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Facility fees may go up in ISD 192

The cost of renting some facilities at Farmington schools could go up starting in July if the District 192 School Board approves a new fee table Monday.

The increase, which would be the first in the district since 2009, would raise fees to use some district facilities by $1 or $2 per hour in each of the next three years. Not all facilities would be affected, and not all of the facilities that would see increased fees will see increases in each of the three years covered in the plan.

District facilities coordinator Paula Skoviera told board members at an April 8 workshop that the proposed increases are the result of a survey of facility rental fees statewide. She has been working with the local organizations that are the facilities' heaviest users to let them know the increases are coming.

"We're not asking the groups to come up with five, 10, 15 dollars," Skoviera said. "We're looking at something practical."

The district is also considering a new $70 chemical fee for pool rental.

The board is expected to vote on the proposed increases at its April 22 meeting.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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