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RFD- 3897 Public Hearings   Item #   4. a.    
Regular Council Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: 03/09/2020  
Title:    Non-Statutory Public Hearing - Bylaw C-1107-20 Municipal Utility Services Bylaw Amendment - Levasseur
Department: Planning & Infrastructure  
Strategic Vision Element: This topic relates to all three of the City’s strategic vision elements contained in Council’s Strategic Plan Related Goal:

Information
Request for Decision Summary

This request for decision is to provide information for holding a non-statutory public hearing for proposed Bylaw C-1107-20 Municipal Utility Services Bylaw Amendment. C-1107-20 Municipal Utility Services Bylaw Amendment will allow for the establishment of new Stormwater Utility and will reference creation of a fee in the Fees and Charges Bylaw. 


Proposed Motion

That those in attendance be thanked for their input.

Background/Analysis

Consideration is being given to the potential development of a stormwater utility in the City of Spruce Grove. 

Stormwater costs can be funded in one of two ways:
1. Through property taxes. This would mean that those who own property within the City of Spruce Grove would fund the stormwater costs. 
2. Through the creation of a stormwater utility with a dedicated funding stream. This would mean those who use the stormwater system would fund the stormwater costs. 

The purpose of this public hearing is to provide input for Council's consideration of Bylaw C-1107-20 - Municipal Utility Services Bylaw Amendment, which proposes the implementation of a stormwater utility, as outlined in option 2 above. 

For additional background information, please consult Agenda Item 10.a. - C-1107-20 - Municipal Utility Services Bylaw Amendment - Second Reading within the March 9, 2020 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Package. 

Options/Alternatives
N/A
Consultation/Engagement
N/A
Implementation/Communication

This non-statutory public hearing was advertised on the city page of the Spruce Grove Examiner on February 28, 2020 and on March 6, 2020 with a full advertisement in the Spruce Grove Examiner.

This non-statutory public hearing was also published on the City's website starting February 27, 2020.

Impacts
If approved, the Municipal Utility Services Bylaw Amendment will contain a consolidated section that deals strictly with stormwater. It will also establish a fee that will be identified in C-1108-20 - 2020 Fees and Charges Bylaw Amendment, which will be implemented April 1, 2020. The establishment of this fee will represent a more dedicated sustainable funding mechanism for the future sustainability of the stormwater network. 
Attachments
Non-Statutory Public Hearing - Stormwater Utility Presentation
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