Select city fees going up this year

The City of Fredericton is reminding residents of fee increases that will take effect this year.

The city says these fee increases are necessary to continue to provide quality services to the citizens of Fredericton.

As of January 1, the city says the Royal Fields Cost per Game is increasing $5.00 to $35.00.

The fees for some fire department inspections and training programs increased on January 1, for the first time since 2004:
- Fire Property Status Search - $100.00 (up from $50.00)
- Fire Summary Investigation Report - $150.00 (up from $50.00)
- Fire Full Investigation Report (including images) - $350.00 (up from $50.00)
- Fire Full Incident Report - $250.00 (up from $25.00)
- Fire Extinguisher Training - $20.00 (up from $8.75)

The city says it is introducing the following new fees which will also take effect on January 1:
- Liquor License Inspection for Occupancy Load (Fire) - $30.00
- Daycare Inspection for License (Fire) - $30.00
- Fire Works Site Plan and Permit (Commercial Show) - $200.00
- Fire Second Re-inspection Fee - $50.00
- Fire Third Re-inspection Fee - $200.00

The following recreation and parking fees will increase on February 1, 2019:

Recreation:
- Bronze Star / Junior Lifeguard Club - from $75.00 to $82.50
- Bronze Medallion / Assistant Instructor / Bronze Cross / National Lifeguard Waterfront - from $90.00 to $99.00
- National Lifeguard Pool / Swim & Lifesaving Instructor - from $175.00 to $192.50
- National Lifeguard Recertification - from $50.00 to $55.00
- Aquatics Leadership Courses - from $110.00 to $121.00
- Swim Lessons - from $50.00 to $55.00

Parking:
- Parking Meter Fine from $15.00 to $25.00 (last increase unknown)
- Loading Zone Parking Fine - from $25.00 to $50.00 (last increase unknown)
- No Parking Zone Fine - from $25.00 to $50.00 (last increase unknown)
- Two Hour Parking Zone Fine - from $25.00 to $50.00 (last increase unknown)
- Frederick Square Garage Monthly Permit Fee - from $67.50 to $80.00
- East End Garage Monthly Permit Fee - from $100.00 to $110.00
- York Parking Lot Monthly Permit Fee - from $100.00 to $110.00
- Campbell Street Lot Monthly Permit Fee - from $100.00 to $110.00
- Officer's Square Parking Lot Monthly Permit Fee - from $95.00 to $105.00
- Upper Queen Parking Lot Monthly Permit Fee - from $45.00 to $60.00

The city says the changes to these non-tax revenue rates were approved as part of the 2019 Budget approved by City Council on December 10, 2018.