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City of Independence

Agenda Title:

Approval is recommended to amend the Schedule of Fees for the City of Independence effective January 1, 2019.

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.  This amendment moves the Public Fireworks Exhibition Fee to the Schedule of Fees and revises Drop-Off Depot Fees.  As required by the Missouri State Constitution, the revenues generated from the proposed fee amendments do not exceed the cost of providing the service.


The fee for a permit to conduct a public fireworks exhibition was previously set forth in Chapter 9 of the City Code [Sec. 105.6.14 (B)].  The City Code was amended to state that the fee would instead be set forth in the City’s Schedule of Fees as of January 1, 2019. The cost of the permit remains the same.


The proposed Drop-Off Depot fees will help recover costs associated with holding nine Drop-Off Depot events each year.  Various other fees were revised July 1, 2018, however Drop-Off Depot fees were omitted at that time as the City did not wish to implement new fees mid-season for this service.

Fiscal Impact:

Estimated Costs to Operate Nine Events Per Year
Dumpsters (AAA $330/dumpster for 300 dumpsters) $ 99,000
Grinding (MO Organic) $ 27,000
Labor $ 67,150
Supplies (tickets) $ 1,000
Total $ 194,150


Estimated Revenues from Proposed Fees to be Collected
*Note: Fees are based on vehicle or trailer regardless of material hauled except as noted
Car (505 average per year) $25/vehicle $ 12,625
Truck/SUV/Van (4,000 average per year) $30/vehicle $ 120,000
Trailer (under 8') (350 average per year) $35/vehicle $ 12,250
Trailer (over 8') (575 average per year) $45/vehicle $ 25,875
Appliances (200 average per year) $20/appliance $ 4,000
Batteries (vehicle) Free
Mowers Free
Tires (5 or less) Free
Total $ 174,750

Department:          Public WorksContact Person:          Tim Gramling

Finance DepartmentRejected
Finance DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
City Council Mgmt AnalystApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Law DepartmentApproved
City Managers OfficeApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

Schedule of Fees effective January 1, 2019Backup Material