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