§ 52.19  SEWER TRUNK AND LATERAL EXTENSION; LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT.
   In the event the property owners to be benefitted or the city initiates a Local Improvement District for the purpose of constructing a sewer trunk or sewer lateral extension to serve all or a portion of property, the following method of assessment shall be used:
   (A)   Sewer trunk.
      (1)   Whenever a sewer trunk is to be constructed, the Council shall determine the geographical area to be benefitted thereby. The boundary around the area shall be the service boundary.
      (2)   When the construction of the sewer trunk within a service boundary is done in 1 phase, the total cost of the sewer trunk to serve the area will be charged to the area benefitted.
      (3)   When the sewer trunk designed to serve the area within a service boundary is not constructed in its entirety at 1 time, the portion of the service boundary area to be served by the first construction shall be deemed to be the first phase of the project.
         (a)   The portion in which the first phase of the project is constructed shall be assessed for a proportionate share of the total cost of the construction of the sewer trunk to be built within the service boundary. The proportionate share shall be determined by the Council's estimating the total number of square feet assessable within the service boundary and the total cost of the sewer trunk. A square-foot assessment rate shall thus be determined. Each assessable parcel in the first phase of the project will be assessed at the rate so determined. In the event that the square-foot method of assessment is inequitable, then the Council may use any other reasonable plan of assessment.
         (b)   The benefitted territories in all subsequent phases of the project shall be assessed at the rate determined above or at a rate based on the actual construction cost of the subsequent phase then being assessed, whichever is greater.
         (c)   Total cost shall include the construction, easements, engineering, administration, legal and lift station costs.
      (4)   The assessment may be paid in installments as provided in the Bancroft Bonding Act in the same manner as other assessment liens in the city.
      (5)   The assessment shall be in addition to all other assessments required by ordinance, shall be levied when the sewer trunk is completed in which the property to be assessed lies, shall be docketed in the city docket of liens, and shall be enforced in the manner provided in O.R.S. Chapter 223.
   (B)   Sewer laterals.  All real property benefitted by a sewer lateral shall be assessed for the total cost of the sewer lateral on a square-foot basis. The proportionate share shall be determined by the Council's estimating the total number of square feet benefitted by the sewer lateral and the total cost of the sewer lateral. The square-foot assessment rate shall thus be determined. Each assessable parcel will be assessed at the rate so determined. In the event that the square-foot method of assessment is inequitable, then the Council may use any other reasonable plan of assessment.
      (1)   The assessment may be paid in installments as provided in the Bancroft Bonding Act in the same manner as other assessment liens in the city.
      (2)   The assessment shall be in addition to all other assessments required by ordinance, shall be levied when the sewer trunk is completed in which the property to be assessed lies, shall be docketed in the city docket of liens and shall be enforced in the manner provided in O.R.S. Chapter 223.
(Prior Code, Ord. 93-297, passed 1-13-1993)