City of Red Deer passes new Fee for Service policy

Red Deer city council passed a new Fee for Service policy on Monday that will have a small impact on residential public utility lot leases.

Red Deer city council passed a new Fee for Service policy on Monday that will have a small impact on residential public utility lot leases.

Fees under the revised policy for Land and Economic Development will change for leases. The fee will increase by the cumulative consumer price index (rounded to the next dollar) every three years from Jan. 1, 2011.

Last month, council decided to stick with an annual maintenance fee of $30 instead of the $250 first proposed by City of Red Deer administration.

Homeowners have been paying $30 each year for many years to look after easements that can end up in their front or back yards. Several decades ago when subdivisions were built up, easements were set aside that are shared by city services and utility services.