Stormwater Stakeholders Advisory Group

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The Town of Blacksburg is taking a proactive approach for addressing issues related to stormwater management so as to protect the public health, properties, and downstream waterways from adverse affects that can result from stormwater runoff.  A stormwater task force examined a number of stormwater management issues such as regional stormwater management and low impact development. This task force recommended a stormwater stakeholders advisory group be assembled to evaluate a stormwater enterprise fund fee structure and possible implementation. The stormwater fee structure and rate developed by the 2008 Stormwater Management Task Force is to be considered by the Stakeholder Advisory Group as a starting point, but may be amended or adjusted as a result of the Stakeholder Advisory Group’s study and deliberations.

The Stakeholder Advisory Group, comprised of representatives of the residential, commercial, nonprofit, and business sectors, is charged with:

  • Evaluating the proposed stormwater enterprise fund fee structure and implementation
  • Engaging and educating the public
  • Recommending stormwater spending priorities
  • Advising Town Council accordingly

The stakeholder advisory group is requested to complete its implementation of recommendations to Town Council in approximately one year. This committee meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month to discuss fees, implementation procedures, and potential impacts on the Blacksburg community.

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