Editor’s note: This story has been updated.
UPDATE: Harlingen commissioners unanimously voted in favor to charge residents with extra street repair fees Wednesday.
The proposal will have to go through a second reading before being passed.
If passed, the charges will go into effect June 1.
Commissioners will consider a proposal to charge utility customers a monthly fee for street repairs Wednesday evening.
CBS 4 News spoke to Harlingen residents to see how they feel about the proposal.
“We are being overtaxed on everything,” said resident Antonio Hernandez Jr. “On top of that they want another one. It’s a little too much. It’s going to break the camel’s back.”
Others don’t mind the fee.
“I want to help the city,” said resident Francis Vuittonet.
City Manager Dan Serna tells CBS 4 News that under the proposal, $2.50 will be included in the monthly utility bill for apartments, $4.50 for single family homes and an $8.50 fee for all commercial accounts.
Serna said those who use 12,000 gallons of water annually or less are able to get a reduction.
Commissioners want to plan ahead and develop a steady revenue stream, according to Serna. Currently, the money for street repairs is coming from a general fund.
If Harlingen commissioners decide to move forward with the proposal, they will take action at the 5:30 p.m. commission meeting Wednesday.