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Revise Master Fees and Charges Schedule to update utility franchise fees
Loreen Mills, City Management
Council Business Meeting - Main
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Public Hearing Publication
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Should the Council revise the Master Fees and Charges Schedule to reflect a change in utility franchise fees adopted through a Tigard Municipal Code (TMC 15.06) revision adopted earlier this evening (12/9/2014)?
STAFF RECOMMENDATION / ACTION REQUEST
Staff recommends approval of the attached resolution to confirm changes in the franchise utility fee structure effective January 9, 2015.
KEY FACTS AND INFORMATION SUMMARY
At a public hearing earlier this evening, the Tigard City Council approved an ordinance which changed the utility franchise fee structure. In order to reflect these changes in the citywide master fees and charges schedule, the attached resolution needs to be approved.
If TMC 15.06 was not amended by Council earlier this evening, this resolution should not be approved.
COUNCIL OR CCDA GOALS, POLICIES, MASTER PLANS
TMC Chapter 15.06 "Franchised Utility Ordinance"
DATES OF PREVIOUS CONSIDERATION
August 12, 2014 - Council Executive Session
November 18, 2014 - Council Executive Session
Budgeted (yes or no):
Where Budgeted (department/program):
General Fund Revenue
Additional Fiscal Notes:
There is no change anticipated in general fund revenues this fiscal year based on the modification of fees since currently all utilities which own facilities in the ROW pay over $4,000 annually and utilities which do not own facilities in the ROW will continue to pay 5% of the gross revenues (typically under $700 annually).
Tigard anticipates $5.8 million will be received in this fiscal year (ending 6/30/15) from franchise/ rights-of-way fees. About $3.4 million of that will come from electric, gas and telecommunication utility providers.
Resolution No. 14-61
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