Explanation of LMD 2023-7 General Benefit Calculation as it relates to the Budget
In this post, CivicMic provides a comprehensive explanation of the LMD 2023-7 General Benefit Calculation for landscaping and street lighting improvements. Notably, the post emphasizes Hilborn Road, which is a crucial factor in the calculation and has been requested by residents in the community. By reading this post, you can gain a deeper understanding of how Hilborn Road plays a significant role in the general benefit calculation for the improvement types and how the budget allocation is determined.
As discussed in the Engineer’s Report, traffic volume is utilized to help determine special benefits accruing to the District as opposed to the general benefits received by the public at large from the Landscaping and Street Lighting Improvements. As a result of that analysis, it was determined that weighted vehicle pass through factor is 56.93% for Hilborn Road and 24.40% for Martin Road as shown below.
|Street Name||Vehicle Trips Passing-Through District||% of Total Roadway Design Capacity (1)||Weighted Vehicle Pass-Through % Factor (2)|
- Equals (Vehicle Trips Passing Through District on Roadway / Total Vehicle Trips Passing Through District).
- Equals (% of Total Roadway Design Capacity x Pass Through %).
However, simply estimating the number of pass-through vehicle does not necessarily indicate the level of benefit accruing to vehicles passing through the District. As a result, we looked at each of the Improvements individually, utilizing the weighted vehicle pass through factors identified previously. For the street lighting Improvements, the percentage of street lights located along the respective roadway was multiplied by the weighted vehicle pass through factors identified previously in order to determine the effective general benefit percentage for the Street Lighting Improvements as shown below.
|Roadways with Street Lights||Number of Street Lights||% of Streetlights||Weighted Vehicle Pass-Through % Factor||Effective General Benefit % (1)|
- Equals (% of Streetlights x Pass-Through Percentage).
For the Landscaping Improvements, the percentage of the roadway with landscaping Improvements was multiplied by the weighted vehicle pass through factors identified previously in order to determine the effective general benefit percentage for the Landscaping Improvements as shown below.
|Roadways with Landscaping Improvements||Feet of Roadway with Landscaping Improvements||% of Total Landscaping Improvements (1)||Weighted Vehicle Pass-Through % Factor||Effective General Benefit %|
- Equals (Feet of Roadway with Landscaping Improvements / 66,130).
Each of the above General Benefit percentages by Improvement Type were utilized to determine the final General Benefit percentage based upon the budget for each Improvement Type as shown below.
|Description||Landscaping & Lighting Budget||% of Budget||Special Benefit||Admin Budget (3)||Total||Special Benefit Points (SBP)||Rate per SBP|
|Lighting Budget||$51,933||5.46%||$46,361 (1)||$4,678||$51,038||11,338||$4.5015|
|Landscaping Budget||899,041||94.54%||781,536 (2)||80,997||862,533||6,940||124.2865|
- Equals (Lighting Budget x (1 - 10.73%)).
- Equals (Landscaping Budget x (1 – 13.07%)).
- Includes $9,045 for County fees, $8,000 for Engineering/Consultant costs and $68,629 for City staff costs.
- Off due to rounding.
The breakdown of the balance to be assessed is shown below. The General Benefit portion below totaling $123,077 will be paid by City and not the District.
|Total Cost of Improvements||$1,036,648|
|Less General Benefit Portion (Lighting – 10.73%)||(5,572)|
|Less General Benefit Portion (Landscaping – 13.07%)||(117,505)|
|Adjustment due to rounding||(5)|
|Total Cost of Improvements to Be Assessed||$913,566|
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