The Boulder County Transportation Department (now Public Works), with the help of an engineering consultant, prepared an updated Storm Drainage Criteria Manual in 2016. The updated manual repealed and replaced the county’s first manual, published in 1984. Changes in stormwater criteria, practices, and regulations over time necessitated a revision. The updated manual addresses the great majority of design elements, site characteristics, and regulatory conditions that may be involved in drainage design projects across the county. It also provides clear guidance and criteria that will expedite the review and approval process for various county applications. This required text amendments to the Boulder County Land Use Code to include references to the updated manual and noting that it will be the authoritative reference for drainage. No changes to the floodplain maps which define the floodplain overlay district occurred as part of this update.
Past Public Meetings and Hearings
Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing
On October 27, 2016, the Board of County Commissioners held a public hearing regarding Docket DC-16-0003: Land Use Code Text Amendments related to the Boulder County Storm Drainage Criteria Manual.
BOCC Action: The Commissioners voted (3-0) to approve Docket DC-16-0003.
- Staff report to Board of County Commissioners for Oct. 27, 2016
- Resolution 2016-121 approving the 2016 Storm Drainage Criteria Manual and associated text amendments to the Land Use Code.
- Updated Storm Drainage Criteria Manual
Planning Commission Public Hearing
On October 19, 2016, the Planning Commission held a public hearing regarding docket DC-16-0003: Land Use Code Text Amendments related to the Boulder County Storm Drainage Criteria Manual. Public testimony was taken.
PC Action: A motion to approve and recommend approval to the Board of County Commissioners was approved.