A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, REAFFIRMING A COMMITMENT TO THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A STORMWATER SYSTEM WITH SUFFICIENT CAPACITY TO HANDLE BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE STORMWATER RUNOFF IN THE CITY AND DIRECTING THE CITY ADMINISTRATION TO DEVELOP A POLICY AND ENGINEERING SOLUTION FOR PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE CITY'S MUNICIPAL STORMWATER SYSTEM.
WHEREAS, based upon the parameters of a 5-year design storm event (7.5 inches of rainfall in 24 hours), the Mayor and City Commission deem it in the best interest of the City and its residents:
1. To design and implement a stormwater system with sufficient capacity to handle both public and private stormwater runoff;
2. To develop a policy and engineering solution for private property owners within the City's municipal stormwater system;
3. That the City not shed stormwater from public property or rights-of-way onto private property;
4. That the City not penalize homeowners who have relied on gravitational flow of their stormwater into the municipal stormwater system in the past;
5. That the City coordinate a stormwater system that would have the capacity to allow private property owners to connect to the system;
6. To work on a methodology for rewarding and encouraging homeowners to retain their own stormwater on site; and
7. That the City update Chapter 110 of the City Code relating to the stormwater management fees to ensure proper capitalization of the program through cost recovery.