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File #: 20-1278    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/22/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/13/2020 Final action: 10/13/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board order the Auditor-Controller to disburse $10,000 from the Mosquito Fire Protection District (“District”) Impact Mitigation Fee account to the District, or to a District account as designated by the District, for the purchase of a rescue squad vehicle to increase the District's ability to respond to the larger number of calls due to new development that has occurred within the District. FUNDING: Development Impact Fees.
Attachments: 1. A - Mosquito Request
Related files: 19-0724

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Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board order the Auditor-Controller to disburse $10,000 from the Mosquito Fire Protection District (“District”) Impact Mitigation Fee account to the District, or to a District account as designated by the District, for the purchase of a rescue squad vehicle to increase the District's ability to respond to the larger number of calls due to new development that has occurred within the District.

 

FUNDING: Development Impact 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.  In accordance with the Mitigation Fee Act, these revenues are segregated and deposited into a separate account for each district. Development impact mitigation fees were first collected on the District's behalf in 1987. The District's fee was last updated in 2019 (Legistar File # 19-0724).

 

In accordance with the Mitigation Fee Act, these revenues have been placed in a separate account.  The District has identified the need to use this revenue to reimburse the purchase a rescue squad vehicle, which was surplused by the North Tahoe Fire District. The additional vehicle will allow the District to provide services to areas that are difficult for other vehicles to access. This vehicle is needed as a result of growth in the District which has increased calls for services, 88-90% of which are medical calls.

 

The County and the District have entered into an agreement whereby the district agrees to "hold County harmless and defend County and its employees, officers, and agents from any claim, liability, or action" resulting from the County’s calculation, imposition, and collection of impact fees on the District’s behalf.

 

The Chief Administrative Office recommends the disbursement of funds for the above-described uses because they are consistent with the purpose for which the fee was collected, the District and County are currently in compliance with the Mitigation Fee Act, and the indemnity agreement between the District and the County sufficiently protect the County from potential liability related to the disbursement.


The District's request is attached to this report.

 

ALTERNATIVES

N/A

 

PRIOR BOARD ACTION

N/A

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT

Mosquito Fire Protection District

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

There is no fiscal impact to the County. Impact mitigation fees are collected by the County on behalf of the district and held in a separate account.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

N/A

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

N/A

 

CONTACT

Sue Hennike, Deputy CAO