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2011-035-1428-Z-105 - Amending the City's Revenue Manual City of Miami Gardens Zoning Agenda Memo Zoning Board Meeting Date: March 2, 2011 Item Type: (Enter X in box) Resolution Ordinance Other x Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading: (Enter X in box) 1st Reading 2nd Reading x Public Hearing: (Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No Funding Source: (Enter Fund & Dept) Advertising Requirement: Yes No Contract/P.O. Required: Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: X Strategic Plan Related: Yes No Strategic Plan Priority Area: Enhance Organizational Bus. & Economic Dev Public Safety Quality of Education Qual. of Life & City Image Communication N/A X Sponsor Name: Dr. Danny Crew, City Manager Department: Planning and Zoning Department Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY’S REVENUE MANUAL REGARDING LANDSCAPE DISCOUNT FEES IN ACCORDANCE WITH EXHIBIT “A” ATTACHED HERETO; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: Background The City’s Revenue Manual establishes fees for City services including Building, Planning and Zoning fees. The City adopted the latest version of the Revenue Manual for FY 2010‐2011 on September 22, 2010. Current Situation This memorandum assumes that those certain proposed amendments to the Land Development Regulations (LDRs) adopted on first reading at the February 2, 2011 Zoning Meeting, are now adopted on second reading. ITEM 10-A) RESOLUTION PUBLIC HEARINGS Amending the City's Revenue Manual Revise Revenue Manual for Planning and Zoning Fees 2 | P a g e In addition to the LDR amendments, the stakeholders identified the need to revise the timing of LDR fee discounts for landscape. The fee discounts are provided to incentivize and encourage early compliance with the new code. Recognizing that the landscape requirements were being amended, many property owners delayed submitting landscape plans and therefore could not take advantage of the first year fee discounts for early submittal. The stakeholders requested that the timeframe for the first year’s fee discount be extended to coincide with the adoption of the LDR Amendments in order to give a full year for such discounts. Exhibit “A” provides the proposed date changes for the discount landscape fees. Proposed Action: City Staff recommends Council approval of a resolution to revise the effective date of landscape discount fees as set forth in Exhibit “A”. Attachments: • Exhibit “A”, Recommended Amendments to Revenue Manual Revise Revenue Manual for Planning and Zoning Fees 3 | P a g e EXHIBIT “A” PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO MIAMI GARDENS REVENUE MANUAL LANDSCAPE DISCOUNT FEES Proposed additions are reflected in bold italicized and underlined text with strikeout text for deletions. LANDSCAPE PLANS AND INSTALLATION AMORTIZED PER LANDSCAPE REGULATIONS Discount for all landscape related planning and building fees per the following percentages: Applications made between April 7, 2010 March 1, 2011 and April 6, 2011March 1, 2012 80% Applications made between April 7, 2011March 2, 2012 and April 6, 2012 60% Applications made between April 7, 2012 and April 6, 2013 40% Applications made between April 7, 2013 and April 6, 2014 20% Applications made between April 7, 2014 and April 6, 2015 10% Applications made after April 7, 2015 No discount