Chapter 18.10
BOTHELL STORM AND SURFACE WATER UTILITY

Sections:

18.10.010    Title – Codification.

18.10.020    Intent.

18.10.030    Authority.

18.10.040    Definitions.

18.10.050    Administration.

18.10.060    Liability disclaimer.

18.10.070    Investigations.

18.10.080    Charge system established – Charges imposed.

18.10.090    Description of rate structure.

18.10.100    Storm and surface water drainage charges.

18.10.110    Storm and surface water service charge schedule.

18.10.120    Exemptions.

18.10.130    Rate adjustments and appeals.

18.10.140    Billing and collection.

18.10.150    Liens.

18.10.160    Storm and surface water fund established.

18.10.170    Storm and surface water management policy issues.

18.10.180    Utility tax.

18.10.010 Title – Codification.

This code shall be referred to as the storm and surface water utility code and shall be codified as Chapter 18.10 BMC. The Bothell storm and surface water utility shall be referred to as the “utility” throughout this chapter. (Ord. 2023 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996).

18.10.020 Intent.

A.    Public Health, Safety and Welfare. Establishment of this utility is necessary in order to promote the public health, safety and welfare by promoting a comprehensive approach to surface and storm water problems. This comprehensive approach includes the following elements: basin planning, land use regulation, construction of facilities, maintenance, public education, and provision of surface and storm water management services. Because the most cost effective and beneficial approach to surface and storm water management is through preventative actions and protection of the natural drainage system, the utility shall give priority to methods which provide protection or enhancement of the natural surface water drainage system over means which primarily involve construction of new drainage facilities or systems.

B.    Rates and Charges. This code is intended to establish rates and charges which shall be uniform for the same class of customer and service, to establish methods of development and construction, and to comply with the provisions of Chapters 35.92 and 35.67 RCW. The purpose of the rates and charges established herein is to provide a method for payment of all or any part of the cost and expense of surface and storm water management services and to secure issuance of general obligation or revenue bonds for such services. Imposition of these rates and charges is also necessary in order to promote the public health, safety and welfare by minimizing uncontrolled surface and storm water, erosion, and water pollution; to preserve and utilize the many values of the city’s natural drainage system including water quality, open space, fish and wildlife habitat, recreation, education, and urban separation and drainage facilities; and to provide for the comprehensive management and administration of surface and storm water. (Ord. 2023 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996).

18.10.030 Authority.

This code constitutes an exercise of the police power of the city to promote the public health, safety and welfare, and its provisions shall be liberally construed for the accomplishment of that purpose. (Ord. 2023 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996).

18.10.040 Definitions.

A.    “Developed parcel” means any parcel altered from the natural state by the construction, creation, or addition of impervious surfaces.

B.    “Elderly” means the age established by RCW 74.38.070, as it now exists or may hereafter be amended.

C.    “Impervious surface” means a nonvegetated surface which either prevents or retards the entry of water into the soil mantle as it entered under natural conditions prior to development, and/or causes water to run off the surface in greater quantities or at an increased area of flow from the flow present under natural conditions prior to development. Common impervious surfaces include, but are not limited to, roofs, walkways, patios, driveways, parking lots, storage areas, areas which are paved, graveled or made of packed or oiled earthen materials, or other surfaces which similarly impede the natural infiltration of surface and storm water. Open, uncovered retention/detention facilities shall not be considered as impervious surfaces for the purposes of determining whether the thresholds for application of minimum requirements are exceeded but shall be considered impervious surfaces for purposes of runoff modeling.

D.    “Land use code” or “zoning code” means the restrictions on the type of development for a specific parcel of land as described in BMC Titles 15, 16 and 17.

E.    “Low-income” means a person with an annual income level as established by RCW 84.36.381(5)(b), as the same now exists or may hereafter be amended.

F.    “Maintenance” means the act or process of cleaning, repairing or preserving a system, unit, facility, structure, or piece of equipment.

G.    “Parcel” means the smallest separately segregated unit or plot of land having an identified owner, boundaries, and surface area which is documented for property tax purposes and given a tax lot number by either the King County or Snohomish County assessor.

H.    “Person” means any individual, firm, company, association, corporation, or governmental agency.

I.    “Property owner of record” means a person or persons shown in the records of the county assessor to be the owner of property and to whom property tax statements are directed.

J.    “Rate category” means the classification in this chapter given to a parcel in the service area based upon the type of land use on the parcel and the percentage of impervious surface area contained on the parcel.

K.    “Rates” means the dollar amount charged per unit of surface area of a parcel of real property or per parcel based upon the land use classification and/or amount of impervious surface coverage for the accommodation of storm and surface water runoff and other surface water management services.

L.    “Retention/detention facility” means a type of drainage facility designed either to hold water for a considerable length of time and then release it by evaporation, plant transpiration and/or infiltration into the ground; or to hold runoff for a short period of time and then release it to the surface and storm water management system.

M.    “Residence” means a building or structure or portion thereof, designed for and used to provide a place of abode for human beings. The term “residence” includes the term “residential” or “residential unit” as referring to the type of or intended use of a building or structure.

N.    “Service charges” means charges to property owners for storm and surface water management services.

O.    “Residential parcel” means any parcel which contains no more than three residences or three residential units which are within a single structure and is used primarily for residential purposes.

P.    “State highway right-of-way” means the right-of-way of a state limited access highway. The term does not include city streets forming a part of the route of state highways that are not limited access highways or state property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation that is outside the right-of-way lines of a state highway.

Q.    “Utility” means the Bothell storm and surface water management utility created under the provisions of this chapter. (Ord. 2200 § 2 (Exh. B), 2016; Ord. 2023 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996).

18.10.050 Administration.

The Bothell storm and surface water management utility herein created shall be administered and enforced by the Bothell director of department of public works, or his/her duly authorized designee. The director is hereby authorized to specify such storm and surface water facility operation, maintenance and performance standards as necessary to implement the requirements of this code and carry out the duties of the director. (Ord. 2023 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996).

18.10.060 Liability disclaimer.

A.    Floods from storm water runoff may occasionally occur which exceed the capacity of storm drainage facilities constructed and maintained by funds made available under this chapter. The city’s adoption of this code does not imply that property liable for the storm and surface water drainage charge shall always be free from storm water flooding or flood drainage. Further, this code does not purport to reduce the need or the necessity for any property owner to obtain flood insurance.

B.    This chapter shall be administered and enforced for the benefit of the health, safety and welfare of the general public, and not for the benefit of any particular person or class of persons.

C.    No provision of or any term used in this chapter is intended to impose any duty upon the city or any of its officers or employees which would subject them to damages in a civil action. (Ord. 2023 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996).

18.10.070 Investigations.

Upon presentation of proper credentials, the director may, with the consent of the owner or occupier of the premises or property, or pursuant to a lawfully issued warrant, enter at reasonable times any property or premises subject to the consent or warrant, in order to implement this code. (Ord. 2023 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996).

18.10.080 Charge system established – Charges imposed.

A.    Effective January 1, 1995, the director shall classify all properties in the city into rate categories according to their land use classification and/or degree of impervious surface coverage. Effective January 1, 1995, the city shall impose on all property located within the Bothell city limits a storm and surface water service charge.

B.    A system and structure of storm and surface water service charges is hereby established in accordance with the following provisions of this chapter.

C.    The city and other jurisdictions may enter into interlocal agreements allowing the other jurisdictions to provide surface and storm water management services and/or charges for specified developed parcels lying within outside of the city. (Ord. 2023 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996).

18.10.090 Description of rate structure.

A.    The service charges shall be based on the relative contribution of increased surface and storm water runoff from a given parcel to the surface and storm water management system. The percentage of impervious surfaces on the parcel and the total parcel acreage shall be used to indicate the relative contribution of increased surface and storm water runoff from the parcel to the surface and storm water management system. The relative contribution of increased surface and storm water runoff from each parcel shall determine that parcel’s share of the service charge revenue needs. The service charge revenue needs of the program are based upon all or any part, as determined by the council, of the cost of surface and storm water management services or to pay or secure the payment of all or any portion of any issue of general obligation or revenue bonds issued for such purpose.

B.    The service charge for each parcel within the service area shall be determined under the following methodology: Residential and very lightly developed nonresidential parcels shall receive a flat service charge for the reasons set forth in BMC 18.10.100. Parcels shall be classified into the appropriate rate category by their percentage of impervious surface coverage. Data collected from parcel investigations shall be used to determine each parcel’s percentage of impervious surface coverage. After a parcel has been assigned to the appropriate rate category, the service charge for the parcel shall be calculated by multiplying the total acreage of the parcel times the rate for that category. (Ord. 2023 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996).

18.10.100 Storm and surface water drainage charges.

A.    Developed Parcels.

1.    Policy. Developed parcels contribute to an increase in surface and storm water runoff to the surface and storm water management system. This increase in surface and storm water runoff results in the need to establish rates and charges to finance the city’s activities in surface and storm water management.

2.    Rate Based Upon Contribution. Developed parcels shall be subject to the rates and charges of the storm and surface water management utility based on their contribution to increased runoff. The factors to be used to determine the degree of increased surface and storm water runoff to the surface and storm water management system from a particular parcel shall be the percentage of impervious surface coverage on the parcel and the total acreage of the parcel.

B.    Undeveloped Parcels.

1.    Policy. Undeveloped parcels do not contribute as much as developed parcels to an increase in surface and storm water runoff into the surface and storm water management system. Undeveloped properties are those which have not been graded or altered from their natural state. Undeveloped property is proposed to be exempt from storm and surface water utility service charge. Once graded or altered, the property would be classified in the very light category of zero percent to 10 percent impervious surface. The very light category would be charged a flat rate, regardless of size, equal to the single-family rate category.

2.    Exemption. Undeveloped properties shall be exempt from the rates and charges of the storm and surface water management utility.

C.    Non-Single-Family Properties.

1.    Charge Determined by Percentage of Impervious Surface. Properties shall be charged a rate determined by the percent of impervious surface coverage multiplied by the parcel acreage.

D.    Residential Parcels.

1.    Policy. The variance between residential parcels in parcel size and percentage of impervious surface coverage is found to be minor and to reflect only minor differences in increased runoff contributions. The administrative cost of calculating the service charge individually for each residential parcel and maintaining accurate information would be very high. Therefore, a flat charge for residential parcels is less costly to administer than calculating a separate charge for each parcel and is equitable because of the similarities in total parcel size and total impervious surface coverage between residential parcels.

2.    Flat Charge. Residential parcels shall be charged a flat charge based upon the average parcel size and average percentage of impervious surfaces.

E.    Very Lightly Developed Parcels.

1.    Policy. Very lightly developed nonresidential parcels which have an impervious surface coverage of less than 10 percent of the total parcel acreage are characterized by a very low intensity of development and generally a large number of acres. A greater number of acres of undeveloped land associated with an impervious surface results in significantly less impact to the surface and storm water management system.

2.    Flat Charge. These parcels shall be charged a flat charge which will encourage the retention of areas of very lightly developed land.

F.    Lightly to Very Heavily Developed Parcels.

1.    Policy. Lightly to very heavily developed nonresidential parcels which have an impervious surface coverage of 10 percent or more have a substantial impact on the surface and storm water management system. The impact of these parcels on the surface and storm water management system increases with the size of the parcels.

2.    Charge Determined by Percentage of Impervious Surface. Lightly to very heavily developed properties shall be charged a rate determined by the percent of impervious surface coverage multiplied by the parcel acreage.

G.    Road System.

1.    Policy. City and state streets contribute a significant amount of increased runoff to the surface and storm water management system, which contributes to the need for basin planning, drainage facilities and other related services. However, both the city streets and state highway programs provide substantial annual programs for the construction and maintenance of drainage facilities, and the roads systems and their associated drainage facilities serve as an integral part of the surface and storm water management system. City and state road(s) drainage systems, unlike the drainage systems on other properties, are continually being upgraded to increase both conveyance capacity and control. It is envisioned that the streets program will work cooperatively with the storm and surface water management utility to improve regional surface and storm water management services.

2.    Rate to Reflect Benefit. The rate charged city streets and state highways shall reflect the benefit which city streets and state highway facilities provide to the surface and storm water management system. The percentage of impervious surface coverage for city streets and state highways shall be calculated by dividing average width of roadway and shoulder by the average width of the right-of-way. The service charge shall be calculated at 30 percent of the standard rate for other properties with similar percent impervious surface. The rate charged for state highway right-of-way shall be 30 percent of the rate for comparable real property in terms of impervious surface coverage, or as otherwise provided by RCW 90.03.525.

H.    Senior/Disabled Low-Income Discount. Parcels owned by persons qualifying for senior or disabled property tax exemption, as determined by each county’s assessor’s office, would be exempt from storm and surface water service charges. The property tax exemption is authorized in RCW 84.36.381. The property owners’ status must be approved and on file with the county assessor’s office. (Ord. 2130 § 1, 2013; Ord. 2023 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 1714 § 1, 1997; Ord. 1670 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996).

18.10.110 Storm and surface water service charge schedule.

A.    Schedule. The schedule for storm and surface water service charges shall be as follows:

Class

Impervious Surface %

2017 Rate

Residential

N/A

$165.56 per parcel/year

Very Light

>0% to <10%

$165.56 per parcel/year

Light

10% to <20%

$386.20 per acre/year

Moderate

20% to <45%

$801.11 per acre/year

Moderate Heavy

45% to <65%

$1,547.20 per acre/year

Heavy

65% to <85%

$1,960.88 per acre/year

Very Heavy

85% to 100%

$2,570.65 per acre/year

City Streets

N/A

Set in accordance with RCW 90.03.525

State Highways

N/A

Set in accordance with RCW 90.03.525

Undeveloped

0%

Exempt

B.    Minimum Service Charge. The minimum service charge for nonexempt parcels in any class shall be $165.56 per parcel/year.

C.    City Reserves the Right to Make Changes. The city may supplement or alter charges within subareas of the city so as to charge properties or parcels of one subarea for improvements, studies, or maintenance which the city council deems to provide service or benefit to the property owners of one subarea.

D.    Annual Review of Schedule. The city council will review the surface water management service charges annually to ensure the long-term fiscal viability of the program and to guarantee that debt covenants are met. The program shall use equitable and efficient methods to determine service charges. (Ord. 2203 § 1, 20161; Ord. 2178 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2130 § 2, 2013; Ord. 2106 § 1, 2012; Ord. 2081 § 1, 2011; Ord. 2023 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 2001 § 1, 2008; Ord. 1968 § 1, 2006; Ord. 1951 § 1, 2005; Ord. 1934 § 1, 2004; Ord. 1918 § 1, 2003; Ord. 1889 § 1, 2002; Ord. 1863 § 1, 2001; Ord. 1714 § 1, 1997; Ord. 1670 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996).

18.10.120 Exemptions.

Property shall be exempt from service charges when the property is owned by and is the personal residence of a low-income or elderly person(s) approved by the King or Snohomish County assessor for a senior citizen or disabled persons property tax exemption. (Ord. 2023 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996).

18.10.130 Rate adjustments and appeals.

A.    Any person billed for service charges may file a “Request for Rate Adjustment” with the storm and surface water management utility within two years of the date from which the bill was sent. However, filing of such a request does not extend the period for payment of the charge.

B.    Requests for rate adjustment may be granted or approved by the director only when one of the following conditions exists:

1.    The parcel is owned and is the personal residence of a person or persons determined by the county assessor as qualified under BMC 18.10.120;

2.    The acreage of the parcel charged is in error;

3.    The parcel is nonresidential and the actual impervious surface coverage of the parcel charged places it in a different rate category than the rate category assigned by the director; or

4.    The service charge bill was otherwise not calculated in accordance with the terms of this chapter.

C.    The property owner shall have the burden of proving that the rate adjustment sought should be granted.

D.    Decisions on requests for rate adjustments shall be made by the director based on information submitted by the applicant and by the division within 30 days of the adjustment request except when additional information is needed. The applicant shall be notified in writing of the director’s decision. If an adjustment is granted which reduces the charge for the current year or two prior years, the applicant shall be refunded the amount overpaid in the current and two prior years.

E.    If the director finds that a service charge bill has been undercharged, then either an amended bill shall be issued which reflects the increase in the service charge or the undercharged amount shall be added to the next year’s bill. This amended bill shall be due and payable under the provisions set forth herein. The director may include in the bill the amount undercharged for two previous billing years in addition to the current bill.

F.    Decisions of the director on requests for rate adjustments shall be final unless within 30 days of the date the decision was mailed, the applicant files a petition for a writ of certiorari in the superior court with jurisdiction. (Ord. 2130 § 3, 2013; Ord. 2023 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996).

18.10.140 Billing and collection.

The city may administer the billing and collection services required to implement this chapter, or it may enter into interlocal agreements with King and/or Snohomish County for this purpose. All billing and collection services shall be implemented as follows:

A.    All property subject to service charges shall be assessed annually on January 1st based upon the rate category, land use classification, and acreage then applicable to each such property and at the rate as set forth in BMC 18.10.110.

B.    The service charge shall be displayed and billed on the annual property tax statement for the parcel and shall be mailed to the name and address shown on the real property tax roll at the time annual property tax bills are prepared. Properties which do not receive a property tax statement shall receive a separate service charge billing statement.

C.    If a payment is received in conjunction with a combined property tax and service charge, and the payment is less than the sum of the total property tax plus service charge or less than the sum of one-half of the property tax plus one-half of the service charge, and unless otherwise specified by the parcel owner, the payment shall be applied to the annual property tax of the parcel first pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 84.56 RCW and any remaining amount to the service charge.

D.    The total amount of the service charge shall be due and payable on or before the thirtieth day of April and shall be delinquent after that date; however, if one-half of such service charge is paid on or before the said thirtieth day of April, the remainder shall be due and payable on or before the thirty-first day of October and shall be delinquent after that date.

E.    Parcel characteristics affecting the service charge which are altered after November 1st of any year shall not be a basis for calculation of the service charge until after December 31st of the following year.

F.    Adjustments to the annual service charge may be made when property is annexed into the city. The service charge for the billing year during which annexation occurs shall be subject to a proration formula included in an interlocal agreement between the city and the county in which the annexed area lies. (Ord. 2023 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996).

18.10.150 Liens.

Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed as a waiver of liens, and the city shall have all rights to liens as provided in Chapter 35.67 RCW, as the same exists or may hereafter be amended, or any other rights to enforce the collection of storm and surface water service charges as may from time to time be provided in state law. The lien shall have superiority as established by RCW 35.67.290. There shall be added to the delinquent amounts and interest all costs and expenses incurred by the city in compelling payment of the same. (Ord. 2023 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996).

18.10.160 Storm and surface water fund established.

The storm and surface water management fund is hereby created. All service charges shall be deposited in this fund, to be used only for the purpose of paying all or any part of the cost and expense of providing surface water management services, or to pay or secure the payment of all or any portion of any issue of general obligation or revenue bond issued for such purpose. (Ord. 2023 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996).

18.10.170 Storm and surface water management policy issues.

A.    Service Charge Revenues. It is the finding of the city that comprehensive management of surface and storm water runoff must include anticipation of future growth and development in the design and improvement of the surface and storm water management system. Service charge revenue needs shall be based upon the present and future requirements of the surface and storm water management system, and these needs shall be considered when determining the rates and charges of the program.

B.    Comprehensive Storm Water Master Plan. It is the finding of the city that storm water master plans are essential to establishing a comprehensive approach to a capital improvement program, maintenance of facilities and regulation of new developments. A plan should analyze the measures needed to control surface and storm water runoff which results from existing and anticipated development within the city. The measures investigated to control runoff should include land use regulation such as setback requirements or community plan revisions which revise land use densities as well as the use of drainage facilities. A plan also should recommend the quantity and water quality runoff control measures required to further the purposes set forth in the current city’s comprehensive plan, and community goals. The institutional requirements and regulations, including but not limited to land use management, funding needs, and incentives for preserving the natural surface water drainage system should be identified in the plan.

C.    Need for Mitigation. It is the finding of the city that additional surface and storm water runoff problems may be caused by new land use development if not properly mitigated both through protection of natural systems and through constructed improvements. Bothell land use and development codes have been adopted by the city to mitigate the impact of new land use development. Further mitigation of these impacts is based on expertise which continues to evolve as new information on our natural systems is obtained and new techniques are discovered. The storm and surface water management utility shall continuously provide valuable information on the existing problems and areas of the natural drainage system that need special protection. The city is researching and developing methods to protect the natural drainage system through zoning, buffering, and setbacks to alleviate existing problems. Setback and buffering measures allow natural preservation of wetlands and stream corridors to occur, alleviate erosion and water pollution and provide a safe environment for the small mammals and fish which inhabit sensitive areas. Based upon the above findings, and as information and methods become available, the director shall draft and submit to the council regulations and development standards to allow protection of the surface and storm water management system including natural drainage systems.

D.    Financial Management Operations Policy. The utility shall maintain long-term fiscal viability and fund solvency for all of its related funds. All required capital and operating expenditures shall be covered by service charges and other revenues generated or garnered by the utility. The utility shall pay all current operating expenses from current revenues and shall maintain an operating reserve to minimize service impacts due to revenue or expenditure variances from plan during a fiscal year. This reserve shall be calculated based on the historic variability of revenue and expenditures. The program shall adopt a strategic financial planning approach which recognizes the dynamic nature of the program’s fiscal operating environment. Long-term projections shall be updated in the utility’s adopted strategic plan. One-time revenue shall be dedicated to one-time only expenditures and shall not be used to support ongoing requirements. The utility’s approach to financial reporting and disclosure shall be comprehensive, open and accessible.

E.    Financial Management Capital Policy. The utility shall prepare a multiyear capital improvement program which encompasses all of the utility’s activities related to the acquisition, construction, replacement, or renovation of capital facilities or equipment. All proposed new facilities shall be subject to a consistent and rigorous needs analysis. The utility’s capital facilities shall be planned and financed to ensure that the benefits of the facilities and the costs for them are balanced over time.

F.    Financial Management Debt Policy. The utility shall manage its debt to ensure continued high credit quality, access to credit markets, and financial flexibility. All of the utility’s debt management activities shall be conducted to maintain at least the current credit ratings assigned to the city’s debt by the major credit rating agencies and to maintain an adequate debt service coverage ratio. Long-term debt shall not be used to support operating expenses.

G.    The utility may provide services related to surface and storm water management, including but not limited to basin planning, facilities maintenance, regulation, financial administration, public involvement, drainage investigation and enforcement, aquatic resource restoration, surface and storm water quality and environmental monitoring, natural surface water drainage system planning, intergovernmental relations, and facility design and construction. The utility may contract for services with interested municipalities or special districts including but not limited to sewer and water districts, school districts, port districts or other governmental agencies.

H.    The city finds that in order to achieve a comprehensive approach to surface and storm water management, the city and other jurisdictions within the same basin(s) should coordinate and contract for services with interested municipalities or special districts, school districts, port districts or other governmental agencies.

I.    The city finds that many of the difficulties found in the management of surface and storm water problems are contributed to by the general lack of public knowledge about the relationship between human actions and surface and storm water management. In order to achieve a comprehensive approach to surface and storm water management, the city should provide general information to the public about land use and human activities which impact surface and storm water management.

J.    The city finds that pursuant to RCW 35.67.025, public school districts can provide significant benefits to the city regarding surface and storm water management through education programs and community activities related to the management system. These programs and activities can provide students with an understanding of human activities and land use practices that create surface and storm water problems and involve students by learning from firsthand exposure the difficulties of resolving surface and storm water management problems after they occur. (Ord. 2023 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1608 § 1, 1995).

18.10.180 Utility tax.

All charges set forth in BMC 18.10.110 (inside the city limits) shall be subject to the city’s utility tax as set forth in BMC 5.08.020, which is not included in the charges shown in BMC 18.10.110. (Ord. 2213 § 2, 2016).


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    Code reviser’s note: Ord. 2203 mistakenly sets out certain 2017 rates as per parcel instead of per acre. They have been editorially corrected at the city’s request to reflect the methodology in BMC 18.10.090 and 18.10.100.