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17.24.070 Engineering and Superintendence for Street and Transportation Facility Public Improvements.

A.  The City Engineer shall:

1.  Make all necessary surveys;

2.  Mark all grades;

3.  Prepare, fix, and prescribe all plans and specifications;

4.  Provide engineering provisions and approvals;

5.  Test and evaluate all project materials and resources as required;

6.  Inspect and approve all work done.  At the option of the City Engineer, Subsections 17.24.070 A.1., 2., and 3. above may be done by a professionally registered consulting engineer working under private contract with the permittee.

B.  If a permittee, person, or agency seeks to have a public improvement constructed under contract in the name of the City, then the permittee shall be charged for engineering and superintendence services in an amount equal to the Director of the Bureau of Transportation estimate of the actual costs of such services in accordance with the provisions of Section 5.48.050.  This fee shall be paid prior to the issuance of permittee’s permit for public improvement.

C.  If a permittee, person or agency seeks to have a public improvement constructed under private contract between the permittee and a contractor, or if the permittee desires to do the work personally or have it done under his or her direction, then the permittee shall be charged for engineering and superintendence services in an amount computed as follows below.  This fee shall be paid prior to the issuance of permittee’s permit for public improvements.

Engineering and superintendence fees:

1.  City does design and survey ‑ see Subsection 17.24.025 A.

2.  Consultant does design and survey ‑ see Subsection 17.24.025 A.

3.  Consultant does design, City does survey ‑ see Subsection 17.24.025 A. plus survey actual costs by authority of Section 5.48.030.

D.  If the specifications or other contract documents are not strictly complied with or the work is not completed within the time specified in the permit, the Director of the Bureau of Transportation shall refuse to accept the work.  If the work is refused by the Director of the Bureau of Transportation, it shall not thereafter be accepted unless corrected to conform to plans and specifications and unless approved by the City Council.