Latest News: March 2007
Fire-impact fee discussed day after fatal blaze
Long Beach Press-Telegram, CA - March 30, 2007
In the wake of a devastating fire at the Galaxy Tower, a public meeting to discuss a proposal to levy fees on developers to pay for fire and safety improvements took ...
Impact fees leave a bitter taste for owners of candle/coffee shop
Citrus County Chronicle, FL - March 29, 2007
Antonetti and her business partner, Bernadette Poorman, opened Wicks Are Us candle shop in the Inverness Regional Shopping Center six years ago. About two years ago, they ...
Group Outlines Opposition to Road Impact Fee
Springdale Morning News, AR - March 29, 2007
Opponents of a proposed road impact fee said their message is simple: A road impact fee will drive business away from Fayetteville. "Now is not the time to deter business," said ...
Consultants push for more affordable housing in Lee
Naples Daily News, FL - March 28, 2007
Consultants talked to Lee County's Affordable Housing Committee on Wednesday before a standing-room-only crowd, using phrases like "demand for work-force ...
Lessening the impact
Citrus County Chronicle, FL - March 27, 2007
Inverness City Manager Frank DiGiovanni wants the city to grow, and suggested at a budget workshop last week that county impact fees could present growing pains the city might ...
Early Voting Starts On Road Impact Fee
Springdale Morning News, AR - March 25, 2007
Local developer Ben Israel and Fayetteville City Council member Lioneld Jordan agree on at least one thing -- the city's roads need improvement. Drive deeper to the heart of the ...
Growth rate slows slightly in southern Warren County
Dayton Daily News (subscription), OH - March 24, 2007
Becky Ehling said Hamilton Twp.'s good schools, rural character and the fact that there's no income tax draw new families into the southern Warren County community like a ...
Put fee on the real impact
Ocala.com, FL - March 23, 2007
When the Marion County Commission fired its impact fee consultants last summer, the board wanted the replacement crew to be able to "reinvent the wheel." The new ..
OV looking at huge rise in impact fees on water
Arizona Daily Star, AZ - March 22, 2007
It will cost more to build a home or business in Oro Valley if the Town Council approves a proposal to increase water-related development impact fees by nearly 16 times ...
New housing fee means less revenue for city
Arizona Daily Star, AZ - March 20, 2007
What are our elected officials thinking? Overall, local governments are collecting less money from new housing permit and impact fees because of fewer homes being built. So ...
Raleigh Council To Debate Impact Fee Resolution
WRAL.com - March 20, 2007
The City Council on Tuesday will consider calling on state lawmakers to include impact fees in any legislation designed to fund local growth. Councilman Russ Stephenson is ...
Youngsville Impact Fees
KATC, LA - March 19, 2007
It could soon cost you more to buy new homes on the streets of Youngsville. The booming city is the first in Acadiana to propose charging fees that cover the cost of rapid ...
State and local governments look at impact fees
Las Vegas Business Press, NV - March 19, 2007
Impact fees to pay the costs of new development are once again on the agenda at the Legislature. The Nevada League of Cities & Municipalities has proposed two changes to the ...
Paying for impacts
Nevada Appeal, NV - March 19, 2007
As Truckee grows, so must its traffic system, but figuring out who pays for new streets and roads is proving to be a challenge. The Truckee Town Council last week considered an ...
Approaching buildout impacts Chandler's development
East Valley Tribune, AZ - March 18, 2007
When completed in two years, the 520-acre, 1,000-home Fulton Ranch master-planned community will represent the end of Chandler's 25-year housing boom. After that, the future ...
New construction in Mount Pleasant facing impact fee
Journal Times Online, WI - March 17, 2007
It will cost between $3,100 and $3,300 more to build most new homes in Mount Pleasant starting July 1. The Village Board voted unanimously this week to implement a ...
Nampa eyes hikefor impact fees
Idaho Press-Tribune, ID - March 17, 2007
Nampa could raise impact fees on residential developments by almost 3 1/2 times their current rate in order to further spread the cost of growth to new construction. The ...
Sarasota County raises impact fees on new homes
Tampa Bay's 10, FL - March 16, 2007
Sarasota County Commissioners are raising impact fees substantially, starting in June. Those are fees on developers, often passed on to owners of brand new homes, for things ...
$3.9 million in impact fees since 2001
Waxahachie Daily Light, TX - March 15, 2007
Waxahachie City Manager Paul Stevens presented a required semi-annual report on impact fee collection and capital improvements to the Planning and Zoning Commission on ...
Impact fees will offset the cost of development in Sumter County
Villages Daily Sun, FL - March 14, 2007
The cost of growth to a community or county is more than just the dollars and cents required to construct a subdivision. The cost also includes building new schools or expanding ...
Council postpones water connection raise
Norman Transcript, OK - March 14, 2007
Norman city councilmembers voted 8-0 to postpone a vote on increasing water connection fees for new construction per living unit until April 10 --but not until after a lively debate ...
Road fees would hit new businesses hardest
Daily Inter Lake, MT - March 14, 2007
Owners of new business buildings would pay the lion's share of Kalispell's proposed transportation impact fees. New homes likely would be assessed a much smaller ...
Council tables ordinance establishing impact fees
Daily Home Online, AL - March 12, 2007
The (Pell City) City Council tabled a proposed ordinance Monday night that would establish capital recovery and impact fees for new water and sewer customers. The ...
Counties and Builders Spar Over Charges
The Ledger, FL - March 11, 2007
Like a poker player, Polk County has watched its neighbors raise the stakes on school impact fees. But with a lawsuit looming, Polk only has two options. Check the bet ...
Village ups building fees
Joliet Herald News, IL - March 11, 2007
With new homes and new businesses, the potential for disaster increases, and the Channahon Fire Protection District wants to be prepared. Village trustees Monday ...
Project: Impact Fees *The basics: Ideally, fee helps fund growth
Cecil Whig, MD - March 9, 2007
Government officials in Cecil County have been struggling in recent years with increased pressure from residents to get a grip on growth. Growth has been put on the front ...
Project: Impact Fees *The catch: APFO needs fee’s money to work
Cecil Whig, MD - March 9, 2007
The county is working to adopt an adequate public facilities ordinance, but officials claim the lack of an impact fee threatens to warp the policy into a money ...
Project: Impact Fees *The hedging: Revenues difficult to forecast
Cecil Whig, MD - March 9, 2007
Harford County, one of the more recent counties to adopt an impact fee, collected its first full year of revenues from the fee in June. Its fee is set at $7,442 for each ...
Project: Impact Fees *The windfall: Millions possible, but only as a boost
Cecil Whig, MD - March 9, 2007
An impact fee is expected to bring the county government some fast cash, but what exactly will the windfall be? Probably not too much, according to Josh Brown, chairman ...
Belleview says 'yes' to impact fee for new home building
Ocala.com, FL - March 7, 2007
Following a year of hand wringing, studies and debates, the issue of whether to have an impact fee ended Tuesday, with city commissioners voting 5-0 to impose the fee ...
Council moves forward on public-safety fees
Arizona Daily Star, AZ - March 7, 2007
Impact fees for public safety could begin as soon as September following the (Tucson) City Council's approval Tuesday of starting the six-month public outreach process ...
Road improvements fee nears
San Antonio Express, TX - March 6, 2007
The city (New Braunfels) is moving to become the first in the region to impose a roadway impact fee on new development. The one-time fee is meant to force new homes ...
Plan might add $1711 to fees on new home in Tucson
Arizona Daily Star, AZ - March 6, 2007
Tucson is considering adding development impact fees to help pay for police, fire and public facilities. Although numerous cities and towns around Arizona charge fees ...
Paying for Lee roads is billion-dollar question
Naples Daily News, FL - March 6, 2007
Lee County faces a $40 million road-building problem in the next 12 months. That's the good news. The bad news is that by the year 2030, the deficit is projected to be $2 billion. That's billion with a "B." To plug the gap, the Lee County transportation ...
Utility Likely To Push For Impact Fees
Springdale Morning News, AR - March 5, 2007
The Rogers Water Utilities may not call them impact fees, but legislation to be considered by the state House of Representatives today says they are. The utility may seek ...
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