Lebanon officials at odds over new development impact fees
Boucher said the city doesn’t have an economic development position, so the chamber often meets potential developers first, when they either call or drop by the chamber of commerce for information about Lebanon.
The chamber works hand in hand with city officials to encourage and enhance the city’s economic vitality, he said.
“It’s substantial and we have enough issues in Lebanon that do not encourage growth with the number of projects we have going,” Boucher said.
Residential development is charged recreation impact fees at 67 cents per square foot for single family homes and 92 cents per square foot for all other housing units. The city also charges a school impact fee to residential development and police department impact fees to residential and business development.
Brooks and Monroe both said it makes sense to charge the recreation impact fees to business development since they city’s recreation facilities are for workers who live outside of the city as well.
“There are lots of businesses who have employees that do a lot of exercise either on their lunch hour or after work or ride into work on bikes. People use the rail trail and other trails and mountain biking trails,” Monroe said.
“We hope it will be attractive to incoming residents and workers and visitors,” Brooks said.
“We have lots and lots of trees here, large sections of the greenway are in total nature. You are not seeing buildings, you’re not seeing highways. It really quite delightful,” Monroe said of the greenway.
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