Shodeen, Elburn, Kaneland begin fee discussions

By on April 6, 2012

by Susan O’Neill
ELBURN—Discussions between the village and Shodeen developers regarding the basis for impact and development fees for the Elburn Station development are moving forward, but they are just in the preliminary stages.

The village will need to set aside money to pay for the infrastructure improvements to support the additional development, such as a new well, new sewer lines and a wastewater treatment plant, and the impact fees will be a portion of that amount.

In the meantime, Shodeen representatives met with the Kaneland School District Superintendent Jeff Schuler and Assistant Superintendent for Business Julie Ann Fuchs regarding their own fee structure and plan to continue those discussions.

This will be the first fee agreement between the School District and a developer outside of the district-wide agreement all of the municipalities agreed to several years ago, trustee Jeff Walter said. This could set the stage for future fee agreements with the school and the other municipalities.