The Stormwater Management Advisory Committee consists of the following 7 Members:
Laura Paige Maz, Chair
Paul Burgmayer, Vice-Chair
As the stormwater system has aged, funding for maintenance and rehabilitation has not kept pace. Since revenue to support the program comes from property taxes, stormwater must compete with other township funding needs. In addition, only taxable properties contribute to funding stormwater management. As a result, Radnor township has evaluated an alternative approach to fund much-needed enhancements to the township's current stormwater program which will allow better service township-wide. An additional $2M is estimated to be needed on an annual basis to begin to address these long-term challenges.
Presentation on the Stormwater Management Program and Fees can be found
The Township’s current Stormwater Management Ordinance (#2005-11) was adopted in 2005. Section 103 of the current ordinance states: “The purpose of this Ordinance is to promote the public health, safety, and welfare within the Municipality by maintaining the natural hydrologic regime and minimizing the impacts described in Section 102 of this ordinance”, and then lists the various items such as minimize stormwater runoff, minimize impervious surface, etc. The Board of Commissioners authorized the Engineering Department, through Gannett Fleming, to update the current ordinance. The process for the update will include various Boards, Commissions, and our residents, as outlined below:
•Stormwater Management Advisory Committee (this was the first step, and was presented to them at the May meeting)
•Environmental Advisory Council
•Developers Group Meeting
•Stormwater Management Advisory Committee
•Board of Commissioners
The goal is to provide the Board of Commissioners with the final draft, along with the comments from the Boards, Commissions, and residents, for adoption. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the draft ordinance, please email Stormwater@radnor.org, with ordinance in the title block, along with your comments or questions.
Stephen F. Norcini, P.E.
Director of Public Works