Fees for a Few Storm Lake Departments Discussed at City Council Meeting

A work session regarding fees for airport hangars, the campground, and rental registrations was held at this week’s Storm Lake City Council meeting.

City Staff Accountant Tyler Gibbins said the airport commission has no desire to increase hangar rates at this time. Storm Lake has 26 hangars, all for planes, and all but four are currently being used.

Building Official Scott Olesen said rental registration fees were changed three years ago, but he doesn’t recommend or anticipate any changes. The base registration fee for a single-family dwelling is ten-dollars, with a five-dollar additional unit fee. Olesen said the City is currently taking in approximately 13-thousand dollars annually in rental registration fees, with costs around 14-thousand.

Assistant City Manager David Derragon said there are approximately one-hundred Sunrise campground spaces broken into different categories. Fees for the various sites range from 12 to 30-dollars per night, and Derragon said they are set every two years…(audio clip below :33 )

Council member Tyson Rice, who is a frequent camper, feels Storm Lake’s rates are too low for what their campground has to offer…(audio clip below :11 )

Derragon acknowledged that other camp sites in the area don’t have the amenities that Storm Lake does, and said further analysis will be provided.

Fees for other departments will be discussed at the next two city council meetings.

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