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Aspen council approves raising some fees

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – City residents are slated to pay slightly more for many city-sponsored programs and services after the Aspen City Council on Monday night approved the 2011 city fee schedule.

The increases – generally less than 3 percent – affect everything from admission to the Aspen Recreation Center to dog licensing and the cost of a mailing list; some fees were not increased, however.

The fee changes were determined after “each department was asked to comment on the need for the fee increase and the affect that the fee increase may have,” said city Finance Director Don Taylor.

The City Council first discussed the fee increases at its Nov. 22 meeting. At that time, council members asked for additional data; namely, they wanted to see a year-to-year comparison of the increases.

With that information in hand on Monday from all departments except community development, council members unanimously approved the new fee schedule. The council is scheduled to meet with the community development department in early 2011 to discuss its fee schedule.