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A. Pursuant to this chapter, impact fees:

1. Shall be used for fire protection system improvements that will reasonably benefit the new development; and

2. Shall not be imposed to make up for deficiencies in fire protection facilities serving existing developments; and

3. Shall not be used for maintenance or operations.

B. As a general guideline, fire protection impact fees may be used for any fire protection system improvements which could otherwise be funded by a bond issue of the city.

C. Fire protection facilities impact fees may be spent for fire protection system improvements, including but not limited to fire trucks, apparatus, and fire stations, including planning, land acquisition, site improvements, necessary off-site improvements including mitigation, construction, engineering, architectural, permitting, financing, and administrative expenses, applicable impact fees or mitigation costs, and any other expenses which can be capitalized.

D. Impact fees may be used to recoup fire protection system improvement costs previously incurred by the city to the extent that new growth and development will be served by the previously constructed improvements or incurred costs.

E. In the event that bonds or similar debt instruments are or have been issued for the advanced provision of fire protection system improvements for which impact fees may be expended, impact fees may be used to pay debt service on such bonds or similar debt instruments to the extent that the facilities or improvements provided are consistent with the requirements of this section and are used to serve the new development. (Ord. 6341 § 4, 2011; Ord. 5977 § 1, 2005.)