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1101.09 FEES, DEPOSITS, GUARANTEES.
(a) Purpose. Generally, fees and deposits shall be charged for the purpose of funding the administration of these Regulations, including, but not limited to, the costs of receiving and reviewing applications, meetings, professional studies, advertising and publication, inspections, and other related costs. Generally, guarantees shall be established for the purpose of ensuring performance in compliance with these Regulations and for the protection and maintenance of public improvements and properties.
(b) Payment Required. Owners of land and applicants shall pay fees, deposits, and guarantees as established in these Regulations and other regulations of the City. Fees shall be paid in full at the time of application or other submittal and shall be considered a requirement for a complete and actionable application or submittal.
(c) Fees are hereby established as follows:
(d) Fees for Inspection and Testing. The applicant shall be responsible for paying all costs for inspections and testing as required by these Regulations and deemed necessary by the Director of Engineering, Utilities, and Inspection to determine that improvements are installed in compliance with these Regulations, and with the Engineering Construction Standards. The City shall require deposits for the costs of inspections and testing and shall return the balance upon completion and approval of the project.
(e) Plan Checking Fees. At the time plans, profiles and specifications are submitted for review, the Director of Engineering, Utilities, and Inspection shall prepare an estimate of cost for office checking and field inspection of all improvements. The applicant shall thereupon deposit an amount of money equal to the estimated cost. All work done by the Engineering Department in connection with checking, computing and correcting such plans for improvements and in connection with field inspection of the construction thereof, shall be charged against such deposit. If, during the progress of the work, it appears that the cost thereof will exceed the amount deposited, the Director of Engineering, Utilities and Inspection shall notify the applicant of this fact and shall do no further work in connection with such review or field inspection until the applicant has deposited such additional sum of money determined necessary by the Director of Engineering, Utilities and Inspection to cover the cost of the work. Upon completion of the work of checking plans and inspecting the construction of improvements, the Director of Engineering, Utilities and Inspection shall make a final and complete statement of the amount of the engineering and inspection costs to be charged against the deposit made by the applicant . The Director of Engineering, Utilities and Inspection shall thereupon refund to the applicant any unexpended balance of such deposit. If such engineering and inspection charges shall, for any reason, exceed the amount of deposit, the Director of Engineering, Utilities and Inspection shall collect for the balance due and shall issue a statement that such charges have been paid.
(f) Fees for Special Studies. The applicant shall be responsible for paying all costs for special studies by outside professionals as deemed necessary by the Director of Engineering, Utilities and Inspection. The Director of Engineering, Utilities and Inspection shall require deposits for the costs of special studies by outside professionals and shall return the balance upon completion and approval of the project.
(Ord. 2015-156. Passed 2-8-16.)
(g) Fees for Street Trees: The applicant shall be responsible for paying $10 per linear foot of frontage at the right-of-way and shall include side yard frontage on corner lots. Payment is due upon final plat approval by the Division of Planning, Zoning and Building. Funds shall be deposited into the Public Space Fund. This fund shall be used for the purpose of planting approved trees in tree lawns and for accessory materials to be utilized in the planting of such trees. The city shall be responsible for tree type, size, location, and manner of installation. All surplus funds and all investment interest accruing from this fund shall remain in the fund to be used for street trees planting and maintenance. The city will plant one tree for every 40 lineal foot of frontage. The Planning Commission may exempt the applicant from planting trees where the City Arborist and the City Tree Commission recommend that planting is infeasible, not in the best interest of the neighborhood or inappropriate due to site conditions.
(Ord. 2016-111. Passed 10-24-16.)