Township of Cheltenham, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Cheltenham 1-21-1986 as Ord. No. 1618. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 276-1 Establishment of district.

The Board of Commissioners of the Township of Cheltenham hereby establishes a Transportation Development District encompassing the entire township and hereby directs that an annual and multiyear Transportation Improvement Program be prepared and maintained, as required by Section 4 of Act 47,[1] including the coordination of the plan as required.
[1]
Editor's Note: See the Transportation Partnership Act, 53 P.S. § 1621 et seq.

§ 276-2 Transportation Development District Office.

The Department of Engineering, Zoning and Inspection shall establish a Transportation Development District Office which will serve to:
A. 
Calculate the assessment to be levied on developers or property.
B. 
Enter into an agreement with developers for payment of the assessment, subject to approval of the Township Manager.
C. 
Issue certificates of assessment payment.
D. 
Deposit all payments with the Treasurer in a Highway-Transit Improvement Fund.

§ 276-3 Preparation of assessment agreements.

The Township Solicitor's office shall prepare the agreements between developers and the township for payment of the assessment.

§ 276-4 Highway-Transit Improvement Fund.

The Township Treasurer shall establish a Highway-Transit Improvement Fund within the township capital budget and deposit all funds received from developers, as well as any other funds from the township capital budget and general fund or grants from other governments or sources.

§ 276-5 Transportation assessment regulation.

The Department of Engineering, Zoning and Inspection shall prepare and maintain a Township Transportation Assessment Regulation using the Trip Generation Report, as published and updated by the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Third Edition, 1983. The regulation shall be approved by the Township Commissioners, and copies shall be made available to developers and the public.

§ 276-6 Assessments.

The Board of Commissioners, in accordance with Section 3(a)(2) of Act 47,[1] hereby establishes a one-time assessment of ten cents ($0.10) per trip on all trips generated on an annual basis for the construction of all new residential dwelling units and the construction, including additions and renovations, of all commercial, institutional and industrial construction as determined by the Trip Generation Report and calculated by the adopted regulations except the following:
A. 
Assessment deductions.
(1) 
Transition deduction. During 1986, only for those projects which building permits are issued by the township and dated prior to June 30, 1986, the assessment levied by the township shall be reduced by fifty percent (50%). Any new permits issued after June 30, 1986, shall be the full assessment.
(2) 
In the event that a new development has previously agreed to undertake improvements to transportation facilities which are considered as "off-site," defined as not on or within the land being developed or immediately adjacent to the land being developed, the costs of those improvements as mutually agreed by the township and the developer shall reduce the assessment levied by the township up to but not more than fifty percent (50%).
(3) 
For developments that are covered by the Transportation Development District of Montgomery County and are subject to the County Highway-Transit Improvement Fund, the township assessment shall be reduced by fifty percent (50%), provided that the developer shows proof of payment to the county. In the event that the developer has not made payment as required by Montgomery County's Transportation Development District prior to the issuance of a building permit, the township will:
(a) 
Accept a deferred payment agreement for fifty percent (50%) of the township's assessment under this chapter, and said deferred payment agreement would subsequently become null and void when proof of payment to the county is submitted to the township; or
(b) 
Accept the full assessment as levied by this chapter and issue a refund of fifty percent (50%) at such time as the developer shows proof of payment to the county.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 1623(a)(2).

§ 276-7 Expenditure of funds.

The expenditure of funds from the Highway-Transit Improvement Fund shall be, by the order of the Board of Commissioners, in accordance with the adopted Transportation Improvement Program and capital budget.