The Shelton City Commission Monday took the first step to reduce building fees by reducing the Frontage Improvement Charge from all residential projects by making the “Base Fee” $0.00. According to Steve Goins, Director of the City’s Department of Community and Economic Development, that is a reduction from $50.00.
This reduction goes into effect in 30 days and is effective on April 2nd. The reduction is the first in a series of changes in what is being called “the Fee Reduction Plan” which Commissioner Kathy McDowell and Mayor Gary Cronce hope will kick start development in the City:
Commissioner Tracy Moore voted against this reduction:
City staff is expected to bring additional fee reduction items to the Commission for approval next Monday. These items include reducing all plan review and building permit fees by 30%; eliminating all water and sewer application fees; eliminating water connection charges; reducing water and sewer general facility charges (GFC) by 55% and reducing Traffic Impact Fees (TIF) by 28%.