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Posted on November 1, 2017 at 12:48 PM by Waxhaw Communications
Some have suggested Waxhaw control growth until our roadways and schools are improved to handle it. Questions have been raised about impact fees, higher developer application fees, moratoriums and more. Can the Town impose these and other ideas?
ANSWER: In North Carolina, cities and towns receive their authority to govern from the State. The State enacts laws to provide a framework and limits on governance from jurisdiction on how development happens and is built, to architectural guidelines for housing, building codes and more. The State expects towns to behave a certain way when it comes to development and in doing so: