Water, sewer, storm water and property tax bills could be going up.
Charlotte City Council plans to vote on the budget and the city's long-term construction plan Monday night.
If you own a $200,000 home, your property taxes would go up $5.28 each month. Your water, sewer, and storm water bills would go up $7.42 each month. That's $12.70 total. If you tack on Mecklenburg County's proposed tax hike, it would go to $16.87 per month.
But it would pay for more than $800 million in city projects, including a new joint 911 center, six new police stations, land for more fire stations, road changes for the next LYNX leg, bridges over Interstate 85 and turning Bojangles' Coliseum/Ovens Auditorium into a sports complex.
Council's Michael Barnes said there's something for everyone.
"I don't think there's ever a good time to contemplate raising taxes, but I believe once people see all the projects that are in this package," he said, "they will embrace the budget."
Millie Hodge is, even on a fixed income.
"Because I know these things have to be done," she said.
Dominica Clementi owns a home and Nona's Bakery and Cafe. So, if property taxes go up, she'll get hit twice.
"Yeah, I mean it's scary because somewhere that's got to come out of your pockets," she said. "It's tough for all of us. I mean there's no doubt about it."
However, she feels the area needs the projects, saying, "The area's growing tremendously and we just can't seem to keep up with it."