On June 2, 2015, the Keller City Council passed Ordinance No. 1741 approving amendments to the City of Keller's Impact Fee Ordinance which includes revisions to the Land Use Assumptions; revisions to the Water, Wastewater, and Roadway Capital Improvement Plan and Impact Fee Analysis; and adopting the revised Assessment and Collection Rates for Water, Wastewater, and Roadway Impact Fees. The Draft Impact Fee Study is available below.
The City of Keller currently assesses water, sanitary sewer, and roadway impact fees in accordance with Chapter 395 of the Texas Local Government Code (TLGC). An impact fee is a charge or assessment imposed by a City on new development in order to generate revenue for funding or recouping the costs of capital improvements or facility expansions necessitated by and attributable to new development. Chapter 395 requires any city imposing an impact fee to update the land use assumptions and capital improvements plan at least every five years. The City of Keller's land use assumptions, roadway capital improvement plan, and impact fees were last updated in December of 2009. The Planning and Zoning Commission, in its capacity as the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee (CIAC), is the review board for the impact fee update. The purpose of the Impact Fee Update is to revise the allowable impact fees that may be assessed for new development. The actual impact fees will be less than the allowable impact fee, and may be more or less than the current impact fee rate structure.
Impact Fee Update Project Recap:
Freese and Nichols, Inc. has been working on the update of the Land Use Assumptions, Capital Improvements Plan, and the City of Keller Roadway, Water and Wastewater Impact Fee Ordinance since January 2014. On March 23, 2014, Freese and Nichols, Inc. briefed the CIAC on the history, purpose, and process of implementing and updating impact fees. The CIAC also made a recommendation on the Projected Growth Rate for development of land use assumptions.
A third meeting of the CIAC was held on July 23, 2014. CIAC continued discussion on preliminary land use assumptions and the capital improvements plans.
Work sessions with CIAC and staff members were held on August 14, 2015 and August 25, 2015. Freese and Nichols, Inc. presented preliminary Impact Fee Calculations and Surrounding City Comparisons.
Download the August 11, 2014 CIAC meeting agenda (PDF)
A Joint Work Session with City Council and CIAC was held on November 24, 2014 to discuss the Impact Fee Ordinance Update.
Download the November 24, 2014 CIAC meeting agenda (PDF)
A CIAC meeting was held on Monday, March 23, 2015, to consider a recommendation on a written report to City Council on the Land Use Assumptions, Capital Improvements Plan, and Calculations for Maximum Impact Fees per Service Area within the Water, Wastewater, and Roadway Impact Fee Study, and Recommended Assessed Impact Fees.
A CIAC meeting was held on Monday, March 30, 2015, to continue discussions on a written report to City Council on the Land Use Assumptions, Capital Improvements Plan, and Calculations for Maximum Impact Fees per Service Area within the Water, Wastewater, and Roadway Impact Fee Study, and Recommended Assessed Impact Fees.
Download the March 30, 2015 CIAC meeting agenda (PDF)
A City Council Meeting was held on April 7, 2015 to consider a resolution establishing a public hearing date for May 19, 2015, to consider amendments to the Land Use Assumptions, Capital Improvements Plans, and associated Impact Fees for Water, Wastewater, and Roadway Capital Improvements.
A City Council meeting was held on May 19, 2015 to conduct a public hearing and consider an ordinance approving the update of land use assumptions and water, wastewater, and roadway capital improvements plans and impact fee analysis, and adopting a revised collection schedule for water, wastewater, and roadway impact fees. This item was tabled to June 2, 2015 to allow for further discussion.
A City Council meeting was held on June 2, 2015 approving Ordinance No. 1741 updated the land use assumptions and water, wastewater, and roadway capital improvements plans and impact fee analysis, and adopting a revised collection schedule for water, wastewater, and roadway impact fees.
For questions and more information about the Impact Fee Update, please contact the Community Development Department below:
Phone: (817) 743-4130
Fax: (817) 743-4195