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stefan
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Username: Stefanp

Post Number: 3
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - 08:21 pm:   

From your website:

"Frisco will collect a monthly storm water utility fee beginning October 1, 2009. The money collected will fund projects designed to help prevent flooding, protect creeks and reduce erosion. The new storm water utility fee will be charged on water customers' monthly bills.

The collected fees will cover the costs of staff, equipment, regulatory fees and public education efforts as part of the City of Frisco’s Storm Water Management Program. Specifically, the new fee will be used to support a drainage crew, charged with maintaining and cleaning the city’s storm water system. City engineers will also use the fees to develop a Storm Water Master Plan, which will help engineers clearly identify areas that could potentially flood."

Frisco has 100K residents. Extrapolating from the 2000 census, that means roughly 3x13,683=41049 housing units. At an average of 2$ per month, that's an extra 82000$, or roughly 1 million per year.

Exactly how will this money be spent? How many people are you hiring? How long will it take to "draft" those plans? Will that really cost a MILLION per year? Looks like just another way tax to squeeze even more money from residents.
 

Perry Harts, Moderator
Board Administrator
Username: Perry

Post Number: 128
Registered: 06-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 06:13 pm:   

I believe the frequently asked question (FAQ) area on the Storm Water website will answer most if not all of your questions. See the following link:

http://www.friscotexas.gov/stormwater/Pages/FAQ.aspx

If you have any further questions, or need clarification please contact Alyssa Sanders or Lori Chapin in the Engineering Department.

Thanks.

Lori Chapin, P.E.
Senior Engineer

City of Frisco, Texas
6101 Frisco Square Blvd, 3rd Floor
 

Michael Jarrard
New member
Username: Mpj

Post Number: 1
Registered: 09-2009
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 11:16 pm:   

According to the City of Frisco's current job openings, the Trainee- Water Education job is not a paid position. Where are the additional fees actually going?

(Message edited by perry on September 14, 2009)
 

Perry Harts, Moderator
Board Administrator
Username: Perry

Post Number: 129
Registered: 06-2002
Posted on Monday, September 14, 2009 - 08:24 am:   

The position you are referring to is for a Trainee – Water Education job within the Public Works Department and is in reference to water education and not storm water. Please contact our Human Resources Department for details on this position.

The Storm Water Fee has been allocated to fund staff and equipment necessary to perform services required to meet the new Federal mandate for storm water quality. It is anticipated that up to two Drainage crews, a Storm Water Education Specialist, a Storm Water Engineer and a Storm Water Supervisor will be hired over the next three years. However, as stated in the previous posting, the program will be evaluated on an annual basis to determine whether changes are needed to properly address the City’s storm water needs.

If you have further questions, please contact Alyssa Sanders or Lori Chapin in the Engineering Department.

Thanks.

Lori Chapin, P.E.
Senior Engineer

City of Frisco, Texas
6101 Frisco Square Blvd, 3rd Floor
Frisco, Texas 75034
(972) 292-5400
 

William Osborn
New member
Username: Billosborn13

Post Number: 11
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 12:51 pm:   

What will be the process to request assistance with erosion caused by creeks in Frisco due to storm water flooding?
 

Perry Harts, Moderator
Board Administrator
Username: Perry

Post Number: 134
Registered: 06-2002
Posted on Monday, September 28, 2009 - 11:30 am:   

“The Storm Water Fee was not intended to comprehensively address erosion or large capital expenditures with regard to storm water. The Storm Water Fee has been allocated to fund staff and equipment necessary to perform services required to meet the new Federal mandate for storm water quality.”

If there is a specific erosion issue you would like to report, please contact Engineering Services and the concern will be evaluated.”

Thanks.

Lori Chapin, P.E.
Senior Engineer

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