A number of city and county officials, as well as a few residents, listened to information on impact fees Tuesday night in a public meeting at Richmond Hill City Hall.
Officials didn’t seem ready to adopt the idea - which would assess a fee on new development before it is built - anytime soon.
"With the economy in its current condition, I don’t think it would be a good time to do this," 4th District County Commissioner Toby Roberts said.
He said builders are having a hard time now, and if additional fees were added it would probably only make things worse.
But South Bryan resident Chris Morse feels differently about the fees.
"It only seems to make sense to go ahead and do it. It would take some of the pressure off some of us, in light of the budget, but the city and county have been against it for a long time," he said.
Read more about impact fees in Wednesday’s Bryan County News.