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Floresville to revise engineering fees
Wilson County NewsAugust 22, 2012 | 1,648 views | 1 comment
FLORESVILLE -- Developers looking to expand their interests in Floresville may soon find the process to be a little pricier as the city council has authorized City Manager Andy Joslin to revise fees based on “pay as you go” costs.
Cyndi Nichols of the Permits and Compliance office said currently, the city of Floresville is paying development fees.
“Typically, when a new developer comes in, there are certain engineering, consulting, and legal fees which arise,” Nichols said. “We sit down with the developer and determine things like water and sewer availability. That is where all of those fees transpire and the city is eating a lot of those fees right now.”
Nichols said the city of Floresville doesn’t really charge for those services at this time.
“We ask the city engineer, Larry Heimer, to come in and we absorb those costs,” Nichols said. “So, the council authorized the city manager to begin to develop a scale for us to begin charging engineering, consulting, and service fees.”
Joslin said having the new fees for development would give the local economy a boost.
“This is another way we are looking at raising revenue without putting a burden on our citizens,” Joslin said. “We know businesses are looking into coming into Floresville, and having these fees will take some of the cost off of the city. Cyndi Nichols recommended we start looking at some of the other Eagle Ford cities’ fees in an effort to stay competitive.”
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