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File #: 19-0707    Version: 1 Name: 5/6/19 Resolution for FY2020 CSA Fee Adjustments
Type: Resolution/Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 5/6/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/6/2019 Final action: 5/6/2019
Enactment date: 5/6/2019 Enactment #: R-19-219
Title: Resolution to Approve FY 2020 Fee Adjustments for the Community Services Area
Attachments: 1. FY2020 FEES PLANNING.pdf, 2. FY2020 FEES PARKS.pdf, 3. COMPARATIVE DATA CAMPS.pdf, 4. COMPARATIVE DATA ICE RENTAL.pdf, 5. COMPARATIVE DATA DROP IN.pdf, 6. COMPARATIVE DATA GOLF CAMP.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve FY 2020 Fee Adjustments for the Community Services Area
Memorandum
Attached for your consideration and approval is the resolution authorizing fee adjustments and new fees for FY 2020. Each year, in conjunction with the preparation of the budget, Service Units review fee revenues to determine if the costs of the services rendered are 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.
Community Services is proposing fee increases in Parks and Recreation Services for ice rink rental at Buhr and Veterans Memorial Parks; day camps at Argo, Buhr, Fuller, and Gallup; golf camps at Huron Hills Golf Course; and drop-in hockey fees at Buhr Park.

Ice rink rental rates were last increased in 2011 and since that time utility costs along with staffing costs have increased annually. The fee increase proposed is a 12 to 15% increase, and rates are reasonable and competitive when compared to other area ice rink rental rates. Long term renters at Buhr and Veterans were informed of the proposed rate increases by letter. Day Camp fees are proposed to increase by 10 to 15%, and this will be their first increase since 2011. Comparative data shows the camps to still be affordable when compared to other area camp offerings. Lastly, Junior Golf Camps and drop-in hockey fees are also being adjusted to better reflect pricing at other area facilities. As a reminder, Parks & Recreation Services awards scholarships to income eligible Ann Arbor resident families. Scholarships are awarded based on need and there is not a limit on the number awarded.

Community Services is also proposing changes to Planning Services Unit. These proposed changes will come closer to recovering the full cost of these services. Fees for Planning Services have not been adjusted since 2013. The proposed adjustment...

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