Will my tax rate be reduced to offset this fee?

Yes. The tax rate for the current fiscal year (21-22) was reduced by 0.5 cent in response to removing the stormwater program from the general fund. It will decrease by another half-cent in fiscal year 22-23, which begins July 1, 2022. 

However, a 1.5 cent increase was already scheduled for FY21-22 pay for the 2017 Parks Bond (this is the final increase for the Parks Bond). So while this year’s tax rate is not a lower number than last year, it is lower than it would have been if the stormwater utility fee had not been created.

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1. What is a stormwater utility fee?
2. When will the stormwater fee go into effect?
3. Will my tax rate be reduced to offset this fee?
4. How often are customers billed?
5. Who pays the stormwater fee?
6. What is impervious surface?
7. Why is the fee based on a property’s impervious surface?
8. What does the fee pay for?
9. How does the Town determine your impervious surface?
10. What is the Equivalent Residential Unit?
11. How do I know what my impervious surface is if I live in a new development?
12. What happens if I don't pay my bill?
13. Can I appeal or dispute my stormwater utility fee charge?
14. Isn't this essentially a tax on rain water?
15. What if I have other questions?