Stormwater Utility Board Meeting Dates

The Stormwater Utility Board meets at the Leo-Cedarville Town Hall on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm.

The Leo-Cedarville Town Hall is located at 13909 Pony Express Run, Leo, Indiana

2019 Stormwater Utility Board Members

R. Paul Steffens, John Abel, Larry Clark

Stormwater Utility Meeting Minutes

January 14, 2020
February 11, 2020
March 10, 2020
April 14, 2020

Stormwater meeting minutes from previous years are available for public review here.

LEO-CEDARVILLE STORMWATER UTILITY
MEETING AGENDA

Subject to Change

May 12, 2020

6:00 PM

OPENING OF MEETING – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVAL OF AGENDA and MINUTES – April 14, 2020

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Billing through Auditor’s Office
  • Bobcat Trail update
  • Riverside Garden’s Park update
  • Birkey Drive update

NEW BUSINESS:

  • 10012 Hosler Rd. Patrick Davidson
  • 14803 Amstutz Rd. Paul & Nichole Suvar
  • 11414 Grabill Rd. Karl Bernabe

FINANCIAL REPORTS

NEXT MEETING:     June 9, 2020

ADJOURNMENT

INSTRUCTIONS TO JOIN THE ZOOM MEETING

This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom.  Participants may join the meeting online or by phone.  Meeting Time:  5/12/2020 at 6:00 p.m.

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Billing Clerk Office Hours:

Monday through Friday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fee Payment:

The residential rate of $18.90 (current monthly rate of $6.30 x 3) will be due quarterly.  A blue statement will be sent quarterly.  Customers may choose to pay quarterly or as many quarters as they would like at any given time.

Online Payment

You can pay your Stormwater bill with a Credit or Debit Card.  A convenience fee of 3% applies (minimum fee $1.00).

Please Note:  This is for Stormwater ONLY.  Sewer bills must be paid to the Leo-Cedarville Regional Sewer District.

Fees can also be paid by one of the following methods:

Certified Check
Cashiers Check
Money Order
Personal Check

All checks are made payable to the Leo-Cedarville Stormwater Utility.

Leo – Cedarville Storm Water Utility
P.O. Box 509
Leo , Indiana 46765
260-627-6402

Check and money order payments are also accepted at the drop box at town hall, located at 13909 Pony Express Run.

Billing Questions

Phone:  (260) 627-6402
Email:  stormwater@leocedarville.com

2020 Monthly Water Quality Tips:
Grasscycling
Spring Into Better Lawn Care
Scoop the Poop
Fall in Love With Clean Storm Drains

2019 Monthly Water Quality Tips:
April Showers
Mother May I
Not Another Dad Joke – June 
Independence From Wasting Water
Go to the Car Wash
Trick or Treat
Keep Drains Safe From Hazardous Waste
Merry and Bright Keep Salt Light

What is a Storm Water Utility?

A special assessment district set up to generate a stable source of funding for storm water management within the town usually through user fees.

The Leo-Cedarville Storm Water Utility Management consists of a 3 (voting) Member Management Board, Secretary, Treasurer, and Part-Time Clerk.  The board is also supported by the following positions/departments: Clerk-Treasurer, Town Manager, Engineering, Accounting, and Legal.

Who is required to pay?

All properties within the Leo-Cedarville town limits that have impervious surface such as concrete, asphalt, stone, building rooftops, etc., are charged a storm water fee. This includes residential properties and non residential customers. For example: commercial, industrial and institutional properties, churches, schools, businesses and government buildings.

Why am I paying a storm water fee to Leo-Cedarville StormWater Utility when I have no storm sewers and water stands on my lawn, street, etc.?

You don’t have to have storm sewers in order to contribute to the Stormwater Utility that Leo-Cedarville is required to manage. Even if water stands on your property for a while, it drains into the town’s stormwater system until it disappears. Water from your property may drain on top of other nearby properties, then into storm sewers and ditches.

The drainage from my neighborhood goes into a pond/ a dry pond-retention area/ or storm sewers.

Why do I have to pay a storm water bill to the utility?

In order for the water to drain off your property and get to the pond, it probably goes through street inlets, storm sewer pipes and/or ditches. Those inlets and pipes are maintained by the Leo-Cedarville Storm Water Utility.

Why worry about Storm Water?

The EPA now considers storm water pollution to be one of the most significant sources of contamination of our nation’s waters. Stormwater from developed areas erodes stream banks and smothers stream beds with sediment. Accumulated chemical and bacteria flush off the land and into streams. Poor storm water management can destroy stream life, pollute drinking water, increase flooding and damage property.

How will revenues be used?

All revenue from the fee will be used to support the storm water program which includes maintenance of the drainage system, such as pipes, ditches, and culverts; protecting our streams and rivers from erosion and pollution; and complying with state and federal regulatory mandates.

Why do I have to pay when I do not have any drainage problems?

Everyone in the Town will benefit from the Stormwater Management Program. If storm water runs off your property, the town must have a program and funding to manage the increased in runoff and pollutants.

What is impervious surface?

Impervious surface is any hard ground cover, such as asphalt, concrete, and rooftops that prevent or retard the entry of water into the soil and increases run off.

Run off expected from four types of Land Use:

Land Uses Runoff from a four inch rainfall (inches)
Run off Volume from 1 inch on 1 acre (gallons)
Forest 0.5 inches 13,600
Grass (meadow, lawns, parks) 0.8 inches 21,700
Residential (1 acre lots) 1.2 inches 32,600
Corn or soybeans 1.7 inches 46,200
Residential (1/4 acre lots) 1.7 inches 46,200
Industrial 2.7 inches 73,350
Commercial 3.7 inches 100,520
(source: Purdue University)

Did you know?

Approximately 70% of all drains lead directly to open waterways, without treatment.
46% of all impaired rivers and lakes in the U.S. are polluted due to uncontrolled storm water runoff.
A one-quart oil spill causes a two-acre oil slick.