110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Al Everson
posted Mar 6, 2013 - 9:02:55pm
The Deltona City Commission unanimously voted Feb. 18 to continue Deltona’s moratorium on impact fees for fire and rescue and law-enforcement services for one more year.
Deltona ceased charging these impact fees to commercial builders in March 2011, as an
“economic stimulus” for a city whose tax base lacks a vibrant commercial sector.
While Deltona missed collecting about $32,000 in fire and law-enforcement impact fees during the past year, the city gained approximately $134,000 in impact fees for transportation.
Over the past several months, Deltona has welcomed such commercial projects as a RaceTrac service station, a Dunkin’ Donuts, a McDonald’s, and two Dollar General stores.
The fees apply only to new construction, and residential construction is not affected by the moratorium. The actual fees are based on square footage.
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