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Additional Stormwater Fee Meeting Scheduled

11/29/2017
Additional Stormwater Fee Meeting Scheduled

The City of Allentown is scheduling a fifth public meeting to inform property owners about the implementation of a fee to fund city stormwater services to be effective in 2018. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 5 from 1pm-2:30pm in City Council Chambers and is added to the original four meeting schedule announced last week. It is being scheduled to accommodate residents who had inquired about a possible daytime meeting.

A presentation will be given to explain the reasons for the fee, calculation methodology, and ways to obtain credits to lower the fee charged to a property owner.

Residents are asked to please RSVP by calling Public Works at 610-437-7587 and indicating which meeting they would like to attend.

The meetings are scheduled as follows:

Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Allentown Public Library, Community Room 1210 Hamilton Street

Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
East Side Youth Center, Social Hall 1140 East Clair Street

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 1:00pm – 2:30pm
City Council Chambers 435 Hamilton Street

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Episcopal Church of the Mediator 1620 West Turner Street

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Mack South Fire Station 1902 Lehigh Street

The establishment of this dedicated source of funding will support the City’s Stormwater Management Program to ensure compliance with the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law and federal Clean Water Act.

The fund will allow the City to undertake repair and replacement of its aging infrastructure, address drainage and safety issues in its neighborhoods, improve water quality of impaired streams, and implement additional services.

For more information, visit https://www.allentownpa.gov/Public-Works/Stormwater.

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