|Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 12, 2015|
Agenda Item #7
Ordinance 15-43 Impact Fee Ordinance Update
Contact and/or Presenter Information
John Osborne, AICP, Planning Official,
Building and Development Services Department
(941) 748-4501, Ext. 6825
Sharla Fouquet, Impact Fee Program Manager,
Financial Management Department
(941) 748-4501, Ext. 3966
Based upon the staff report, vidence presented, comments made at the Public Hearing, and finding the request to be CONSISTENT with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan, and CONSISTENT with the general purpose and standards of Section 8 of the Manatee County Land Development Code, I move to recommend ADOPTION of Manatee County Ordinance 15-43, as recommended by staff.
Federal/State law(s), administrative ruling(s), Florida Impact Fee Act, Manatee County Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Code, ordinances, resolutions, policy
In May 2015, in accordance with the Florida Impact Fee Act, and with Section 1108.9. of the Land Development Code, which requires that impact fees be reviewed at least once every five (5) years, the County contracted with the TischlerBise consulting firm to perform a new impact fee study and develop a proposed new fee schedule based on said study. That study is now being presented to the Planning Commission.
In addition to updating the calculation of impact fees charged for new development, the TischlerBise study recommends a series of changes to Manatee County’s policies and procedures regarding the assessment and collection of impact fees. Those changes include the following:
If impact fees are adopted at 100% of the levels recommended by the latest fee study, residential impact fees (i.e., impact fees for Law Enforcement, Libraries, Multimodal Transportation Facilities, Parks and Natural Resources, and Public Safety) will increase by anywhere from $586 to $3,147, depending on the size of the given dwelling unit and the transportation benefit district in which it is located. Non-residential impact fees (which will exclude Library and Parks impact fees) will increase by anywhere from $760 to $1,252 per 1,000 square feet, again depending on the transportation benefit district.
Staff recommends that the Planning Commission approve the Impact Fee Study and proposed Ordinance 15-43 as consistent with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan. Staff further recommends that the new fee study and fee schedule be adopted and become effective April 1, 2016. This latter recommendation is based on the Florida Impact Fee Act, which stipulates that “notice be provided no less than 90 days before the effective date of an ordinance or resolution imposing a new or increased impact fee.”
Ordinance 15-43, which will implement the changes recommended here, has been drafted by William Clague, Assistant County Attorney, in conjunction with White & Smith Planning & Law Group, a consulting firm that has partnered with TischlerBise to assist the County in developing and implementing a new impact fee study/schedule.
This Land Development Code change requires that one public hearing be conducted before the Planning Commission, and that one public hearing be conducted before the Board of County Commissioners.
County Attorney Review
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Explanation of Other
Ordinance 15-43 drafted by William Clague, Assistant County Attorney
Instructions to Board Records
Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Attachment: Attch 1 Staff Report.pdf
Attachment: Attch 2 2015 MCG IFs Update Ord v3 (PC).pdf
Attachment: Attch 3 Draft Fee Study.pdf
Attachment: Attch 4 TischlerBise Presentation.pdf
Attachment: Attch 5 Newspaper Ads.pdf