Archive for Thursday, November 18, 2004

Council increases costs for new development

November 18, 2004

The Eudora City Council boosted some of the costs developers will have to pay on their subdivisions with a resolution it passed Nov. 8. The resolution called for electrical costs per lot to increase from $1,000 to $1,500.

The city's electrical superintendent, Eldon Brown, said the load of new houses meant the city had to keep up with increased costs, such as infrastructure and the increased costs of connecting to the new turtle meters.

Brown said it cost about $850 to hook up to a residential lot. The other $300 would pay infrastructure costs associated with building in subdivisions.

Brown said lines had to be increased the farther away they were from a substation. And as the city built out farther from the core, that was more common.

The resolution also called for street name signs to be $100 each and regulatory signs, like stop, speed and yield, to be $70 apiece.

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