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17.08.010 Definitions and Scopes of Duties.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 182389 and 184957, effective November 25, 2011.)

A.  The “Responsible Bureau” for a local improvement is as follows:

1.  The Bureau of Transportation is the Responsible Bureau for street and other transportation improvements;

2.  The Bureau of Environmental Services is the Responsible Bureau for sanitary sewer, stormwater management and other environmental improvements;

3.  The Bureau of Water Works is the Responsible Bureau for water improvements; and

4.  City Council shall designate the Responsible Bureau for a local improvement that is not addressed by this section.

B.  “Local Improvement District Administrator” means the person designated by the Director of the Bureau of Transportation to administer the City’s local improvement district program.

C.  The Responsible Engineer as identified in Section 17.04.037 is responsible for:

1.  Preparing a preliminary engineer’s estimate;

2.  Preparing plans and specifications;

3.  Entering into a contract for improvement construction and/or engineering;

4.  Handling completion of construction and acceptance of work;

5.  Preparing a final engineer’s estimate; and

6.  Any other work related to engineering or construction.

D.  The Local Improvement District Administrator is responsible for:

1.  Preparing a petition for a local improvement district and determining the validity of a petition for a local improvement district as appropriate;

2.  Recommending an assessment methodology or assessment methodologies for a local improvement district to City Council;

3.  Analyzing financial feasibility of a local improvement district prior to formation;

4.  Preparing and filing a resolution of intent for formation of a local improvement district;

5.  Publishing and posting notices for the formation hearing of a local improvement district;

6.  Preparing and filing a formation ordinance for a local improvement district;

7.  Responding to remonstrances against formation of a local improvement district;

8.  Presenting significant changes to scope or cost of improvements to City Council after formation of a local improvement district;

9.  Recommending abandonment of a local improvement district;

10.  Determining the total cost of the local improvement;

11.  Publishing and posting notice of final assessment for a local improvement district;

12.  Preparing and filing the final assessment ordinance for a local improvement district;

13.  Responding to objections against final assessment of a local improvement district; and

14.  Any other work related to processing or completing local improvement districts.

E.  The City Auditor shall be responsible for:

1.  Mailing notices for the formation hearing of a local improvement district at the direction of the Local Improvement District Administrator;

2.  Receiving written remonstrances against the formation of a local improvement district, and forwarding such remonstrances to the Local Improvement District Administrator for a response;

3.  Maintaining records of preliminary estimates of assessments;

4.  Mailing notices for the final assessment hearing for a local improvement district at the direction of the Local Improvement District Administrator;

5.  Receiving written objections to the final assessment for a local improvement district, and forwarding such objections to the Local Improvement District Administrator for a response;

6.  Entering final assessments for a local improvement district into the docket of City Liens upon passage of an assessment ordinance for a local improvement district;

7.  Mailing of notices of final assessment to property owners after passage of the assessment ordinance and entry into the docket of City Liens;

8.  Determining the individual financial capacities of property owners, and whether to offer bonding, if requested; and

9.  Obtaining interim financing to pay for local improvement costs prior to bonding.