Common Council Report
Meeting Date: June 17, 2008
Recommendation: That the Common Council adopt Ordinance 2509, amending Section 3.40 (15) (9) of the Retail Food Establishments Fee Structure to mirror the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection’s (DATCP) fees plus the imposed administrative reimbursement fees to any new retail food establishments this year and any existing establishment’s increase would be in effect July 1, 2009.
Background: In August, 2007, the Department of Agriculture proposed a fee increase but it wasn’t until April 30, 2008 that DATCP was able to publish their new fee schedule which will be effective as of July 1, 2008. Therefore, as an Agent for the State, the Oak Creek Health Department established their fees to closely resemble the State’s fees plus the administrative reimbursement fee. On June 5, 2008, the Board of Health approved to mirror DATCP’s fees plus the imposed administrative reimbursement fee to the Oak Creek Health Department as attached.
There are three Retail Food Establishment fee categories: 1) Annual License Fees 2) Pre-inspection Fees and 3) Re-inspection Fees. Only the Annual License Fees and the Re-inspection Fees will be affected; there will be no change with the Pre-inspection Fees.
The increase in Annual License Fees will be phased in over this year and next year. These fees will affect any newly licensed retail food establishments by July 1, 2008. However, these fees do not affect renewal of existing retail food establishments until the July 1, 2009 license period. The Re-inspection fees will match the new States fees effective July 1, 2009.
Ordinance 2509 has been reviewed by the Oak Creek City Attorney, Lawrence Haskin for legal sufficiency
Fiscal Impact: With this increase over the next two licensing cycles, the Oak Creek Health Department should receive approximately $1,278.00 in additional revenue.
Community Public Health Officer
Fiscal Review by:
Pamela S. Bauer, CMC