Dillon adopts impact fee policy
DILLON The Town of Dillon approved the administrative policy for the county’s new impact fee on Tuesday evening.The impact fee policy stems from the affordable housing measure voters passed last November. The measure included a .125 percent increase in sales tax and a development impact fee for new construction and additions to existing buildings.The town will collect the fee, which is calculated based on the size of a home, at the time a building permit is issued. The fee for all commercial buildings is $2 per square foot.Garages up to 600 square feet are exempt from the fee.The town will credit redevelopment projects for the square footage of an existing structure. Any new square footage would be subject to the fee, according to Dillon’s policy.The town added a section to the policy that gives it the ability to consider exemptions and waivers to the fee where “deemed to be in the public interest due to special circumstances or unique situations, including when a proposed development provides alternative employee housing mitigation not otherwise addressed by these policies.”The council passed the policy unanimously. Dillon Reservoir IGA to address snowkiting rulesIn light of the growing of snowkiting on Dillon Reservoir, the Dillon Reservoir Recreation Committee is making some changes to the Dillon Reservoir Coordination Committee Intergovernmental Agreement. The Dillon Town Council agreed to the changes on Tuesday.They include definitions and rules related to snowkiting, such as prohibiting snowkiting without the use of a safety leash and a quick release; prohibiting snowkiting within 200 feet of all roads, buildings, marinas, parking lots, reservoir operational facility or any no-trespass area; and a stipulation that all people participating in snowkiting must act in a safe and prudent manner. Nicole Formosa can be reached at (970) 668-4629, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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