Budget Request 2019-2020
Detailed Decision Package


Public Works - Stormwater
1 FTE - Stormwater Lead Worker
Create a position for and hire a Stormwater Lead Worker to lead a standalone Stormwater Division.
Background
The Streets maintenance workers are currently combined with the Stormwater maintenance workers under one Lead Worker on a Streets/Stormwater Division.  With a combined Division, history has shown that the crew’s primary focus has been on Streets, often leaving little to no time for operation and maintenance of the City’s stormwater system.
Current situation
The City has an NPDES Permit issued through the Department of Ecology that mandates certain maintenance activities for the Stormwater system that the City is currently struggling to complete.
Proposed solution
To meet the requirements of the City’s NPDES Permit, create a separate Stormwater Division.  Hire a new Lead worker to help manage the Stormwater operations and lead the Stormwater Division. 
One new vehicle is assumed to be purchased with the hiring of this FTE.
Expenditure Calculations and Assumptions