effectively reduce the amount of runoff and nutrients that enter the system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to prove that the garden in question meets the following design criteria: A. The garden shall be at least 10 feet away from any building. B. The garden shall not be located in area of the yard with slopes greater than 12 percent. C. The garden shall be located in a depression between 4 to 10 inches deep or have a berm 4 to 10 inches high on the down slope side. D. The water in the garden shall infiltrate within 48 hours after a rain event. E. The garden shall not contain any weeds deemed a public nuisance in Section 17. F. The garden shall consist of native plants listed in one of the following documents: 1. BlueThumb Plant List by Rice Creek Watershed Districts 2. The Minnesota Stormwater Manual Appendix E: Minnesota Plant List and Application by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 3. Restoring & Managing Native Wetland & Upland Vegetation by Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources & Minnesota Department of Transportation 4. Seeding Manual by Minnesota Department of Transportation. (Ord No 763 6-24-2008)

For more information contact:
Craig Schlichting (City staff)   |   craig.schlichting@newbrightonmn.gov   |   651-638-2056

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Richfield

Date action report first entered:   02/19/2016
Date of last report update:   02/05/2019
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The City's stormwater utility does charge variable fees that are designed to encourage the maximization of on-site treatment. The LEED-certified Best Buy Headquarters campus took advantage of the City's program. On some redevelopments, the City offers incentives depending on what is being done on-site. This is determined on a case-by-case basis. For other developments, the City recommends that on-site BMP’s be installed, such as grit chambers or sump manholes, and then enters into a maintenance agreement where the City takes over the yearly maintenance and bills it back to the owner.

For more information contact:
Patrick Martin (City staff)   |   pmartin@richfieldmn.gov   |   6128619797

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Rochester

Date action report first entered:   08/02/2011

Implementation details:
Rochester has adopted a Storm Water Utility Fee and Incentives Manual. The manual is accessible online at http://www.rochesterstormwater.com/SWUF_Credit_Manual_2009.pdf

Descriptive links: http://www.rochesterstormwater.com/SWUF_Credit_Manual_2009.pdf

For more information contact:
Barb Huberty (City staff)   |   bhuberty@rochestermn.gov   |   5073282401

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Roseville

Date action report first entered:   01/13/2015
Date of last report update:   02/11/2015

Implementation details:
The city's Surface Water Management Plan includes a storm water utility that uses variable fees to incentivize enhanced stormwater management, minimize the volume of and pollutants in runoff, and educate property owners. All fees received are used for storm water purposes. In some cases, parcels may be eligible for a credit to reduce their fee based on reduced stormwater runoff.

For more information contact:
Ryan Johnson (City staff)   |   Ryan.johnson@cityofroseville.com   |   651-792-7049

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Woodbury

Date action report first entered:   04/27/2013

Implementation details:
The City of Woodbury’s stormwater utility fees are set for residential (single family and townhome) parcels. Large multi-family, institutional, commercial and industrial parcels are variable based on impervious surface coverage. The city also has a stormwater area charge for developing parcels for the construction of major city infrastructure. Developments can receive credits to these charges by providing all necessary stormwater basins and infrastructure required as a result of their development. All money collected from the stormwater utility fee and stormwater area charges are used to fund stormwater projects and stormwater projects are paid for only through these funds.

For more information contact:
Sharon Doucette (City staff)   |   sdoucette@ci.woodbury.mn.us   |   651-714-3538

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Chisholm

Date action report first entered:   04/27/2015
Date of last report update:   04/27/2015

Implementation details:
Stated in Ch54: Stormwater Utility, actions have been taken to reduce the volume of and pollutants in rainwater runoff. Thus improving the quality of water runoff to lakes which helps recharge aquifers, control lake levels and decrease erosion and sediment to lake.

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For more information contact:
Steven Erickson (City staff)   |   serickson@ci.chisholm.mn.us   |   218-254-7906

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Coon Rapids

Date action report first entered:   11/12/2014
Date of last report update:   11/12/2014

Implementation details:
Part of the City’s Water Resources city plan also includes a stormwater utility that incentivizes stormwater management practices through variable fees. Education and outreach to residents is also part of this plan including working with residents building new structures and educating about the importance of proper management reducing nutrient loading.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.coon-rapids.mn.us/citycode/13-1300.pdf

For more information contact:
Gregg Engle (City staff)   |   gengle@coonrapidsmn.gov   |   763-767-6552

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Crystal

Date action report first entered:   01/03/2015
Date of last report update:   01/12/2015

Implementation details:
Section 700 of the City Code creates a stormwater utility. The Environmental Quality Commission has sponsored a public education program to educate residents on the importance of limiting what goes into storm drains (Storm Drain Baseball) as well as helpful hints on the city's website.

Descriptive links: http://www.crystalmn.gov/docs/city_code/CRYSTAL_CODE_CHAPTER_7___12523v1.pdf

For more information contact:
Anne Norris (City staff)   |   Anne.Norris@crystalmn.gov   |   763-531-1140

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Grand Rapids

Date action report first entered:   06/21/2012

Implementation details:
The City's stormwater utility fees are variable on residential, multi-family, institutional, commercial and industrial pacels. Fees are variable on all parcels with the exception of residential.

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Hastings

Date action report first entered:   02/23/2017
Date of last report update:   02/23/2017
Year action initially completed:   2010
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
A storm water utility was adopted in 2010. Exemptions resulting in fee reductions may be granted provided a property owner meets certain storm water runoff volume and parcel area requirements.

For more information contact:
John Caven (City staff)   |   jcaven@hastingsmn.gov   |   651-480-2369

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Hutchinson

Date action report first entered:   03/02/2016
Date of last report update:   03/02/2016

Implementation details:
The current City stormwater ordinance allows property owners to appeal stormwater rates the Director of Public Works to receive lower rates for improved pervious land or other stormwater mitigation measures adopted on their property.

For more information contact:
John Paulson (City staff)   |   jpaulson@ci.hutchinson.mn.us   |   320-234-5682

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Inver Grove Heights

Date action report first entered:   05/24/2016
Date of last report update:   07/05/2017
Year action initially completed:   2015

Implementation details:
The City of Inver Grove Heights adopted a stormwater utility with variable fees in 2015. Property owners are also offered decreased fees based upon percent impervious surface coverage.

For more information contact:
Ally Hillstrom (City staff)   |   ahillstrom@invergroveheights.org   |   651-604-8511

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Isanti

Date action report first entered:   02/05/2016
Date of last report update:   02/05/2016

Implementation details:
The Equivalent Runoff Unit (ERU) is calculated for each lot. The home or lot owner pays a variable rate Stormwater fee based on the ERUs.

For more information contact:
Josi Wood (City staff)   |   jwood@cityofisanti.us   |   763-444-5512

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Pierz

Date action report first entered:   04/17/2018
Date of last report update:   04/17/2018
Year action initially completed:   2012
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
The City of Pierz has implemented a Stormwater Utility. We collect fees from property owners in town to help maintain the stormwater removal system. Commercial rates are set by the amount of impervious area on the property.

For more information contact:
Kari Tyson (City staff)   |   karit@pierzmn.org   |   320-468-6471

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Saint Cloud

Date action report first entered:   05/11/2011

Implementation details:
The City of St. Cloud's Stormwater Utility has an important role in maintaining and improving water quality. The Stormwater Water System Use Code includes fee adjustment procedures to incentivize enhanced stormwater management. St. Cloud is an active member of the Central Minnesota Water Education Alliance (CMWEA) providing education outreach to promote water quality stewardship. Also, the City has a program that intends to reduce storm water pollution through employee training, proper materials handling, and fleet maintenance.

Descriptive links: http://ci.stcloud.mn.us/Utilities/Default.aspx

For more information contact:
Liz Kramer (City staff)   |   elizabeth.kramer@ci.stcloud.mn.us   |   320-255-7226

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Saint Louis Park

Date action report first entered:   05/04/2017
Date of last report update:   05/04/2017
Year action initially completed:   2000
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The City if St. Louis Park’s Stormwater Utility, Section 32-141, was established in the year 2000 to fund citywide stormwater initiatives. Stormwater Utility rates are developed through the use of a residential equivalent factor (REF), which is a comparative ratio between the volume of stormwater runoff generated, based on average rainfall amounts, from specifically identified landuses. Stormwater Utility rates to be made against each property are determined by multiplying the REF by each parcel's acreage and the basic system rate. In addition, landuses that are not specifically identified within the REF can be reclassified by the probable hydrologic response. City ordinance also allows for the adjustment of Stormwater Utility rates for specific properties based on hydrologic analysis, which is supplied by the affected property owner. Property owners may provide hydrologic analysis developed specifically for their property. If the results of the analysis demonstrate a significant different outcome than what is identified within the REF, the resident may receive a Stormwater Utility rate reduction.

Descriptive links: https://www.stlouispark.org/webfiles/file/city-code/Ch32Utilities_Updated12-14.pdf

For more information contact:
Erick Francis (City staff)   |   efrancis@stlouispark.org   |   952-924-2690

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Sauk Rapids

Date action report first entered:   04/26/2016
Date of last report update:   04/26/2016

Implementation details:
A stormwater utility was created in 2006 with variable fees. From utility code: The city engineer shall, pursuant to the rules provided for herein, grant a credit to those owners or non-owner users of properties, against which stormwater charges are imposed, who employ structural or non-structural BMPs or other stormwater management practices on-site that significantly reduce the quantity or improve the quality of stormwater runoff from their property that enters the system.

For more information contact:
Marilyn Patterson (Community volunteer)   |   mpp03@charter.net   |   320-258-5300

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Austin

Date action report first entered:   05/07/2012

Implementation details:
Austin has a stormwater utility that collects fees and funds stormwater infrastructure and education programs

For more information contact:
Janet Anderson (Community volunteer)   |   janetanderson2840@gmail.com   |   5072190680

Partners:
Public Works

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Bemidji

Date action report first entered:   05/01/2015
Date of last report update:   06/17/2016

Implementation details:
Stormwater Utility Resolution and Fee Schedule was passed Resolution 4853 Adopted June 4, 2001; Fee Schedule 2015(page 6)

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.bemidji.mn.us/vertical/sites/%7BDC40720D-A823-4643-91CD-6456402D11F6%7D/uploads/2015_Fee_Schedule-Revised.pdf

For more information contact:
Shon Snopl (City staff)   |   shon.snopl@ci.bemidji.mn.us   |   218-333-1852

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Brainerd

Date action report first entered:   10/16/2014
Date of last report update:   10/16/2014

Implementation details:
Stormwater fees vary by lot size and percent of impervious surface. Revenues derived from the municipal storm sewer utility shall be dedicated to the construction, maintenance, operation, establishment and repair of the existing municipal storm sewer drainage system and additions thereto. Ref: City Code Section 715

For more information contact:
Mark Ostgarden (City staff)   |   mostgarden@ci.brainerd.mn.us   |   218-828-2309

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Brooklyn Center

Date action report first entered:   03/04/2015
Date of last report update:   03/19/2015

Implementation details:
Section 4-400 of the City Code creates the Storm Water Utility Fee, which are variable based land uses.

For more information contact:
Andrew Hogg (City staff)   |   ahogg@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us   |   763-569-3327

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Cottage Grove

Date action report first entered:   01/29/2014

Implementation details:
Cottage Grove's Surface Water Management Plan requires volume and rates to be controlled. If over used fees are required as a water quality cash dedication as a way to minimize the impacts of development and manage stormwater quality and runoff control. If an applicant is unable to meet the volume control standards the applicant will pay a cash dedication for mitigation. The cash dedications help to finance the system requirements related to stormwater quality and runoff volume control within the City.

For more information contact:
Ryan Burfeind (City staff)   |   rburfeind@cottage-grove.org   |   651-458-2899

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Mankato

Date action report first entered:   05/06/2013

Implementation details:
The City of Mankato storm water drainage utility was established 7-12-2004 and is operated as a public utility pursuant to the City Charter, City Code and applicable statutes. The revenues therefrom are derived subject to provisions of this section and Chapter 444, Minnesota Statutes. The storm water drainage utility is part of the Public Works Department and is administered by the City Engineer. Storm Water Utility: Cost of service $3/month Commercial units, for each 1,000 square feet over 10,000 square feet $ .75/month We are currently working on a study of our stormwater utility fee to see if it is sufficent and determine more effective ways to utilize this fee while using the data from the study to educate our staff, council and citizens about Mankato's Storwater needs.

Descriptive links: http://www.mankato-mn.gov/CityCode/Section-3.73.aspx

For more information contact:
Rick Baird (City staff)   |   rbaird@city.mankato.mn.us   |   507-387-8543

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Moorhead

Date action report first entered:   04/02/2018
Date of last report update:   04/02/2018
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
We have a storm water utility fee. We do not have a fee reduction program. The residential fee is a flat rate of $10.21 The commercial fee is variable and is based off the amount of impervious area divided by the average residential impervious area. When you get a base unit it is multiplied by $10.21 Some of the storm water fee is used for flood mitigation.

For more information contact:
Dan Mahli (City staff)   |   dan.mahli@cityofmoorhead.com   |   218-299-5314

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New Hope

Date action report first entered:   04/02/2015
Date of last report update:   11/16/2018
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
Section 14-50 (11) of the City Code establishes a stormwater utility that uses variable fees. The city's website has educational materials on the "Watersheds" page. At the April 13, 2015 City Council Work Session, the city committed to replacing its street sweeper with a waterless MacQueen Equipment model that minimizes the amount of pollutants in runoff water entering ponds and lakes. The city uses the sweeper for city-owned parking lots, clean up of accidents or spills on city streets, and removal of debris from the surface of storm water catch basins.

Descriptive links: https://www.newhopemn.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=9826709&pageId=11181739

For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff)   |   jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us   |   763-531-5119

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Northfield

Date action report first entered:   04/03/2014

Implementation details:
A stormwater utility was established in 2011, rating properties on land use and residential equivalency factors.

Outcome measures/metrics:
We now have income generated in our Stormwater fund that helps fund City staff, stormwater pond cleanout projects, and stormwater maintenance tasks.

For more information contact:
Tim Behrendt (City staff)   |   tim.behrendt@ci.northfield.mn.us   |   507-645-3027

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Red Wing

Date action report first entered:   06/05/2011

Implementation details:
The City has a storm water utility to based on use and land type for the management of stormwater in the city. In 2009 we established a stormwater utility that accomplishes all of the listed activities.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Continue to identify and enhance stormwater treatment in areas of need. Continue to reduce the amount of stormwater in the city without treatment.

For more information contact:
Paul Drotos (City staff)   |   paul.drotos@ci.red-wing.mn.us   |   651-410-6744

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Rogers

Date action report first entered:   01/09/2014

Implementation details:
The City of Rogers currently has a variable stormwater utility fee for all commercial property. The rate is based on the size of the parcel, the amount of impervious surface, and the land use zone. The City is currently in the process of developing a Stormwater Utility Credit. The credit will offer property owners the opportunity to receive a reduction on their Stormwater Utility Fee for implementing BMPs on their property. Currently, all of the fees that the City receives from the Stormwater Utility Fee is used for the stormwater program. The fees from residential parcels cover the fee that the City owes to the Elm Creek Watershed Management Commission. The fees from commercial parcels are used towards stormwater pond clean outs and other pond maintenance, along with the material costs and salaries of the stormwater department.

Descriptive links: http://cityofrogers.org/finance-department/utility-billing/921-storm-water-utility-fee             view file

For more information contact:
Mike Bauer (City staff)   |   mbauer@ci.rogers.mn.us   |   763-428-1033

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Saint Paul

Date action report first entered:   12/23/2014
Date of last report update:   12/23/2014

Implementation details:
The City has created a stormwater utility that uses variable fees to incentivize enhanced stormwater management, minimize the volume of and pollutants in runoff, and educate property owners. For details see: http://stpaul.gov/index.aspx?nid=75

For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff)   |   kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us   |   651-266-6590

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Shoreview

Date action report first entered:   05/01/2013

Implementation details:
The City has adopted a surface water utility fee to fund repair and replacement of existing conveyance systems and provide a funding source for implementation of goals listed in the SWMP and BMPs listed in the SWPPP. Estimated operating costs, capital costs, and debt payments for insuring the integrity of the system are included in the City’s Comprehensive Infrastructure Replacement Plan and Policy, with a time horizon of 50 years. The Surface water utility fee varies with household type.

Descriptive links: http://www.shoreviewmn.gov/pdfs/city-code/utility-fee-schedule.pdf

For more information contact:
Ellen Brenna (City staff)   |   ebrenna@shoreviewmn.gov   |   651-490-4665

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Saint Anthony pending

Date action report first entered:   05/05/2011

Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony has adopted a stormwater utility.

For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff)   |   jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us   |   612-782-3314

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Victoria pending

Date action report first entered:   04/30/2015
Date of last report update:   04/30/2015

Implementation details:
The City of Victoria’s SWPPP is designed to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the City’s storm sewer system to the maximum extent practicable. To achieve this goal, standard Best Management Practices (BMPs) have been developed. The BMP measures are intended to address the 6 minimum control measures (MCMs) outlined in the MS4 Permit. The 6 MCMs are: 1. Public Education and Outreach 2. Public Participation/Involvement 3. Illicit Discharge Detention and Elimination 4. Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control 5. Post-Construction Stormwater management in New Development and Redevelopment 6. Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.victoria.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/26

For more information contact:
Paul Moretto (City staff)   |   pmoretto@ci.victoria.mn.us   |   952-443-4210

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Roberta Getman, Municipal Stormwater Specialist, MN Pollution Control Agency: 507/206-2629, roberta.getman@state.mn.us, https://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/enhancing-stormwater-management-minnesota