Financial study approved
By STEVEN T. DENNIS
The Washington County Commissioners approved a $115,000 study that will calculate the costs of growth for the county and recommend new fees or taxes to help offset those costs.
The study will analyze the costs of development, including increased demands on roads, schools and services such as police protection. It also will make recommendations on ways to pay for development, including establishment of impact fees and special taxing districts.
Commissioner James R. Wade said he wanted the study to look at other ways to manage and pay for growth, including zoning and the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance.