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File #: 11-0435    Version: 1 Name: 5/2/11 FY 12 Fee Adjustments-CSA
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/2/2011 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/23/2011 Final action: 5/31/2011
Enactment date: 5/31/2011 Enactment #: R-11-208
Title: Resolution to Approve FY 2012 Fee Adjustments for the Community Services Area
Attachments: 1. Parks FY 2012 Comparable Fees.pdf, 2. Parks FY 2012 Proposed Fees Changes.pdf, 3. Construction FY 2012 Comparable Fees.pdf, 4. Construction FY 2012 Proposed Fee Changes.pdf, 5. Rental House FY 2012 Comparable Fees.pdf, 6. Rental Housing FY 2012 Proposed Fees Changes.pdf, 7. Planning FY 2012 Proposed Fee Changes.pdf
Resolution to Approve FY 2012 Fee Adjustments for the Community Services Area
Attached for your approval is the resolution authorizing fee adjustments for FY 2012 for the Community Services Area. Each year, in conjunction with the preparation of the budget, Service Units are requested to review all fees to determine that the costs of the services rendered are either covered by the fees or are appropriate in relation to comparative data.

When determining cost to serve, Service Units take into account increases in expenses such as labor, materials and supplies, equipment, and overhead costs. Some Service Unit costs to serve analysis resulted in an increase from the prior fiscal year and the recommended increase in fees reflects the higher cost to serve. Revenues are then budgeted based on the fee analysis. The proposed FY 2012 budget reflects these revenues.

Parks and Recreation Services
Community Services is proposing both fee increases and new fees for new programs in Parks and Recreation Services. Each year, as part of the budget process, Parks staff perform a comparative fee analysis to determine if fees charged for services are competitive.

Proposed fee increases include the following activities: alcohol permit fees for facility rentals, youth and senior daily admission to Buhr Park Ice Arena, and daily admission increases for the swimming pools. Alcohol permit fees were last increased in 2005, while daily admission for the pools was last increased in 2001. The daily admission fee increase for the swimming pools would not go into effect until the 2012 season. The proposed increase in admission for Buhr Park Ice Arena is to achieve consistency at both ice arenas, currently Veterans charges $4.00 while Buhr Park charges $3.75 for the same activity.

New fees include a host of new activities such as raft rentals, white water kayaking, and inner tubes expected to be available in 2012 as a result of the Argo Headrace Improvements. Oth...

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