Council Members Develop Plan to Lower Cost of Street User Fee

Two City Council members said they have come up with an alternative plan that would reduce the cost of the street user fee for residents and businesses.

Council members Mark Scott and Kelley Allen will be asking the City staff to take $4 million from the current city budget to fund the necessary street maintenance. By doing that, the current proposed base fee of $7 per month would be cut to $5 dollars for both residential and commercial property owners.

The Council members said their plan would still raise the $15 million needed to maintain our streets.

"Kelly and I are firm in that we made that statement," Councilman Mark Scott said. "If we don't see a significant amount of the general fund, we are going to question the City's true commitment to the street maintenance."

The proposal is expected to come up for a vote in about four weeks. The hope is that they can reach an agreement by the end of June.


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