New fees for the Redding Health Department have been approved. Redding Health Officer Doug Hartline told the Board of Selectmen at their most recent meeting that fees have not been raised in 10 years and the total average increase is 20-percent.
The largest increase is in restaurant fees due to the transition from State to FDA food codes.
A one time fee of $25 would be charged to food trucks. Hartline noted that there are food trucks during Georgetown Day. If they know they're going to operate in Redding more than once, there is a seasonal food permit for up to 8 events. They can operate under one permit for all events. Temporary food permit fees are waived for qualified civic and faith-based non-profits. They still need a permit.
Hartline reviewed the current and proposed fees against those in neighboring towns and found that the most common fees are for septic repairs and restaurants.