Commissioners weigh increase in impact fees

April 30, 1993|By Kerry O'Rourke | Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer

Carroll commissioners are continuing to consider consultant's recommendation that impact fees for single-family homes be increased, but they said yesterday that no decision has been made.

The fees might even be decreased, depending on how the latest population numbers fit into the formula for figuring the fees, Commissioner Julia W. Gouge said.

Commissioners Donald I. Dell and Elmer C. Lippy said they would have to study the issue further before making a decision.

Impact fees, adopted in 1989, are levied on residential development to pay for schools, parks and other public projects.

The current impact fee for single-family homes is $2,700, plus $800 in South Carroll for the Gillis Falls Reservoir project.

Last summer, Tischler & Associates Inc., a Montgomery County consultant, recommended increasing the fee for single-family homes to $3,621, plus a $545 charge in South Carroll for the reservoir.

Yesterday, Carroll Comptroller Eugene C. Curfman said he will plug the latest population numbers into a formula recommended by the Tischler report.

Using the latest population numbers will make the consultant's recommendations more accurate, he said.

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