Wednesday, June 29, 2011

City of Kuna is working on new business licensing system

The city of Kuna is finally coming out with an update of its business license, proposing a fee increase from $2.50 to $22 and making the license renewable annually. A draft proposal of changes to the city code were presented at last week’s City Council meeting.
Currently, a Kuna city business license exists in perpetuity, making it nearly impossible to maintain an accurate list of how many and what businesses exist in Kuna. In addition, according to city staff, the $2.50 business license fee does not cover the administrative costs required to issue the licenses.
The $22 fee covers administrative costs, according to deputy city clerk Chris Engels, including: $8.40 for 20 minutes of staff and equipment time, $10 for 20 minutes of P & Z staff and equipment time, $1.08 for postage, $2 for license material, such as card stock, ink, etc.
Engels noted that some other cities have annual business license fees, ranging from $25 in Eagle to as much as $360 for some types of businesses in Boise. The city of Meridian does not require a business license.
Engels said the business license would work similar to the city alcohol licenses. The city would keep track of what businesses have licenses and mail out notices to those businesses on a yearly basis, letting them know they need to renew their license.

You can read the rest of this in this week's Kuna Melba News.

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