One suggestion he had was to create an easement for anyone looking to develop a subdivision that would require them to pay the city for the use of the stormsewer system, a suggestion city attorney Tom Lonergan agreed with.
“If we upsize it through (Edens’) subdivision we pay the difference in the cost, then if somebody comes in with a subdivision they can then hook up to it but they have to pay their fair share of that piece of the pie,” Lonergan said.
For that process to unfold, the city still needs to upfront the cost for the stormsewer up sizing, which Roth gave another suggestion for.
His theory was to borrow funding from a significant balance in the city’s sewer fund and then draw up a loan agreement that said when those monies were generated from future developers, it would be returned to the sewer fund in full.
“That’s the way I would deal with it,” he added.
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