Original Author: Darden, Ron
Date of Material: 08/02/2005
Taxes--Gasoline and motor fuels
Reviewed Date: 04/26/2021
MTAS was asked whether State Street Aid Funds could be used to take water samples at stormwater system outfalls.
Mr. Jim Fuller, City Engineer
City of Columbia
707 North Main Street
Columbia, Tennessee 38401
Re: State Street Aid Fund
Dear Mr. Fuller
Mr. James Childress recently asked if State Street Aid Funds could be used to take water samples at stormwater system outfalls. Based upon my research and interpretation of the State Street Aid regulations, it is my opinion that State Street Aid Funds cannot legally be used to pay for such stormwater sampling.
The funds can be used to address a stormwater problem that is directly impacting a city street. Sampling required under stormwater regulations has to do with pollution of the water, not the destruction of a street. Therefore such sampling is not an eligible expenditure.
Please call me if you have questions or comments.
Municipal Management Consultant
State Street Aid Fund.pdf