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17.84.020 Fees.

(Replaced by Ordinance No. 172859; amended by Ordinance No. 184957, effective November 25, 2011.) 

A.  Whenever a request for a petition for the vacation of a street, public place or plat, or any part thereof is presented to the Director of the Bureau of Transportation, the person making the request shall pay to the Director of the Bureau of Transportation a fee for preparation of the petition for vacation.  The fee for this service shall be established annually by the Director of the Bureau of Transportation and shall recover full costs including all applicable overhead charges.

B.  When a completed petition is presented to the City Auditor for filing and consideration by the Council, the person presenting the petition for the vacation shall pay to the City Auditor a fee, established by the Director of the Bureau of Transportation, to cover the estimated costs of processing the petition.  All departments or bureaus involved in processing a vacation shall keep records of the costs incurred on each individual vacation proceeding and shall submit such costs to the Director of the Bureau of Transportation prior to passage of the vacating ordinance.  If the actual cost of advertising and expenses, and all processing costs, including employee salaries and applicable overheads, related to the vacation exceed the fee collected, a sum sufficient to cover all such costs shall be collected before the vacation is completed, and payment thereof shall be a condition of the vacating ordinance.

C.  The Council, upon hearing the petition, may grant the same in whole or in part or deny it in whole or in part, and may make reservations or conditions as appear to be in the public interest.  The reservations or conditions may pertain to:

1.  The maintenance and use of underground public utilities or service facilities in the portion vacated;

2.  Limitations on use of the area above and adjacent to underground utilities or service facilities;

3.  Moving at petitioner’s expense of utility or service facilities either below, on or above the surface;

4.  Construction, extension or relocation of sidewalks and curbs;

5.  Grading or pavement extensions;

6.  Dedication for street use or other area in lieu of the area to be vacated;

7.  Replat; and

8.  Any other matter of like or different nature relating to the vacated area and remaining or relocated street area adjacent to petitioner’s property, or area dedicated in lieu of the vacation area.