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File #: 18-373    Name:
Type: Presentation Status: Individual Item Ready
File created: 7/2/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/9/2018 Final action:
Title: Presentation on proposed policies and procedures for obtaining and applying offsets and credits against roadway impact fees.
Attachments: 1. New Braunfels Policies and Procedures for Offset Agreements 2018_07_02
Presenter/Contact
Presenter
Garry Ford, City Engineer
Contact Info
(830) 221-4020 - gford@nbtexas.org

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Presentation on proposed policies and procedures for obtaining and applying offsets and credits against roadway impact fees.

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:
In 2007, the City of New Braunfels adopted Ordinance No. 2007-19, which was codified in the Code of Ordinances, in Chapter 100 entitled "Roadway Impact Fees". Section 100-14 specifies the general requirements and procedures for an owner or developer to obtain an offset or credit for roadway improvements. The city may offset the present value of system improvements that have been dedicated to and received by the city. System improvements are roadway improvements identified in the Roadway Impact Fee Capital Improvement Program.
Section 100-14 outlines the following limitations for offsets and credits against roadway impact fees. Additional policies and procedures promulgated by the city may be adopted as administrative guidelines.
1. No offset or credit shall be given for the dedication or construction of improvements required by a traffic impact analysis, unless the city engineer determines that such improvements are not development specific and add capacity to the roadway beyond the benefit of the development.
2. Unit costs shall not exceed the actual cost of the improvements as approved by the public works director.
3. Offset or credit shall lapse if it has not been exhausted within ten years from the date of the plat approval or otherwise designated by agreement.
4. In no event will the city reimburse the property owner or developer for an offset or credit when no impact fees can be collected or for any value exceeding the total impact fees due for the development, unless agreed by the city council.
5. The value of credit for capital improvements made by the developer shall be approved by the public works director.
6. The value of credit for dedicated right-of-way shall b...

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