10-5-4: PAYMENT OF FEES ON ANNEXATION, PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, OR SUBDIVISION:
   A.   The city shall require all petitioners for annexation, planned unit development or subdivision of property to pay as an additional fee, the city's attorney fees for legal work and expenses on submission of annexation, planned unit development or subdivision petitions. The city shall, in its sole discretion, require the annexing owner, the developer or the subdivider to pay the above described legal fee either: 1) prior to recording the annexation agreement or final plat; 2) as the legal fees are incurred by billing the annexing owner, developer or subdivider directly on receipt of the statement; or 3) prior to incurring legal fees and expenses by requiring an escrow deposit from which such fees and expenses can be withdrawn, with provision to make additional deposits to maintain the initial escrow amount. (Ord. 97.73, 4-27-1998)
   B.   The city shall require all petitioners for annexation, planned unit developments, subdivision, resubdivision, alterations to planned unit developments, platting and replatting of property to pay as an additional fee, a nonrefundable deposit of three hundred fifty dollars ($350.00) for the review of plans prior to annexation. In the event the proposed improvements are approved by the city council, this amount shall constitute a credit in the final accounting of review and inspection fees. In the event that the proposed land improvements are not approved by the council, the deposit shall be retained by the city. The engineering fee for the plan review and inspection of the necessary public and private land improvements, excluding buildings and other structures, shall be two and one-half percent (2.5%) of the total estimated costs of all the required public and private land improvements or shall be calculated on a dollar per hour basis, as determined by the city engineer, excluding buildings and other structures, as prepared by the design engineer and approved by the city engineer. The city's inspection of the said improvements will be periodic.
The city shall, in its sole discretion, require the annexing owner, the developer or the subdivider to pay the engineering fee described above either: 1) prior to recording the annexation agreement or final plat; 2) as the engineering fees are incurred by billing the annexing owner, developer or subdivider directly; or 3) prior to incurring engineering fees and expenses by requiring an escrow deposit from which such fees and expenses can be withdrawn, with provision to make additional deposits to maintain the initial escrow amount. (Ord. 2010.36, 2-7-2011)