The Milford Village Council was expected yesterday, Tuesday, Jan. 18 to consider adoption of an amendment to its ordinance regarding engineering design and construction standards related to stormwater control infrastructure.
According to the council’s agenda, the council was scheduled to consider repealing the current stormwater holding facilities article in the ordinance and replacing it with a new one in order to comply with Oakland County standards.
“We need to be in compliance for our MS-4 report and it’s about reducing sedimentation and pollution downstream. Anything that we do forward has to comply,” said Robert Calley, director of Milford’s Department of Public Works.
The amendment states that all detention facilities shall include a sediment forebay, a manufactured stormwater treatment system designed to capture the runoff from a 1-year storm.
Green infrastructure or low-impact development techniques can be used in place of a sediment forebay, according to the amendment.
It also states that green roofs may be considered on a case-by-case basis to meet some or all of the requirements of the rooftop detention section of the ordinance.
The village recently received a $3,000 Wellhead Protection grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment as part of a total allocation of over $298,000 to 27 communities across the state.
Calley said that the grant money will go toward educational materials for area schools.