COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — The city of Coeur d’Alene will begin collecting impact fees for the Kootenai County Emergency Medical Service System.
The fees, which will be collected at the time of building permits, will be $132 per dwelling unit for residential uses and 7 cents per square foot for nonresidential uses. It would be assessed on new construction and would not increase property taxes.
Bill Keeley, KCEMSS chief, said impact fees are the only way to meet future needs.
“Growth pays for growth, and that is what we’re shooting for here,” Keeley told the City Council.
KCEMSS anticipates it will need $4.3 million in impact fees over the next 10 years.
Some key items the impact fees would cover include ambulances, expansion of the administration building on Seltice Way in Post Falls, new oxygen generators, new drug dispensary equipment and three decontamination systems.
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