A group of vocal residents in Edgemont descended on city hall, upset with a plan for an $8/month tax for landscaping improvements.
The city allows communities to pay extra for enhanced mowing and tree bed and shrub maintenance and planting of flowers.
To get passed, 66.6% of homeowners have to agree.
The Edgemont group was successful and a counter-petition was launched against the proposed extra tax but only gained 11% support.
As a last gasp attempt, Edgemont residents went to city hall, arguing people didn’t understand what they were supporting and were misled, not knowing they were looking at an extra $8/month.
However, supporters for the enhanced landscaping say that’s not the case and members of the city hall committee, after four hours of hearing the matter, agreed.
The city is conducting a review of the entire program that allows communities to petition for improvements.