New Stormwater Policy from the City of Fayetteville that will Affect Property Owners

The Fayetteville City Council voted on June 24, 2019 to implement new policy changes to the current Stormwater Management Code of Ordinances.

Policy Changes:
The city is ONLY responsible for construction, maintenance and repair of components of the stormwater drainage system that are located within city owned drainage systems or within city-owned right-of-way.  To the extent that the CITY ELECTS TO MAKE AVAILABLE STORMWATER UTILITY FUNDS for work on drainage system components located outside of city-owned rights-of-way or city-owned drainage systems, such action will not constitute a transfer of reponsiblity or liability to the city for any aspect of drainage systems located outside of city-owned rights-of-way or city-owned drainage systems.

No action or inaction of the city pursuant to this section shall impose upon the city, its agents, officers, or employees, ANY RESPONSIBLITY OR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND, PAST OR FUTURE, RELATING TO ANY PERSON OR PROPERTY.  No action by the city, including but not limited to funding of work on drainage system components not owned by the city, shall be considered as a taking or appropriation of, or assumption of responsibility for any stream, drain, ditch or other drainage system feature that is outside city-owned drainage systems or rights-of-way.  City participation in work on drainage system components outside of the rights-of-way is LIMITED TO THE EXTENT TO WHICH FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE AND NO ENTITLEMENT TO RECEIVE FUNDS FOR SUCH WORK ARISES FROM THIS DEVISION.

The city’s evaluation, construction or repair of stormwater control measures and drainage facilities does not constitute a warranty against stormwater hazards, including, but not limited to, flooding, erosion, or standing water.

Please call the government affairs department at Longleaf Pine REALTORS Association for additional information or questions @ (910) 323-1421 or email [email protected]

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Published by Angie Hedgepeth

Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".