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File #: 53256    Version: 1 Name: Park-infrastructure impact fee procedure
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/21/2018 In control: Attorney's Office/Approval Group
On agenda: 10/2/2018 Final action: 10/30/2018
Enactment date: 11/10/2018 Enactment #: ORD-18-00110
Title: Amending Section 20.16(5) of the Madison General Ordinances to clarify the procedure used to determine park-infrastructure impact fee credits.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Paul E. Skidmore
Fiscal Note
The proposed ordinance change clarifies the procedure used to determine park-infrastructure impact fee credits. An impact fee credit is given to a developer when the developer makes park improvements in lieu of paying an impact fee which the City would then use to fund park improvements. The clarifying language reflects how the provision has been historically administered, therefore, there is no fiscal impact.

Title
Amending Section 20.16(5) of the Madison General Ordinances to clarify the procedure used to determine park-infrastructure impact fee credits.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance amends the Park-Infrastructure Impact Fee credit procedure by specifying that park improvements able to be made and credited toward the impact fee must be part of an approved park master plan, and also to allow the City and the Developer to determine the amount of the credit based upon the improvements to be made. Under the existing language, the impact fee needs assessment set the value of certain park improvements. However, in looking closer at the needs assessment values, certain costs, such as design costs, grading, drainage, utilities, paths, and other basic infrastructure costs are not able to be easily determined. This modified procedure established under this ordinance would allow the City and the developer to determine the appropriate credit to be given for building out a City park before the City would be able to do so. Moreover, this updated procedure is consistent with how this provision has historically been administered. Finally, it warrants noting that the developer’s agreement allowing for the park improvement, which would include the credit amount, would have to be approved by the Common Council.

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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

Subsection (5) of Section 20.16 entitled “Credits” of the Madison General Ordinanc...

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