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Council to Hold Virtual Hearing on Sewer and Storm Water Regulations

Councilmember Rob Dorans


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Attend via WebEx
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By Phone: 1-650-479-3207
Access Code: 180 165 2114

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Councilmember Rob Dorans, Chair of the Public Utilities Committee will conduct a hearing to discuss pending ordinances 2553-2020 and 2686-2020, which relate to sewer use regulations and storm water control practices.

The proposed code changes under 2553-2020 would allow the use of indoor grease interceptors in food service operations such as restaurants, cafeterias and other facilities where food is prepared without the need for a variance and standardizes the approach to how grease interceptors are sized while clarifying that the City has authority to regulate discharges from private storm sewers as well as public storm sewers and expands the City’s authority to allow cost recovery associated with City’s response to illicit discharges that might not result in a sewer blockage.

The proposed amendment in ordinance 2686-2020 authorizes the City to notify property owners for failure to maintain stormwater control practices, provide a timeframe to the property owner to remedy maintenance deficiencies and enter the property to maintain stormwater control practices in instances where owners of such practices fail to do so. The proposed amendments require that owners reimburse the City for costs incurred by the City to maintain a stormwater control practice owned by a property owner.

Any resident seeking to submit written testimony should submit their testimony to the office of CM  Dorans. Written testimony must be received by 4PM on the day of the meeting and should be emailed to Kevin McCain at [email protected].

Any resident wishing to appear via WebEx to provide testimony during the virtual hearing should email Kevin McCain at [email protected] by noon on the day of the hearing to request a WebEx speaker link. Each speaker will be limited to remarks lasting no longer than three minutes.

This hearing will be livestreamed and posted on the City of Columbus YouTube channel following the event.