For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   COST. When referring to the cost of any local public improvement, shall include the cost of services, plans, condemnation, spreading of rolls, notices, advertising, financing, construction and legal fees and all other costs incident to the making of such improvement, the special assessments therefor and the financing thereof.
   LOCAL PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT. Any construction of or improvement upon public property which results in special benefit to the real property in the vicinity of such improvement, including specifically, but not by way of limitation, the construction of sewers, waterworks and streets.
(Prior Code, § 1.600)