County officials delay decision on fees

first_imgAfter listening to more than three hours of testimony, the Clark County Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved tabling a resolution that would extend a slate of incentives intended to spur business development, including waiving impact and traffic fees.In front of a packed house of onlookers, who’d come to comment on the proposal and remark on the hiring of state Sen. Don Benton as the county’s director of environmental services, commissioners voted to push back the resolution until May 28 at 10 a.m.But not before Commissioner David Madore argued for addressing, individually, the comments made by each of the dozens of speakers who testified, the majority of whom were against the proposal. “We need to methodically address this,” Madore said.The suggestion elicited boos and catcalls from the audience, who loudly accused Madore of stalling.With the additional time, county staff will investigate aspects of the proposal, including how to implement the traffic impact fee waiver in accordance with state law. “There are many, many steps to this proposal,” Commissioner Tom Mielke said. “I would really like to wait.”In February, commissioners approved a fee holiday for certain business; it’s set to expire at the end of September. The proposal before the commissioners would extend the holiday to the end of the year.last_img