Monroe County is in the process of establishing a stormwater fee. The fee will provide a funding mechanism for maintaining and improving stormwater infrastructure in Monroe County.
The goals of the stormwater operations program are:
1. to ensure that Monroe County's lakes and streams are fishable and swimmable
2. to identify flood control projects that enhance public health and safety
3. to comply with Phase II of the Clean Water Act
Monroe County is one of 22 Indiana counties that are regulated under Rule 13, Indiana's implementation of Phase II of the Clean Water Act. In 2004, the Indiana Code was amended to allow counties to establish stormwater utilities. Since that time, 7 of the regulated counties have established stormwater utilties:
In addition, Marion County established a stormwater utility in 2001 as a consolidated city. The city of Bloomington and the town of Ellettsville have also enacted stormwater utilties. More information on Indiana stormwater utilities is availalbe on the Utility Links page.
For more information about the Monroe County stormwater fee, please consult the list of frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Stormwater Ordinance. This ordinance was approved by the Monroe County Commissioners on July 1, 2011. The Monroe County Council approved the stormwater fee on July 26, 2011.
CBBEL Report. Thisreport was completed by Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. in September 2010 to assist Monroe County in determining budgets, organization, staffing, and a fee structure for enactment of an ordinance establishing a stormwater utility fee.
Umbaugh Report. This report was completed by H. J. Umbaugh & Associates in June 2010 to accompany the CBBEL report. It details possible staffing and funding scenarios for the stormwater program.
DRAFT of the proposed stormwater budget.
The 2007 Infrastructure Task Force Report from the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce recommended that Monroe County establish a stormwater fee.
The League of Women Voters hosted an educational forum regarding the proposed stormwater fee on Wednesday, March 10, 2010.
A presentation on the proposed stormwater fee was held at the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District on Thursday, April 14, 2011.
Reference information related to the proposed stormwater fee was prepared for the Open House on April 21, 2011.
For a schedule of Storm Water Management Board meetings, visit the Stormwater Meetings page.