After four years, Riverside County is proposing to raise the fees for the residential collection centers in Idyllwild, Anza and Pinyon. At its June 17 meeting, the Board of Supervisors was to set a public hearing on these increases for later this summer.
The new fee, $122.74 annually, is a $5.85 increase from the fee enacted in July 2010.
At the same June 17 meeting, the board held a public hearing on 2014-15 fees for county service areas, including the two — CSA 36 and 38 — on the Hill.
The parcel fee for CSA 38 residents (Pine Cove) will increase from $59.72 to $60.90. This fiscal year, the county expects to collect about $91,000 from this special assessment approved in 2004. In fiscal year 2012-13, actual collections were nearly $89,650.
The county uses the funds collected to pay for the ambulance contract with Idyllwild Fire Protection District. This year’s contract cost will be nearly $129,000. The additional costs are supplemented from the CSA 38 property tax revenue.
The $35 parcel fee for CSA 36 remains unchanged.