Chapter 3.42
FEES AND OTHER ASSESSMENTS

Sections:

Article I. General

3.42.010    Purpose of chapter – Defenses.

3.42.020    Definitions.

3.42.030    Recoupment of costs authorized.

3.42.040    Amendment.

3.42.045    Fees, charges, and deposits.

Article IA. MCMC Title 4 Fees

3.42.047    Fees under Chapter 4.34 MCMC – Office of Hearing Examiner.

Article II. MCMC Title 5 Fees

3.42.050    Fees under MCMC 5.04.060 – Business licenses.

3.42.055    Fees under MCMC 5.06.040 – Telecommunications business registration.

3.42.060    Repealed.

3.42.070    Fees under MCMC 5.18.020 – Cabaret license.

3.42.080    Fees under MCMC 5.26.080 – Adult business licenses.

Article III. MCMC Title 6 Fees

3.42.090    Fees under Chapters 6.04 through 6.10 MCMC – Animal licenses – Animal services facilities and kennel licenses – Dangerous animal registration fee – Miscellaneous charges – Appeal fee under Chapter 6.20 MCMC.

3.42.100    Fees under Chapter 6.18 MCMC – Animal impound and daily care charges.

Article IV. MCMC Title 8 Fees

3.42.110    Fees under Chapter 8.12 MCMC – Surface water utility.

Article V. MCMC Title 12 Fees

3.42.130    Fees under MCMC 12.04.060 – Right-of-way work permits.

3.42.135    Fees under MCMC 12.08.050 – Public area use permits (special event permits).

3.42.140    Fees under MCMC 12.10.070 – Street reimbursement agreement application.

3.42.145    Fees under Chapter 12.14 MCMC – Street vacations.

3.42.147    Fees under Chapter 12.16 MCMC – Telecommunications.

Article VI. MCMC Title 15 Fees

3.42.150    Permit fees under Chapter 15.04 MCMC.

3.42.160    Other fees under Chapter 15.04 MCMC.

3.42.165    Fees under Chapter 15.12 MCMC.

Article VII. MCMC Titles 16 and 17 Fees

3.42.170    Fees under MCMC 17.34.040 – Design review.

3.42.180    Fees under MCMC 17.42.010 – Zoning and land use.

Article VIII. MCMC Title 18 Fees

3.42.190    Fees under MCMC 18.04.270 – Environmental matters.

3.42.195    Fees under MCMC 18.06.550 – Environmentally critical areas.

3.42.200    Fees for annexation applications.

3.42.210    Engineering plan review, construction inspection, grading and initial surface water utility fees.

3.42.220    Fees for additional staff consultation.

3.42.230    Miscellaneous fees.

3.42.240    Technology surcharge.

Legislative history: Ords. 93-300, 93-301, 94-325, 94-331, 94-336, 95-350, 95-353, 95-366, 97-410, 97-412, 97-426, 97-431, 2001-508, 2003-563, 2003-573, 2003-574 and 2004-588.

Article I. General

3.42.010 Purpose of chapter – Defenses.

A. The purpose of this chapter is to provide for a consolidated and centralized fee structure in which fees and other assessments for city services and actions may be listed. The fees enumerated in this chapter may relate to other sections of the Mill Creek Municipal Code, and any section or subsection herein shall be read in conjunction with the applicable code section to which it refers.

B. The fees listed in this chapter are not an exclusive list, and it is not a defense to or an avoidance of the payment of any fee that such fee is not set forth in this chapter. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.020 Definitions.

A. In addition to the definitions provided in the particular code section to which a fee refers or relates, when used in this chapter the following terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

1. “Fee” means any fee, assessment, charge, penalty, payment, reimbursement, monetary sum or the like, which is payable to the city as required under the Mill Creek Municipal Code. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.030 Recoupment of costs authorized.

A. Administrative Costs. In addition to the fees enumerated herein, the city manager or designee may keep account of administrative time, costs and expenses expended in reviewing or processing any application or in taking any other action authorized or required by this code. In the event that the city manager determines such expenditures significantly exceed the applicable fee, or where no fee is applicable, the city manager is authorized to bill the applicant or other responsible party for the actual administrative time, costs and expenditures.

B. Master Development Plan Costs. In addition to the fees enumerated herein, the city manager may keep account of all administrative time, costs and expenses expended in developing, reviewing and implementing master development plans for particular projects within the city, as required within the planned community business zone district, Chapter 17.21 MCMC. The city manager is authorized to assess against the developer of any parcel of land, or portion thereof, governed by a master development plan, a fee for such administrative time, costs and expenses in the amount equal to the proportionate amount of land within the master development plan area which the developer seeks to develop.

C. Attorneys’ Fees and Costs. Attorneys’ fees and related costs and expenses shall be included within subsections A and B of this section if they arise from or are connected with: (1) document review or other action directly required to issue an approval, permit, or license requested by the public, or (2) for any nuisance violation of this code, or if otherwise authorized by state law, administrative hearing expenses, litigation expenses and the cost of preparing any specific records required for such actions.

D. No application, permit, license or other approval shall be processed or authorized if invoiced billings under this section remain unpaid 30 days after submittal of the invoice.

E. Consultant’s Fees. In addition to the fees enumerated herein for land use and design review board permit applications, the city may determine that in cases where the city does not have the professional expertise, that the retention of third party professional consultant services is required in order to complete a review. In such cases, the applicant is responsible for reimbursing the city for the direct cost of professional consultant services. The city may also require the applicant to deposit an amount with the city estimated by the planning director to be sufficient to cover anticipated costs of retaining professional consultant services to ensure reimbursement to the city for such costs. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.040 Amendment.

The city council shall have the authority to amend this chapter, from time to time, to increase, decrease, add or delete any fees desired or required for the operation of the city. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.045 Fees, charges, and deposits.

A. Fees or Charges. All fees or charges designated as such by this chapter or other provision of law, ordinance or resolution shall be payable in full in advance, and shall be nonrefundable unless otherwise specified. The city shall refrain from taking any action until such fees or charges have been paid.

B. Deposits. All deposits designated as such by this chapter or other provision of law, ordinance or resolution shall be payable in full in advance, and shall be refundable only in conformance with the following requirements:

1. The depositor shall have complied with all conditions of the action for which the deposit was required.

2. The depositor shall have directed a written request to the city clerk seeking return of the deposit.

3. The written request shall be received by the city clerk within 60 days following satisfaction of all conditions of the action for which the deposit was required, but in no event later than 60 days after final approval or acceptance, final permit issuance, or termination date of the permit or action for which the deposit was required. If the depositor fails to request refund of a deposit as specified above, the deposited funds shall be subject to forfeiture as provided by Chapter 63.29 RCW, as amended. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2006-633 § 2; Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

Article IA. MCMC Title 4 Fees

3.42.047 Fees under Chapter 4.34 MCMC – Office of Hearing Examiner.

A. The fee to the applicant, proponent or appellant for utilization of the examiner shall be the actual cost of the examiner’s services, including the examiner’s time, outside costs (e.g., court reporter services, etc.) and other direct costs incurred in handling the matter.

B. Invoices for additional costs may be issued periodically by the city clerk during the course of any pending matter or at the conclusion thereof.

C. In the event an appellant in an appeal to the hearing examiner of an administrative decision fully prevails on the issues presented in the appeal, the appellant shall not be required to pay the costs for the examiner’s services. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2010-718 § 15 (Exh. O))

Article II. MCMC Title 5 Fees

3.42.050 Fees under MCMC 5.04.060 – Business licenses.

A. The license fee for businesses shall be based on the number of full-time or part-time employees as noted below. New business license (located in city) applicants shall pay a one-time review fee of $25.00 in addition to the employee fee.

1. Zero to three employees: $25.00.

2. Four to eight employees: $50.00.

3. Nine to 13 employees: $75.00.

4. Fourteen to 19 employees: $100.00.

5. Twenty to 25 employees: $150.00.

6. Twenty-six to 32 employees: $200.00.

7. Thirty-three or over employees: $300.00.

B. Late penalty fee on renewals shall be an additional one-half of license fee, pursuant to Chapter 5.04 MCMC. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.055 Fees under MCMC 5.06.040 – Telecommunications business registration.

Business registration fee (MCMC 5.06.040):

A. Initial application: $250.00.

B. Subsequent applications: $150.00. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.060 Fees under MCMC 5.08.060 – Peddler’s license.

Repealed by Ord. 2014-784. (Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.070 Fees under MCMC 5.18.020 – Cabaret license.

The fee for a cabaret dance license shall be:

A. Annual license: $500.00.

B. Single dance license: $35.00. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.080 Fees under MCMC 5.26.080 – Adult business licenses.

The fee for adult business licenses and/or renewals required under Chapter 5.26 MCMC shall be as follows:

A. Adult business license: $800.00.

B. Adult business manager’s license: $25.00.

C. Adult entertainer’s license: $25.00.

D. Adult waitperson’s license: $25.00. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

Article III. MCMC Title 6 Fees

3.42.090 Fees under Chapters 6.04 through 6.10 MCMC – Animal licenses – Animal services facilities and kennel licenses – Dangerous animal registration fee – Miscellaneous charges – Appeal fee under Chapter 6.20 MCMC.

A. The lifetime fee for a dog or cat license shall be $5.00.

B. The fee for an animal facility license shall be:

1. Commercial kennel: $150.00.

2. Hobby kennel: $50.00.

3. Animal services facility: $75.00.

C. The fee for registration of a dangerous dog shall be $100.00.

D. The fee for an exotic animal license shall be $100.00.

E. The fee for miscellaneous charges shall be:

1. The fee for an animal facility license renewal after January 31st of each year: $50.00 additional.

2. The fee to replace a lost, valid animal license tag: $2.00.

F. The administrative appeal fee under Chapter 6.20 MCMC shall be $0.00. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2007-660 § 2; Ord. 2006-656 § 1; Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.100 Fees under Chapter 6.18 MCMC – Animal impound and daily care charges.

A. The fee for impound charges shall be:

1. Dogs/cats released from the city’s contracted animal shelter provider:

a. First impound: Equal to the fees charged to the city based on the contractual agreement with the city’s contracted animal shelter provider.

2. Dogs/cats released from the city’s temporary kennels:

a. First impound: No fee.

b. Second impound or any subsequent impound if the animal is micro-chipped and/or has a license: $25.00.

c. Second impound or any subsequent impound if the animal is not micro-chipped and/or does not have a license: $75.00.

d. Any animal released from the city’s temporary kennel must be currently vaccinated for rabies. The animal owner must show a current rabies vaccination certificate at the time of release or, if the certificate is not available or the vaccination is not current, must show proof of vaccination within 10 calendar days. If within 10 calendar days the owner fails to provide proof of vaccination, enforcement action may be taken pursuant to MCMC 6.04.030.

3. Livestock:

a. First impound: $100.00 per head plus actual cost of impound.

b. Second or subsequent impound: $200.00 per head plus actual cost of impound.

4. Owner requesting pickup (dogs and cats only): Equal to the fees charged to the city based on the contractual agreement with the city’s contracted animal shelter provider.

B. The fee for daily care charges shall be:

1. Dogs and cats: Equal to the fees charged to the city based on the contractual agreement with the city’s contracted animal shelter provider.

2. Livestock: Actual cost.

3. Disposition of animal: Actual cost.

C. Dead animal pickup (dogs and cats only): $80.00. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2007-660 § 3; Ord. 2006-656 § 2; Ord. 2006-633 § 2; Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

Article IV. MCMC Title 8 Fees

3.42.110 Fees under Chapter 8.12 MCMC – Surface water utility.

A. Surface water utility rates shall be assessed and billed pursuant to Chapter 8.12 MCMC.

B. Service charges shall be based on specific services provided by the city to a specific parcel and/or to the parcel’s surface water control facilities pursuant to MCMC 8.12.050.

C. Late fees and charges shall be assessed for delinquent payments pursuant to MCMC 8.12.090. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

Article V. MCMC Title 12 Fees

3.42.130 Fees under MCMC 12.04.060 – Right-of-way work permits.

A. The nonrefundable application fee for all permits shall be one of the following:

1. Two hundred fifty dollars for every new construction project subject to a building permit undertaken on a single-family lot that will impact the public right-of-way. Approved plats or short plats with multiple lots shall pay the applicable fees for all lots in the development with the issuance of the first permit.

2. Two hundred fifty dollars per acre for site development work on every short plat, preliminary plat or binding site plan ($250.00 minimum and prorated by quarter-acre increments).

3. Actual cost of consultant analysis services plus applicable fees per Chapter 46.44 RCW for every overweight limit permit.

4. One hundred fifty dollars or as determined by the city engineer pursuant to Chapter 12.04 MCMC, for all other work performed within the public right-of-way.

5. Two thousand dollars for an annual citywide ROW permit for utility companies.

6. If a permit is not obtained prior to starting work, the normal application fee shall be doubled.

B. The minimum deposit for performance and restoration shall be:

1. One thousand dollars per newly constructed single-family residence. Approved plats or short plats with multiple lots shall pay the applicable deposits for all lots in the development with the issuance of the first permit.

2. One thousand five hundred dollars per acre for site development work on every short plat, preliminary plat or binding site plan ($1,500 minimum and prorated by quarter-acre increments).

3. Five hundred dollars or as determined by the city engineer for all other work that could impact the public right-of-way.

C. The right-of-way permit, application fee and deposit amount for any specific proposal may be increased, reduced, waived or modified as determined appropriate by the city engineer or their designee to cover actual city costs and/or to ensure the adequacy of the application fee and/or deposit reserve. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2008-680 § 1; Ord. 2006-633 § 2; Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.135 Fees under MCMC 12.08.050 – Public area use permits (special event permits).

A. The minimum daily fee for public area use permits for parades, fun runs, festivals, and fairs, etc., shall be:

1. Up to six hours during a 24-hour period: $100.00.

2. Over six hours during a 24-hour period: $200.00.

B. The city manager may establish and impose other charges arising from conditions imposed on public area use permits under the authority of MCMC 12.08.040. Such charges shall be based on actual cost plus 15 percent administrative charge. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2006-633 § 2; Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.140 Fees under MCMC 12.10.070 – Street reimbursement agreement application.

The fee for street reimbursement agreement application shall be a minimum of $250.00 plus 25 percent of the value of the assessment contract, to a maximum of $2,500. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.145 Fees under Chapter 12.14 MCMC – Street vacations.

Right-of-way/street vacation: $750.00. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.147 Fees under Chapter 12.16 MCMC – Telecommunications.

A. Right-of-Way Use Authorization.

1. Application fee (MCMC 12.16.150): $250.00.

2. Renewal fee (MCMC 12.16.260): $150.00.

B. Telecommunications Franchise.

1. Application fee (MCMC 12.16.330): $5,000.

2. Renewal fee (MCMC 12.16.430): $5,000.

C. Facilities Lease.

1. Application fee (MCMC 12.16.500): $250.00.

2. Renewal fee (MCMC 12.16.610): $250.00.

D. Cable Television Franchise.

1. Application fee (MCMC 12.16.650): $5,000.

2. Renewal fee (MCMC 12.16.740): $5,000.

E. General Telecommunications.

1. Assignment/transfer fee (MCMC 12.16.1250): $250.00.

2. Telecommunications right-of-way work permit (MCMC 12.16.1380): $250.00.

3. Appeal of director’s decision (MCMC 12.16.170 and 12.16.1420): $250.00. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

Article VI. MCMC Title 15 Fees

3.42.150 Permit fees under Chapter 15.04 MCMC.

A. Building Permits. Fees for building permits shall be based on the fee schedule set forth in MCMC 15.04.020. The fee shall be based on valuation and assessed pursuant to the most current Building Valuation Data (BVD) as published by the International Code Conference.

B. Base building, plumbing and mechanical permit fee shall be $30.00 for residential, $100.00 for commercial.

C. Mechanical Permits. Fees for mechanical permits shall be based on the fee schedule set forth in the current mechanical code adopted by the city of Mill Creek.

D. Plumbing Permit. Fees for plumbing permits shall be based on the fee schedule set forth in the current plumbing code adopted by the city of Mill Creek.

E. State Surcharge. A state surcharge of $4.50 shall be added to the fee for each building permit issued. In addition, a fee of $2.00 per unit shall be imposed for each additional dwelling unit covered by a permit after the first unit. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2013-760 § 2; Ord. 2010-714 § 2; Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.160 Other fees under Chapter 15.04 MCMC.

A. Single-family residential reroof permits: $130.00 (includes base building permit fee). A maximum of two inspections shall be made for each type of inspection. Fee for additional inspections shall be based on subsection (C)(3) of this section. In-kind reroofing of one- and two-family dwellings where roof sheathing is not removed or replaced does not require a permit.

B. Commercial/multi-family reroof permits: fee to be based on job valuation pursuant to MCMC 15.04.020.

C. Other Inspections and Fees.

1. Inspection outside of normal business hours: $100.00/hour, minimum of two hours.

2. Reinspection fee: $100.00/hour, minimum of two hours.

3. Final inspection for expired permits fee: $100.00/hour, minimum of two hours.

4. Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated: $100.00/hour, minimum of two hours.

5. Initial plan review: 65 percent of the permit fee.

6. Additional plan review: $100.00/hour, minimum of two hours.

7. ADU and adult family home: $100.00/hour, minimum of two hours.

8. Certificate of occupancy to be issued for new tenants (if tenant improvement permit is not required): $100.00. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2013-760 § 3; Ord. 2010-714 § 3; Ord. 2006-633 § 2; Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.165 Fees under Chapter 15.12 MCMC.

Grading and excavation permit fees shall consist of engineering plan review and construction inspection fees, and shall be determined and assessed in accordance with MCMC 3.42.210. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2006-633 § 2)

Article VII. MCMC Titles 16 and 17 Fees

3.42.170 Fees under MCMC 17.34.040 – Design review.

A. The fee for design review of a building or site plan shall be: $500.00.

B. The fee for design review of landscaping shall be: $250.00.

C. The fee for design review of a sign shall be: $250.00.

D. Total for subsections A through C of this section: $1,000. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.180 Fees under MCMC 17.42.010 – Zoning and land use.

A. The following application or permit fees shall be payable in full, in advance, for the identified action. All such fees are nonrefundable unless otherwise stated. These fees cover the review by the departments of community development and public works.

1. Comprehensive plan amendment (text or map) and associated rezone:

a. Zero to 10 acres: $2,500.

b. Over 10 acres: $5,000.

2. Zone text amendment: $2,500.

3. Subdivision:

a. Preliminary plat (long, five more lots): $2,500 plus $35.00 per lot.

b. Final plat (long): $1,500 plus $20.00 per lot.

c. Plat (short, one to four lots): $1,500.

d. Final plat (short): $500.00.

4. Binding site plan:

a. Application: $5,000.

b. Final binding site plan: $1,000.

5. Modifications to approved land use permits/decisions:

a. Major modification: $2,500.

b. Minor modification: $250.00.

6. Administrative reviews:

a. Zoning certification letter: $150.00.

b. Administrative interpretations/decisions: $200.00.

7. Conditional use permit:

a. All other conditional uses: $1,500.

8. Variance: $500.00.

9. Grading permit: see MCMC 3.42.210 for fee formula.

10. Tree removal permit: $0.00.

11. Demolition permit: $50.00.

12. Lot line adjustment or lot line consolidation: $500.00.

13. Home occupation permit:

a. Group A permit: $50.00.

b. Group B permit: $100.00.

14. Appeal of land use or administrative interpretations as follows:

a. Administrative determinations: $100.00.

b. Administrative decisions: $250.00.

c. SEPA determination of significance: $250.00.

d. Board of appeals/adjustment decision: $500.00.

e. Design review board decisions: $500.00.

f. SEPA determination of nonsignificance/mitigated determination of nonsignificance: $500.00.

g. Hearing examiner decision, which is appealable to the city council: $500.00

h. Initial appeal of notice of violation or civil fine: $0.00.

15. Real estate/directional sign permit:

a. Homeowner: $25.00.

b. All other: $100.00.

16. Temporary construction sign permit: $25.00.

17. Commercial, shopping center and noncommercial banner or temporary sign display: $25.00.

18. Commercial wall sign: fee is based on construction cost and assessed pursuant to the fee schedule set forth in MCMC 15.04.020.

19. Fence permit: $55.00 (includes base building permit fee). (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2010-717 § 2 (Exh. B); Ord. 2010-714 § 4; Ord. 2009-706 § 1; Ord. 2006-633 § 2; Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

Article VIII. MCMC Title 18 Fees

3.42.190 Fees under MCMC 18.04.270 – Environmental matters.

The following fees shall be payable for the listed actions:

A. Review of SEPA checklist: $500.00.

B. EIS review: $1,500 minimum or direct expenses at director’s determination. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2006-633 § 2; Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.195 Fees under MCMC 18.06.550 – Environmentally critical areas.

The following fee shall be payable for the listed action:

A. Review of critical areas alteration permit: $250.00. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2013-762 § 1)

3.42.200 Fees for annexation applications.

The fee for land annexation applications shall be:

A. Ten acres or less gross area: $350.00.

B. More than 10 acres gross area: $700.00. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.210 Engineering plan review, construction inspection, grading and initial surface water utility fees.

All engineering plan review, construction inspection, grading and initial surface water utility fees listed in this section shall be paid to the city prior to approval of any civil construction plans submitted by or on behalf of the applicant. The applicant shall pay a plan review deposit to the city with the first submittal of civil construction drawings, the amount of which shall be determined by the city engineer.

Notwithstanding the fee schedule listed below, the city engineer may determine the appropriate engineering plan review, construction inspection, grading, and initial surface water utility fees for land development projects or site improvements to existing properties that are under $50,000 in value.

A. Engineering Plan Review Fee.

Engineer’s Estimate*

Fee Rate

$0 – $1,000,000

1.0 percent of engineer’s estimate

Over $1,000,000

0.75 percent of engineer’s estimate

Note: If the applicant requests and the city engineer authorizes engineering plan review services to being prior to city council approval, the applicant is responsible for all actual costs incurred in addition to the engineering plan review fee listed above.

B. Construction Inspection Fee.

Engineer’s Estimate*

Fee Rate

$0 – $1,000,000

2.0 percent of engineer’s estimate

Over $1,000,000

1.5 percent of engineer’s estimate

*The engineer’s estimate shall be provided by the applicant to the city engineer for review and approval, and shall be stamped and signed by a licensed professional engineer. The engineer’s estimate shall include the cost of all land clearing, grading, erosion control, storm drainage facilities, road improvements and paving, lighting and landscaping of public rights-of-way, and any other site improvement items required for the proposed work. The water and sanitary sewer shall be excluded from the engineer’s estimate for the engineering plan review and construction inspection fees. The cost of all public improvements shall be separated out for bonding purposes.

The engineer’s estimate shall be based on item quantities estimated from the approved plans multiplied by industry standard unit costs for projects with similar item quantities. If there is a dispute on what unit costs are to be used, unit costs of similar items used in recent Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) projects shall be used. The engineer’s estimate will be used as the basis for bonding or other security amounts. A valid contractor bid may be used in lieu of an engineer’s estimate if approved by the city engineer.

C. Initial Surface Water Utility Fee for New Development. The applicant shall pay an initial surface water utility fee prior to civil construction plan approval due to the clearing of vegetation and altering the existing hydrology of the site. This initial fee shall be calculated from the date of plan approval and shall be based on the number of lots or amount of impervious surface per Chapter 8.12 MCMC. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2006-633 § 2; Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.220 Fees for additional staff consultation.

In accordance with MCMC 14.15.010, applicants may be charged an hourly fee for consultations and meetings requested by the applicant that occur after the formal presubmission meeting and prior to the open public hearing as set forth in Chapter 14.15 MCMC. Billing rates shall be imposed consistent with the hourly salary rate of attending staff members. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.230 Miscellaneous fees.

A. Recreation, City Clerk and Finance Departments.

1. Community room use charges:

a. Hourly rental fee:

i. First priority groups: $0.00.

ii. Second priority groups:

 

Weekday

After Hours

Small Community Room

$24

$40

Large Community Room

$36

$56

Council Chambers

No Charge

No Charge

iii. Third priority groups:

 

Weekday

After Hours

Small Community Room

$30

$45

Large Community Room

$50

$70

b. Facility use deposit:

i. First, second and third priority groups:

*With food served: $150.00.

*With no food served: $75.00.

2. Copies of Public Records.

a. Black and white eight-and-one-half-inch by 11-inch standard photocopies: $0.15 per page plus postage costs, if applicable.

b. All other records may be charged at either $0.15 per page or the actual cost of reproduction, plus applicable postage costs, or other rates established by the city clerk, or designee, pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 42.56 RCW as that chapter may be amended or recodified in the future.

c. Charges for public records may be waived or reduced in the discretion of the city clerk, or designee, and/or in accordance with an administrative policy approved by the city clerk.

3. Returned checks: $30.00 each.

4. Outstanding assessment information requests: $25.00.

B. Police Department.

1. Fingerprint cards: $17.00 for the first card for nonresidents; $12.00 for the first card for residents of Mill Creek; $9.00 for each additional card.

2. Lamination of concealed pistol license: $3.00. (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); 2009-700 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2009-692 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2004-594 § 1)

3.42.240 Technology surcharge.

A three percent technology surcharge shall be added to the fees authorized in the following sections of the Mill Creek Municipal Code:

A. MCMC 3.42.130(A);

B. MCMC 3.42.150 with the exception of 3.42.150(E);

C. MCMC 3.42.160;

D. MCMC 3.42.165;

E. MCMC 3.42.170;

F. MCMC 3.42.180 with the exception of MCMC 3.42.180(A)(6), (13), and (14);

G. MCMC 3.42.190; and

H. MCMC 3.42.210 with the exception of MCMC 3.42.210(C). (Ord. 2014-784 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2013-756 § 1)