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Abilene Mayor proposes possible bond for streets



Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams proposed a possible bond to pay for street repairs during his State of the City address.

“We’re going to talk about a possible bond, not this May, but possibly in May of 2022 that will be able to address some of those significant construction issues in regards to our streets,” said Williams.

Williams said The City of Abilene’s street maintenance fund pays over $6 million for street repairs.

“When we had a consultant come in in 2017, they identified badly had a need of almost $400 million,” said Williams.

The fee was voted down by the city council in 2017. At the time councilman Shane Price, Bruce Kreitler, and Steve Savage believed it should go to the voters.

In the next five years, Williams said $185 million –including the street maintenance fee — will go to help fix the streets.

Mayor Williams wants to have a discussion about the bond in an upcoming workshop on March 22.