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Posted on: May 10, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Roanoke County Seeks Citizens For New Stormwater Advisory Committee

ROANOKE COUNTY, VA (May 10, 2013) – Roanoke County is seeking interested citizens to join a new committee to help develop the next stage of the stormwater management programs for the County and the Town of Vinton. Due to regulatory requirements, the County anticipates significant changes in its stormwater programs and associated costs over the next several years.

Roanoke County hopes the Roanoke County Stormwater Advisory Committee (RCSWAC) will represent a wide range of interests, including individual citizens, home owner associations and civic leagues, developers, agricultural interests, local businesses, non-profit and religious organizations, large-acreage land owners and other groups impacted by the regulations. The ideal committee will represent a balanced and broad spectrum of viewpoints from across the County and Town of Vinton.

A more complete list of the many groups and organizations sought for the committee can be found on the County’s website at www.roanokecountyva.gov/swm.

Committee members will be educated about the County’s existing stormwater programs, regulatory requirements, and anticipated costs. The committee members will develop recommendations for the Board of Supervisors on the desired levels of stormwater services with associated costs, and also recommend possible funding strategies. The intent is to identify the fairest, most equitable, source of reliable revenue to operate the County’s stormwater programs. Funding strategies will have differing costs for different parts of the community, including homeowners, businesses, non-profits, religious organizations, and others.

Committee members will be expected to review briefing packets prior to meetings, attend approximately seven monthly meetings beginning in July, provide honest opinions, respect the viewpoints of other committee members, and work to develop consensus recommendations for the Board of Supervisors.

Interested citizens and organizations are encouraged to visit www.roanokecountyva.gov/swm for additional information and to complete and submit the application form for committee membership by June 8, 2013. County staff will review the applications and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for final approval. For additional information, contact David Henderson at (540) 772-2083 or email dhenderson@roanokecountyva.gov.

See details at www.roanokecountyva.gov/swm
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