All impact fees collected must by law be kept in a fund separate from other County monies and can only be spent on new capital facilities made necessary by new developments in the County. They cannot be used to pay for operations or for past deficiencies. The capital items identified by the RPI study were impacted roads ($330 million), justice center ($7.8 million), and administrative facilities ($5.7 million).
There are additional capital items, such as schools, hospitals and items for each municipality which are not included in the RPI study or the impact fees, but which are very real needs. The impact fee cannot be expected to pay 100% of the cost of the impacts on County infrastructure. By law the County will have to pay for a portion of the impact through existing sources, such as property taxes, severance taxes and mineral leasing funds.