Latest News: September 2011

City faces losing cash for projects
TriValley Central, AZ - September 30, 2011
Casa Grande is doing a development impact fee study and drawing guidelines to meet requirements of a new state law pushed through the Arizona Legislature by homebuilders and developers to limit what fees may be charged and how the city may use the money. Casa ...

Hoffmann: The demise of impact fees
Hawaii 24/7, HI - September 28, 2011
On Sept. 21, in a surprising reversal of its Planning Committee recommendation two weeks previous, the County Council voted 5-4 to defeat the long-anticipated Impact Fee legislation. Despite the obvious need (expressed by almost everyone even remotely involved on this issue) ...

Council may raise impact fees for developers
TheNewsTribune.com, WA - September 26, 2011
The Richland City Council on Tuesday will look at raising the parks fee paid for each new home built in the city. City staff members say the fee, known as an impact fee, needs to nearly double -- from $683 per single-family home to $1,187, or a 74 percent increase -- to cover the ...

Hawaii County Council considering new construction fee
Bizjournals.com (blog), HI - September 9, 2011
The Hawaii County Council is considering a bill that would impose a tax on building permits for new construction to pay for infrastructure and services on the Big Island. The Tribune Herald reports that the council's planning committee advanced an impact fee bill that ...

Centerville officials ask: Is it time for impact fee update?
StandardNet, UT - September 8, 2011
The city is considering whether its impact fees, which haven't been updated in more than 13 years, need to be changed. Currently, a park impact fee of $1,200 per residential unit is charged. City staff have approached the council and said that, to comply with the ...

Impact Fees Increase For Commercial and Industrial Developers
Patch.com, WI - September 7, 2011
Fees for new industrial and commercial developers are set to rise in Menomonee Falls, which already has one of the highest fee structures in the area. The Village Board approved a resolution to add an additional impact fee to fund construction of a new fire station ...

City studies impact fee options
Bonner County Daily Bee, ID - September 7, 2011
The Planning Commission is set to tackle the tricky issue of impact fees after an expert financial consultant presented his firm's study findings.  Carson Bise of the fiscal consultant firm TischlerBise recommended that the commission consider increasing several ...

Local Officials Voice Opposition to County Impact Fee Plan
Valley Voice, CA - September 7, 2011
A plan by the Board of Supervisors to impose countywide developer impact fees continues to draw fire from city officials around Tulare County. Last week, the Tulare County Council of Cities sent a scathing letter to the Board of Supervisors regarding the ongoing ...

Recreation Impact Fee Money Reserved for Parks Only, Commissioners Say
Patch.com, FL - September 7, 2011
Supporters of the Land O Lakes Community Center got some of what they wanted /from county commissioners Tuesday, receiving assurances money raised by recreation impact fees cant be diverted for other uses. Sandy Graves, president of the Heritage Park ...

Impact fee alternatives on the table
Kingman Daily Miner, AZ - September 6, 2011
Impact fees are back in the limelight, as they made it on the agenda for Tuesday's City Council meeting for a discussion regarding provisions, alternatives and the implementation of Senate Bill 1525, which overhauled Arizona's impact/development fee system. On ...

Study of impact fee legal effects may cost Gilbert up to $150K
AZ Central.com, AZ - September 5, 2011
Gilbert may have to spend as much as $150,000 for an independent study to determine the legal effects of new impact-fee legislation and rewrite the town's current fee structure. Officials expect to hire a consulting firm this month and have a new fee structure ...

Impact fee refunds remain legal issue for Indian River County
VeroNews, FL - September 2, 2011
Indian River County is entangled in complicated legal and accounting questions related to impact fee refunds, and is facing the prospect of at least one multi-million-dollar lawsuit. To help the County Commission navigate murky legal waters surrounding the issue, County Attorney Alan ...

 
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