City of Town And Country, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 3510 §1, 5-10-2010; Ord. No. 3856 §1, 10-27-2014]
It is the intention of the City to address stormwater concerns for affected City infrastructure as well as private properties where surface drainage conditions have created a negative impact. This program is funded from portions of the sales tax of one-half-cent ($0.005) collected for parks and stormwater improvements. Notwithstanding any ordinance to the contrary, the City shall not be obligated to undertake any stormwater project.
[Ord. No. 3510 §1, 5-10-2010; Ord. No. 3856 §1, 10-27-2014]
The Director is responsible for the identification of potential projects through analysis of public infrastructure or through input received by individual residents. Upon identification, the Director shall develop a draft analysis utilizing the attached LBI for each affected property. This shall be presented to the Public Works and Stormwater Commission for review. The Commission shall seek input from any and all agencies, groups or individuals as necessary to evaluate the draft and revise as is necessary.
[Ord. No. 3510 §1, 5-10-2010; Ord. No. 3856 §1, 10-27-2014]
A. 
Projects identified to be a part of the program shall meet the following minimum guidelines:
1. 
Threatened public structure or improvement; or
2. 
Surface flows altered or caused by a public improvement; or
3. 
Cannot reasonably be completed by individual property owner due to the necessary involvement of other parties or agencies outside of that individual's control; or
4. 
Altered upstream conditions; or
5. 
Inadequate system design under previously less restrictive development regulations.
B. 
Issues determined to be the result of the actions of an individual property owner impacting his or her own property are not eligible for programming. Issues created as the result of the actions of an individual property owner which impact downstream properties are not eligible, but instead shall be considered a matter to be referred for civil action between the affected parties. The maintenance of functioning systems under the control or ownership of other agencies, political subdivisions, private individuals or subdivision trust associations are not eligible for programming.
[Ord. No. 3510 §1, 5-10-2010; Ord. No. 3856 §1, 10-27-2014]
A. 
The preliminary project scope is to be prepared by the Director. The LBI for each affected residential property and Section of public property shall also be calculated by the Director individually as a part of the preliminary project scope. The sum of these individual LBI calculations shall comprise the total benefit calculation for the project. The probable opinion of cost is to be prepared by the Director under contract with a qualified professional services provider or utilizing internal resources.
B. 
The preliminary project scope, probable opinion of cost and LBI are to be reviewed in open session by the Commission. All affected property owners shall be informed of this review at least one (1) week prior to the session utilizing the United States Postal Service. Upon solicitation of public input, the Commission shall alter, adopt or reject the benefit calculation for placement in the program.
[Ord. No. 3510 §1, 5-10-2010; Ord. No. 3856 §1, 10-27-2014]
Projects adopted by the Commission shall be ranked with the highest priority given to those with the lowest cost-to-benefit ratio. Projects shall be inserted into the rankings based solely on the calculated ratio regardless of order of identification. The program shall be presented to the Board of Aldermen in the form of a five-year implementation plan recommended by the Commission as a part of the City of Town and Country's annual budget process. The five-year implementation plan shall be based upon the comparison of implementation cost of the highest-ranked projects with the funding available for stormwater projects in the Parks and Stormwater Fund of the City of Town and Country.
[Ord. No. 3510 §1, 5-10-2010; Ord. No. 3856 §1, 10-27-2014]
Individual property owners, subdivision organizations and other interested parties may make a monetary contribution to a project. Any contributions pledged by outside sources shall be identified as a part of the probable opinion of cost and deducted from the total project cost prior to the calculation of the cost-to-benefit ratio. This adjusted ratio shall be utilized in the project ranking. No project with an adjusted ranking shall be implemented prior to the commitment of funds by the outside sources. These funds shall be placed in escrow with the City prior to the commitment of any resources by the City for the project.
[Ord. No. 3510 §1, 5-10-2010; Ord. No. 3856 §1, 10-27-2014]
A. 
Each project shall be reevaluated by the Commission no less than every three (3) years. If changes in project scope are identified by the Director or requested by the affected property owners, the project may be reevaluated annually prior to the presentation of the program to the Board of Aldermen.
B. 
In the event that the progress of a project becomes stalled during the design stage due to a failure to reach an agreement/solution with the impacted parties, and it is so deemed by the Public Works and Stormwater Commission, a project can be recommended to be placed on inactive status. Prior to this designation, a hearing shall be held at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Public Works and Stormwater Commission. The recommendation to place a project on inactive status shall include a set of conditions which if met will allow the inactive status to be lifted. All impacted parties shall be notified of such hearing via first class mail. Upon recommendation of placement upon inactive status, all application of City resources shall be suspended until such a time as the project is returned to active status. A project may be returned to status once the conditions have been met and a review of the project has been held by the Public Works and Stormwater Commission. This placement upon inactive status shall be reported to the Board of Aldermen as a part of the five-year Capital Plan.
[Ord. No. 3510 §1, 5-10-2010; Ord. No. 3856 §1, 10-27-2014]
All projects shall be designed to meet all requirements of the City of Town and Country, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD), Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and any other necessary regulatory agency or political subdivision with permissible rights established under local, State or Federal law.
[Ord. No. 3510 §1, 5-10-2010; Ord. No. 3856 §1, 10-27-2014]
The Commission shall develop an updated implementation program annually by August 1 and be presented to the Board of Aldermen as a part of the annual budgeting process. This shall include the portion of the program which is recommended for funding under the upcoming and four (4) following years. The first two (2) years shall contain specifically identified projects as well as the anticipated design, property/easement acquisition and construction costs associated with these projects and the necessary budget requests. The final three (3) years shall consist of a general identification of potential budget requests for continued implementation of the program. Upon adoption of the five-year implementation plan and the necessary budget requests, the Director shall be responsible for the implementation of the plan.
[Ord. No. 3510 §1, 5-10-2010; Ord. No. 3856 §1, 10-27-2014]
CITY OF TOWN AND COUNTRY
LOCATION BENEFIT IDENTIFICATION
Project ID:
Location Address/Description:
Total Calculated Benefit Points:
Evaluation Category
Problem Type
High
Medium
Low
Erosion
Public Structure
45
15
5
Residential Structure
36
12
4
Retaining Wall (Public)
36
12
4
Street ROW
27
9
3
Improved Channel
27
9
3
Retaining Wall (Private)
18
6
2
Drainage Structure
18
6
2
Yard
3
1
Unimproved Channel
1
Other
Flooding
Public Structure
45
15
5
Residential Structure
36
12
4
Impassable Traffic
27
9
3
Passable Traffic
18
6
2
Accessory Structure
3
1
Yard
1
Other
Maintenance
Drainage Structure
18
6
2
Improved Channel
6
2
Unimproved Channel
3
1
Street Gutter
3
1
Swale/Berm
1
Other
Drainage
Street
3
1
Yard
1
Other
Frequency Rating
Degree of Risk
>1/year
1.0
Life/Limb
1.0
1/year
0.9
Health
0.5
1/5 years
0.6
Property Value
0.1
1/10 years
0.3