Archive for November, 2011

Chattanooga Resident On Storm Water & Additional Fees

November 3, 2011 1 comment

Storm Water Fees & Additional Fees From Chattanooga

A local Chattanooga resident sent this very informative information.

Chattanooga Resident: I was reading your website, the stormwater fees were increased from the amount shown. The annual fee is $105.00 for residential per year, but businesses pay $105 per each 3,200 sq ft of impervious area (ie parking lots, roof tops, etc). From this map , you take the ERU: Equivalent Residential Unit from a parcel and multiple times the $105 per unit to get the fee. Our Church has a $13,000 storwmater fee. The credit system is smoke and mirror. This fee applied to your private and public schools as well (call Gary Waters HCDE) ask what they pay in stormwater fee. In Chattanooga some churches and school have stormwater fees for $15,000 a year.

Also, you forgot to include the franchise fees collected from City residents from natural gas, comcast cable, electric, and public utilities bills, read the Chattanooga fee added on the bills. In March 2011, the City increased the amount collected on Natural Gas bills from $322,000 to $1.2 million. I wish your organization the best and much success.

Mayor Coppinger Reconvening Urban Growth Committee On Dec. 15

Coppinger Reconvening Urban Growth Committee On Dec. 15
posted November 2, 2011

County Mayor Jim Coppinger said the coordinating committee of the Urban Growth Plan will convene on Dec. 15 at the County Commission meeting room.

The session is at the request of Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield.

Mr. Coppinger earlier said the request by Mayor Littlefield appeared to meet the requirement for having the group of local city leaders take a new look at growth boundaries.

He said, “Any municipality could have made the same request.”

If the committee agrees to stretch the city of Chattanooga’s boundaries as requested, the city would have a certain time period in which to carry out the annexations.

Mayor Littlefield is proposing that the coordinating committee consider sweeping additions to city territory to the north.

He is asking consideration of new city of Chattanooga lines next to Lakesite and Soddy Daisy in the northwest portion of the county.

The mayor asks expanded city lines in the rapidly growing northeast portion of the county all the way to the Bradley County line at one point. The city limits would extend to Mahan Gap Road, Harrison Pike, Snow Hill Road and Birchwood Pike.