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    18.    
City Council Regular
Meeting Date: 11/06/2019  
Subject:    Consider Adoption of Ordinances 2228 and 2229 and Resolutions Setting 2020 Fees and Charges
From: Kevin Knopik, Assistant Accounting Manager

INTRODUCTION
On October 15, 2019, the attached ordinances adjusting certain fees and building inspection fees were introduced and are now being presented for adoption along with resolutions which include fees not set by ordinance.  Rates for the civic center, ice arena, golf course and utility funds are set by separate City Council action throughout the year.
DISCUSSION

Staff has reviewed the 2019 fees and have requested the proposed changes as noted below and in the attachments.  If staff determined that a fee should be increased in 2020, that fee has been increased by the 2019 annual adjustment of 3.00%.  A request for a rate change is made only if the adjustment is enough for the fee to be rounded to the next significant dollar amount.  

(1) Ordinance Adjusting Certain License Fees, Service Fees, and Related Charges
(see reference number in ordinance)

Certain fees under Section 5-209 (alcoholic beverages) and the gambling investigation fee under Section 5-2008 of the City Code are set by Minnesota Statutes and did not change for 2020. 

(2) Ordinance Establishing Permit and Inspection Fees for the Building Inspections Division
(see reference number in ordinance)

There are no proposed changes to the permit and inspection fees for 2020.

(3) Resolution 19-117 Establishing Certain Fees and Charges

Certain fees are set by Minnesota Statutes and did not change for 2020.  These include the returned check charge, day care inspection fee, and document charges. The State did not change these fees for 2020.

The City purchases water meters with couplings or flange kits and sells them to contractors for installation in new construction.  The rate consists of our cost and a markup of 33% to cover handling and future replacements since there is no charge for the replacement of water meters.  The City received the 2020 price quotes from the water meter vendor.

For those fees that have proposed increases, the 2019 fee is included in parentheses in front of the 2020 proposed fee as presented in Resolution 19-117.

The dangerous dog license fee is proposed to increase from $35 to $50 based on a comparison of the fee charged by other cities.

There are two new fees proposed for 2020.  A fee of $40 was added for a digital squad camera file provided via USB and a fee of $10 was added for digital squad camera files provided via downloadable link.  This fees were added due to files being larger than what could be provided on a CD/DVD. 

(4) Resolution 19-118 Establishing Certain Fees and Charges for CTN Studios

For those fees that have proposed increases and decreases, the 2019 fee is included in parentheses in front of the 2020 proposed fee as presented in Resolution 19-118.  There were no new fees added for 2020.

RECOMMENDATION
(1) Conduct a public hearing regarding the fee increases for on-sale 3.2 malt liquor and off-sale 3.2 malt liquor licenses, tavern license, and on-sale intoxicating liquor license.

(2)  Adopt Ordinance 2229 Revising Certain License Fees, Service Fees and Related Charges effective January 1, 2020.

(3)  Adopt Ordinance 2228 Establishing Permit and Inspection Fees for the Building Inspections Division as Authorized by Minnesota Statutes Section 16B.62, subdivision 1 effective January 1, 2020.

(4) Adopt Resolution 19-117 Establishing Certain Fees and Charges effective January 1, 2020.

(5)  Adopt Resolution 19-118 Establishing Certain Fees and Charges for Use of CTN Studio Facilities effective January 1, 2020.
 

Attachments
2020 CTN Studio Facilities Fees Resolution
2020 License Fee Ordinance
2020 Permit and Inspection Fee Ordinance
2020 Certain Fees and Charges Resolution

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