The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District board will meet Thursday to vote on its controversial storm-water management program.
The proposed program would address long-standing flooding, water-quality and erosion problems in the region.
It also would impose a new monthly fee on all property owners in the district, which serves more than 1 million people in the Greater Cleveland area, including many communities in northern Summit County.
The fee — $57 a year for the average homeowner — has prompted some outcry from the public, given the poor economy. Summit County and seven of its northern communities have filed a lawsuit, claiming the Cuyahoga County-based district has no authority to oversee storm-water issues in Summit County.
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Article courtesy Akron Beacon Journal via waterworld.com