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Revenue enhancement plan introduced

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The cost of doing certain things in Jonesboro may be going up as city officials work to deal with the increased costs of doing business. 

Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin said Tuesday that the city created a revenue enhancement committee in 2009 to look at the issue. However, Perrin said the committee found out that city fees for certain things like building permits and business licenses are lower than other cities the same size as Jonesboro. 

However, the cost of certain things including swimming at the city pool will go up by $1. 

Perrin said the costs will be small. 

"Some of those fees are all minor. Some of them may been $5 going to $7; or $5 to $10 of that nature," Perrin said. "Like the swimming pool we're only going up a dollar so it's very very minor. They're not going to have a major impact on our people at all."

In addition to the discussion Tuesday night at the Jonesboro City Council meeting, Perrin said the city plans to host two public meetings to gauge opinions from residents before going to the council for a vote. 

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