Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bangor Area Storm Water Group February Meeting

The BASWG February Meeting will be held on February 14, 2013 from 9:00 – 11:30, location 124 Eastport Hall, University of Maine Augusta - Bangor Campus.

Meeting Agenda

9:00 am Welcome and Introductions

9:10 am Organizational Business

Approval of January BASWG Meeting Minutes
  • Updates:
    • Urban Waters Grant update
    • Salt Management Task Force and research update
    • Stormwater Steward Status
    • Suitability for Development Project
  • Review of 2013 Calendar
  • Other Announcements

9:20 am MS4 Permit Language Review and Regional Discussion

  • Update on permit issuance process and timeline

9:45 am Presentation on the DIMS Process* - Followed by Q&A

Presenter: Paul Nicklas, City of Bangor Paul will share with us the process, tasks and commitments required to complete the DIMS process as municipalities consider looking at sustainable funding options for stormwater programs

10:30 am Coffee Break

10:45 am Group Discussion

  • Discussion about changing regulatory and political context
  • Determining interest in proceeding with DIMS
  • Discussion with members about what they need to discuss this with their leadership
  • Identifying next steps

11:15 am March meeting planning – Special Session on Education and Outreach

11:30 am Meeting adjourns

Note: The BASWG does not specifically support or advocate for any specific funding option(s). The BASWG’s goal in this process is to provide technical assistance as requested by its member MS4s.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Bangor Area Stormwater Group January Meeting

The BASWG January Meeting will be held on January 10, 2013 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am, location TBD.

Meeting Agenda

9:00 am Welcome and Introductions

9:15 am Organizational Business

  • Approval of December BASWG Minutes
  • FY2013-2014 BASWG Draft Budget Document Review
  • Updates:
    • Salt Management Progress, Meetings and Opportunities
    • Suitability for Development Project
    • Stormwater Steward
  • Other Announcements

9:45 am MS4 Permit Discussion:

  • Status of Stormwater Permit Process
  • Group feedback on remaining issues with permit language
  • Discussion with David Ladd, Mick Kuhns and Kathy Hoppe

10:15 am Coffee Break

10:30 am Presentation: City of Bangor Video Followed by discussion about targeting BASWG messages

10:50 am Review of Education and Outreach Permit Requirements

11:00 am Special Planning Session:

  • Sustainable Stormwater Funding
  • Group input on process for identifying sustainable funding mechanisms
    • Focus groups (identifying list of potential participants)
    • Intro meetings with municipal officials/PW directors
    • Overview of DIMS process

11:20 am Sharing of List of Collaborative Opportunities Identified in Initial BASWG Assessment Interviews

11:30 am Meeting adjourns