Newark City Council Votes To Create New Fee, Now Wants To Educate Residents


Newark – Following Council’s affirmative vote to implement a city-wide stormwater utility, the City of Newark has scheduled a series of public educations sessions for residents and commercial property owners to learn more about the charge and its impact on their utility bills.

Beginning January 1, 2018, residents will pay between $1.77 and $5.31 each month, depending on which tier their property falls into. The four tiers are based on each residential parcel’s impervious area. The fee will raise $1.4 million each year to improve the City’s stormwater system. An interactive online map to determine which tier a residential property falls into is available HERE.

A total of three public sessions will be held over the next several weeks to allow for residents to meet with City staff, learn about how the stormwater charge is determined for each parcel, how much landowners can expect to pay, and how the funds collected will be used to strengthen the City’s stormwater system. The scheduled sessions are as follows:

Wednesday, October 18, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers
220 S. Main Street, Newark

Thursday, November 2, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Newark Senior Center
200 White Chapel Drive, Newark

Thursday, November 9, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the George Wilson Center
303 New London Road, Newark

More information on the stormwater utility and the City’s comprehensive stormwater program is available online.

Source: City of Newark Communications Department

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