(A)   The Stormwater Utility Fund shall be used for the following purposes:
      (1)   Acquisition of property by gift, purchase, or condemnation necessary to construct, operate, and maintain stormwater management facilities.
      (2)   Costs of administration and implementation of the stormwater management program.
      (3)   Engineering and design; debt service and related financing expenses; planning and construction costs for new stormwater facilities; and inspection, enlargement, or improvement of existing facilities.
      (4)   Operation and maintenance of the stormwater system, including the monitoring and inspection of stormwater control devices and facilities.
      (5)   Water quality monitoring and water quality programs.
      (6)   Inspection and enforcement activities.
      (7)   Elected official, appointed official, stakeholder, and general public education and outreach relating to stormwater.
      (8)   Billing, revenue collection, and associated administrative costs.
      (9)   Other activities that are reasonably required to manage and operate the stormwater system.
   (B)   Funding for the utility shall include, but not be limited to:
      (1)   Stormwater user fees;
      (2)   Direct charges. This charge will be collected from owners, developers or others for the cost of designing and constructing stormwater facilities and administrative costs and related expenses where the utility designs and/or constructs or contracts for the construction of such facilities, including costs associated with abatement procedures undertaken by the utility;
      (3)   Direct assessment. This charge will be collected from owners/users in localized areas that desire stormwater drainage facilities not considered a part of the regional development or where an improvement is desired ahead of the priority status;
      (4)   Fees as set forth in this chapter; and
      (5)   Other income obtained from federal, state, local and private grants or revolving funds.
   (C)   All revenues generated by or on behalf of the Utility including stormwater management service charges and interest earnings on those revenues shall be deposited in the stormwater utility fund and used exclusively for stormwater utility purposes.
   (D)   When a public improvement is funded by other funds of the city and/or by other agencies or organizations, the utility may assume financial responsibility for any storm drainage improvement costs associated with the overall project.
(Ord. 18-09, passed 11-2-09; Am. Ord. 5-10, passed 3-16-10; Am. Ord. 3-18, passed 3-20-18; Am. Ord. 5-18, passed 4-17-18; Am. Ord. 12-22, passed 11-1-22)