Media Release

Special Stormwater Meeting

Friday, May 29, 2009 1:00 AM

4:20 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Public is invited to attend a special County Commission Meeting on Stormwater on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. in the County Administration Building's Jack Durrance Auditorium, located at 12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville. 

County staff will be presenting the findings and status update of the Stormwater Master Plan and seeking direction from the Board on whether or not it wishes to proceed with, fund, and implement a Stormwater Management Program.  The meeting will be available live on Channel 12 and on the County's Video on Demand site.  The meeting will be replayed on Ch. 12 and archived and available "on demand' on the web.

In June of 2005, Public Works staff presented the need for a countywide Stormwater Management Program to the Board.  The presentation outlined stormwater management, and funding issues.  In 2006, the Board of County Commissioners funded the initiation and setup of the Stormwater Program and the development of a Stormwater Master Plan.

The Stormwater Master Plan includes an inventory of existing facilities, a countywide stormwater model, and an assessment of needs and problem areas with conceptual improvement concepts for those areas.  From the needs assessment and projected costs for these improvement concepts, an analysis was completed to project funding needs for a stormwater management program. The Stormwater Master Plan also includes funding options should the Board wishes to implement the Stormwater Management Program.

To view the Stormwater Management Program Update presentation click here

For more information, contact Rahim Harji at 352-374-5245, extension 314 or e-mail him at:



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).