WAITE PARK -- The Waite Park City Council unanimously passed the 2014 bonding project this evening (Monday).

The $5 million bonding project will be used for road construction along with street and alley repair.

The council held a public hearing regarding the assessment portion of the project.

Property owners along 4th Street South, Parkway Drive and Frontage Road North will be responsible for 25 percent of the overall cost.

Community members that spoke out against the project say the cost is too high and unfair.

City administrator, Shaunna Johnson says owners are assessed by the square-footage of their property.

Another resident is concerned with issues regarding increased traffic and speed if the road is widened. Johnson says the council will make sure speed limit signs are posted. She says if speeding becomes an issue they will increase patrols in that area.

The council's decisions was to authorize the proposed improvements as they were presented.

The next step is for the city engineer to prepare the plans and meet with the council again at a later date.

See a map of the Frontage Road North improvement area below.

Tim Lyon, WJON / Google Maps