Of all the issues on the Polk County Board of Commissioners’ tentative budget the one item that stoked emotions most was the proposed stormwater assessment fee.
An unfunded mandate, the proposed budget included revenues from a proposed stormwater assessment in unincorporated areas of the county. The rate was estimated to be $54.30 per Equivalent Residential Unit, to begin Sept. 13, and estimated to generate $9.6 million annually to address stormwater needs.
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