Q. How much money has the city of Bettendorf collected in stormwater charges, and what do they do with the money? — Brad, Bettendorf
A. Lauran Haldeman, public information officer, said:
"For the fiscal year ended 6/30/16, the Storm Water fee generated $1,550,789 in revenue. In the current year we anticipate $1,666,279 in revenue from the Storm Water fee.
"The City of Bettendorf has a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit that is administered through the lowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). This permit requires the City to develop storm water management programs that address reduction of storm water discharges and pollutants to the maximum extent possible. This is achieved through six (6) minimum controls as outlined in the permit as follows:
"• Public education and outreach
"• Public involvement and participation
"• Illicit Discharge and Elimination
"• Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
"• Post-Construction Stormwater Management
"• Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping Practices
"The stormwater utility fee allows the City to fund these programs and report all activities and benchmarks achieved annually to the IDNR."
Q. In the Times article concerning adding solar panels to Davenport public schools, it stated that McKinley was on the Registry of Historical Places. When was it added, and what is architecturally or historically significant about the building that warranted it being included on the registry? — Tim
A. According to information contained in the National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet, the date listed was Oct. 24, 2002. The date of action also was Oct. 24, 2002. The state/federal agency certification date was Aug. 28, 2002.
Under No. 8 Statement of Significance, the following boxes are marked for the criteria qualifying the property for National Register listing.
"A — Property is associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history."
"C — Property embodies the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction or represents the work of a master, or possesses high artistic values, or represents a significant and distinguishable entity whose components lack individual distinction."
To view the full National Register of Historic Place Continuation Sheet on McKinley Elementary School, Davenport, visit qctimes.com/askthetimes.