Borough of Greencastle introduces stormwater pollutant impact fee

Pennsylvania

The Borough of Greencastle has decided to push back its major proposal fee for stormwater pollutant rates.

The borough presented a proposal that would require a stormwater pollutant impact fee to help pay off the pollutant reduction of Chesapeake Bay. The proposal set annual fees of $160 for residents, $1600 for businesses and $500 for churches.

As of now, the council has adopted a stormwater budget of about $199,000 for 2019.

“The administration and finance council of the borough is currently researching different fee structures and different potential ways to implement that fee in a way that is most equitable to the borough and its businesses and homeowners, said Borough of Greencastle Manager, Eden Ratliff.

Borough officials say they will put off the massive amount of spending until 2020 and 2021 and welcome public opinion about the budget.

This will be a new fee for Greencastle residents and business owners.

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