The current $1 LSF rate is also completely or partially funding an additional 10 projects, which are presently in design or construction.
Stormwater Master Plan Project
The City is updating the Stormwater Master Plan to evaluate the Stormwater System and guide projects, stream enhancement, water quality improvements, and reduction of localized flooding over the next 10 years.
Five-Year Review and Proposed LSF Adjustment Options
In 2019, at its five-year milestone, City staff evaluated the effectiveness of the LSF program, the current monthly $1 LSF rate per ESU, and progress on the deferred maintenance backlog.
The Stormwater System’s backlog – or postponed repair to the system’s infrastructure and assets – currently totals $134.8 million, and includes:
Replacement of 1,236 catch basins
Repair and replacement of 100,000 linear feet of storm pipe
Rehabilitation and maintenance of 81 water quality facilities
Repair, rehabilitation, and retrofitting of 303 outfalls
Opportunity projects identified in the Stormwater Master Plan
As a result, the City is reviewing several new LSF adjustment options to restructure funding in order to keep up with the backlog and ensure the system is working effectively:
Current LSF (baseline): Monthly $1 per ESU for 5 years
Average annual revenue: $961K
Total revenue over 5 years: $4.8M
Option A: Monthly $3 per ESU for 5 Years
Average annual revenue: $2.9M
Total revenue over 5 years: $14.5M
Option B: Monthly $3 per ESU for 10 Years
Average annual revenue: $3M
Total annual revenue over 10 years: $30M
Option C: Monthly $5 per ESU for 10 Years
Average annual revenue: $5M
Total annual revenue over 10 years: $50M
Option D: Monthly $7 per ESU for 10 Years
Average annual revenue: $6.9M
Total annual revenue over 10 years: $69M
Additional LSF adjustment options will likely be modeled over the next couple months, then presented to City Council for discussion at the August 20, 2019, post City Council Work Session.
Public Input and Open Houses
From May 30 to July 31, 2019, the City invited the public to provide input in several ways on new LSF funding scenarios, including:
Online survey in English and Spanish
Paper survey in English and Spanish
City event tabling and information at the Public Works Day, Latino Festival, and Celebrate Hillsboro events
Two open house events on June 13 and July 30 (materials are available below)
In person at the Public Works Department facility
Staff will share the public’s input and present the proposed LSF funding scenarios in detail to City Council at a work session at 8 pm on Tuesday, August 20, in Room 113 at the Hillsboro Civic Center. Councilors will discuss the scenarios and determine next steps. Members of the public are invited to attend and observe. No public comment is taken during work sessions.
Staff will share the public’s input and present the proposed LSF funding scenarios in detail to City Council. Councilors will discuss the scenarios and determine next steps. Members of the public are invited to attend and observe. No public comment is taken during work sessions.