Final approval of ordinances that increase street-maintenance fees is expected at the Tuesday, Jan. 17 meeting of the Eden Prairie City Council.
The city fees appear on monthly utility bills that go to customers of Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy, and a small number of EP customers that are served by Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative.
The so-called “franchise fees” have been charged since 2012 as a way to finance the maintenance of city streets, rather than relying on the city’s general fund or large special assessments levied against benefiting properties.
Tuesday’s action would increase the monthly fees charged to residents from the current $4 to $6.50 to keep up with a growing need for dollars to maintain city streets. For details, read the story published by the Eden Prairie Local News on Jan. 4.
The Jan. 17 meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Eden Prairie City Center, 8080 Mitchell Road. The franchise-fee matter is part of a “consent calendar” with numerous items approved in one vote.
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