Avondale Estates City Commission to discuss stormwater service policy, feesCity of Avondale Estates. Photo by Dean Hesse.
This story has been updated.
Avondale Estates, GA — The Avondale Estates City Commission will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 5:30 p.m. for a regular meeting. The City Commission meeting will be held via Zoom.
During the regular meeting, the City Commission will consider granting easements to Georgia Power to install a conduit for burying utilities along Lake Street, near the town green.
The board will also consider amending the classification and compensation plan to allow for additions to the city staff. The City Commission previously discussed adding three new staff positions — a stormwater manager, a greenspace manager and an administrative analyst.
During the work session, the City Commission will continue discussing the stormwater extent of service proposals. The city is working with Brown and Caldwell to develop a policy that outlines what stormwater infrastructure will be maintained by the city and what will be the responsibility of private property owners.
Under the city’s current ordinance related to stormwater systems, the city is responsible for rights of way, city-owned properties and expressed maintenance easements.
One option for the city would include all conveyances intersecting public rights of way and city-owned property. It would not include conveyances along roads owned by the Georgia Department of Transportation. With this option, the city would be responsible for about 15,600 linear feet of stormwater conveyances and 227 total stormwater conveyances.
According to the city’s stormwater management code, a stormwater conveyance is “natural or constructed stormwater conduits, features, facilities or best management practices designed or used for the collection, conveyance or treatment of stormwater through open or closed drainage systems,…”
This could include pipes, ditches, swales, roads with drainage systems, rights of way, storm drains, and detention ponds, among other things.
Option two for the city would include all conveyances intersecting public rights of way and city-owned property, as well as all connected downstream conveyances to detention ponds or outfalls. This also does not include conveyances along roads owned by the Georgia Department of Transportation. With this option, the city would be responsible for about 20,000 linear feet of stormwater conveyances and 277 total stormwater conveyances.
The board will additionally discuss the 2022 sanitation fees for residential and commercial properties. The city staff recommend a fee level commiserate with balancing the sanitation fund budget.
Also, on the work session agenda is an update on the police department, a discussion on the town green construction drawings and a discussion about gas leaf blowers.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the number of new staff positions the city was considering. The story has been updated with the correct information.
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