Fee Hikes Get Green Light from Council
Prince George, B.C. – When the New Year rolls around, the fees charged for a number of things in Prince George will be increasing.
Mayor and Council have approved revisions to the Comprehensive Fees and Charges bylaw which sets the rates for user fees in the City. It has been three years since the last across the board increases were approved.
While the changes also include some housekeeping matters, such as changing the name of the Coliseum to the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena, the bylaw outlines modest increases to a number of user fees, most at a rate of 3%.
licence for a spayed or neutered dog will increase from $33 dollars to $34. If the dog is not ‘fixed’, the licence feee increases from $75 to $77 dollars.
Off Street Parking
Hourly rate for off street parking to increase from .75 cents an hour to $1 per hour. The daily rate to go up from $4 dollars to $6.00
Ice rental rates ( adult prime) will go up another $6 dollars from $185 to $191
Public admission for adults will increase from $6.30 to $6.50
Pine Valley Golf Course
It will cost an extra dollar for 18 rounds of golf at Pine Valley as the new rate will be $26.00
9 holes of golf at the same course will also increase by a dollar to $18.00
The fees will increase a further 3% in 2018 and again in 2019.
Councillor Albert Koehler was the lone dissenter on the changes.
Although Council approved the increased, a concern was raised the changes will kick in in just four weeks and many may not have received notice about the pending increase.