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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: February 15, 2017 09:25 AM
From: Representative Garth D. Everett
To: All House members
Subject: Amend Town Code/Storm Water Fee
I plan to introduce legislation that amends the Town Code to authorize the Town of Bloomsburg to assess fees for storm water management activities and facilities without the need to establish a municipal authority. We did give this authority to Second Class Townships last session by amending the Second Class Township Code via Act 62 of 2016.

Currently, if the Town of Bloomsburg needs to implement a storm water fee to comply with EPA directives and regulations, it must create a separate municipal authority in order to assess the fee. This defies common sense and simply creates another unnecessary layer of government directed by unelected officials. My legislation holds those who implement the fee accountable to those who will be required to pay it. If the public is not happy with the decision to impose a storm water fee, it can voice its opinion at the ballot box.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this pragmatic and logical piece of legislation. Please contact Chanin Zwing with any questions at 787-5270 or via e-mail at czwing@pahousegop.com.

Introduced as HB913