Moorhead plans to increase utility operations and some recreational fees

by | Nov 23, 2021 | Driving Ranges

MOORHEAD – Many fees remain the same, although Moorhead City Council approved a slight increase in monthly garbage and sewage fees and a major forestry increase on the night of Monday November 22nd.

With effect from January 1st, some parking and recreation fees were also charged.

The final action on fees will be required at the December 13th meeting along with the city’s final overall budget for 2022.

Jenica Flanagan City Finance Director said garbage and sewage charges for homes and businesses will increase by 2.5%, while forest charges will increase by 4.6%.

The trash fee for a 48-gallon tote will increase from $ 9.79 to $ 10.04 per month, a 64-gallon from $ 12.17 to $ 12.48, and a 96-gallon from $ 17.21 to 17 , $ 64.

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Commercial pricing will increase from $ 40.62 for a weekly pickup of one cubic yard to $ 41.64, with eight cubic meters increasing from $ 126.02 to $ 129.17 once a week. There are different prices for the number of collection days and the collected cubic meters.

The building material deliveries at the transfer station will also increase.

For wastewater, the monthly residential charge will increase from $ 20.52 to $ 21.03, with the flow charge also increasing. Multi-family tenants and companies pay the same.

The forest fee will increase from $ 4.32 per month for residential and rental customers to $ 4.52 per month.

Residents can take construction material that can be hacked to the municipal disposal site for free, and there are no fees for tree-branch collections 8 inches or less in diameter.

Many recovery fees stay the same, but some of the increases include:

  • Adult skating lessons: $ 55 to $ 60, other ages remain the same.
  • Tennis lessons: Junior Varsity and Varsity from $ 52 to $ 55 and Pee Wee from $ 30 to $ 35, beginners stay the same $ 30.
  • Municipal Swimming Pool: Day passes for $ 2.50 with custom season passes from $ 40 to $ 45 and family season passes from $ 90 to $ 100.
  • Lifeguards: Certification was lowered from $ 170 to $ 100 and the swimming instructor course was lowered from $ 180 to $ 50 to increase recruitment.
  • Dance Program: Fees were also reduced, but lessons were shortened, with the fee increasing from $ 80 to $ 30.
  • Moorhead Youth Baseball: Per-team fees increased from $ 159 to $ 180, including increased use of the fields for tournaments.
  • City golf courses: The green fees remained the same, but the driving range fees were increased and for a frequent player card.