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File #: 17-0374R    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/11/2017 In control: Purchasing and Licensing
On agenda: 6/26/2017 Final action: 8/28/2017
Title: RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 16-0846, ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT, FINE, PENALTY, AND OTHER CHARGES FOR 2017, TO REVISE VACANT BUILDING REGISTRATION FEES.

Title

RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 16-0846, ADOPTING LICENSE, PERMIT, FINE, PENALTY, AND OTHER CHARGES FOR 2017, TO REVISE VACANT BUILDING REGISTRATION FEES.

 

Body

CITY PROPOSAL:

                     RESOLVED, that vacant buildings are a threat to public safety.

RESOLVED FURTHER, the city bears the majority of the costs of maintaining, administering, and demolishing vacant properties as well as servicing them with police and fire protection and public infrastructure.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that studies indicate that the police and fire calls per year at a vacant building property increase.  The likelihood of crime or arson occurring at the vacant building also increase per year.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the longer a property stays vacant, the more likely it is to have housing code violations and require City housing and environmental abatement services. The city’s costs increase each year the building remains vacant due to deterioration.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that Resolution 16-0846, adopting license, permit, fine, penalty and other charges for 2017, be amended to add, delete, and modify the following fees:

 

Fire

 

 

2017

Vacant Building Registration - First Year Annual

   $500

Vacant Building Registration - 2nd  Year

$1,000

Vacant Building Registration - 3rd Year

$1,500

Vacant Building Registration - 4th Year

$2,000

Vacant Building Registration - 5th Year

$2,500

Vacant Building Registration -Years After 5

   $500 plus previous year        year

 

 

Statement of Purpose

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution amends Resolution 16-0846 by increasing vacant building registration fees. The city’s costs associated with vacant buildings increase each year a building remains vacant.