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New fees and fee increases

April 02, 2004|by GREGORY T. SIMMONS

Hagerstown city officials proposed the following new fees in the city budget for fiscal 2005 released Wednesday:

  • Planning Department zoning verification fee: $25 per single-family home; $50 for all others.

  • Fire department juvenile intervention program fee: $150 per child.


The following fee increases were proposed in the budget:

  • Utility fee (charged to electric, phone, water utility companies serving within city): $3,500, an increase of $500.

  • Department of Motor Vehicle flagging for municipalities fee: $55, up $5.

  • Bad check fee: $35, up $2.

  • New residential building permit: $5 per $1,000 of assessed value, up $1.50 per $1,000.

  • Commercial plumbing permit application fee: $50, up $30.

  • Commercial and residential plumbing, per fixture fee: $5, up $1.

  • Engineering review fee for a subdivision: $100 application fee, up $50; plus $50 per lot, up $40 per lot.

  • Engineering review fee for a site plan: $100 application fee, up $50; plus $100 per acre, up $90 per acre.

  • Engineering review fee for a traffic study: $1,500, up $1,000.


Police department

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  • Copy charges: $5 for first four pages; $1 each additional page; no change for first four pages, 75-cent increase for each additional page.

  • Civilian fingerprinting fee: $12.50, up $2.50.

  • Tape duplication fee: $25, up $10.

  • Special assignment fee (security, school events): $40, up $3.25.

  • Court document service: $35 per document, up $5.

  • Burglar alarm application fee for a residence: $25, up $5.

  • Burglar alarm application fee for a business: $45, up $5.

  • False burglar alarm fines: first, $25, up $15; second, $50 (no change); third, $100 (no change), fourth, $150 (no change).


Fire department

  • Blasting permit: $30, up $10.

  • Report copy fee: $5 for four pages (up $3)


Other proposed changes:

  • Municipal Golf Course greens fees: $8 for nine holes, up 50 cents; $11 for 18 holes, up $1.50; $12 for weekends and holidays, up $1.50; $7 for seniors, nine holes, up $1; $9 for seniors 18 holes, up $1.50.

  • Municipal Golf Course yearly passes: various rates, $200-$415, up $0-$55.

  • Water and sewer: all metered rates up 3.5 percent.

  • Parking deck permits: regular customers, $47.50 per month, up $2.50 per month; late fee, $10 (no change); city employees, $37.50 per month, up $2.50 per month); assigned space, $100 (no change).

  • Parking lot permits: All would rise $2.

  • Board of Zoning Appeals filing fee for a special exception to run an office out of a home: $75 (has been considered with other special exceptions and subject to a $250 fee).

  • Engineering review fee for a simplified plat: $75 flat fee (has been considered as either subdivision or site plan).


Other charges could apply.

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