Commissioner wants vote on impact fees
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Jefferson County Commissioner wants the commission to take a tentative vote on impact fees next Thursday.
An attorney helping the county draft an impact fee law for the county is making some changes in the document, and Commissioner Greg Corliss suggested the tentative vote if the draft is returned to the commission by next week.
A tentative vote would involve agreeing on how much the impact fees should be, Corliss said.
Corliss said he wants the commission to move forward on the impact fee proposal because Jefferson County Schools, which would benefit from the money from the fees, is missing out on $13,000 per day for every day impact fees are not in place.
Impact fees are fees collected from developers to help pay for new schools and other services needed because of growth.
If a vote on impact fees occurs next Thursday, Corliss said he would like to have a public hearing about Oct. 6, a final vote about Oct. 9 and implementation of impact fees on Dec. 9.