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Stormwater rate increase proposed in Dunedin to pay for projects

Keyonna Summers

DUNEDIN — Continued water quality monitoring at several Dunedin creeks. An outfall that would relieve flooding along President Street. A study to determine dredging needs for several bodies of water that flow into St. Joseph Sound.

The projects are among roughly a dozen that officials say a proposed 50-cent increase in monthly stormwater rates would help fund next year.

The hike — which would amount to a total increase of $6 on ratepayers' bills over the entire year — would generate $156,650 for Dunedin's stormwater fund, finance director Jeff Yates told the City Commission during a budget planning workshop Monday.