Latest News: February 2013
Charlotte County impact fee refunds are clarified
BocaGrandeTalk.com, FL - February 27, 2013
A recent agenda item brought before the Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, Feb. 12, discussed the language relating to the timing of refunds of previously paid impact fees. Citizens should be aware that impact fees are only eligible for a refund if the county has ...
Chamber Of Commerce Expresses Concern Over Transportation Impact Fee
Santa Monica Mirror, CA - February 26, 2013
Dear Mayor Connor and Councilmembers: We are writing with respect to Staffs latest revisions to the proposed Transportation Impact Fee. While we commend Staff for making some positive changes from the previous proposal (e.g., auto dealership rates, reoccupancy), we remain ...
Impact fee established in Liberty
GreenvilleOnline.com, SC - February 26, 2013
The city of Liberty has established an impact fee for new commercial projects in an effort to prepare for future growth, a city leader said. City Council approved on final reading an ordinance to create a $1,400 impact fee for new commercial projects, including newly constructed businesses, ...
Orland studying impact fee rates
Orland Press-Register, CA - February 26, 2013
Orland Planner Scott Friend is busy meeting with city department heads to discuss their needs as he formulates an impact fee study. Friend told the City Council last week he does not have concrete numbers to present on fees at this time. He noted development impact fees are charged ...
The Impact Tax: Commonly Referred to as an Impact Fee
NaplesNew.com, FL - February 25, 2013
The Impact fee is not a fee, it is a tax, and it should be referred to as such. Impact taxes are used to pay for infrastructure needs caused by increases in population and must pass a dual rational nexus test to be legal. The local government must demonstrate a reasonable connection, or rational ...
Deltona is right to keep fee moratorium in place
Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL - February 23, 2013
With Deltona still healing from the bruises inflicted by the Great Recession, city leaders did the right thing in voting to keep a moratorium on impact fees in place. Questions arose when at least one Deltona City Commission member advised the board to remember the purpose of the city's ...
Atlanta City Council Approves $1.17M Land Purchase for New Buckhead Park
Buckhead Patch, GA - February 20, 2013
The Atlanta City Council approved legislation on Monday to allow the city to purchase approximately 2.54 acres of land to create a new public park on Lenox Road in Buckhead. National nonprofit organization, The Conservation Fund, originally purchased the 2.54 acres to create the ...
As deadline looms, School Board looks to buy land with millions from impact fee
Ocala.com, FL - February 20, 2013
The School Board on Thursday gave district administrators the OK to begin negotiating the purchase of 92 acres in Marion Oaks just south of SummerGlen Country Club — acreage that one day would be the site of Marion County's next high school. Officials believe the Marion Oaks area ...
Judge to rule on $1M in attorneys fees
MiddletownJournal.com, OH - February 19, 2013
The legal wrangling in a Warren County impact fee case continues as the two sides argue over who should pay an estimated $1 million in attorney’s fees. The Ohio Supreme Court decided impact fees that Hamilton Twp. was charging home builders are impermissible taxes ...
CG council meeting moved to Tuesday
Casa Grande Dispatch, AZ - February 18, 2013
If the Casa Grande City Council approves a new development impact fee plan Tuesday evening, builders will pay more to construct homes within the city limits. Final adoption of revised development impact fees is on the agenda for the council during its 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting ...
Indian River County looking at lowering business impact fees
TCPalm, FL - February 16, 2013
When County Commissioner Tim Zorc considers the $555,600 in impact fees paid by the 400,000-square-foot CVS distribution center, on State Road 60 west of Interstate 95, he says, something isn't right. "It's a big building, but it doesn't generate a big (truck) trip rate," ...
Council to consider second impact fee
Sidney Herald, MT - February 16, 2013
The Sidney City Council will consider whether to adopt the second of five impact fees the city plans to implement on new developments Tuesday. The park impact fees come after water and sewer and are intended to address impacts to parks due to increased population. ...
Lee County delays decision on impact fee moratorium
NaplesNews.com. FL - February 13, 2013
Despite nearly two hours of public comment on the proposed two-year moratorium on impact fees, the Lee County commissioners delayed voting on the issue for 30 days. Commissioner Larry Kiker requested Tuesday that commissioners wait to vote on the issue until they ...
County commissioners table impact fees issue
Fort Myers BeachTalk, FL - February 13, 2013
The decision to reduce or suspend impact fees across Lee County for two years to allow the stimulation of economic development in the area will have to wait for another month. The Lee County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a motion by Commissioner ...
Panel debates impact-fee levels
Daily Inter Lake, MT - February 2, 2013
Large proposed increases to Kalispell sewer impact fees are drawing opposition from two members of the city's advisory Impact Fee Committee. Chairman Chad Graham and Jason Mueller argued the increases would stifle growth and development in Kalispell. But they ...
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