Proposed Ordinance No. 2609 includes amendments to the City's Impact Fees. Impact Fees are fees charged to development for impacts those specific developments have on those services. For instance, when a subdivision is proposed, the new homes will create new students for the schools. The developer or builder is charge an "impact fee" to mitigate the impacts those students would have on the School District. These fees must only be used for those purposes and are required to be used during a specific time period or refunded. A public hearing is scheduled for March 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers at 1339 Griffin Avenue.