BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL
FOR THE CITY OF HOOD RIVER, OREGON

Ordinance No. 2005

An ordinance repealing in its entirety Title 13 (Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places) Chapter 13.56 (Transportation Systems Development Charges) of the Hood River Municipal Code and amending Title 12 (Public Utilities) Chapter 12.07 (System Development Charges) of the Hood River Municipal Code to implement the authority of ORS chapter 223 to impose system development charges on new development to finance capacity increasing system improvements for the City’s Transportation, Sewer, Water, Parks and Stormwater systems.

 The Hood River City Council finds as follows:

 WHEREAS, ORS Chapter 223 authorizes cities to assess System Development Charges (SDCs) to finance capacity increasing system improvements needed to serve new development; and


 WHEREAS, the City of Hood River has adopted two Chapters of the Hood River Municipal Code addressing System Development Charges: Chapter 12.07 addressing System Development Charges generally and Chapter 13.56 addressing only the Transportation System; and


 WHEREAS, the City of Hood River desires to revise its SDC regulations to address current issues in the financing of capacity increasing capital improvements and consolidate all of its SDC regulations into a single chapter of the Hood River Municipal Code; and

 

 WHEREAS, the City issued a 90-day Notice of System Development Charge modification as  required by ORS 223.304, and on August 20, 2012, the City sent mailed notice of the proposed revision to 47 parties who specifically requested such notice; and

WHEREAS, a 90-day Notice of System Development Charge modification was published in the Legal Notices section of the Hood River News on August 29, 2012; and
 WHEREAS, the City Council held public hearings at its January 14, January 28, February 11, and February 25, 2013 regular meetings, at which time it accepted a staff report and public testimony on a proposed revision and consolidation of the City’s SDC regulations in a revised Chapter 12.07 of the Hood River Municipal Code; and

 WHEREAS, after due consideration and public deliberation, the City Council voted to tentatively approve amendments to Chapter 12.07 to read shown in Exhibit A.

 NOW, THEREFORE, based on the foregoing Findings, the Hood River City Council ordains as follows:

Section 1:  Title 13 (Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places), Chapter 13.56 (Transportation Systems Development Charges) of the Hood River Municipal Code is repealed in its entirety.

Section 2:  Title 12 (Public Utilities) Chapter 12.07 (System Development Charges) of the Hood River Municipal Code is amended to read shown in Exhibit A, attached hereto and by this reference incorporated herein.

 Read for the First Time this 25th day of February, 2013.

 Read for the Second Time and approved this 11th day of March 2013.  This Ordinance shall take effect on the 31st day following the second reading.

AYES:  6
NAYS:  0
ABSTAIN:  0
ABSENT:  1         
      Arthur Babitz, Mayor


ATTEST: 

     
Jennifer Gray, City Recorder Approved as to form:

     
Daniel Kearns, City Attorney