ASHLAND SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CHARGE (SDC) REVIEW COMMITTEE
February 17, 2015
CALL TO ORDER
These minutes are pending approval by the Committee.
: Carlos Reichenshammer called the meeting to order at 1:35 p.m. in the Siskiyou Room, 51 Winburn Way.
Committee Members Present:
Carlos Reichenshammer, Troy Brown Jr., Allen Douma, Dan Jovick, Joe Graf (non voting member)
Committee Members Absent:
Russ Silbiger, and Jac Nickels (non participating due to having a project on the SDC list)
Bill Molnar, Mike Faught, and Tami De Mille-Campos
Consultant Present via phone:
Ray Bartlett (Financial Analyst)
Bill handed out a revised memo to the committee (see attached).
R41/R44 – Bill pointed out he feels projects R41 & R44 are essentially one project. Currently R44 involves realigning Tolman Creek as it comes into Mistletoe. Bill was suggesting reducing that from 100% to 50% because there is some developer benefit & R41 be increased to at least 50%. Each project could be constructed individually but for funding and growth allocation purposes they should be looked at together.
Ray to make the change to 50% on projects R41 & R44.
X2 – Bill said originally he was speaking only to the railroad crossing in which it is listed as 18.4%. He said the only reason he thought it was put into the plan by Council was that it showed a benefit to that are in terms of trying to get some south to north connections. It wasn’t so much development driven as it was to make those connections. Mike pointed out that right now it was shown at 18.4% and asked Bill if he was recommending an increase? Bill stated he feels it should be more than 18.4%. Mike added that he though he and Bill had previously discussed making all of the railroads crossings 50% and Bill agreed.
R45 – Bill said this project goes with X2 and is part of the block pattern that is largely development driven. He thinks that could be reduced to 25%.
Troy thought the railroad crossings should be less attributed to development because if the development doesn’t happen the City still benefits from the crossings.
The committee agrees all railroads should be at 100%. The current need of the railroad projects is to move the traffic around, not necessarily for development purposes.
Mike reminded the committee that they could wrap this up with a motion or come back for one more meeting to see the final proposal and then vote on it.
Mike informed the committee he would still like to send them a final summary before he presents it to Council. Ray will put that together and get that sent out to the committee electronically.
Troy/Dan m/s to approve the proposed Transportation SDC with recommended changes (see attached) for a total SDC of $2,112.00. Voice vote. All AYES. Motion passes.
Carlos asked for a reminder of the final Water and Sewer SDC. Ray said he would like to take the time to review everything and put together a final SDC list which can then be distributed to the committee electronically along with the minutes from this meeting.
Mike added that the storm water SDC will be brought back to this committee when that is ready, probably a year or so from now. The committee members stated they were willing to remain on the committee. He also pointed out that he may come back to this committee when the Downtown parking and muli-modal committee is finishes up.
Alan/Troy m/s to approve all previous meeting minutes. Which include: 3/4/14, 3/18/14, 4/15/14, 6/10/14, 7/8/14, 8/5/14 and 10/7/14. Voice Vote. All AYES. Motion passes.
Carlos asked when these SDC’s would go into effect. Mike said he probably wouldn’t be able to get in front of the Council until mid March or early April and he would like Carlos to attend with him as Chair. Mike said he would need to talk with the Legal department regarding the implementation timeline but he is thinking it would be July 1 so that it would give people advance notice.
Meeting adjourned at 2:03 pm
Respectfully submitted, Tami De Mille-Campos, Administrative Assistant