Salisbury City Council Considers Cut in Water Capacity Fee

Jul 23, 2012

The Salisbury City Council is expected to begin voting tonight on a plan to cut the water capacity fee by as much as 65 percent.

That would put it at around $38-thousand down from the current $85-hundred dollars.

Under the proposal by Mayor Jim Ireton that would make it the second most attractive municipality in Maryland for a developer.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that advisers have told the Salisbury City Council there could be legal implications if the capacity fees do not reflect upcoming projects.

Council members say that while they recognize that the fee should reflect the slowing of growth in the city they want to consider what the appropriate reduction might