County and Gardens warring about transportation expenses from builders

A clash between Palm Beach County and the city of Palm Seaside Gardens around funding transportation…

A clash between Palm Beach County and the city of Palm Seaside Gardens around funding transportation tasks arrived to a head this month immediately after county commissioners viewed as a proposal that would have authorized the county administrator to put liens on land owned by developers whose county street impression fees hadn’t been turned above by the metropolis.

County officers say that as of November, they are out $1.5 million in influence costs, which ought to have been collected and remitted by the city on behalf of the county. They are concerned that extra bucks could be directed away from the county as the city’s mobility rate, similar to the impact price, has been in outcome for extra than a yr.

Given that voters authorized the measure in 1988, developers spend a road impression rate to the county, which in change is used on projects associated with development in the development’s area, this sort of as expanding roadways or making new fire stations. Palm Beach front County has collected $32 million in effect service fees from Palm Seaside Gardens involving 2003 and 2018 but used $42 million on assignments in the town, stated County Administrator Verdenia Baker.