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File #: 22-0585    Version: 1 Name: 4/18/22 Ordinance to Amend Section 2.69 CH 29 FY 23 Stormwater Rates
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/18/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/16/2022 Final action: 5/16/2022
Enactment date: 5/16/2022 Enactment #: ORD-22-08
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Section 2:69 of Chapter 29 (Stormwater Rates) of Title II of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (ORD-22-08)
Attachments: 1. ORD-22-08 Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. ORD-22-08 Briefed.pdf, 3. FY 23 Stormwater Ordinance.pdf, 4. ORD-22-08 Approval Notice.pdf, 5. WLN clipping ORD-22-08 Stormwater Rates - Public Hearing Notice.pdf
An Ordinance to Amend Section 2:69 of Chapter 29 (Stormwater Rates) of Title II of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (ORD-22-08)
Your approval is requested to amend Section 2:69 of Chapter 29 of Title II of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor to increase stormwater fees for upcoming operating and capital needs consistent with the City's Stormwater Utility Rate Study, Capital Improvement Plan, and Stormwater Asset Management Plan.

The City manages an extensive stormwater system consisting of over 235 miles of pipes and culverts, approximately 7,000 manholes, outfalls, surface detention basins, 783 miles of roadway curb and gutters and approximately 11,300 inlets and catch basins that ultimately convey stormwater in the community to the Huron River. The City's stormwater system provides essential services within the community by protecting real and personal property, and by reducing the impacts of urban surface water runoff to the natural environment.

The cost to operate, maintain, repair and replace the system has increased over time due to the increased in precipitation over time (precipitation has increased 45% in the past 50 years) and increased development and impervious surface in the City.

The proposed stormwater rate increase ordinance is the result of the City's annual budget process including an updated analysis of the stormwater system's annual and projected multi-year revenue requirements to ensure sufficient funds for operations, maintenance, repairs, and replacements and to meet capital investment plans and other financial requirements. The revenue requirements incorporate a detailed analysis of operations and maintenance costs, enhanced stormwater management activities based on stakeholder and customer input, level of service options, planned developments, customer growth, required levels of operating and debt service reserves, capital funding sources, earnings on invested funds, and planned and required escalation of rates fo...

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