The Utah Valley Home Builders Association is looking out for its members. Advocacy to local, state and national policy makers and other regulatory bodies on behalf of the building industry is a critical component of the HBA’s mission. Get involved by joining the Government Affairs Committee. The Government Affairs committee meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at Noon. Next meeting is September 27, 2018 at Noon. RSVP 801-225-8893. Below are the current items the committee is working on:
*IMPACT FEES. 2018 is definitely a busy year for our local municipalities to revisit their Impact Fee studies. Your input matters! As we continue to challenge cities studies and fees, your involvement is noted and matters as city councils make their final decisions. UVHBA every July and January updates our Impact Fee Summary Report which shows all Utah County cities impact and building permit fees for single family homes. Request your copy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lehi City: The city of Lehi has just provided us with a copy of their new Impact Fees for...Culinary Water, PI, Sewer, Parks, and Power. A total increase of $630 per single family home. UVHBA has until September 14 to get any comments back to the city. If you would like to review the IFFP's please contact Deann at 801-372-3900 or email@example.com immediately.
Saratoga Springs UVHBA is working with legal counsel and made request to Utah State Auditor, Mr. Dougall, to review some impact fees, department operational concerns, and engineering and building department fees of the city of Saratoga Springs. A Final Attorneys Summary is expected in September 2018.
Saratoga Springs council approved new impact fees for Sewer and Storm Drain on July 3. The new fees are: Sewer (all one citywide district now) $838. Please remember the TSSD impact fee is $1708 in addition to the city fee. The present rate for Sewer are $642 to $1020 depending on what zone district you are building in. The Storm Drain impact fee is now $2065/acre. This is up from $1776/acre. The new Impact Fees will be effective October 3, 2018.
Provo is finishing up and their year-long Impact Fee reports. Thank you to Chris Gamroulas and Monte Kingston for coming with staff to these meetings. The city will have finished IFFP's by October and are planning an Open House for everyone to come in mid-November to review the Impact Fee Facility Plans's (IFFP).
ALSO... Provo City Asphalt Overlay Conditions: Ivory Homes and other developers and excavators made a formal request from the Utah State Ombudsman requesting a decision on Provo City's Asphalt Overlay fees and inspection fees validity. The Ombudsman gave an opinion citing in favor of Ivory Homes and excavators that the fees paid did not satisfy the extent of the exaction test and the fees are not proportionate because the contractor could fulfill the process at a much lower cost. Any leftover funds should be refunded to Ivory Homes when the city finishes the one-inch overlay on the roads within the subdivision. This is a great outcome for Ivory and the building industry. For a complete copy of the Advisory Opinion from the Ombudsman, please request from firstname.lastname@example.org
Payson Is moving forward with their new proposed Impact Fee Facility Plan's (IFFP) on water and public safety. Water and Public Safety Impact Fees were voted in by the City Council on July 18. They will be effective October 18. Current Water impact fee is $1236 - New water impact fee is $1867. The current Public Safety impact fee is $405 - New public safety impact fee is $600. UVHBA was successful in getting the Public Safety impact fee reduced $170 ! Parks/Recreation impact fee was challenged by UVHBA and we are waiting to see the new draft. The city council will be voting on the Park impact fees September 19, 2018.
Friends of Housing PAC plays an important role in supporting candidates who understand and support our industry. Your contributions fund the work of responsive government and affordable housing. Please be generous with your donations in 2018. Golfers at the August 26 Fox Hollow tournament helped us raise an additional $510 for our Friends of Housing PAC. Please consider giving a generous tax deductible donation to the Utah Valley Friends of Housing PAC.
*Preserve Your Business NOW - The Home Builders Association has saved you more than $30,000 per home, plus tens of thousands per year in business costs; and, help to stimulate the housing market. Join the HBA Now. You can’t afford not to!
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