Marathon hearing on Heritage Hills zo...

Marathon hearing on Heritage Hills zoning challenge continues

There are 8 comments on the InYork story from Mar 11, 2010, titled Marathon hearing on Heritage Hills zoning challenge continues. In it, InYork reports that:

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Fat Freddys Cat

Harrisburg, PA

#1 Mar 11, 2010
I love it when mattey spends money on lawyers.
john

York, PA

#2 Mar 11, 2010
If the state ever fixes mt rose it will be a big help. I dont see how taxes go up? farm land (golf) doesnt pay much tax, thats why homes do! The big problem is that golf no longer pays the bills and the land is now very valuable! Times have changed!
Viktor

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Mar 11, 2010
sounds like the ordinance is fine and the people in charge are flawed.
Bro1856

Cockeysville, MD

#4 Mar 11, 2010
Approve it, but create so many stipulations and fees that there will be minimal profit in the endevour.

Force HH to pay for all traffic upgrades, all seages, etc, provide reasonable compensation to the surrounding homeowners, enviornmental studies (with protections for the streams, etc in the area) and set a time schedule for completion that MUST be adhered to or risk penalties.
Common Sense

Lancaster, PA

#5 Mar 11, 2010
What does it take for folks to understand that houses DO NOT pay for themselves? The reason Mt. Rose Ave. is so bad is because of all of the housing developments that Windsor Twp allowed to be built to the south that are now generating all of the traffic that makes the road a nightmare. Now Heritage Hills wants to do the same thing and make it worse. So will THEY pay the bill for fixing the road? Until PA requires impact fees to be charged to developers for each house and shopping center built (like other sensible states) we the taxpayers will be stuck with the traffic AND the bill.
webe

Moorestown, NJ

#6 Mar 11, 2010
john wrote:
If the state ever fixes mt rose it will be a big help. I dont see how taxes go up? farm land (golf) doesnt pay much tax, thats why homes do! The big problem is that golf no longer pays the bills and the land is now very valuable! Times have changed!
Taxes go up because the people who move into the houses use more services than they pay for. Ask anyone in the business and they will tell you that residential users between schools, police, road maintenence etc use more services than they pay for. Commericial facilities pay more taxes than what they use in services. Thats why the municipalities with Businesses have lower residential tax rates. The golf course pays a lot of taxes and uses few services. York Twp does not want to see the course consolidated because then they can only tax one not two courses.
Impact Fees

Reading, PA

#7 Mar 11, 2010
How about some impact fees? If these developers are so hell-bent on building, make them accountable for the impact on those who are 'left behind' to pay for the consequences (road improvements, school taxes, police coverage, municipal services, etc.). I can tell you from experience dealing with a family member of the developers (now deceased), corners are cut when this crew is allowed to build without proper oversight.
orca

Manchester, PA

#8 Mar 11, 2010
I believe Maryland has impact fees - they are helpful but there are still conjestion problems. I also have heard the also impose moratriums to controll development. I have always believed the best way to control excessive development could best be implemented in the bedroom.

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