16.12.020: SUBDIVISION PLAT APPLICATION AND ENGINEERING FEES:
   A.   The Farr West City council directs that the engineering review system, as provided by Farr West City for all new developments proposed within the city, be based on a user fee.
   B.   The engineering review provided to the city for the purpose of development review shall be outlined in the adopted engineering services contract, as amended.
   C.   The engineering review fees shall cover the cost of the associated professional services rendered to the city by the consultant engineer during the development approval period. The "development approval period" shall be defined as that period beginning with the preliminary development application with the city through final approval by the city council. This does not cover user fees associated with the actual construction period.
   D.   The engineering review fees as prescribed in the fee schedule (see title 3, chapter 3.30 of this code) shall be payable to the city at the time of the preliminary site plan approval application. The potential development will not be placed on the planning commission agenda until the fees are paid in advance. The engineering review fees shall be based on: 1) the subdivision developments, and 2) the site plan reviews. These fees shall be considered by the city as a "deposit" against the actual cost of the services provided by the city engineer during the development review period. Following final approval by the city council of the subdivision or the site plan, the city recorder will provide an accounting of the costs incurred during the development review process. If the costs incurred are less than the fee collected, the balance of the funds in the account will be refunded to the developer/subdivider. If the costs incurred are more than the amount of the collected fee, then the developer/subdivider will be required to pay to the city the deficient amount. The city will not record the final subdivision plat or issue building permits until deficient fees have been paid.
   E.   Should the developer/subdivider decide to abandon the proposed development after the payment of the review fees, the city recorder will provide an accounting of the costs incurred to date during the development review process. If the costs incurred are less than the fee collected, the balance of the funds in the account will be refunded to the developer/subdivider. If the costs incurred are more than the amount of the collected fee, then the developer/subdivider will be required to pay to the city the deficient amount.
   F.   The developer/subdivider, at the time of the payment of the review fee deposit, shall sign an acknowledgment that he understands the city engineering review system and he agrees to abide by the requirements. Should the city be required to employ legal means to collect deficient user fees, the developer/subdivider will pay all associated legal and collection fees required for collection. (Ord. 2012-02)