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Pueblo residents to begin paying road improvement fee starting Jan. 1

Posted at 3:42 PM, Dec 21, 2018
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PUEBLO – The new year will bring a new fee to water bills for Pueblo residents, after city council decided in October to add a fee to charge residents road repair fees.

Voters approved the Pueblo Street Repair Utility Enterprise in November 2017, and city government spent close to a year determining where money for the fund would come from, as well as an equitable distribution of the fees.

The fund charges residents and businesses different fees, depending on how much traffic goes in and out of their properties.

The monthly fee is as follow according to the government:
  • Residential (per dwelling unit): $ 2.00
  • Small service business: $10.00
  • Restaurant, small retail, small institutional and small industrial 50.00
  • Large retail, large institutional, large industrial, and large service business: $100.00

The plan is expected to generate more than $1 million per year. Pueblo City Council says the total price for needed road repairs is $3.5 million.

To read more about this ordinance, click here.