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File #: Item # 2019-10    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/9/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 1/16/2019 Final action:
Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF CUTLER BAY, FLORIDA, ADOPTING AND IMPLEMENTING THE TOWN OF CUTLER BAY STORMWATER MANUAL; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Attachments: 1. Manager Memo-Adopting Stormwater Master Plan, 2. Resolution-Adopting Stormwater Manual, 3. Resolution-Exhibit A-Stormwater Manual
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M E M O R A N D U M

To: Honorable Mayor and Town Council

From: Rafael G. Casals, ICMA-CM, CFM, Town Manager

Date: January 16, 2019

Re: Adoption of the Town of Cutler Bay Stormwater Manual


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A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF CUTLER BAY, FLORIDA, ADOPTING AND IMPLEMENTING THE TOWN OF CUTLER BAY STORMWATER MANUAL; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
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BACKGROUND AND ANALYSIS

The Town of Cutler Bay (the "Town") is actively engaged in stormwater management, stormwater master planning, compliance with State and Federal requirements, and protection of its natural areas and receiving waters. Looking ahead to future development and re-development, the Town is working to manage its stormwater infrastructure, minimize flooding, and maintain or improve water quality. An important component to this goal is a commitment to Low Impact Development (LID) techniques and Green Infrastructure (GI) practices.

The Town proposes to adopt the Stormwater Manual (the "Manual"), a supplement of the Watershed Master Plan, that provides guidance and specifications for Best Management Practices (BMPs). Examples of BMPs suggested in the Manual include: shallow bioretention, rain gardens, water quality swale, pervious pavement systems, exfiltration trenches, rainwater harvesting, and green roofs.

The Town is an active participant in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's ("FEMA") National Flood Insurance Program's ("NFIP") Community Rating System ("CRS") Program, which encourages communities to voluntarily implement standards, policies, and programs that go above and beyond the minimum NFIP regulations in return for lower flood insurance premiums. The participation and documented activities in FEMA's CRS Program has earned the Town a classification rating of five (5), which results in an annual savings of twenty-five percent (25%) premium discount to all property owners who purchase flood insurance policies.



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