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17.08.080 Changes to Scope or Cost of Improvements and Notice to Proceed.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 182760, effective June 5, 2009.)

A.  After formation of a local improvement district, City Council shall hold a public hearing to consider significant and material changes to the proposed scope or to the estimate of the total cost of the local improvement that may arise during the course of final engineering.

B.  For such a hearing, notice shall be in the manner provided by Section 17.08.070.  In addition to meeting the provisions of Section 17.08.070, the notice shall also state the nature of the proposed modifications to the scope of improvements or to the preliminary estimate of the total cost of the local improvement previously approved at the Local Improvement District formation hearing. Property owners shall have the opportunity to remonstrate against the significant changes in the manner provided by Section 17.08.070. If the improvement district was initiated by petition, no new petition will be required.

C.  The Responsible Engineer may issue a Notice to Proceed to begin construction provided that:

1.  There are no significant changes to the scope of the local improvements; or

2.  There are no significant changes to the preliminary estimate of assessments for the benefiting properties in the local improvement district; or

3.  The City Council has approved significant changes to scope and/or cost of the improvements as provided in this section.

Construction of the local improvement shall be in substantial accordance with the plans and specifications adopted by the Responsible Engineer.