Three public hearings on June 17 City Council agenda

June 16, 2014

NEW — 3:30 p.m. June 16, 2014

The Newcastle City Council will meet at City Hall for the first time this month June 17, with a regular meeting agenda that calls for three public hearings.

The first public hearing is attached to discussion of the city’s 2015-2020 Transportation Improvement Program. The TIP is a state-required planning tool that ensures each city maintains advanced plans toward carrying out a coordinated transportation program.

The second public hearing is connected to discussion of the city’s transportation impact fee update and the third is in conjunction with a talk about the city’s parks impact fee.

Impact fees are a comprehensive grouping of charges based on new development within a local municipality. These fees are assessed to pay for capital facility improvement projects necessitated by new development. Read more