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Board of Commissioners vote 3-2 in favor of reducing impact fees
Two public hearings will seal the deal on lower fees for new commercial developments
Sharon Fausett
District 1 Commissioner Sharon Fausett argued against reducing the impact fees the county charges new developments for fire protection and roads improvements during a Feb. 22, 2019 voting meeting. - photo by Jessica Taylor
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners will hold two public hearings next month to give the public an opportunity to weigh in on an amendment that would result in a substantial reduction of the impact fee amounts charged to new commercial developments. The fees are charged by the county during the permitting process and are a one-time fee for new construction of homes or commercial buildings. The fees help pay for capital improvements necessitated by the growth. The reduction would mean the county would charge 25 percent of the maximum fee allowed by law, a maximum which the county currently has in place, for fees that are collected for fire services and roads improvements.