City of Kennett, MO
Dunklin County
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[Ord. No. 2924 §1, 6-18-2013]
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Phase II of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water permitting programming, a Federal Clean Water Act requirement delegated to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, requires Cities with Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) to implement storm water maintenance and management programs as a means to control polluted discharges.
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The City of Kennett has a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) and because the City has a population of over ten thousand (10,000), it is a Missouri regulated MS4 City and must obtain a NPDES storm water permit. In order to obtain a permit, the City is required to develop a Storm Water Management Plan (SMP). The Storm Water Management Plan will be a dynamic document to be revised over time to better able the City to meet the following objectives:
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Solve existing flood/drainage problems.
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Prevent future flood/drainage damage.
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Preserve natural and beneficial functions of the existing drainage system.
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Preserve and enhance storm water quality.
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In order to preserve and enhance storm water quality, the Storm Water Management Plan summarizes the City's intentions to reduce the amount of pollution in its storm water runoff by addressing the six (6) mandated categories of concern listed in the permit. These categories are as follows:
1. 
Public education and outreach.
2. 
Public involvement and participation.
3. 
Illicit discharge detection and elimination.
4. 
Construction site runoff control.
5. 
Post-construction site runoff control.
6. 
Pollution prevention/good housekeeping.
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The City has adapted this plan to reflect its own unique situation and intends to review and improve this plan each year. As circumstances change, objectives 1, 2 and 3 will also be addressed to better control storm water. This plan is a foundation on which new and innovative ideas and solutions can be developed to better project the water quality of our local streams.
[Ord. No. 2924 §1, 6-18-2013]
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Name Of City: Kennett, Missouri.
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Population: Ten thousand nine hundred thirty-two (10,932).
C. 
Water Supply: One hundred (100) to one hundred thirty (130) feet deep.
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Waste Water Treatment: Aerated lagoons.
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Water Shed: Buffalo Ditch, Varney River Ditch, Ragland Slough.
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Geologic Setting: Missouri Southeast Lowlands-Bootheel Area.
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Average Rainfall: Forty-six (46) inches per year, subject to occasional thunderstorm events of over three (3) inches possible.
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Kennett is located in the Missouri Bootheel. Soil samples demonstrate late Ternary/Quaternary geology. The Bootheel lies in a floodplain between the Mississippi and St. Francis Rivers; the land is very flat and is now used for predominantly agricultural purposes, but was mostly abandoned, swampy forestland before the 20th century. Between 1893 and 1989, about eighty-five percent (85%) of the native forest were cut; the entire landscape was transformed into farmland by extensive logging, drainage of the water shed, and the construction of flood control structures. High levees along both courses and an extensive system of drainage ditches, diversion channels, and controlled lakes, pumping stations and cutoffs protect much of the area from flooding.
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The City has a number of deteriorated storm water drains that have been replaced or repaired over the past several years. Due to the purchase of a combination sewer truck for cleaning storm drainage pipes, ponding water in streets and low areas has greatly decreased.
[Ord. No. 2924 §1, 6-18-2013]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE
A type of management, habit, action, practice, type of construction or other ways of doing things that accomplishes the best result given (size, budget, other factors) a City must work under.
BMP
An abbreviated term for "Best Management Practices".
MCM
An abbreviation term for "Minimum Control Measures".
MEP "MAXIMUM EXTENT PRACTICABLE"
Doing your best to the maximum extent that is practical.
MINIMUM CONTROL MEASURES
One (1) of the six (6) categories, which at a "minimum", must be addressed in the storm water management plan. The six (6) categories include public information, public participation, illicit discharges, construction site runoff, and pollution prevention/good housekeeping. Each of these categories is a minimum control measure.
MS4
An abbreviated term for the phrase "Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System".
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM
A storm water sewer (drainage) system that is "separate" from the regular domestic sanitary sewage system. The storm water sewer system discharges directly to streams without treatment of the rainwater.
REGULATED MS4
A Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System that is required to obtain an NPDES permit and comply with Missouri storm water regulations.
STORM WATER
The rainwater that flows off parking lots, yards, roofs and other hard surfaces into roadside ditches, storm drains, and streams during a rainstorm.
[Ord. No. 2924 §1, 6-18-2013]
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The City of Kennett has a goal of increasing awareness among its citizens of the negative effects of storm water pollution. The strategy for accomplishing the goal will include measurable efforts to raise public awareness of how storm water is contaminated and ways individual citizens can help minimize the problem outreach seeks to inform people about the following subjects:
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The proper handling and disposal of solid waste.
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The proper handling and disposal of hazardous wastes.
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The proper handling and application of fertilizers and pesticides on lawns.
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The elimination of illegal dumping of oil and other chemicals into storm drains.
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The importance of erosion control structures on construction sites to prevent sediment from eroding and being carried into storm drains.
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The importance of detention and treatment of storm water for post-construction structures, to prevent erosion and flooding downstream of new developments.
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Actions And Measurable Goals.
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Action 1-1: Establish a storm water section on the City's website that discusses the six (6) subjects listed above;
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Goal 1-1a: Complete action 1 by one (1) year after the date of issuance of permit;
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Action 1-2: Make storm water presentation to the public;
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Measurable Goal 1-2a: Make two (2) presentations per year to various civic groups.
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Action 2-1: The Mayor and City Council will adopt a public participation plan.
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Measurable goal 2-1a: The City of Kennett will adopt a public participation plan within one (1) year following the issuance of the NPDES permit.
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Action 2-2: The Kennett City Council will discuss storm water issues.
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Measurable goal 2-2a: The City Council will discuss storm water requirements at least two (2) times per year at a public meeting.
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Action 2-3: The Planning and Zoning Commission will continue to have storm water issues on their agenda.
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Measurable goal 2-3a: The Planning and Zoning Commission will discuss storm water issues at least two (2) times per year at a public meeting.
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Action 2-4: The City of Kennett will identify local groups that clean up local streams and drainage ditches.
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Measurable goal 2-4a: The City will support at least one (1) stream or ditch cleanup per year by providing for the disposal of the collected.
[Ord. No. 2924 §1, 6-18-2013]
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The City of Kennett will implement measures to reduce and eliminate unauthorized discharges to its storm sewer system.
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Action 3-1: The City of Kennett will designate someone to visually inspect the storm water outlets to detect illegal discharges to storm sewers.
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Measurable goal 3-1a: The City will visually inspect the storm water outlets each year and record the inspection date and conditions of the outlet and any storm water issues observed. The first (1st) inspection is to be completed within six (6) months of the issuance of the NPDES permit.
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Action 3-2: The City will place an emergency phone number on the City website to report any illegal discharges.
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Measurable goal 3-2a: The City will publish this phone number within the first (1st) year of the issuance of the NPDES permit.
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Action 3-3: The City will hold public meetings and discussions about establishing an ordinance prohibiting the discharge of oil and other wastes into the City storm sewer.
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Measurable goal 3-3a: The City Council will hold public discussions on illegal discharge within one (1) year of the issuance of the NPDES permit.
[Ord. No. 2924 §1, 6-18-2013]
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The City of Kennett will establish procedures and policies to promote the control of sediment erosion on construction sites. The following actions will be taken.
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Action 4-1: The City will develop an informational brochure on proper erosion control measures and attach a copy to construction permits issued by the City.
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Measurable goal 4-1a: The informational brochures will be attached to the construction permits within the first (1st) year after issuance of the NPDES permit.
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Action 4-2: The City's Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public discussion about drafting an erosion control ordinance. The ordinance would require a permit and erosion control plan for all construction sites of one (1) acre or more. The ordinance would specify examples of BMPs that could be used on construction sites.
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Measurable goal 4-2a: The Commission will begin discussion of an erosion control ordinance within one (1) year of the issuance of the NPDES permit.
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Action 4-3: The Building Inspector will inspect erosion control measures on construction sites.
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Measurable goal 4-3a: Building Inspector will conduct regular inspections of erosion control measures on construction sites following adoption of an erosion control ordinance.
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The City of Kennett will establish policies and procedures to control post-construction site runoff. The City will implement the following actions:
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Action 5-1: The Planning and Zoning Committee will begin discussions about requiring infiltration storm water control measures for large impervious areas such as large shopping centers and large subdivisions. These are to prevent flooding and contamination downstream.
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Measurable goal 5-1a: The Planning and Zoning Commission will publicly discuss requirements for infiltration storm water control measures within one (1) year after the issuance of the NPDES permit.
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Action 5-2: During the review of plans for a construction project the City will require to integrate green infrastructure into projects that include a large impervious area.
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Measurable goal 5-2a: Green infrastructure will be required to be integrated into large impervious sites by two (2) years after issuance of the NPDES permit.
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Action 5-3: The City will adopt an ordinance outlining the requirements and standards for green infrastructure.
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Measurable goal 5-3a: The City will begin discussions for development of an ordinance governing green infrastructure within one (1) year after issuance of the NPDES permit.
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Measurable goal 5-3b: The City will adopt an ordinance governing green infrastructures within two (2) years after the issuance of the NPDES permit.
[Ord. No. 2924 §1, 6-18-2013]
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The City of Kennett will establish policies and procedures to reduce the potential for pollution of storm water by City operations. The following actions will be implemented:
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Action 6-1: City department heads will meet with their employees to discuss good housekeeping BMPs. The training will include proper handling and disposal of solid and liquid waste and hazardous wastes.
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Measurable goal 6-1a: Department heads will meet with their employees to discuss good housekeeping practices within six (6) months of issuance date of NPDES permit.
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Measurable goal 6-1b: Department meetings will be held at least once every six (6) months to refresh personnel on environmental regulations and Best Management Practices (BMPs).
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Action 6-2: City employees who handle pesticides will be instructed in the proper use of BMPs on City property and City operated construction sites.
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Measurable goal 6-2a: City employees who handle pesticides will be instructed in proper use of BMPs on City property and City operated construction sites every six (6) months after issuance of the NPDES permit.