City Commission Considers Stormwater Utility Fee Increase
Tonight's commission work session covers possible stormwater rate increases, the relocation of the city data center and commercial kitchen grease.
The Largo City Commission will review a proposal to increase stormwater fees at a work session tonight. Largo's base residential rates could increase from $4.45 per month to $5.32. The fee was last increased in 2008.
Since stormwater fees are fixed, the city's stormwater revenue increases only when the city annexes new customers or customers redevelop their property with more impervious surface.
The proposed increase is necessary because of major equipment replacements, increased expenses and low revenue growth, according to a city report.
If the commission decides to move forward with a stormwater fee increase, the city would present an ordinance with the proposed rate increase at the June 5 city commission meeting.
Other agenda items:
- The city commission will also consider a new location for the city's main data center. The current data center at city hall is not hurricane survivable and is susceptible to flooding, according to a city report.
- The city commission will review possible changes to how commercial kitchens can dispose of fats, oil and grease.
Tonight's meeting is at 6 p.m. at Largo City Hall, 201 Highland Avenue. Here is the complete Largo City Commission agenda.