JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- The future of the St. Johns River Ferry service is uncertain, according to the Florida Times Union.
Mayor Alvin Brown's proposed budget for 2013-2014 has nothing for the ferry service.
The mayor's budget proposal estimates the service would cost $700,000 in taxpayer subsidies to cover the cost of the ferry.
It sails from Heckscher Drive to Mayport year-round.
The paper says the city council wants to figure out a balanced budget without making significant cuts to other services like the police department.
The T-U says the city council has said that raising property taxes is an option.
Jacksonville Port Authority chips in $200 thousand and the city puts in another $200 thousand. However, the Jacksonville Port Authority subsidy won't continue into the next fiscal year.
The state department has committed $1 million dollars for repairs to the ferry in December.
First Coast News