Planning commission wants farmers' input on stormwater authority

Lindsey O'Laughlin
York Dispatch

The York County Planning Commission wants to hear farmers' feedback about a proposal to form a countywide stormwater authority to address stormwater issues, flooding and fertilizer use.

The York County Farm Bureau will host a meeting for farmers at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Winterstown Fire Hall, 12246 Winterstown Road, to discuss the planning commission's proposal. The meeting will focus on a feasibility study released by the planning commission in January 2016.

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The study, which was funded by a grant from the Codorus Watershed Endowment Committee of the York County Community Foundation, addressed the question of whether or not it would be feasible for the county to establish a stormwater authority and what would be required in order for it to be successful.

The Sept. 24 meeting is specifically for farmers, but there will be a second public meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the York Learning Center in York City, 300 E. Seventh Ave.

The purpose of the second meeting is for the general public to discuss the York County Stormwater Authority Implementation Plan.

The purpose of the implementation plan, which is already underway, is to outline the governance, services, fees, permitting and other parameters of the proposed authority.