Cities like Greeley use impact fees to pay for the new demand on services (fire, police, parks, streets, sewer, etc.) that come with new development, such as subdivisions. Development creates new residents, and the residents cause the need for new infrastructure, like fire trucks, playground equipment, and similar. Development impact fees are collected to provide these facilities (and sales and property taxes then pay for their maintenance).
Please share your ideas and comments via online survey or by emailing Matt Wittern, consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following resources may help you in your understanding of development impact fees and the preliminary ideas that the City is considering:
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