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File #: 22-1129    Name:
Type: Written Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/14/2022 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 11/9/2022 Final action:
Title: Consideration of an updated Stormwater Utility Credit Manual for Residential and Non-Residential Properties.
Attachments: 1. 22-1129_Attachment 1 Draft Final Alexandria SW Utility Fee Manual 10-18-2022, 2. 22-1129_Attachment 2 Presentation
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM






DATE: NOVEMBER 2, 2022

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

THROUGH: JAMES F. PARAJON, CITY MANAGER

FROM: YON LAMBERT, INTERIM DEPUTY CITY MANAGER

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Consideration of an updated Stormwater Utility Credit Manual for Residential and Non-Residential Properties.
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ISSUE: Should the Council update the Stormwater Utility Credit Manual to simplify the application process and adopt other policies that enable property owners to generate credits to reduce their Stormwater Utility Fees?

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council approve the attached "Stormwater Utility Credit Manual for Residential and Non-Residential Properties" effective December 1, 2022, with the next credit application window that runs from December 1, 2022, through February 15, 2023.

BACKGROUND: City Council adopted the Stormwater Utility (SWU) Fee framework in May
2017, effective January 1, 2018, with first billing in May 2018. At that time, City Council directed staff to introduce a credit policy in two phases with the application window occurring from December 1, 2022, to February 15, 2023 of the next calendar year and approved credits being applied to the May, 2023 and October, 2023 billing. The two-phase credit policy was approved consecutively in October of 2017 and 2018. The current combined credit policy manual was approved by City Council on October 23, 2018 and went into effect December 2018.

DISCUSSION: In response to community and City Council feedback and lessons learned since the implementation of the credit program, staff is recommending updates to the Credit Manual. These updates would simplify the application process, increase the credits for existing practices, increase credits allowed for an individual property, and provide two-year credits and a...

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