Augusta Commission committee votes to advance stormwater fee | The Augusta Chronicle

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Augusta Commission committee votes to advance stormwater fee | The Augusta Chronicle

The Augusta Commission inched closer Monday to implementation of a stormwater fee to pay for improvements to the city’s system. A committee voted to hire AMEC Inc. for $484,452.54 to handle the next phase of the project.

Pushed by Engineering Director Abie Ladson, the fee will be charged based on a property’s square feet of impermeable surface, such as roofs and parking lots. For a typical homeowner, the fee would amount to a few dollars a month. Unlike a tax, no owner is exempt, unless the commission opts to exclude that owner.

District 8 Commissioner Wayne Guilfoyle spoke out against the next phase of the project, which the commission set in motion last year, saying the handful of ditches that help drain his largely rural, flat district have been viewed with “total disregard” by city maintenance crews until recently.

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