St. Lucie County Hosts Virtual Impact Fee (Library & Parks) Town Hall Feb. 16

St. Lucie County Hosts Virtual Impact Fee (Library & Parks) Town Hall Feb. 16

 

FORT PIERCE – St. Lucie County will host a Virtual Town Hall meeting to discuss proposed changes to its Library, Parks and Recreation, Public Buildings and Law Enforcement Impact Fees on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m.

Impact Fees are a one-time fee assessed to new development, both residential and commercial, to cover the cost of increased infrastructure and service needed due to the new construction. St. Lucie County assesses impact fees for schools, fire/EMS, law enforcement, libraries, parks, public buildings and roads to help offset the cost of growth. The Board of County Commissioners believes new growth should help pay for future impacts to our infrastructure, such as roads and parks, to maintain adopted levels of service and impact fees are important revenue source to fund the improvements to accommodate new growth and development.

The virtual meeting can be accessed at:https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIucOGrqTgjEteBcCXDmNrQUSAUV82_yxr7.

Impact Fees are updated periodically, roughly every five years, based on an independent study of the most recent and localized data. The current impact fees are based on a report from 2016 and were adopted and implemented in 2017.  Reviewing and updating the impact fee report is important to ensure the financial burden for new development and growth does not fall on the shoulders of current residents of St. Lucie County.

A draft copy of the Impact Fee Study Update can be found online athttps://www.stlucieco.gov/impactfees. For those unable to attend, residents are encouraged to submit their comments online at:https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-and-services/county-administration/innovation-and-performance/road-impact-fee-comment-form.

 

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