Chapter 2.62   CONSOLIDATED LIST OF FEES

Sections:


2.62.010   Established.

A consolidated list of fees charged for various city services may be established by resolution and amended periodically by resolution.

(Ord. 388 § 1, 1988)

2.62.012   Land development proposals— Review and processing fees.

The proponent of all land development proposals shall pay the city costs associated with the review and processing of the proposal. The phrase "land development proposal" shall include, but not be limited to, annexations, extensions of city utility service, proposals which will require building, grading, clearing, filling or other permits, short plat and subdivision approval, binding site plan approval, planned unit development approval, approval under the city shoreline management regulations, all business licenses involving the change of use of a building, rezones, conditional use permits, developer extension agreements, and any other approvals relating to the use of land within the city. The phrase "land development proposals" is intended to be construed broadly and to include all permits or approvals of like nature which are now required or may be required in the future; provided, applications relating to the construction, reconstruction or remodeling of a single-family residence shall be categorically exempt.

(Ord. 518 § 1, 1995)

2.62.014   Initial project review.

A.

All land development proposals shall be directed initially to the city administrator. Proponents are encouraged to commence the land use review process as soon as the proposal is sufficiently mature to enable the city to identify the permits and approvals which will or may be required for the proposal. The land use proponent may request a meeting with the city administrator before submitting a land development application. At such meeting the city administrator will advise the applicant as to the permits that will be required and will provide an estimate of anticipated fees. There shall be no charge for one pre-application meeting.

B.

Concurrent application for and processing of all required permits is encouraged. The city administrator shall forward a copy of the application to the directors of all affected departments and city consultants. The department director shall review the application and then the department directors and consultants, if necessary, shall meet within two weeks of the date the application is submitted in order to discuss the proposal.

(Ord. 518 § 2, 1995)

2.62.016   Notice of requirements.

Within one week of the meeting of the department directors, as required by Section 2.62.014, the city administrator shall notify the land use proponent, in writing, of the necessary approvals, the estimated review time, the city officials responsible for processing the application, an estimate of review fees, and the amount that will be required to be deposited with the city. The application shall not be deemed complete without the required deposit. The application will not be processed until such time as the deposit is paid. If the deposit is not paid within thirty days of receiving notice of the amount of the deposit, then the development proposal shall be deemed withdrawn.

(Ord. 518 § 3, 1995)

2.62.018   Costs incurred by the city.

The proponent of all land development proposals shall pay to the city all costs incurred by the city that are associated with processing the proposal, including engineering, inspection, legal, secretarial and administrative costs, including staff time for preliminary consultations. The proponent shall deposit with the city the amount required as a deposit in the notice of requirements. If it appears that the actual cost to review will exceed the amount of the initial deposit, then the city administrator shall immediately notify the proponent, in writing, of the estimated amount of additional fees that will be required in order to complete review and an explanation as to the reason why the cost to review exceeds the estimate contained in the notice of requirements. The proponent shall then deposit the additional amount with the city. The city may discontinue reviewing the application until such time as the additional required deposits are made. The city council may authorize the mayor to enter into contracts for alternative payment arrangements for city processing costs for phased land development proposals or those for which processing is anticipated to exceed one hundred twenty days. This section is intended to supplement the fee schedules of any and all other city ordinances and resolutions to add thereto the obligation of the proponent to pay, in addition to scheduled fees, actual city costs incurred in processing the land development proposal; provided, however, the developer shall only be required to pay the fees set forth in any applicable fee schedule if the actual city costs incurred in processing the land development proposal does not exceed the fee set forth in the applicable fee schedule.

(Ord. 518 § 4, 1995)

2.62.019   Review rates.

Hourly rates for city staff time for processing land development proposals shall be as follows:

City administrator: See current fee resolution for rate
Public works director: See current fee resolution for rate
Building official: See current fee resolution for rate
City clerk-treasurer: See current fee resolution for rate
City engineer: Per contract
City attorney: Per contract
Consultants: Per contract
Landscape architect: See current fee resolution for rate

 

(Ord. 518 § 5, 1995)

2.62.020   Fees superceded.

Those fees set forth in other ordinances or resolutions inconsistent with the fees established in the resolution consisting of the consolidated listing of fees charged for various city services are superceded and repealed.

(Ord. 388 § 2, 1988)

2.62.025   Deviations from fee schedule—When authorized—Deposits.

When, in the judgment of the mayor, or his or her designee, the actual costs to the city of providing a service in a particular situation are likely to be significantly less, or significantly more, than a particular fee amount indicated on the fee schedule, the mayor or his or her designee shall be authorized to impose a fee that reflects the expected costs to the city of providing the service. For the purposes of this section, "significant" shall mean a situation where the actual costs are expected to vary from the amount indicated on the fee schedule by greater than ten percent. Where the city's expected costs for providing any service are expected to be significantly higher than the amount shown on the fee schedule, the mayor or his or her designee may require a deposit of twenty percent of the expected cost prior to providing the service. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the city from requiring deposits for other city services as indicated on the fee schedule, or for requiring payment in full prior to providing any services.

(Ord. No. 906, § 1, 5-7-2009)

2.62.030   Severability.

If any provisions of the ordinance codified in this chapter, or any fees established in the resolution consisting of the consolidated list of fees charged for various city services is held unenforceable or invalid for any reason, the remaining provisions of this chapter or fees established in the resolution consisting of the consolidated list of fees charged for various city services shall remain in force and effect.

(Ord. 388 § 3, 1988)