City Council votes to increase impact fees

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSApopka Fire DepartmentApopka Parks and RecreationApopka Police Departmentcity council Previous article5th Annual Orange County Economic Summit Highlights GrowthNext articleBecker calls for fair and competitive fee schedule for LANGD Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Parks and recreation increased, police and fire createdThe Apopka City Council voted 5-0 at yesterday’s meeting to raise impact fees for parks and recreation and to begin charging impact fees for police and fire services.The increased impact fees for parks and recreation will go from $241.05 to $1,060. The new impact fees for police is $747, while the fire impact fee is $708.The total impact fees for Apopka new housing construction increases from $9,393 to $11,667, which puts it slightly higher than Orange County impact fees ($10,410), but in the middle of similar cities in Florida according to a graph provided by Public Resources Management Group (PRMG)According to information in the City Council agenda packet from the January 3rd meeting, the City contracted with PRMG to conduct a study needed to support its ability to charge impact fees on new construction for both fire and police services for future capital needs. It also contracted with them to study possible modifications to existing parks and recreation impact fees. All three completed studies have been previously discussed with Council in workshop settings.PRMG made recommendations based on those studies, which the City Staff recommended to the Council, who accepted the recommendations at the January 4th meeting. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img

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