Big fees to hit new developments in Grass Valley – agenda included |

Big fees to hit new developments in Grass Valley – agenda included

When Jim Moule built his paint and glass company on East Main Street in Grass Valley 20 years ago, he paid $1,026 in fees to the city.

Tonight, City Council members could vote to increase development impact fees on new building projects. If they do, Moule’s bill would jump from more than $100,000 currently planned to nearly $238,000.

Yet Moule didn’t even know the topic was on the agenda tonight.

“That extra $100,000 would probably be a project-killer because I’m already at the max” of his credit, Moule said.

Members of the Grass Valley/Nevada County Chamber of Commerce will be at tonight’s meeting, chamber president Mary Ann Meuller said. They are hoping they can convince council members to put off voting so people could look at the impact of the impact fees.

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