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1901-17 Schedule of FeesCOUNTY OF NEWELL IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA BYLAW NO. 1901-17 BYLAW 1901-17 OF THE COUNTY OF NEWELL BEING A BYLAW INTRODUCED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING A SCHEDULE OF FEES. WHEREAS the County of Newell deems it expedient to set and review, as necessary, from time to time various fees of the County, and WHEREAS in accordance with the Municipal Government Act, Chapter M-26 RSA 2000 and amendments thereto, the County may set fees for goods and services provided; NOW THEREFORE the Council of the County of Newell, in the Province of Alberta, duly assembled enacts and adopts the Schedule of Fees, attached to and forming Schedule "A" of this Bylaw and; THAT BYLAW 1888-17 is hereby rescinded and; THAT this Bylaw shall come into force and effect upon third and final reading hereof. December 21, 2017 MOVED BY COUNCILLOR BRIAN DE JONG that Bylaw 1901-17 receive FIRST reading. MOTION CARRIED January 11, 2018 MOVED BY COUNCILLOR ANNE MARIE PHILIPSEN that Bylaw 1901-17 receive SECOND reading. MOTION CARRIED January 11, 2018 MOVED BY COUNCILLOR WAYNE HAMMERGREN that Bylaw 1901-17 receive THIRD and FINAL reading. MOTION CARRIED I Reeve — o yv Dougia s Chief Administrative Officer— Kevin Stephenson OA, SCHEDULE "A" Notation: GST charges where applicable. A. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT Bylaw 1901-17 Variance Requests Two Times Development Permit Application Fee Development Permit Extension Requests Half the price of the (Each Letter of Request) original Development Permit Change in Use Applications: A Change in Use will be treated as a new permit and charged accordingly. Compliance Request Applications: Amount charged for compliance related requests under the following categories will be double the listed fee. Development occurring before a permit application is submitted: Double the listed fee Services covered by the payment of development permit application fees include: an inspection for existing road approaches utilized to access the development applied for, fees charged by Alberta Land Titles for a current certificate of title, and a rural address sign (if required). Fee Refunds: no Development or Construction Permit fees will be refunded 1) Residential Development Permits Permitted Discretionary Dwelling Units $175.00 $350.00 Additions, Decks (covered or not), Sun Rooms Under 200 sq. ft. $ 50.00 $100.00 Over 200 sq. ft. $100.00 $200.00 Other $100.00 $200.00 Accessory Buildings and Agricultural Buildings in $100.00 $200.00 Urban Referral Areas Home Occupation - 1 $100.00 $200.00 Home Occupation - 2 $150.00 $300.00 Home Occupation - 3 $250.00 $500.00 3 Bylaw 1901-17 2) Non -Residential Development Permits $5/$1000 Gross floor area to be developed Permitted Discretionary Up to 5000 sq. ft. $250.00 $500.00 5001 sq. ft. to 20,000 sq. ft. $350.00 $700.00 20,001 sq. ft. to 50,000 sq. ft. $550.00 $1,100.00 Over 50,000 sq. ft $1,000.00 $2,000.00 Additions $250.00 $500.00 C -Can or ATCO Trailer — under 500 sq. ft. $100.00 $200.00 Special Events and Temporary Uses $250.00 $500.00 Other — (development that may not be specifically $100.00 listed within the above non-residential categories) 3) Permit Fees for Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Gas, and Private Sewage Disposal Systems. Building Fees + SCC Fee Tvpe of Construction Cost of Permit Minimum Fee Residential Construction $250.00 Commercial Construction $350.00 Residential Construction Fees are based on a per square foot value rather than a market value to eliminate subjective and arbitrary market value estimates submitted by applicants. Relocated Existing Home $.30/ ft2 (pilings) Relocated Modular Home $.30 / ft2 (pilings) Relocated Mobile Home (on pilings) $.30 / ft2 RTM/Modular/Mobile Home (on basement) $.35/ ft2 Wood Stove $165.00 Commercial Building Fees + SCC Fee Twe of Construction Cost of Permit Value Less than $500,000 $5/$1000 (MV = 180/ft2) Value Between $500 K - $1 Million $4.50 / $1000 (MV = 180/ft2) Value Over $1 Million $3/$1000 (MV = 180/ft2) Note: Signed quotes submitted by an independent qualified contractor may be used in place of the above referenced market values to determine permit costs for building, plumbing, electrical, gas, and private sewage disposal systems. 4 Bylaw 1901-17 Plumbing Fees + SCC Fee Cost of Permit Number of Fixtures Cost of Permit Up to 6 $110.00 7 $120.00 8 $130.00 9 $140.00 10 $150.00 11 $160.00 12 $170.00 13 $180.00 14 $185.00 15 $190.00 16 $200.00 17 $205.00 18 $210.00 19 $220.00 20 $225.00 Add $5.00 for each additional fixture Gas Fees + SCC Fee Number of Outlets Cost of Permit 1-2 $85.00 3-5 $120.00 6-7 $140.00 Propane Gas Set $100.00 Add $10.00 for each additional outlet over 7 $300.00 Commercial Gas Fees + SCC Fee BTU Input Cost of Permit 100,000 or less $85.00 100,001 — 200,000 $120.00 200,001 — 400,000 $140.00 400.001 — 1,000,000 $270.00 1,000,001 — 2,000,000 $300.00 Add $70.00 for every extra 1,000,000 BTUs 5 Bylaw 1901-17 PSDS Fees + SCC Fee Tvve of Installation Cost of Permit Homeowner Tank & Field $500.00 Certified Installer Tank & Field $400.00 Replacement of Field $300.00 Replacement of Tank $200.00 Holding Tanks $100.00 Open Discharge System $455 (use holding tank fee above for tank) $100.00 Propane Tank Set $75.00 Electrical Fees + SCC Fee Value of Work Cost of Permit Minimum Fee $110.00 Homeowner — Up to 1200 Sq. Ft. $165.00 Homeowner — More than 1200 Sq. Ft. $165.00 + $.10/ft2 Temporary Service, Renovations, Service Connection $110.00 Contractor Fees Listed below (A Master Electrician is required for all commercial & 3 phase electrical work) Value of Work Residential & Farm 0-1000 $140 1001-2500 $170 2501-5000 $225 5001-10,000 $310 10,001-15,000 $385 15,001-20,000 $455 20,001-30,000 $580 30,001-40,000 $715 40,001-50,000 .$845 50,001-75,000 $1000 75,001-100,000 $1155 100,001-125,000 $1290 125,001-150,000 $1425 150,001-200,000 $1700 201,001-250,000 $1835 250,001-300,000 $1995 300,001-400,000 $2315 400,001-500,000 $2610 Over 500, 000 $2610+$5.00/additional $1000 Non -Res Fees $175 $215 $285 $390 $485 $570 $725 $895 $1060 $1250 $1445 $1615 $1785 $2125 x$2295 $2495 $2895 $3266 $3266+$6.25/additional $1000 Fees for Re -Inspections required or Inspections requested that are 6 Bylaw 1901-17 in addition to the standard inspection schedule: Rate for Each Reinspection or Additional Inspection $125.00 4) Compliance Certificates Residential — Single unit dwellings $75.00 Residential — Multi unit dwellings $100.00 Commercial, Industrial & Institutional Buildings $150.00 5) Letter of Zoning Confirmation & File Searches $50/Hour 6) Subdivision or Development Appeals $300.00 7) Statutory Plan Amendments Land Use By-law Text amendments $800.00 Map/District Amendments $800.00 Amendment to Municipal Development Plan $1,000.00 Amendment to Intermunicipal Development Plan $1,000.00 8) Area Structure Plan Adoption $2,500.00 Amendment $1,000.00 9) Register or Discharge Caveat on Land Title 10) Documents Land Use By-law (LUB) Municipal Development Plan (MDP) Area Structure Plan County/City of Brooks Inter -Municipal Compact Disc with LUB and MDP Construction Standards Design Guidelines Manual Development Plan $50.00 $75.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $5.00 $50.00 $50.00 7 Bylaw 1901-17 11) One-time special purpose approvals or permits $100.00 12) Processing Telecom Tower Information $100.00 13) Application Fee for Sign Permits $50.00 B. ADMINISTRATION — FINANCE 1) County Maps $25.00 Laminated Maps $50.00 Map — booklets $75.00 22" X 30" Color Road Maps $15.00 Laminated $25.00 11" X 17" Color Road Maps $ 3.00 Special Map Requests $65.00/hour plus materials/printing costs above Minimum shipping charge for rolled maps - $25.00, minimum shipping charge for other mailed map products - $5.00. Additional charges will be applied if actual postage costs exceed the above rates. 2) Tax Roll Certificate (per parcel) $ 25.00 Tax Statement (per parcel) $ 5.00 Assessment Information (per parcel) $ 5.00 3) Assessment Review Board Complaints - Residential & Farmland $ 50.00 - Non -Residential $100.00 4) Photocopies (per page) $ 0.25 5) NSF Cheque Charge $30.00 6) Sale of County Mementoes (County caps, lapel pins, other) at cost. 7) General Accounts Receivable All accounts are due 30 days from invoice date. Any invoices due after 30 days will be charged 1.5% interest per month. Past due reminders will be sent out after 8 Bylaw 1901-17 30 days. Accounts outstanding for more than 90 days will be subject to the legal processes available through legislation. The account holder will be responsible for all fees associated with the collection of the account. A convenience fee of 1.75% is applied to online payments made by credit card. 8) Application Fee for Closure, Sale or Lease of Road Allowance through By -Law process (after Council consent to proceed with the application process has been granted.) $ 600.00 Non-refundable cancellation fee if lease is not renewed at the end of the lease period $ 450.00 9) Application Fee for Closure, Sale or Lease of Road Allowance through Council Resolution process $ 450.00 10) Road Allowance Leases (10 year term) Annual Lease Rate Per Mile or Portion Thereof $ 100.00 Subsequent 10 year terms will be automatically renewed until cancelled by either party. Annual lease rates applied to renewal periods will be those in effect at the time of renewal. For new leases, fees covering the first term must be paid in advance of the execution of the lease agreement. Fees for renewal periods will be invoiced on a lump sum basis at the beginning of the applicable term. Lease fees charged for renewal periods that remain unpaid 90 days after issuance of the invoice will be transferred to the property tax account for the benefitting property and recovered in the same manner. If the County issues notice to cancel the lease during a given term, a pro -rated refund of the applicant's prepaid lease fee will be issued. Note: To ensure that the existence of these temporary and cancellable lease agreements are known by subsequent purchasers of the adjacent lands, the County will register the lease agreements against the title of the land in question. 11) Sale of Road Allowance (Price to be determined at time of request based on recommendation received from the County Assessor.) 0 Bylaw 1901-17 12) Lease of County Owned Land (excluding road allowances or registered road plans. Minimum annual lease per acre - $30.00 or the value submitted and approved by Council through an open public process. 13) Search Request and Other Services Not Otherwise Covered a. All requests for information other than as specified above shall be accompanied by a completed search request form as well as a non- refundable search processing fee of $50.00 per hour. b. In the event the information requested requires an archival search, there will be an additional non-refundable processing fee of $25.00. C. Formal FOIP request $25.00 plus applicable charges as per FOIP Act. 14) Fees Related to Tax Recovery Proceedings (per parcel) a. Registration of property on Tax Notification List $25.00 b. Listing property Auction in Alberta Gazette $ 7.50 C. Advertised for sale in local media publications $ 5.00 C. EMERGENCY SERVICES Fees for an Emergency Service Department(s) Responding to a Non -Permitted Intentional Burn. (Fees will be invoiced to the registered property owner). - $100.00 for the 1St occurrence - $500.00 for the 2nd occurrence - $1,000.00 for the 3rd occurrence If a fire ban is in effect, the invoiced amount noted above is doubled. Emergency Response Services Provided When Attending the Scene of Motor Vehicle Collisions on Provincial Highways and Local Roads: Engines/Pumpers (Fire Apparatus with a permanently mounted fire pump of at least 3,000L/min capacity) $615.00 /Unit/Hour (Includes equipment costs, labour and materials) Rescue Units (Equipped with hand and basic extrication equipment) $615.00 /Unit/Hour (Includes equipment, labor and materials) Command Units $180.00 / Unit / Hour 10 Bylaw 1901-17 Fees charged when responding to Fires involving Motor Vehicles/Trailers/Other Equipment on Provincial Highways and Local Roads: Engines/Pumpers (Fire Apparatus with a permanently mounted fire pump of at least 3,OOOL/min capacity) $615 /Unit/Hour (Includes equipment costs, labor and materials) Bush Buggies/Rapid Response Units (Fire Apparatus that carries a supply of water and portable pump) $615.00/Unit/Hour. (Includes equipment costs, labor and materials) Tenders/Mobile Water Supply Apparatus (Fire Apparatus designed to carry water to the scene) $615.00/Unit/Hour. (Includes equipment costs, labor and all materials) Command Units $180.00 / Unit / Hour D. UTILITIES The charges below apply to water and wastewater systems and cover costs associated with the provision of the service and basic maintenance and repairs of the communal infrastructure. Upgrades or replacement of the system or substantial portions thereof will be funded collectively by the system users through a local improvement levy. Repairs required on that portion of service lines located between serviced structures and the curb stop or lot line are the responsibility of the property owner. 1) Billing Process All utility bills will be sent to the property owners. If remote reading devices have not been installed, owners shall ensure meters are read and readings reported to the County or agent of the County. 2) Connection / Installation Charges Hamlet water and sewer systems - Land owners will be required to arrange for and cover full costs incurred for connection to Hamlet water and sewer systems, plus pay a $100 approval / service inspection fee. County of Newell Water Project rural water distribution system — Landowners who are approved for connection to the CNWP will be charged $7000.00 per water unit (300 imperial gallons per day) plus $700.00 for water licensing costs. 11 3) Utility System Accounts Bylaw 1901-17 Adjustments to utility accounts for errors in invoices will be applied retroactively for a maximum one (1) year period which precedes the date when the error was brought to the attention of County Administration. Overdue accounts are subject to a penalty of 1.5% per month on outstanding amounts. Accounts which are greater than 60 days overdue may have services disconnected. Accounts which are greater than 90 days overdue will have outstanding balances transferred to the tax roll. 4) Shut Off / Reconnection Fees a. Shut off for non-payment of account - $100.00 b. Temporary disconnect requested by landowner or agent - $100.00 C. Disconnecting water service for abandonment - $100.00 plus labor and materials at cost. d. Reconnection - $100.00 (If service was shut off due to an overdue account, the reconnection fee and outstanding balances must be paid before service is restored. Re- connection will be completed during regular working hours and within 24 hours.) 5) Manual Meter Readings (if required to close account, or verify consumption outside of standard meter reading schedule). $100.00 6) Meter Testing Charge $250.00 If meter is faulty — the fee will be refunded, and the meter replaced. 7) Water Rates (monthly equivalent — actual billing cycle may vary) Rural Water Distribution System (charges per water unit): - Base charge $24.14 - Consumption fee $29.16 12 Bylaw 1901-17 Hamlet water systems: - Residential base charge $31.73 - Non-residential base charge — double the residential rate - Consumption charge $2.11/cubic meter - Unmetered residential consumption charge $60.00 - Unmetered non-residential services consumption charge — double the unmetered residential rate. 8) Sanitary Sewer Charge (monthly equivalent) - Residential rates $25.68 - Non-residential rates $25.68 9) Water Sales Stations a. Same rate as charged at the City of Brooks Bulk Fill Station 10) New Water Meter (hamlets) $350.00 11) Flow Emitter (rural water system) $450.00 12) Garbage Collection (Hamlet of Tilley) - Residential Service $10.00 per month - Commercial Industrial & Institutional $30.00 per month E. MUNICIPAL SERVICES 1) Signs - Rural Address signs are installed within the road allowance, are the property of the County, and will be maintained and/or replaced by the County. Other signs approved for installation upon request — actual materials cost plus installation expense. 2) Approaches — New approach approvals - Permitting and inspections — includes widening of existing $ 300.00 13 Bylaw 1901-17 3) Facility Crossings or installations within road allowances — includes private irrigation and or buried electrical or other utility lines. - Permitting and inspections $300.00 4) Seismic Operations Permit - Permitting and inspections 5) Right of AccessNVaiver Requests $300.00 a. Existing Approaches $ 50.00 * the $50.00 existing approach inspection fee required in conjunction with a development permit application is included with the payment of development permit application fees. b. Proximity Requests $ 50.00 6) Equipment Rentals / Provision of Contracted Services Includes services provided for inter -municipal government organizations,— charges based on the current rate schedule for the Alberta Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association. 7) Dust abatement applications Residential Application Rates: - $2.30 per meter for up to 300 meters (50% of the full cost per meter). Applications in excess of 300 meters will be charged the full cost per meter rate. Non-residential Application Rates: - $4.60 per meter 8) The County of Newell participates in the Province of Alberta Transportation Routing & Vehicle Information System Multi Jurisdiction (TRAVIS MJ) program. This automated permitting system allows Industry to apply for a single permit application to move through multiple jurisdictions. TRAVIS MJ will collect a simplified permit fee for Provincial and Municipal Permits and grant permission for the movement of oversize loads. Permit fees are set by Alberta Transportation and are collected through the TRAVIS MJ permit processing system. Fixed Municipal Administration Fee: $15.00 14 Bylaw 1901-17 F. AGRICULTURAL SERVICE BOARD 1) Equipment Rentals Except where otherwise noted a $50.00 cleaning fee is applicable if equipment is not returned clean. o Raccoon Traps $1.00/day o Fox Traps (Dog Traps) $1.00/day o Skunk Traps $1.00/day o Magpie Traps $1.00/day o Loading Chute $75/day 0 12" Metal Range Panels $75/day o Livestock Scale $50/day o Calf Table $25/day 0 30' Sponge Chemical Applicator with Foam Marker $75/day 0 10' Sponge Chemical Applicator without Foam Marker $75/day o Quad -size Sprayer $15/day o Back -pack Sprayers $10/day o Meter Miser Sprayers $10/day o Insecticide Sprayer $75/day 0 20'3 -Point Boom Sprayer $50/day o J.D. 25' Double Disc Drill $9/acre up to 320 acres. ■ Delivered ■ Areas in excess of 320 acres subject to $12 per acre. ■ Minimum charge is $100 per rental. o Brillion Seeders 12' $5/acre ■ Delivered ■ Minimum charge is $100 per rental o J. D. 15' 1590 No -Till Drill $9/acre up to 160 acres. ■ Delivered ■ Areas in excess of 160 acres subject to $12 per acre. ■ Usage beyond the first three days will be charged $300 per day. ■ Minimum charge is $100 per rental o Gopher Getter (Pull -type) n/c o Gopher Getter (Hand-held) $1/day o Lister Shovels $1/day o Tree Planter n/c for first two days. o Tree Mulcher n/c o Boomless Sprayer $50/day o Eco -Bran Quad Applicators (Grasshoppers) $25/day o Eco -Bran 1/2 Ton Truck App (Grasshoppers) $35/day o RFID Tag Reader $25/day o Tandem Axle BBQ $250 deposit ■ $100 fee if cleaning is required 2) Spraying service — a. Labour and equipment at cost 15 b. chemicals at cost plus 5% 3) Bacterial Ring Rot Sterilizations — a. Labour and equipment at cost Bylaw 1901-17 4) Mowing of privately owned vacant residential lots in hamlets will be provided at the following rates — subject to the approval of the ASB or Ag. Fieldman. a. Lots under 0.5 acres - $200/mowing season or $50/one time b. Lots over 0.5 acres but less than 1 acre - $400/mowing season or $100/one time. c. Lots that are over 1 acre - $500/mowing season or $125/one time 5) Mowing privately owned nonresidential property for vegetation control purposes — rates charged will be based on cost recovery plus 10%. 6) Sale of Strychnine and Phostoxin Tablets. a. 2% Liquid Strychnine (LSC) will be sold in 250 ml bottles on a cost recovery basis. b. Phostoxin will be sold on a cost recovery basis. H. GIS SCHEDULED FEES Item Client Price Base Data (County boundary, roads, $250.00 per township or portion of water) Orthorectified Imagery Custom Work/Map Making (per minimum 1 hour.) Basic Map Requests digital generated from existing data sets. $525.00 per township or portion of hour, $65.00 files $25.00 16 J. 1) 2) K. Bylaw 1901-17 EMERSON BRIDGE PARK CAMPING Camping fees will be: Wednesdav — Saturdav Sundav - Tuesdav Power sites $30.00 per unit. $20.00 per unit Non -power sites $20.00 per unit $15.00 per unit Tents $15.00 per tent. $10.00 per unit Upon approval from the Ag Fieldman, Park patrons may stay at the park for an extended period of time. These situations will be paid monthly at the following rates: Power sites $600/month Non -power sites $400/month Tents (non -power) $300/month Fire Wood Sales $5.00 per bundle All Emerson Bridge Park Fees include GST MINI BUS SERVICE One -Time Registration Fee $10.00 Per Trip Rider Fee $10.00 MISCELLANEOUS The County reserves the right to implement charges required to cover the costs of services or materials supplied that are not specifically noted herein.