Cleveland Heights City Council unanimously approved a 20-cent raise on the street lighting and forestry property assesment for property owners.
Based on the width of homeowners' property at the front edge, the assessment pays for city-owned trees, street light maintenance and the city's forestry division.
Home owners will pay $2 instead of $1.80 per foot of property frontage.
The raise will appear on the tax bill residents receive for 2013 and amounts to about a $6 per year raise for property owners with 30 feet of frontage.
Tom Raguz, the city's finance director, noted that the city raises this assessment every few years. It was last raised in 2010.