From: Dawa Hitch
Subject: Media Contact: Occupy Asheville Permit Costs
Date: 2011-10-18 16:07:28
Mayor Bellamy and Council Members,
WLOS contacted me about permitting fees associated with the Occupy
Asheville group. I replied with the following:
The permit application received by staff today is for a 6 month period.
Based on the needs defined by the group, the associated fees are:
Meters - $15/space/day * 15 spaces * 180 days ($45,000)
Barricades - $24/day * 30 barricades * 180 days ($135,000)
Fire Department Inspection - (approx. $52)
Temporary Use Permit - (approx. $175)
For a six month period a very rough estimate would be around $180,000.
It is staff's understanding that the group is planning on approaching
Council to ask for fee waivers.
Public Information Officer
City of Asheville