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A. Fees, Charges And Expenses Established: Fees and charges, as well as expenses incurred by the city for engineering, planning, attorney, and other services related to the processing of applications shall be established by ordinance and collected by the zoning administrator for deposit in the city accounts. Fees are as established in section 3-1-3 of this code. The council may also establish charges for public hearings, special meetings, or other such council or planning commission actions as are necessary to process applications.
B. Administrative Fee: Prior to the release of a final plat, the applicant shall pay an administrative fee equal to a percentage established in section 3-1-3 of this code, of the cost of all municipal improvements installed in or on the plat as required by this title. Municipal improvements shall include streets, curb, gutter, sidewalk, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, water main, stormwater ponding and other such items which will be dedicated to the city after their installation. This administrative fee shall be in addition to out of pocket costs incurred by the city such as engineering, planning and attorney fees. The city may, from time to time by resolution, change the amount of the administrative fee set out herein. (Ord. 2017-01, 1-3-2017)
C. Payment Of Fees, Charges And Expenses: Such fees, charges, and estimated expenses (as well as a deposit, if so required by the zoning administrator) shall be collected prior to city action on any application. All such applications must be accompanied by a written agreement between the city and the applicant/landowner (when the applicant is not the same person or entity as the landowner, both the landowner and the applicant must sign the agreement) whereby the applicant/landowner agrees to pay all applicable fees, charges, and administrative, planning, engineering and legal expenses associated with the review and processing of the development application, if these expenses exceed the application escrow, and which allows the city to assess said fees, charges and expenses against the landowner if such monies are not paid within thirty (30) days after a bill is sent to the applicant/landowner.
D. Fees, Charges And Expenses Are Additional: These fees shall be in addition to sewer access charges, sewer and water trunk charges, building permit fees, inspection fees, subdivision fees, charges, and expenses, and other such fees, charges, and expenses currently required by ordinance or which may be established by ordinance in the future. (Amended Ord. 1988-8, 9-8-1988; amd. 2005 Code; Ord. 2017-01, 1-3-2017)