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(A) Before issuing such permit, the Director of Public Works shall require payment of a non-returnable permit fee. In addition thereto, the permittee shall be required to pay an observation fee which fee shall be based upon the excavation's total square footage.
(B) The purpose of the observation fee is to defray the expenses incurred by the city; in connection with the project for, but not limited to, inspecting, supervising, completing, cleaning up and/or making safe the work.
(C) Except for requirements subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of another regulatory agency, the location, depth and other physical characteristics of any facilities for which an excavation permit is issued shall be subject to approval of the Director, and all backfilling, compaction and pavement restoration performed for any excavation shall comply with the requirements of this chapter.
(D) No fee or requirement authorized or imposed pursuant to this chapter shall be construed to affect or alter in any way any obligation of public and private utilities with facilities installed in any street, alley, sidewalk or other public place to relocate the facilities at no cost to the city, in the event that relocation is required by the city to accommodate a proper governmental use of the street, alley, sidewalk or other public place.
(E) The amount of the fees set forth in division (A) above shall be set by resolution of the City Council.
('86 Code, § 13.20.050) (Ord. 3102, passed - - ; Am. Ord. 3538, passed - - ; Am. Ord. 3587, passed - - ; Am. Ord. 3934, passed - - ; Am. Ord. 4403, passed 2-12-01)