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Final vote on stormwater fee set for today by Augusta Commission

...most households, the fee would go into effect in January and is expected to generate about $14 million annually for storm system maintenance.Former Commissioner Moses Todd, who is leading a petition drive to put the fee on the March 1 ballot...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-28/final-vote-stormwater-fe
Storm fee fuels SPLOST resistance as talks on capital program begin

...stormwater fee as another reason to defeat the referendum.The fee, intended to generate $14 million annually for storm system maintenance and infrastructure once collections begin in January, was "the straw that broke the camel's back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-22/storm-fee-fuels-splost-r
Absent Augusta Commissioners spur delays in decisions on controversial stormwater utility fee, demolition of historic buildings

...said he hadn't heard poor residents complain and that Todd should have done more as a commissioner to maintain the storm system. He said Augusta's aging infrastructure is harming economic development."When you're trying to entice business...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-19/commission-delays-action
Ana becomes tropical storm as it nears the Carolinas

...initially had characteristics of both a tropical storm ? which draws energy from warm ocean waters ? and a traditional storm system driven by temperature changes typical of cooler weather before the season start.Despite Ana's early appearance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-09/ana-becomes-tropical-storm-i
Severe storm warning for region

The National Weather Service has spotted some rotation in the clouds within a storm system along the Lincoln and Columbia county borders, and emergency officials are asking anyone who spots funnel clouds or suffers storm...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-15/severe-storm-warning-region
Snow, sleet, ice could make travel treacherous in Georgia, Alabama

...Monday morning and last into Tuesday, forecasters said.A look at the situation on Sunday:MISSISSIPPI FORECAST:The storm system is part of one that could bring six to nine inches of snow over northeast Arkansas, the Missouri boot-heel and northwest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-15/snow-sleet-ice-could-make-tra
Cold, rainy week predicted for Augusta

...to grab an umbrella before stepping out the door.A storm system developing near the Mississippi Valley is expected to...there's a 30 percent chance of rain Sunday. With a storm system such as this, Coleman said, things could change at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-15/cold-rainy-week-predicted-au
Some city departments say lessons were learned from ice storm

...Augusta's 311 customer service hot line, which was unable to answer between 1,600 and 1,700 calls during the storm. System director Kelli Walker said last week that plans to upgrade emergency staffing, technology and space requirements remain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-11/some-city-departments-sa
Rants & Raves

...ME IF someone can start taxing the high priced landscapers who blow all their trash into the roads and plug up our storm systems I think the water would flow a whole lot easier. I'm tired of getting my car sandblasted when I go by these folks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-24/rants-raves
Severe storms blamed for 2 deaths

ATLANTA - A severe storm system roughed up much of the South for a second day Tuesday, knocking out power to tens of thousands as it snarled morning commutes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-14/severe-storms-blamed-2-deaths