WHEREAS, the School Board of Manatee County requests that the County amend the existing Ordinance 02-33 to adopt a revised educational facility impact fee schedule.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Manatee County:
1.The School Board of Manatee County hereby accepts the report prepared by Tischler and Associates, Inc. of Bethesda, Maryland entitled "School Impact Fees" for Manatee County, Florida dated January 8, 2004
2.The School Board of Manatee County requests the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners to amend the fee schedule for educational impact fees in Manatee County Ordinance 02-33 to reflect the following rates for each of the following respective years:
ADOPTED with a quorum present and voting this 26th day of January, 2004.
Larry Simmons, Chairman
Dr. Roger Dearing, Superintendent
APPROVED AS TO FORM AND LEGAL SUFFICIENCY:
Board Members discussed the issue at length.
Superintendent Dearing discussed the background of this Agenda item. He called attention to the fact that what the State provides is insufficient to support what the district needs for growth as well as maintenance of its old facilities. Dr. Dearing conveyed his belief that impact fees are a way for us to sustain quality of life. He suggested that if the Board is hesitant to approve the recommendation as stated, to: 1) approve the Resolution as presented; 2) schedule a Board Workshop within the next two weeks with representatives from Tischler & Associates, Gulf Coast Builders Exchange, and the Homebuilders Association of Manatee County in attendance; 3) at the February 9th Board Meeting, if the School Board wishes to change its amount, he will attend the Board of County Commission's February 10th Workshop to request that change.
Mr. Brunner moved, with a second by Mrs. Harvey, to accept the Superintendent's Recommendation and approve passing the Resolution for Educational Impact Fee (Resolution 04-01 of the School Board of Manatee County Regarding the Adoption of Amended Educational Facilities Impact Fees) to be forwarded to the County Commission, and that prior to the final numbers being presented to the County Commission, the School Board will engage in dialogue and possibly Workshop, to hash out what our final numeric recommendation will be in that Resolution. Voting for: Mr. Brunner, Mrs. Harvey, Mr. Kinnan & Mr. Simmons. Voting against: Mr. Miller. Motion carried 4-1. (Copy of Signed Resolution can be found in the Supplemental Minute Book.)
Superintendent Dearing pointed out the challenge to schedule a Workshop next week due to Board Member calendar conflicts, but made assurances that a Workshop would be scheduled as quickly as possible.
Chairman Simmons called for a Recess at 9:55 p.m. and reconvened the Business Meeting at 10:07 p.m.