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Impact fees change in Lockport could drastically cut available finances

December 5, 2017 by Jessie Molloy, Freelance Reporter News, City

The Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C Board of Education expressed serious concerns about the cost of future developments in the district in light of a new policy by the City of Lockport at its Nov. 28 meeting.

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City Council: Officials approve reduction in school facilities impact fees despite concerns from school districts

by Megann Horstead, Freelance Reporter News, City

The Lockport City Council took time to assess what action to take in reducing school facilities impact, municipal impact, and water and sewer tap-on fees at its Dec. 6 meeting. 

“I know there’s some anxiety out there...

City Council: School facilities impact fees could see 80 percent reduction

by Jacquelyn Schlabach, Assistant Editor News, City

The ongoing discussion on the reduction in school facilities impact fees was the main focus at the Nov. 15 Lockport Committee of the Whole meeting. 

Officials came to a consensus of an 80 percent reduction of the...

City Council: Review of 2017 property tax levy shows $17 million of growth

by Megann Horstead, Freelance Reporter News, City

Officials took steps to review their 2017 property tax levy Nov. 1 during a Lockport City Council Committee of the Whole meeting. 

The numbers, as presented, aim to keep the city’s operation going in various ways...