The cost for landlords to rent to tenants may go up soon.
Commissioners are considering an increase to the $20 fee the city charges per tenant. The raise could be as low as $5 and as high as $80. At a recent commission meeting, Robert Moore, director of Community Services, said other cities charge between $50 and $100.
“I like the idea of raising the rental fee,” Mayor Gary Resnick said.
Commissioners Tom Green and Justin Flippen said the increase should be no more than $5.
“They’re going to pass it on [to their tenants],” Vice Mayor Scott Newton said.
Resident Tim Ross said a $5 increase would be OK but a larger one might make his landlord “cut back in other areas and raise rent on new people.”
But, he said, a $5 increase isn’t something he’s worried about.