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Flagstaff City Council To Vote On Stormwater Rates In A Special Session Tuesday Afternoon

The Flagstaff City Council will hold a special session and a work session Tuesday afternoon at City Hall. The special session will solely square on stormwater rate increases for city residents. Last month, council suggested ways to help lower the rate hike from the proposed 25-percent increase the first two years. One of the three scenarios has the rate going up 30-percent. The current stormwater rate is 3.74, with the new rate proposed to be 4.68 starting April 1st. However, through grant funding, and other possible funding opportunities, the percentage of the increase would go down to six-percent increase per year for the next five years for one scenario, to 12-percent for the third. Residential rates would go up 66-cents on the six-percent increase to $1.35 on the 12-percent rise, starting April 1st. The money raised in the increase would go directly to flood mitigation projects around the city. The last time stormwater rates increased was in 2018, when they rose 17-percent. Council in the work session will go over housing programs and the ten-year plan update, and they will discuss on whether to consider an invitation for bid for a lease within the Cheshire Park expansion area for a cell tower. The Property and Development Committee, as well as Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Events staff have recommend not pursuing a lease in the expansion at this time. The meeting and work session will start at 3 p.m. in Council Chambers.

Click here to look at tomorrow’s presentation with the rate changes.

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