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ORDINANCE NO

7083

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE AUGUSTA RICHMOND COUNTY CODE BY ADDING SUBPARAGRAPH a TO PARAGRAPH ill TRADE EXHIBIT AND EVENT TEE CENTER OF 2 2 33 7 OF AUGUSTA AS PROVIDED IN EXHIBIT
A

ATTACHED HERETO

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE AUGUSTA RICHMOND COUNTY COMMISSION HEREBY ORDAINED BY THE AUTHORITY OF SAME that the Augusta Richmond AND IT IS County Code be amended for S2 2 33 7 III to add
a

The effective date for this funding provision shall be the first calendar month following the latter of the execution of a contact for the construction of the TEE Center or the be closing for the acquisition of the real property on which the TEE Center shall constructed Until the effective date all Transportation Fees that were to be designated for TEE Center expenses including the Transportation fees collected prior to enactment of this subsection shall be allocated to fund Transportation services as provided in

Paragraph

1
16

Adopted this

day of

Sept

2008

Second

Reading Waived

David S
As its

cf
Copenhave
Mayor

Seal

Publish in the Augusta Chronicle

September

25

2008

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iI

CERTIFICATION

Clerk of Commission Lena J Bonner hereby certifies that the Commission on foregoing Ordinance was duly adopted by the Augusta Richmond County 2008 and that such Ordinance have not been modified or rescinded as of the date hereof and the undersigned further certifies that the attached Ordinance is a true copy of
The

undersigned

the Ordinance which

was

approved

and

adopted

in the

foregoing meeting

s

Lena J Bonner Clerk of Commission

Published in the Augusta Chronicle
Date

2 2 33 7 TRANSPORTATION AND TOURISM FUND ESTABLISHED

Transportation Fund that shall be utilized to enhance the transportation services provided under the Article and to provide for the enhancement of the tourism facilities in Augusta Richmond County All of the Transportation Fees deposited in this fund shall be dedicated for the purposes articulated herein and administered by the The Transportation Tourism and Historic Heritage Committee with approval ofthe Commission be transferred from time Transportation Fees collected and deposited in the Transportation Fund may to time to other funds as approved by the Commission to effectuate the purpose of the Transportation Fee for providing and enhancing transportation and tourism opportunities consistent with the uses provided herein
Pursuant to this Ordinance there is established
a

The

Transportation

Fees shall be

eligible

for the

following uses

I

Transportation
a

Services

b

c

Funding the increased demand for public transportation services created by Hotel implementation of this fee and offering transportation services at no cost to Guests paying the Transportation Fee of Funding additional public transportation services for tourists and residents and Augusta Richmond County to encourage the utilization of the tourism services destinations in Augusta Richmond County The Augusta Transit Department shall be allocated all Transportation Fee funds
collected but not otherwise allocated to Tourism Enhancement
or

TEE Center

operations
II
A

Tourism Enhancement

Fund Uses

The Committee shall make recommendations for enhancement oftourism destinations within the Historic Heritage District through the following uses The Committee shall fIrst fund the needs of the areas designated as Bethlehem and Laney Walker prior to funding other areas of the Historic

Heritage

District
a

and Planning activities that consist of all costs of data gathering studies analysis preparation of plans and the identifIcation of actions that will implement such plans including but not limited to l Comprehensive plans 2 Community development plans Functional plans in areas such as 3 i Housing including the development of a consolidated plan Land use and urban environmental design ii Economic development iii iv Open space and recreation v Energy use and conservation vi Floodplain and wetlands management

vii viii ix
4

Transportation
Utilities and Historic

preservation
as

Other
i

plans

and studies such
area

5

neighborhood plans Capital improvements programs Individual project plans but excluding engineering and design costs iii related to a specifIc activity iv The reasonable costs of general environmental urban environmental design and historic preservation studies v Strategies and action programs to implement plans including the development of codes ordinances and regulations building activities which will capacity management Policy planning enable the recipient to
Small
ii
l
2

and

Determine its needs
Set long term goals and short term objectives
to urban environmental

including those related

design

3

4
5

Devise programs and activities to meet these goals and objectives Evaluate the progress of such programs and activities in and objectives and coordination and monitoring of activities Carry out management the necessary for effective plannlng implementation but excluding

accomplishing

these

goals

b

implement such plans Development hard costs The actual cost of constructing or rehabilitating historic structures These costs include the following For new construction costs to meet the applicable new construction 1
costs necessary to

standards
2 For rehabilitation costs

1
ii

To meet the property standards of applicable

County historic

preservation

State and Federal codes

To make essential

repairs or use by persons
3 For both
new

improvements including energy related improvements improvements necessary to permit
with disabilities and the abatement of

hazardous conditions

construction and rehabilitation costs

1
ii iii

To demolish
To make

existing structures utility connections including off site connections from the property line to the adjacent street To make improvements to the project site that are keeping Site with improvements of surrounding projects site roads and sewer and water improvements may include on lines necessary to the development of the project The project site is the property owned by the project owner upon which the project is located utility
connections
or

4

Costs to make

to

make

improvements

to the

project

sites

c

d
e

Refinancing Costs The cost to refinance existing debt secured by real property that is being rehabilitated or improved with Tourism Funds Acquisition Costs Costs of acquiring improved or unimproved real property Related soft costs Otherreasonable and necessary costs incurred by property owners or Augusta Richmond County and associated with the fmancing or development or both of new construction rehabilitation or acquisition ofreal property with Tourism
Funds
These costs include but
1
2
are

not

limited to

3
4

5

engineering orrelated professional services required to prepare plans drawings specifications or work write ups Costs to process and settle the fmancing for a project such as private lender origination fees credit reports fees for title evidence fees for recordation and filing oflegal documents building permits attorneys fees private appraisal fees and fees for an independent cost estimate builders or developers fees Costs of a project audit that Augusta Richmond County may require with respect to the development of the project Costs to provide information services such as affirmative marketing and information to prospective investors and tourists Staff and overhead costs directly related to carrying out the project such as work specifications preparation loan processing inspections and other services related to assisting potential owners and investors
Architectural
F or both
new

6

of
7

impact

fees that

construction and rehabilitation costs for the payment are charged for all projects within Augusta

Richmond

County
directly related to
the

Costs of environmental review

project

B

Amount Allocated

F or fifty 50 years following implementation of these provisions unless extended hereafter 750 000 00 per year of the funds generated shall be allocated to the enhancement of the Laney

Walker and Bethlehem Historic
III

Heritage

District

Trade Exhibit and Event TEE Center

years following adoptions of these proVIsIOns unless extended hereafter 350 000 00 per year of the Transportation Fund shall be allocated to the TEE Center This amount shall be used for the management and operating expenses of the TEE Center including the cost of

For

fifty

conjunction with TEE Center events and to encourage utilization of the enhanced tourism services by TEE Center patrons This amount may be adjusted annually to reflect increases in accepted inflation rates
promoting
use

of public

transportation

in

a

The effective date for this

funding provision
a

shall be the fIrst calendar month

following

the latter of the execution of

contact

for the construction of the TEE

closing of the acquisition of the real property on which the TEE Center Transportation Fees that were to be designated for TEE Center expenses including the Transportation Fees collected prior to enactment of this subsection shall be allocated to fund Transportation Services as provided in Paragraph 1
Center or the

shall be constructed Until the effective date all