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Got Drugs? PSA Video

Positively Spencer Youth has released a new Public Service Announcement video dealing with the disposal of prescription drugs you may have in your home.  To view the video, click here or visit the Police Department page of the City's website.  

JULY 1st RATE INCREASES

NEW RATES

 

Effective July 1, 2017, the following rate increases took place for certain city services, permits and fees.  The affected rates are shown below:

 

CONSTRUCTION PERMITS

Construction permits with no onsite inspection                 $35

Construction permits with on onsite inspection                 $70

* The fees above cover the first $10,000 of cost, for every additional $1,000 of cost add $2.00

Fence or Hedge Permit                                                   $30

Demolition Permit                                                          $25

 

ELECTRICAL PERMITS

Circuits other than new building construction:

                First Circuit                                                    $10

                Each additional circuit                                     $  3

Temporary Service                                                          $30

Service Entrances, including new circuits:

Replacement / Upgrade:

                Up to 200 Amps                                               $30

                201-400 Amps                                                 $60

                Over 400 Amps                                                $10 for each add’tl 100 Amps

 New Service (Includes temporary)

                Up to 200 Amps                                                $60

                201-400 Amps                                                  $90

                Over 400 Amps                                                 $10 for each add’tl 100 Amps

Additional Inspections                                                        $30

 

PLUMBING PERMIT

Plumbing Permit                                                                 $20

Inspection Fees

                Water Service                                                    $20

                Sewer Service                                                    $20

                Water/Sewer at same time                                  $30

                Septic Tank                                                        $10

                Water Heater                                                      $15

                Plumbing                                                            $  5 for each item being inspected

 

MISCELLANEOUS BUILDING PERMITS

Moving Permit                                                                      $50

Sign Permit                                                                          $35

   

ZONING PERMIT FEES

Zoning Administrative Appeal                                                  $50

Fence Variance                                                                       $75

Sign Variance                                                                         $75

Special Exception Use                                                             $250

Zoning Variance                                                                      $250

Zoning Variance for Rear/side yard                                           $25

    originally platted 50 ft or less in width

Rezoning Application                                                                $50 plus actual expense of postage, publication, legal                                                                                                       and administrative

 

SOLID WASTE SPECIAL ITEMS

                                                                              At Trans Station                               Curbside

Televisions up to 13”                                                      $10                                                $15

Television 14” – 26”                                                        $15                                                $20

Television 27” +                                                             $20                                                $25

Flat Screen Television                                                     $10                                                $15

Computer Monitor                                                           $10                                                $15

Misc. E-Waste                                                                 $  3                                                $  8

Printers                                                                          $  5                                                $10

Computer Tower                                                             $  5                                                $10

Garage Door Openers                                                      $  5                                                $10

Propane Tanks (20lbs)                                                     $  5                                                $10

Appliances                                                                      $15                                                $20

Water Softeners                                                              $  7                                                $12

Pianos/Organs                                                                 $15                                                $25

Furniture                                                                        $  7                                                $12

Tires:

                Car                                                                $  5                                                $12

                Small Truck & SUV                                          $  8                                                $18

                Lg Truck/Semi                                                $12                                               $22

                Implement                                                     $40                                                $50

Tires w/ Rims (extra)                                                      $  5                                                $  5

 

CEMETERY CHARGES

Opening and Closing of Graves

                Baby Graves                                                   $325

                Adult Graves                                                   $650

                Mausoleum Crypt                                            $650

                Cremains (Grave/Columbarium)                       $300

                Cremains (Mausoleum)                                    $650

                Saturday Burial                                               $250 additional to above costs

                Sunday Burial                                                 $1,500

                Winter Burial (Dec 1 – April 1)                         $125 additional to above costs

 

Disinterment                                                                  Double cost of regular interment

 

Marker/Foundation/Other Fees

                Marker Permit                                                 $50

                Transfer of Grave Ownership                            $30

                Marker Installation

                                Under 450 sq in                              $100

                                450-650 sq in                                 $150

                                650 sq in +                                    $250

                                Vase Installation                             $25

                Marker Removal                                              $100

                Reset Fee                                                       $75

                Bronze Marker on Columbarium                        $30

 

Charges for Grave Spaces

12’ Grave                                                                       $650

10’ Grave                                                                       $600

8’ Grave                                                                         $550

Flat Stone Areas                                                             $450

Mausoleum Crypt                                                            $650

Columbarium Single Vault                                                $650

Columbarium Double Vault                                               $1,200

2017-2018 Solid Waste / Recycling Collection Schedule

The 2017-2018 Solid Waste / Recycling Collection schedule is now available.  You can download your new schedule here.  If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at (712) 580-7200.

LAWN WASTE IN STREETS


Reminder to residents to please keep lawn waste from being deposited into the streets.   City code 4-5-10 states this type of activity is prohibited.  In addition to being a violation, the materials placed in the street cause sewer and drainage problems.  Lawn waste can be disposed of at the grass and leaf site free of charge to Spencer residents.    Quesions or concerns please contact City Hall.

GRASS NOTICE

Beginning May 1st the City of Spencer will be surveying properties for grass and weeds that exceed the 8" height rule.  Properties with grass/weeds that exceed 8" in height will be posted and property owners given 7 days to mow.  After 7 days, non-compliant properties will be mowed by the city, with associated costs billed to the property owner.  If you would like to apply for an "exemption" for haying, please ocntact Delray Bredehoeft at 580-7260 for an application.  For more information check out the City website at www.spenceriowacity.com.