City Council appoints Storm Water Regulations Board

The Pelham City Council appointed five members to the city's Storm Water Regulations Board during a Dec. 15 meeting. (File)

The Pelham City Council appointed five members to the city’s Storm Water Regulations Board during a Dec. 15 meeting. (File)

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

PELHAM—The Pelham City Council appointed five members to the Storm Water Regulations Board during a Dec. 15 council meeting.

Chad Hester, Brenda Massey Brantley, Johnnie Johnston, Geoffrey Morgan and Joel Childers were all named to the board during the Dec. 15 meeting.

“I think these are very well qualified people that we have on this board,” Pelham City Councilman Ron Scott said during the pre-meeting work session.

The Storm Water Regulations Board was established in 1998 by Ordinance No. 328 in response federal regulations and had sat empty since its creation.

The Pelham City Council began to accept applications to fill the board in August.

“This is something we’ve been going through for some time,” City Council President Rick Hayes said during the Dec. 15 meeting. “I’m very happy that we’re able to go ahead and put this board in place.”

The Storm Water Regulations Board will be responsible for reviewing and analyzing the requirements, actions and practices related to the handling of storm water in the city of Pelham.

The board’s five members were appointed to staggered terms in order to “have some continuity,” Hayes said, with Place 1 expiring on Oct. 31, 2015, Place 2 expiring Oct. 31, 2016, Places 3 and 4 expiring Oct. 31, 2017 and Place 5 expiring Oct. 31, 2018.

“I look forward to this group getting together and their review (of the city’s storm water regulations),” Scott said.