Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld, Govt Greeley

Greeley: Council Approves Land Use Amendments

On April 4, the City Council approved two sets of amendments related to subdivision and planning processes. The first set of proposed changes parallels existing policy and codes for water and sewer infrastructure built by development. The proposed amendment for streets acknowledges that, when a development is required to install and pay for road infrastructure… Continue reading Greeley: Council Approves Land Use Amendments

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Loveland

Loveland: Council Postpones Adoption of New Impact Fees

The City Council has been discussing a new methodology for calculating capital expansion (or impact) fees for new development for five years. Last week staff presented Council with a resolution adopting the new plans based fees but after a long conversation, Council opted to postpone the decision until September. The CEFs under consideration included fire,… Continue reading Loveland: Council Postpones Adoption of New Impact Fees

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Fort Collins

Fort Collins: Impact Fees Likely to Increase

The City Council held a work session on impact fees charged for new development in Fort Collins. The methodology for calculating these fees is complicated because the State requires a “nexus” between the cause and effect of the fee. The discussion was made more complicated by the fact that the City has many different fees… Continue reading Fort Collins: Impact Fees Likely to Increase

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Boulder, Govt Boulder

Boulder: The Price of Development

On June 14 the City Council held another study session on development-related impact fees and excise taxes. Based on staff and consultant memos and feedback from Council, one can comfortably predict that the fees will rise, especially those related to affordable housing. For example, the current affordable housing linkage fee charged for non-residential office development… Continue reading Boulder: The Price of Development

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld, Govt Greeley

Greeley: City Begins Water Dedication Discussion

When the City went through the process of updating its impact fees it became clear that water fees for residential development also needed to be reviewed. After hiring a consultant, Doug Jeavons of BBC, City staff scheduled a series of meetings with stakeholders (GARA, the HBA and the Water Board) to get input. Jeavons said… Continue reading Greeley: City Begins Water Dedication Discussion

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Boulder

Boulder: City Expands Use of Linkage Fee

In 2010 City voters denied a ballot question asking for approval to increase the affordable housing excise tax. The excise tax is $.51 per square foot of space (PSF) of nonresidential and .23 PSF for residential projects. Residential and nonresidential developments are also charged impact fees, For example, the developer of an office park pays… Continue reading Boulder: City Expands Use of Linkage Fee

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld, Govt Greeley

Greeley: Council Approves Impact Fees

The Greeley City Council voted 5-2 to adopt new capital improvement fees in March 2015. John Gates and Charlie Archibeque voted against the proposal in the public hearing on Jan. 20th. Sadly only two members of the public spoke at the hearing, including Neal Jandreau, GARA’s chairman. John Gates voiced concern with the decision by… Continue reading Greeley: Council Approves Impact Fees

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld, Govt Greeley

Greeley: Impact Fees Another Step Closer to Approval

The City Council is scheduled to review the proposed impact fee methodology on Dec. 16 and hold a final public hearing on January 6, 2015. At a work session on Dec 9 it seemed that some members of the Council were a bit uncomfortable with the new fees, but they cannot argue with the logic… Continue reading Greeley: Impact Fees Another Step Closer to Approval

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld, Govt Greeley

Weld County: Staff Prepares to Present Impact Fee Proposal to Council

After months of work, and requests for public input, Greeley Assistant City Manager Victoria Runkle and Community Development Director Brad Mueller are ready to present recommendations to the City Council regarding the proposed 2015 impact fees. The total cost of all the impact fees for a single-family home will increase 8.6 percent if the City… Continue reading Weld County: Staff Prepares to Present Impact Fee Proposal to Council

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld, Govt Greeley

Greeley: City Slows Impact Fee Review Process

Assistant City Manager Victoria Runkle says that the City will postpone a work session scheduled for October 28th regarding updated impact fees to allow for more discussion. Concerns have risen in particular regarding the transportation, fire and the water and sewer fees. While some of the new methodology would increase the individual fees, staff says the… Continue reading Greeley: City Slows Impact Fee Review Process