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File #: 09-0837    Version: 1 Name: 09/08/09 Amend FY10 Historic District Application Fees for the Community Services Area
Type: Resolution/Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 9/8/2009 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/21/2009 Final action: 9/21/2009
Enactment date: 9/21/2009 Enactment #: R-09-389
Title: Resolution to Amend FY 2010 Historic District Application Fees for the Community Services Area
Attachments: 1. HDC Fee Adjustment FY 2010.pdf, 2. HDC Fees Comparison.pdf
Resolution to Amend FY 2010 Historic District Application Fees for the Community Services Area
Attached for your consideration and approval is a resolution authorizing FY 2010 fee adjustments for Historic Preservation application fees in the Community Services Area.

On May 18, 2009, Council approved fee adjustments for Planning and Development Services per Resolution R-09-202. These fee adjustments included a $40.00 Historic District application fee for administrative review and a $500.00 application fee for work requiring HDC approval. On July 6, 2009, Council rescinded the $500.00 application fee for projects that require HDC approval and assigned a $40.00 fee to all applications and requested that staff research and develop a graduated Historic District application fee schedule for Council consideration by the first Council meeting in September per Resolution R-09-275.

The proposed graduated application fee schedule generally reflects higher fees for projects that require more staff time and lower fees for projects that have limited staff review. Costs for review of commercial applications are fully covered by these proposed fees, while fees for residential work have been reduced to be less burdensome to property owners. In addition, fees for a) demolition of non-contributing structures and 2) relocation of non-contributing structures are below review costs to encourage compliance with City codes and to further health and safety goals.

The budget impact of these revised fees is anticipated to be a reduction of $13,250 in revenue for FY 2010. Staff will continue to monitor the impacts of this anticipated loss in revenue and make appropriate expense adjustments throughout FY 2010.

The Historic Preservation program is staffed by a City Planner and Administrative Support Specialist. The proposed fee schedule factored all expenses incurred for the Historic Preservation program, including personnel, training, printing and advertising. Hi...

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