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Abilene street maintenance fee will be on May ballot

The Abilene City Council voted 5-1 to put the proposed street maintenance fee on the ballot in May.

Voters in Abilene will get to decide whether they want to pay a monthly fee to cover the $377 million needed to fix the city's roads.

Thursday night, the city council voted 5-1 to put the proposed street maintenance fee on the ballot in May. Councilman Weldon Hurt cast the only no vote.

If passed by voters, a single-family home would pay an additional $6.75 per month. Homeowners who are 65-plus and low-income families would pay $1.75. The cost to businesses would be between $25 and $75 per month.

Councilman Bruce Kreitler asked to have the "street maintenance fee" ordinance made available to the public before the election. City Manager Robert Hanna said while it's already on the city's website, city officials would make it easier to find.

KTXS has a crew at the city council meeting and will let you know what else happened tonight on KTXS News at 10.





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