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Council to look at fee increases

The Sweet Home City Council has approved a timeline for updating the city’s systems development charges, which are levied on new construction to pay for infrastructure needed to service new homes.

Murraysmith, a public infrastructure engineering firm, is in the initial stages of a study that will recommend changes to the City of Sweet Home’s system development charges.

System development charges are used to pay the cost of increased demand on city infrastructure by new development. Sweet Home has two such charges, one for its water utility and one for its sewer utility, totaling about...