Street Maintenance Fund & Projects
In January 2019, the City of Abilene began collecting a Street Maintenance Fee, paid by utility customers within the city limits, for the purpose of establishing a Street Maintenance Fund dedicated to the management and care of City streets.
In the fall of 2019, Abilene residents saw work begin on the first Street Maintenance Fund project, funded through the Development Corporation of Abilene's contribution to the Street Maintenance Fund.
The City of Abilene is now preparing to begin work on a number of Abilene street repairs, funded through the Street Maintenance Fee contribution to the Fund.
Click here for a look at the 2020 Street Maintenance Fund projects approved by the Street Maintenance Advisory & Appeals Board. As we head into 2020, look for the Street Maintenance Fund in Action emblem as it designates street improvements brought to you through your Street Maintenance Fee.
If you have questions or concerns, please email them to Street Maintenance Fee. You can also call the Street Maintenance Fee Response Line at 325-437-4546, which is available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
Click on the side menu options for more information about the Street Maintenance Fee, along with additional details below:
Billing & Collection Fee
The Street Maintenance Fee is collected with the monthly municipal account statement, and shall be due upon receipt - beginning with the first utility bill after January 1, 2019.
Recovery of Unpaid Fee
Any fee which is not paid when due may be recovered in action at law by the City. In addition to any other remedies or penalties provided by this section or this Code, failure of any customer of the city utilities to pay the fees promptly when due shall subject such customer to the discontinuance of utility services provided by the City.
Disposition of Fees & Charges
The fees paid and collected by this section shall not be used for the general government administrative purposes of the city, except to pay for the equitable share of the cost of accounting, management and government. Other than as described above, the fees and charges shall be used solely to pay for the:
- Actual Costs of Operation
- Development of Guidelines and Controls
- Replacement and Reconstruction of the Transportation System and Their Related Costs
Properties owned by the United States of America, the State of Texas, an agency, or institution created by the State of Texas, or a political subdivision of the State of Texas are exempt from the payment of the street maintenance fee.
New Business Exemption
A property that establishes a new Utility Account for the purposes of starting a new business within the City of Abilene on or after January 1, 2019, is exempt from the Street Maintenance Fee until the third anniversary of their utility start of service. This exemption shall not be applied to the same Utility Account more than once. The City Manager shall determine if the business constitutes a new business. The decision of the City Manager may be appealed to the Street Maintenance Advisory and Appeals Board.