Our all-volunteer and lately high-turnover town government has a difficult time determining what it may ask of developers in the way of proportionate offsite improvements. Many of our systems are inadequate according to our own standards at the moment, so it is hard for us to figure out what is fair and legal. I am afraid a lack of confidence could lead to the town getting the short end of the stick, since experienced applicants usually toss in their lawsuit threat right off the bat, with some success. We have a capital facilities plan and collect impact fees, but I am talking about up-front exactions. I have been wishing we had guidelines in our policies, even if all it did was list the likely areas of impact and suggested methods to come up with supportable numbers. Am I making any sense? My burning question: do municipalities ever have written guidelines for this? If so, anyone have an example? Thanks.