Commissioners vote to update impact fee report

September 15, 1993

Carroll commissioners voted yesterday to pay up to $5,000 to a Bethesda company to update the way the county computes impact fees.

County Comptroller Eugene C. Curfman recommended that Tischler & Associates Inc. issue an updated report. The report will be needed if the commissioners decide to increase impact fees, he said.

The commissioners are considering increasing the fees, levied on new residential development to pay for expanding schools, parks and other facilities to accommodate growth.

Last spring, Tischler recommended that Carroll increase its fee by as much as $1,762 per house to spread the cost of protecting the water supply across the county. Currently, only South Carroll residents pay a water-related impact fee.

The company recommended the county increase its impact fee from $2,700 for a single-family house to $4,462.

The fee for a single-family home in South Carroll would increase from $3,500 to $4,462. The current $3,500 fee includes $800 to pay for the planned Gillis Falls Reservoir.


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