The City of Kalispell is permitted by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) under the General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (Small MS4s). The purpose of the permit is to protect local water quality by reducing and preventing urban stormwater pollutants from entering the storm system and local water bodies.
The 5-year permit (2017-2021) requires the City to develop and maintain a stormwater program. The permit has yearly programmatic requirements the City must develop, implement, and sustain. In permit year three (2019), the City is required to implement and enforce a new postconstruction stormwater management program that includes annual inspections of both public and private stormwater features.
The proposed Stormwater Ordinance combines and updates the existing stormwater ordinances regarding construction -1600 (erosion and sediment) and illicit discharges -1634, adds language to support the required post-construction stormwater management program, and updates the enforcement section.
|09/23/2019||7 PM||City Council Work Session - Stormwater Management Program Requirements||City Hall Council Chambers|
|10/07/2019||7 PM||City Council Meeting - Resolution of Intent for Public Hearing for New Stormwater Ordinance||City Hall Council Chambers|
|10/21/2019||7 PM||City Council Meeting - Public Hearing for New Stormwater Ordinance||City Hall Council Chambers|
|11/04/2019||7 PM||City Council Meeting - 1st Reading on Proposed Stormwater Ordinance 1831||City Hall Council Chambers|
|11/18/19||7 PM||City Council Meeting - 2nd Reading of Proposed Stormwater Ordinance 1831 & Resolution 5948 (Stormwater Enforcement Response Plan)||City Hall Council Chambers|