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 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


Budget Fiscal Year 2015-16


Budget Committee FY2015-16

Appointed Members

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

Board Members

  • Catheine Whalen - Board Chair
  • Marcus Denney - Vice Chair
  • Nikki Lesich - Secretary
  • Dean Dollarhide - Director
  • Travis Dray - Director

Budget Calendar FY2015-16

April 15, 2015 - Budget Committee Meeting #1

April 22, 2015 - Budget Committee Meeting #2

May 27, 2015 - Public Hearing

June 24, 2015 - Adopt Budget, Make Appropriations

Budget Documents 

Executive Director's Proposed Budget - April 15, 2015

Adjusted Budget - April 22, 2015

Budget Committee Approved Budget - April 22, 2015

Parks Board Adopted Budget - June 24, 2015