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17.08.110 Total Cost of Local Improvement.

A. After the work financed by a local improvement district has been accepted as complete, the Local Improvement District Administrator shall determine the total cost of the local improvement, including costs identified in the final engineer’s estimate and any pending costs.

B. The total cost of the local improvement that may be assessed against the properties specially benefited by the improvement shall include, but not be limited to the following:

1. Direct or indirect costs incurred in order to undertake the capital construction project such as the costs of labor, materials, supplies, equipment, permits, survey, engineering, administration, supervision, inspection, insurance, advertising and notification, administration, accounting, depreciation, amortization, operation, maintenance, repair, replacement, contracts, debt service and assessment;

2. Financing costs, including interest charges; the costs of any necessary property, right-of-way or easement acquisition and condemnation proceedings; and

3. Attorneys’ fees and any other actual expense as allowed by state law.

C. Engineering and project management performed by the City in connection with local improvements shall be charged at the rate of 100 percent of the direct cost of services performed computed in accordance with the provisions of Section 5.48.030. The Responsible Engineer shall prepare a final engineer’s estimate of the engineering and construction costs. A final estimate of the total project costs, including costs reflected in the final engineer’s estimate, shall be prepared by the Local Improvement District Administrator.

D. The City Auditor shall maintain a feeschedule that shall be used for determining the charge to be made by the City Auditor for City Auditor’s Office administrative services and general City administrative services in connection with local improvements. These charges will include a Superintendency fee; a recording fee which shall be fixed regardless of the amount of the assessment; and a monthly billing fee if the property owner does not pay the full assessment at the time it is levied.