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17.08.060 Resolution of Intent.

A. The Local Improvement District Administrator shall prepare and file a resolution of intent for the City Council’s consideration if after the review specified in Section 17.08.050 the Local Improvement District Administrator determines a petition is valid; if a Responsible Bureau recommends initiation of a local improvement district; and/or if a member of City Council requests initiation of a local improvement district.

B. The resolution of intent shall include the following: the name or designation of the improvement; the location of the improvement; a map or clear description of the district boundary; the general character and scope of the improvement; a preliminary estimate of the total cost of the local improvement; the proposed assessment methodology; the proportion of funding to be borne by property owners and other sources, if applicable; the designated Responsible Bureau if the project scope is not addressed by Section 17.08.010; a statement of whether the City Council intends to construct the improvement; and direction to the Local Improvement District Administrator to do one of the following:

1. Initiate formation proceedings on the proposed local improvement district; or

2. Suspend proceedings on the proposed local improvement district; or

3. Terminate the process for forming the proposed local improvement district.

C. If CityCouncil passes a resolution of intent to construct the improvements, City Council shall direct the Local Improvement District Administrator to initiate local improvement district formation proceedings as set forth in Section 17.08.070.

D. The City Council may direct that the engineering and construction work shall be done in whole or in part by the City, by a contract, by direct employment of labor, by another governmental agency, or by any combination thereof.

E. If a petition is not valid, but the City Council determines that an improvement should be constructed, it may initiate the proceedings by adopting a resolution of intent to construct the improvement.

F. If the City Council determines that some other construction, such as installation of water lines, sewer lines prior to a street improvement, installation of fire hydrants, utility lines or conduits, conduits for underground service for street lights, or any other underground construction should precede the particular proposed improvement, then the City Council may suspend the proceedings for the proposed improvement until such construction has been started or completed.

G. If the City Council passes a resolution to terminate the process for forming the local improvement district, no further action shall be taken by the Local Improvement District Administrator on the district for a period of 6 months, other than actions to close the project.