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ORDINANCE NO. 2014-009 <br />facilities be reduced or suspended, pending further trend evaluation during the next scheduled <br />impact fee methodological update (the "Staff Scenario"); and <br />WHEREAS, the Consultant has determined that the "Staff Scenario," based upon the <br />Affordable Growth methodology, is technically sound and warranted, and, based on projected <br />non -impact fee revenues, will result in maintaining level of service standards used in the <br />Consultant's report; and <br />WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners has determined that the Consultant's <br />update and Affordable Growth/Staff Scenario methodology utilized to reduce non-residential <br />impact fees are acceptable and directed staff to conduct workshops with different interested <br />groups and organizations, including two municipalities, regarding the impact fee update and <br />Affordable Growth/Staff Scenario methodology; and <br />WHEREAS, Staff has conducted eight workshops with interested groups and <br />organizations, including two municipalities, and generally received positive comments and <br />support for the proposed reductions in non-residential impact fee rates; and <br />WHEREAS, On March 11. 2014, staff informed the Board of the results of the workshop <br />meetings and the fact that several developers are ready to proceed with non-residential projects <br />once the proposed non-residential impact fee schedules are in effect; and <br />WHEREAS, Staff and the County Attorney recommended that the Board consider <br />adopting the new impact fee schedules for non-residential uses separate from and prior to <br />adoption of new impact fee schedules for residential uses; and <br />WHEREAS, the Consultant and the County are proceeding as expeditiously as possible <br />with the tasks necessary to prepare and adopt new impact fee schedules for residential uses and <br />expect to have those fee schedules completed for consideration by the Board within one hundred <br />and twenty (120) days; and <br />WHEREAS, to stimulate economic development the Board wishes to make the <br />completed non-residential fee schedule available to the community as soon as possible; and <br />WHEREAS, the Consultant has evaluated the fee schedule adoption timeframe and has <br />determined that it will allow the County to maintain its level of service standards and to provide <br />the capital improvements planned for new nonresidential and residential development; and <br />WHEREAS, the Board directed staff to advertise for a public hearing to consider <br />adoption of the proposed non-residential impact fee schedules as soon as practicable; and <br />WHEREAS, staff advertised for a public hearing on April 22, 2014, and also provided <br />30 day notice to each municipality as required by each impact fee agreement between the <br />County and each municipality; and <br />N <br />