Under the MS4 Program, there are six minimum measures (MM) that the Town works towards annually to maintain compliance within the program:
MM1 Public Education and Outreach on Stormwater Impacts
This measure is completed in conjunction with the Monroe County Stormwater Coalition. Literature is available at the Town Library and Town Hall regarding public effect on stormwater, as well as general education on stormwater. Refer to Post Construction Stormwater Management for more outreach/educational efforts*.
MM2 Public Involvement and Participation
The Town regularly posts Board agendas, including new projects and developments. These public meetings allow for interested parties to provide input. Additionally, the Town Engineer provides an Annual Report to the Town Board regarding the state of the MS4 program, which the public may attend and provide comments.
MM3 Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
The Engineering Department regularly monitors waterways, waterbodies, and construction/clearing activities around the Town to ensure that there are not any sources of pollution entering the environment. Any issues detected are promptly addressed with the responsible parties.
MM4 Construction Stormwater Management
Residential, Commercial, and Industrial development is closely monitored during construction to ensure all stormwater management practices are complied with. The Town enforces any compliance issues with developers responsible for the projects.
MM5 Post Construction Stormwater Management
Some sites are required in their engineering plans to have post construction stormwater controls. This often comes in the form of stormwater ponds. The Town, or the Owner of the pond, is responsible for inspecting the pond annually to ensure that it is operating appropriately. Any deficiencies are addressed by the Town (with stormwater educational letters sent to homeowners immediately adjacent to the property*), or by the responsible Owner. All other post construction stormwater controls are monitored and corrected in a similar fashion.
MM6 Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations
The Town ensures that the operations at our facilities, such as Highway and Parks & Recreation, is compliant with the MS4 program. Staff are trained in the program and how it relates to facility operations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) are developed.