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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO.4

 

Meeting Date:  June 27, 2000

Subject/Title:    Annual Sewer Service Standby Assessment on Vacant Parcels of Land within City Limits

Submitted by:   Thom Head/Becky Bruno

Approved by:    Jon Elam, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION

Passage of a resolution establishing the annual sewer service standby charges on vacant parcels of land within the City limits for Fiscal Year 2000/01, assessing the charge, and declaring that the charge be collected as part of the annual general County tax bill.

PREVIOUS ACTION

On August 24, 1999, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 99-194 establishing the annual sewer service standby charge for fiscal year 1999-00.

BACKGROUND

During 1990, the City Council adopted an ordinance to collect an annual sewer service standby charge of eighty dollars ($80.00) per year per parcel, collected as part of the general County tax bill.  The charge applies to land that was vacant as of January 1, the year under consideration.  These charges are levied to fund capital costs or maintenance and operation expenses for the City’s sewer facilities.  Each year since 1990, the Council has adopted a resolution assessing these charges.


RESOLUTION NO.

 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO RENEW THE ANNUAL SEWER SERVICE STANDBY CHARGE ON VACANT PARCELS OF LAND WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS FOR FISCAL YEAR 200/01, AND DECLARING THAT THE CHARGE BE COLLECTED AS A PART OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL COUNTY TAX

            WHEREAS, Title 13, Chapter 13.04, Section 13.04.055, of the Brentwood Municipal Code, requires the collection of an annual sewer service charge of eighty dollars ($80.00) per year per vacant parcel of land; and

            WHEREAS, in previous years the charge has been established at eighty dollars ($80.00) per parcel; and

            WHEREAS, the City Council desires to establish the same charge for Fiscal Year 2000/01, and

WHEREAS, a listing of the vacant parcels of land within the City limits is available for review at the Public Works office; and

            WHEREAS, the City has studied the current charge per parcel and has concluded that no change from the previous year’s charge is warranted.  The charge does not exceed the reasonable cost of making available sewer service and facilities to vacant properties, and is proportionately representative of the costs incurred by the City and the special benefit conferred on each parcel; and

            WHEREAS, the annual sewer service standby charges is imposed exclusively to finance the capital costs or maintenance and operation expenses for the City’s sewer facilities and is imposed at the same rate as in the previous year; and

             WHEREAS, this annual sewer service standby charge is an existing assessment under Article XIII D, Section 5(a) of the California Constitution and is therefore exempt from the procedure and approval process set forth in Section 4 thereof.

             NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood, that the annual sewer service standby charge of eighty dollars ($80.00) per vacant parcel is hereby assessed on those vacant parcels within the City limits.

 PASSED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood, at its regular meeting of June 27, 2000, by the following vote:

            AYES:         

NOES:         

ABSENT:     

 

                                                                                                                      Quintin L. Kidd

                                                                                                                      Mayor

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