Chapter 12.26
SNOQUALMIE TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT

Sections:

12.26.010    Transportation benefit district established.

12.26.015    Assumption of transportation benefit district.

12.26.020    Governing board.

12.26.030    Authority of the city.

12.26.040    Transportation improvements funded.

12.26.050    Annual vehicle fee. (Effective until April 1, 2022)

12.26.010 Transportation benefit district established.

There is hereby established a transportation benefit district to be known as the Snoqualmie Transportation Benefit District (“district”) with geographical boundaries comprised of the corporate limits of the city of Snoqualmie as they now exist or may hereafter be altered by future annexations. (Ord. 1061 § 1, 2010).

12.26.015 Assumption of transportation benefit district.

From and after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, the city of Snoqualmie assumes all of the rights, powers, immunities, functions, and obligations of the Snoqualmie Transportation Benefit District previously established in this chapter, and the city of Snoqualmie is hereby vested with each and every right, power, immunity, function, and obligation granted to or possessed by the Snoqualmie Transportation Benefit District under Chapter 36.73 RCW, this chapter, and/or any other applicable law as of the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter. The rights, powers, functions and obligations previously exercised and/or performed by the governing body of the Snoqualmie Transportation Benefit District pursuant to SMC 12.26.020 are hereby assumed by and transferred to the city of Snoqualmie city council. (Ord. 1163 § 2, 2015).

12.26.020 Governing board.

A. The Snoqualmie city council shall have the authority to exercise the statutory powers set forth in Chapter 36.73 RCW and this chapter.

B. The treasurer of the city shall be the city finance officer.

C. The city shall implement the material change policy previously adopted by the Snoqualmie Transportation Benefit District to address major plan changes that affect project delivery or the ability to finance the plan, pursuant to the requirements set forth in RCW 36.73.160(1).

D. The city council shall issue an annual report pursuant to the requirements of RCW 36.73.160(2). (Ord. 1163 § 3, 2015; Ord. 1061 § 1, 2010).

12.26.030 Authority of the city.

A. The city, acting by and through its city council, may authorize a vehicle fee of up to:

1. Twenty dollars per vehicle as provided for by RCW 82.80.140;

2. Up to $40.00 of the vehicle fee authorized in RCW 82.80.140 if a vehicle fee of $20.00 has been imposed for at least 24 months; and/or

3. Up to $50.00 of the vehicle fee authorized in RCW 82.80.140 if a vehicle fee of $40.00 has been imposed for at least 24 months and a district has met the requirements of subsection (6) of Section 309 of 2ESSB 5987.

B. When authorized by the votes pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 36.73 RCW, the city may assess other taxes, fees, charges and tolls or increases in these revenue sources for the preservation, maintenance and operation of city streets and ways.

C. The city shall have and may exercise any and all powers and functions provided by Chapter 36.73 RCW to fulfill the purposes of Chapter 36.73 RCW and this chapter. (Ord. 1163 § 4, 2015; Ord. 1061 § 1, 2010).

12.26.040 Transportation improvements funded.

The revenues generated by exercise of the powers granted in SMC 12.26.030 and/or Chapter 36.73 RCW shall be used for transportation improvements that preserve, maintain and operate existing infrastructure of the city consistent with the requirements of Chapter 36.73 RCW. Expenditures of such revenues shall preserve, maintain and operate the city’s previous investments in transportation infrastructure, reduce the risk of transportation facility failure, improve safety, or reduce congestion. Any change or expansion of these authorized purposes shall be undertaken only after notice, hearing and adoption of an authorizing ordinance in accordance with RCW 36.73.050(b)(2) or a vote of the people pursuant to RCW 36.73.065(c). (Ord. 1163 § 5, 2015; Ord. 1061 § 1, 2010).

12.26.050 Annual vehicle fee. (Effective until April 1, 2022)

The annual vehicle fee to be collected by the Washington Department of Licensing on qualifying vehicles, as set forth in RCW 82.80.140 and Chapters 36.73 and 46.17 RCW, is hereby established in the amount of $40.00, as authorized by RCW 36.73.065(3)(c) and (4)(a)(ii) and RCW 82.80.140(1) and (2). (Ord. 1223A § 1, 2020).