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Town passes first reading of fee bylaw

Posted on September 25, 2019 by Taber Times

By Trevor Busch
Taber Times
tbusch@tabertimes.com

A series of fees for public services provided by the Town of Taber could see some significant increases on the horizon.

Following discussion at their Sept. 9 meeting, council voted unanimously to pass first reading of Fee Bylaw 18-2019.

The proposed changes to fees in various departments will be effective Jan. 1, 2020 should the bylaw pass third reading without amendment at a subsequent meeting of council.

A new fee proposed under Police Services was deleted (Police Information Check – Volunteer – $10) from the bylaw by council prior to passing first reading.

Below are some of the highlights of the fee changes in different departments:

Recreation

AQUAFUN: Full Day Rental Rate ($16.50 increase to $1,113.25); Private Rental Regular ($3.50 increase to $237); Winter Sponsored Toonie Swim/HR ($100); Adult 10 Use Pass ($6 increase to $63); Adult One Month Pass ($39.50); Adult One Year Pass ($5.25 increase to $347); Student 10 Use Pass ($6 increase to $54); Student One Month Pass ($33.25); Student One Year Pass ($4.25 increase to $293.50); Child One Month Pass ($27.25); Child One Year Pass ($3.50 increase to $240); Senior 10 Use Pass ($6 increase to $54); Senior One Month Pass ($33.25); Senior One Year Pass ($4.25 increase to $293.50); Family 10 Use Pass ($10.50 increase to $144); Family One Month Pass ($92.25); Family Three Month Pass ($3.75 increase to $251.50); Family Six Month Pass ($6.75 increase to $455); Family One Year Pass ($12 increase to $813.50); Hot Yoga – Non Pass Holder ($100); Hot Yoga -Pass Holder ($20); Rookie-Ranger-Star Patrol ($85); Bronze Medallion/Cross ($4 increase to $275.25); National Lifeguard ($5.25 increase to $362.50); Babysitting Course ($61.50); Stay Safe Course ($45).

AUDITORIUM: Day Rate ($8 increase to $539); Community Drop-In 10 Use ($36); Monthly Community Centre League ($35).

PARKING LOTS: Community Centre Including Electricity Per Day ($6.75 increase to $457.75).

LARGE ICE: Summer Ice Out Per Day ($7 increase to $483.50).

SMALL ICE: Summer Ice Out Per Day ($8 increase to $346.25).

BALL DIAMONDS: Youth Fee for League Team ($5.25 increase to $351.75); Rep Team Fee League ($5.25 increase to $351.75); Adult Fee League Team ($10.50 increase to $703); Non-Resident Fee Per Day ($3.50 increase to $231); Non-Resident Fee League Team ($13 increase to $878.75).

SOCCER PITCHES: Youth Fee Team League ($4.50 increase to $311.50); Adult Fee Team League ($7.25 increase to $498.50); Non-Resident Team League ($9.25 increase to $623.25); Adult Per Day ($3 increase to $207.25); Non-Resident Per Day ($3.75 increase to $259).

FOOTBALL: Youth Fee Team League ($8.75 increase to $583.75); Adult Fee Team League ($13.75 increase to $933.75); Non-Resident Team League ($17.25 increase to $1,167); Adult Per Day ($5.75 increase to $386.50); Non-Resident Per Day ($7.25 increase to $483.25).

PROGRAMS: Summer Week Programs – 40 Hours ($165); Cornfest Fun Run – Half Marathon ($50).

RV PARK: VerSet Camping – No Power ($15).

MEMORIAL TREE AND BENCH PROGRAM: Tree ($500); Bench ($1,500).

Planning and Development

PLANNING APPLICATION FEES: Intermunicipal Development Plan Amendment ($2,500).

Corporate Services

TAX CERTIFICATES: $5 increase to $30.

Utilities

WATER RATES: Residential Flat Fee ($0.77 increase to $26.30 per month); Residential Meter Rate ($0.03 increase to $1.09 per cubic metre); Residential Multi-Unit Structure – Flat Fee ($0.77 increase to $26.32 per month); Commercial – Flat Fee ($0.81 increase to $27.92 per month); Commercial -Meter Rate ($0.03 increase to $1.05 per cubic metre); Commercial – Multi-Unit Structure – Flat Fee ($0.81 increase to $27.92 per month). FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES: 10” Diameter – Flat Fee ($0.90 increase to $30.96 per month); 12” Diameter – Flat Fee ($1.32 increase to $45.30 per month). BULK WATER: $0.09 increase to $3.24 per cubic metre. SANITARY SEWER: Residential Flat Fee ($0.82 increase to $28.18 per month); Residential Meter Rate ($0.03 increase to $0.93 per cubic metre); Residential – Multi-Unit Structure – Flat Fee ($0.82 increase to $28.18 per month); Commercial Flat Fee ($0.95 increase to $32.67 per month); Commercial Meter Rate ($0.02 increase to $0.78 per cubic metre); Commercial – Multi-Unit Structure – Flat Fee ($0.95 increase to $32.67 per month). GARBAGE: Residential Flat Fee ($0.62 increase to $21.24 per month); Commercial Pick-Up Fee ($7.78 increase to $54.38 per month). RECYCLING: Residential Flat Fee ($0.11 increase to $3.89 per month); Commercial Flat Fee ($8.37 increase to $31.50 per month). STORM SEWER RATES: Residential Flat Fee ($0.30 increase to $10.14 per month); Commercial Flat Fee ($0.34 increase to $11.71 per month).

Police Services

Collision Report ($25 increase to $50); Fingerprinting ($15 increase to $65); Fingerprinting if Required for PIC ($30); Police Information Check – Previous Security Clearance ($15 increase to $65); Traffic Escorts – Hourly Car and Officer – First Hour or Any Portion ($40 increase to $100); False Alarm Response ($25 increase to $75); Event Security – Per Hour, Officer and Car ($20 increase to $120).

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