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(a) In General. City departments shall impose fees for their review of an Application for a Surface-Mounted Facility Site Permit, which for purposes of this Section includes their review of an Applicant's Preferred Location List. The purpose of these fees is to enable City departments to recover their costs related to reviewing an Application or Preferred Location List.
(b) Fees for Review of Preferred Location Lists.
(1) The Department shall require a non-refundable fee of $150 for the Department's review of the Preferred Location List.
(2) The Planning Department shall require a non-refundable fee of $286 for the Planning Department's review of each location on the Preferred Location List.
(3) The Recreation and Park Department shall require a non-refundable fee of $396 for the Recreation and Park Department's review of a Preferred Location List.
(4) In the event a hearing is required following an Applicant's submission of a Preferred Location List to the Department, the Applicant shall pay Department a non-refundable hearing fee of $150 for each hearing.
(c) Application Fee. Each Applicant shall pay to the Department a non-refundable Application fee of $150.
(d) Inspection Fee. Each Permittee shall pay the Department a non-refundable time and materials inspection fee not to exceed $500 to inspect a permitted Surface-Mounted Service Facility as required under Section 2720(b).
(e) Adjustment of Fees for CPI. Beginning with fiscal year 2015-2016, the fees established herein may be adjusted each year, without further action by the Board of Supervisors, to reflect changes in the relevant Consumer Price Index ("CPI") (as determined by the Controller). No later than April 15th of each year, the Director shall submit the current fee schedule to the Controller, who shall apply the CPI adjustment to produce a new fee schedule for the following year. No later than May 15th of each year, the Controller shall file a report with the Board of Supervisors reporting the new fee and certifying that the fees produce sufficient revenue to support the costs of providing the services for which the for a Surface-Mounted Facility Site Permit fee is charged and that the fees do not produce revenue that exceeds the costs of providing the services for which each Permit fee is charged.
(f) Discretion to Require Additional Fees. In instances where the review of a Preferred Location List or Application is or will be unusually costly to the Department or to other City departments, the Director, in his or her discretion, may, after consulting with other applicable City departments, agencies, boards, or commissions, require an Applicant to pay a sum in excess off he amounts charged pursuant to this Section. This additional sum shall be sufficient to recover actual costs incurred by the Department and/or other City departments, agencies, boards, or commissions, in connection with an Application and shall be charged on a time and materials basis. Whenever additional fees are charged, the Director, upon request, shall provide to the Applicant in writing the basis for the additional fees and an estimate of the additional fees.
(g) Deposit of Fees. All fees paid to the Department for Surface-Mounted Facility Site Permits shall be deposited in the Public Works Excavation Fund established by Administrative Code Section 10.100-230. All other fees shall go directly to the appropriate City department.
(h) Reimbursement of City Costs. A City department may determine that it requires the services of a technical expert in order to evaluate an Application, which for purposes of this Section includes the City department's review of an Applicant's Preferred Location List. In such case, the Department shall not approve the Application unless the Applicant agrees to reimburse the applicable City department for the reasonable costs incurred by that department for the services of a technical expert.
(Added by Ord. 76-14 , File No. 140319, App. 5/28/2014, Eff. 6/27/2014)