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Baltimore rescinding impact fees

BALTIMORE – “We need to be open for business,” Mayor Bob Kalish told council members Monday night.

Eight years ago, council members adopted Chapter 1320 establishing development impact fees for both residential and commercial development. The fees were never implemented and council members are now opting to remove the chapter in its entirety.

In other business during the brief meeting, Fiscal Officer Flo Welker said she received some good news from the county auditor’s office. The village will get a small increase in local government funds next year amounting to $4-5,000. While not a lot of money, it reverses recent trends that have cut local funds.

In his report, Kalish said the Planning Commission will meet on Sept. 11 to complete revisions to the sign ordinance. Members have been reviewing and revising it for several meetings.

Kalish also reported that the Fairfield County Board of Commissioners approved the expedited annexation of 17.336 acres owned by George and Pam Daft into the village.

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