Chapter 3.44


3.44.010    Findings.

3.44.020    Formation of a transportation benefit district.

3.44.030    General authority.

3.44.040    Powers and operations.

3.44.050    Governing board.

3.44.060    Transportation improvements funded.

3.44.070    Annual report to the public.

3.44.080    Dissolution of Pateros TBD.

3.44.010 Findings.

The city council finds it is in the public interest to help provide an adequate level of funding for transportation improvements through establishment of a TBD. (Ord. 769 § 1, 2018)

3.44.020 Formation of a transportation benefit district.

The city, pursuant to RCW 35.21.225 and Chapter 36.73 RCW, hereby establishes and creates a TBD to be known and referred to as “Pateros Transportation Benefit District” and “Pateros TBD,” subject to the following sections of this chapter. (Ord. 769 § 2, 2018)

3.44.030 General authority.

There is hereby created the Pateros TBD with geographical boundaries comprised of the corporate limits of the city, as those boundaries may be adjusted in the future. (Ord. 786 §§ 1, 2, 2021; Ord. 769 § 2(1), 2018)

3.44.040 Powers and operations.

Pateros TBD shall possess all of the powers of a transportation benefit district authorized pursuant to Chapter 36.73 RCW, including, without limitation, the power by subsequent resolution to establish and impose an annual vehicle fee in the amount of twenty dollars ($20.00) in accordance with RCW 36.73.065, as amended, and the power to request voter approval of, and thereafter impose and collect, a sales and use tax in accordance with RCW 82.14.0455 and/or a vehicle fee in excess of twenty dollars ($20.00) up to one hundred dollars ($100.00) as allowed by RCW 82.80.140. The Pateros TBD may impose an ad valorem tax pursuant to RCW 36.73.060, issue general obligation and/or revenue bonds in the manner and subject to the restrictions set forth in RCW 36.73.070 and form a local improvement district and impose assessments therefor, take those actions allowed and subject to the limitations of RCW 36.73.0810, contract for street and highway improvements, and, for its operations, exercise the power of eminent domain in the same manner as authorized for the city and accept and use gifts and grants. (Ord. 786 §§ 1, 2, 2021; Ord. 769 § 2(2), 2018)

3.44.050 Governing board.

The governing body of the Pateros TBD shall be the members of the Pateros city council, and are vested with all of the rights, powers, immunities, functions, and obligations otherwise vested by law in a governing body of a transportation benefit district established pursuant to RCW 36.73.020. (Ord. 786 §§ 1, 2, 2021; Ord. 769 § 2(3), 2018)

3.44.060 Transportation improvements funded.

The funds generated by the Pateros TBD shall be used for the Pateros TBD projects described in this chapter and/or allowed by state law. (Ord. 769 § 2(4), 2018)

3.44.070 Annual report to the public.

As required by RCW 36.73.160(2), as the same may be amended from time to time, Pateros TBD shall issue an annual report, indicating the status of transportation improvement costs, transportation improvement expenditures, revenues and construction schedules, to the public and to newspapers of record in Pateros TBD. (Ord. 769 § 2(5), 2018)

3.44.080 Dissolution of Pateros TBD.

Pateros TBD shall be dissolved pursuant to the procedures set forth in Chapter 36.73 RCW, when all indebtedness, if any, of Pateros TBD has been retired and when all of Pateros TBD’s anticipated responsibilities have been satisfied. (Ord. 769 § 2(6), 2018)