Amador Sups Move Forward With Fee Increases

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Amador Sups Move Forward With Fee Increases

The Amador County Board of Supervisors has moved forward with fee increases for both the county’s building and Environmental Health departments.  For the building department, the fee increase will be 15 percent for the first year, with additional 15 percent and 13 percent increases planned for the two following years.  Under the approved increase, the example of a 2,500 square foot house, which would previously require $3,215 in building fees, will now cost $3,634.  The health department fee increase is 25 percent and is spread over three years, but not evenly spread across all the various health permits issued by the county.    For instance, a health permit for a catering business will go from $170 to $175, while the permit for a 50-seat restaurant will increase from $224 to $260.    Supervisor Brian Oneto lobbied for a smaller increase of 10 percent, but his proposal found no support from the other supervisors, who voted 4-1 to approve the 25 percent increase.

 

Written by Craig Baracco