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(A) Adoption of state law. The provisions of I.C. 8-1.5-5 are hereby adopted in their entirety, and the following entities are established or re-established:
(1) The city’s Department of Storm Water Management;
(2) The city’s Storm Water Taxing District;
(3) The Department of Storm Water Management shall be managed by the Board of Public Works and Safety of the city; and
(4) A Department of Storm Water Management District, extending to the corporate boundaries of the city is hereby established for the purpose of providing for the collection and disposal of storm water of the city in a manner which protects the public health and welfare, and for the purpose of assessing fees to pay for the cost of storm water facilities and services. As the corporate boundaries of the city change, whether through annexation or otherwise, so shall the boundaries of the Storm Water District change.
(B) Powers of the Board. The Board of Public Works and Safety shall have exclusive jurisdiction over the collection and disposal of storm water within the District, and shall possess all the powers and duties set forth in I.C. 8-1.5-3-4 and 8-1.5-5-6 including, but not limited to, the power to:
(1) Recommend to the Common Council rules and regulations governing the Department of Storm Water Management;
(2) Hold hearings following public notice;
(3) Make findings and determinations;
(4) Install, maintain and operate a storm water collection and disposal system;
(5) Make all necessary or desirable improvements of the grounds and premises under its control;
(6) Recommend to the Common Council reasonable and just rates and charges for services to the customers of the District; and
(7) Prepare a budget for the operation of the Department on an annual basis which budget shall be subject to approval by the Common Council. The issuance of bonds or other methods for making or financing capital improvements shall be approved by the Common Council as provided by law.
(Prior Code, § 54.01) (Ord. G-04-02, passed 4-27-2004; Ord. G-05-03, passed 4-26-2005)