Eyeing an Augusta Commission vote on the matter in the next few weeks, a neighborhood group is registering its opposition to the city’s implementation of a stormwater utility fee.
The proposed $6.40 monthly fee for a typical homeowner would be used to raise $9.9 million annually to maintain and reconstruct the city’s aging stormwater system, meet federal requirements and educate the public about stormwater management, items city staffers say they cannot do using existing funds.
Taking the job as the new director for the East Central Public Health District in Augusta is like a homecoming for Dr. Stephen Goggans.
“I still have family in Augusta,” he said. “My parents are in Augusta; my sister, her husband and her kids are in Augusta. That’s a good thing for me, too. I get to get back closer to family with this job.”
Holiday packages will arrive on Augusta doorsteps on Sundays as the U.S. Postal Service looks to meet shipping demands during its busiest season.
Seven-day delivery for the Augusta area begins Nov. 30, according to Postal Service spokeswoman Dionne Montague. The service, which begins earlier in other major cities and high volume areas, continues through Christmas Day.