PCBA Government Affairs Committee
Chair: Alan Rayl, Rayl Engineering and Surveying
Co-Chair: William Webb, Focus Homes
Monthy Meeting- First Thursday
*due to the Holidays, the next meeting will be on Thursday, January 10, 2019, will resume normal meeting day in February
PCBA Conference Room
Meeting with members and county land development and engineering departments to discuss updates and issues. Local, state, and Federal legislative and regulatory issues that affect the building industry are also discussed. All members welcome.
Most the impact fees adopted in 2015 are currently assessed at 100$ and total $8,419.
The current school impact fee of $5242 is adopted at 50% of assessment.
Commissioners recently choose Duncan & Associates to conduct a new impact fee study.
Commissioners will take the new study under advisement when considering increases. Only two commissioners on the board now were on the board in 2015.
PCBA’s concern is with pressure on school capacity, we could see increase in school impact fees based on the new study results.
Based on the results, other impact fees could increase as well.
Right now, numbers are simply unknown until the study is released and discussions start.
With an anticipated effective date of January 1, 2020 and the requirement that any fee change must provide for 90-day notice, the public hearings will likely be heard in August and September with adoption of October 1st, 2019.
PCBA Government Affairs Co-Chair, William Webb (Webb Homebuilders Group), representing PCBA at FHBA’s 2019 Legislative Days. Webb went to the Polk County Day’s Lunch with County Commissioner George Lindsey and Commissioner John Hall. He then me with Senator Tom Lee to talk about bills that affect our industry.
William also brought this son, Hunter Webb, and two of his classmates from George Jenkins High School, Christopher Cabrera and Brock Bretz. What a great way to show our youth the importance of the legislative process and how to get involved!
PCBA Members Lisa and Jerry Prescott, with Libert Septic, talked about important Septic Tank Legislation with Senator Albritton’s office. Jerry also represents us as an associate member on FHBA’s Board of Directors.