Latest News: February 2007

Commission considers hiking impact fees to cover the cost of progress
Gainesville Sun, FL - February 25, 2007
Between a proposal to more than double impact fees for roads and a decision to seek more money from SpringHills for road improvements, Alachua County may be sending developers ...

House Committee Rejects Impact Fee Revision
New West, MT - February 23, 2007
Introducing legislation Thursday to revise Montana's impact fee laws, Rep. Michele Reinhart, D-Missoula, described it as a "non-controversial, win-win, love-in bill."  She was right, in ...

Final report on impact fees delayed
Newszap Florida, FL - February 22, 2007
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will have to wait until their next meeting to receive the long delayed final report on impact fees. Consultant Walter Keller ...

Impact fees among concerns
Newszap Arizona, AZ - February 20, 2007
The showing of seven residents for East Mesa's District 6 town hall meeting Feb. 13 was bleak compared to nearly 50 residents at the District 5 town hall meeting a week ...

Lower Salford revises traffic impact fees
Hendersonville Times News, NC - February 16, 2007
Here's the thing. We live in the middle of a mountain Garden of Eden, replete with gurgling brooks, rushing waterfalls, purple mountain majesties, little birds singing in the spring ...

Mesa’s proposed impact fee hikes are reasonable in comparison with its neighbors
East Valley Tribune, AZ - February 15, 2007
When someone purchases a new home, it's not just an investment in the future and a continuation of the American Dream; it's a new sewer hookup, it's another set of tires wearing ...

Plymouth adopts nearly $20k in impact fees
Amador Ledger-Dispatch, CA - February 14, 2007
Prospective home builders in Plymouth may think twice about construction now that approximately $20,000 in impact fees have been approved by the city council. Following ...

Looking ahead to stay ahead
Ocala.com, FL - February 13, 2007
Sometimes government actually does fulfill the wishes of the citizenry. Sometimes, it even exceeds them.  Marion County's park system is a refreshing example of just that. ...

Leaders dispute how much failed affordable housing fee plan cost
Naples Daily News, FL - February 11, 2007
In the weeks since Collier County commissioners decided to scrap a proposed linkage fee on new development, disagreements have remained over several aspects of the ...

Higher Mesa impact fees studied
East Valley Tribune, AZ - February 9, 2007
Mesa city leaders took a first step Thursday to raise the city's impact fees by more than 60 percent on new homes and apartment buildings built within city limits in an effort to ...

City Council discusses impact fee increases on developers
Greeley Tribune, CO - February 7, 2007
The Greeley City Council may increase development fees for transportation, drainage and trails for new developments in Greeley, a move that would likely increase the cost of ...

Officials are lobbying for local impact fees
Beaufort Gazette, SC - February 7, 2007
Impact fees for schools might not make a comeback this year, but it won't be because local officials didn't try. Beaufort County elected officials lobbied state lawmakers on Tuesday ...

Developers may have to pay for impact on schools
Souderton Independent, PA - February 7, 2007
The state House of Representatives and Senate committees have seen several versions of bills over the past couple years aiming to help school districts with the burden of the ...

Chatham joins transfer tax fight
News & Observer, NC - February 6, 2007
Chatham County on Monday joined a coming battle between the state's housing industry and counties looking for more revenue.  At least 10 counties are seeking legislative ...

Many Citrus County Builders Angry Over Increase in Impact Fees
Associated Content, CO - February 3, 2007
After last week's vote by Citrus County commissioners, many builders were upset by the decision to raise the building impact fees.  Nearly 200 people, many builders and ...

Callahan Council is expected to approve charging impact fee
Florida Times-Union, FL - February 3, 2007
The Town Council is poised to begin charging impact fees to pay for the consequences of growth. The council could implement the new impact fees as soon as its 7 p.m. ...

Commissioners put impact fees on hold
SmallTownPapers News Service, WA - February 1, 2007
Jones County commissioners opted to give Development Authority members more time to study the effect of impact fees on industry at the conclusion of last week's workshop. Experts ...

County mulls additional building fees
Telluride Daily Planet, CO - February 1, 2007
With a goal of socking away more cash to build affordable housing, San Miguel County is considering tacking "impact fees" onto building projects in the unincorporated corners ...

 
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