ORDINANCE NO. 707
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, AMENDING CHAPTER 12.15 OF THE UNIVERSITY PLACE MUNICIPAL CODE
WHEREAS, Chapter 12.15 of the University Place Municipal Code (UPMC) relates to the City’s storm drainage and surface water management utility and includes provisions for the collection of surface water management fees as well as credits available to property owners toward these fees; and
WHEREAS, it has been identified that the code language providing criteria for qualifying for credits toward the surface water management fee has outdated terminology relating to the design and performance of storm drainage facilities; and
WHEREAS, it has been identified that it would be beneficial to property owners and the City to provide an additional fee credit for property owners constructing improvements to existing storm drainage facilities that have a public benefit; and
WHEREAS, the City Council reviewed proposed amendments to UPMC 12.15 that included updating the design terminology and provisions for a facility improvement credit at a public meeting study session on August 6, 2018; and
WHEREAS, comments from this public study session have been addressed and incorporated in to the proposed revisions;
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Amendments to Portions of University Place Municipal Code Section 12.15. The City of University Place Municipal Code is hereby amended as indicated in Exhibit A attached.
Section 2. Severability. If any section, sentence, clause or phase of these sections shall be held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court or competent jurisdiction, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of any other section, sentence, clause or phrase of these sections.
Section 2. Effective Date and Publication. A summary of this Ordinance consisting of its title shall be published in the official newspaper of the City. This Ordinance shall be in effect five (5) days after publication.
PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON AUGUST 20, 2018.
Kent Keel, Mayor
Emelita Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Matt Kaser, City Attorney
Effective Date: 08/27/18