Mecklenburg Storm Water Services has proposed increasing the stormwater fee for most homeowners next fiscal year and shifting more of the burden to the largest homes. The smallest homes would see a slight decrease.
Charlotte homeowners with more than 5,000 square feet of impervious surfaces would see their annual fee increase from about $96 to more than $200.
Stormwater officials released this illustrated memo explaining their rationale - and the proposed fee hikes.
Click here to see the memo.
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Some local elected officials, as they examine budget proposals this month, are questioning the proposed fee increase. - Christopher D. Kirkpatrick