To the Editor:
When I read the Ledger article a couple of weeks ago regarding a cut in impact fees I assumed I mis-read it. I have re-read it more than once. Let me see if I understand this correctly: the Oswego Village Administrator Daniel DiSanto thinks this is a good idea? For whom? The only beneficiaries would be the developers.
About 15 years ago I wrote a letter stating that impact fees were too low back then. Mr. DiSanto states that "We want to see that growth (developments) without waiting." This is one of the craziest proposals I've ever seen. The cost of additional students/residents far surpasses the amount being charged in impact fees already.
Reduce the fees? No, now is the time to double them. Anyone considering moving to Oswego will not be deterred if they have to pay an additional $10,000 for a home or townhome. Growth just for the sake growth makes no sense, for Oswego or current residents. Absurd.
Duane D. Hem