The City has established a street maintenance fee to be paid by utility customers within the city limits. Such fee shall be set in amounts which will provide funds to properly maintain the transportation system.
Collection of the fee shall be made by a monthly charge to be added to the city Municipal Account Statement beginning with the first utility bill after January 1, 2019.
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A separate and dedicated fund shall be created effective October 1, 2018, to be known as the Street Maintenance Fund. All fees collected by the City for the purpose of construction and maintenance of the transportation system shall be deposited in the Street Maintenance Fund. It shall not be necessary or required for the expenditures from the fund to specifically relate to any particular property from which the fees were collected.
Billing will begin for commercial and residential accounts on January 1, 2019.
A report of the Street Maintenance Fund and the street maintenance fee program will be provided to the City Council on an annual basis.
The Board shall,
- (a) advise the Director of Public Works, as may be necessary from time to time, to identify and determine the sequencing of street maintenance projects, and thoroughfare alignments;
- (b) recommend a list of projects for funding to the City Manager for incorporation into the city’s annual budget;
- (c) advise the Director of Public Works in determining accountability criteria to measure the performance of the City’s street maintenance program;
- (d) submit an accountability report to the City Council on an annual basis;
- (e) in the event the City Council adopts a Street Maintenance Fee, serve as a final appeals board for any land use category classification disputes arising from the administration of the street maintenance fee program; and
- (f) aid the Director of Public Works in establishing new land use categories, amending land use categories, and determining trip factors based on the ITE Trip generation Manual 9th Edition to the same.
The Board shall be comprised of seven (7) voting members, who will be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by an affirmative vote of at least four members of the City Council. All voting members of the board shall be residents of the City of Abilene.
The Board shall follow the Rules of Procedure adopted by the City Council, as applicable, for its rules of procedure.
The Director of Public Works for the City of Abilene, shall be an ex officio, non-voting member of the Board and may act in an advisory capacity to the Board.