Public Hearing on New Fees Set for Tuesday

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Boise residents will voice their opinions Tuesday night when a laundry list of new fees for city departments and services is considered at a public hearing.

The fees, a critical element of Boise's proposed budget for Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013, are proposed to generate $78,000 for Parks and Recreation programs, $75,000 in new connection fees for Public Works, and $40,000 for Boise Fire. The package also includes the previously unveiled fees for the city's new voluntary glass collection service.

The hearing will be a part of Tuesday's City Council meeting, which gets under way at 6 p.m.

The council is expected to vote on the new spending plan on Aug. 16. Boise's new fiscal year begins Oct. 1.