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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Council Approves Utility Franchise Fees

Mendota Heights Fall (10)

At their Jan. 9 meeting, the Mendota Heights City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance implementing franchise fees on gas and electric services.

Franchise fees are a method of collecting funds from utility companies who use public property to deliver services. Fees are typically passed directly through to all commercial and industrial businesses, tax exempt properties and residents. Over the next three months, residents will see a $2 franchise fee on both their monthly gas and electric bills; fees for businesses and other properties vary.

Revenue from franchise fees will support City infrastructure projects, as well as street/pavement management, natural resource and sustainability programs, and parks maintenance. 

View the approved ordinance

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