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System Development Fees Passed By Council
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The Riverbank City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Annual AB 1600 Report of System Development Fee activity that was presented by Assistant City Manager Marisela Garcia at the regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The city is required to present the report annually under AB 1600 regarding the System Development Fees that are collected throughout the year by Dec. 30 regarding any revenues received and any uses of system development fees for that fiscal year.

The city has had the System Development Fee program in effect since 1967. Garcia explained in the report that a System Development Fee is defined as a charge by a local government agency to help fund and pay for the construction or needed expansion of infrastructure and improvements as related to new development. The purpose of these fees is to finance all or a portion of the cost of public facilities related to the development project.

The information in the report has to be made available to the public within 180 days after the last day of each fiscal year that includes a description of the type of fee in the account or fund, the amount of the fee, the beginning and ending balance of the account or fund, the amount of the fees collected and the interest earned, identification of each public improvement on which fees were expended, and identification of an approximate date of when future improvements will be made. The description of each interfund transfer or loan made from the account or fund, including the public improvement on which the transferred or loaned fees will be expended as well as any refunds made during that fiscal year must be disclosed. Garcia expressed that there are no fees that need to be refunded to any developer.

There are inactive accounts that still have balances like Bridges/Roads Fund 140; Overpasses Fund 145 and Railroad Crossing Fund 146. She added that the Bridges/Roads fund will go to the Roselle and Patterson intersection improvement that may be done within the next year.

The active funds are streets and public works, water, waste water, storm drainage, parks and recreation, and police and general government. These active funds include projects like the Patterson and Roselle traffic signal, ongoing projects Park Master Plan, Dog Park Improvements, and a new animal control vehicle to replace the current one.

There was no public comment during the city council meeting. The report is posted on the city’s website at as required by state law.

During a previous city council meeting, the council voted unanimously to continue the Animal Control Services contract with the city of Oakdale. The contract agreement will expire on June 30, 2022.

The City of Oakdale has been providing animal control services to Riverbank since 2009 which includes responding to animal related calls and patrolling for loose or roaming animals for 40 hours each week. The City of Riverbank covers all personnel costs associated with the patrols and any animal related after hours calls are on a fee for service basis. There are no changes in services or operations to the agreement; however, there is a cost of living increase. The Animal Control Services are funded through the city’s General Fund.