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City creates comprehensive fee booklet

Staff writer

The cheapest way to house a dog while on vacation will no longer be letting it out the front door.

City Clerk Tiffany Jeffrey and City Administrator Roger Holter introduced a comprehensive fee schedule booklet, which will be available in city offices, at Marion City Council on Monday. The booklet included fees not previously included in the comprehensive listing and changes made to existing fees.

One of these changes was an increase in the fee for dog pickup. The fee for having city crews impound a dog was previously less than the cost of taking it to the kennel to be boarded.

The fee booklet provides citizens a convenience not previously available to them.

“From a customer’s standpoint, it was very difficult to search out and get the answers,” Holter said. “Your new city clerk took on the initiative to go through and put this in the form of a booklet that will be available in the city offices.”

A version of the booklet will also be posted on the city’s website.

Other changes include a 100 percent increase in the cost of grave lots from $100 to $200, a $10 increase in the monthly rent of airport hangars, and a 10-cent-per-square-foot land lease fee.

Fees for renting the community center were also included in the comprehensive fee schedule, as well as fees for utilities, the court, the police department, parks and recreation, and community development.

The schedule and all changes included therein will be made effective Nov. 5.

Last modified Oct. 30, 2014