City of Brentwood
Home PageContact Us!Back

City Administration

2010 Council Goals and Strategic Plan | City Council Members | Calendar of Events | Elections
eNotification | Sub-Committees| Pledge of Allegiance Sign Ups | Invocation Sign Up
Live Streaming Council Meeting | Streaming PC Help |
Streaming Mac Help |

Current Council Agenda and Past Meeting Information

 

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 16

Meeting Date: July 11, 2006

Subject/Title: Consideration of Resolutions renewing the annual Sewer and Water Service Standby Charges on Vacant Parcels of Land within the City Limits.

Prepared by: Public Works: D. Galey

Submitted by: Public Works: B. Grewal

RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a Resolution renewing the annual sewer service standby charge on vacant parcels of land within the City limits for Fiscal Year 2006-07, assessing the charge, and declaring that the charge be collected as part of the annual property tax bill.

Adopt a Resolution renewing the annual water service standby charge on vacant parcels of land within the City limits for Fiscal Year 2006-07, assessing the charge, and declaring that the charge be collected as part of the annual property tax bill.

PREVIOUS ACTION
The City Council approved Ordinance No. 457 on July 25, 1989, to establish the sewer service standby charge.

The City Council approved Ordinance No. 747 on June 10, 2003, to establish the water service standby charge.

Actions have been taken annually to approve resolutions for collection of both the sewer and water service standby charges on the property tax roll.

BACKGROUND
California Government Code Sections 38902 and 38743 allows cities to fix annual sewer and water standby charges to apply to parcels for which service is made available, whether or not these parcels use the service. This assists in master planning of utility facilities to service the City at build out.

City Council adopted Ordinance No. 457 in 1989 and Ordinance No. 747 in 2003 to collect annual sewer and water service standby charges as part of the County property tax bill. Each subsequent year since the ordinances’ enactment, resolutions have been adopted assessing the charges as authorized in their applicable Government Code Sections and at the following rates; Sewer $80.00 per parcel, Water $60.00 per parcel.

These charges are levied to help ensure availability of utility service for every vacant parcel when necessary, by allowing the City to plan and design for capacity, distribution and collection facilities. Upon the parcel’s eventual commercial or residential development, facilities are available for connection into the City sewer and water systems.

FISCAL IMPACT
Estimated revenue collected for the Sewer Service Standby Charge will be $96,000 for Fiscal Year 2006-07. Estimated revenue collected for the Water Service Standby Charge will be $72,000 for Fiscal Year 2006-07.

Attachments: Resolutions

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD RENEWING THE ANNUAL SEWER SERVICE STANDBY CHARGE ON VACANT PARCELS OF LAND WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006-07.


WHEREAS, Section 38902 of the California Government Code allows the establishment of an annual sewer service standby charge; and

WHEREAS, Title 13, Chapter 13.04, Section 13.04.055, of the Brentwood Municipal Code sets the collection of an annual sewer service standby 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 vacant parcel; and

WHEREAS, City Council desires to establish the same charge for fiscal year 2006-07; and

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

WHEREAS, the City has studied the current charge per parcel and has concluded that the charge does not exceed the reasonable cost of making sewer service and facilities available to vacant properties; and

WHEREAS, the annual sewer service standby charge is imposed to make sewer service and facilities available to every vacant parcel of land upon their future development; 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, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting on the 11th day of July 2006 by the following vote:

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD RENEWING THE ANNUAL WATER SERVICE STANDBY CHARGE ON VACANT PARCELS OF LAND WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006-07.

WHEREAS, Section 38743 of the California Government Code allows the establishment of an annual water service standby charge; and

WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 747 sets the collection of an annual water service standby charge of sixty dollars ($60.00) per year per vacant parcel of land; and

WHEREAS, in previous years the charge has been established at sixty dollars ($60.00) per vacant parcel; and

WHEREAS, City Council desires to establish the same charge for Fiscal Year 2006-07; and

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

WHEREAS, the City has studied the current charge per parcel and has concluded that the charge does not exceed the reasonable cost of making water service and facilities available to vacant properties; and

WHEREAS, the annual water service standby charge is imposed to make water service and facilities available to every vacant parcel of land upon their future development; and

WHEREAS, this annual water service standby charge is an existing assessment under Article XIII D, Section 5(a) of the California Constitution and is therefore exempt from the procedural 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 water service standby charge of sixty dollars ($60.00) per vacant parcel is hereby assessed on those vacant parcels within the City limits.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting on the 11th day of July 2006 by the following vote:
 

City Administration
City of Brentwood City Council
150 City Park Way
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 516-5440
Fax (925) 516-5441
E-mail allcouncil@brentwoodca.gov