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Tega Cay contemplating impact fees

Published reports are quoting Susan Britt, planning director in Tega Cay, as saying a final study on impact fees for her city could be done and reviewed by city staff by the end of this week.

Britt plans to get at least a preliminary version in the hands of her planning commission in advance of its July 16 joint meeting with Tega Cay City Council.

As of the end of last week, numbers weren’t finalized on how much new homes and businesses might pay should the city approve new impact fees. Impact fees are charges on new construction.

The idea behind them is to have incoming community growth pay for at least some of the costs brought on by having more people. The Fort Mill school district has a fee on new homes and apartments, at $2,500.

York County Council gave initial approval June 27 to increases it to about $18,000 per home and $12,000 per apartment. The Tega Cay fees also would charge new homes, but also commercial uses.

Fees would pay for parks and recreation, fire, police and utility improvements. Some may be new capital projects, while others could reimburse the city for recently constructed additions.

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