Frisco City Council members unanimously approved higher stormwater fee rates as an amendment to the fiscal year 2023-24 budget during a Dec. 5 meeting.
Council member John Keating acted as mayor pro tem during the meeting as Mayor Jeff Cheney was not present, making it a 5-0 approval.
The increases, which are expected to bring in an additional $577,000 for fiscal year 2023-24, are needed to maintain the stability of Frisco’s stormwater fund and future capital improvements, according to meeting documents.
New rates for single-family residential increased by either $0.30, $0.50 or $0.97 depending on the home's square footage, according to meeting documents.
Monthly fees for properties other than single-family residences are based on the square footage of impervious surface, according to the city’s website.
The impervious area of buildings and parking garages is defined as the overall footprint of the building, not including multiple floors, according to the city’s website.
How we got here
Frisco's stormwater drainage fees were last raised in January 2021, according to meeting documents.
City officials had published multiple hearing notices ahead of the meeting to inform residents about the agenda item, Budget Manager Brett Peterson said.
No residents chose to speak during the public hearing or citizen input portion of the Dec. 5 meeting.
The new rates will go into effect Jan. 1, 2024.