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FM #346 Stormwater Ad hoc SubComm Mtg - 9/09/20

Updated about 1 month ago.

FM #346 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 346 in the series.

This session shares the Stormwater Ad-hoc Subcommittee meeting held on Wednesday, Sep 9, 2020. The meeting was conducted via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

Chair Melanie Hamblen officially opened the meeting.
- One of the key questions for the proposed stormwater utility fee is “What is impervious area? “ The DPW has updated one of the GIS Franklin maps with the calculation per property.
- The new web page highlighted during this meeting is a great start. How to calculate the fee based upon your impervious area needs to be added. What credits are available also need to be added.
- The utility fee proposal now moves to the Town Council for further discussion. There will be more info coming on this as it continues to develop for an implementation in July 2021.

The show notes contain links to the agenda doc, the Stormwater Division page, the new impervious area map, and my notes from the meeting.

The meeting itself runs about just under an hour, so let’s listen to the Stormwater Ad-hoc Subcommittee meeting.

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Stormwater Division page
https://www.franklinma.gov/stormwater-division

Impervious Area Map
https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/e45452a3047e4c83b27170a8f4f79aa5

My meeting notes
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/09/stormwater-ad-hoc-committee-recap-sep-9.html l

The meeting agenda
https://franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif591/f/agendas/2020-09-09_stormwater_ad_hoc_committee_0.pdf

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