Weaverville – As part of last month’s consent agenda, the Town Council of Weaverville voted to change its way of collecting water system development fees, per state mandate.
Mayor Al Root asked of Town Manager Selena Coffey, “Am I correct, Selena, that the code amendment for system development is basically [that] what we’re doing there is doing what the legislature has already told us that we have to do?”
Coffey confirmed his reading of the change.
According to the change in North Carolina state law, towns will now require developers to pay those fees at one of two times:
(a) For new development involving the subdivision of land, the system development fee shall be collected by the town at the later of (1) the time of application for a building permit, or (2) the time when the water service is committed by the town;
(b) For all other new development, the system development fee shall be collected by the town at the earlier of (1) the time of application for connection of the individual unit of development to the water service or facilities, or (2) the time when the water service is committed by the town.