City Boards and Commissions

Stormwater Commission Meeting - Bi-Monthly (see agenda)
City Services Center / Public Works
Greene Square Conference Room
500 15th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


Cedar Rapids Stormwater Commission is an advisory commission established by the Cedar Rapids City Council in December 2008 (Ordinance No. 041-08) to review current stormwater policies and recommend improvements to the policies as needed.

General Duties of the Commission
The Stormwater Commission has general oversight of drainage issues. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Develops and recommends stormwater policies, such as water quality and watershed-based approaches. 
  • Reviews public input regarding stormwater drainage or erosion and sediment control. Recommends corrective actions.
  • Advises the City Council in regards to stormwater Capital Improvements projects.
  • Provides property owners with additional resources to resolve private drainage problems.

General Policy Discussion
The Commission may be tasked to review current stormwater policies and recommend improvements to the policies as needed. For example:

  • Public vs. private maintenance of drainage ways and erosion.
  • Stormwater management as related to infill development.
  • Sustainable best management practices for land development.
  • Development of a watershed-based approach to stormwater management and water quality.

Members
The Commission consists of five (5) members who are Cedar Rapids residents. The five resident members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council. Desirable professional and/or committee involvement in development, stormwater, soil/water conservation, environmental ("green initiatives", sustainability) or any combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities is necessary to perform on the commission.

Meetings
All meetings are open to the public. Meetings may be cancelled if there are no agenda items to act upon. Meeting agendas and past meeting minutes will be appropriately posted and available for public review. Meetings will be conducted according to generally accepted rules of order. Agenda items requiring resolution will be voted on, with decisions based on a simple majority vote.

This group meets the first Monday of every two months at 5:00 p.m. in the Greene Square Conference Room of the City Services Center, 500 15th Avenue SW.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Date  Meeting Documents 
 January 4, 2016  Agenda   Minutes
 March 7, 2016  Agenda   Minutes
 May 2, 2016  Agenda   Minutes
 July 11, 2016  Agenda   Minutes
 September 12, 2016  Agenda   Minutes
 November 7, 2016  Agenda   Minutes
 January 9, 2017  Agenda   Minutes
 March 6, 2017  Agenda   Minutes
 May 1, 2017  Agenda   Minutes
 July 10, 2017  Agenda   Minutes
 September 11, 2017  Agenda   Minutes
 November 6, 2017  Agenda   Minutes
 Januray 8, 2018  Agenda   Minutes
 March 19, 2018  Agenda   Minutes
 April 2, 2018 - Goal Setting  Agenda   Minutes
 May 7, 2018  Agenda   Minutes
 July 2, 2018  Agenda   Minutes

Stormwater Commission members:
Mike Butterfield, Commission Chair, term expires 6/30/18
Mike Dryden, Commission Member, term expires 6/30/20
Stacie Johnson, Commission Member, term expires 6/30/18
Justin Gerhts, Commission Member, term expires 6/30/19
Frank Bellon, Commission Member, term expires 6/30/20

Other Links:
Commission Board Charter
Stormwater main page
Engineering home
Public Works home

 

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