The City of Locust is accepting public comment on its latest analysis report for sewer system development fees for the next fiscal year.
Individuals are asked to submit their comments by Thursday, June 1 at 5:00PM to the following address:
Public Comment: System Development Fees
Attn: Cesar Correa, City Administrator
City of Locust
P.O. Box 190
Locust, NC 28097
The latest Sewer System Development Fee Analysis Report includes the maximum allowable system development fees that the City Council could set for all residential and commercial fees.
The Council can still consider setting fees lower than the proposed maximum fees. A copy of the full report with the proposed maximum Sewer development fees is at https://locustnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/230313_Locust_System-Development-Fee-Analysis_DRAFT.pdf
A copy of Wooten Co’s Council presentation is available here: https://locustnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/230413_Locust_SDF-Presentation.pptx
System development fees are one-time fees for new permitted developments. Fees also apply to properties transitioning from septic systems to the City’s system. These fees help cover the costs associated with increasing a system’s capacity to accommodate the projected growth and additional demands on the system.
These fees also protect current customers from taking on the financial burden to expand system capacity. Any changes to the City’s system development fees will not impact existing City of Locust sewer customers.
The City of Locust City Council received the analysis report and unanimously approved posting it online for public review and comment during the regular meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2023. The City will solicit input through June 1, 2023 to give the public at least 45 days to provide feedback.
City of Locust and Wooten Co. will address any questions or comments as necessary throughout the public comment process as they develop their final recommendations for the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Sewer system development fees.
The public hearing for the analysis report and yet-to-be-determined proposed development fees will take place during the City Council’s regular meeting on Thursday, June 8, 2023, as part of the recommended Fiscal Year 2023-2024 budget.
If approved, the new fees will go into effect July 1, 2023.