West Lafayette is proposing storm water fees to help pay for future projects.
If approved, residents will pay eight-dollars per 3,200 square feet of impervious surface a month starting next year.
Public Works Director Dave Buck says the funding is vital the city’s future.
"It gives us a mechanism to fix a lot of those fairly simply problems that occur because something just simply fails and we have no dedicated revenue stream to go out and fix a failed pipe underneath the roadway or an inlet that has collapsed.”
A West Lafayette housing complex is moving forward.
The Tippecanoe Area Plan Commission unanimously approved a proposal to construct a 266-unit development where Cumberland Avenue ends west of U.S 52.
Amy Glenn is against the project.
She lives near the proposed site and thinks the space could serve a better purpose.
"We have plenty of market saturation when it comes to available housing and rental units here in the area," said Glenn. "I think better use for our community is to develop business and to bring growth for jobs rather than more housing."