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Gainesville City Council to vote on raising building permit fees
City wants Inspections Division to cover more of its costs
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Gainesville City Council will vote today on whether to increase fees for the permits required for construction.The council is considering a proposal that introduces new fees and raises others from the city’s Inspections Division, as it looks to bring collections in line with the costs of offering permits. Since 2009, the budget for the division has exceeded fee collections by at least $100,000 each year, according to city documents. That means city taxpayers are paying the balance, Mayor Danny Dunagan has said.