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User fees rising on many Newmarket services
Dec. 11, 2014
By Chris Simon

Residents and business owners will likely pay more for some important town services beginning Jan. 1.

Council is expected to approve a roughly three-per-cent increase for most planning, Central York Fire Services and licensing fees and charges during a meeting Monday night. If approved, charges for service in several town departments - everything from business, taxi and hawker licences, Planning Act application processing, map copies, fire department inspections and provincial highway accident responses - will jump. Civil marriage ceremonies would also increase in cost, from $250 to $400 per service.

However, building and recreation fees are not affected. Building fees are currently under review and could be adjusted sometime next year. And sport and leisure rates will likely be altered after the town’s Recreation Playbook long-term plan is presented to council in the spring.