Carroll County Reviewing School Impact Fee Deferral

According to a story in today’s Carroll County Times (note: limited free viewings apply at the linked site), the Carroll County Commissioners are contemplating a deferral of the county’s development impact fee targeted to school construction projects. From the article:

The county’s impact fee provides facilities and infrastructure improvements for schools and parks in connection to housing growth. Ted Zaleski, director of the county’s department of management and budget, said he doesn’t expect the capacity of county schools to be affected by home building over the next two fiscal years.

The school impact fee has generated approximately $29.4 million for the school system since fiscal year 2002. The fee is expected to generate approximately $1.1 million in fiscal year 2012.

Further discussion about implementation of such a deferral followed later:

To make a change, Zaleski said the board would have to change the ordinance relating to county impact fees. Zaleski said if the board chooses to stop collecting the school impact fee for fiscal years 2013 and 2014, it could re-evaluate the impact fee structure in the future.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties

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