Stormwater User Fee



Ferguson Township has entered into a contract with its consultant, Wood, for phase 2 of the Stormwater Fee Study it completed over nine months in 2018. 

During phase 1, a Stormwater Advisory Committee represented by many stakeholders—residents; neighborhood associations; Penn State University; the State College Area School District; Centre Region Parks and Recreation; the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC), and the Ferguson Township Garden Club—helped to set priorities for stormwater services. The members who served also included a farmer, agricultural engineer, contractor, master gardener, geologist, and water resource activist.   

The Township and consultant presented their findings to the Board of Supervisors on May 21, 2018, including program recommendations and costs, service levels, funding methods, the fee calculation process, and estimated rates. The study concluded that a stormwater fee is feasible to implement.
A Stormwater Advisory Committee for phase 2 of the study has been created. In addition to the stakeholders represented during phase 1, a member of the Ferguson Township Tree Commission will serve. Township staff reached out to past committee members and potential new members to confirm their interest in serving. The committee met on April 10, 2019.

During this phase, the committee will firm up the scope of the program and provide guidance on implementing a level of service and fee to pay for the program. The Township and its consultant will hold public hearings and prepare a Stormwater User Fee draft ordinance.

The next Stormwater Advisory Committee meeting will convene from noon to 2 pm Wednesday, May 1, at the Ferguson Township Municipal Building, 3147 Research Drive. The public is welcome to attend and listen to the discussion.

Phase 2 Stormwater Advisory Committee Presentation 1

Stormwater User Fee Feasibility Study Archive