The possible benefits and impact of Carroll County’s newly created school impact fee is being debated by school system officials and local developers. On July 27, the county commissioners voted to create a school impact fee that would charge developers of new housing in the county $3,000 per single-family home beginning Sept. 1. Commissioners voted 3-2 to enact the fee. Commissioners Ed Rothstein of District 5; Ken Kiler of District 2; and Joseph Vigliotti of District 1 voted in favor of enacting the fee; Commissioners Tom Gordon III of District 3 and Michael Guerin of District 4 voted against the measure.
$3,000 impact fee on new homes may support Carroll schools, but costs will likely be passed on to buyers
August 8, 2023