Hollister council members Monday approved changes to a variety of fees, with some increasing and others not increasing.
The council unanimously approved the fee increases 4-0, with one of the council seats absent with Ray Friend recently resigning.
City officials confirmed during the meeting that the last time there was a series of fee increases was 2004, but Hollister has been hiking fees to go with the consumer price index raises. Officials also made the case that the fees were still generally less than several surrounding communities.
The council approved fee increases for serves in the recreation, fire, police and engineering departments. The intent of the fee changes is to cover 100 percent of the associated costs.
Some examples of the fee hikes in the recreation division include flag football costs going from $67 per resident to $72, coed soccer going from $74 to $79, coed basketball going from $72 to 76, karate classes going from $50 to $55, and winter basketball teams going from $585 to $596.
In the Hollister Police Department, fees for a police report are going from $0 to $10 per report, vehicle releases going from $33 to $60, finger prints going from $15 to $25, and records checks going from $11 to 20.
To read the detailed reports on the fee schedules, go here.