Here’s what you need to know:
- The Council (5-0) adopted Resolution No. 2022-065, accepting the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 claims for Measure C Local Transportation Funds from the Fresno County Transportation Authority, which total $899,111.
- The Council (5-0) adopted Resolution 2022-063, which establishes the American Rescue Plan (ARP) contract between the City of Reedley and Fresno-Madera Area Agency On Aging (FMAAA).
- The Council (4-0) adopted Resolution No. 2022-060, adopting the Development Impact Fee (DIF) Nexus Study and the Development Impact Fee Update applicable to new development.
- Since the Council has not recently adjusted DIF fees, Assistant City Manager Paul Melikian said the fees would increase by 32.5 percent.
According to its website, The City Council regularly meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Reedley City Council Chambers located at 845 “G” Street, Reedley, CA 93654, (559) 637-4200, ext. 212.
Reedley City Council Members present:
- Mayor Mary Fast
- Mayor Pro Tem Robert Beck
- Council Member Ray Soleno
- Council Member Anita Betancourt
- Council Member Matthew Tuttle
- City Manager Nicole Zieba
- City Attorney Laurie Avedisian-Favini
- Assistant City Manager Paul Melikian
- Community Development Director Rodney Horton
The Council (5-0) unanimously approved the following in the consent agenda.
#2 Minutes Of The Regular Council Meeting Of June 14, 2022.
#3 Resolution No. 2022-059 Approving The Subdivision Map Improvement Agreement And Final Map For Phase Three Of Tentative Subdivision Map 6178 (Frankwood Commons)
The owner of Tentative Subdivision Map 6178 is requesting the City Council to approve the following:
- Final map for Phase Three associated with the project under Reedley Municipal Code 11-2-13,
- Subdivision Improvement Agreement for timely completion of the public facilities associated with serving Phase Three, under Reedley Municipal Code sections 11-2-11 and 11-2-19.
#4 Resolution No., 2022-061, accepting the construction improvements for the Manning Avenue Sidewalks Project From Frankwood To Reed Avenue And Authorizing The City Engineer To File A Notice Of Completion With The County Of Fresno Recorder’s Office
On March 10, 2022, City staff conducted the bid opening for the Manning Avenue Sidewalks Project from Frankwood to Reed Avenue (Project).
A “Notice of Award” was issued to the lowest responsible bidder, MAC General Engineering, Inc., on March 24, 2022.
The first working day on this contract was May 31, 2022. The time of completion for the Project was 30 working days.
One change order was requested and issued on the Project for bid quantity adjustments and adding water box collars, equaling $12,755.93 or a 14.7 percent increase from the original contract amount.
The contract change order was approved by the City Manager and paid for with CMAQ federal funds and Measure C.
The final construction contract for the Project with the change order totaled $99,361.21. The contractor has substantially completed all contract items to the satisfaction of the City Engineer.
#5 The Council (5-0) adopted Resolution 2022-063, which establishes the American Rescue Plan (ARP) contract between the City of Reedley and Fresno-Madera Area Agency On Aging (FMAAA).
For many years the City of Reedley has partnered with the FMAAA to provide meals for senior citizens 60 years and older.
FMAAA is working with sites to resume in-person lunch programs as the funding for the home delivery meals will run out at the end of June.
The meals provided for in-person service are available Monday-Friday starting at 11:00 am in the Reedley Senior Center.
This program supplies more than just a well-balanced meal for seniors, but also a place to gather in the company of others while socializing with friends.
Seniors must call in the day before and reserve the lunch for the next day.
There is no fee to participate, but the program does accept donations.
The funding provided in the amount of $16,872 will cover a portion of the Senior Coordinators’ salary to oversee the program.
The City of Reedley is also receiving a one-time start-up cost allocation of $7,500 to stock up on items needed for the lunch program and make one-time equipment purchases that will benefit the lunch program.
The staff plans to resume the lunch program on August 1, 2022.
#6 The Council (4-0) adopted Resolution No. 2022-065, accepting the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 claims for Measure C Local Transportation Funds from the Fresno County Transportation Authority, which total $899,111.
At its June 8, 2022, board meeting, the Fresno County Transportation Authority (FCTA) approved the City of Reedley apportionment for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Measure C Extension anticipated revenues, as shown in the attached certification.
It claimed forms for each eligible subprogram under the Measure C Extension.
The City of Reedley’s apportionment for FY 2022-2023 is $899,111 based upon a formula calculation using the City’s 2022 population estimates per the California Department of Finance and the 2020 road miles per Caltrans Maintained Public Road Data Report.
Distributions of the FY 2022-2023 Measure C Extension funds collected by FCTA will be made to the City in monthly payments based on the percentage set forth on the form for each subprogram.
The City will use funds from the street maintenance, flexible funding, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance programs as matching funds for various projects.
The City will also use the street maintenance funds to perform various maintenance projects, including slurry seals, overlays, and others.
Due to the City’s population being under 25,000 this year, the City’s allocation for pedestrian/trail and bicycle facilities is being redistributed to flexible funding as outlined in the Measure C guidelines.
Also, under this claim, the City is certifying that these funds will not be used to substitute for property tax funds.
Furthermore, the City commits to submit the prior fiscal year’s Measure C Extension expenditures, the Fiscal Year 2021 – 2022, to the Fresno County Transportation Authority no later than November 15, 2022.
The City’s allocation for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 is an estimated $899,111.
These funds will be divided into the following:
- Street Maintenance ($395,637)
- ADA Compliance ($13,847)
- Flexible Funding ($489,628)
#7 The Council (5-0) adopted Resolution No. 2022-060, adopting the Development Impact Fee (DIF) Nexus Study and the Development Impact Fee Update applicable to new development. Mayor Mary Fast voted no.
On May 24, 2022, the City Council received a presentation by staff and Michael Baker International regarding the status of the Development Impact Fee update study.
The Update of Development Impact Fees for the City of Reedley (DIF Study) is completed.
The current DIF study and schedule used by the City was last updated and adopted in 2015.
The DIF Study has been available for public review on the city’s website.
Development Impact Fees are due at the time certificate(s) of occupancy are issued and are used to fund capital improvement projects and equipment needed to accommodate the new development.
Development Impact Fees intend to ensure that new development pays its fair share for impacts imposed on the City’s public facilities.
The attached DIF Study provides the analyses, documentation, and necessary findings for the adoption of updated impact fees in the following facility categories:
- Police Facilities
- Fire Protection Facilities
- General Government Facilities
- Park and Recreation Facilities
- Storm Drainage
- Water Facilities
In April 2021, the City retained Michael Baker International to prepare a DIF Study to analyze the cost of public facilities to accommodate new development in the city and calculate impact fees for new development under State law.
The DIF Study identifies the relationship between new development in Reedley and the cost of public facilities to serve forecasted growth through the year 2035.
In addition, the study provides estimates of the cost of facilities necessary for the anticipated growth.
The study calculates the updated DIF by land-use type that would generate revenues equal to these costs.
The DIF Study results from over one year of staff and consultant efforts to present accurate data, methodology, and analyses.
The DIF Study includes the proposed DIF schedules for new development in the Expansion Area outside the current city limits, the Infill Area, and the City Center area.
The Infill and City Center are areas delineated and established by the Fee Reduction Incentive Program (Resolution No. 2019-009).
The fees in the Infill and City Center areas are reductions of 25 and 50 percent, respectively, of the proposed fees in the Expansion Area as stipulated in Resolution 2019-009.
The fee reductions are justified by the reduced public facilities and associated costs needed to provide service to new development in the fee reduction areas compared to areas outside the city limits.
The methods used and the calculations performed by the consultant follow the Mitigation Fee Act and reflect the impact fees justified by the current level of service for public facilities and the cost to maintain the levels of services.
The consultant conducted a thorough fee comparison of the impact charged in surrounding cities.
The results of that comparison are included in the DIF Study. The proposed total fee for the City of Reedley (the total fee for a single-family home in the Expansion Area) is below the average of the seven cities in the comparison.
As noted in the DIF Study, a comparison of similar impact fees charged by cities in the region reflects a wide variance of fees.
As part of adopting the new DIF fees, staff also propose that DIF fees automatically have the Consumer Price Index adjusted annually to keep up with the current infrastructure cost.
The proposed development impact fees are estimated to provide approximately $75 million in total fee revenues for the identified public improvements between 2022 and 2035.
This estimate is based on assumptions of population growth, development activity, and adoption of maximum fee levels.
Actual revenues will depend on development activity, and some improvements will be provided directly as part of a project when stipulated in a development agreement.
The General Fund will fund the cost of preparing annual and five-year impact fee reports and future updates, as required by state law.
Subject to annual City Council approval, fees would be based on the inflation factor, which is the Annual All Urban Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA area.
Since the Council has not recently adjusted DIF fees, Assistant City Manager Paul Melikian said the fees would increase by 32.5 percent.
Moreover, Mayor Mary Fast urged an annual CPI adjustment for the DIF fees.
Community Development Director Rodney Horton suggested an automatic CPI increase during the public hearing.
The DIF fees will be in effect on September 1, 2022.
The meeting lasted until 8:42 p.m. The next City Council meeting will be on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 7 p.m.
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