by Jenniffer WARDELL
CENTERVILLE—An increase in park impact fees will help the city’s Community Park shine.
At their Jan. 2 city council meeting, Centerville officials increased the city’s park impact fees from $2,057 to $2,869. The fees, which are only assessed against new development such as new houses, were updated to support current park projects and future park growth.
“The Park Impact Fee Facilities Plan and Park Impact Fee Analysis were passed in 2012,” said Jacob Smith, management services director for Centerville City. “We updated the costs based on current park expansion.”
Centerville’s Community Park, located at 1350 N. 400 West, is currently undergoing a six-acre expansion that will include two new multi-use fields. The fields are expected to be complete sometime in the next few years, but the additional park pavilion is expected to make its appearance sometime in 2018.
“The Tingey family donated some money for the pavilion, so that should be finished this year,” said Smith.
The council held a public hearing on the issue at the Jan. 2 city council meeting, but Smith said the response from the public was minimal. The city most recently increased their park impact fees in 2013.
The current impact fee increase is scheduled to go into effect in early April.