Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Trib: Mt. Lebanon tables action on new stormwater fee

The Mt. Lebanon commissioners tabled action on a new stormwater fee for property owners on Monday night because of problems with posting the full proposal online.

The $8-per-month fee for each 2,400 square feet of impervious surface would go toward repairing and expanding the municipality's 75 miles of storm sewers, with credits for property owners who reduce runoff with rain gardens, barrels or green roofs.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've just submitted comments to lebocitizens on this same issue and matter, if anyone cares to venture over.

Bill Lewis

July 26, 2011 12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The documents, now posted on the Muni website are, in combination with the proposed Ordinance, a disgrace and an insult to our intelligence. Please review them.

This is about as bad a misguided orchestration as the Ordinance scheme proposed several years ago here to require that household cats be leashed while outdoors and prevented from defecating on any outdoor property, including the owners....that one brought us national attention and ridicule. Significant annual licensing fees and fines were also proposed.

Bill Lewis

July 26, 2011 4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must have missed that one! Anyone who would propose an ordinance “..to require that household cats be leashed while outdoors and prevented from defecating on any outdoor property, including the owners” has never owned (or has never been owned by) a cat.

Perhaps the Commissioners might want to consider an ordinance requiring deer to “clean up” after themselves. Of course that would end up killing a lot of deer – they'd die from laughter!
Richard Gideon

July 27, 2011 8:14 AM  
Blogger Matt C. Wilson said...


Are these the documents you're referring to, or did you find something else on the website?


July 27, 2011 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Yes...those are the documents. I don't think they'll make you proud to be a resident and taxpyer in Lebo. Did you view the Commission public hearing on this fiasco that took place on July 12th. on the Lebo cable channels ? That was where most of the rest of the boondoggle was exposed.

A further bit of info not made public is that a *consultant* was hired by the Muni at the recommendation of our Engineer to put this all together...at a fee of about $80,000.

Bill Lewis

July 27, 2011 11:16 AM  
Anonymous David Brown said...

Not to defend the cat ordinance, but just so everyone knows, preventing pregnant women from dying from Toxoplasmosis was probably the thinking behind that proposal.

July 27, 2011 6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Not to make light of your concern, but can you tell me how many cases of Toxoplasmosis have been diagnosed in Lebo caused by Lebo household cats in the past 25 years or more ?

No....as I recall, I believe the proposed feline ordinance was the result of an initial complaint by a single influential resident who had a problem with a neighbor who owned a cat that liked to visit the VIP's yard; and, like so many things that sometimes involve pressure from VIP's, coupled with resulting bureaucratic over reaction , things got totally out of control and outside the realm of reason.

Bill Lewis

July 28, 2011 12:14 AM  

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