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File #: 21-1565    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/24/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action: 10/19/2021
Title: Planning and Building Department, with concurrence from the Chief Administrative Office and pursuant to Board of Supervisors Policy B-2, Section II, B(1), recommending the Board approve a waiver of applicable permit review fees for Permit 317507 in the amount of $3,092.16, including $522.08 for Building, $294.00 for Planning, $522.08 for Code Enforcement, $1,714.00 for Environmental Management, and $40.00 for the Surveyor’s Office, requested by John and Kelly Helms for the unpermitted conversion of a 500 square-foot garage to a second dwelling on the property located at 6521 Slug Gulch Road in Somerset, Board of Supervisors District II (Attachment A). FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A- Helms Fee Waiver Request, 2. B- Residental Permit Fee Worksheet, 3. C- Fee Waiver Request Memo
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(1), recommending the Board approve a waiver of applicable permit review fees for Permit 317507 in the amount of $3,092.16, including $522.08 for Building, $294.00 for Planning, $522.08 for Code Enforcement, $1,714.00 for Environmental Management, and $40.00 for the Surveyor’s Office, requested by John and Kelly Helms for the unpermitted conversion of a 500 square-foot garage to a second dwelling on the property located at 6521 Slug Gulch Road in Somerset, Board of Supervisors District II (Attachment A).

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
John and Kelly Helms (Applicant) acquired the property located at 6521 Slug Gulch Road in Somerset in late 2013.

In December 2018, while an unrelated Code Enforcement complaint was being investigated it was discovered that a 500 square-foot garage had been converted to a second dwelling on the property without the necessary permits, prior to the Applicant purchasing the property.

The Applicant is making a good faith effort to remedy the Code Case and to permit the unpermitted conversion and is seeking a waiver of applicable permit review fees pursuant to Board of Supervisors Policy B-2, Section II, B(1), which explains that fees may be waived if the levying of the fee in question would result in extreme financial hardship to the requesting entity. Based on documentation provided by the Applicant, staff have verified that their level of income is below the prescribed low-income eligibility level pursuant to the 2021 Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Median Income Level.

Total estimated fees for Permit No. 317507 are $3,717.56 (Attachment B). Policy B-2, Fee Waivers, does not apply to the State mandated fees (Green fees), which are estimated to total $2.00, or Special District Fire Fees in the amount of $600, for which the County has no...

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