Chapter 12.14
TRENCH CUT COST RECOVERY FEES

Sections:

12.14.010  Purpose.

12.14.020  Permit required for trench cut.

12.14.030  Imposition of trench cut fee.

12.14.010 Purpose.

The city council for the city of Zillah, Washington, has investigated the impact of trench cuts on paved roadways with regard to future deterioration and the shortening of life of the roadway. The evidence that has been examined overwhelmingly establishes that deterioration occurs and the useful life of roadways are shortened substantially by trench cuts. Accordingly, the city council has determined that impact fees should be assessed by persons or entities causing trench cuts in roadways in order for the city to properly fund repairs and/or rebuilding of roadways with a shortened life use. (Ord. 862 § 1, 1998)

12.14.020 Permit required for trench cut.

From and after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, any person or entity desiring to place a trench cut on the surfaced public roadways or rights-of-way within the city of Zillah, Washington, shall be first required to obtain a permit. In order to obtain such a permit, application shall be made to the city public works director. The written application shall contain the information requested by the public works director on a form the director shall prepare and have available after the effective date of said ordinance. In addition, the applicant shall pay an application fee of $50.00 upon filing the application for a permit. The public works director shall review the application, and if appropriate, shall approve the trench cut with terms and conditions determined by the public works director and with payment of the trench cut impact fee as calculated pursuant to ZMC 12.14.030. (Ord. 862 § 2, 1998)

12.14.030 Imposition of trench cut fee.

Any person obtaining a permit to make a trench cut in the surfaced public roadways or rights-of-way within the city of Zillah, Washington, shall pay an impact fee in connection with obtaining a permit to make a trench cut. The impact fee schedule is attached to the ordinance codified in this chapter as Exhibit A and by this reference incorporated herein. The trench cut impact fees shall be reviewed at least on a biannual basis in order to determine and establish that the impact fees being assessed do not exceed the reasonable cost providing for the additional maintenance, repair, and/or resurfacing of roadways attributable to trench cuts that are made upon the surfaced road rights-of-way. (Ord. 862 § 3, 1998)