EUGENE, Ore. — Two proposed city fees have been chopped and modified, now Eugene city councilors are ready to hash out both options again.
The last time the city fee options were discussed at Harris Hall, the details didn’t go over too well with the public. The city service fee has been tossed out, and councilors are considering a five-year property tax levy in its place. The tax would cost the average homeowner less than $50 a year based on assessed property value. It would need to be passed by voters. Instead of paying up to $10 a month for the stormwater fee, it’s been capped at $5 a month.
In a work session Monday, Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at Harris Hall, city councilors will look at materials and go over the revised stormwater fee and the possible tax levy. A public hearing will follow at 7:30 p.m. for the five-year tax levy. City councilors could vote to put that on the May ballot, they’d have to do so by Feb. 13. The stormwater fee only has to be passed by the city council.