Washington County’s Commissioners will host a public hearing next week, to receive input on its pending proposal to update its adequate public facilities ordinance. From coverage in the Herald-Mail:
The proposed changes include creating a formula to determine monetary contributions when schools exceed student capacity thresholds currently specified in the ordinance, but do not exceed 120 percent of the state-rated capacity, according to a county news release.
The five-member Washington County Board of Commissioners came to an informal consensus on the ordinance update during their July 16 meeting.
The update would establish a standardized formula to determine monetary contributions from developers when additional students are expected to be generated by new development.
The county’s current ordinance does not include such a formula for school-mitigation costs.