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  G.4.       
Meeting Date: 09/21/2021  
Submitted For: Crystal Owens Contact: Crystal Strickland, Administrative Assistant

COUNCIL ACTION
Motion by Councilmember Brown-Patrick with a second by Councilmember Marks to approve as presented. Motion passes 7-0.
AGENDA ITEM:
Conduct a Public Hearing and consider adopting an Ordinance authorizing Impact Fees for water, wastewater, and roadway facilities located within the City limits and service area boundaries
BACKGROUND:
The FY 2021 Business Plan includes Goal #5. Develop an Impact Fee Policy that has developers paying to expand identified infrastructure on new development. On April 6, 2021, Council approved the Impact Fee Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and Land Use Assumptions (LUA) Plan.
FINDINGS:
Per Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 395 requires the City Council to set a public hearing to consider wheather to impose impact fees for water, wastewater, and roadway facilities. The proposed impact fee per service unit is 40% of the maximum assessible amount:
  • Roadway Service Area:        $926
  • Water Service Area:              $2,048
  • Wastewater Service Area:     $564
Chapter 395 also states "The political subdivision, within 30 days after the date of the public hearing on the imposition of an impact fee, shall approve or disapprove the imposition of an impact fee". The City Council will consider adopting an Ordinance immediately following the Public Hearing that will create impact fees for water, wastewater, and roadway facilities located within the City limits and service area boundaries. 
FINANCIAL IMPACT:
There is no financial impact from conducting the public hearing. 
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council conduct the Public Hearing and adopt the Ordinance authorizing Impact Fees for water, wastewater, and roadway facilities located within the City limits and service area boundaries. Staff recommends that the collection rate of the cost per service unit be set as provided for in the staff presentation. 
MANAGEMENT REVIEW
Attachments
Ordinance
Impact Fee Presentation


    

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