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City of Independence

Agenda Title:

Approval is recommended to amend the Schedule of Fees for the City of Independence to be effective July 01, 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 have been compared to surrounding jurisdictions to ensure they are in line with regional averages.

The changes recommended represent routine adjustments to fees to keep pace with inflation and changes in city services. The proposed changes were incorporated into revenue projections for the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19. Changes to the Drop-Off Depot fees for the 2019 season are budgeted to go into effect mid-fiscal year on January 1, 2019. Therefore, those fees will be presented for adoption at a later time. 

Fiscal Impact:

It is estimated that the proposed fees will result in annual recovered costs of:

General Fund - $72,100
Water Fund - $63,650
Sewer Fund - $71,250
Electric Fund - $370,500

Department:          FinanceContact Person:          Jessica Earl

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

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

Schedule of Fees effective July 01, 2018Ordinance