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Possible Storm Water Utility Coming to Salisbury

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SALISBURY, Md. - As some Maryland lawmakers look to repeal Maryland's "Rain Tax," the city of Salisbury could soon be introducing its own version of the legislation.

The Storm Water Utility Fee is on Monday's agenda for the Salisbury City Council.  If passed, the ordinance will take effect on July 1st in the city.  The purpose of the potential new fee in the city is to fund the operation, maintenance, and improvements of the city's storm water system.

If passed, the fee would amount to about $20 a year for single family homes in Salisbury.  According to city documents, the annual fee for larger pieces of land range anywhere from $40 to $12,000.  The average fee would be $281 a year.

City leaders say the fee would fund various projects throughout the city including dam improvements, drain repairs, and the street sweeping program. 

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