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File #: 21-0444    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/10/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action: 4/6/2021
Title: Planning and Building Department, with concurrence from the Chief Administrative Office and pursuant to Board of Supervisors Policy B-2, Section II, B(3), recommending the Board approve a waiver of applicable Building and Planning permit review fees in the amount of $3,656.55 requested by the Cameron Park Community Services District Fire Department to construct a Training Tower located at 3200 County Club Drive, in Cameron Park, Board of Supervisors District II (Attachment A). FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - CP CSD FD Fee Waiver Request_02.01.21, 2. B - Commercial Permit Fee Worksheet_10.01.20, 3. C - Fee Waiver Request Memo_CP CSD FD_03.03.21, 4. Board Policy B-2 Fee Waiving
Related files: 19-0429

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Planning and Building Department, with concurrence from the Chief Administrative Office and pursuant to Board of Supervisors Policy B-2, Section II, B(3), recommending the Board approve a waiver of applicable Building and Planning permit review fees in the amount of $3,656.55 requested by the Cameron Park Community Services District Fire Department to construct a Training Tower located at 3200 County Club Drive, in Cameron Park, Board of Supervisors District II (Attachment A).

 

FUNDING:  General Fund.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

The Cameron Park CSD Fire Department is proposing to construct a four-story fire training facility and tower for the purposes of training exercises for both the Cameron Park Fire Department and other outside agencies to advance training in areas such as large area search and rescue, fire control training, multistory and commercial structure firefighting tactics, firefighter survival and escape tactics, and high angle rescue training. The proposed tower will be located at Fire Station 89 on the eastern portion of the parcel located at 3200 County Club Drive, in Cameron Park.

 

Total estimated fees for the proposed project are $3,871.88 (Attachment B). Policy B-2, Fee Waivers, does not apply to the State mandated fees (SIMP and Green fees), which are estimated to total $73.67. Additional fees not recommended to be waived include the County’s Technology Fee and the General Plan Implementation Fee, which are estimated to total $141.66. These fees are not recommended to be waived because they are nominal on a project level, and their accumulated collection from all projects is essential to broader County operations. As such, the Department, with concurrence of the Chief Administrative Office, is recommending the Board consider waiving the remaining $3,656.55 in fees, as the proposed project will provide a substantial public benefit based on the nature of the project and public safety derived from this firefighter training facility, pursuant to Section II, B(3) of the Policy (Attachment C).

 

ALTERNATIVES

Your Board could choose not to approve the fee waiver request.

 

PRIOR BOARD ACTION

N/A

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT

N/A

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION / COMMENTS

Approve as recommended.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

These services are typically paid by the Applicant. Approval of the fee waiver in the amount of $3656.55, would require the use of General Fund to pay for the Planning and Building staff time and materials associated with the plan review for the proposed project.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

N/A

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

This recommendation is in alignment with the County’s Strategic Plan, including the Public Safety Strategic Plan Component  - Encourage and support through policy and resources the pursuit of local, state and federal private and public funding opportunities to support the Public Safety Mission in prevention and intervention; and the overall goal of the Infrastructure Strategic Plan Component - Provide, operate and maintain our infrastructure, public facilities, and associated services that protect our community, environment and economic well-being. 

 

CONTACT

Tiffany Schmid, Director

Planning and Building Department