Latest News: July 2007

Madison impact fees inch closer
Morgan County Citizen, AL - July 31, 2007
City officials moved to establish a local Impact Fee Committee with an eye toward setting up the development fees in Madison, perhaps within the next year or so.  "Our target is to have our [committee] kick-off meeting on August 13," said City Planner JoAnna Hayes ...

Tiverton council OKs impact fees on new building permits
Newport Daily News, RI - July 31, 2007
Building permits that are taken on or after Oct. 31 for new dwelling units with two or more bedrooms will be assessed an impact fee of $3,593 to help Tiverton pay back the elementary school construction bond.  In future years, the cost to enlarge or replace other ...

Road impact fees will reappear before council
Northwest Arkansas Times, AR - July 31, 2007
The Fayetteville City Council will revisit road impact fees, Ward 4 Alderman Lioneld Jordan announced at a ward meeting Monday. Jordan said City Attorney Kit Williams will draft a resolution on the topic, which was defeated by a single vote in April. A simple ...

What are impact fees?
Cherokee Sentinel, NC - July 31, 2007
Yes, I hear all of you wondering if I am completely out of my mind. First, zoning and ridge laws and now impact fees. Well, just read on and think about things. And think how much this county is growing and how fast. Ask yourself what you want Cherokee County ...

Tyrone begins refunding impact fees
The Citizen.com, GA - July 30, 2007
The town of Tyrone this summer became the first municipality in the county to give back money to builders who do business in the town. The reason is because the town failed to follow through on its plans for a new police station and town hall that was part of Tyrone’s ...

Vision, not just a view
Lake Sun Leader, MO - July 30, 2007
THE QUESTION: Should the county government consider limits or a moratorium on lakefront development?  Nah, I love seeing these beautiful hills blown to smithereens, all those trees erased from the landscape, and then all of those unnatural and architectural ...

Helping pay for schools
Orlando Sentinel, FL - July 28, 2007
In 1992, Seminole County imposed an impact fee on new development to help pay for school construction. Since then building costs have risen sharply, but the impact fee is stuck at the same level. Seminole's School Board has proposed raising the fee and ...

How other states cope with school growth
The Tribune-Democrat, PA - July 28, 2007
Pennsylvania isn't the only state grappling with schools construction debts.  Here's what other states are doing:  • In Florida, Orange County imposes a $7,000 impact fee on each new home. Collected funds pay for new school buildings.  • Elsewhere in Florida, ...

Hearing set Monday on new impact fees
Providence Journal, RI - July 27, 2007
A public hearing on brand new impact fees — intended to offset the cost of capital improvements to public services resulting from future development — is expected to dominate a special (Tiverton) Town Council meeting Monday night. The meeting will also address ...

Sprinklers Could Have Saved Nine Firefighters
Contractor Mag, IL - July 27, 2007
A fire sprinkler system would have saved lives in a furniture store and warehouse inferno that occurred June 18 here, fire sprinkler advocates said. The Sofa Super Store did not have fire sprinklers.  Nine firefighters died battling the blaze. According to both the ...

Taxes may replace fees for Fountain developers
Colorado Springs Gazette, CO - July 27, 2007
Fountain leaders are expected to create a special taxing district soon to pay for improvements in new areas of the ever-growing city. Instead of paying impact fees, developers who annex land into the city would agree to join the district, whose residents ...

Debate over 'impact fees' heats up
Birmingham Business Journal, AL - July 27, 2007
Birmingham isn't escaping the hot national debate over impact and regulatory fees imposed on builders. A new report from the National Association of Home Builders shows some localities around the country are making homes less affordable by imposing ...

Towns, Kaneland reach agreement on 'school impact' development fees
Aurora Beacon News, IL - July 26, 2007
The Kaneland School Board has given its final approval on an intergovernmental agreement establishing a "school impact payment" on future developer annexations. Village presidents and trustees from Elburn, Sugar Grove, Montgomery, Maple Park, Cortland, ...

Commissioners split on land-transfer tax
Charlotte Observer, NC - July 25, 2007
Commissioners split on land-transfer tax 4 Mecklenburg Dems back measure, but 4 from GOP opposed A proposed tax on real estate sales strongly opposed by the real estate industry is expected to find partisan support among Mecklenburg County commissioners. ...

Rogers Committee Tables Impact Fee Reduction Proposal
Springdale Morning News, AR - July 25, 2007
There will be no reduced water and sewer service impact fees in Rogers, at least for now. The Rogers City Council Transportation Committee tabled indefinitely a proposed ordinance establishing lower development impact fees for the Residential Affordable Housing ...

Water, wastewater plan laid out for residents
Bethany Beach Wave, DE - July 25, 2007
The town of Millsboro is trying to put the water troubles of the past behind them and move on, but in order to do that, they have a monumental project in front of them. The proposed plan to improve the current water and wastewater situation in the town that is ...

Ave Maria homeowners could see impact fees deferred
Naples Daily News, FL - July 25, 2007
It appears that homeowners at Ave Maria won't be excluded from a countywide program that defers impact fees to make homes more affordable. A majority of Collier County commissioners on Tuesday said they didn't see any reason not to consider applications ...

Polk Commission OKs Impact Fee Waiver in Winter Haven Core
The Ledger, FL - July 25, 2007
Polk County commissioners voted 4-1 this morning to lift impact fees for an area stretching from Florence Villa in the north to the Lake Lulu/Lake Shipp canal on the south. Commissioner Jean Reed voted against the proposal, saying that the area was too large. ...

Marana plans another impact fee
Explorer News, AZ - July 25, 2007
Marana, which already charges the highest development impact fees in the region, has plans for another one. The town will use the Northeast Benefit Area impact fee to pay for transportation improvements along Tangerine Road and Camino de Mañana. The ...

Sun Valley to refund in-lieu fees
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide, ID - July 25, 2007
The city of Sun Valley agreed on Thursday, July 19, it would refund the $363,348 of in-lieu fees collected under the now-defunct Workforce Housing Linkage Fee since Ordinance 364 was passed in 2005. "I am sorely disappointed that this tool, this single tool for ...

Editorial: Drawing the line
News & Observer, NC - July 24, 2007
A perfect stranger coming through North Carolina and reading Governor Mike Easley's comments about the legislature and a real estate transfer tax could have deduced, without coaching, that the governor isn't running for re-election. (Obviously, he can't seek a ...

Lee impact fees could soon be no more
WALB-TV, GA - July 24, 2007
A year ago Lee County leaders started charging impact fees for residential and business development. Now they say they may need to do away with those fees to attract more development. A North Carolina company wants to build a distribution center in ...

YC impact fees may jump
Appeal-Democrat, CA - July 23, 2007
Proposed Yuba City impact fees on new commercial, industrial and office buildings could cause current fees to quintuple. Estimates presented Monday at a Yuba City City Council study session show a sharp increase in proposed fees. Fees on a 10,000-square-foot ...

Towns now together on fees
Chicago Daily Herald, IL - July 22, 2007
Seven towns will sign on to the Kaneland School District’s plans for the same developer impact fees Monday. “It’s not really a change in the concept, now we just have everybody on board,” said Kaneland School Board president Lisa Wiet. In the past, the district ...

Builders may need to help fund public art
Miami Herald, FL - July 22, 2007
Builders of commercial or multi-family projects in Coral Gables may soon have to include art in their budgets -- if not in their plans. A new law given preliminary approval by city commissioners Tuesday would require private developers to earmark 1 percent ...

Florida cities and counties raising fees to offset losses from property tax cuts
Sun-Sentinel.com, FL - July 21, 2007
Cities and counties across Florida are tightening their belts as they face a state-ordered cut in property-tax collections ranging as high as 9 percent this year. But local governments are finding other ways to tap into residents' wallets. Scores are slapping higher fees ...

Traffic impact fee gears up
Red Bluff Daily News, CA - July 21, 2007
The Fix 5 Partnership is getting closer to presenting its Phase 1 fee program. The Interstate 5 Fee Program study was undertaken early this year by a joint task force of 10 Tehama and Shasta county agencies. What it aims to do with the two-year study of the ...

New Fees Could Raise Price Of New Homes In Fresno
ABC30.com, CA - July 21, 2007
Fresno County Supervisors are considering new impact fees, and you could pay several thousand dollars more for the purchase of a new home. If approved the increased impact fees would generate as much as an extra $20 million a year. The fees would help pay for ...

Pursue fee alternatives
St. George Daily Spectrum, UT - July 20, 2007
It is acknowledged that impact fees serve a purpose. They pay for infrastructure needs from homeowners moving into the community, which unburdens the taxpayer from having to fund more water, sewer, transportation, public safety, among other vital services. ...

City's impact fees low, but are they legal?
Farmington Daily Times, NM - July 20, 2007
The city of Farmington has ignored a state law charging developers impact fees, a home builder pointed out this month. Officials admitted they don't follow the law, but said the city's impact fees are low compared to other communities. They pledged to begin the ...

Fresno Supervisors Consider Increase in Impact Fees
ABC30.com, CA - July 20, 2007
Supervisors scraped as many dollars as they could out of the budget and one suggestion was new impact fees. If they're approved, it could mean you pay several thousand dollars more on the purchase of a new home. Board members will be looking at raising impact ...

Clash of the consultants: How much for roads?
Orlando Sentinel, FL - July 19, 2007
Despite developers' challenges against proposed road-impact-fee hikes, the county is sticking by a study that backs the large increase. County officials met Wednesday with representatives from the Home Builders Association of Lake County to hash out ...

County looking to bump impact fees
Florida Weekly, Florida - July 19, 2007
A new study of impact fees for community and regional parks in Lee County proposes an increase of about 45 percent, due mostly to significant increases in the market value of land and the cost of construction and insurance. The study by Duncan Associates, ...

Marana weighs impact fee to pay for projected roads
Arizona Daily Star, AZ - July 19, 2007
In an effort to pay for roads even before they exist, Marana is considering imposing a transportation impact fee on a part of town it expects will be among its fastest-growing. If approved, new homes built in the Northeast Benefit Area would include an impact fee ...

Metro Council to debate traffic tax proposal next week
LSU The Reveille, LA - July 19, 2007
A proposal to assess fees for traffic impact on all new developments within the city-parish will go before the East Baton Rouge Metropolitan Council on Wednesday where the proposal is expected to face steep opposition and heated debate. Pete Newkirk, ...

Even Modest Impact Fees Can Take A Big Toll On Housing Affordability
National Association of Home Builders (press release), DC - July 19, 2007
Even as the housing market correction continues to exert downward pressure on new home prices, localities continue to push forward with new fees and regulations that will further erode housing affordability, according to a new study released by the National ...

Impact and Linkage Fees Public Workshop
EmeraldCoast.com, FL - July 19, 2007
A public workshop on the topic of Impact and Linkage Fees will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 23 in the Destin City Hall Annex. The City's current impact fees are 10 percent of the average charged by Florida cities and counties, and they cover only a portion ...

Cedar City raises fees, and ire of homebuilders
Salt Lake Tribune, UT - July 19, 2007
The Cedar City Council voted last night to more than double its impact fees. In doing so, the council also raised the hackles of area homebuilders.  The Spectrum newspaper reports today that the council's 3-2 vote to raise the fees 116 percent immediately ...

Impact fees: assessment report given to board
Jones County News, GA - July 19, 2007
Jones County commissioners were updated on the progress of the study of impact fees at a workshop, which preceded their meeting last week. Bill Ross of Ross and Associates gave board members a copy of the Impact Fee Assessment Report completed ...

Impact fees on the way
Verde Independent, AZ - July 19, 2007
Effective Oct. 17, all new developments in Cottonwood will have to pay impact fees on water and wastewater connections. A second and final reading of Ordinance 506, creating impact fees, was read Tuesday. The impact fee schedule follows a year's worth of ...

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Rogers Hookup Fees
Springdale Morning News, AR - July 18, 2007
Rogers Water Utilities can continue collecting increased water and sewer hookup fees after a judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging the fees. Benton County Circuit Judge David Clinger ruled Wednesday morning hearing that Monarch Development, its principal ...

County Supervisors OK park fee hike
El Dorado Hills Telegraph, CA - July 18, 2007
Following six months of bargaining between El Dorado Hills Community Services District and county officials, the Board of Supervisors finally signed off on a park fee increase. Owners of new single-family homes in EDH, for example, can now expect to pay $9,807 ...

Bonita council talks impact fee increases
Naples Daily News, FL - July 18, 2007
Plan to build a sit-down restaurant, bank or daycare center in Bonita Springs later this year?  Prepare to pay more in impact fees.  If the Bonita Springs City Council finalizes a new fee schedule a consultant is recommending, road impact fees for those types of buildings will ...

Impact fees '...all about equity'
Morgan County Citizen, GA - July 18, 2007
The Madison City Council convened in a regular meeting Monday and conducted city business amidst tornado warning sirens, power outages and the constant report of thunder. Between interruptions, the council heard a presentation by Bill Ross of Bill Ross, ...

Bonita plans to charge new development more
The News-Press, FL - July 18, 2007
Building in Bonita Springs is going to cost more beginning in November.  The City Council approved an impact fee study today that is the first step in changing what the city charges developers. Impact fees are a one-time charge to new development. ...

Businesses, builders decry impact fee hike
Gainesville Sun, FL - July 18, 2007
Developers, builders and business owners told Alachua County commissioners at a packed workshop Tuesday that proposed impact-fee increases will stymie growth and hurt the economy. Some of the transportation fees, particularly those for businesses that ...

Trustees want firm to conduct study
Kane County Chronicle, IL - July 17, 2007
Village trustees want to make sure that growth pays for itself. Trustees are looking to hire a firm to conduct an impact fee study. “We want to make sure we are still keeping up with the cost of our growth,” North Aurora management analyst Wes Kornowske said. ...

When the rubber hits the road
Ocala Star-Banner, FL - July 15, 2007
Tax-weary citizens are surely enjoying the belt-tightening that local governments are undergoing in response to the Legislature's mandated cuts in city and county property taxes. But as we've stated from the start of the tax-reform debate, property-tax ...

Editorial: Times are tough for builders but fees must be maintained
Naples Daily News, FL - July 15, 2007
The timing is horrible. With the region’s construction industry in a prolonged downturn, few people take any pleasure in even thinking about raising impact fees on new construction to pay for roads, utilities, libraries, parks, etc. Though price alone is not driving ...

New Lenox trustees, builders debate impact fees
Joliet Herald News, IL - July 15, 2007
School, park and library districts will benefit, but developers are balking. Village officials want to collect impact fees from developers when a building permit is issued rather than upfront when the plan is approved. This could have some builders paying more ...

City, county shun well-used way to help parks
Charlotte Observer, NC - July 14, 2007
If you believe in parks ... If you believe in greenways ... If you believe in the need for public playing fields for baseball, soccer, tennis and other sports ... If you believe that in a city everyone, regardless of income, needs access to natural places ... Then ...

County posts big rise in impact fees in 2006
Hernando Today, FL - July 14, 2007
A decrease in impact fees is being blamed for delays in completing improvements to Elgin Boulevard, Deltona Boulevard and other key roads throughout Hernando County. But, according to information supplied by the county clerk's office, impact fees across the ...

Housing getting costlier to pay to house bad guys
Mercury-Register, CA - July 12, 2007
Providing housing for bad guys is going to make buying a newly-constructed home in Butte County a bit more expensive. Tuesday the Butte County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an increased "jail impact" fee. The increased fee will go from the ...

Fee will help Montverde pay for water plant
Orlando Sentinel, FL - July 12, 2007
The (Montverde) Town Council has approved a large impact fee to help cover the cost of a proposed water plant. New homes and businesses that hook up to the town utility will have to pay $4,532 each. The new plant planned near County Road 455 and Fosgate ...

Okaloosa County opts against impact fees
The Northwest Florida Daily News, FL - July 12, 2007
Impact fees will not be instituted in Okaloosa County for the foreseeable future. Commissioners have decided not to go forward with a $90,000 study by MuniFinancial that would have looked at the feasibility of implementing impact fees. "The people in this county ...

County, cities inch closer to new road levy
Beaverton Valley Times, OR - July 12, 2007
Washington County leaders generally agree that it’s time to ask voters if they’re willing to sign off on initiatives to improve roads. On Monday, members of the Washington County Coordinating Committee – comprised of mayors, county commissioners, city councilors ...

City mulls fee to pay for street repairs
The Beaverton Valley Times, OR - July 12, 2007
The city is considering a funding plan that would help pave the way for needed small transportation projects across Beaverton. That plan could include implementing an additional street systems development charge for new projects. Beaverton's City Council voted Monday ...

Builders may pay more for Lee parks
The News-Press, FL - July 11, 2007
A 40-acre site in Pine Island sits empty. To clear the exotic Brazilian pepper and melaleuca trees to make way for a park, people might have to pay more to build a home, hotel or motel next year in Lee County.  County officials are considering a 45 percent increase ...

High fees force more homebuilding out of town, SAHBA says
Explorer News, AZ - July 11, 2007
Oro Valley and Marana are leading the way when it comes to government fees for new homes, according to numbers released by the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association.  SAHBA announced the numbers in their July 2007 newsletter, claiming the high ...

Marana seeks public input on habitat conservation
Explorer News, AZ - July 11, 2007
Since 2002, Marana has worked on a plan to protect habitats for endangered species while allowing developers to avoid liability for any harm that comes to the animals as a result of development. The give-and-take scenario would allow developers to build in certain ...

Impact fees likely most effective for intersection improvements, park additions
Anderson Independent Mail, SC - July 11, 2007
Impact fees could make the biggest impact in Anderson County if used to correct intersections and fund parks and recreation projects, according to a preliminary report presented this week.County officials hired TischlerBise, a consulting from Bethesda, Md., to study ...

Tough subdivision regulations a step in right direction
Daily News Journal, TN - July 11, 2007
It's a long time coming, but Rutherford County planners are making the right move with proposals for developers to contribute toward road projects and, possibly, schools.  The Rutherford County Regional Planning Commission unanimously adopted a new set of ...

North Port will keep its road fee
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL - July 10, 2007
Despite two lawsuits, North Port will keep charging a per-square-foot fee to builders for the damage that construction trucks do to city roads.  On Monday, the City Commission voted 3-2 against repealing a "construction traffic road fee" that has North Port embroiled in ...

SV housing ord. ruled unconstitutional
Sun Valley Online.com, ID - July 10, 2007
Fifth District Judge Robert Elgee last Tuesday, July 3, ruled the City of Sun Valley's Workforce Housing Ordinance #364 unconstitutional since the Idaho Legislature has not authorized collection of taxes to support construction of workforce housing. Elgee said the in-lieu ...

Senate president skips builders dinner due to Web site comment
Naples Daily News, FL - July 10, 2007
Lee, Collier, Charlotte and DeSoto County builders will honor State Sen. Mike Bennett with a dinner at the posh Sanibel Harbor Resort tonight, but the event might be as remarkable for who's not there as for who is.  Invitations distributed weeks ago listed Senate ...

The Coming Crash in Impact Fees
California Planning & Development Report - July 10, 2007
There’s a downturn in the real estate development market. Does that mean we’ll soon see cities in California cutting development impact fees as well?  The pressure is building. Development projects that made economic sense a year or two ago – even with high impact ...

Road fee challenge tossed out
Calaveras Enterprise, CA - July 10, 2007
Calaveras County's 2004 ordinance charging developers a fee to help cover the costs of road improvements has survived a legal challenge brought by the builders of a Valley Springs shopping center. Visiting Superior Court Judge Duane Martin issued his ruling June 29 ...

Alachua County is frugal with its use of impact fees
Gainesville Sun, FL - July 9, 2007
Are impact fees a cash cow (Sun editorial, June 29) or a vital part of Florida's growth management law?  In 2005, the Florida Legislature passed the so-called "pay-as-you-grow" growth management law. The legislation created a 15-member advisory body, ...

Builders leading anti-fee charge
Orlando Sentinel, FL - July 8, 2007
Commissioners wrangling with proposals to boost impact fees for new development won't find a shortage of concerns -- or studies -- over whether the hikes would stymie Lake's growth and hurt its economy. The latest study released last week by a local business group ...

Miramar increases developer permit fees
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL - July 8, 2007
Developers and private home builders will have to pay much more for building and engineering permits from the city. The City Commission on Tuesday approved a proposal that almost doubles permit costs for some commercial projects and almost triples them for some ...

Fees to build a house in Gilbert will increase
Arizona Republic, AZ - July 8, 2007
It's going to cost more to build a house in Gilbert starting July 16 when new city fees take effect. It'll cost $15,968 in fees to build a single-family home in Gilbert, up from $14,633. Gilbert has charged system-development fees, also known as impact fees in other ...

Collier impact fees are rising; builders wonder if many houses will go up
Naples Daily News, FL - July 7, 2007
The cost of impact fees in Collier County will be going up in 2008. Collier commissioners recently approved a new indexing study that will raise every impact fee in the county. Indexing an impact fee means the cost of the fees will adjust to factors such as inflation. ...

Ordinance altered: Amendment reduces fees for homes smaller than 1,200 sq feet
Benton County Daily Record, AR - July 7, 2007
When the (Rogers) City Council granted approval to development impact fees for water and sewer hookups, they did so on the condition that the ordinance would be altered to protect lowincome homebuyers from being shut out of the American dream by ...

Charleston Water System to drop connection fees
The Post and Courier, SC - July 7, 2007
Charleston Water System officials plan to drop the utility's controversial connection fees for automated sprinkler lines, hoping that lower costs will encourage more people to install the fire-protection systems.  Under a new rate plan announced Friday, ...

Homebuilders: We’re very sorry
Palm Beach Post, FL - July 6, 2007
Four days after explaining on its Web site that it would give political contributions only to those legislators, candidates and political groups who support a bill limiting impact fees, the Florida Home Builders Association Friday issued an apology.  A new statement from ...

Montverde awaits water-plant vote
Orlando Sentinel, FL - July 6, 2007
New (Monteverde) residents may be forced to pay huge impact fees to cover the cost of a new water plant.  The town has operated for years with two aging water plants to serve more than 650 customers. The utility is reaching its limits, and some worry what ...

Kaneland towns agree to set common impact fees
Aurora Beacon News, IL - July 6, 2007
Communities in the Kaneland School District have reached an intergovernmental agreement establishing "school impact payments" on future annexations to defray the cost of educating and housing students. "This is probably the first agreement of its kind and ...

City Rebating $31K In Fees But Still Wants To Raise Them
Tecumseh Countywide News, OK - July 6, 2007
The City of Shawnee will refund almost $31,000 to contractors and others who paid inflated water and sewer tap fees over the past six months, city commissioners agreed this week.  But then the city will go back to the drawing boards to try to find a more sensible ...

Pulling Back The Curtain
The Ledger, FL - July 5, 2007
If there were ever any doubt about the link between certain campaign contributions and an expectation of the donor that it was meant to buy favors with the candidate/legislator, the curtain has been pulled back.  There have been whispers about how the ...

Transit impact overhaul approved
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, PA - July 5, 2007
Dick Donley, a longtime land developer in Cranberry, couldn't help but admire the "genius" of township supervisors when they began last year to plan for an overhaul of the township's transportation impact fee.  "They put everyone on the committee who would have ...

City updates water, sewer impact fees
Savannah Morning News, GA - July 5, 2007
City Council on Monday approved an updated water and sewer facilities impact fee ordinance. The ordinance imposes fees on land development in the city for providing water and sewer infrastructure needed by such developments.  Fees range from $1,182 per unit ...

Gables close to applying city's first impact fees on developers
Miami Today, FL - July 4, 2007
To offset the costs of development on the community, Coral Gables officials plan to begin levying impact fees on developers in the fall that could add as much as $13,751 to the cost of building a single-family home and $6,949 per high-rise residential unit. Some ...

Smart Steps
The INDsider, LA - July 4, 2007
The answer was a "sewer tie-in" or impact fee, something Lafayette developers have been resisting since the idea arose out of a trip members of the Lafayette Planning Commission took to Lincoln, Nebraska last November.  While Lafayette Parish continues to ...

Who should pay impact fees for growth?
The Daily Advertiser, LA - July 3, 2007
Rapid growth in Lafayette Parish has spawned a debate over who'll pay for the stress of sprawl - taxpayers or developers. Some cities and parishes in Louisiana have put at least some of the responsibility on developers with an impact fee, which pays for new roads, ...

Impact fee threat? What impact fee threat?
Palm Beach Post, FL - July 3, 2007
The Florida Home Builders Association Tuesday removed from its Web site a statement linking political contributions to sponsorship of legislation limiting impact fees, which the group supports.  The 400-word “President’s Message” by John Wiseman was pulled ...

Builders tie contributions to impact-fee cap
Palm Beach Post - FL - July 2, 2007
The Florida Home Builders Association threatened on its Web site today to withhold contributions to incumbent legislative candidates who do not sponsor legislation it wants on impact fees.  The group is seeking caps on what it calls "skyrocketing impact fees" by local ...

Nolensville approves new road impact fees
Tennessean.com, TN - July 2, 2007
Last week, as Alderman Jimmy Alexander pointed out, was a good time to buy a house in Nolensville. That's because home prices are likely to go up now that the town is charging one of the Midstate's highest road impact fees on new development. Nolensville's ...

Boca Raton: City changes impact fees for home additions
Palm Beach Post, FL - July 2, 2007
The City Council has changed the square-footage threshold for when it charges a Parks and Recreation Impact Fee to residents who want to add onto their homes. Before the change, a homeowner adding 600 square feet or more of space would have been required ...

Fire districts look into special assessments
Naples News, FL - July 1, 2007
Shortly after state legislators approved a 3 percent tax rollback and before Gov. Charlie Crist signed it into law, fire chiefs around Collier County received a note from Big Corkscrew Island Fire Chief Rita Greenberg.  She wrote that she's gathering a list of government ...

 
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