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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO.4
Sewer Service Standby Assessment on Vacant Parcels of Land within City
Elam, City Manager
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.
August 24, 1999, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 99-194 establishing
the annual sewer service standby charge for fiscal year 1999-00.
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
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
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
in previous years the charge has been established at eighty dollars ($80.00)
per parcel; and
City Council desires to establish the same charge for Fiscal Year 2000/01,
a listing of the vacant parcels of land within the City limits is available
for review at the Public Works office; and
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.
by the City Council of the City of Brentwood, at its regular meeting of
June 27, 2000, by the following vote:
Quintin L. Kidd
City of Brentwood City Council
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Brentwood, CA 94513
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