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KSAC mulls over vending fee increase

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2013 | 12:00 AM

Vendors in Kingston and St Andrew are to see an increase in their market fees at the start of the new financial year.

Kevin Taylor, head of the Commercial Services Commission at the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC), who is also councillor for the Duhaney Park division, said in order to meet recovery costs, fees would have to be increased.

"It is more likely than not that we are going to be increasing the fees, but as to how and how much, that is still in question as we will be having a meeting or two with the vendors to outline what we plan to improve," Taylor said.

"Clearly though, from a position of cost recovery, there will be some adjustments to the fees," he told The Gleaner following a commercial services meeting held at KSAC's offices in Kingston yesterday.

He, however, pointed out that his committee was cognisant of the constraints and advised all vendors that he was doing his best to meet their needs.

"We are not going to do anything without recognising that the most vulnerable are considered and taken care of as best as possible, but the reality of the situation is that we have to keep our markets running," said Taylor.