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Item # F.
Stacey Lemos, Finance
Resolution No. (R)14-01, providing notice of intent to increase certain development impact fees for the Town of Oro Valley
Staff recommends approval.
Pursuant to the new impact fee legislation, Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S) Section 9-463.05, updated studies have been prepared for the Town's parks, police, transportation, potable water system and alternative water resources development impact fees, which will become effective prior to August 1, 2014. Due to the results of these studies, certain impact fee categories are recommended to decrease from current levels, while other categories are recommended to increase.
In order for the updated development impact fees to become effective by the legally-mandated date of August 1, 2014, the Town has scheduled the following public hearings/meetings:
January 15, 2014 - Town Council meeting to consider adoption of land use assumptions and infrastructure improvement plans
February 19, 2014 - Public hearing on updated development impact fees
April 2, 2014 - Town Council meeting to consider adoption of updated development impact fees
In addition, the Town Council previously held a public hearing on the land use assumptions and infrastructure improvement plans included in each study at the December 4, 2013, regular meeting.
This agenda item provides the requisite 60-day public notice of the Town's intent to increase certain development impact fees at its April 2, 2014, regular meeting.
BACKGROUND OR DETAILED INFORMATION:
In March 2013, the Town hired Duncan Associates to prepare the update of its remaining non-utility development impact fees for parks, police and transportation. In addition, the Water Utility hired CH2M HILL to prepare the update of its potable water system and alternative water resources development impact fees.
The draft public review reports from each consultant are included as attachments to this communication and as
to the resolution. These reports have been on file with the Town Clerk's Office and were made available on the Town's website for public review since early October 2013.
The Duncan Associates draft report (Attachment 2) includes a summary table on Page 2 which is titled Table 2 - Updated and Current Non-Utility Impact Fees. This table shows the specific categories of fees that are recommended to increase and decrease.
Please also find the draft report from CH2M HILL (Attachment 3) which includes a summary table on Pages 4-5, titled Table 4-5 - Oro Valley Water Utility Existing and Proposed Development Impact Fees. This table illustrates the specific categories of fees that are recommended to increase and decrease.
It is important to note that while certain categories of fees are recommended to increase from current levels, the combined total of the updated utility and non-utility impact fees for the single-family residential category is $1,117, or almost 11%, less than the current combined total of impact fees charged for single-family residential use.
There is no fiscal impact in adopting the resolution of providing notice of intent to increase certain development impact fees.
I MOVE to (approve or deny) Resolution No. (R)14-01, providing notice of intent to increase certain development impact fees for the Town of Oro Valley.
(R)14-01 NOI to Increase Development Impact Fees
Duncan Assoc Impact Fee Study
CH2M HILL Impact Fee Study
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