Lee County commissioners still consider impact fees
June 21, 2006
Lee County-- Lee County commissioners hold off on implementing impact fees, at least for a little while.
Commissioners were scheduled to possibly vote on implementing impact fees as early as June 21st. However, several builders expressed concern Tuesday about the fees which would cost them about $2,200 for new homes or buildings.
They say it's too soon and they want a grace period to deal with the blow. Home Building Association President Chad McDonald says 30 to 60 days would help builders with homes already in contract. The hold on implementation would help them to work the fees into their budget.
"There's no way we can go back to a customer that we already have a contract with and say hey Lee County adopted this new impact fee and I need 22, 25-hundred dollars from you on a contract I already signed," says McDonald.
Commissioners agreed not to vote on the impact fees until the next meeting and will consider a grace period on the fees. The next meeting is July 11th.