Stormwater Rules & Regulations
What is stormwater drainage?
Drainage is defined as "surface water runoff or the removal of surface water or ground water from land by drains, grading or other means which include runoff controls to minimize erosion and sedimentation during and after construction or development.
What is an easement?
What is a flood plain?
What are my responsibilities for maintaining the easement?
Who is in charge of enforcement and administration?
Can I put my brush or grass clippings in the easement, stream flood plain or pathway?
No brush or vegetation debris storage is permitted in public drainage easements, stream flood plains or pathway.
Can I place items in the easement, stream flood plain or pathway?
No storage buildings, pools, play sets, storage units / materials, including underground lines, such as invisible dog fences and /or sprinkler systems are permitted in public drainage easements, stream flood plains or pathways.
Will the City ever clean my easement?
Easement cleaning is not the obligation of the municipality. The City does attempt to clean easement areas as funding sources permit. If the drainage easement on your property is not functioning as designed, please contact Hudson Public Works, 330-342-1750.
Who has access to public drainage easements?
No person or entity shall deny access onto a drainage easement. Except during emergencies, two weeks' notice will be given to the property owner. All encumbrances on the easement must be removed within the two week notification period. If the encumbrances are not removed, the City will remove them and charge the cost of removal to the property owner. Should the property owner fail to play the costs of such actions within 30 days of notice, or fail to make arrangements for payment, then the costs of removal will be collected and assess against the property.