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File #: 21-0113    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/14/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/9/2021 Final action: 2/9/2021
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board order the Auditor-Controller to disburse $117,332.86 to the El Dorado Hills County Water District (El Dorado Hills Fire Department) from its Development Impact Mitigation Fee Account. FUNDING: Development Impact Mitigation Fees.
Attachments: 1. A - EDH Fire Request
Related files: 20-1411
Title
Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board order the Auditor-Controller to disburse $117,332.86 to the El Dorado Hills County Water District (El Dorado Hills Fire Department) from its Development Impact Mitigation Fee Account.

FUNDING: 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. In accordance with the Mitigation Fee Act, these revenues are segregated and deposited into a separate account for each district.

The development impact fees were last revised by the County on the District's behalf on November 17, 2020 (Legistar file 20-1411) via Resolution 174-2020.

The disbursement request from the District (attached) totals $117,332.86 for the purchase of 1) equipment to retrofit the Fire Chief’s vehicle to make it fully functional for incident response ($9,197.18), 2) project management and professional services and permits for the new Fire Training Facility ($95,008.27), and 3) Mobile Data Computers ($13,127.41). Each request is needed in order to expand services based on the demand created by new development. In accordance with the District's impact fee nexus study, new equipment and facilities may be funded 100% by impact fees and replacement equipment and facilities may be funded 26.5% by impact fees.

The County entered into an agreement with the District dated December 15, 2017, 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 Administrati...

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