Killeen: Town hall on proposed street fee draws dozens of residents

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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) More than 70 community members got to hear from two council members who are favor and oppose a proposed street maintenance fee at a special town hall on Tuesday night.

To fix damaged streets, the city has proposed to apply a fee on resident’s water bill.

While Councilman Gregory Johnson says moving funds from items like the HOP to fix road damages as one solution, Councilman Jim Kilpatrick says the fee is the only solution.

Kilpatrick says the city needs to allocate 1.6 million each year to maintain its 2,000 street lane miles.

Attendees also got the chance to ask both council members questions.

“As a resident from Killeen, it's very important to know where our money is going and it's important our roads are fixed. Just for everyone's safety” Killeen resident, Samantha Salvador said.
No word yet when the proposal will be voted on by council.