Stormwater Fees Conflict Cools Between City and School Board
It looks like the stormwaters have cooled a bit.
That is the almost year-long battle over stormwater fees between the City of Gainesville and the Alachua County School Board.
The two parties reached an agreement during an all-day session with a mediator on Wednesday.
Under the tentative agreement, the city would have a 99-year lease on ten district-owned sites. The city would use those sites to handle stormwater runoff.
Both parties called the agreement a win-win situation.
The agreement will be presented at upcoming meetings of the school board and the city commission for approval.
If approved, the city will drop its lawsuit over the non-payment of stormwater fees, and the district will also withdraw its countersuit over the money it paid to the city over the last 20 years.
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