Greenwood launched a stormwater utility last year to address flooding problems and comply with federal clean water regulations. Franklin, Whiteland and other local communities set up stormwater utilities years before Greenwood, which had been using property tax dollars to pay the federally mandated expenses until it no longer could afford to.
Homeowners pay $5 a month, and the owners of businesses and other large properties can owe thousands of dollars a month, depending on the size of the parking lots and roofs on their properties. They paid up to $100 a month at first, but then the city decided in
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