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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Public Hearing 12-20-17 5:30 p.m.

The District is proposing to adopt a new sewer capacity fee for auxiliary dwelling units that are added onto an existing residence or are constructed as a detached structure (“ADUs”).

The proposed sewer capacity fee for ADUs is based on the study prepared by Tuckfield & Associates dated March 2016, a copy of which is on file with the District and is available for public review.  The study recommends that, in accordance with recently enacted legislation, the capacity fee for ADUs be calculated based on drainage fixture units (“DFUs”).  For ADUs with up to 15 DFUs, the capacity fee would be equal to 74% of the capacity fee applicable to a single-family residence.  An additional capacity fee would be payable for ADUs with more than 15 DFUs.  In addition, the capacity fee for ADUs would be subject to the District’s existing ordinance provisions under which capacity fees are adjusted annually in accordance with the Engineering News Record Construction Cost Index National Average.  

The District’s Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on the proposed capacity fee for ADUs on Wednesday December 20, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the District's Board room located at 1070 Faraday Road, Santa Ynez, California 93460.

If you have any questions or if you desire to review the study or other data on which the District's fees are calculated, please contact the District office at (805) 688-3088 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.

By Order of the Board of Directors of the Santa Ynez Community Services District.

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