§ 52.08  CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY AND DETERMINATION OF FEE.
   (A)   Classification. For purposes of determining the fee, all properties in the town are classified as follows:
      (1)   Tier 1 Single-Family Residential property.
      (2)   Tier 2 Single-Family Residential property.
      (3)   Tier 3 Single-Family Residential property.
      (4)   Agricultural Residential (AR) property.
      (5)   Commercial property, including but not limited to the following classifications: Light Industrial (LI) property, Neighborhood Commercial (NC) property, Office Professional (OP) property, Areawide Business (AB) property, Marine District (MD) property.
      (6)   Recreation facilities, parks, golf courses and appurtenances thereto.
      (7)   Multifamily (MF) property.
      (8)   Mixed Use (MU) property.
      (9)   Undeveloped property.
   (B)   Base rate.
Years
Base Rate/ERU
Years
Base Rate/ERU
Existing
$60.00
2021
$60.90
2022
$61.81
2023
$79.55
2024
$81.30
2025
$82.52
2026
$83.96
2027
$85.43
2028
$86.93
2029
$88.45
2030+
$90.00
 
   (C)   Runoff coefficient assignments by classification. For the purpose of equating non-residential property to residential property in the fee computation, the ERU is used in conjunction with the total gross land area and classifications of the properties. Since the ERU is used to relate a rate charged for a typical residential property, this becomes the common denominator by which all other non- residential property classifications of properties are evaluated. To do this, the town utilizes accepted land use coefficients to relate to the intensity of development and thereby creates ratios that can be used for the fee computation. Pursuant to this chapter, for non-residential property calculations, an ERU is considered to be a single-family lot less than or equal to 20,000 square feet. The runoff coefficient assigned to the ERU is 0.36. The runoff coefficients assigned to the classifications are as follows:
      (1)   Single-Family Residential
         (All tiers)            0.36
      (2)   Agricultural Residential (AR)   0.36
      (3)   Light Industrial (LI)         0.73
      (4)   Neighborhood Commercial
         (NC)               0.77
      (5)   Office Professional (OP)      0.78
      (6)   Area-wide Business (AB),
         Marine District (MD),
         Mixed Use (MU) or Recreation   0.86
      (7)   Multifamily (MF)         0.56
   (D)   Computation methodology of Stormwater Utility Management Program fee and example calculation.
      (1)   Computation of Stormwater Utility Management Program fee.
         (a)   Determine the ERU base rate for the year.
         (b)   Equate base range (0 - 0.5 ac) of commercial to the ERU.
         (c)   Assign area ranges for commercial zones.
         (d)   Calculate ratios for parcels > 0.5 ac based on area.
         (e)   Using the ratios calculated in division (d), multiply by base rate to obtain the yearly fee.
      (2)   Example calculation. In order to find the fee for 2.75-acre property in an AB zone in 2021:
         (a)   ERU = $60.90/year.
         (b)   Ratio of AB to ERU 0.86/0.36 = 2.39. Therefore, a parcel </=20,000 square feet has a ratio of 2.39.
         (c)   The property (2.75 ac) falls within the assigned area of 2.10 - 5.00 acre.
         (d)   Multiply ratio by avgerage value for this range: 2.39/9.50 x 3.55 = 16.97.
         (e)   Compute fee based on ERU: 16.97 x 60.90 = $1,033.47/year.
   (E)   Stormwater Utility Management Program fee: assigned ratios based on "C" factors and acreage.
Area of parcels (acres)*
Average areas (acres)
AB
OP
NC
LI
MF
Area of parcels (acres)*
Average areas (acres)
AB
OP
NC
LI
MF
0 - 0.50
2.39
2.17
2.14
2.03
1.56
0.51 - 1.0
0.76
3.63
3.30
3.25
3.09
2.37
1.1 - 2.0
1.55
7.41
6.73
6.63
6.29
4.84
2.1 - 5.0
3.55
16.9 7
15.4 1
15.1 9
14.4 1
11.0 8
5.1 - 10.0
7.55
36.0 9
32.7 7
32.3 1
30.6 5
23.5 6
10.1 - 15.0
12.5 5
59.9 9
54.4 7
53.7 1
50.9 5
39.1 6
15.1 - 20.0
17.5 5
83.8 9
76.1 7
75.1 1
71.2 5
54.7 6
20.1 - 30.0
25.0 5
119. 74
108. 72
107. 21
101. 70
78.1 6
Parcels larger than 30 ac based on actual acreage
*Note: Average area within each range is used to determine ratio
 
   (F)   Annual fees.  Annual fees for all property, whether occupied or vacant, shall be as follows:
      (1)   Tier 1 Single-Family Residential property.  Tier 1 Single-Family Residential property shall be charged a fee equal to the base rate times three quarters (0.75) of an equivalent residential unit (ERU), regardless of the size of the parcel or the improvements.
      (2)   Tier 2 Single-Family Residential property.  Tier 2 Single-Family Residential property shall be charged a fee equal to the base rate times one equivalent residential unit (ERU), regardless of the size of the parcel or the improvements.
      (3)   Tier 3 Single-Family Residential property.  Tier 3 Single-Family Residential property shall be charged a fee equal to the base rate times one and a half (1.50) equivalent residential units (ERU), regardless of the size of the parcel or the improvements.
      (4)   Agricultural Residential property.  Agricultural Residential property shall be charged a fee equal to the base rate times one equivalent residential unit (ERU), regardless of the size of the parcel or the improvements.
      (5)   Commercial property.  The intensity of development factor is greater than a single-family unit because of the amount of impervious area. Pursuant to generally accepted engineering data, the runoff coefficient or C-Factor for commercial property has been determined to be as set forth below in divisions (a) through (e). An equation is used to relate the runoff coefficient of the multi-family property to a base ERU equal to a single-family lot less than or equal to 20,000 square feet for calculation purposes. This equation is then multiplied by the average acreage for the appropriate size range of the property in question. The determined ratio is then multiplied by the base rate to determine the yearly fee. Commercial condominiums that have been assigned a tax map number by the county shall be billed at the base rate.
         (b)   Neighborhood Commercial      0.77
         (c)   Office Professional         0.78
         (d)   Areawide Business,
            Marine District,
            Mixed Use or Recreation      0.86
         (e)   Multifamily            0.56
      (6)   Undeveloped property. Undeveloped property shall be charged one-half (0.5) of the ERU rate. Pursuant to generally accepted engineering data, the runoff coefficient is approximately one-half of the runoff coefficient for the ERU definition stated herein.
      (7)   Recreation facilities, parks, golf courses, and appurtenances thereto. Recreation facilities, parks, and golf courses shall be charged one-half (0.5) of the ERU rate for each individual tax parcel. Clubhouses, tennis and pool facilities, and appurtenances thereto shall be billed at the appropriate AB Rate as previously defined in this section under division (E).
   (G)   Minimum fee.
      (1)   All dwelling units within the town that have been assigned a tax map number by the county shall be charged the base rate multiplied by the appropriate ERU.
      (2)   All non-residential/commercial property within the town that has been assigned an individual tax map number by the county shall be charged a minimum fee based upon a parcel size of less than one-half (0.5) acre within the applicable classification, or a fee based upon an actual calculation as prescribed by this chapter, whichever is greater.
(Ord. 21059, passed 8-10-21)