WG2 September 14th Minutes

Water Infrastructure Finance Commission

Approved Minutes Working Group 2 Meeting 14 September 2010

Attendees:  Tom Walsh, Mike Martin, Dave Hanlon, William Callahan (by phone)

Guest Speaker: Jennifer Kelly Lachmayr, P.E. – Malcolm Pirnie

Meeting called to order at 09:55 a.m.

Motion to approve August 23, 2010 Minutes by D. Hanlon, Seconded by M. Martin; approved by unanimous vote.

Presentation by J. Lachmayr “Stormwater Management Financing & Utilities”

Discussion included:

  • Overview of Funding Options (FEMA/MEMA Flood Mitigation Grants, General and Sinking Funds)
  • Defining and creating a sustainable Stormwater Utility (Program Concept, Organization, Mass Enabling Legislation in place c. 83 §16 & c. 40 §1A, public education/support)
  • New England Stormwater Utilities Rate Schedules – range $25 to $100 per year
  • Evolution of Reading, Newton and Long Creek Fees, comparison of costs

Commission members conferred and discussed presentation.

  • What is the message going forward.
  • Accumulation of data
  • Development of action plans and policies
  • MS4 Permit requirements and costs to implement

Committee will be polled by e-mail for date of next meeting in October.

Meeting adjourned 11:15 a.m.

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