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Schedule of Fees 2014 - 2015
Index

AIRPORT

AQUATICS
    AQUATIC CENTER
    PAWNEE PLUNGE WATER PARK

CEMETERY

COLUMBUS AREA TRANSIT

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
    BUILDING PERMITS
    BUILDING MOVING PERMITS & LICENSES
    ELECTRICAL LICENSES & PERMITS
    PLUMBING LICENSES & PERMITS
    BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, REZONING, SPECIAL USE PERMIT & SUBDIVISION

ENGINEERING

FIRE

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

GOLF COURSE
    QUAIL RUN
    VAN BERG

LIBRARY

PARKS

POLICE
    ANIMAL CONTROL

PUBLIC WORKS
    TRANSFER STATION
    WATER/SEWER UTILITIES

STREETS

AIRPORT

Airport Fees

Hangar 1412N $110
Hangar 1412S $100
Hangar 1406W $210
Hangar 1406E $210 *
Hangar 1230 $40
Hangar 1240 $80
Hangar 1315 $60
Hangar 1508 $85
Hangar 1508 Storage Units $38
Hangar 1412W $250
Hangar 1412E $250 *
Hangar 1334 $660 *
Hangar 1340 $600 *
Hangar 1307 $170 *
Hangar 1430 $350 *
Hangar 1328 $540 *

Land Lease/Non-Airport Owned Hangars $0.26 per sq. ft. **
Non-Aeronautical Office Space Fair Market Value per sq. ft.
Aeronautical Office Space $0.72 per sq. ft.
Aerial Applicator Agreement $1,500 per year

Flowage $0.07 per gallon *
Fuel Storage $0.10 per gallon *

  * Applicable Upon Lease Renewal
** Except for Current Land Leases

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AQUATICS

AQUATIC CENTER

Daily Admission

Infant (3 and Under) FREE
Individual $3.00

Annual Membership

Infant (3 and Under) FREE
Individual $100.00
Group (Maximum of 6) $200.00

Monthly Pass

Infant (3 and Under) FREE
Individual $20.00

Combo Membership - (Aquatic Center & Pawnee Plunge)

Infant (3 and Under) FREE
Individual $150.00
Group (Maximum of 6) $400.00

Group Swimming Lesson - $50.00

Private Swimming Lesson - $100.00

Youth Swim Team

Winter Session 1 (Mondays & Thursdays for 4 weeks) $50.00
Winter Session 2 (Mondays & Thursdays for 4 weeks) $50.00
Summer Conditioning (Monday-Thursday for 6 weeks) $100.00

Fitness Programs
(Low Intensity, Aerobics, High Intensity Aerobics, Zumba, Aqualaties)
50 Punches $75.00
25 Punches $50.00
10 Punches $25.00
5 Punches $15.00
Day Pass $5.00

Locker Rentals - Annual $50.00

Private Rental - $100.00/hr.

Party Rental
Swimmers will pay daily admission or use AC/YMCA membership card.
Party Room $50.00
Toy Rentals (Torpedoes & Goggles require deposit) FREE

Concessionaire/Vending

Daily Fee $11.50

Water Park Lifeguard Class

Full Class (5 student minimum) $150.00
Review (5 student minimum) $75.00

CPR for Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider

Full Class (5 student minimum) $80.00
Review Class (5 student minimum) $40.00

Class Materials

Manual $35.00
Mask (first mask is included in the full Water Park class) $15.00
Certification Card $3.00

Staff Uniforms

Tankini $25.00
Female Guard Suit $20.00
Female Non-Guard Suit $20.00
Male Swim Trunks $20.00
Aquatic Center T-Shirt $5.00
Lanyard $1.00
Whistle $1.00

All fees established in the Aquatic Center section may be modified at the discretion of the City Administrator for purposes of promoting city activities.

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PAWNEE PLUNGE WATER PARK

Daily Admission

Infant (3 and Under) FREE
Individual $6.00
Group (Maximum of 6) $24.00

Season Pass

Infant (3 and Under) FREE
Individual $100.00
Group (Maximum of 6) $300.00

Flow Rider Bracelet

Bracelet $2.00
(In addition to daily/season/combo pass)

Combo Membership - (Aquatic Center & Pawnee Plunge)

Infant (3 and Under) FREE
Individual $150.00
Group (Maximum of 6) $400.00

Specials

Weekly - After 6 p.m.  
    Mondays - Two Buck Night $2.00
    Tuesdays & Thursdays - 2-fer Night $6.00 for Two
    Wednesdays - Family and Friends (Maximum of 6) $15.00

Bundle Packages

25 Tickets $143.75 ($5.75 ea.)
50 Tickets $275.00 ($5.50 ea.)
100 Tickets $500.00 ($5.00 ea.)

Private Rental

Exclusive Use - Before or After Public Hours $500.00/hr
(Public Hours are 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

Reservations will be required with deposit of $500. Deposit will be applied toward total rate. Cancellations must be received twenty four hours in advance or deposit will not be refunded.

Party/Meeting Room

4 hour rental/12 p.m. - 4 p.m. or 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. $50.00

Staff Uniforms

Tankini $25.00
Female Guard Suit $20.00
Female Non-Guard Suit $20.00
Male Swim Trunks $20.00
Pawnee Plunge T-Shirt $5.00
Lanyard $1.00
Whistle $1.00

All fees established in the Pawnee Plunge Water Park section may be modified at the discretion of the City Administrator for purposes of promoting city activities.

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CEMETERY

Cemetery Fees

Cost of Space $600
Grave Opening $400
Cost of Space (infant) $130
Grave Opening (infant) $140
Cost of Space (cremation) $250
Grave Opening (cremation) $160
Grave Opening (cremation vault) $210
Cemetery Deed Transfer Fee $25
Stone Setting Fee $25
Saturday Funeral (extra charge) $200
Winter Funerals (December 1 - March 1, extra charge) $40
Disinterment (burial) $500
Disinterment (cremation) $160
Disinterment (infant) $140

If spaces are sold back to the City of Columbus and the deed shows no purchase or there is no original deed, the city will purchase for $200 per space. If the deed shows the purchase price, the city will purchase for one-half (1/2) of the original purchase price.

If cremation spaces are sold back to the City of Columbus and the deed shows no purchase price or there is no original deed, the city will purchase for $100 per space. If the deed shows the purchase price, the city will purchase for one-half (1/2) of the original purchase price.

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COLUMBUS AREA TRANSIT

Boarding Rates
The boarding rates are determined through review of available funding from the Nebraska Department of Roads, United Way and City of Columbus Budget. Punch tickets are available at Columbus Area Transit office.

Boarding Punch Cards for Eligible Riders

Punch Card Fee
5 punch $10
10 punch $20
20 punch $40

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

BUILDING PERMITS

Building Permit Fees
(shall be paid prior to issuance of building permit)

Total Valuation Fees
$1 to 2,000 $25
2,001 to 25,000 $25 for first $2,000 plus $5 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof up to and including $25,000.
25,001 to 50,000 $140 for first $25,000 plus $4 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof up to and including $50,000.
50,001 to 100,000 $240 for first $50,000 plus $3.50 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof up to and including $100,000.
100,001 to 500,000 $415 for first $100,000 plus $2 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof up to and including $500,000.
500,001 and up $1,215 for first $500,000 plus $1.50 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.

Plan review fee equal to 10 percent of building permit for review under the International Residential Code.

Plan review fee equal to 25 percent of building permit for review under the International Building Code.

Other Permit Fees

Permit Cost
Fence Permit $25
Demolition Permit $25
Sign Permit $25
Airport Boundary Permit $1

The Building Official may waive requirement for a building permit when structure is temporary in nature or less than one hundred twenty (120) square feet in floor area and has no foundation. There shall be no permit required for re-roofing or re-siding an existing structure.

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BUILDING MOVING PERMITS & LICENSES

Permits & Licenses

Building Moving Permit $25 minimum or 2¢ per square foot of floor area, whichever is greater. (Fee is returned if permit is denied.)
Signs $15 plus tax
Building Moving Permit (after Building already moved) $100
Building Moving Annual License Fee $50
Insurance requirements $1,000,000 aggregate

Public Liability Insurance is required naming the City as an additional insured which fully protects City or anyone else for damages sustained to person or property, resulting from the moving of any building or parts thereof within City and shall indemnify and save the City harmless from any and all suits, judgments, exactions, executions and liabilities as to personal injuries or property damage in connection with, or related to or growing out of any building move.

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ELECTRICAL LICENSES & PERMITS

Electrical License Fees

Residential wiring license $25 per year + $1,000 surety bond
Commercial and residential wiring license $50 per year + $5,000 surety bond

Electrical Permit Fees
(shall be paid prior to issuance of electrical permit)

Branch Circuit $5.00 Each
Fire Alarm Panel $25.00 Each
Fire Alarm Zone $5.00 Each
Low Voltage Control Panel $25.00 Each
Low Voltage Control Circuit $2.75 Each
Existing Electrical Service $25.00 Each
New Electrical Service  
    1-100 Amp $25.00 Each
    101-200 Amp $35.00 Each
    201-300 Amp $55.00 Each
    301-400 Amp $75.00 Each
    401-500 Amp $95.00 Each
    501-600 Amp $115.00 Each
    601-700 Amp $135.00 Each
    701-800 Amp $155.00 Each
    801-900 Amp $175.00 Each
    901-1000 Amp $195.00 Each
    If Over 1000 Amp:  
        1st 1000 Amp $195.00
        Each Additional 100 Amp $20.00

$25 to register and take electrical test to wire your own home.

$50 late fee will be assessed if work is started without permit.

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PLUMBING LICENSES & PERMITS

Plumbing Licenses & Exam Fees

Master Plumber  
Registration Fee - Resident $50 per year + $5,000 surety bond
Registration Fee - Non-Resident $25 per year + $5,000 surety bond
   
Journeyman Plumber  
Registration Fee - Resident & Non-Resident $25 per year
   
Apprentice Plumber  
Registration Fee - Resident & Non-Resident $15 per year
   
Do Your Own Plumbing Registration Fee $25
   
Licensing - Water Conditioning Contractor $25 + $5,000 surety bond
- Water Conditioning Installer $25
   
Water Conditioning Exam $25

Plumbing Permit Fees
(shall be paid prior to issuance of plumbing permit)

Plumbing New Residential  
One Bathroom $70
Each Additional Bathroom $12
Each Additional 1/2 Bathroom $10
   
Plumbing New Commercial $70 plus $4 for each fixture or trap opening
   
Existing Plumbing Remodel & Extensions $12 plus $4 for each fixture or trap opening
   
Sewer & Water Inspections not covered under new residential or commercial permits $17
   
Sprinkler System $17
   
Backflow Protective Devices $12 plus $7 each for 2" and smaller
  $12 plus $12 each over 2"
   
Mobile Home Park Sewer $12 plus $8 per space

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GAS PIPING

Gas Piping Fees

Up to five outlets $27
Over five outlets $27 plus $4 for each outlet over five

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BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, REZONING, SPECIAL USE PERMIT & SUBDIVISION

Application

Board of Adjustment $300 (includes administrative fee and publication costs)
Rezoning $100 (does not include administrative fee, publication costs, signs or map update fee)
Special Use Permit $100 (does not include administrative fee, publication costs, signs or map update fee)
Subdivision $125 application fee and $100 plus $10 per Lot-Review Fee

Other

Land Development Ordinance $25 plus tax
Complete Building Report $24 annually
Comprehensive Plan $35 plus tax
Signs $15 plus tax

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ENGINEERING

Engineering Fees

36” x 48” Print (Map) $8.00 per sheet plus tax
24” x 36” Print (Map) $6.00 per sheet plus tax
Signs (rezoning, special use
& house moving)
$15.00 plus tax
Publications Actual cost of publication.
Map Update Fee for Special Use and Rezoning Requests $25.00
Plans and Specifications $15 - $50 varies by size
Scanned Sheet  
24” x 36” and smaller $4.00 per sheet plus tax
CD and mailing charge $5.00
Sheets larger than 24” x 36” (incl. CD & mailing charge) $20.00 per sheet plus tax

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FIRE

Rescue Service Fees

(a) $650 Emergency Basic Life Support transport service call.
(b) $450 Non-Emergency Basic Life Support transport service call.
(c) $125 Basic Life Support treat and release or assist service call (non-transport).
(d) $350 Lift Assist/Fall [Assisted Living/Nursing Home Facilities] (non-transport).
(e) $775 Emergency Advanced Life Support Level One transport service call.
(f) $950 Emergency Advanced Life Support Level Two transport service call.
(g) $300 Advanced Life Support treat and release or assist service call (non-transport).
(h) $865 Paramedic Intercept service call.
(i) $15 per loaded patient mile.
(j) $250 for any additional attendant that is required at the scene and ultimately arrives at the hospital (in addition to the standard two attendants that are dispatched).
(k) Additional family members when treated at the same site and transported shall be charged the same fees as Basic Life Support or Advanced Life Support Level One or Two, whichever is appropriate.

These are global fees which cover cost of supplies, labor and medicines.

Copies:

NARSIS Report $10 (incl. tax)
Fire Report $10 (incl. tax)

Other

SCBA Bottle $7 (incl. tax)

HazMat Response

    Services

(a) HazMat Technician (certified) $34.50/person/hour
(b) HazMat Support (Operations level or higher) $20.00/person/hour
(c) HazMat 2 (Kenworth) & HazMat Trailer (48 ft) $160/hour
(d) HazMat 2 (Kenworth) with no trailer $80/hour
(e) HazMat 1 (F350) & Decon Trailer $122/hour
(f) HazMat 1 (F350) with no trailer $61.00/hour
(g) Suburban & support trailer (incl. 6x6) $100/hour
(h) Suburban with no trailer $50.00/hour

    Stipend

(a) HazMat Technician (certified) $26.50/hour
(b) HazMat Support (Operations level or higher) $15.45/hour

Fireworks Application Fees

    Applications received by 5 p.m. on June 10th

Minimum Sq. Ft. Maximum Sq. Ft. Fee (Per Location)
0 424 $500
425 600 $550
601 800 $600
801 1600 $750
1601 2400 $1,000

    Applications received June 11th through June 18th - Double the application fee

    Applications received June 19th through June 25th - Triple the application fee

    Applications received by 5 p.m. on December 19th

Minimum Sq. Ft. Maximum Sq. Ft. Fee (Per Location)
0 424 $500
425 600 $550
601 800 $600
801 1600 $750
1601 2400 $1,000

Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of Insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence/$2,000,000 aggregate coverage, naming the City of Columbus as an additional insured.

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GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

General Administration Fees

Application for Franchise $500
   
Code Book $75
Code Book Updates $25 per year
   
Comprehensive Plan $35 plus tax
   
Copies and Scanned Documents:  
    Black & White (Letter & Legal) $.25 per page (incl. tax)
    Colored (Letter & Legal) $.60 per page (incl. tax)
    Black & White (11” x 17”) $.50 per page (incl. tax)
    Colored (11” x 17”) $.75 per page (incl. tax)
   
Credit Card Convenience Fee  
    Charges under $300 $2
    $300 - $700 $10
    $701 - $1,000 $15
   
Documents prepared by City Attorney (i.e., waivers, easements, etc.) Actual cost.
   
Recording/Administrative Fee $15
   
Reproduction of Recordings $20 (incl. tax)
   
Research $30 per hour (following 4 cumulative hours)
   
Miscellaneous Licenses/Permits  
Pickle Card No Charge
Junk Shop $25 annually
Pawnbroker $50 annually plus $5,000 bond
Itinerant Carnival, Show Troupe  
Itinerant or Commercial Entertainment $25 per day or $100 per week
Special Designated Liquor License $40 per day
Tobacco - Retail (Fee set by State Statute) $15 annually plus Administrative Fee
Tobacco - Wholesale (Fee set by State Statute) $100 annually plus Administrative Fee
Occupation of Street (temporary storage on City property) Liability Insurance of $1,000,000 per occurrence/$1,000,000 aggregate

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GOLF COURSE

QUAIL RUN

Daily Green Fees

Daily Rates (tax included)
Weekday 9-hole $15.00
Weekday 18-hole $23.50
Weekend/Holidays 9-hole $18.00
Weekend/Holidays 18-hole $27.50
Junior/Senior/Super Senior Weekday 9-hole $13.00
Junior/Senior/Super Senior Weekday 18-hole $19.00
Twilight (two hours before sunset any day) $10.50
Winter Rates: December 1 - March 31 15% Discount

Season Pass

Season Pass (tax included)
Junior 7-day $225.00
Young Adult 7-day $500.00
Single 7-day $880.00
Family 7-day $1,250.00
Senior 7-day $775.00
Super Senior 7-day $700.00
Additional Spouse Pass for Above Categories $290.00
Disabled (Must have permanent HDCP ID) 20% Discount

Installment Pass

Individual $220 down payment due no later than February 15th and four payments of $195 due February 28th, March 31st, April 30th and May 31st.
Family $325 down payment due no later than February 15th and four payments of $245 due February 28th, March 31st, April 30th and May 31st.
Any account that has not paid the required installment by the end of the month it was due, will have playing privileges immediately suspended until the account is brought up to date. Any payments made under this program are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Punch Cards
(Individual or Corporate)

20 Punch 9-hole $275.00
20 Punch 18-hole $425.00
Combo 9/18-hole (10 punches each) $350.00
High School Teams - with range balls (Monday - Friday) $1,825.00

Cart Fees

9-hole $10.00
18-hole $15.50
Senior/Super Senior 9-hole $9.00
Senior/Super Senior 18-hole $14.00

Annual Cart Pass

Individual $650.00
Spouse of Individual $325.00
Individual Senior $525.00
Spouse of Individual Senior $260.00

Age is determined by age at time of purchase.
    Junior - 18 and Under
    Young Adult - 19-23
    Regular Adult - 24-59
    Senior - 60-69
    Super Senior - 70 and Over


Passes not valid for corporate/company/state or booster outings.

Reel Sharpening

One cutting unit (reel and bedknife) grinding only $50.00
Additional labor per hour plus parts $50.00
Minimum charge one hour $50.00

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VAN BERG

Daily Green Fees

Daily Rates (tax included)
Weekday $12.50
Weekend/Holiday $15.50
Junior/Senior/Super Senior Weekday $10.50
Twilight (two hours before sunset any day) $10.50
Additional 9 holes - All players $6.00

Season Pass

Season Pass (tax included)
Junior 7-day $225.00
Young Adult 7-day $500.00
Single 7-day $880.00
Family 7-day $1,250.00
Senior 7-day $775.00
Super Senior 7-day $700.00
Additional Spouse Pass for Above Categories $290.00
Disabled (Must have permanent HDCP ID) 20% Discount

Installment Pass

Individual $220 down payment due no later than February 15th and four payments of $195 due February 28th, March 31st, April 30th and May 31st.
Family $325 down payment due no later than February 15th and four payments of $245 due February 28th, March 31st, April 30th and May 31st.
Any account that has not paid the required installment by the end of the month it was due, will have playing privileges immediately suspended until the account is brought up to date. Any payments made under this program are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Punch Cards
(Individual or Corporate)

20 Punch Regular $210.00
20 Punch Senior/Super Senior $185.00

Cart Fees

Regular $10.00
Senior/Super Senior $9.00
Additional 9 holes - All players $5.75

Lockbox
(if used) - $10.00 for all day - tax included

Age is determined by age at time of purchase.
    Junior - 18 and Under
    Young Adult - 19-23
    Regular Adult - 24-59
    Senior - 60-69
    Super Senior - 70 and Over


Passes not valid for corporate/company/state or booster outings.

All fees established in the Golf Course section may be modified at the discretion of the City Administrator for purposes of promoting City activities.

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LIBRARY

Established by Library Board

Fines

$.10 per day for each overdue book, magazine, newspaper, framed art print or painting (maximum fine is retail replacement cost of item plus $3.00 processing fee).
$1.00 per day for each overdue DVD (maximum fine is retail replacement cost of item plus $3.00 processing fee).
$2.00 per day for overdue e-reader kits up to 30 days overdue, at which point the full cost of the e-reader kit will be charged.
$25.00 for e-readers returned in the book drop.
$1.00 per hour for overdue electronic devices checked out for in-library use.
$3.00 processing fee plus retail cost to replace a library item (covers cost of bar code, book cover or media case, stickers, labels, stamps, etc).
Fee for Damaged/Lost Materials: Varies; up to replacement cost of items, plus $3.00 processing fee.

Service

$5.00 per day to check out overhead transparency projector.
$1.00 for first two replacements of previously issued library, bookmobile, or computer card; $2.00 for third and fourth replacements; $5.00 for subsequent replacement. (If a person hasn't lost a card for a few years, or has shown responsibility with card, the person may be restarted at the beginning of the scale at the staff's discretion.)
$40.00 for library card for out-of-county residents who do not own property in Platte County if paid annually (can be paid every six months at $25.00) - includes Computer Lab access.
Exception to the out-of-county fee - Patrons who work or attend school in Platte County (see Library Card Policy)
$5.00 for each test proctored (normal faxing fees and postage will also be charged if applicable).
$10.00 minimum for cleaning auditorium or meeting room if not left in good order.
$1.00 per page for outgoing or incoming faxes. $10.00 maximum for outgoing faxes.
$.10 per print for each print from microfilm reader/printer.
$.10 per monochrome (black) print made from a library printer or copy from any copier.
$.25 per color print made from a library printer or copy from any copier.

Other

$10 fee for accounts involving a collection agency. (To recoup notice fees and loss of percentage at collection, in addition to cost of notices sent from in-house before collection agency is involved.)

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

A $2.00 flat fee will be charged per item acquired within the United States.

Unusual or international postage fees charged by the lending library may be passed along after consultation with patron.

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PARKS

Established by Board of Parks Commissioners

Baseball

High School $63 for refuse disposal

Due to proximity of the track and ball field, no baseball games shall be scheduled at the same time a track meet is in progress. Baseball practice may take place, but limited to a practice where balls do not land anywhere in the track and football field area.

ALL OTHER GAMES MUST BE APPROVED BY THE PARK BOARD/CHARGE WILL BE $145.

Electricity is 35% of actual usage for each season.

Bleachers

Bleacher rental for special events held in a city park will be $84 per bleacher (5 row only), per event. The city will deliver and pick up - contingent upon availability.

Clinics

Non-Profit (if sponsor is a local organization,
Such as Legion, AYSO, Youth Softball, etc.)
$53 (includes refuse disposal)
Private (defined as “Profits to be used for
Individual’s benefit.”)
$200 per day
  $225 per day if lights are used

Park Board Approval Required

Commercial Nature

For anything of a commercial nature in any park where electricity is used, a $7 fee will be assessed or if additional cleanup is required, a $42 fee will be assessed.

Cleanup for Columbus Days events in Frankfort Square shall be $175 per day.

Concessionaire

$12.00 per day
$110.00 for 4 months

For those wishing to sell goods and services on property under jurisdiction of the Park Board.

Concession Stand Rentals
Armory, Gerrard, Centennial, Pawnee Park Baseball, Bradshaw (incl. Midget Football) and Wilderness

Non-Profit Concession Stands $120 per season, plus cleanup
Private $273 per season, plus cleanup

All concession stands are assigned by the Park Board at the beginning of each season and include cleanup. They cannot be transferred to any one person, team or organization unless approved by the Park Board.

Disc Golf

Tournaments $26
League Play
    Once per week/12 consecutive week maximum
$26

Football
(Pawnee and Bradshaw Parks)

Scotus & Columbus High Schools $640 per varsity game
JV, Junior High, Freshman, Middle School and Soap Scrimmages (under lights) $370 per game
JV, Junior High Including Freshman and Middle School $153 per game
Playoffs: Scotus & Columbus High Schools $700 per game
All other games must be approved by the Park Board $870 per game

Events may be cancelled, postponed or relocated due to weather or extenuating circumstances upon discretion of the Park Board, Park Supervisor or Public Property Director.

Horseshoe Courts

Electricity $90 per season
Tournaments $58 per tournament

Shelter Reservations

West Shelter $18.50 per table
East Shelter $12.00 per table

Payable at time reservation is made. No refunds.

Soccer

Electricity is 35% of actual usage for each season.

Softball

Men/Women Slow & Fast Pitch (Gerrard Park) $16 scheduled practice w/lights (2-hour limit per day)
Youth Softball (Bradshaw Park) $16 per game, if lights are used
High School Softball $63 for refuse disposal

Electricity is 35% of actual usage for each season.

All Softball Teams Must Belong to the Columbus Leagues.

Stadium Reservations

$121 plus cleanup per event where no admission is charged or concession used. Park Crew will clean up and their wages will be added to the $121 fee.
$210 per event where admission is charged.
$273 per event where concession is used.
$604 per event where admission and concession is used.

Stadium - Marching Band Festival

$640

Events may be cancelled, postponed or moved to another sight upon discretion of the Park Board, Park Supervisor or Public Property Director due to weather or extraordinary circumstances.

Tennis

High School $425.00 per school year
If lights are used $18.00 per night
   
Intramural Program $92.00 2 days per week, 2 hours per day
If lights are used $18.00 per night
   
Four Courts  
All Reservations & Tournaments $29.00 4 courts, 2 hours per day
having Park Board approval $92.00 4 courts per day
If lights are used $18.00 per night
   
Per Court  
Park Board Approval $23.00 per court, per day
If lights are used $18.00 2 courts, per day
   
Tennis Association Electricity Fee $245.00 per season

Tournaments
(Softball, Baseball and Soccer)

Weekend or Holiday Tournaments Requiring Extra Clean Up(Garbage Barrels Emptied Only) $58 per day

Track

Practice per season per school
(Columbus and Scotus High Schools,Columbus Middle School & Scotus Jr. High)
$315
   
Invites and Relays $153 (boys or girls) per meet
  $185 (boy/girl), per meet
   
Districts or Conference $247 per meet
  $367 per meet (not involving Columbus schools)
   
Dual/Triangular Meets $50 (boys or girls) per meet
  $63 (boy/girl) per meet
   
Special Olympics $37

No track practice can be held when a scheduled track meet is in progress. Due to proximity of the track and ball field, no baseball games shall be scheduled at the same time a track meet is in progress. Baseball practice may take place, but limited to a practice where balls do not land anywhere in the track and football field area.

Cost for items such as hurdles, jumping standards, jumping pits and pole vault boxes will be split between the City, Columbus High School and Scotus High School.

Wedding Reservation

$32
Condition of area for wedding is “as is”.

YMCA

Tennis $74
T-Ball $121

All fees established in the Parks section may be modified at the discretion of the City Administrator for purposes of promoting city activities.

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POLICE

Impounded Vehicle

Outside Storage $10 per day
Inside Storage $20 per day
Towing MARKET PRICE
Administrative Fee $20

Copies

Reports (Pick up in person) $4.00 First Page - $1.00 Add’l Page
Faxes $4.00 First Page - $1.00 Add’l Page
Photograph $1 Per Photo
CD/DVD $10
Fingerprints $5.00 per card
Bike License $5
Gun Permit $5
Vendor/Solicitor Permit $10 per day or $100 for four months

Alarm Permit

Non-Monitored $15 annually per alarm
Monitored $150 annually per alarm

False Alarm

Non-Registered Alarm $25 each
Five - Seven $25 each
Eight - Ten $50 each
Eleven - Subsequent $100 each

Fire False Alarm

First False Alarm NO CHARGE
Any subsequent within 6 months $100

Other

Parking $15 - $500
ATV Public Access $10 per year

Nuisances

Abatement of Nuisance $100 per hour (minimum of $100)
Weed Abatement Actual costs (including postage and legal fees that may apply; plus $50 administrative fee)
Removal of Snow & Ice $100 per hour (minimum of $100)
Automobile Parking & Storage Restrictions $100 per hour (minimum of $100)

Registration

Vacant Building $5

Parking Violations
(Fines for parking violations, if paid within five (5) days.)

Handicapped (Disabled) Parking, 1st Offense $150
Handicapped (Disabled) Parking, 2nd Offense $300 within one-year period
Handicapped (Disabled) Parking, 3rd Offense $500 within one-year period
Restricted Parking Lot, 1st Offense $15
Restricted Parking Lot, 2nd Offense $25
Restricted Parking Lot, 3rd Offense $100
Parking Near Fire Hydrant $25
Parking in Fire Lane $25
Parking Near Street Intersection $15
Parking Within Sidewalk Space $15
Parking Near Traffic Control Device $15
Semi-Truck/Trailer and Commercial Vehicle Violation $15
Angle Parking $15
Parking of Oversize Vehicles, Trailer, Mobile Home, Camping Trailer, or Bus in Residential Districts $15
School Buses Stopped $15
Parking Prohibited on Certain Streets $15
Parking Upon Roadways or City Parking Lots for certain purposes prohibited $15
Abandoned Vehicle $15
Obstructing Driveways or Roads $15
Painting Curbs, Prohibited $15
Parking In Alleys $15
Impeding or Obstructing Traffic $15
Standing in Loading Zone $15
Large Vehicles Parked $15
Parking for the purpose of selling merchandise $15
Parallel Parking $15
Streets Without Curb $15
Parking Time Limits $15
Stopping, Standing, or Parking in places which would cause hazardous conditions or traffic congestion $15
Parking with left side to curb prohibited $15
Unattended Motor Vehicles $15

The fines for all parking violations will double if not paid within five (5) days from the date the citation was issued.

The storage fee for vehicle impound lot will begin the day vehicle is placed into impound and end the day vehicle is removed from impound.

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ANIMAL CONTROL

Licensing Fee

Exotic Animal $20 + Administrative & Publication
Dog and Cat (January-December Intact) $25
Dog and Cat (January-December Altered) $13
Replacement Tag Fee $3
   
Daily Charge for Animal in Custody  $10
   
Impound  $15

Unclaimed livestock found stray that are not able to be housed at the shelter will be charged same rates assessed by outside agency (i.e., sale barn, vet clinic or other organization contracted for this service.)

Animal under investigation at shelter for either a bite, vicious or dangerous investigation case  $25 per day

Upon the owner of any animal claiming their pet, the owner shall be responsible for all medical costs incurred by the City of Columbus while in the custody of the City of Columbus.

City Live Animal Trap Program

Weekly Rental Fee $5
Refundable Deposit $20


Commercial Animal Establishment  $100 annually

Hobby Beekeeper Application (non-refundable)  $20

Dangerous Dog Appeal (non-refundable)  $100

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PUBLIC WORKS

TRANSFER STATION

Garbage Hauler Licensing Fees & Requirements

$150 annual fee + bond in an amount equal to 1/4 of the total transfer station charges incurred by the licensed hauler during the preceding calendar year. Those haulers not in business for one full year will post a bond of $5,000.

Overweight Permit

$100 per vehicle

City Fees
The following quantities and fees shall apply to the weight of all municipal solid waste, refuse, and materials deposited or unloaded at the Solid Waste Transfer Station.

Category Fee Minimum
Solid Waste Availability Fee (billed on water/sewer utility bills and collected as such):    
    Residential $1.50 per month  
    Commercial $4.50 per month  
    Industrial $7.50 per month  
     
Municipal Solid Waste Tipping Fee deposited or unloaded other than by a licensed garbage hauler: $62 per ton $10 per vehicle (up to 320 lbs)
(An additional trailer shall be considered an additional vehicle.)    
     
Municipal Solid Waste Tipping Fee deposited or unloaded by a licensed garbage hauler: $35 per ton  
+ Occupation Tax* $27 per ton  
* Occupation Tax is covered in Columbus City Code - Section 111.03     
     
Wood pallets, construction and demolition debris or masonry rubble deposited or unloaded other than by a licensed garbage hauler: $62 per ton $3.50 per vehicle (up to 100 lbs)
(An additional trailer shall be considered an additional vehicle.)    
     
Wood pallets, construction and demolition debris or masonry rubble deposited or unloaded by a licensed garbage hauler: $35 per ton  
+ Occupation Tax* $27 per ton  
* Occupation Tax is covered in Columbus City Code - Section 111.03     
     
Trees and limbs (virgin wood) deposited or unloaded at the Solid Waste Transfer Station or other designated dumping grounds (other than by a licensed garbage hauler): $62 per ton $2.50 per vehicle (up to 80 lbs)
(An additional trailer shall be considered an additional vehicle.)    
     
Trees and limbs (virgin wood) deposited or unloaded at the Solid Waste Transfer Station or other designated dumping grounds (by a licensed garbage hauler): $35 per ton  
+ Occupation Tax* $27 per ton  
* Occupation Tax is covered in Columbus City Code - Section 111.03     
     
Trees and limbs (virgin wood) deposited or unloaded at the Solid Waste Transfer Station or other designated dumping grounds weighing less than 20 lbs: No Charge  
     
Any material deposited or unloaded which causes any damages or plugging up of the Transfer Station push pits:  Actual cost of incurred expense $75 per occurrence

Inoperative Scales

If the scale is inoperative for any reason, the charge to licensed collectors and others with charge accounts shall be the average charge per load for the previous full month or the operator may require customers to acquire a weight slip from a commercial scale.

Right of Refusal

Should any illegal or questionable material be brought to the transfer station to be deposited or unloaded, the transfer station reserves the right of refusal of the material.

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WATER/SEWER UTILITIES

Water Rate Table
Rates per 1,000 gallons or portions thereof.

Use  Location  10/01/13  10/01/14  10/01/15  10/01/16  10/01/17 
Residential Inside City Limits $1.29 $1.31 $1.32 $1.33 $1.35
Residential Outside City Limits $2.58 $2.60 $2.63 $2.65 $2.68
Commercial Inside City Limits $1.16 $1.17 $1.18 $1.20 $1.21
Commercial Outside City Limits $2.53 $2.55 $2.58 $2.60 $2.63
Industrial Inside City Limits $1.14 $1.15 $1.16 $1.18 $1.19
Industrial Outside City Limits $2.37 $2.40 $2.42 $2.45 $2.47

    Monthly Service Charges

Meter Size    10/01/13 10/01/14 10/01/15 10/01/16 10/01/17 
3/4"   $6.52 $6.59 $6.65 $6.72 $6.78
1"   $6.52 $6.59 $6.65 $6.72 $6.78
1-1/2"   $19.56 $19.76 $19.95 $20.15 $20.35
2"   $32.60 $32.93 $33.26 $33.59 $33.92
3"   $65.20 $65.85 $66.51 $67.18 $67.85
4"   $97.80 $98.78 $99.77 $100.76 $101.77
6"   $195.60 $197.56 $199.53 $201.53 $203.54
8"   $326.00 $329.26 $332.55 $335.88 $339.24
10"   $489.00 $493.89 $498.83 $503.82 $508.86
12"   $912.80 $921.93 $931.15 $940.46 $949.86

    Credit Card Convenience Fee

Charges under $300 $2
$300 - $700 $10
$701 - $1,000 $15

    Special Water
    For water connections that have never been assessed or charged for water service.

Special Connection Charge for Lots 66' or less $2,508.00
- Outside City Limits $110.00 additional
   
Special Connection Charge for Lots in excess of 66' $38.00 per front footage
- Outside City Limits $110.00 additional

Sewer Rate Table
Rates per 1,000 gallons or portions thereof.

Use  Location  10/01/13 10/01/14 10/01/15 10/01/16 10/01/17
Residential Inside City Limits $2.76 $3.17 $3.49 $3.83 $4.22
Residential Outside City Limits $3.96 $4.55 $5.01 $5.51 $6.06
Commercial Inside City Limits $2.76 $3.17 $3.49 $3.83 $4.22
Commercial Outside City Limits $3.96 $4.55 $5.01 $5.51 $6.06
Industrial Inside City Limits $2.76 $3.17 $3.49 $3.83 $4.22
Industrial Outside City Limits $3.96 $4.55 $5.01 $5.51 $6.06

    Monthly Service Charges

Meter Size    10/01/13 10/01/14 10/01/15 10/01/16 10/01/17
3/4"   $4.92 $5.66 $6.28 $6.97 $7.74
1"   $4.92 $5.66 $6.28 $6.97 $7.74
1-1/2"   $14.76 $16.98 $18.85 $20.92 $23.22
2"   $24.60 $28.30 $31.41 $34.87 $38.71
3"   $49.20 $56.60 $62.83 $69.74 $77.41
4"   $73.80 $84.90 $94.24 $104.61 $116.12
6"   $147.60 $169.81 $188.49 $209.22 $232.24
8"   $246.00 $283.02 $314.15 $348.70 $387.06
10"   $369.00 $424.52 $471.22 $523.05 $580.59
12"   $688.80 $792.44 $879.61 $976.37 $1,083.77

    Credit Card Convenience Fee

Charges under $300 $2
$300 - $700 $10
$701 - $1,000 $15

    Special Sewer
    For sewer connections that have never been assessed or charged for sanitary sewer service.

Special Connection Charge for Lots 66' or less $1,650.00
- Outside City Limits $110.00 additional
   
Special Connection Charge for Lots in excess of 66' $25.00 per front footage
- Outside City Limits $110.00 additional
   
Sewer Surcharge Rate  
    BOD $0.234 per pound
    TSS $0.194 per pound
    Grease $0.388 per pound
   
Disposal of Septic Waste of Portable Waste at the WWTF $0.05 per gallon
Fine for violation of any part of City Code Chapters 51 & 52 $250.00 per violation

Water/Sewer Miscellaneous

Water Permit $50 each  
Sewer Permit $50 each  
Water - Turned On $25 per occurrence Non-Payment & Convenience Call
Water - Shut Off $25 per occurrence Non-Payment & Convenience Call
Insufficient Funds Charge $25 per occurrence  
Filling Consumer Tanks $5 for first 1,000 gallons & $3.75 for each add'l 1,000 gallons or portions thereof over 1,000 gallons.
Rates for Building
Under Construction
Regular charge-as though water was taken by regular customer service.

Equipment Charges

Equipment  Per Hour Cost Minimum 
Backhoe $85 per hour $170
Compressor $30 per hour $60
Dump Truck $50 per hour  
Loader $75 per hour $150
Service Truck $45 per hour  
Service Van $50 per hour  
Pumps $30 per hour  
Labor (per employee) $35 per hour  
Tapping Machine $75 per tap  
Fire Hydrant:    
    Meter $100 deposit  
    Flush Valve $100 deposit $30 monthly
Water Line Freeze Pack $100 per line  

Service

    Sewer Cleaning

  Commercial  Residential 
Wash Down $75 per hr. - $150 minimum $50 per hr. - $100 minimum
Haul Water $75 per hr. plus current water rates $75 per hr. plus current water rates

    Video Inspection
Rates are charged as per foot for contract Video Inspections or Service Locates. This rate is for video inspection only. If lines need to be cleaned, contractor will be charged as per fee schedule. If any other labor is involved, the contractor will be charged for additional labor.

  Cost  Minimum 
6" Sewer Lines $.75 per ft. $100
8" Sewer Lines $1.00 per ft. $125
10" Sewer Lines $1.50 per ft. $150
12" Sewer Lines $2.00 per ft. $200
Labor $35.00 per hr. per person $70

    Combination Pressure/Vacuum Cleaning Sewer Line
Rates are charged as per foot for contract Vacuum/Cleaning Sewer Line Services. This rate is for pressure/vacuum cleaning only. If any other labor is involved, the contractor will be charged for additional labor.

  Cost  Minimum 
6" Sewer Lines $.75 per ft. $100
8" Sewer Lines $1.00 per ft. $125
10" Sewer Lines $1.50 per ft. $150
12" Sewer Lines $2.00 per ft. $200
Labor $35.00 per hr. per person $70

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STREETS

Equipment Charges

Equipment Per Hour Cost Minimum
Backhoe $85 per hour + labor $175
Boom Truck $70 per hour + labor $100
Chainsaws $3 per hour + labor $5
Chipper $30 per hour + labor $45
Compressor $30 per hour + labor $60
Concrete Saw $6 per foot + labor $75
Dump Truck $50 per hour + labor $50
Grader $100 per hour + labor $140
Hammer Drill $20 per hour + labor $25
Loader $75 per hour + labor $150
Paint Machine $25 per hour + labor $40
Pickup $15 per hour + labor $30
Pickup w/sprayer $20 per hour + labor $40
Salt Spreader $20 per hour + labor $25 (plus materials)
Skid Steer Loader $50 per hour + labor $75
Snow Blower $125 per hour + labor $175
Sweeper $75 per hour + labor $100
Tractor $40 per hour + labor $60
Tractor w/ drag $50 per hour + labor $70
Tractor w/ mower $45 per hour + labor $65
Tractor w/ sprayer $45 per hour + labor $65
    Labor charge is based on current average hourly rate.

Other Charges

Sidewalk Replacement $120 for 12 sq. ft. (minimum) $8.00/sq. ft. for each add’l sq. ft.
Street Replacement $150 for 12 sq. ft (minimum) $9.50/sq. ft. for each add’l sq. ft.
Street Replacement w/ Asphalt Overlay $200 for 12 sq. ft. (minimum) $12.00/sq. ft. for each add’l sq. ft.
Street Replacement w/ Only Asphalt $120 for 12 sq. ft. (minimum) $8.00/sq. ft. for each add’l sq. ft.
     
Removal of Street Tree:    
    With Tree Replacement   $15
    Without Tree Replacement   $75
     
Tree Service $15 annually & Liability Insurance of $500,000/$1,000,000 naming City as add’l insured
     
Pruning of Branches on Street or Park Trees for Purpose of Moving a Building   $15
     
Utility Cuts $8 per lineal foot $90 minimum
     
Excavation Permit:    
    Concrete less than 4” depth $5 + deposit $4.80 per sq. ft.
    Concrete 4” - 6” depth $5 + deposit $5.00 per sq. ft.
    Concrete over 6” depth $5 + deposit $5.50 per sq. ft.
    Asphalt less than 4” depth $5 + deposit $2.65 per sq. ft.
    Asphalt 4” - 6” depth $5 + deposit $3.35 per sq. ft.
    Asphalt over 6” depth $5 + deposit $3.50 per sq. ft.
    Gravel $1 + deposit $6.00 per sq. yd.
    Dirt $1 + deposit $25.00 per cu. yd.

(Deposit or bond will be returned after excavation has been repaired by applicant, inspected by City Street Department, and determined to have been restored to City’s satisfaction. Should area not be restored by applicant, City will restore and deposit or bond will not be refunded. If cost of restoration by City exceeds amount of deposit or bond, applicant will be responsible for payment of difference. A bond must be a separate bond specifically for excavation project.)

Used Culvert

Concrete - 24” diameter and less $5 each
- over 24” diameter $10 each
   
Steel - 12” diameter and less $2 per ft.
- over 12” diameter $3 per ft.

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