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The policies set forth in this section are established for public improvements in the City. Such policies will cover projects undertaken in already-developed areas of the City. It is anticipated that all costs for public improvements in new development areas will be covered by the developer.
(a) Sidewalks. (EDITOR'S NOTE: This subsection was repealed by Ordinance 572, passed February 8, 1993. See Section 1022.055.)
(b) Local street construction. Upon the receipt of a petition for the making of a public improvement for local street construction, and upon the granting of the same, the costs for local street construction will be borne by the City.
(c) Major Street Construction. Upon the receipt of a petition for the making of a public improvement for major street construction, and upon the granting of the same, the costs for major street construction will be borne by the City.
(Ord. 683. Passed 9-14-98; Ord. 718. Passed 6-4-01.)
(d) Storm Sewer Construction. The City will cover fifty percent of the cost of storm sewer construction projects. Major drainage area outlet and retention area work will be fully funded by the City.
(e) Sewer and Water Extensions to Previously Developed Property. For extensions of water and sewer service into areas of the City that were previously developed, the City will cover thirty-four percent of the cost. In addition to picking up sixty-six percent of the extension costs, property owners will pay the appropriate capital charges and tap-in fees. Property owners may spread the cost of their portion of the work on the tax rolls at the same interest rate as on any bonds issued by the City for the project or at any other rate and schedule established by the City Council.
(f) Corner Lot Assessment Procedure . In recognition of the added burden on corner lot owners and realizing that the majority of property owners do not pay for assessments based on side yard footage (front footage only), the following procedure will be used to assess costs to corner lot owners. When work is done and assessed on the shortest side of the property it will be assessed in the normal procedure based on the footage in the project area.
When work is done and assessed on the longest side of the property, it will be assessed based on the following formula for determining front footage:
Assessment Footage - One-half of seventy-five percent of the sum of the footage of the two sides of the property fronting on the streets.
(1) When Street X is reconstructed, assessment to property owner will be based on 66' since this is the shortest side.
(2) When Street Y is reconstructed, assessment to property owner will be based on the corner lot assessment formula since this is the longest side.
Assessment Footage = 1/2 x .75 (66 + 132) = 148.5 = 74.25'
(Res. 90-17. Passed 4-9-90.)
(g) Local and Major Street Construction Undertaken by City. All local street construction and major street construction undertaken by the City will be paid for from the General Fund of the City, or on bonds that may be issued by the City for any local or major street construction project, as the same may be determined by Council.
(Res. 91-28. Passed 9-9-91.)
(h) Driveway Approaches and Driveway Aprons. If the City undertakes any local street or major street construction or reconstruction in which curb and gutter is installed, then, as to the cost of driveway approaches and driveway aprons, the cost to the City and the property owner and the method of payment thereon by the property owner, shall be determined as set forth in the Zoning Code.
(Ord. 683. Passed 9-14-98.)