Meridian's growth evident in impact fees collected by highway district By MERIDIAN PRESS STAFF firstname.lastname@example.org Feb 12, 2018 (…) Facebook Twitter Email A yearlong project to widen the Ustick and Meridian roads intersection wrapped up in November 2017. Courtesy of the Ada County Highway District Facebook Twitter Email Print Save The Ada County Highway District collected more than $8.5 million in impact fees from new construction in Meridian in fiscal year 2017.That number is significantly higher than what the highway district collected from any other city within its jurisdiction. The next highest was Boise at $4.3 million, according to the eighth annual ACHD revenue and expense report.The report shows what each city within Ada County and the county contribute in revenue to ACHD and what is spent in each one. It’s meant to provide a reference point for local officials, according to ACHD. Impact fees are paid to the highway district through building permits on new homes and retail and industrial buildings.Since 2003, impact fees from construction in Meridian have generated $69 million to ACHD, which is an indication of the large amount of growth in the city, according to the report.ACHD has four main sources of revenue that together contribute 75 percent of the district’s total revenue. Property taxes are the largest source. The others include impact fees, vehicle registration fees and the Highway Users Fund, which comes from the fuel tax.In fiscal year 2017, ACHD collected a total of $25.1 million in Meridian between property taxes and impact fees. It spent about $24.9 million, according to the report.ACHD’s total budget for fiscal year 2017 was about $103 million. More from this section Teens and Substance Abuse Workshop open to the public in Meridian Posted: Feb. 18, 2018 Bruchi's brings cheesesteaks to Meridian Last updated: Feb. 16, 2018 Brighton to break ground on 55-and-up community Posted: Feb. 15, 2018 Meridian Crossroads shopping center under new ownership Last updated: Feb. 15, 2018 City councilwoman says changing election process would bring more candidates, level playing field Posted: Feb. 14, 2018 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!