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System Development Fee Analysis available for Public Comment
Posted Date: 4/12/2018 10:00 AM

Customer input and feedback are important components to the operations of Lexington Utilities, and in this case for Water Resources.

The North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 436 in July 2017, amending Chapter 162A of the General Statutes by adding “Article 8, System Development Fees.” This amendment was enacted as “An Act to Provide for Uniform Authority to Implement System Development Fees for Public Water and Sewer Systems in North Carolina and to clarify the Applicable Statute of Limitations.” As a requirement of the amended General Statute, the City of Lexington employed Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc., a professional utilities financial consulting firm, to complete a system development fee analysis. The statute specifies that a written analysis be performed to calculate a system development fee, based upon prescriptive criteria.

Prior to Lexington City Council considering adoption of the professional analysis, House Bill 436 requires that a local governmental unit post the analysis on its webpage for public review and comment. You can access the analysis here.

The public review and comment period must extend for a minimum of 45 days and provide the means for written comments to be submitted to the preparer of the professional analysis. Comments may be submitted online or by mail to: City of Lexington System Development Fee Evaluation, Attn: Roger Jones, 28 W Center St, Lexington, NC 27292.

In compliance with this condition of House Bill 436, the City of Lexington is making the professional analysis available for review at the above link from April 12, 2018 through June 4, 2018.

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