Springfield Proposes Fee Increases

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield residents could spend more on day-to-day city services if the city council votes to pass a new set of fees.

The council introduced the ordinance and resolution at its meeting Monday night, proposing fee increases to offset staffing and other municipal costs. The biggest adjustment would apply to building fees.

“The building code fees–those are the ones where it’s a self-supporting service, do inspections, help the builders in the construction industry, and we’re finding that we can’t maintain staffing without some sort of fee increase,” said Bob Duey, Springfield Finance Director.

The other proposed fees involve things like library books and pet registration.

The council will vote on the ordinance in two weeks.

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