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File #: 07-1215    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Adopted
File created: 6/28/2007 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/10/2007 Final action: 7/10/2007
Title: Hearing to consider adoption of Resolution 180-2007 establishing a Building Fee Schedule to become effective September 10, 2007, superseding Resolution 057-2006 that sets forth the current fees.
Attachments: 1. Building Fee Resolution.pdf, 2. Building Fee Comparison, Before and After.pdf, 3. Building Permit Fee Reso - Proposed Changes 7/6/07.pdf
Title
Hearing to consider adoption of Resolution 180-2007 establishing a Building Fee Schedule to become effective September 10, 2007, superseding Resolution 057-2006 that sets forth the current fees.


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BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Cost $ 1,391,457

Funding
Budgeted $
New Funding $ 653,591
Savings $ 241,511
Other $
Total Funding Available $ 895,102
Change To Net County Cost $ 496,355

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost:
The department has identified a FY 2007-08 funding shortfall of $1,391,457. Revenues from the revised fee schedule will generate an additional $653,591 for FY 2007-08. Additionally the department has identified $241,511 in savings from vacant positions, resulting in an increased net county cost of $496,355.

Background:
The County of El Dorado, through the Development Services Department - Building Services, provides for the enforcement of mandated public health and safety laws, including local amendments, relating to private sector construction. Building Services is expected to fully fund its expenses with revenue generated from fees derived from permit activity.

In response to declining permit activity and permit revenues, the Development Services Department proposed fee increases to cover an estimated $1.6 million budget shortfall. After meeting with building industry officials and receiving direction from the Board of Supervisors on June 19, 2007, the department has prepared a resolution reflecting a 6% increase in building fees for permits subject to the 2004 General Plan Traffic Impact Mitigation (TIM) Fee Program, and 25% increase in building fees for permits not subject to the 2004 General Plan Traffic Impact Mitigation (TIM) Fee Program. The fee resolution also reflects the Board’s desire to increase the minimum fee from $50 to $100.

Reason for Recommendation:

For FY 07-08 the Development Services Department faced an estimated budget shortfa...

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