- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - The Huntington City Council has voted to implement a $2 increase in a user fee.

Media outlets report the council approved the proposal on an 8-2 vote Monday night. It is expected to provide an additional $3 million in revenue annually for Huntington.

Mayor Steve Williams has said the increase was needed to undertake major road and infrastructure projects, hire additional police officers and provide equipment upgrades.

The fee is assessed to paychecks for anyone working within the city limits. It was enacted under then-Mayor David Felinton in 2002 at $2 a week, then raised to $3 under then-Mayor Kim Wolfe in 2009.

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