Wetaskiwin City Council has approved a new Master Rates Bylaw 1990-21. The purpose of this new bylaw is to have fees and rates across multiple departments housed in one place rather than part of numerous individual bylaws.
Moving to the use of a Master Rates Bylaw means that Council will only have to debate and approve rate changes to one bylaw annually, rather than every bylaw with a rate attached to it.
“The City has been looking for efficiencies and red tape reductions throughout City processes, and this is one of them,” said Wetaskiwin Mayor Tyler Gandam.
Some of the fees and rates incorporated into the Master Rates Bylaw are the fees for City services such as business and pet licenses, fees for development and building permits, and rates for City utilities including flat fees and consumption-based rates.