Medford City Council Approves Additional Fees

, Posted: Fri, November 8 2013 at 8:33 AM, Updated: Fri, November 8 2013 at 8:43 AM

After raising utility fees to fund the 32 million dollar police and fire project the city council needs more money

The council approved raising rental car fees to pay for a six million dollar expansion at U.S. Cellular Park. The council also approved borrowing 3 million dollars from funds alotted to risk management, sewer, and storm drains; all without voter approval.

The citiy's finance director Alison Chan says that she discovered, in retrospect, that if the city pays and extra $600,000 a year for the first five years of the bond, they will get a lower interest rate.

In order to do that the city will have to borrow from funds delegated other essential services.

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