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File #: 14-1358    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/2/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/12/2016 Final action: 1/12/2016
Title: Supervisor Novasel and Supervisor Frentzen recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 004-2016 regarding an extension of permit fee waivers for property owners affected by the Sand and King fires until February 28, 2017. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. 2A - Extending Sand Fire and King Fire BOS_resolution 1-12-16, 2. 2B - Blue Routing Sheet 1-12-16, 3. Executed Resolution 004-2016
Title
Supervisor Novasel and Supervisor Frentzen recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 004-2016 regarding an extension of permit fee waivers for property owners affected by the Sand and King fires until February 28, 2017.

FUNDING: General Fund.
Body
Department Recommendation
Providing fee waivers for those rebuilding following the aftermath of the Sand and King fires will encourage quick rebuilding of affected properties. It is in the public interest to ensure properties affected by the Sand and King fires return to safe, livable conditions as quickly as possible.
Discussion/Background
Residents from the effected fire areas have requested that the fire permit fee waivers be extended for a year due to multiple reasons (longer than anticipated land preparation due to forest issues, prolonged insurance issues, etc.). These different reasons all contributed to prolonging the rebuilding process. Now that the winter has arrived, building efforts have slowed until the weather improves in the spring.
Alternatives
The Board may elect not to support the extension of the permit fee waivers. If this option is taken, it could slow down the recovery process for the fire victims.

Other Department/Agency Involvement
Community Development Agency

CAO Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board approve this item.

Financial Impact
The Development Services Division estimated the total potential loss of permit revenue that would otherwise be received through the beginning of the recovery effort for the two fires at $101,500. However, this income was not anticipated in the department’s revenue projections, so it should not affect its budget. Also, the actual revenue from the permits that are still going to be required for the two communities is much lower than $101,500, due to many permits already being acquired.
Clerk of the Board Follow Up Actions
Clerk of the Board to provide Community Development Agency an approved copy of the...

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