Impact Fee Focus Group
At the Nov. 20 Town Council meeting, new impact fees were approved. The new fees will be effective Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.
The Impact Fee Focus Group was comprised of interested stakeholders and representatives from the Town's Boards and Commissions who discussed the Town's impact fee and acted as an advisory body to Town staff in making recommendations for consideration by the Town Council regarding the Town of Queen Creek's impact fees.
What is an Impact Fee? Impact fees are one-time fees assessed to new development to pay for the new growth's proportionate share of necessary infrastructure. There are both residential and non-residential impact fees. The funds generated by impact fees are very restricted and can only be spent on infrastructure needs caused by growth.
The Town currently assesses eight (8) impact and capacity fees including: Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Library, Town Facilities, Wastewater, Water, Public Safety, and Fire.
Impact Fees are a mechanism for growth to pay for the needs generated by that growth . . . or growth's "impact" to the system.
Provided below is the schedule for meetings and topics.
MEETING 1: Orientation / Overview of Impact Fees
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 6-8 p.m.
Learn what an impact fee is and why they are important to the Town's future
MEETING 2: Economic Analysis of Increasing Impact & Capacity Fees
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 6-8 p.m.
Presentations and discussions on the economic analysis of increasing impact and capacity fees, and population projections.
MEETING 3: Library, Town Facilities, Public Safety, Fire, and Transportation Impact Fees
MEETING CANCELLED: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 6-8 p.m.
Presentations and discussions on proposed impact fees for future Library, Town Facilities, Public Safety (Police), Fire, and Transportation needs. These topics will be moved to the January 23, 2018 meeting.
MEETING 3: Town Facilities, Library, Public Safety and Fire Impact Fee
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6-8 p.m.
Powerpoint presentation & Draft Impact Fee Report for Town Facilities, Library, Public Safety and Fire Impact Fees
Presentations and discussions on proposed impact fees for future Town Facilities, Library, Public Safety (Police) and Fire needs.
MEETING 4: Transportation and Parks & Recreation Impact Fees
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6-8 p.m.
Presentations and discussions on proposed impact fees for future Transportation Improvements and Parks & Recreation needs. Parks Level of Service Presentation; Parks & Rec Master Plan Update Presentation; Parks & Rec Master Plan Update Document
MEETING 5: Water & Wastewater Impact Fees
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6-8 p.m.
Presentations and discussions on proposed impact fees for future Water and Wastewater needs. Water & Wastewater 10 Year CIP Presentation; Parks Level of Service/Impact Fee Presentation
MEETING 6: Overall Impact Fee Discussions for Recommendation to Town Council
MEETING CANCELLED: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 6-8 p.m.
Continue discussions on overall impact fee and recommendations for consideration by Town Council. These topics will be moved to an April meeting, date to be scheduled.
MEETING 7: Impact & Capacity Fees
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6-8 p.m.
Presentations and discussions on draft reports.Impact & Capacity Report ; Impact & Capacity Fee Presentation; Land Use Assumptions, Infrastructure Improvement Plan and Impact Fee Report - Draft; Water and Sewer Capacity Fees - Draft