- Associated Press - Saturday, June 13, 2015

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Tuscaloosa city officials are considering assessing fees for future development projects that strain the city’s water and sewer systems.

The Tuscaloosa News reports (https://bit.ly/1QvaYuc ) a city council committee recently voted to select North Carolina-based Raftelis Financial Consultants help develop the fee structure. The city’s full council is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to approve a contract for the company.

Director of the city’s water and sewer department Jimmy Junkin says Tuscaloosa has seen an increase in multifamily residential and student housing developments and there is a public cost associated with them.

Mayor Walter Maddox says he’s been opposed to implementing fees but will consider them if they have the support of city council.

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Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, https://www.tuscaloosanews.com


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