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New Planning Department Application Fees Proposed

July 30, 2012, 2:42 PM HST
* Updated July 30, 2:43 PM
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County of Maui logo. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

County officials on Maui will host a public meeting on a proposed new fee schedule for Planning Department applications.

The proposed new fee schedule is the result of a study that assessed the actual costs associated with processing permits and other services provided by the department, authorities said.

Currently, the county recovers approximately 19% of costs through permit application fees. Under the new proposed structure, fees would be phased in over a five-year period, and would move the department towards 70% cost recovery.

The public meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at the Planning Department Conference Room in Wailuku.   The meeting will be hosted by Deputy Planning Director Michele McLean and Current Division Planning Supervisor Jeffrey Dack.

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County officials say the purpose of the meeting is to obtain public input and answer questions about the proposal.  The input from the meeting will be shared with the Council in its continued deliberations of the proposed new fee schedule.

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According to county officials, this study does not pertain to impact fees, such as those to fund transportation or other infrastructure improvements, nor does it pertain to fees assessed by any other County department.

Questions may be submitted to Dack at [email protected] or 270-6275.

***Supporting information courtesy County of Maui.

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