The fees within

By Andy Balaskovitz

How Lansing fees would change under Mayor Virg Bernero's budget

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has introduced 33 new fees and proposes increasing 86 existing fees for various city services as part of his budget that would start July 1. The changes are projected to raise about $500,000 in new revenue for city coffers.

While some would be covered by insurance companies, such as motor vehicle assistance from the Fire Department, most involve parks and recreation-related increases — for example, renting the River Trail for a special event or registering gravestone markers.

Below are all proposed fee changes — new, increases and decreases — in Bernero’s $112 million budget. The City Charter requires the City Council to adopt a final budget no later than May 20.