Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 10, 2015
November 10, 2015 - Morning Work Session
Agenda Item #1

New Manatee County Impact Fee Study


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Sharla Fouquet,
Impact Fee Program Manager
Extension 3966

Action Requested
None - Second presentation of new Impact Fee Study

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Florida Impact Fee Act

Background Discussion
Manatee County has collected impact fees on new development since 1986.   The county currently collects impact fees for roads, parks, public safety, and law enforcement.

Section 1108.9 of the Land Development Code requires that the County complete a new impact fee study at least once every 5 years.  As the last study was done over 4 years ago, we are approaching the 5-year mark.  The County has therefore contracted with TischlerBise to perform a new, updated impact fee study.  That study, now completed, documents the data and formulas used to calculate new recommended impact fees.

In addition to the impact fees currently collected, the study recommends the adoption of a new impact fee for libraries.  The study also recommends some changes to the County's current approach in the assessment of road/transportation impact fees.

This study was recently presented to the Board of County Commissioners at an earlier work session on October 13, 2015.  Now that the study has been available for review by commissioners and the community for a month, this worksession will provide additional information and address issues  and questions that have been raised. 

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
The Manatee County Attorney's Office has been working with staff and the consultant as we are going through this process.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  2015 County Impact Fee Comparisons Powerpoint - 11 10 2015 BOCC Worksession.pdf
Attachment:  Follow Up Memo - Impact Fee Study.pdf