Water and Sewer System Development Fee Study Available for Review
The City of Goldsboro contracted with Stantec Consulting to provide a recommended report for system development fees in accordance with the North Carolina Public Water and Sewer System Development Fee Act, set forth in North Carolina General Statute 162A, Article 8. System development fees are based upon the costs of utility infrastructure including, but not limited to, water supply facilities, treatment facilities, effluent disposal facilities, and transmission mains. System development fees serve as the mechanism by which growth can “pay its own way” and minimize the extent to which existing customers must bear the cost of facilities that will be used to serve new customers. System development fees are one-time upfront charges on future connections to the water and sewer system. The City currently does not assess system development fees, and therefore, does not recover the cost of providing water and sewer capacity from new connections to the utility systems.
The draft Water and Sewer System Development Fee Study will be available for public review and comment from Wednesday, April 12, through Saturday, May 27, at 5 p.m. Copies will be placed at public access sites such as the desk of the City Receptionist and the office of the City Clerk, both at the City Hall Addition, 200 N. Center St., and on the City’s website at www.goldsboronc.gov. Comments received will be considered as part of the final preparation of the system development fee analysis.
To provide written input on the draft Water and Sewer System Development Fee Study, members of the public may visit the City Hall Addition at 200 N. Center St., Goldsboro, NC, 27530, or email RSherman@goldsboronc.gov. For more information, call 919-735-3329.