Chapter 25.20
CHARGES FOR STORM AND SURFACE WATER MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Sections:

25.20.010    Applicability.

25.20.020    Rate structure for the surface water management utility district.

25.20.030    Bond debt service allocable to areas annexed by cities or towns.

25.20.040    Rate structure for bond debt service in areas annexed by cities and towns.

25.20.050    Service charges for aquatic plant control.

25.20.055    Service charges for Lake Ketchum restoration.

25.20.060    Service charges for lake management.

25.20.065    Service charges for Lake Serene lake level management.

25.20.070    Exemptions and reductions.

25.20.080    Credits.

25.20.090    Billing.

25.20.100    Billing errors.

25.20.110    Rate adjustments and appeals.

25.20.120    Delinquent service charges.

25.20.130    Waiver of interest and penalties.

25.20.140    Special operating funds.

25.20.150    Administrative procedures.

25.20.010 Applicability.

The requirements of this chapter shall apply to all real property located within the surface water management utility district and areas annexed by cities or towns.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-069, Nov. 16, 2015, Eff date Jan. 1, 2016; Amended by Amended Ord. 17-020, July 5, 2017, Eff date July 21, 2017).

25.20.020 Rate structure for the surface water management utility district.

(1) The director shall assign all developed real property located in the surface water management utility district to service charge rate categories according to the land use classification and the degree of impervious surface coverage of the real property. The "Index of Land Use Classifications and Rate Categories" dated January 8, 2002, or any revision thereafter compiled by the director, is available in the department of public works and incorporated by this reference. When assigning real property to appropriate service charge rate categories, if portions of any tax parcel or legal lot have been placed into separate taxation categories by the county assessor, the director shall treat each of those separate portions of the tax parcel or legal lot as separate properties and assign an appropriate service charge rate category to each. When assigning the real property to appropriate service charge rate categories, if the property exhibits mixed use, the director shall assign the rate category based on the use associated with the majority of the impervious surface area on the real property or portion thereof.

(2) Except as provided in SCC 25.20.070, SCC 25.20.080, and SCC 25.20.100, developed real property located in surface water management utility district areas shall be subject to annual service charges as follows:

Table 25.20.020(2)(a)

Annual Service Charge for Residential and Farm 

Rate Category

Impervious Surface Coverage

Annual Service Charge

Single Family Residential

N/A

$90.00 per dwelling unit

Condominium

N/A

$81.00 per dwelling unit

Farm

N/A

$90.00 per parcel

 

Table 25.20.020(2)(b)

Annual Service Charge for Commercial, Non-residential and Other Uses 

Rate Category

Impervious Surface Coverage

Annual Service Charge

Exempt

Less than 1%

$0.00

Very Light

1% to 19%

$26.99 per quarter acre

Light

20% to 39%

$90.00 per quarter acre

Moderate

40% to 59%

$149.95 per quarter acre

Heavy

60% to 79%

$203.97 per quarter acre

Very Heavy

80% to 100%

$269.97 per quarter acre

(3) For the period beginning January 1, 2016, and ending December 31, 2021, the annual service charge for developed real property located in those portions of the surface water management utility district within urban growth areas shall be based on the rates set forth in subsection (2) of this section, plus the following amounts:

Table 25.20.020(3)

Annual Surcharge for Urban Growth Areas

Rate Category

Additional Annual Urban Growth Area Service Charge

Single Family Residential

$32.00 per dwelling unit

Condominium

$28.80 per dwelling unit

Farm

$32.00 per parcel

Exempt

No charge

Very Light

$9.60 per quarter acre

Light

$32.00 per quarter acre

Moderate

$53.32 per quarter acre

Heavy

$72.52 per quarter acre

Very Heavy

$95.99 per quarter acre

(a) The service charges established in subsection (2) of this section represent the base rate. All service charges collected under this subsection (3), less the base rate applicable each year, shall be used solely for surface water management projects related to impacts originating from or providing benefit to those portions of the surface water management utility district within urban growth areas.

(b) The first priority for expenditure of service charges collected under this subsection shall be capital projects as listed in the surface water management annual construction program.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-069, Nov. 16, 2015, Eff date Jan. 1, 2016; Amended by Amended Ord. 17-020, July 5, 2017, Eff date July 21, 2017).

25.20.030 Bond debt service allocable to areas annexed by cities or towns.

As provided in RCW 36.89.120, whenever a city or town annexes an area, or a city or town incorporates an area, and the county has issued revenue bonds or general obligation bonds to finance storm and surface water management facilities that are payable in whole or in part from rates or charges imposed in the area, the county shall continue imposing all portions of the rates or charges that are allocated to payment of the debt service on bonds in that area after the effective date of the annexation or official date of the incorporation until: (1) The debt is retired; (2) any debt that is issued to refinance the underlying debt is retired; or (3) the city or town reimburses the county an amount that is sufficient to retire that portion of the debt borne by the annexed or incorporated area. The county shall construct all facilities included in the storm and surface water management plan intended to be financed by the proceeds of such bonds. If the county provides storm and surface water management services to the city or town by contract, the contract shall consider the value of payments made by property owners to the county for the payment of debt service. The rates to be charged under this section are provided in SCC 25.20.040.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-069, Nov. 16, 2015, Eff date Jan. 1, 2016; Amended by Amended Ord. 17-020, July 5, 2017, Eff date July 21, 2017).

25.20.040 Rate structure for bond debt service in areas annexed by cities and towns.

(1) The director shall assign all developed real property located in areas annexed by cities and towns to service charge rate categories according to the land use classification and the degree of impervious surface coverage of the real property. The "Index of Land Use Classifications and Rate Categories" dated January 8, 2002, or any revision thereafter compiled by the director, is available in the department of public works and incorporated by this reference. When assigning real property to appropriate service charge rate categories, if portions of any tax parcel or legal lot have been placed into separate taxation categories by the county assessor, the director shall treat each of those separate portions of the tax parcel or legal lot as separate properties and assign an appropriate service charge rate category to each. When assigning the real property to appropriate service charge rate categories, if the property exhibits mixed use, the director shall assign the rate category based on the use associated with the majority of the impervious surface area on the real property.

(2) Except as provided in SCC 25.20.070(1) through (3) and SCC 25.20.100, all developed real property in all areas annexed by cities and towns shall be subject to annual service charges for bond debt payment under RCW 36.89.120 as follows:

Table 25.20.040(2)

Annual Service Charge for Bond Debt Service

Rate Category

Rate

Single Family Residential

$14.97 per dwelling unit

Condominium

$13.48 per dwelling unit

Farm

$14.97 per parcel

Exempt

No charge

Very Light

$4.49 per quarter acre

Light

$14.97 per quarter acre

Moderate

$24.97 per quarter acre

Heavy

$33.96 per quarter acre

Very Heavy

$44.92 per quarter acre

(3) A reasonable administrative fee in an amount sufficient to reimburse the county for its actual, reasonable costs of performing administrative functions related to the service charges shall be added to the amount charged.

(4) Rights-of-way owned by the state shall be subject to annual service charges to the extent permitted by law.

(5) Service charges collected under this section shall be used solely for purposes permitted by RCW 36.89.120.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-069, Nov. 16, 2015, Eff date Jan. 1, 2016; Amended by Amended Ord. 17-020, July 5, 2017, Eff date July 21, 2017).

25.20.050 Service charges for aquatic plant control.

(1) In addition to the annual service charges established in SCC 25.20.020, each tax parcel abutting the shore of Lake Goodwin or Lake Shoecraft shall be subject to an additional annual water quality restoration service charge for the purpose of managing and controlling invasive aquatic plants.

(2) For the period beginning January 1, 2015, and ending December 31, 2019, the rate categories and additional annual service charges for real property abutting Lake Goodwin or Lake Shoecraft shall be as follows:

Table 25.20.050(2)

Annual Service Charge for Aquatic Plant Control

Rate Category

Annual Service Charge

Single Family Residential

$60.00 per parcel

Undeveloped

$60.00 per parcel

Community Beach Lot

$12.00 per parcel

Public and Semi-public Recreation

$0.35 per foot of lake frontage

(3) The single family rate category or the undeveloped rate category applies to each lake front land parcel classified by the Snohomish County assessor as either single family residential or undeveloped, respectively. The community beach rate category applies to each land parcel having an undivided ownership interest in a lake front parcel used for common beach access. The public and semi-public recreation rate category applies to lake front parcels classified by the Snohomish County assessor as resorts, recreational activities, camping activities, or parks, as well as other publicly owned recreational parcels. Lake front parcels are defined as land parcels abutting the lake shore.

(4) All service charges collected under this section shall be used solely for management and control of non-native invasive aquatic plants in Lake Goodwin and Lake Shoecraft.

(5) A detailed map of the tax parcels subject to the additional service charges established in this section is available in the department of public works and incorporated herein by this reference.

(Added by Amended Ord. 17-020, July 5, 2017, Eff date July 21, 2017).

25.20.055 Service charges for Lake Ketchum restoration.

(1) In addition to the annual service charges established in SCC 25.20.020, all real property abutting the shore of Lake Ketchum shall be subject to an additional annual service charge for the purpose of managing and controlling blue-green and toxic algae blooms and phosphorus pollution in Lake Ketchum.

(2) For the period beginning January 1, 2014, and ending December 31, 2018, the rate categories and additional annual service charges for real property abutting Lake Ketchum shall be as follows:

Table 25.20.055(2)

Annual Service Charge for Lake Ketchum Restoration

Rate Category

Annual Service Charge

Lake Front

$150.00 per parcel of real property abutting the shoreline of Lake Ketchum

Community Beach Lot

$30.00 per parcel of real property with an undivided ownership interest in lake front real property used for common beach access

(3) All service charges collected under this section shall be used solely for the management and control of blue-green and toxic algae blooms and phosphorus pollution in Lake Ketchum.

(4) A detailed map of the real property subject to the additional service charges established in this section is available in the department of public works and incorporated herein by this reference.

(Added by Amended Ord. 17-020, July 5, 2017, Eff date July 21, 2017).

25.20.060 Service charges for lake management.

(1) Each developed tax parcel abutting the shore of Lake Stevens in the surface water management utility district shall be subject to an annual service charge. The charge imposed under this section shall be in addition to the annual service charges established in SCC 25.20.020 and shall be for the purpose of managing the water quality and quantity of Lake Stevens in accordance with RCW 36.89.080 and RCW 36.89.130.

(2) The rate categories and annual service charges for parcels abutting Lake Stevens shall be as follows:

Table 25.20.060(2)

Annual Service Charge for Lake Management 

Rate Category

Annual Service Charge

Lake Front Lot

$120.00 per parcel

Split Lot

$85.00 per parcel

Community Beach Lot

$12.00 per parcel

(3) The lake front lot rate category applies to each land parcel abutting the lake shore and located entirely between the lake shore and the adjacent county road. The split lot rate category applies to each land parcel with a portion of the lot abutting the lake shore and a portion of the lot separated from the lake shore by the county road. The community beach lot rate category applies to each land parcel having an undivided ownership interest in a lake front parcel used for common beach access.

(4) All service charges collected under this section shall be used solely for cooperative watershed management actions for purposes of water quality and water resource management pursuant to one or more intergovernmental agreements as authorized by RCW 36.89.130.

(5) The department of public works shall maintain and make available to the public a detailed map of the tax parcels subject to the service charges established in this section.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-069, Nov. 16, 2015, Eff date Jan. 1, 2016; Amended by Amended Ord. 17-020, July 5, 2017, Eff date July 21, 2017).

25.20.065 Service charges for Lake Serene lake level management.

(1) In addition to the annual service charges established in SCC 25.20.020, all real property abutting the shore of Lake Serene and lots A, B and C of short plat SP 295 (6-78) recorded under Auditor File Number 8003120189, hereinafter the “affected properties,” shall be subject to an additional annual service charge for the purpose of restoring and maintaining outfall infrastructure at Lake Serene.

(2) For the period beginning January 1, 2018, and ending December 31, 2027, the rate categories and additional annual service charges for affected properties shall be as follows:

Rate Category

Annual Service Charge

Affected Property

$197.00 per affected property

(3) All service charges collected under this section shall be used solely to replace and maintain outfall infrastructure at Lake Serene.

(4) A detailed map of the affected properties subject to the additional service charges established in this section is available in the department of public works and incorporated herein by this reference.

(Added by Ord. 17-008, March 29, 2017, Eff date April 10, 2017).

25.20.070 Exemptions and reductions.

(1) The following types of real property shall be exempt from annual service charges:

(a) Real property that is owned by, and is the personal residence of, a person or persons approved by the county assessor for a senior citizen or disabled persons property tax exemption under RCW 84.36.381.

(b) Real property that is owned by a "public benefit nonprofit corporation," as defined by RCW 24.03.490, and is used as a cemetery, provided the real property does not discharge storm water off site through constructed conveyance facilities and a 50-foot vegetated buffer is maintained on the property along any water body that drains to a fish bearing stream or lake.

(c) Real property taxed as forest land under chapter 84.33 RCW, as timber land under chapter 84.34 RCW, or as open space land under chapter 84.34 RCW.

(2) The rate charged for right-of-way owned by the state 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.

(3) Service charges imposed on rights-of-way owned by the county or municipalities under authority of chapter 36.89 RCW shall be at the same rate as the rate for comparable real property in terms of impervious surface coverage, except that the director may determine that up to 70 percent of the amount due can be paid through in kind services, as provided in RCW 36.89.085. In kind services include, but are not limited to, the construction, operation, and maintenance of storm and surface water management facilities designed to control surface water or storm water runoff.

(4) The rate charged for real property with a commercial rainwater harvesting system shall be reduced from the rate set out in this chapter by a fraction equal to the storage volume of the rainwater harvesting system divided by the mean annual runoff volume generated by the total impervious surface area of the property.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-069, Nov. 16, 2015, Eff date Jan. 1, 2016).

25.20.080 Credits.

Real property located in the surface water management utility district may be eligible for reductions in service charges as described below:

(1) For real property having a rate category of light, moderate, heavy, or very heavy, the rate category shall be reduced one category if the storm water runoff discharges into an onsite storm and surface water management facility built to comply with the detention and water quality regulations and standards set forth in chapter 30.63A SCC, and said facility is adequately operated and maintained by the property owner.

(2) For real property having a rate category of light, moderate, heavy, or very heavy, the rate category shall be reduced one category if the site contains wholly or partly, an aquatic system that complies with the detention and water quality regulations and standards set forth in chapter 30.63A SCC, and said aquatic system is maintained in its natural state by the property owner.

(3) For real property located in the surface water management utility district, if all or any portion of the real property is regulated by a valid and active permit issued by the Washington State Department of Ecology or the federal Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program established by the federal Clean Water Act, codified at 33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq., then the portion of the annual service charges imposed pursuant to SCC 25.20.020, SCC 25.20.060 and 25.20.065 under authority of chapter 36.89 RCW shall be reduced by 35 percent. This rate adjustment shall not be available to real property that is a right-of-way owned by a municipality, the county, or the state subject to the rates provided in SCC 25.20.070(2) or SCC 25.20.070(3). The property owner requesting a rate adjustment under this subsection (3) shall provide the director with sufficient documentation to verify that the real property at issue is subject to a valid NPDES permit. The property owner shall also provide the director with written notice promptly upon the expiration of or other termination of coverage under the NPDES permit.

(4) Public and private schools that provide water quality or watershed instruction approved by the director shall be given credit equal to the dollar value of the instruction offered. This credit shall be applied against the annual service charge billed under the authority of chapter 36.89 RCW. This annual credit shall not exceed the annual service charge authorized by chapter 36.89 RCW.

(5) Pursuant to RCW 85.38.160, real property within diking, drainage, or flood control districts shall be given a credit equal to the dollar value of the annual special district assessment. This credit shall be applied against the annual service charge billed under the authority of chapter 36.89 RCW. This annual credit shall not exceed the annual service charge authorized by chapter 36.89 RCW.

(6) Except for automatic credits granted pursuant to subsections (3) and (5) of this section, credits granted under this section shall be subject to renewal every two years in accordance with administrative procedures developed by the director pursuant to SCC 25.20.150.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-069, Nov. 16, 2015, Eff date Jan. 1, 2016; Amended by Ord. 17-008, March 29, 2017, Eff date April 10, 2017; Amended by Amended Ord. 17-020, July 5, 2017, Eff date July 21, 2017).

25.20.090 Billing.

(1) All real property subject to service charges shall be assessed annually on January 1st based upon the rate categories and property characteristics then applicable to the real property and at the rates set forth in SCC 25.20.020, SCC 25.20.040, SCC 25.20.060 and SCC 25.20.065.

(2) To minimize administrative costs, where feasible, the billing statement for service charges imposed under this title shall be included on the annual property tax statement for the real property at issue. To further reduce administrative costs, the director may use alternative billing systems for the purposes of billing local, state and federal government agencies. The director may elect to use alternative billing methods for the purpose of billing other property owners with real property in the surface water management utility district or areas annexed by cities and towns where alternative methods provide for greater administrative convenience.

(3) All service charges billed on the annual property tax statement shall be due and payable on or before the 30th day of April and, except as provided in this section, shall be delinquent after that date. If one half of the service charge owed is paid on or before the 30th day of April, the remainder of such service charge shall be due and payable on or before the 31st day of October following and shall be delinquent after that date. Service charges billed under alternative methods shall be due within the calendar year in which they are billed on such date as set by the director.

(4) 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 the total 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 owner of the real property at issue, the payment shall be applied first to the annual property tax due for the real property, pursuant to the provisions of chapter 84.56 RCW, and any remaining amount to the service charge due for the real property.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-069, Nov. 16, 2015, Eff date Jan. 1, 2016; Amended by Ord. 17-008, March 29, 2017, Eff date April 10, 2017; Amended by Amended Ord. 17-020, July 5, 2017, Eff date July 21, 2017).

25.20.100 Billing errors.

If there is an error in billing, such as a mistake regarding the acreage, impervious surface coverage, watershed boundary, rate category, or land use classification of the real property at issue, the director shall correct the error. Refunds, if any, shall be in accordance with SCC 25.20.110(4).

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-069, Nov. 16, 2015, Eff date Jan. 1, 2016).

25.20.110 Rate adjustments and appeals.

(1) Any person receiving a billing statement for water quality restoration and storm and surface water management service charges pursuant to SCC 25.20.020, SCC 25.20.060 or SCC 25.20.065 and making a timely payment thereof may apply to the director for a rate adjustment based on any of the circumstances listed in SCC 25.20.070, SCC 25.20.080 or SCC 25.20.100.

(2) Any person receiving a billing statement for water quality restoration and storm and surface water management service charges pursuant to SCC 25.20.040 and making a timely payment thereof may apply to the director for a rate adjustment based on any of the circumstances listed in SCC 25.20.070(1) through (3) or SCC 25.20.100.

(3) Applications for rate adjustments shall be made to the director. The burden of proof shall be on the applicant to show that the rate adjustment sought should be granted. The director shall make a written decision on an application for rate adjustment within 60 days after receipt of the application, except when additional information is needed in which case the director shall provide the applicant with an estimated timeline for a written decision. The estimate shall be based on reasonable limits for obtaining the required information to render a decision. In the event that the applicant does not provide the additional information needed, the director shall notify the applicant that the application is cancelled. The director may also initiate a rate adjustment or correct a billing error for a property at any time when new information becomes available to the director.

(4) Applications for rate adjustments submitted pursuant to SCC 25.20.100 must be submitted within three years of the date of payment of the water quality restoration and storm and surface water management service charges. Applications for rate adjustments submitted pursuant to SCC 25.20.070 or SCC 25.20.080 must be submitted by April 30th to be effective for the current billing year. Applications for rate adjustments submitted pursuant to SCC 25.20.070 or SCC 25.20.080 received after April 30th shall only be effective for subsequent years. If the director grants an adjustment which reduces the charge for the current year, or, for requests submitted pursuant to SCC 25.20.100 only, for up to three prior years, the applicant shall be refunded the amount overpaid with interest at the rate specified in RCW 84.69.100, as set forth in WAC 458-18-220 or any successor regulation thereto. If the director determines that an adjustment should be made which increases the service charge due for the current year, an amended bill shall be issued and the applicant shall submit the additional amount due within 30 days of the notice of additional service charge.

(5) Any person eligible for the low income senior citizen or disabled persons exemption from service charges under SCC 25.20.070(1)(a) shall be provided a refund of annual service charges for the subject property for the current year and up to three prior years when eligibility for each year has been approved by the assessor’s office.

(6) Except for requests submitted pursuant to SCC 25.20.070(1)(a) or SCC 25.20.100, rate adjustments shall not be retroactive and are subject to renewal every two years.

(7) Decisions of the director on applications for rate adjustments shall be in writing and shall be final.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-069, Nov. 16, 2015, Eff date Jan. 1, 2016; Amended by Ord. 17-008, March 29, 2017, Eff date April 10, 2017).

25.20.120 Delinquent service charges.

(1) Service charges imposed by this title that remain unpaid in whole or in part, when due pursuant to SCC 25.20.090, shall be considered delinquent.

(2) Service charges, or any portions thereof, which become delinquent under subsection (1) of this section shall bear interest at the rate 12 percent per annum computed on a monthly basis from the date of delinquency until paid, as provided by RCW 84.56.020(5).

(3) As provided in RCW 84.56.020(5), penalties shall be imposed upon service charges, or portions thereof, that become delinquent under subsection (1) of this section as follows:

(a) A penalty of three percent of the amount delinquent shall be imposed on any service charges, or portions thereof, that are delinquent on June 1st of the year in which the service charges are due.

(b) An additional penalty of eight percent of the amount delinquent shall be imposed on any service charges, or portions thereof, that are delinquent on December 1st of the year in which the service charges are due.

(4) As provided by RCW 84.60.010, service charges, or portions thereof, that become delinquent under subsection (1) of this section, including interest and penalties shall constitute a lien against the real property upon which they are imposed. As provided by RCW 84.60.020, such lien shall attach on the first day of January in the year in which the service charges are assessed and shall continue until the service charges, including any interest and penalties, are paid in full. The county’s lien for delinquent service charges shall be superior to all other liens and encumbrances except general taxes and local and special assessments.

(5) As provided in RCW 84.64.050, after the expiration of three years from the date on which service charges, or portions thereof, become delinquent under subsection (1) of this section, the county treasurer shall foreclose the liens arising pursuant to this section in the county’s annual tax foreclosure action under chapter 84.64 RCW. Costs of collection and foreclosure shall be included in the amount of the lien. Approval by the county council shall be required prior to any foreclosure action taken by the county treasurer which involves only delinquent charges under subsection (1) of this section. The department shall provide such approval to the county treasurer by February 1st of the foreclosure year. The department shall reimburse the county treasurer for the department’s share of all costs incurred from collection and/or foreclosure under this section.

(6) When the county treasurer does not take foreclosure action pursuant to subsection (5) of this section, the director shall take any and all lawful means to collect the delinquent service charge, or portions thereof, that become delinquent under subsection (1) of this section. The amount collected shall include all accrued interest and penalties, as well as the costs of collection.

(7) Nothing herein shall be deemed to require the county treasurer to foreclose on a lien created hereunder in a manner that is more frequent or inconsistent with other lien foreclosure procedures and the costs related thereto.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-069, Nov. 16, 2015, Eff date Jan. 1, 2016).

25.20.130 Waiver of interest and penalties.

The director may waive interest and penalties on service charges, or portions thereof, which become delinquent under SCC 25.20.120(1) under any of the following conditions:

(1) As provided by RCW 84.56.025.

(2) When the property owner does not receive a service charge billing due to incorrect address information in county records.

(3) As part of a lawful collection action by the director upon consideration of the following criteria:

(a) The property owner’s ability to pay;

(b) The ability of the county to collect the delinquency; and

(c) The cost to the department in collection efforts.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-069, Nov. 16, 2015, Eff date Jan. 1, 2016).

25.20.140 Special operating funds.

(1) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, all service charges collected from the surface water management utility district shall be deposited in a special fund in the department of finance. The funds generated thereby shall be used only for the purpose of paying all or any part of the cost of establishing, administering, maintaining and operating the storm and surface water (water quality restoration and water quantity) management program created by this title, including, but not limited to, the costs for planning, designing, establishing, acquiring, developing, constructing and improving needed facilities and features, or to pay or secure the payment of all or any portion of any issue of general obligations, councilmanic or revenue bonds issued for such purpose.

(2) All service charges collected from areas annexed by cities or towns shall be deposited in a special fund in the department of finance. The funds generated thereby shall be used only for purposes permitted by RCW 36.89.120.

(3) The funds generated by service charges collected from the surface water management utility district under SCC 25.20.060 shall be used solely for cooperative watershed management actions for purposes of water quality and water resource management pursuant to one or more intergovernmental agreements as authorized by RCW 36.89.130.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-069, Nov. 16, 2015, Eff date Jan. 1, 2016; Amended by Amended Ord. 17-020, July 5, 2017, Eff date July 21, 2017).

25.20.150 Administrative procedures.

Pursuant to chapter 2.68 SCC, the director is authorized to develop administrative procedures relating to the provisions of this title.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-069, Nov. 16, 2015, Eff date Jan. 1, 2016).