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Dog offers lesson in stormwater fee push

...money from the city budget for stormwater maintenance. At Thursday's meeting in Blythe, Wes Byne, Augusta's engineering manager, said that for the past three years no money has been budgeted for stormwater maintenance and that it is currently...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-05-02/dog-offers-less
Stormwater fee project specifics hard to find

...continuous work" to do once fee collections begin, apart from the largest projects, said Wes Byne, the city engineering manager."The first thing you're going to see is the maintenance activities; the right-of-way mowings," Byne...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-24/stormwater-fee-project-s
Richmond Summit resident wants alley opened to help disabled at complex

...bushes in a few crumbling brick planters, indicating the area was once "a streetscape project," said Traffic Engineering Manager Steve Cassell, who was unsure of a solution Monday.Ryan Benefiel, the vice president of marketing for Valdosta-based...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-18/richmond-summit-resident
As public meetings end on imposing stormwater utility fees; some questions remain unanswered

...program.Other staffers among 18 in the chart whose salaries and benefits will be shifted entirely to the fee are Engineering Manager Wes Byne, the chief presenter at most of the public meetings, stormwater permit compliance sub-engineer Russell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-28/stormwater-fee-will-pay-
All Columbia County lights updated to adaptive traffic system

...inside construction zones on Washington, Columbia and Belair roads," Randy Prickett, the county's traffic engineering manager, said this week. "Those signals will be added once crews have completed expansion projects."Installation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-09/all-columbia-county-lights-up
Stormwater fee could be delayed, moved to tax bills

...rehabilitate failing storm infrastructure, maintain the existing system and implement a watershed maintenance plan, city engineering manager Wes Byne said.Neglected maintenance led to the recent collapses of roads such as Patterson Bridge Road and Mims...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-01/stormwater-fee-could-be-delay
Familiar issues heard at stormwater fee meeting

...generate most of the $17 million needed annually to manage Augusta's aging and inadequate storm drainage systems, Engineering Manager Wes Byne told a small group at First Baptist Church.Resident Phil Motes asked why funds for storm infrastructure...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-19/familiar-issues-heard-st
Columbia County upgrades to stoplights to be finished by end of March

...communicate to keep vehicles moving, even as road conditions change.Randy Prickett, the county's traffic engineering manager, hoped to have the installation completed by the end of February, but said Tuesday it is probably going to be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-04/columbia-county-upgrades-sto
Rain charge held for more discussion

...information about its application to nonresidential structures has been sketchy.In a presentation last week, city Engineering Manager Wes Byne said that 90 percent of Augusta churches will pay less than $70.40 a month, while the largest 1 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-17/rain-charge-held-more-di
Rain fee needs more public input: commissioners

...Brigham asked. "I don't think they've done their homework."According to a 30-page presentation city Engineering Manager Wes Byne delivered last week, the fee for homeowners with up to 4,400 square feet of impervious (nondraining...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-16/rain-fee-needs-more-publ