Seymour residents and businesses could begin paying a new monthly utility fee in January to help the city better handle storm water collection and management.
What that fee will amount to has yet to be determined, but engineers' estimates put the range between $3 and $6 for residential customers.
Businesses and other non-residential properties will pay an amount based on the size of their hard surface areas such as parking lots, rooftops and playgrounds.
Councilman Jim Rebber said if the city wants to fix flooding and drainage issues, establishing the storm water utility is the fairest way to do it.
Otherwise, sewer rates will have to increase to start generating more money to spend on storm water issues, he said.
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