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Revised and proposed fee schedule

Posted on: June 11th, 2012 by Madeline MacGregor in Sign Programs | 9 Comments

ANNUAL FEE SCHEDULE

 

Interstate logo

SCHEDULE   1

 

I-5, Exits 249-308, Salem-Portland ; Hwy 217, Tigard  & Beaverton ;  Hwy 26, Portland-North Plains; I-205; Hwy 213, Oregon City; I-84 Exits 13-17, Portland-Troutdale

 

Logo                $552 per sign               Double Logo                $734 per sign

Supplemental   $207 per sign               Double Supplemental  $275 per sign

SCHEDULE   2

I-5, Exits 189-248, Eugene-Turner; OR 126, Springfield; Beltline Hwy, Eugene; Hwy 22 East, Salem-Stayton; Bend Parkway, Exits 135-142

 

Logo                $414 per sign               Double Logo                $551 per sign

Supplemental   $196 per sign               Double Supplemental  $260 per sign

SCHEDULE   3

I-5, Exits 5-188, Ashland-Goshen; I-84, Exits 18-376; Corbett-Ontario; Hwy 97, Klamath Falls; I-82

 

Logo                $331 per sign               Double Logo                $440 per sign

Supplemental   $161 per sign               Double Supplemental  $214 per sign

 

Off-Interstate logo and TOD

SCHEDULE   4

 Primary and Secondary routes (non-interstate) WEST of the Cascades Mountains; Hwy 39 & Hwy 140, Klamath Falls; Hwy 97, Redmond-Sunriver; Hwy 372, Mt. Bachelor; Hwy 20, Sisters-Bend; Hwy 126, Sisters-Redmond; Hwy 35, Mt. Hood-Hood River; Hwy 58, Goshen-Oakridge; Hwy 138, Roseburg-Milepoint 30 Hwy 101 (MP 0-199)

 

Advance          $305 per sign               Double Advance          $405 per sign

Intersection      $138 per sign               Double Intersection     $184 per sign

 

SCHEDULE   5

Primary and Secondary routes (non-interstate) in Central & Southern Oregon (except Redmond, Bend, Sunriver, Klamath Falls, Sisters) Routes in SW Oregon including Hwy 42,199,238,240,46. Hwy 101 (MP 200-363)

 

 

Advance          $167 per sign               Double Advance          $222 per sign

Intersection      $  98 per sign               Double Intersection     $130 per sign

 

SCHEDULE   6

Primary and Secondary routes (non-interstate) in Northeastern & Southeastern Oregon; Hwy 62, Milepoint 21-103

Advance          $100 per sign               Double Advance          $133 per sign

Intersection     $65 per sign                 Double Intersection    $87 per sign

Interstate non-profit & trailblazer/ off-interstate museum

 

SCHEDULE 1-3

Logo                $198 per sign

Supplemental   $66 per sign

Trailblazer       $90 per sign

SCHEDULE 4-5

Advance          $110 per sign

 

Intersection     $110 per sign

SCHEDULE 6

Advanced       $100 per sign

Intersection     $100 per sign

9 Comments »

Comments:

Trudy Kramer, Kramer Vineyards

- Comment left on: June 11th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

According to this schedule we are going from $770 to $886/year for our four signs. These signs do not take into account the size of the business involved. Our annual income is less than $500,000/year and we pay as much as Elk Cove that is ten times as big as we are and they have a multi-million dollar income. One of those instances where the little guys pay a higher percent of income for these signs–no break for being small. We should have some kind of a break. Our signs are in Gaston on Hiway 47.

Madeline MacGregor

- Comment left on: June 15th, 2012 at 7:59 am

Hi Trudy, Your comments are important to us in making determinations about how increases affect our customers. You should receive a personal response from our CEO Cheryl Gribskov. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how this would impact your business.

Seward Whitfield/Wild Rain Gallery

- Comment left on: June 11th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Guess we should have responded sooner. As a new rural business we are VERY concerned about the proposed increases. It could be a no-go situation for us. We didn’t mind the price for initial installation but annual fees plus an increase seems too much for us. Can’t really locate us in the above schedules.
Seward Whitfield

Madeline MacGregor

- Comment left on: June 15th, 2012 at 7:57 am

Hi Seward, I hope the personal contact from our CEO Cheryl Gribskov has helped to clear up the fee schedule. Thanks for writing to us.

Jim Lee

- Comment left on: June 13th, 2012 at 7:54 am

We are on Hwy 62 … we have tw0 signs on Hwy 62. One North and one South of us.

Before I get into anyother comments, please explain your use of the terms: “Advance” and “Double Advance”

Madeline MacGregor

- Comment left on: June 15th, 2012 at 7:55 am

Hi Jim, Our CEO Cheryl Gribskov has contacted you personally to answer your questions. Glad you wrote us!

Mack Holman

- Comment left on: July 12th, 2012 at 9:51 am

It seems I am considered part of the Southern Oregon Coast (MP 209), and I am thankful that my fees would be reduced, as the tourist traffic is so much lighter down here, very much impacted by gas prices and remoteness from the urban areas of Oregon.

Seward Whitfield/Wild Rain Gallery

- Comment left on: July 17th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Regarding my comment of June 11th, and your reply, I never received any further contact. I agree with the comment by Trudy Kramer that business size ought to be taken into account at least somewhat when assessing fees. It would be nice (and probably different) if OTE had at least one competitor.

Madeline MacGregor

- Comment left on: July 18th, 2012 at 7:57 am

Hi Seward,

I apologize that you did not receive a personal reply. I was confident that someone had contacted you.

We did consider size of businesses when formulating the rates, particularly in rural and economically challenged regions.

During our three month long decision process to raise permit fees, we investigated other states and their highway sign systems.

Oregon is still one of the least expensive states in the US for sign permits. Many states use privately owned companies that calculate the costs of production, installation and repair, and assess a profit on top. OTE uses monies collected from its sign permits to self-sustain the highway business sign program for all businesses, both large and small. It does not profit from the fees.

We also realized that unless we could fund the following services within the sign program: engineering, compliance with state and federal regulatory policy, sign density reports, installation, maintenance, repair, and record keeping, OTE would be unable to sustain the viability of the program.

We would love to have you attend one of our council meetings and voice your opinion. Our sign customers as well as members of the public are always invited to give comment to our governing council in person as well as by letter.

During the decision making process for raising the permit fees, we had both positive and critical response to the proposed increase. Those comments helped us to formulate
a fee schedule that considered rural and regional economic differences.

Please contact us if you would like to participate in any future decisions that may affect the sign permit rates.

Thanks so much Seward, for your honest feedback.

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