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67-8208.  Capital improvements plan. (1) Each governmental entity intending to impose a development impact fee shall prepare a capital improvements plan. That portion of the cost of preparing a capital improvements plan which is attributable to determining the development impact fee may be funded by a one (1) time ad valorem levy which does not exceed two one-hundredths percent (.02%) of market value or by a surcharge imposed by ordinance on the collection of a development impact fee which surcharge does not exceed the development’s proportionate share of the cost of preparing the plan. For governmental entities required to undertake comprehensive planning pursuant to chapter 65, title 67, Idaho Code, such capital improvements plan shall be prepared and adopted according to the requirements contained in the local planning act, section 67-6509, Idaho Code, and shall be included as an element of the comprehensive plan. The capital improvements plan shall be prepared by qualified professionals in fields relating to finance, engineering, planning and transportation. The persons preparing the plan shall consult with the development impact fee advisory committee.
The capital improvements plan shall contain all of the following:
(a)  A general description of all existing public facilities and their existing deficiencies within the service area or areas of the governmental entity and a reasonable estimate of all costs and a plan to develop the funding resources related to curing the existing deficiencies including, but not limited to, the upgrading, updating, improving, expanding or replacing of such facilities to meet existing needs and usage;
(b)  A commitment by the governmental entity to use other available sources of revenue to cure existing system deficiencies where practical;
(c)  An analysis of the total capacity, the level of current usage, and commitments for usage of capacity of existing capital improvements, which shall be prepared by a qualified professional planner or by a qualified engineer licensed to perform engineering services in this state;
(d)  A description of the land use assumptions by the government entity;
(e)  A definitive table establishing the specific level or quantity of use, consumption, generation or discharge of a service unit for each category of system improvements and an equivalency or conversion table establishing the ratio of a service unit to various types of land uses, including residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial;
(f)  A description of all system improvements and their costs necessitated by and attributable to new development in the service area based on the approved land use assumptions, to provide a level of service not to exceed the level of service adopted in the development impact fee ordinance;
(g)  The total number of service units necessitated by and attributable to new development within the service area based on the approved land use assumptions and calculated in accordance with generally accepted engineering or planning criteria;
(h)  The projected demand for system improvements required by new service units projected over a reasonable period of time not to exceed twenty (20) years;
(i)  Identification of all sources and levels of funding available to the governmental entity for the financing of the system improvements;
(j)  If the proposed system improvements include the improvement of public facilities under the jurisdiction of the state of Idaho or another governmental entity, then an agreement between governmental entities shall specify the reasonable share of funding by each unit, provided the governmental entity authorized to impose development impact fees shall not assume more than its reasonable share of funding joint improvements, nor shall the agreement permit expenditure of development impact fees by a governmental entity which is not authorized to impose development impact fees unless such expenditure is pursuant to a developer agreement under section 67-8214, Idaho Code; and
(k)  A schedule setting forth estimated dates for commencing and completing construction of all improvements identified in the capital improvements plan.
(2)  The governmental entity imposing a development impact fee shall update the capital improvements plan at least once every five (5) years. The five (5) year period shall commence from the date of the original adoption of the capital improvements plan. The updating of the capital improvements plan shall be made in accordance with procedures set forth in section 67-8206, Idaho Code.
(3)  The governmental entity must annually adopt a capital budget.
(4)  The capital improvements plan shall be updated in conformance with the provisions of subsection (2) of this section each time a governmental entity proposes the amendment, modification or adoption of a development impact fee ordinance.

[67-8208, added 1992, ch. 282, sec. 1, p. 869; am. 1996, ch. 322, sec. 71, p. 1098; am. 1996, ch. 366, sec. 5, p. 1233; am. 2002, ch. 347, sec. 4, p. 990.]

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