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In the event that the City declares that certain sidewalks shall be constructed or repaired in accordance with Section 1480.09 or Ohio R.C. Chapter 729, each owner of property abutting the sidewalks designated for construction or repair by the City shall pay his or her share of the related engineering fees as follows:
(a) Those property owners who choose to construct or repair those sidewalks at their own expense shall pay a proportional share of the estimated costs of engineering to be incurred by the City in connection with such construction or repair as a prerequisite to the issuance of a permit required by Section 1480.03, except as provided below. An owner's proportional share shall be calculated as follows:
Owner's Share - Owner's Footage X Estimated Engineering Costs
For purposes of this section:
(1) "Owner's footage" means the total linear feet of sidewalk, declared by the City to require construction or repair, abutting the owner's property.
(2) "Total footage" means the total linear feet of sidewalk declared by the City to require construction or repair in connection with which such engineering costs are to be incurred.
(3) "Estimated engineering costs" means the estimated costs of engineering services in connection with the construction or repair of the sidewalks designated by the City, as filed with the Clerk and approved by Council in a resolution of necessity under Ohio R.C. Chapter 729.
Each such owner shall also pay any amount by which that owner's share of the actual engineering costs incurred by the City in connection with such construction or repair exceeds the owner's share of the estimated engineering costs. The owner's share of the actual engineering costs shall be determined by the formula set forth above, except the actual engineering costs incurred by the City shall be calculated when such construction or repair is complete and substituted for the estimated engineering costs. Any such amount shall be paid to the City within thirty days after the owner receives written notice from the City that such amount is due.
(b) Those owners who choose to have the City construct or repair sidewalks shall pay a proportional share of the actual engineering costs as part of the special assessments levied by the City upon their property upon completion of the construction or repair.
(Ord. 90-145. Passed 7-17-90.)