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17.41.020 Definitions.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 173369 and 182760, effective June 5, 2009.)  For purposes of this Chapter 17.41:

A.  “Costs” means any costs, direct or indirect, incurred by the City in the abatement of a landslide.  Costs may include, but are not limited to, those associated with the removal of debris, traffic control and barricading, engineering, construction, erosion control, reforestation, restoration and repair of existing public facilities, City overhead as provided in 5.48.030, and City Auditor’s charges established in 17.12.020 B.

B.  “Landslide” means any detached mass of soil, rock, or debris that is of sufficient size to cause damage and moves down a slope or stream channel.

C.  “Owner” means the person or persons shown on the most recent property tax records.

D.  “Responsible property” means the property or properties abutting that portion of the public right-of-way on which materials have been deposited by a landslide, or property or properties which has caused the instability of the public right-of-way.