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A. When development occurs that gives rise to a system development charge under Section 4.20.040 of this Chapter, the system development charge for the existing use shall be calculated and if it is less than the system development charge for the proposed use, the difference between the system development charge for the existing use and the system development charge for the proposed use shall be the system development charge required under Section 4.20.040. If the change is use results in the systems development charge for the proposed use being less than the system development charge for the existing use, no system development charge shall be required; however, no refund or credit shall be given.

B. The limitations on the use of credits contained in this Subsection shall not apply when credits are otherwise given under Section 4.20.090. A credit shall be given for the cost of a qualified public improvement associated with a development. If a qualified public improvement is located partially on and partially off the parcel of land that is the subject of the approval, the credit shall be given only for the cost of the portion of the improvement not attributable wholly to the development. The credit provided for by this Subsection shall be only for the public improvement charge charged for the type of improvement being constructed and shall not exceed the public improvement charge even if the cost of the capital improvement exceeds the applicable public improvement charge. Credits paid as a permit for development will expire five years after paid. The credit shall be apportioned equally among all single-family residential lots (where such credit was granted for subdivisions). Credits for other types of developments shall be allocated to building permits on a first-come, first served basis until the credit is depleted.

C. Applying the methodology adopted by resolution, the City Administrator or designee shall grant a credit against the public improvement charge, for a capital improvement constructed as part of the development that reduces the development’s demand upon existing capital improvements or the need for future capital improvements or that would otherwise have to be provided at City expense under then existing Council policies.

D. Credits for additions to dedicated park land, or development of planned improvements on dedicated park land, shall only be granted by the City Administrator upon recommendation by the Park and Recreation Commission for land or park development projects identified in the Capital Improvement Plan, referred to in Section 4.20.060.B.

E. In situations where the amount of credit exceeds the amount of the system development charge, the excess credit is not transferable to another development. It may be transferred to another phase of the original development.

F. Credit shall not be transferable from one type of capital improvement to another. (Ord. 2791 § 9, amended, 1997)