NWC Parks & Recreation Finance

Telephone: (541) 296-9533

Notice to Update the System Development Charges Methodology

The Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District is updating their system development charges methodology. Please see the 90 day notice, and click here to review the proposed Methodology. If you have comments we would love to hear from you. A public hearing to take comments regarding the proposed system development charges will be scheduled in March, 2017 at the Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District office. If you wish to comment but cannot attend the public hearing, please address written comments as follows:

 

Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District

Attention: Scott Baker

602 W. 2nd Street

The Dalles, OR 97058

541-296-9533 office

Written comments must be received by March 10, 2017 to be considered.

Q: What are SDCs?

A: SDC stands for System Development Charge. SDCs are one-time fees assessed on new development to cover a portion of the costs of providing certain types of public capital facilities to address impact created by new development. Oregon law provides for establishment of SDC fees for transportation, water, wastewater (sewer), storm water, and parks and recreation facilities.

Parks and Recreation SDCs cover a portion of the cost to provide for parks and recreation facilities that are needed to serve The Dalles growing community. Parks SDC money can be spent only on capital improvements that increase the capacity of parks and recreation facilities in order to offset the impact of new development. SDC funds can’t be used for operations and maintenance of park facilities.

Q: What is an SDC Methodology?

A: Simply put. The SDC Methodology is a study that identifies how much funding will be needed to pay for the expansion of the park system due to growth, and then divides those costs by the projected population to establish a fee.

Q: What are the proposed fees?

A: The rate schedule can be found on page 4 of the methodology update. The methodology report calculates the maximum SDC Rate. Every year, the Northern Wasco County Park and Recreation District Board establishes a fee for the following year. The fee cannot go above the maximum rate.


BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2017-18

Budget Calendar FY2017-18                                        Budget Committee FY2017-18

April 5, 2017 - Budget Committee Meeting #1                                                                        Appointed Members

April 19, 2017 - Budget Committee Meeting #2                                                                                   Bob Ford, Chuck Covert, Charlie Foote, Antoine Tissot, Butch Hert

May 17, 2017 - Budget Hearing, Adopt Budget, Make Appropriations                                 Board Members

                                                                                                                                                                   Catherine Whalen, Tracy Dugick, Travis Dray, Marcus Denney, Annette Byers

Budget Documents                                                                                                                                   

Executive Director's Proposed Budget - April 5, 2017                                                                 

Adjusted Budget - April 19, 2017

Budget Committee Approved Budget - April 29, 2017

Parks Board Adopted Budget - May 17, 2017

 

BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2016-17

Budget Committee FY2016-17

Appointed Members

  • Chuck Covert
  • Helen Elsmore
  • Charlie Foote
  • Bob Ford
  • Anthony Pereira

Board Members

  • Catheine Whalen - Board Chair
  • Marcus Denney - Vice Chair
  • Tracy Dugick - Secretary
  • Annette Byers - Director
  • Travis Dray - Director

Budget Calendar FY2016-17

April 6, 2016 - Budget Committee Meeting #1

April 20, 2016 - Budget Committee Meeting #2

June 15, 2016 - Public Hearing, Adopt Budget, Make Appropriations

 

Budget Documents

Executive Director's Proposed Budget - April 6, 2016

Adjusted Budget - April 20, 2016

Budget Committee Approved Budget - April 20, 2016

Parks Board Adopted Budget - June 15, 2016