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Impact Fee Focus Group

The Impact Fee Focus Group is comprised of interested stakeholders and representatives from the Town's Boards and Commissions who will discuss the Town's impact fee and act as an advisory body to Town staff in making recommendations for consideration by the Town Council regarding the Town of Queen Creek's future 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.

The Impact Fee Focus Group will meet monthly at the Queen Creek Historic Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. All meetings are open to the public with time on the agenda at the beginning and end of each meeting for the public to address the focus group on matters on the agenda or presentations during the meeting, respectively. 

For questions about the Impact Fee Focus Group, please contact Teresa Makinen at 480.890.1927.  


Current Schedule:

Provided below is the current schedule for meetings and topics, which are subject to change based on the Focus Group's progress. Any changes to meeting dates, times or topics will be posted 24-48 hours prior to the meeting. All meetings will be held in Queen Creek Historic Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek.

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 agendas and presentations will be posted 24-48 hours prior to the meeting.