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Charleston User Fee to Increase in 2018

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UPDATE: 9/18/17

Charleston Mayor Danny Jones confirms to 13 News that Charleston's user fee will increase from $2.50 to $3.00 beginning on January 1st, 2018.

Mayor Jones requested a user fee increase scheduled for the year 2020 to be pushed up so that the city could afford ten new police officer hires.


ORIGINAL: 8/21/17

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - On Monday evening, Charleston Mayor Danny Jones requested a user fee increase scheduled for the year 2020 to be pushed up sooner for police hires.

Mayor Jones is requesting the user fee increase to occur as soon as possible to enable the city to be able to afford ten new police officer hires. 

That user fee increase, an increase from $2.50 to $3.00 per week, was passed in 2015 and is currently scheduled to take into effect in the year 2020.

In addition to the user fee increase, Mayor Jones proclaimed at the meeting aspirations for property not currently utilized, but owned by Charleston Police on Slack Plaza to be transformed into a second police station in the future. 

We will provide more information on this developing story as soon as we receive it.

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