AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

MEETING DATE:   January 28, 2008        

 

From:                          Bill Wiley, AICP, Interim Community Development Director

 

Subject:                      Resolution Adopting the Amended Planning and Zoning Fees

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the  proposed amended fees (Exhibit A). The following proposed fee schedule represents an adjustment to current fees and the addition of fees for fifteen applications currently being processed at no charge. The proposed fees represent the average fees for processing comparable applications by local cities and others within the Central Florida area. 

 

Background:

The City of Leesburg Commission adopted the current Land Development Code fees by resolution in August, 1997.  In the last ten years or more,, there has been a significant increase in development activity and expansion of the City due to annexations. Work was completed on a new Comprehensive Plan for the City in 2003 and a new Land Development Code was adopted in July 2004 in order to provide for quality growth and preserve the character and heritage of Leesburg.  New Land Use categories such as Conservation, Estate and Downtown Mixed Use have been developed. In addition, new Zoning Districts such as PUD (Planned Unit Development), CBD (Central Business District) and RP (Residential Professional) have been implemented.  All of these actions have resulted in better development within the City. During this ten year time period the cost of doing business has increased, but the fees to cover those costs have not; therefore the City Manager requested a review of our fees.

 

Analysis:

Staff’s approach to the analysis was to obtain fee schedules from various cities in the central Florida area that were similar to Leesburg in the services they provided.  Seven of those cities were located in Lake County.  The selected cities for the analysis have revised their fees within the last seven years.  Staff selected and reviewed seventeen local governments’ current fees in addition to Leesburg’s fees and developed an Excel spread sheet to compare thirty-three fees for each jurisdiction. In addition, Lake County fees were reviewed as well. Some adjustments to the various fees from other jurisdictions were necessary for comparison purposes due to differences in fee calculation methods. Also, information was gathered for each jurisdiction indicating their population and size in square miles. Once fees were reviewed, staff decided to eliminate the jurisdictions with the highest and lowest fees in order not to skew the results.  The final analysis included Lake County and eleven cities.  The fees for the selected cities were averaged and compared to the fees for City of Leesburg and Lake County. Based on the results of this analysis, the staff developed a recommended draft fee schedule for review by city administration and consideration by the City Commission. To illustrate the proposed fees, staff developed the attached bar graphs and applied the proposed fees to various types of actual projects in the city. The projects compare the current, proposed, county and average fee from the survey to each project.


 Options:

            1.         Approve the resolution for the revised fee schedule.

            2.         Disapprove the resolution for the revised fee schedule.

           

Fiscal Impact

Approval of the proposed Fee Schedule will increase the revenues generated by the Planning and Zoning Division and offset a portion of the cost to process applications.

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    1/24/08 2:02 PM____

 

Department:  Community Development

Prepared by:   Bill Wiley, AICP

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RESOLUTION NO.                       

 

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, ADOPTING  AMENDED FEES FOR APPLICATIONS FOR REZONING, CONDITIONAL USE, ANNEXATION, VARIANCE, PLANNED UNIT  DEVELOPMENT, VACATING, PLAT APPROVAL, ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT, COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT, CONSTRUCTION PLAN APPROVAL, PRELIMINARY SUBDIVISION REVIEW, SITE PLAN REVIEW, D.R.I., LOT SPLIT, MINOR SUBDIVISION, LIMITED USE PERMIT, ZONING WRITTEN VERIFICATION, TREE REMOVAL PERMIT, ALCOHOL/BEVERAGE LICENSE REVIEW, TRAFFIC STUDY REVIEW, HISTORIC APPLICATION REVIEW, SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL AND REPEALING THE EXISTING FEE SCHEDULE ADOPTED VIA RESOLUTION NO. 5220; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

WHEREAS, certain fees are necessary for processing of applications for rezoning, conditional uses, annexation, variance, planned unit development, vacating, plat approval, zoning ordinance amendment, comprehensive plan amendment, construction plan approval, preliminary subdivision review, site plan review, D.R.I., lot split, minor subdivision, limited use permit, zoning written verification, tree removal permit, alcohol/beverage license review, traffic study review, historic application review, special event permit, administrative appeal in conjunction with Chapter 25 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Leesburg, and

WHEREAS, Article VIII of Chapter 25 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Leesburg requires that such fees are to be established from time to time, by the resolution of the City Commission;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida;

Section 1

Such amended fees for applications for rezoning, conditional use, annexation, variance, planned unit development, vacating, plat approval, zoning ordinance amendment, comprehensive plan amendment, construction plan approval, preliminary subdivision review, site plan review, D.R.I., lot split, minor subdivision, limited use permit, zoning written verification, tree removal permit, alcohol/beverage license review, traffic study review, historic application review, special event permit, administrative appeal are hereby established and shall be in accordance with said fee schedule attached hereto as Exhibit “A” and entitled, “Schedule of 2008 Amended Fees for Applications to the Planning & Zoning Commission or Board of Adjustment & Appeals of the City of Leesburg”, and are hereby made a part hereof.

 


 

THIS RESOLUTION shall become effective upon its passage and adoption according to law, March 1, 2008.

 

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED at the regular meeting of the City Commission by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, held on the    28th__ day of _January__, 2008.

 

 

                                                                             

                                                                                    THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA

 

 

 

                                              By: ____________________________

                                                                                             Mayor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                               

ATTEST:                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

 

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City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT “A”

 

SCHEDULE OF 2008 AMENDED FEES FOR APPLICATIONS TO THE PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION OR BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS &  APPEALS OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA.

 

 

 

APPLICATION                                                                    FEE

 

ANNEXATION                                                                   $400

 

LARGE SCALE COMP                                                       $2,100                                                                         

SMALL SCALE COMP                                                        $1,200                                                                         

COMP PLAN TEXT AMENDMENT                              $1,000

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (RES. DIST)                 $350

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (OTHER DIST.)         $700

 

ORDINANCE AMENDMENT                                        $1,300

 

CIP ($350PER ACRE UP TO 10 ACRES)                                     $120 - $1,200 MAX.

 

PUD (LARGER THAN 10 ACRES)                                   $1,850

 

PUD AMENDMENT                                                          $1,150

           

DRI                                                                                         $15,500                                                                                            

CONSTRUCTION PLANS APPROVAL                         $750+$2.50 PER LOT

 

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL                                                 $700+$2.50 PER LOT

 

REZONING                                                                         $850

 

VACATE                                                                                 $400

 

VARIANCE (PLANNING COMM.)                                $450

 

VARIANCE (ADMINISTRATIVE)                                  $120

 

PRELIMINARY SUBDIV. REVIEW                                 $900+$2.50 PER LOT                                             

SITE PLAN (CONCEPTUAL)                                          $100

 

SITE PLAN (MINOR)                                                        $450

 

 

EXHIBIT “A” CONTINUED

 

 

SITE PLAN (MAJOR)                                                         $1,000

 

SITE PLAN (RE-SUBMITTAL)                                        $200

 

LOT SPLIT/LINE DEVIATION                                      $300

 

MINOR SUBDIVISION                                                     $650

 

LIMITED USE PERMIT                                                    $120

 

ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL                                           $120

 

ZONING WRITTEN VERIFICATION (OTHERS)      $40

 

ZONING WRITTEN VERIFICATION (RES. DIST)    $35

 

TREE REMOVAL PERMIT                                               $50

 

ALCOHOL/BEVERAGE LICENSE REVIEW               $75

 

TRAFFIC STUDY REVIEW                                              ACTUAL COST

 

HISTORIC APPLICATION REVIEW (STAFF)             $50

             

HISTORIC APPLICATION REVIEW (HPB)                 $120

 

SPECIAL EVENT PERMITS (MINOR)                          $25

 

SPECIAL EVENT PERMITS (MAJOR)                           $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITY OF LEESBURG

LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE

FEE SURVEY AND ANALYSIS

 

PROJECT FEE COMPARISONS

 

Lake Denham Estates

512 Residential Units/35,000 sq. ft. of Commercial/181.8 acres

General Location:  East of US Hwy. 27, West of Lake Denham, South of Ravenswood Subdivision

 

 

Proposed Fee

Current Fee

Lake County Fee

Average Fee

(11 cities)

PUD

$ 1,850

$    700

$ 1,387

$1,822

Preliminary Subdivision

 

$ 2,180

 

$    150

 

$ 3,566

 

$ 2,168

Construction Plan Review

 

$ 2,030

 

$    150

 

$ 1,274

 

$ 2,098

Plat Approval

$ 1,980

$    150

$    250

$ 2,121

Site Plan Review

(Major)

 

$ 1,000

 

$    150

 

$    550

$    980

Total

$ 9,040

$ 1,300

$ 7,027

$ 9,189

 

Commander Center

24,000 sq. ft. Retail Shopping Center/3.19 acres

General Location:  West of US Hwy 27, South of Commander Road, East of the Palatlakaha River

 

 

Proposed Fee

Current Fee

Lake County Fee

Average Fee

(11 Cities)

Annexation

$   400

$        0   

   n/a

$    388

Small Scale Comp Plan

 

$ 1,200

 

$    900

 

$ 1,987

 

$ 1,231

Rezoning

$    850

$    270

$ 1,387

$    861

Site Plan Review (Major)

 

$ 1,000

 

$    150

 

$   550

 

$    980

Total

$ 3,450

$ 1,320

$ 3,924

$ 3,460

 

Day Care Center

Conversion to Day Care from Office/1.12 acres

General Location:  Northeast of the intersection of Montclair Road and McCormack St.

 

 

Proposed Fee

Current Fee

Lake County Fee

Average Fee (11 Cities)

Rezoning

$    850

$   270

$ 1,387

$    861

Site Plan Review (Minor)

 

$    450

 

$   150

 

$    275

 

$    458

Total

$ 1,300

$   420

$ 1,662

$ 1,319