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File #: 19-1583    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/16/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/5/2019 Final action: 11/5/2019
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board order the Auditor-Controller to disburse $27,653.06 from the Georgetown Fire Protection District (“District”) Fire Impact Mitigation Fee account to the District, or to a District account as designated by the District, to fund a portion of the District's purchase of land for the construction of a new headquarters facility. FUNDING: Georgetown Fire Protection District Development Impact Mitigation Fees.
Attachments: 1. A - District Request
Related files: 18-0708, 20-0469
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Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board order the Auditor-Controller to disburse $27,653.06 from the Georgetown Fire Protection District (“District”) Fire Impact Mitigation Fee account to the District, or to a District account as designated by the District, to fund a portion of the District's purchase of land for the construction of a new headquarters facility.

FUNDING: Georgetown Fire Protection District Development Impact Mitigation Fees.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The California Mitigation Fee Act (Cal. Gov. §66000 et seq.) provides for the establishment of fees to mitigate the impacts of new development on public facilities in order to maintain the established level of service. Individual Special Districts do not have the authority to establish these fees; as a result, the County establishes fees on behalf of the districts. Development impact mitigation fees were first collected on the District's behalf in 1985. The District's fee was last updated in 2017.

In accordance with the Mitigation Fee Act, these revenues have been placed in a separate account. The District's 2014-2018 capital improvement plan includes the construction of a new headquarters facility and provides for 50% of the cost to be paid from development impact fees. This disbursement will be applied toward the District's mortgage payments on the parcel the District has purchased for construction of the headquarters facility. The current headquarters facility was built in 1966 and is not able to support the growth in staff, apparatus, and equipment that has been necessary as development has occurred in the District. The current facility is 1,865 square feet and is located on 0.7 acres of land. The proposed facility would be approximately 20,000 square feet and occupy a four-acre parcel. The increase in capacity well exceeds the 50% that is proposed to be funded by development. The District's plan was reviewed by SCI Consulting in 2016 and found to be in complianc...

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