Colorado Springs Council poised to resurrect Stormwater Enterprise – Colorado News

Colorado Springs Council poised to resurrect Stormwater Enterprise – Colorado News

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  • Stormwater work on Monument Branch in the Northgate area— Voyager north of Middle Creek Parkway. This project was listed under the Intergovernmental Agreement with Pueblo County, which is designed to significantly reduce the amount of sediment entering Monument Creek and involves some work to address runoff concerns at the Air Force Academy. Phase 1 of this project was completed in April.

Several City Council members aren’t thrilled with a proposal to impose fees on property owners to fund stormwater drainage projects and maintenance, but it appears a majority is willing to submit the measure to voters at the November 7 election.

At today’s informal City Council meeting, Council was briefed on an ordinance to resurrect the city’s Stormwater Enterprise fund as a vehicle to raise $17 million a year in drainage project funds.

Three members expressed opposition: Don Knight, Andy Pico and Bill Murray. They said the fees as…

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