A shuffling of the income from water utility fees in the village of Russells Point will help pay for long-needed improvements to the storm water infrastructure. A resolution of support was approved Monday in a regular meeting of Russells Point Village Council to cooperate with the Board of Public Affairs and establish a storm water utility fund that would generate about $10,000-$12,000 per year to help pay for storm water inflow and infiltration that’s a contributing factor to flooding throughout the village.
The storm water utility would be funded by regular deposits from the BPA of a $1 per month from the water fees of residences and $2 per month from the water fees of businesses in the village.
As with any other utility, it would be overseen by the BPA.
“We aren’t going to move mountains with this money,” Mayor Robin Reames said. “But it is difficult to qualify for zero and low interest loans, and even grants without a separate utility fund with regular deposits.”
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