|Impact fees are a way for local governments to require new developments to pay a proportionate share of the infrastructure costs their projects impose on community service levels. As such, new development pays for its pro-rata share of the cost of new capital facilities to maintain said service levels. These fees are one-time, up-front charges that are assessed on new development.
State law governing impact fees stipulates that impact fees may only be collected to pay for improvements identified in an adopted Infrastructure Improvement Plan (IIP). So by implication, impact fees can only be spent on improvements listed in the IIP. State law also provides that change may be required and/or allowed during the life of an adopted IIP. This allows the capital plan to change in response to unforeseen development at the time of first adoption, without triggering the need for a complete and comprehensive impact fee update.
The history of the Town's current Impact Fee Schedule and adopted IIP is as follows:
- 12/04/13 - PUBLIC HEARING: ADOPTING THE 2013-2023 LAND USE ASSUMPTIONS AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT PLANS FOR THE TOWN'S DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEE UPDATE STUDIES COVERING PARKS, POLICE, TRANSPORTATION, ALTERNATIVE WATER SYSTEM AND POTABLE WATER SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEES
- 01/15/14 - RESOLUTION NO. (R)14-07, ADOPTING THE 2013-2023 LAND USE ASSUMPTIONS AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT PLANS DATED OCTOBER 4, 2013, FOR THE TOWN OF ORO VALLEY
- 02/19/14 - PUBLIC HEARING: REPEALING AND REPLACING ORO VALLEY TOWN CODE CHAPTER 13 - DEVELOPMENT FEES AND CHAPTER 15, ARTICLE 17 - WATER RATES, FEES AND CHARGES SETTING FORTH STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR CREATING AND ASSESSING DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEES CONSISTENT WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES (A.R.S.) SECTION 9-463.05
- 04/04/14 - PUBLIC HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. (O)14-04, AMENDING THE ORO VALLEY TOWN CODE CHAPTER 13, DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEES, BY REPEALING CHAPTER 13 IN ITS ENTIRETY AND REPLACING IT WITH A NEW CHAPTER 13 AS PROVIDED IN EXHIBIT "A"
This amendment has been noticed to the public for more than 30 days prior to this meeting.
PUBLIC HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. (O)14-05, AMENDING THE ORO VALLEY TOWN CODE CHAPTER 15 ARTICLE 17, WATER RATES, FEES AND CHARGES TO COMPLY WITH NEW CHANGES MADE TO CHAPTER 13, DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEES