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BOC looking to charge new developments for coming to county
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The Dawson County Board of Commissioners has scheduled two public hearings for August for citizens to weigh in on proposed impact fees before they are adopted. Impact fees are collected on new developments and help offset the cost of capital improvements and services as the county develops, including parks and recreation, roads, libraries and public safety. One document required for the collection of impact fees is called the Capital Improvements Element, which is adopted as a chapter of the county’s comprehensive plan. According to Dawson County Planning Director Jason Streetman, the Capital Improvements Element, or CIE, is a “wishlist of projects and how the impact fees would be earmarked and utilized to pay for those capital improvements.”