Councilors raise city service fees


January 31, 2018

File Photo FEES for city planning and other services are being raised. The cost has increased between two to five times for for engineering and GIS data.

Of The New Era

The Sweet Home City Council added and increased a number of fees during its regular meeting on Jan. 24.

Staff recommended the increases following the city's annual review of its fee schedule.

City Manager Ray Towry offered the council some “comparables.”

“We looked at what our current is, what our proposed is, what Lebanon charges and what Albany charges."

Among changes, Sweet Home Police Department will begin charging after responding to three false alarms. Previously, it did not begin charging until the fourth. The initial fee increased from $20 to $25. For the fif...

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