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Traverse City Considers Fees For Park Events

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Traverse City is considering charging a fee to hold some events in city parks.

A special committee looking into the idea held a meeting Monday night to discuss the issue.

Event organizers will still have to pay for police, fire, and other city costs. Under the plan, Traverse City would generate additional revenue from the new fees.

The mayor says the city needs to update the regulations because of the popularity of city parks for events.

The parks and recreation superintendent say it is good to keep the rules up to date especially with the wear and tear on the parks.

Fees would vary depending on the type of event. The committee is still working on setting the rates before bringing it to the city commission.

9 and 10's Kyle Mitchell and photojournalist Joel Deaner have more on the proposal.