ORDINANCE NO. 380
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF SOUTH PRAIRIE, PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FEES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LAND USE FEES BY RESOLUTION.
Whereas, the Town is required to provide certain services to the public, which services are particular to an individual and which services costs the Town to provide, and
Whereas, the specific individual services require a fee to be established to allow the covering of governmental costs for the providing of such service which as a result would be borne by the person requesting the service and not by the general taxpayers of the Town, and
Whereas, the establishment of fees for certain land use services is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and assures adequate funds available to pay for staff time and consultant time, and
Whereas, in many cases a consultant must be retained to review certain applications because there is inadequate staff or expertise available, and
Whereas, it is appropriate and fair to the general taxpayer to require an applicant to pay for the costs of the Town processing certain items which are specific to an applicant and for paying the costs of consultants which review certain applications which are specific to an applicant, and
Whereas, the Town desires from time to time to establish such fees by Resolution to allow ease in updating the fees to reflect the actual costs and to provide for an ultimate consolidated fee system for all services of the Town.
Now, therefore, the Town Council of the Town of South Prairie, Pierce County, Washington do ordain as follows:
Section 1: Fees and costs of consultants may be established from time to time by Resolution.
Section 2: If any provision of this ordinance, or the Fee Resolution authorized by this ordinance is determined to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions of this ordinance, and/or the Fee Resolution shall remain in force and affect.
Section 3: This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force five (5) day from an after its passage, approval and publication as required by law.
Mayor Layne Ross
PASSED____ 10-26 -99