Town Of Moraga

Storm Drain Funding

This webpage has been developed to provide updates and background information about the Town's Storm Drain Project. Content for this page will continue to be developed.

 

Stormwater Fee Ballot Measure to go to Moraga Property Owners This Spring

With recent sinkholes disrupting our lives in Moraga, the Town Council has moved forward on a measure to avoid future storm drain catastrophes. Most of the Town’s storm drain pipes are 45 to 60 years old and nearing the end of their useful life. This has been demonstrated by the recent sinkholes, caused by collapsing underground pipes.

Building on a 9-year effort to identify remedies to the Town’s financial problems, the latest measure is proposing a stormwater fee that would bolster the Town’s storm drain maintenance and water quality efforts as well as provide funds to build the highest priority capital improvement projects as identified in the 2015 Storm Drain Master Plan.

In January 2018, the Town Council considered a Stormwater Fee Report that would set annual fees at about $120 for the average home in Moraga, with rates varying for other property types. The full schedule of proposed fees can be seen here. If adopted, the average home in Moraga would pay $10 per month to allow Moraga to repair deteriorating pipes and infrastructure, protect clean East Bay drinking water, and protect against future flooding.

Next Steps

A Notice of Public Hearing has been mailed to all property owners affected by the proposed fees. The hearing is tentatively scheduled for March 14, 2018, at which time all property owners can attend and be heard. In addition, all property owners will have the opportunity to submit written protests to the proposed fees prior to and during the Hearing.

If a majority protest does not occur at the hearing, the Town Council will decide whether to move forward with the mail-in ballot phase for property owners to vote on the fee.

COMMUNITY MEETINGS
The Town is also scheduling several community meetings where residents and business owners can come to learn more about the measure and to make their views known. The date, time and place of the meetings are shown below:

Community Meeting #1
Monday, February 12, 2018 - Town Council Chambers 3:30 - 4:30 pm 335 Rheem Boulevard, Moraga

Community Meeting #2,
Monday, February 12, 2018 - Town Council Chambers 6:30 - 7:30 pm 335 Rheem Boulevard, Moraga

Community Meeting #3,
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - Hacienda de las Flores - Dance Room 3:30 - 4:30 pm 2100 Donald Drive, Moraga

Community Meeting #4,
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - Hacienda de las Flores - Dance Room 6:30 - 7:30 pm 2100 Donald Drive, Moraga


Important Documents and Links

Frequently Asked Questions

Stormwater Fee Measure - Public Presentation Video February 12, 2018

Stormwater Fee Report PowerPoint Presentation January 24, 2018

January 24, 2018 Stormwater Fee Study Report to Town Council

Stormwater Fee Report, FINAL - SCI Consulting Group

A Notice of Public Hearing

Proposed Stormwater Fee Rate Schedule

October 2017 Community Priorities Survey Summary of Results

October 2017 Community Priorities Survey

Storm Drain Master Plan 2015

Storm Drain Funding Feasibility Study Presentation to AFC April 10, 2017