City seeks community input for stormwater study

City officials are seeking community input for a three-month study concerning stormwater and water quality in Fayetteville.

The first in a series of public input sessions on the topic is scheduled from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 in the Community Room at Ozark Natural Foods, 1554 N. College Ave.

According to the city’s website, the purpose of the study effort is to present options for sustainable funding for stormwater management, to reduce flooding, and protect water quality.

During the study, a consultant will review the city’s existing stormwater system and program, collect input from the City Council, staff, and citizen stakeholders regarding the current state, and the necessary and desired future state of stormwater programs in the city. From there, the group will work to develop options for funding based on the current and desired future states of the program, and present those options to the City Council for consideration.

A follow-up, drop-by information session is scheduled from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market.

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