Chesterton Tribune

Developers should pay the real costs of growth

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Voice of the People

As I read the paper I find it ironic that the Sewage Treatment Facility is almost to its capacity, and that more subdivisions are allowed to “hook on.” It was stated in the Monday, September 25th Chesterton Tribune that the Duneland School System is nearing capacity and that a developer wants the town’s help to build hundreds of homes here.

This will require more property tax dollars to build the infrastructure that is needed. This is unfair, there should be an “impact fee” or something to compensate from the developers or those moving to Porter County.

Ed Gutt


Posted 10/2/2006