SALISBURY – Members of the Wicomico County Council voted 6-1 to repeal impact fees in a meeting Tuesday evening.
This vote came after months of discussion among the county’s elected officials, who debated the effects of impact fees on the county’s residents and businesses, and its annual revenue budget.
Currently, those building new homes in Wicomico County pay more than $5,000 in fees, approximately three percent of the medium home price in the area. The amount then goes to fund the county’s public schools.
Yet, stagnant growth across the county has made officials consider a repeal proposed by County Executive Bob Culver.