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City faces potential violations for failure to adopt ordinance

August 27, 2013

Photo by Amy Cherry Tom Wagner, left, city solicitor, is shown with Mayor Sally Geyer, center, and City Manager Dave Greene during a recent council meeting discussing the city's being in violation for not adopting the county's stormwater management plan.

This week representatives from the City of St. Marys plan to meet with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regarding the city facing a violation for its failure in adopting or amending its ordinance to fit within the guidelines of the Elk County Stormwater Plan.
As stated in a letter to the city dated Aug. 13, "DEP is preparing to begin enforcement activities to bring the municipality into compliance." This could result in state grant funding being withheld, potentially liquid fuel funding as well as additional enforcement action if the city refuses to meet with DEP about the issue.

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