The City has established a street maintenance fee to be paid by utility customers within the city limits. Such fee shall be set in amounts which will provide funds to properly maintain the transportation system.

Collection of the fee shall be made by a monthly charge to be added to the city Municipal Account Statement beginning with the first utility bill after January 1, 2019.

If you have questions or concerns, please email them to streetfee@abilenetx.gov. You can also call the Street Maintenance Fee Response Line at (325) 437-4546. We are available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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  • A separate and dedicated fund shall be created effective October 1, 2018, to be known as the Street Maintenance Fund. All fees collected by the City for the purpose of construction and maintenance of the transportation system shall be deposited in the Street Maintenance Fund. It shall not be necessary or required for the expenditures from the fund to specifically relate to any particular property from which the fees were collected.

    Billing will begin for commercial and residential accounts on January 1, 2019.

    A report of the Street Maintenance Fund and the street maintenance fee program will be provided to the City Council on an annual basis.

  • The Board shall,

    • (a) advise the Director of Public Works, as may be necessary from time to time, to identify and determine the sequencing of street maintenance projects, and thoroughfare alignments;
    • (b) recommend a list of projects for funding to the City Manager for incorporation into the city’s annual budget;
    • (c) advise the Director of Public Works in determining accountability criteria to measure the performance of the City’s street maintenance program;
    • (d) submit an accountability report to the City Council on an annual basis;
    • (e) in the event the City Council adopts a Street Maintenance Fee, serve as a final appeals board for any land use category classification disputes arising from the administration of the street maintenance fee program; and
    • (f) aid the Director of Public Works in establishing new land use categories, amending land use categories, and determining trip factors based on the ITE Trip generation Manual 9th Edition to the same.

     

    The Board shall be comprised of seven (7) voting members, who will be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by an affirmative vote of at least four members of the City Council.  All voting members of the board shall be residents of the City of Abilene.

    The Board shall follow the Rules of Procedure adopted by the City Council, as applicable, for its rules of procedure.

    The Director of Public Works for the City of Abilene, shall be an ex officio, non-voting member of the Board and may act in an advisory capacity to the Board.

  • The fee shall be billed and collected with the monthly municipal account statement, and shall be due upon receipt - beginning with the first utility bill after January 1, 2019.

  • Any fee which is not paid when due may be recovered in action at law by the City. In addition to any other remedies or penalties provided by this section or this Code, failure of any customer of the city utilities to pay the fees promptly when due shall subject such customer to the discontinuance of utility services provided by the City.

  • The fees paid and collected by this section shall not be used for the general government administrative purposes of the city, except to pay for the equitable share of the cost of accounting, management and government. Other than as described above, the fees and charges shall be used solely to pay for the actual costs of operation, planning, engineering, development of guidelines and controls, inspection, maintenance, repair, improvement, additions, extensions, renewal, replacement and reconstruction of the transportation system and their related costs.

  • Properties owned by the United States of America, the State of Texas, an agency, or institution created by the State of Texas, or a political subdivision of the State of Texas are exempt from the payment of the street maintenance fee.

  • A property that establishes a new Utility Account for the purposes of starting a new business within the City of Abilene on or after January 1, 2019, is exempt from the Street Maintenance Fee until the third anniversary of their utility start of service. This exemption shall not be applied to the same Utility Account more than once. The City Manager shall determine if the business constitutes a new business. The decision of the City Manager may be appealed to the Street Maintenance Advisory and Appeals Board.