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July 22, 2014, 4:34 pm
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Alderman Dove Supports Sewer Fee Increase


Springfield Alderman Steve Dove is joining ranks with Alderman Joe McMenamin about seeking a modest increase in Springfield’s sewer fee.

 

The effort, which would raise the fee by about $4 a month, would raise $2 million for the sewer infrastructure, according to a post on Dove’s Facebook page.

 

Dove says the best thing about the proposal is that the money would be designated only for sewer projects.

 

Another proposal from Mayor Mike Houston to increase the sales tax by one percent is getting mixed reactions from aldermen and constituents who fear increased sales tax will keep businesses selling big ticket items out of the city.

 

The city is grappling with how to fund tens of millions of dollars in street, sidewalk and sewer repairs.

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