WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington County Commissioners approved a new fee for residential units and commercial buildings in the Halfway, Massey and Wesel boulevard areas, and they plan to ask the City of Hagerstown to take the same action.
The County Commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to charge developers $2,857 for each vehicle trip generated by some existing, proposed and approved residential developments in those areas. The charge is part of the county's Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO).
The APFO helps ensure roads, schools and other infrastructure are capable of handling the effects of growth.
Revenue from the fees will go toward road improvements needed as a result of growth in those areas, which Public Works Director Gary Rohrer said will cost about $6.3 million.