- October 17 - 10 am - Public Workshop with Council on Drainage Utility System and charges
- November 12 - time - Town Hall meeting on proposed Drainage Utility System and Charges
- November 21 - 1 pm - Public hearing - Proposed Drainage Utility System ordinance
- 1st reading adopting Drainage Utility System ordinance
- December 5 - 1 pm - 2nd reading adopting Drainage Utility System ordinance
- Public Hearing - Proposed Drainage Utility Charges ordinance
- 1st reading adopting Drainage Utility Charges ordinance
- December 19 - 1 pm - 2nd reading adopting Drainage Charges ordinance
- January 1, 2020 - Drainage rates billed to the property owners.
What is the Drainage Utility Charge?
The Drainage Utility Charge is for (and can only be used for) drainage projects or drainage maintenance. multiple projects have been identified as needing improvements and maintenances of more than $4 million. These projects can be seen below.
Why is a Drainage Utility Charge needed?
The city has been setting aside about $300,000 a year for different maintenance tasks for drainage, however, there are many areas in town that are prone to flooding and as development (and impervious cover) continues, additional areas will need to be addressed. This charge will bring in about $660,000 a year to cover maintenance and pay for the more than $4 million in drainage projects listed above.
What will my charge be?
Residents will be charged a flat $3.75 drainage charge. Non-residential property owners will be assessed a fee from 4 tiers based on the amount of property covered with impervious material. To view what fee your property will be assessed, you can check our non-residential property map (coming later this year).
Residential - $3.75 a month per lot
Vacant/Natural lot - no monthly fee
Non-residential - based on the size of the property vs. impermeable service area.
Church/House of Worship - based on the size of property vs. impermeable service area.
Multi-Family residence - based on the size of the property vs. impermeable service area.
Apartments - based on the size of the property vs. impermeable service area.
Blinn, State Supported Living - Exempt (no monthly fee)
Frequently Asked Questions