The number of requests for Drainage Assistance Projects and larger capital projects to solve street flooding and neighborhood drainage issues grows each year.
—Blair Hinkle, Stromwater Manager
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BUDGET WORK SESSION MINUTES
The City Council of the City of Raleigh met in a work session at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016 in the City Council Chamber, Room 201 of the Raleigh Municipal Building, Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, 222 W. Hargett Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, with the following present.
Mayor Nancy McFarlane, Presiding
Councilor Mary-Ann Baldwin
Councilor Corey D. Branch
Councilor David Cox
Councilor Kay C. Crowder
Councilor Bonner Gaylord (Arrived late)
Councilor Russ Stephenson
Councilor Dickie Thompson
These are summary minutes unless otherwise indicated.
Mayor McFarlane called the meeting to order.
City Manager Ruffin Hall indicated this is the second in a series of budget preview meetings. He gave a brief overview of the items to be presented at today’s meeting and indicated Staff will request that Council approve the user fee recommendations, which will be presented later in the meeting.
Interim Budget Manager Ben Canada gave a brief description of the items to be presented at today’s meeting noting copies of Staff’s PowerPoint presentations were included in the agenda packets. Mr. Canada also introduced the staff members making the presentations.
The following items were discussed with actions taken as shown.
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM – INFORMATION RECEIVED; DRAINAGE ASSISTANCE POLICY REVISIONS – REFERRED TO THE GROWH AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Stormwater Manager Blair Hinkle presented the following information:
Thank you for the opportunity to be here today to talk about the Stormwater Program.
The goals for this presentation are to:
- Briefly discuss the Stormwater Program’s five major service areas;
- Provide a few budget highlights;
- Discuss our service pressure points and what we see as opportunities for improvement to our level of service;
- And finally, to talk about where we are in terms of our rate, and some opportunities that we see there;
So, to begin, a general overview of the Stormwater Management Program: