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City of Independence

Agenda Title:

Approval is recommended to amend the Schedule of Fees for the City of Independence related to Special Event permitting and to establish rental fees for Independence Uptown Market to be effective April 17, 2018.

Staff recommends approval.

Executive Summary:

The City’s Schedule of Fees sets the amount to be charged for various City services other than those set forth in the City Code or established by separate ordinance or resolution.  As required by the Missouri State Constitution, the revenues generated from the proposed fee amendments do not exceed the cost of providing the service.  Moreover, the proposed fees for the Independence Uptown Market have been compared to similar facilities to ensure they are in line with regional averages.

On February 5, 2018, City Council passed Ordinance 18553, which approved construction of the Independence Uptown Market.  Construction is now underway with substantial completion expected in mid-summer 2018.  The Parks/Recreation/Tourism Department has already received reservation requests from the public for rental of this facility.  In order to book reservations, the rental rate structure must be adopted in the Schedule of Fees; at which point, staff is prepared to begin scheduling reservations.
On April 2, 2018, City Council passed Ordinance 18869, which incorporated the process for permitting of special events.  Currently, some of the fees are not listed in the Schedule of Fees and should be added.

Fiscal Impact:

It is estimated that the proposed rental fees could generate between $30,000 and $50,000 annually.

Department:          City Manager's OfficeContact Person:          Christina Heinen

City Managers OfficeApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Law DepartmentApproved
City Managers OfficeApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

Schedule of Fees RevisedBackup Material