Indiana Borough Council approved a fee schedule for 2019 at its work session Tuesday night.
The 11-page resolution covers a long list of costs for services ranging from photocopies (25 cents for one side of a letter page, 35 cents for two sides of a letter page or one side of a legal page and 40 cents for two sides of a legal page) to sewer tap fees ($1,200 each).
It covers a wide range of fees, including $75 for routine inspection of a single-family house and $100 as a base rate for other inspections, with multi-family and multi-family dormitory charging $25 per dwelling unit, and commercial/industrial buildings costing also $25 per 2,000 square feet, plus another $25 per unit for dwelling units tied in to those buildings.
Another long list of fees govern parking in Indiana, including the borough garage, which costs $85 a month for a reserved space, $70 a month for a regular permit, $50 a month for bulk rate and $280 per semester at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, plus a $20 deposit.
Police, street and sewage rates are listed, as is trash and recycling.
The latter includes unlimited service for $17.40 a month and limited service for $12.25 a month.
Council also approved three more change orders for Community Center project work. All three changes involve the kitchenette unit in the center along Philadelphia and North Ninth streets that houses the Indiana Free Library, Jimmy Stewart Museum and Downtown Indiana Inc. offices:
• Mid-State Construction Inc. will get $895.51 for revisions in a cabinet layout to accommodate appliances as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act.
• Davis Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. will get $400 for modifying and relocating sink and drain supply lines.
• Paragon Electric also will get $400 to modify and relocate the range outlet and add additional counter height.
In a further separation of the borough’s Parking Department from the Indiana Borough Police Department, council approved a shifting of where financial reports should go regarding the parking garage, meters and the enforcement of the borough’s parking code from the Public Safety Committee to the Administration Committee.
“There is always going to be that enforcement component to parking,” police Chief Justin Schawl said.
Councilman Sean McDaniel said, “there would be no need for you to attend the Administration Committee meeting just (to report on) enforcement.”
McDaniel moved to make the shift for parking information from Public Safety, chaired by Councilman Donald Lancaster, to Administration, chaired by Councilwoman Katherine Hood. Councilman David Coker seconded that motion.
McDaniel also moved, and Lancaster seconded, a motion to add Councilman Jon Southard as a third borough representative to the Indiana Area Recreation Commission. Southard would join Councilwoman Kaycee Newell and borough resident John Rougeaux on that panel.
In his report, Council President Peter Broad said the Indiana County Solar Co-op has selected a vendor to install solar panels. He said that vendor would be announced once paperwork is signed.
The co-op was organized some months ago in Indiana Borough. Its next information session is scheduled April 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Blairsville Parks and Recreation Department at 101 E. North Lane in Blairsville.
More details about the co-op are available at www.solarunitedneigh bors.org.