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Any person wishing to obtain a Conditional Zoning Certificate for the purpose of drilling a well for oil, gas or other hydrocarbons shall deposit the following fees and bonds with the City of Kent:
(1) All fees set forth in Section 1111.14 (b)(3) of the Kent City Zoning Ordinance pertaining to applications for Conditional Zoning Certificates.
(2) A fee of Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00) submitted to the Director of Service as part of the application for an Access Road Permit pursuant to Section 901.19 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Kent.
(3) A fee of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) to defray the City's cost of inspecting the oil and/or gas well and its surrounding site. This fee shall be paid at the same time that the applicant obtains documentation of the approved Conditional Zoning Certificate.
No refund of any part of this fee shall be made to the certificate holder for failure to exercise the privilege to drill upon the site which is granted through the issuance of the certificate, or for a dry well.
(4) An annual inspection fee of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) to be paid by February 1 of each calendar year. Any oil and/or gas well existing prior to the passage of this Zoning Ordinance shall pay this fee beginning in 1985. All new wells drilled in accordance with this Chapter shall pay this fee commencing the third year after the Conditional Zoning Certificate is issued.
(1) Each application to the Director of Service for an Access Road Permit shall be accompanied by a cash bond or surety bond in the amount of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) pursuant to Section 901.21 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Kent.
(2) Prior to the commencement of drilling, each applicant shall place with the Director of Finance a cash bond or surety bond in the amount of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00).Such bond shall act as a maintenance bond to cover any damage that may be suffered as a result of the location or operation of a well. This bond shall be held for the life of the well and shall not be released until such well has ceased operation and the operator has notified the Zoning Inspector that site restoration will begin.