Paving the way for better streets, city holds second input meeting

By KBJR News 1

November 26, 2013 Updated Nov 26, 2013 at 11:12 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Duluth City Officials held the second of three public meetings about how to pay for much needed repairs for city streets.

Officials say they have no money right now to pay for street maintenance and repairs and have $16 million in street debt yet to pay.

Officials have proposed a property tax increase or implement a street repair fee to generate money to fix city roads.

Officials say according to a citizen survey 94% of respondents say street maintenance and repair is a priority.

The survey asked residents how much they would be willing to pitch in for street repairs.

"It got broken down to the $5 $10 and $15 a month and the $5 to $10 were about where most people were at. So taking that information and putting that into the presentation and making sure that's still the case, maybe there is a bigger appetite maybe there is a smaller appetite now, but that was about a year ago when the survey went out so we are just trying to check that gage again," said Communications Officer Dan Fanning.

There will be another community input meeting held on Monday Dec. 2 at noon at city hall.

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