ORDINANCE NO. 2017-01
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 4 OF THE KEENESBURG MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADD A NEW ARTICLE VII REGARDING IMPACT FEES AND ENACTING RELATED PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE COLLECTION AND EXPENDITURE OF IMPACT FEES.
WHEREAS, Town staff has undertaken a review of the Town’s capital needs, and has analyzed and assessed growth and development projections and impacts for the Town, in order to determine the capital facilities needed to serve new development and the proportional costs of such facilities that may be charged to proposed development through impact fees; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to state law, including but not limited to C.R.S. § 29-20-101 et seq., and as a condition of issuance of a development permit, the Town has the authority to impose an impact fee or other similar development charge to fund expenditures by the Town on capital facilities needed to serve new development; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board of Trustees by this Ordinance desires to adopt a new Article VII in Chapter 4 of the Keenesburg Municipal Code to establish new development impact fees and to enact related provisions concerning the collection and expenditure of impact fees.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF KEENESBURG, COLORADO:
Section 1. Legislative Findings: The Board of Trustees of the Town of Keenesburg finds that:
Section 2. Chapter 4 of the Keenesburg Municipal Code is hereby amended by the addition of a new Article VII to read as follows:
Revenue and Finance
Article VII Development Impact Fees and Funds
Sec. 4-7-10 Short title, authority and applicability.
Sec. 4-7-20 Intent.
Sec. 4-7-30 Definitions.
Sec. 4-7-40 Development Impact Fees imposed.
Sec. 4-7-50 Exemptions.
Sec. 4-7-60 Calculation of amount of Impact Fees.
Sec. 4-7-70 Credits; general.
Sec. 4-7-80 Credits; valuation.
Sec. 4-7-90 When credits become effective.
Sec. 4-7-100 Transferability of credits.
Sec. 4-7-110 Credits; procedure.
Sec. 4-7-120 Refund of Impact Fees paid.
Sec. 4-7-130 Impact Fee Trust Fund.
Sec. 4-7-140 Expenditure of Impact Fees.
Sec. 4-7-150 Benefit areas and expenditures.
Sec. 4-7-160 Review every three (3) years.
Sec. 4-7-170 Miscellaneous provisions.
Sec. 4-7-10. Short title, authority and applicability.
(b) Authority. The Town has the authority to adopt this Article pursuant to the Town’s general police powers, Colorado Revised Statutes §§ 29-20-101 et seq., 31-23-101 et seq., and 29-1-801 et seq., and other relevant laws of the State of Colorado.
(c) Application. This Article shall apply to all new development within the territorial limits of the Town, except as exempted pursuant to the provisions hereof. This Article shall not apply to any development for which the applicant has submitted a complete building permit application prior to the effective date of the Ordinance enacting this Article.
Sec. 4-7-20. Intent.
(a) Compliance with laws. The intent of this Article is to comply with the provisions of applicable laws concerning the imposition of impact fees, including but not limited to C.R.S. § 29-20-104.5, and the provisions of this Article shall be construed and enforced in accordance with such laws.
(b) Development bears proportionate share of costs of Capital Facilities. The intent of this Article is to ensure that new development bears a proportionate share of the cost of Capital Facilities, as defined herein. It is the further intent of this Article that new development pay for its fair share of the costs of such Capital Facilities through the Impact Fees imposed in this Article.
(c) Fee no more than proportionate cost. It is the intent of this Article that the Impact Fees imposed on new development are no greater than necessary to defray the impacts directly related to proposed new development, such impact being the costs of Capital Facilities to accommodate new development.
(d) No intent to remedy existing deficiencies. It is not the intent of this Article that Impact Fees be used to remedy any deficiency in Town Capital Facilities existing on the effective date of the Ordinance enacting this Article.
(e) No intent to commingle funds. It is not the intent of this Article that any monies collected from any Impact Fee deposited in an Impact Fee Trust Account ever be commingled with monies from a different Trust Account, or ever be used for Capital Facilities that are different from those for which the Fee was paid, or ever be used to maintain or operate existing Capital Facilities.
Sec. 4-7-30. Definitions.
For the purposes of this Article, unless the context clearly requires a different meaning, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(b) Capital Facilities. Any improvement or facility that (1) is directly related to any service that the Town is authorized to provide; (2) has an estimated useful life of five years or longer; and (3) is required by general policy of the Town pursuant to a resolution or ordinance. The phrase Capital Facilities, as used in this Article, is limited to the following categories, all of which are as further defined herein and in the Impact Fee Analysis: transportation capital facilities, storm drainage capital facilities, parks, and public facilities. No costs of vehicles or equipment are included within such Capital Facilities.
(c) Commencement of Impact-Generating Development. Commencement of Impact-Generating Development occurs upon the approval of a rezoning, a special review use permit, a preliminary subdivision plat, a final subdivision plat, a minor subdivision plat, or the issuance of a building permit, whichever occurs first after the effective date of the Ordinance enacting this Article.
(d) Complete Application. An application that (1) has been submitted to and received by the Town Manager; (2) contains all information and submittal materials required by the Keenesburg Municipal Code; and (3) has been determined in writing by Town staff to be complete under the applicable provisions of the Keenesburg Municipal Code.
(e) Development. Any construction, reconstruction, expansion or conversion of a building, structure or use, or any change in the use of any land, building or structure, which creates additional demand for public services.
(f) Development Permit. Any preliminary or final approval of an application for a rezoning, conditional or special use permit, subdivision, site plan, or similar application for new construction, expansion or redevelopment.
(h) Fee Schedule or Impact Fee Schedule. The Impact Fees established by this Article. The Impact Fee Schedule is set forth as Exhibit A to this Article and incorporated herein by reference.
(i) Impact Fees. The fees established by this Article for the following Capital Facilities: transportation (the Transportation Impact Fee), storm drainage (the Drainage Impact Fee), parks (the Parks Impact Fee), and public facilities (Public Facilities Impact Fee).
(j) Impact Fee Analysis. The Impact Fee Analysis prepared by Telesto Solutions Incorporated dated _________________, and all other additional materials prepared in connection with such analysis and this Article.
(k) Independent Fee Calculation Study. A study prepared by a Fee Payer, calculating the cost of a Capital Facility for which an Impact Fee is imposed and which is required to serve the Fee Payer’s proposed development, which is performed on an average cost (not marginal cost) methodology, uses the service units and unit construction costs stated in the Impact Fee Analysis, and is performed in compliance with the criteria established in this Article.
(l) Impact Fee Trust Fund. The trust fund established by Section 4-7-130, which includes individual accounts for the Transportation Impact Fees, the Drainage Impact Fees, the Parks Impact Fees, and the Public Facilities Impact Fees. The Impact Fee Trust Fund is also called the Trust Fund.
(n) Public Facilities. Public Facilities includes planning, land acquisition, engineering design, construction inspection, on-site construction, off-site construction and public capital facility purchases associated with new or expanded public facilities, including but not limited to additional municipal office space, municipal office space parking, public works building and storage space, and other municipal capital facilities that expand the capacity of the Town’s public facilities.
(o) Site-Related Improvements. Except for arterial roads and interchanges that are Transportation Capital Facilities, those transportation improvements that provide direct access to a Development. Direct access improvements include but are not limited to the following: (a) driveways and streets leading to and from the Development; (b) right and left turn lanes leading to those driveways and streets; (c) traffic control measures for those driveways; and (d) internal streets. Credit is not provided for Site-Related Improvements under the terms of this Article.
(p) Successor-in-Interest. A person who is conveyed a fee simple interest in land for which an Impact Fee is paid or a credit is approved pursuant to the terms of this Article.
(q) Transportation Capital Facilities. Transportation Capital Facilities consist of all existing or planned arterial roads, local streets and related improvements as outlined in the Impact Fee Study, including all engineering work, design studies, land surveys, alignment studies, permitting work, land costs and construction related to all necessary features for those roads in the Impact Fee Study, undertaken to accommodate additional traffic resulting from new Impact-Generating Development in the Town. Such features that are part of the Transportation Capital Facilities include, but are not limited to: (a) new through lanes; (b) new bridges; (c) new drainage facilities in conjunction with new road construction; (d) traffic signals, including new and upgraded signalization; (e) curbs, gutters, sidewalks, medians and shoulders in conjunction with new road construction; (f) relocation of utilities to accommodate new road construction; (g) the construction and reconstruction of intersections; (h) the widening of existing roads; (i) bus turnouts; (j) acceleration and deceleration lanes; (k) interchanges; and (l) traffic control devices. For the purposes of this Article, Site-Related Improvements shall not constitute Transportation Capital Facilities.
Sec. 4-7-40 Development Impact Fees imposed.
(a) Obligation to pay and time of payment. After the effective date of the Ordinance enacting this Article, any person who causes the Commencement of Impact-Generating Development shall be obligated to pay Impact Fees pursuant to the terms of this Article. The obligation to pay Impact Fees shall run with the land. The amount of the Impact Fees shall be determined in accordance with Section 4-7-60 and paid to the Town at the time and as a condition of issuance of a Building Permit for the new Development. If any credits are due pursuant to this Article, they shall be determined at that time.
(b) Fees Promptly Deposited into Accounts in Trust Fund. All monies paid by a Fee Payer pursuant to this Article shall be identified as Impact Fees and shall be promptly deposited in the appropriate Impact Fee Trust Accounts established in Section 4-7-130.
(c) Extension of previously issued development permit. If the Fee Payer is applying for an extension of a Development Permit issued previously, the Impact Fees required to be paid shall be the net increase between the Impact Fees applicable at the time of the current permit extension application and any Impact Fees previously paid pursuant to this Article.
(d) Permit for change in use, expansion, redevelopment, modification. If the Fee Payer is applying for a Building Permit to allow for a change of use or for the expansion, redevelopment, or modification of an existing Development, the Impact Fees required to be paid shall be based on the net increase in the Impact Fees for the new use as compared to the previous use.
The following types of development shall be exempted from payment of Impact Fees. Any claim for exemption shall be made no later than the time when the applicant applies for the first Building Permit. Any claim for exemption not made at or before that time shall be waived. The Town Manager or designee shall determine the validity of any claim for exemption pursuant to the standards set forth below.
(a) Replacing existing residential unit with new unit. Reconstruction, expansion, alteration or replacement of a previously existing residential unit that does not create any additional residential dwelling units.
(b) Rebuilding after fire or catastrophe. Rebuilding the same number of dwelling units that were destroyed by fire or other catastrophe.
(c) Accessory structures. Construction of unoccupied accessory structures related to a residential dwelling unit.
(d) Previous payment of same amount of Impact Fees. Impact-Generating Development for which an Impact Fee was previously paid in an amount that equals or exceeds the Impact Fee that would be required by this Article.
(e) Government. Development by the federal government, the State, or the Town.
(f) Development for which complete application submitted prior to effective date. Development for which a complete application for a Building Permit was submitted prior to the effective date of the Ordinance enacting this Article. The decision of the Town with respect to completeness is final.
(g) Development without greater impact. Development for which the Fee Payer can demonstrate will create no greater impact over and above that existing prior to the proposed Development.
Sec. 4-7-60. Calculation of amount of Impact Fees.
(a) General. Except for those electing to pay Impact Fees pursuant to subsection 4-7-60(c), the Impact Fees applicable to and payable for the Impact-Generating Development shall be as determined by the Fee Schedule set forth as Exhibit A at the end of this Article. The Impact Fee Schedule set forth in Exhibit A is based on the Impact Fee Analysis. It applies to all Development, and is intended to defray the projected impacts caused by proposed new Development on Capital Facilities.
(b) Annual adjustment of fees to reflect effects of inflation. The Impact Fees shown in the Impact Fee Schedule shall be adjusted annually to reflect the effects of inflation on those costs for Capital Facilities. Commencing on January 1, 2018 and on January 1 of each following year unless and until the Fees in Exhibit A are revised or replaced by the Board of Trustees, each Impact Fee amount set forth in Exhibit A shall be adjusted for inflation, based on the annual Construction Cost Index published by Engineering News Record. Such adjustments in the Impact Fees shall become effective immediately upon calculation by the Town, and shall not require additional action by the Town Board of Trustees to be effective.
(c) Independent fee calculation study. In lieu of calculating the amount(s) of Impact Fees by reference to the Impact Fee Schedule, a Fee Payer may request that the amount of the required Impact Fee be determined by reference to an Independent Fee Calculation Study.
Sec. 4-7-70. Credits; general.
(a) Intent. No individual landowner is required to provide any site-specific dedication or improvement to meet the same need for Capital Facilities for which Impact Fees are imposed pursuant to this Article. The intent of this Section is to allow for credits whether such a site-specific dedication or improvements is required or agreed upon in connection with Impact-Generating Development. The total amount of any credit shall not exceed the amount of the Impact Fees due for the individual facility component.
(b) Application. Any person causing the Commencement of Impact-Generating Development may apply for credit against Impact Fees otherwise due, up to but not exceeding the full obligation of Impact Fees proposed to be paid pursuant to the provisions of this Article, for any contribution, construction, or dedication of land (where appropriate) accepted by the Town for Capital Facilities. Credits against Impact Fees shall be provided only for those Capital Facilities identified in the Impact Fee Analysis.
(c) Eligibility. No credit shall be awarded for land dedications not accepted by the Town, facilities not included in the Impact Fee Analysis, or any undertaking not approved in advance pursuant to this Section. No credits shall be awarded for any property required to be dedicated in conjunction with a Development, whether pursuant to the Keenesburg Municipal Code or public works manual, or pursuant to an annexation or other agreement affecting the Development. All credits must be processed in accordance with this Section.
(d) Capital Facility Reimbursement Agreement. The Town may, but shall not be required to, enter into a Capital Facility Reimbursement Agreement with any person who proposes to construct Capital Facilities to the extent the fair market value of the construction of these Capital Facilities exceed the obligation to pay Impact Fees for which a credit is provided pursuant to this Article. The Capital Facility Reimbursement Agreement shall provide proportionate and fair share reimbursement linked to the Impact-Generating Development’s use of the Capital Facilities constructed.
Sec. 4-7-80 Credits; valuation.
(a) Land dedication. Credit for land dedication, at the Fee Payer’s option, shall be valued at the fair market value of the land established by a professional appraiser acceptable to the Town in an appraisal paid for by the Fee Payer.
(b) Construction. Credit for construction of Capital Facilities shall be valued by the Town based on complete engineering drawings, specifications, and construction costs estimates submitted by the Fee Payer to the Town. The Town shall determine the amount of credit due based on the information submitted or, if it determines the information is inaccurate or unreliable, then on alternative engineering or construction costs acceptable to the Town Engineer or a designee.
(c) Contributions. Contributions for Capital Facilities shall be based on the value of the contribution or payment at the time it is made to the Town.
Sec. 4-7-90. When credits become effective.
(a) Land dedication. Credits for land dedication shall become effective after the credit is approved pursuant to this Article, a Credit Agreement is entered into, the land has been conveyed at no cost to the Town in a form established by the Town Manager, and the dedication of land has been accepted by the Town Board of Trustees.
(b) Construction. Credits for construction of Capital Facilities shall become effective after the credit is approved pursuant to this Article, a Credit Agreement is entered into and (a) all required construction has been completed and has been accepted by the Town; (b) a suitable maintenance and warranty bond has been received and approved by the Town; and (c) all design, construction, inspection, testing, bonding, and acceptance procedures have been completed in compliance with all applicable Town and State requirements. Approved credits for the construction of Capital Facilities may, in the sole discretion of the Town Board of Trustees, become effective at an earlier date if the Fee Payer posts security in the form of an irrevocable letter of credit or cash escrow agreement and the amount and terms of such security are accepted by the Town Board of Trustees. At a minimum, such security must be in the amount of the approved credit or an amount determined to be adequate to allow the Town to construct the Capital Facilities for which the credit was given, whichever is higher.
(c) Contribution. Credits for contributions for Capital Facilities shall become effective after the credit is approved pursuant to this Article, a Credit Agreement is entered into and the contribution is actually made to the Town in a form acceptable to the Town and has been accepted by the Town Board of Trustees.
Sec. 4-7-100. Transferability of credits.
Credits shall be transferable within the same development and for the same Capital Facility for which the credit is provided, but shall not be transferable outside the development or used as credit against Impact Fees for other Capital Facilities. Credits may be transferred pursuant to these terms and conditions by any written instrument that clearly identifies which credits approved under this Article are to be transferred. The instrument shall be signed by both the transferor and transferee, and the document shall be delivered to the Town Manger or designee for registration of the change in ownership. If there are outstanding obligations under a Credit Agreement, the Town may require that the transferor or transferee, or both (as appropriate) enter into an amendment to the Credit Agreement to assure the performance of such obligations, and may require additional assurances that the transferee has the financial capability and other qualifications necessary to perform such obligations.
Sec. 4-7-110. Credits; procedure.
(a) Submission of application. In order to obtain a credit against Impact Fees otherwise due, the Fee Payer shall submit an offer for contribution, construction or dedication of land. The offer shall be submitted to the Town Manager or designee, and must specifically request a credit against Impact Fees.
(b) Offer contents. The offer for credit shall include the following:
(c) Determination of completeness. Within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the proposed application, the Town Manager or designee shall determine if the application is complete. If it is determined that the proposed application is not complete, the Town Manager or designee shall send a written statement to the applicant outlining the deficiencies. No further action shall be taken on the application until all deficiencies have been corrected or otherwise settled.
(d) Decision. Once the Town Manager or designee determines the offer for credit is complete, it shall be reviewed within thirty (30) days and may be approved by the Town Board of Trustees if there is compliance with the standards in this Article.
(e) Credit Agreement. If the offer for credit is approved, a Credit Agreement shall be prepared and signed by the applicant and the Town. The Credit Agreement shall specifically outline the land dedication for Capital Facilities, construction of Capital Facilities, or contribution for Capital Facilities, the time by which it shall be dedicated, completed, or paid, and any extensions thereof, and the value (in dollars) of the credit against the Impact Fees the Fee Payer shall receive for the dedication, construction, or contribution.
(f) Accounting of credits. Each time a request to use approved credits is presented to the Town, the Town Manager or designee shall reduce the amount of the Impact Fees, and shall note in the Town’s records and the Credit Agreement the amount of credit remaining, if any. Upon request of the Fee Payer or the Fee Payer’s transferee, the Town Manager or designee shall issue a letter stating the amount of credit remaining. A request to use approved credits may be rejected in the event there is uncertainty or dispute as to the ownership of a credit being claimed.
Sec. 4-7-120. Refund of Impact Fees paid.
(a) Impact Fees not spent or encumbered in ten (10) years refunded. Any Impact Fees collected shall be returned to the Fee Payer or the Fee Payer’s Successor-in-Interest if the Impact Fees have not been spent or encumbered within ten (10) years from the date the Building Permit for the development was issued, along with actual interest earned on the Fees. Fees shall be deemed to be spent on the basis that the first Fee collected shall be the first Fee spent.
1. Submission of refund application. A Refund Application shall be submitted within one (1) year following the end of the tenth year from the date on which the Building Permit was issued. Any claim for refund not made at or before that time shall be waived. The Refund Application shall include the following information:
b. A copy of the Building Permit; and
1. Expiration of Building Permit without possibility of extension. If a Fee Payer has paid an Impact Fee required by this Article and obtained a Building Permit, and the Building Permit for which the Fee was paid later expires without the possibility of further extension, then the Fee Payer or the Fee Payer’s Successor-in-Interest shall be entitled to a refund of Impact Fees paid, without interest. In order to be eligible to receive a refund of Impact Fees pursuant to this subsection, the Fee Payer or the Fee Payer’s Successor-in-Interest shall be required to submit an application for such refund to the Town Manager or designee within thirty (30) days after the expiration of the Building Permit for which the Impact Fee was paid. Any claim for refund not made at or before that time shall be waived. If a Successor-in-Interest claims a refund of Impact Fee, the Town may require written documentation that such rights have been conveyed to the claimant. If there is uncertainty as to the person to whom the refund is to be paid, or if there are conflicting demands for such refund, the Town may interplead such funds.
2. No refund if project demolished, destroyed, altered, reconstructed or reconfigured. After an Impact Fee has been paid pursuant to this Article, no refund of any part of such Fee shall be made if the development for which the Fee was paid is later demolished, destroyed, or is altered, reconstructed, or reconfigured so as to reduce the size of the development or the number of units in the development.
Sec. 4-7-130. Impact Fee Trust Fund.
(a) Establishment of Trust Fund. There is hereby established the Impact Fee Trust Fund (“Trust Fund”) for the purpose of ensuring Impact Fees collected pursuant to this Article are designated for the accommodation of Capital Facility impacts reasonably attributable to new Impact-Generating Development that paid the Impact Fees.
(b) Establishment of Accounts. The Trust Fund shall be divided into four (4) Accounts: a Transportation Impact Fee Account, a Drainage Impact Fee Account, a Parks Impact Fee Account, and a Public Facilities Impact Fee Account.
(c) Deposit and management of Accounts and Trust Fund.
1. Managed in conformance with C.R.S. § 29-1-801, et seq. The Impact Fee Trust Fund and each Account therein shall be maintained as an interest bearing account and shall be managed in conformance with C.R.S. § 29-1-801 et seq.
2. Deposit of Impact Fees in appropriate Account in Trust Fund. All Impact Fees collected by the Town pursuant to this Article shall be promptly deposited into the appropriate Account in the Trust Fund.
3. Interest earned on Trust Account monies. Any proceeds in the Trust Fund Accounts not immediately necessary for expenditure shall be invested in an interest-bearing account. Interest earned on monies in the Accounts shall be considered part of such Account, and shall be subject to the same restrictions on use applicable to the Impact Fees deposited in such Account.
4. Income derived retained in Trust Fund until spent. All income derived from these investments shall be retained in the accounts until spent pursuant to the requirements of this Article.
6. Record of Trust Fund available for public inspection. A record of the Trust Fund Accounts shall be available for public inspection in the Town Manager’s or designee’s office, during the Town’s normal business hours.
Sec. 4-7-140. Expenditure of Impact Fees.
(a) Expenditures limited to Capital Facilities for which Impact Fee imposed. The monies collected from the each of the four categories of Capital Facility Impact Fees shall be used only to finance or to recoup the costs of Capital Facilities within such fee category. For example, Transportation Impact Fees shall only be used for Transportation Capital Facilities. Eligible costs that may be paid from revenues derived from such fees may include, without limitation, design, engineering, surveying and permitting fees and costs; alignment study and other study costs related to capital improvements; the costs of purchasing or leasing real property; construction, labor and materials costs; other capital improvement costs; and the costs of administering the capital facilities program and budget of the Town.
(b) No monies spent for routine maintenance, rehabilitation or operation of Capital Facilities. No monies from the Trust Fund shall be spent for periodic or routine maintenance, rehabilitation, or operation of any Capital Facilities.
(c) No monies spent to remedy existing deficiencies. No monies shall be spent to remedy deficiencies in Capital Facilities existing on the effective date of the Ordinance enacting this Article.
(d) Annual Impact Fee Capital Facilities budget. At least once during each fiscal year of the Town, the Town Manager or designee shall present to the Town Board of Trustees a proposed program and budget for Town Capital Facilities. This Capital Facilities program and budget shall recommend whether monies from each Impact Fee Trust Account should be spent for construction of specific Capital Facilities. Based on this recommendation, the Town Board of Trustees shall approve an annual Capital Facilities program and budget and assign monies from the Trust Accounts for any specific Capital Facilities identified. Any monies, including any accrued interest, not assigned to specific Capital Facility projects and not expended shall be retained in the same Impact Fee Trust Account until the following fiscal year.
Sec. 4-7-150. Benefit Areas and Expenditures.
(a) Establishment. Because all new Impact-Generating Development will benefit from the Capital Facilities funded by the Impact Fees, the boundaries of the area to be benefited by such Facilities are hereby determined to be the same as the Town’s boundaries, as existing from time to time.
(b) Expenditures. Impact Fees shall be used only to acquire, construct, improve or expand Capital Facilities within the Town, for Transportation Capital Facilities within or outside of the Town, and otherwise outside the Town as may be permitted by law.
Sec. 4-7-160. Review Every Three (3) Years.
The Impact Fees described in this Article and the administrative procedures of this Article shall be reviewed at least once every three (3) years to ensure that (1) the demand and cost assumptions underlying the Impact Fees are still valid; (2) the resulting Impact Fees do not exceed the actual costs of constructing Capital Facilities that are of the type for which the Impact Fees are paid and that are required to serve new Impact-Generating Development; (3) the monies collected or to be collected in each Impact Fee Trust Account have been and are expected to be spent for Capital Facilities for which the Fees were paid; and (4) the Capital Facilities for which the Impact Fees are to be used will benefit the Development paying the Impact Fees.
(a) Requirements to construct improvements; other obligations. Nothing in this Article shall restrict the Town from requiring an applicant for a Development Permit to construct reasonable Capital Facility improvements designed and intended to serve the needs of the applicant’s project, whether or not such Capital Facility improvements are of a type for which credits are available under Section 4-7-70. The Impact Fees charged pursuant to this Article shall be in addition to any other fees, charges, tolls, or requirements applicable to development, including, by way of example and not limitation, public land dedication, fair contributions for public school sites, tap fees, and building permit fees.
(b) Administrative costs. The Town shall be entitled to retain not more than two percent (2%) of the Impact Fees collected as payment for the expenses of collecting the Fees and administering this Article and Impact Fees collected. In the case of refunds of Impact Fees under Section 4-7-120, the Town shall be entitled to retain not more than an additional two percent (2%), for a total of four percent (4%) of the Impact Fee payment made, as payment for the expenses of processing the refund request.
(c) Mistake and misrepresentation in payment of Impact Fee. If an Impact Fee has been calculated and paid based on a mistake or misrepresentation, it shall be recalculated. Any amounts overpaid by a Fee Payer shall be refunded by the Town within thirty (30) days after the Town’s acceptance of the recalculated amount, with interest at the rate of five percent (5%) per annum since the date of such overpayment. Any amounts underpaid by the Fee Payer shall be paid to the Town within thirty (30) days after the Town’s acceptance of the recalculated amount, with interest at the rate of five percent (5%) per annum since the date of such underpayment. In the case of an underpayment to the Town, the Town shall not issue any additional Development Permits or other approvals for the project for which the Impact Fee was previously paid until such underpayment is corrected, and if amounts owed to the Town are not paid within such thirty (30) day period, the Town may also repeal any permits issued in reliance on the previous payment of such Impact Fee and refund such Fee to the then-current owner of the land.
(e) Judicial action or proceeding. Any judicial action or proceeding to attack, review, set aside or annul the adoption of the Fee Schedule established in this Article (Exhibit A), and any actions taken by the Town or any officers or designees thereof pursuant to the terms of this Article shall be governed by C.R.S. § 29-20-104.5 (7), and all other relevant laws of the state.
(f) Administrative rules. The Town Manager or designee may from time to time establish written administrative rules, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Article, to facilitate the implementation of this Article.
Section 3. If any section, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this ordinance is held to be unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, such decision shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of the remaining portions of this ordinance. The Town Board hereby declares that it would have passed this ordinance and each part or parts hereof irrespective of the fact that any one part or parts be declared unconstitutional or invalid.
Section 4. Sections 1.N, O and P of Resolution No. 2010-06, concerning drainage fees, park fees, and street impact fees, are hereby expressly repealed.
Section 5. All other ordinances or portions thereof inconsistent or conflicting with this ordinance or any portion hereof are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency or conflict.
Section 6. The repeal or modification of any provision of the Municipal Code of the Town of Keenesburg by this ordinance shall not release, extinguish, alter, modify, or change in whole or in part any penalty, forfeiture, or liability, either civil or criminal, which shall have been incurred under such provision, and each provision shall be treated and held as still remaining in force for the purpose of sustaining any and all proper actions, suits, proceedings, and prosecutions for the enforcement of the penalty, forfeiture, or liability, as well as for the purpose of sustaining any judgment, decree, or order which can or may be rendered, entered, or made in such actions, suits, proceedings, or prosecutions.
INTRODUCED, READ, ADOPTED, APPROVED, AND ORDERED PUBLISHED IN FULL this 21st day of February 2017.
TOWN OF KEENESBURG, COLORADO
Danny Kipp, Mayor
Toni Pearl, Town Clerk
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