HBA’s efforts have lead to revised report from city staff to city council including HBA recommendations. Council approves HBA supported split approach to two SDC changes.
The City of Sherwood and HBA have moved forward with a targeted, yet limited increase with the update of the City of Sherwood’s System Development Charge (SDC) methodologies for Sanitary Sewer and Transportation improvements.
The decision followed the Sherwood City Council voting in December to delay adoption of the new Transportation and Sanitary Sewer methodologies until January 17th, to allow the HBA to continue to work with City staff and our members. To this end, the HBA submitted a formal recommendation to council on the preferred SDC methodology in advance of the council hearing, and HBA staff and membership testified in support of the recommendation.
Ultimately, the HBA and staff recommendations to city council was to move ahead with a limited, city-wide transportation SDC increase and have the sanitary sewer SDC be more appropriately applied to the new expansion area and cost of infrastructure construction in those newly developed communities.
The outcome is a significant win for the HBA and those building in Sherwood and a testament to the partnership being forged by the HBA with the City of Sherwood, its Mayor and staff.