Almost a year after approving their own local ordinance on impact fees, Montgomery Township supervisors have recommended that state legislators adopt a similar law.
Impact fees are typically charged to offset the extra burden that new developments put on local services.
On Monday night, supervisors passed a resolution, recommended by the State Association of Township Supervisors, urging a state law to allow municipalities to charge the fees.
"To keep up with development, (municipalities) need these funds," said Supervisors Chairman Robert R. Kuhn. The supervisors amended the association's resolution to specify which improvements should be financed with the fees - sewer and water lines, parks and recreation facilities, and police and fire departments.