The Stormwater Management Committee was established by the Town Council in October 2020 in order to: help identify and assess short and long-term problems associated with stormwater runoff in the Town, help discern the scope and nature of the problems, analyze the efficacy, costs, and benefits of possible solutions, and submit a report and recommendation to the Council. The Committee’s Final Report was presented to residents on July 27, 2021. Please scroll down to view the recorded presentation. The Committee was dissolved by the Council in July of 2021.
In response to a severe storm event on September 10, 2020, and resident concerns, the Town Council appointed a Stormwater Management Committee(SWMC) to help identify and assess short- and long-term problems associated with stormwater runoff in the Town, help discern the scope and nature of the problems, analyze the efficacy, costs, and benefits of possible solutions, and submit a report and recommendations to the Town Council.
Over the next months, the Town Council will evaluate all of the Stormwater Management Committee recommendations and gather residents’ input to determine which recommendations merit future action. At its June 23, 2021, monthly meeting, the Town Council voted to pursue a Chesapeake and Coastal Service Grant from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to study stormwater drainage issues in the Town. The pursuit of this DNR grant aligns with the recommendations in the SWMC’s final report and the Town Council took early action in order to meet the grant application deadline.
The Town Council encourages residents to review the SWMC’s final report and become more familiar with the stormwater management issues facing the Town and the recommendations of the SWMC.