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ORDINANCE NO. 2014 016 <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 />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, to stimulate economic development the Board decided to make the non- <br />residential impact fee schedules 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 non-residential and residential development; and <br />WHEREAS, staff advertised for a public hearing on April 22, 2014, and also provided <br />30 days notice to each municipality as required by each impact fee agreement between the <br />County and each municipality; and <br />WHEREAS, the Consultant, in coordination with staff, developed the proposed non- <br />residential impact fee schedules based upon the Consultant's report, impact fee update, and <br />Affordable Growth/Staff Scenario methodology; and. <br />WHEREAS, the county adopted updated non-residential impact fees on April 22, 2014; <br />and <br />2 <br />