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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -
Emergency Financial Manager Mike Brown's staff got an earful from residents recently over a proposed fee for maintaining street lights in the city.
The first hearing for this special assessment was held two weeks ago and was attended by only four people.
But hundreds of residents attended Thursday's hearing.
Officials say it costs $3 million to operate and maintain the city's street lights.
Residents received notice last week via mail that they may have to pay $62 to cover that cost.
They found out when they arrived at Thursday's meeting that it would actually cost residents a little more than $74 for the fee.
Officials say the reason for the change is due to some properties that were originally included being exempt from the assessment.
If Brown, who wasn't at the hearing, approves the assessment, it would take effect July 1.
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Friday, June 15 2012, 10:23 AM EDT
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