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ORDINANCE NO. 2014 - 0 0 9 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF <br />INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING TITLE X, IMPACT <br />FEES, OF THE CODE OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, TO AMEND CODE <br />SECTION APPENDIX A, IMPACT FEE SCHEDULES, TO APPROVE NEW <br />IMPACT FEE SCHEDULES FOR NON-RESIDENTIAL USES FOR THE <br />UNINCORPORATED INDIAN RIVER COUNTY AND MUNICIPALITIES; <br />PROVIDING FOR EFFECTIVE DATE FOR NEW IMPACT FEE <br />SCHEDULES; AND PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; AND <br />SEVERABILITY. <br />WHEREAS, to address infrastructure costs associated with new growth, Indian River <br />County has, since 1986, imposed traffic impact fees on new development. In 2005, the County <br />adopted impact fees for eight additional services/facilities, also to address infrastructure costs <br />associated with new growth; and <br />WHEREAS, since their adoption, impact fees have generated considerable revenue, and <br />impact fees are now among the largest single source of funding for infrastructure projects in <br />Indian River County; and <br />WHEREAS, according to the Indian River County Impact Fee Ordinance, the County <br />must periodically review the impact fee schedules and by law the county needs to keep the <br />impact fee schedules up to date. Because the last impact fee study was performed in 2009, the <br />county determined that a new impact fee study was due; and <br />WHEREAS, staff prepared a scope of services for an impact fee study and fee schedule <br />updates that was approved by the Board of County Commissioners in February, 2013; and <br />WHEREAS, the scope of services was incorporated into a Request For Proposals and in <br />July 2013 the Board of County Commissioners selected Tindale -Oliver & Associates, Inc. <br />(Consultant) and entered into a contract for services; and <br />WHEREAS, as reflected in the Consultant's report, the Consultant has performed the <br />tasks necessary to update the impact fee schedules for Non -Residential uses, including <br />development of the "Affordable Growth" methodology to calculate Non -Residential Impact <br />Fees, and <br />WHEREAS, the Consultant has determined that recommended residential and non- <br />residential impact fees, using the Affordable Growth methodology, are proportionate in amount <br />to the need that new growth creates for each category of public improvements for which impact <br />fees are collected; and <br />WHEREAS, based on anticipated growth projections, the County's 5 -year capital <br />improvement plan needs, and the County's policy to stimulate economic development, County <br />staff has recommended that impact fees for libraries, public buildings, and parks and recreation <br />