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File #: 19-0990    Version: 1 Name: Amendment to Master Schedule of Fees - Public Works and Planning
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/2/2019 In control: Public Works & Planning
On agenda: 10/8/2019 Final action: 10/8/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #: Ordinance No. 19-020
Title: Conduct second hearing on and adopt an Ordinance amending the Master Schedule of Fees, Charges and Recovered Costs Ordinance by amending Sections 1000 - Computer Services (EMIS); 1500 - Parks and Recreation; and 2200 - Public Works; and waive reading of the Ordinance in its entirety.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Attachments A-C, 3. Ordinance No. 19-020, 4. Additional Information
DATE: October 8, 2019

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Steven E. White, Director
Department of Public Works and Planning

SUBJECT: Amendment to Master Schedule of Fees - Public Works and Planning

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Conduct second hearing on and adopt an Ordinance amending the Master Schedule of Fees, Charges and Recovered Costs Ordinance by amending Sections 1000 - Computer Services (EMIS); 1500 - Parks and Recreation; and 2200 - Public Works; and waive reading of the Ordinance in its entirety.
REPORT
Approval of the recommended actions would revise existing fees in the Master Schedule of Fees, Charges, and Recovered Costs (MSF) Sections 1000, 1500, and 2200 based on actual Department of Public Works and Planning costs. The fees are used to reimburse Department staff costs for projects requested by County departments and outside public agencies. In addition, Encroachment Inspection Fees descriptions would be expanded to include utility appurtenances, excavation for bell hole, monitoring well, soil boring or similar without changing the fees. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

Your Board may choose not to amend the MSF Ordinance and direct staff to use current fees or propose alternative fees, which may not recover 100% of departmental staff costs. Encroachment Inspection Fees descriptions would remain unchanged.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no increase in Net County Cost associated with the recommended actions. It is anticipated that with the fee rate amendments, the Department will ensure 100% cost recovery for salaries, benefits, and indirect costs. The proposed change to Encroachment Inspection Fees are cost neutral or no cost.

DISCUSSION:

The proposed fee rate changes ensure proper cost recovery for salary and benefits and indirect costs and have been reviewed and recommended for update in the MSF by the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector to ensure 100% cost recovery.

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