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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-
Rural residents question stormwater fee

...maintenance ? everything from rebuilding large drainage system to mowing ditches and sweeping streets, city Engineering Manager Wes Byne said.Property owners Myra and Rory Calhoun weren't confident they'll get what they pay for. Myra...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-26/rural-residents-question-stor
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
Plans continue for Kroger Marketplace near Grovetown

...turn lanes and right turn lanes to get in and out of the outparcels and the Kroger site," said Columbia County Engineering Manager Steve Exley. "We've required them to put in raised medians in portions of (William Few Parkway) to reduce...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-03-19/plans-conti
Critics vocal about proposed stormwater fee as series of public meetings begin

The first of nine public meetings on Augusta's proposed stormwater utility fee was a brutal one for city Engineering Manager Wes Byne.On Tuesday, Byne presented the same information that impressed Augusta Commission members when they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-10/critics-vocal-about-proposed
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
Pardon Our Mess: Street sign knocked down

...accumulated on the corner.WHO'S RESPONSIBLE: Augusta Traffic Engineering DepartmentACTION PROMISED: Traffic Engineering manager Glen Bollinger said he would send a city crew to fix the problem Wednesday. "A sign crew will have it done before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-04/pardon-our-mess-street-sign-
Lack of funding links complex flooding issues

...beside a river, coupled with aging infrastructure and limited funding for repairs exasperates the problem, said engineering manager Wes Byne.The levee constructed in the early 20th century was meant to keep river water from coming in to the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-13/flooding-woes-continue-fundi