Sykesville * Eldersburg * Gamber

SOUTHEAST --

January 11, 1993

Vote planned on raising impact fee

Sykesville's Town Council is scheduled to vote tonight on the Planning and Zoning Commission's recommendation for an $800 increase in the town's impact fee for new residence construction.

The fee, which is used to pay for capital improvements and services, would rise from $225 to $1,060 if the Town Council approves the recommendation.

Approval would make the fee effective within 20 days.

Town officials say that planned capital improvement projects justify the increase and that the only alternative would be to raise residents' taxes to finance new roads and services.

The impact fee increase became an issue recently when studies showed that developers plan to build 370 new homes in Sykesville that will create a significant demand for town services over the next few years.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Town House meeting room at 7547 Main St.

Information: 795-8959.

FIRE

* At 12:38 p.m., units responded to an auto fire on Liberty Road.

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