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City Council to consider street maintenance fee


December 20, 2016

The city Public Safety Committee will move the concept of a street maintenance fee to the full City Council for discussion during a work session after the first of the year.

Based on a suggestion from a councilor, the Public Safety Committee took a look at examples of similar ordinances from around the state, including Corvallis and Silverton, during a meeting Dec. 13.

A street maintenance fee could help pay for street maintenance projects, providing funds in addition to state gas tax revenue shared with the city.

“It certainly would be useful,” said City Senior Engineering Technicia...

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