May 2 public hearing on storm water fee

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CIZ-ComGovLogoThe Board of the Zionsville Dept. of Storm Water Management will hold a public hearing on the proposed rates for all property owners in the Zionsville Storm Water District. The hearing will be held on May 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Zionsville Town Hall.

The Board will consider any public comments on the resolution that was approved by the Board at its April 9 meeting. The resolution establishes a rate schedule that includes a user fee of $3.86 per equivalent residential unit for all property in the district on a per-month basis.

This allocation of expenses includes all the properties in the town that benefit from the storm water management and that place demand on the storm water system.

The Storm Water Utility Fee will be phased in during a three-year schedule starting with the Town District beginning the first year at $1.29 ERU and gradually reaching the full $3.86 by the third year, and in the rural district, a rate of $0.92 ERU in year one and reaching the full $2.74 ERU by the third year.

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Oak Street speed limit reduction ordinance passed

On April 8, the Zionsville Town Council adopted an ordinance reducing the speed limits along certain portions of Oak Street. The portion of Oak Street west of County Road 950 East and extending to the corporate limits near the Stonegate subdivision has been reduced from areas of 50 and 55 miles per hour to a consistent 45. New signs will be erected within the next two to three weeks.

The decision to reduce the speed limit was based on a speed study, intersection sight distance study and general evaluation of the geometry (driveways, hills, etc.) conducted by the town engineering firm of Beam, Longest and Neff, LLC.

 

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