North Bethany Funding
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The North Bethany Community Plan requires that an adequate level of transportation funding be assured prior to urban development occurring. This requirement can be found in A-Engrossed Ordinance No. 730, Exhibit 10, page 1 of , Implementing Strategy w. Once an adequate level of transportation funding is assured, a legislative plan amendment may remove the FD-20 designation and apply urban land use designations. The North Bethany Transportation Funding Strategy provides the road map for the assurance of adequate transportation funding.
This was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners concurrent with the North Bethany planning ordinance A-Engrossed 730, on October 26, 2010. This System Development Charge works similar to and supplements the Transportation Development Tax (TDT). These fees are paid by developers at the time of a building permit.
In the May 17, 2011 election, voters in the North Bethany Subarea approved Ballot Measure No. 34-189, thus taking the necessary step to create the North Bethany County Service District. It was then established by the Board of County Commissioners on June 7, 2011. This revenue will be in the form of an additional amount incorporated into the property taxes of the tax lots within the North Bethany Subarea.