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File #: 21-0175    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/26/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/9/2021 Final action: 3/9/2021
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board order the Auditor-Controller to disburse $13,037.69 from the Cameron Park Community Services District (“District”) Parks and Recreation Impact Mitigation Fee account to the District, or to a District account as designated by the District, for landscape architectural services as part of a new project to expand the District's capabilities to serve new development that has occurred within the District. FUNDING: Cameron Park Community Services District Development Impact Mitigation Fees.
Attachments: 1. A - CPCSD Request to Fund Improvements at Cameron Park Lake, 2. B - Cameron Park CSD Parks Nexus Study, 3. C - Reimbursement for Services Invoice
Related files: 19-1347, 17-1290, 21-1543

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Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board order the Auditor-Controller to disburse $13,037.69 from the Cameron Park Community Services District (“District”) Parks and Recreation Impact Mitigation Fee account to the District, or to a District account as designated by the District, for landscape architectural services as part of a new project to expand the District's capabilities to serve new development that has occurred within the District.

 

FUNDING: Cameron Park Community Services 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 1997. The District's fee was last updated in 2019 (File No. 19-1347). In accordance with the Mitigation Fee Act, these revenues are segregated and deposited into a separate account for each district.

 

As outlined in the District’s 2019 nexus study, revenue from fees collected on new development may be used to pay for the development of new park and recreational facilities in existing parks that expand service capacity resulting from population growth caused by new development.

 

As a result of new development that has occurred within the District, the District has identified the need to increase services by expanding recreation operating hours and creating a playground meeting Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for accessibility. The District's current request is to fund up to 75% of the costs for a new Splash and Spray Playground at Cameron Park Lake for a total of $543,731.

 

The District’s costs are estimated as follows:

 

Splash Pad………………………………………………………….……. $500,000

Bonding, mobilization, staking …………………………….…………… $54,475

Storm water pollution prevention ……….……………………………..... $20,000

Environmental and County permits …………………………………… $10,000

Parking lot and pathway improvements/accessibility ……………… $25,000

Landscape architect plans & specifications, project oversight …… $115,500

Total estimated project costs ………………………………………… $724,975

Proposed funding from Park Dev Impact Fees ……………………… $543,731

 

The District is currently in the planning phase and has contracted with a landscape architect for design and construction documents. The District has submitted the first reimbursement request for services provided in the amount of $13,037.69. The District will continue to request reimbursement for costs associated with this project, in line with the proposed cost estimates as outlined above.

 

The District's request for the full project is attached, along with an invoice for the total amount expended.

 

The County and District have entered into an agreement dated December 19, 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 (File No. 17-1290).

 

The Chief Administrative Office recommends the disbursement of funds for the above-described use because it is 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 protects the County from potential liability related to the disbursement.

 

ALTERNATIVES

N/A

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT

Cameron Park Community Services District Services District

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

There is no impact to the County’s budget.  Impact mitigation fees are collected by the County on behalf of the District and held in a separate account.  The revenues may only be used by the District for purposes that comply with the Mitigation Fee Act.  

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

N/A

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

N/A

 

CONTACT

Jennifer Franich, Principal Management Analyst