Village of
New York Mills
Oneida County, NY
 Stormwater Management 

Public Involvement and Participation

The Public Involvement and Participation minimum control measure focuses activities on specifically involving the public in the development, implementation and evaluation of the local stormwater management program. Many of the public participation and public involvement activities undertaken by the Village of New York Mills are included in the discussion of other Minimum Control Measures included in this website. For example, public participation activities regarding construction and post-construction stormwater management should emphasize involvement of the public in the development of local laws, comments on Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans, and access to reporting hotlines. These activities are all discussed as part of those respective Minimum Control Measures. Additionally, the development and use of this website, itself, meets many of the requirements for public involvement and participation.


In the general sense, this Minimum Control Measure requires the MS4 to involve the public in all aspects of the local stormwater program. Activities may include, but are not limited to: ensuring compliance with public notice and open meetings law; identification of key stakeholders; publishing contact information; obtaining public input on local laws, annual reports and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs); and sponsoring volunteer activities that directly involve the public in stormwater management activities.

Selected Activities and BMPs:

To meet the public involvement and public participation requirements, the Village of New York Mills has selected the following Best Management Practices (BMP's) and activities to ensure the reduction of all pollutants of concern in stormwater discharges to the maximum extent practicable. The activities include a number of practices designed to seek public input on programmatic requirements. They may also include specific activities that encourage hands-on public involvement and participation.

These activities include:

- Annual report presentation

- Publishing stormwater contact information

- Publishing dates of stream cleanup events and commiting Village resources to assist in the event.

- Compliance with the Open Meetings laws, notification of public regarding public hearing concerning Annual Report presentation, adoption of stormwater-related ordinances, and Planning Board review of site plans.

 

Published Stormwater Contact Information

Description of BMP/Activity:
Identify and publish information concerning the MS4's stormwater management contact. The name or title of this contact and the telephone number is published and kept updated with the State via the Municipal Compliance Certification
Staff, Agency, and/or Organization Reponsible for Completing this Activity:
Frequency of Activity:
  • Program Development: Single Occurrence (Includes Updates As Needed)
  • Implementation: Single Occurrence (Includes Updates As Needed)
Status - Program Development:
[ ] Completed - This activity has been completed
[X] Short-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the current reporting year.
[ ] Long-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the 3 to 5 year permit cycle.
[ ] On-Going - This activity will be undertaken throughout all years of the permit.
Status - Implementation:
[ ] Completed - This activity has been completed
[ ] Short-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the current reporting year.
[ ] Long-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the 3 to 5 year permit cycle.
[X] On-Going - This activity will be undertaken throughout all years of the permit.

Annual Report Public Notice and Presentation

Description of BMP/Activity:
The public is provided notice regarding the availability of the MS4's stormwater program annual report and the report is presented at a meeting open to the public or via the internet. The public has the ability to review the annual report, ask questions about the report and make comments on the report. Any public comments received on the draft annual report are attached to the respective Annual Report submissions to the State.
Staff, Agency, and/or Organization Reponsible for Completing this Activity:
Frequency of Activity:
  • Program Development: Annually
  • Implementation: Annually
Status - Program Development:
[ ] Completed - This activity has been completed
[ ] Short-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the current reporting year.
[ ] Long-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the 3 to 5 year permit cycle.
[X] On-Going - This activity will be undertaken throughout all years of the permit.
Status - Implementation:
[ ] Completed - This activity has been completed
[ ] Short-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the current reporting year.
[ ] Long-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the 3 to 5 year permit cycle.
[X] On-Going - This activity will be undertaken throughout all years of the permit.

Public Access to the Stormwater Management Program Plan (SWMPP)

Description of BMP/Activity:
The development and use of this website, itself, provides the public with access to all aspects of the MS4's stormwater management program and plan. The public has the ability to review all documents, ask questions about the various programs, and submit comments.
Staff, Agency, and/or Organization Reponsible for Completing this Activity:
Frequency of Activity:
  • Program Development: On-going/Continuous
  • Implementation: On-going/Continuous
Status - Program Development:
[X] Completed - This activity has been completed
[ ] Short-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the current reporting year.
[ ] Long-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the 3 to 5 year permit cycle.
[ ] On-Going - This activity will be undertaken throughout all years of the permit.
Status - Implementation:
[ ] Completed - This activity has been completed
[ ] Short-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the current reporting year.
[ ] Long-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the 3 to 5 year permit cycle.
[X] On-Going - This activity will be undertaken throughout all years of the permit.

Stormwater Hotline

Description of BMP/Activity:
Establish a hotline by telephone, as a web-based tool, or by other means where the general public can contact the MS4 to report stormwater concerns such as spills and illegal dumping. This activity may contribute to the MS4s understanding of local conditions and keeps the public actively involved in managing stormwater runoff
Staff, Agency, and/or Organization Reponsible for Completing this Activity:
Frequency of Activity:
  • Program Development: Single Occurrence (Includes Updates As Needed)
  • Implementation: Single Occurrence (Includes Updates As Needed)
Status - Program Development:
[X] Completed - This activity has been completed
[ ] Short-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the current reporting year.
[ ] Long-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the 3 to 5 year permit cycle.
[ ] On-Going - This activity will be undertaken throughout all years of the permit.
Status - Implementation:
[ ] Completed - This activity has been completed
[ ] Short-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the current reporting year.
[ ] Long-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the 3 to 5 year permit cycle.
[X] On-Going - This activity will be undertaken throughout all years of the permit.

Community Clean-up Events

Description of BMP/Activity:
Develop and sponsor programs to involve the public in the clean-up of streams, roadsides, beaches, wetlands or other areas that may influence water quality.  Recent events have focused efforts on the Sauquoit Creek basin and Utica Marsh.
Staff, Agency, and/or Organization Reponsible for Completing this Activity:
Frequency of Activity:
  • Program Development: Annually
  • Implementation: Annually
Status - Program Development:
[ ] Completed - This activity has been completed
[ ] Short-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the current reporting year.
[ ] Long-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the 3 to 5 year permit cycle.
[X] On-Going - This activity will be undertaken throughout all years of the permit.
Status - Implementation:
[ ] Completed - This activity has been completed
[ ] Short-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the current reporting year.
[ ] Long-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the 3 to 5 year permit cycle.
[X] On-Going - This activity will be undertaken throughout all years of the permit.

Storm Drain Stenciling Program

Description of BMP/Activity:
Develop and implement a program to involve the public in the installation and maintenance of permanent markers on all stormwater system catch basins and other stormwater system features. These markers generally inform individuals that dumping is prohibited as the storm system drains to a nearby lake, stream, or waterbody
Staff, Agency, and/or Organization Reponsible for Completing this Activity:
Frequency of Activity:
  • Program Development: On-going/Continuous
  • Implementation: On-going/Continuous
Status - Program Development:
[ ] Completed - This activity has been completed
[ ] Short-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the current reporting year.
[X] Long-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the 3 to 5 year permit cycle.
[ ] On-Going - This activity will be undertaken throughout all years of the permit.
Status - Implementation:
[X] Completed - This activity has been completed
[ ] Short-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the current reporting year.
[ ] Long-Term - This activity will be accomplished within the 3 to 5 year permit cycle.
[ ] On-Going - This activity will be undertaken throughout all years of the permit.

Program Accomplishments:

Activities and BMPs that have been accomplished to date for this Minimum Control Measure are included within the required MS4 Stormwater Annual Report form and Municipal Compliance Certification. Copies of these documents can be found at the following link (Annual Reports). Copies of various documents and specific products relating to this minimum control measure are included under "Related Documents".


A summary of the effectiveness of this program, associated BMPs, activities and an assessment of measurable goals can be found under the heading "Program Reporting and Effectiveness".