Murphy City Council conducted the first of two public hearings required prior to raising impact fees assessed to help support expansion of the water and sewer system to accommodate new construction.
The hearing was part of the regular city council session held Tuesday, Oct. 2 at City Hall. Mayor Scott Bradley kept the agenda to a minimum so that council members could attend National Night Out activities throughout town.
Impact fee updates were presented by Gary Hendricks of Birkhoff, Hendricks and Carter Professional Engineers of Dallas who walked the council through the methodology of calculating the fees.
Hendricks started by pointing out that Murphy currently is home to an estimated 20,010 residents, about 96 percent of its maximum capacity of 23,000. Because the city is nearing buildout, the engineer estimated that only 845 new water meters would be added over the next several years.
By Joe Reavis • [email protected]