Important Stormwater Bill Needs Our Support
Last month County Councilmen Dick Ladd and Chris Trumbauer introduced a County Ordinance Entitled "Stormwater Management and Restoration Fund and Stormwater Management Charge."
Stormwater runoff is the biggest polluter of the streams, rivers and Bay in Anne Arundel County. The bill will establish a dedicated fund especially for stormwater management and restoration. For most residential homeowners, the charge would be only $25-$35 PER YEAR. That's a small amount to pay for restoration of our waterways.
As stated in a recent message from the Magothy River Association, "This is a modest fee, with a waiver available for low-income residents, and will not solve every problem. However, in a protected fund that is managed carefully and responsibly, with yearly public review, the money raised by this bill can be used to attack problems in a strategic manner and will likely earn key federal or state matching funds."
You can read the bill yourself by clicking on this link:
There will be a public hearing on this bill on Monday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Arundel Center.
What can you do? Send an email to every member of the Council and to the County Executive urging support of the bill. And if you can, attend the hearing to show your support. Here are the email addresses.
Daryl Jones - email@example.com
John Grasso - firstname.lastname@example.org
Derek Fink - email@example.com
James Benoit - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dick Ladd - email@example.com
Chris Trumbauer - firstname.lastname@example.orgĀ
Jerry Walker - email@example.com
John Leopold - firstname.lastname@example.org
Take action. This is something YOU CAN DO to improve our water quality and bring the Bay back to life.