Proposed city ordinances include various fee changes for Bloomington residents

Four ordinances were introduced to the Bloomington City Council Wednesday night and will be spoken about in more depth next week.

One proposed spending $350,000 of the funds collected from the controversial Food and Beverage Tax for the first two phases of architectural work on Monroe Convention Center expansion.

Another was a proposed increase in the monthly stormwater fee for residents from $2.70 to $5.95 to pay for new stormwater infrastructure such as the completion of the Jordan River tunnel, rain gardens and permeable paving. This would increase the fee by $39 per year.

The third ordinance was a proposition to rewrite the city's water treatment rules to follow the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards under the Clean Water Act, a federal law that regulates the dumping of pollutants into lakes, rivers and streams.

The fourth ordinance proposed decreasing the cost of obtaining police body and dashcam recordings. The cost will change from its flat rate of $150 to only the direct cost of collecting the footage. The fee would have a cap at $150.

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