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Commissioners Mull Impact Fees

Item: Kootenai County to consider impact fees/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: After a year of retooling, Kootenai County is ready once again to consider impact fee-funded improvement projects to help taxing districts accommodate new growth. "If you go back and look at the amount of growth in the last 10 years, there's been a tremendous financial burden on every fire and highway district in Kootenai County," said Larry Clark, commissioner of the Northern Lakes Fire District. "It is imperative that we have some way of passing these costs on to the new homeowner."

Question: Why are Kootenai County commissioners bringing this forward now? Is it an election ploy to placate taxing districts?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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