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Public Hearing on Land Use, Capital Improvements, and Possible Impact Fee Implementation Scheduled for December 7, 2023

The City of Brenham City Council will hold a public hearing at the Program Room at the Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library, located at 100 Martin Luther King, Jr Pkwy, Brenham, Texas 77833 on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. The hearing is to consider the land use assumptions and water, wastewater, and roadway capital improvement plans under which an impact fee may be imposed on developers.

View draft version of slides to be presented on Thursday, December 7, 2023

Impact fees are charges or assessments a City imposes on developers to generate revenue to fund or recoup costs of capital improvements or facility expansions associated with new development.  The Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 395 governs them. If approved, these fees would help generate revenue on new developments to fund or recoup costs of capital improvements or facility expansions associated with City roads within the City limits and Water/Wastewater infrastructure within the City limits and the ETJ (Extra Territorial Jurisdiction). All new developments both within City limits and the City’s ETJ would be assessed an Impact Fee per service unit (platted lot). The benefits of Impact Fees are:

  • lessening the impact of costs for new capital improvements on existing rates and taxpayers
  • helping pay for a percentage of projects directly related to necessary improvements due to growth, therefore offsetting debt or raising rates

The public is invited to the hearing and is welcome to present evidence for or against the land use assumptions and water, wastewater, and roadway capital improvement plans. Information on prospective growth, land uses, and water, wastewater, and roadway capital improvement plans is available for review on the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee webpage.

For more information or if you have questions, contact either Kim Hodde or Daniel McCracken at 979-337-7200.