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File #: 07-1217    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Adopted
File created: 6/29/2007 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/10/2007 Final action: 7/10/2007
Title: Hearing to consider adoption of Resolution 179-2007 superseding Resolution 329-2005 approving the Diamond Springs/El Dorado Fire Protection District Capital Improvement Plan and adopting Development Impact Fees. FUNDING: Fire Impact Fees.
Attachments: 1. DS Fire Impact Fee Study.pdf, 2. 2007 Res Diam Springs FPD.pdf
Title
Hearing to consider adoption of Resolution 179-2007 superseding Resolution 329-2005 approving the Diamond Springs/El Dorado Fire Protection District Capital Improvement Plan and adopting Development Impact Fees.
 
FUNDING: Fire Impact Fees.
 
Body
 
Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: There will be no impact to the General Fund.  Fees are levied upon new development and are collected by the Development Services Department.
 
Background: Pursuant to California Government Code, El Dorado County Ordinance No. 3991, and the Policy and Procedures for Annual Approval and Authorization of Fire District Development Impact Fees adopted by your Board, the Diamond Springs/El Dorado Fire Protection District has submitted their Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and request for development impact fees for County review and authorization. As a part of the County's review each district is required to submit, in addition to the CIP, a certified copy of the Districts' Resolution approving the CIP, request for development impact fees and a copy of the public notice as it appeared in the local newspaper.  After reviewing the documentation submitted by each district, staff requests that the Planning Commission review the CIP for a "finding of consistency" with the General Plan.  Upon such finding, staff then requests a public hearing with your Board for review and approval of the CIP and request for development impact fees.  Upon approval the Development Services Department is notified and requested to collect the development impact fee for each building permit issued within the boundaries of said district.
 
Reason for Recommendation: The Diamond Springs/El Dorado Fire Protection District is requesting ther Board review and authorize their Capital Improvement Plan and adopt the development impact fees as listed. The district is proposing a change in the methodolgy to their current fees.  The district is moving to fee based on square footage for residential units.
 
  
 
Fees per square foot
Residential
$0.36
Commercial structures
$0.77
Office structures
$0.88
Industrial structures
$0.51
Unoccupied agricultural
$0.26
 
Residential dwelling equipped with an approved residential sprinkler system are eligible for a fifty percent reduction in development fee.  Commercial, industrial, office and agricultural structures that install approved fire protection sprinkler systems in excess of District requirements may be eligible for a fifty percent reduction in the development fee.
 
Chief Administrative Office staff has reviewed the Capital Improvement Plan and finds it to be in compliance with applicable State statutes, El Dorado County Ordinance No. 3991, and the Policy and Procedure for Annual Approval and Authorization of Fire District Development Impact Fees.  The Planning Commission has found the Plan to be in concurrence with the General Plan.  Fees were last increased November 1, 2005 by resolution 329-2005.
 
Action to be taken following Board approval:
 
1.      The Board of Supervisors will approve and the Chairman will sign the Resolution approving the Diamond Springs/El Dorado Fire Protection District's Capital Improvement Plan and the Development Impact Fees as set forth in the Resolution.
 
2.      The Clerk of the Board will provide three (3) certified copies of the Resolution to the Chief Administrative Office.
 
3.      Chief Administrative Office staff will notify the Building Department to continue collection of fees for the Diamond Springs/El Dorado Fire Protection District as approved by the Board and to implement collection effective sixty (60) days from the adoption of this Resolution.
 
 
Contact: Laura Schwartz x6541
 
Concurrences: Planning Commission