The Stormwater, Pavement and Traffic Operations Department maintains the city's drainage, sidewalks, roadways and traffic signal systems. The department also performs street sweeping, maintains pavement markings and provides regulatory and advisory roadway signage.
New, strict legislation requires the city to treat stormwater runoff before it leaves the storm drainage system and enters our local bays and surface waters. Fees are charged to pay for this collection and to develop a future drainage system that will protect our environment and keep our streets from flooding during heavy rains. The fee you are charged is based on the amount of impervious surface at your property, or the square footage that does not allow rain to be absorbed into the ground.
All single family properties are charged one flat fee. All other properties are charged a multiple of this rate. Every utility customer pays a monthly stormwater fee, regardless of whether or not other services on the property have been discontinued.
Ordinance No. 921-G
AN ORDINANCE MAKING FINDINGS REGARDING THE USE OF FERTILIZERS CONTAINING NITROGEN AND/OR PHOSPHORUS; PROHIBITING THE SALE OF SUCH FERTILIZERS DURING CERTAIN MONTHS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Ordinance No. 920-G
AN ORDINANCE MAKING FINDINGS REGARDING THE USE OF FERTILIZERS CONTAINING NITROGEN AND/OR PHOSPHORUS; PROVIDING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CITIZENS REGARDING THE USE OF FERTILIZERS CONTAINING NITROGEN AND/OR PHOSPHORUS; PROVIDING FOR BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR THE APPLICATION OF FERTILIZER; PROVIDING FOR EXEMPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR TRAINING AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS; PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT THROUGH EDUCATION FOR CERTAIN REGULATIONS; PROHIBITING THE SALE OF FERTILIZERS DURING CERTAIN MONTHS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A fun, educational video from high schoolers’ perspectives that looks into the many activities they do on the water and why it is important to keep the water clean. The high school narrators explore practices and behaviors we do that can help keep the water clean for fun and recreational use.
On the Lookout for Illegal Discharges
Whether you work for the city, county or private organizations or if you live within the city or county, keeping an eye out for discharges into our streams, lakes, canals or bays of chemicals, trash or other illegal discharges helps to keep our waterways healthy. Knowing what to look for and who to report a discharge to is covered in this video.
Preserving Our Waterways
An educational video that looks at practices we do in our everyday lives that affect water quality of our streams, lakes, canals and bays. It explores how with simple changes to our practices, we can have a positive impact on water quality.