where does the funding come from for our regional sewer plant.
Alan Briley, City Manager: operational and maintenance costs of the sewer plant comes from user rates.
The cost of building the plant came from a combination of federal grants, state grants, legislative appropriations and loans. The City has about $1,750,000 in loans that we have to pay back. The property tax that Elephant Butte gets from its residents and businesses go toward the loan payment for the treatment plant.
what is the diff between a capacity fee and impact fee? You didn't answer my ? how much did Gerald pay for his additional 74 sites. and laundry If someone owns property within the city would these same rates be aplicable.
Alan Briley, City Manager: 1. Impact fees are a statutory fee that allow a city to charge for water, wastewater, stormwater, flood control, roads, bridges, bike trails, landscape, fire and police buildings and equipment, parks and walking trails. The fee can be imposed on new construction anywhere within the town. A detailed study of all the above must be done to assess the needs before any impact fee can be implemented.
Our Capacity fee is assessed to new construction that has sewer available. The existing dwellings and buildings who where here prior to March 2006 do not have to pay a capacity fee. The capacity fee goes into a separate account that is saved up for new capacity to be built at the wastewater plant. It cannot be used for maintenance, operations, or upgrade of the existing system.
2. I did answer your question, just did not do the math. Lakeside RV Parks, LLC paid $9,660 in capacity fees. $5,000 base fee, $50 per space over 50 spaces and $3,000 for the laundry, plus $460 in grt. However that was not the total amount paid, which included deposit, adminintration fee and grt on the admin fee for a total paid of $10,478.75.
3. And yes, if any new RV park came in now, and sewer was available, they would pay the same $5,000 base fee, plus $50 per space over 50, and based upon the other amenities such as laundry, club house, pool, spa, etc, these are all addition to the base above.
Keep in mind that our code does not list RV Parks as a permitted use in a commercial or residential zone, therefore all plans for a new RV park would have to go through planning and zoning to get conditional use.
how mutch of an impact fee did gerald lafont pay on his new 100 space rv park.
Alan Briley, City Manager: First of all, the site plan is 74 spaces. Second we do not have impact fees.
As per City Resolution 214 - their charges were as follows:
Capacity fee $5,000
Per unit capacity fee charge $50 over 50 = $1200
Laundry capacity fee $3000
The dog mauling of the person in T or C was unthinkable but instead of requiring such high insurance for dogs why don't you require canine good citizen training?
Alan Briley, City Manager: Thank you for your inquiry. The news media made a few mistakes when they ran their article, but like anything trying to get the correct word out is almost impossible.
First - there is no requirement of a high dog insurance. There is no such thing as dog insurance. A dog, or any pet by state statute is personal property. All homeowners and renters insurance has personal property liability. All we are asking is to see that they have homeowners or renters insurance.
Secondly, the canine good citizen training is in our ordinance as it is also in State Statutes. We have looked everywhere in Sierra County and there is no such class or training. When people come in to register their pets, we ask if their pet has been through any training and if so we make note of it. If they have no such class we make note of that as well - without any ramifications.
Thanks for the question.