PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

 Meeting Date:

Raymond E. Graham, Chairman, Cedar Run District

July 15, 2002

Staff Lead:

Department:

 

Frederick P.D. Carr

Community Development

Topic: Proposed Revision to the Department of Community Development Fee Schedule

Topic Description:

The proposed amendment to the Departmentís fee schedule focuses on engineering reviews required for seven specific plan categories.  Of those categories, five are for plan review or service categories where fees have never been assessed.  Those fees are described in the analysis section.   

 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

 

Per Board of Supervisor policy regarding fee schedule amendments, it is recommended that the public hearing be closed and action on this agenda request be postponed until August 19th.  A resolution for adoption of the proposed Community Development Fee Schedule will be included for the next regular meeting for Board of Supervisors consideration and action.

 

Background Information & Analysis:

 

The increase in development activity within Fauquier County has resulted in the demand for specific engineering application reviews, site visits, processing and associated actions not required with much frequency in the past. As a result, the County engineer or assigned staff completed the task with no fee charge.   Times change, and now fees need to be assessed due to the volume increase in review and action requests for floodplain studies, infrastructure improvements, wetland banking plans, initial bond estimates, street acceptance requests into the VDOT Secondary System of State Highways, supplemental land disturbing/erosion and sediment control plans and amendments, and bond reduction/release/extensions.  Those reviews and actions require staffing, and compensation for the costs.

A brief explanation of each category and their requisite fee is included in Attachment 1.  If there are any questions regarding the proposed fees, staff will be available to provide answers.

 

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

 

Property Owners

Developers

Attachment 1:  Fee Schedule Increase Justification