The Town Council adopted the Master Fee Schedule for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 in accordance with the Yountville Municipal Code. The Master Fee Schedule is reviewed and updated each fiscal year as part of the budget process.
Prior to adoption of the Master Fee Schedule, the various user fees and charges collected by the Town for services were scattered throughout the various Municipal Code Sections and adopted Town Council resolutions. The objective of the Master Fee Schedule was to consolidate and place all of the Town’s user fees and charges in one comprehensive document. This effort will make it easier for those doing business with the Town to understand the costs associated with those services and also allows for Town staff to update and more efficiently manage the collection and administration of these revenues.
The Town Council desires to comply with both the letter and the spirit of the California Constitution and limit the growth of taxes, by shifting, where possible, the burden of special regulatory programs and services and products directly to applicants and the recipients of the benefits thereof.
The Town Council further desires to continue its established policy of recovering costs reasonably borne of providing special services and programs of a voluntary and limited nature, and regulatory services deemed necessary to protect the public health, safety or welfare, such that general taxes are not diverted from general services of a broad nature and thereby utilized to subsidize unfairly and inequitably such special services.