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File #: Ord 19-29    Version: Name: Establishment of Green Infrastructure Stormwater Management Districts
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 5/22/2019
Title: Amending Chapter 81 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the City’s stormwater sewer system by adding new language providing for the creation of green infrastructure stormwater management districts and authorizing the collection of charges for payment of the capital and annual maintenance and operational costs of green infrastructure stormwater management systems.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen, Dai Thao
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Amending Chapter 81 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the City’s stormwater sewer system by adding new language providing for the creation of green infrastructure stormwater management districts and authorizing the collection of charges for payment of the capital and annual maintenance and operational costs of green infrastructure stormwater management systems.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN:

SECTION 1

Legislative Code Chapter 81 is hereby amended by adding the following new sections 81-08.1 - 81-08.3 to read as follows:

Sec. 81.08.1. Green infrastructure stormwater management districts, intent and establishment.

(a) Statement of legislative intent and purpose. A green infrastructure stormwater management system is engineered to capture stormwater runoff on or near its source. The system is designed to utilize the captured runoff as a sustainable asset benefiting the source properties served by the system through reinstatement of natural processes to manage runoff on or near the source properties to the extent possible. Green infrastructure systems augment but do not replace traditional stormwater management systems which will continue to service the properties within the green infrastructure stormwater management district. It is city policy to encourage construction of green infrastructure stormwater management systems where such systems are deemed feasible by the sewer utility manager and the water resources coordinator.

(b) Establishment. Upon the joint recommendation of the sewer utility manager and the water resources coordinator, the city council may by resolution establish a green infrastructure stormwater management district. For each such district established, the district shall utilize the best management practices developed for the district as specified in the joint recommendation. As specified in the resolution establishing the district, each parcel of land within the district is subject to th...

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