WHEELING, W.Va. — Following months of discussion on a potential city user fee, Wheeling City Council will put it up for a vote Tuesday evening.

Council members are expected to vote on the $2 fee at the 5:30 p.m. meeting in downtown Wheeling.

The fee will help fund a $14.5 million public safety building that will be the new headquarters to the city’s police and fire departments.

$1 of the fee will go towards the public safety building and the other $1 will go towards infrastructure including roads.

VIEW: Wheeling City Council Agenda for August 20

Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott and Vice Mayor Chad Thalman have previously told MetroNews they are in favor of fee and expect it to pass.

Elliott tweeted out comments on the vote Monday, questioning those against the:

A $22 million property tax levy to fund the public safety building did not pass in the November election.

Wheeling is the largest city in West Virginia without a city user fee. Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, Morgantown, Weirton, and Fairmont all have user fees.

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