SALISBURY – Actions are underway to repeal development impact fees after Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver, armed with support from elected officials and a real estate membership organization, sent a proposal to the County Council.
The County Council will most likely introduce the repeal for a vote at its next meeting, according to Council President At-Large John Cannon.
“I’ve always been in favor of eliminating impact fees,” Cannon says. “It is a burden to new home buyers.”
The County Council opened the proposal for discussion at the Sept. 6 meeting and heard arguments for and against the repeal.
Culver has championed the repeal since his election, but the County Council has agreed to postpone discussions on the matter through 2016. Members are now starting to consider alternatives before the moratorium ends Dec. 31.