Stormwater Fee Discussion Continues in Huntington

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A controversial stormwater start-up fee is moving forward in Huntington after City Council on Monday night forwarded the proposal to a committee.

The fee would be used to begin cleaning streets and drains to alleviate some of the flooding issues in communities throughout the city. The cost is based on the square footage of your home or business.

Mayor Steve Williams said the vast majority of citizens -- nearly 90 percent -- would only pay about $7 a month or less.

Council members say it's a start to fixing a problem that has plagued the city for decades. They sent the proposal on to the Stormwater Committee for further discussion.

The committee will have a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8.

The city also is working to schedule three public forums with neighborhood associations to discuss the proposal.

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