Impact fees considered

In advance of preliminary budget discussions set for Sept. 8, City Attorney David Conner asked council members during Monday’s work session to review and consider whether the adoption of impact fees might be prudent at this juncture in the city’s growth

Impact fees are those assessed by municipalities on developers—and sometimes individuals, depending on the nature of the project—to cover the costs of new infrastructure that must be built or increased due to property development. Such fees are also designed to offset costs associated with increased services such as police and fire protection services, libraries, parks and recreation

Impact fees considered

Impact fees are taxes, too.