--> Annapolis Restaurant Week <-----
--> <-----
--> Wes Adams For Anne Arundel Conty Circuit Court Judge <-----
Insert future code here--> 1-1 to 1-31 Anne Arundel County Stop Smoking <-----
STANDARD HERMAN AD--> Anne Arundel County Stop Smoking <-----
Herrmann 40--> “Herrmann <-----
MD Higher Education Commission Near Completer
Insert future code here
Orioles Bud april 2020 to Sept 2020
“Nationals October 2019

Schuh proposes cutting feed for facility connections

| November 22, 2015, 01:55 PM | 0 Comments

[do action=”fringe”/]

Steve Schuh

Steve Schuh, Anne Arundel County Executive

Continuing the largest effort in county history to reduce taxes and fees, County Executive Steve Schuh has submitted a bill to the County Council for a twenty five percent reduction in Capital Facility Connection Charges (CFCCs), which are charged to new homes and businesses when they connect to public water and sewer. 

“Lowering taxes and fees to help create jobs and expand our economy is my top priority,” said Schuh. “This proposed fee cut, which comes on the heels of the largest tax cut in county history, is another step we are taking to make our county the best place to live, work, and start a business in Maryland.”

Capital Facility Connection Charges recover the cost of constructing public water and sewer infrastructure such as pipes, water treatment plants, and pumping stations. The reform legislation would also eliminate deferral and restocking fees, reduce interest rates, and allow testing for adequate public facilities at different stages of the development process.

These fees have increased to the point where they are often cited as a major impediment to new business formation and job creation.  The fee is passed on to business owners and new home buyers, increasing the cost of doing business and pushing housing prices out of the reach of many purchasers. At current levels, these fees add nearly $20,000 to the cost of an average new home and substantially more to the cost of a medium-sized new business.

“We want to ensure our county is a place where people can afford to live,” added Schuh. “These burdensome fees are making the American dream of homeownership and business ownership harder to attain for our citizens, and this plan will bring some much needed relief.”

The legislation was introduced on November 16th.

[do action=”blackwall-hitch”/]

Category: Local News, NEWS

About the Author - EOA Staff

Eye On Annapolis is a community based site focusing strictly on Anne Arundel County. These staff postings are general news postings made by our team of bloggers throughout the day and are not attributed to any one particular staff person.

Connect with the Author

Author's Website Facebook Twitter YouTube rss feed