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ORDINANCE NO. 2014- 016 <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 THE <br />TEXT OF TITLE X FOR LEVEL OF SERVICE STANDARDS USED IN <br />IMPACT FEE CALCULATIONS, EXEMPTIONS, INDIVIDUAL <br />ASSESSMENTS, APPEALS, AND VARIOUS UPDATES AND CLEAN UP <br />REVISIONS; AND TO AMEND APPENDIX A, IMPACT FEE <br />SCHEDULES, TO APPROVE NEW IMPACT FEE SCHEDULES FOR <br />RESIDENTIAL USES AND FOR HIGH -CUBE AUTOMATED <br />WAREHOUSE USE FOR THE UNINCORPORATED INDIAN RIVER <br />COUNTY AND MUNICIPALITIES; PROVIDING FOR EFFECTIVE DATE <br />FOR NEW IMPACT FEE SCHEDULES; AND PROVIDING FOR <br />CODIFICATION; SEVERABILITY; AND EFFECTIVE DATE. <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 sources of funding for infrastructure projects in Indian <br />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 were 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, including development of the "Affordable <br />Growth" methodology to calculate Impact 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 />1 <br />