Last weekend’s torrential downpours not only flooded city streets and backed up sewage, but they also brought back the tabled proposal for a new storm water tax in Winder.
City sources said this week that the council’s water committee would meet as early as next week to begin work on an ordinance establishing a storm water utility and tax.
In tabling the initial proposal Aug. 3, the council directed the committee to study it with the intention that any new tax would not go into effect until this time next year. However, the flooding of yards, streets — and the entire football field of Winder-Barrow High School — has moved the issue back to the front burner.
The parking lot of Midland Station in downtown Winder as well as the surrounding area flooded as a result of heavy rains last weekend. Photo courtesy of Jim Cooley.
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