TABLE OF CONTENTS CITY OF WOODBURN ORDINANCE

TABLE OF CONTENTS CITY OF WOODBURN ORDINANCE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CITY OF WOODBURN
ORDINANCE COMPILATION
1.
GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
Nomination Procedures
Civil Infractions
City Council Bylaws
Jurisdiction Over Public Rights-of-Way
Library Board
Recreation & Park Board
Ward Boundaries
Management of Public Right-of-Way Relating to Telecommunications
Emergency Management Ordinance
Public Contracting Rules
Municipal Judges Pro-Tem
Master Fee Schedule
Murals Ordinance
2.
LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS
Public Right-of-Way Construction Permit Fees
Sidewalk Construction and Repair
Public Improvement Procedure
Reimbursement District Process
Street and Park Trees
3.
UTILITIES
Water Regulation and Rates
Sewer and Water Regulations
System Development Charges for Water, Sewer and Parks and Recreation
Traffic Impact Fees and System Development Charges for Storm Water
Drainage
Methodology for Park and Recreation System Development Charges
Municipal Sewer and Water Service to Properties located outside City
Boundaries
Process for the Forced Conversion of Electric and Communication
Facilities
Transportation System Development Charges
REVISED FEBRUARY 2015
4.
SANITATION
Sewage Disposal
Sewer Connection Fees
Industrial Waste Cost Recovery
Waste Discharge Regulations
Sewer Capacity Fees
Wastewater Discharge Fees (Sewer Charges)
Sewer Use Ordinance
Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention
5.
OFFENSES
Peddlers
Municipal Violations
Gambling
Offenses (Adoption of Oregon Criminal Code)
Prostitution (Procurement)
Prostitution (Solicitation)
Park Regulations
Juvenile Curfew
Chronic Nuisance Property
Inventory Search by Woodburn Police Department
Noise Regulation
Nuisances
Library Rules of Conduct
Graffiti Nuisance Property
Animal Control
Parking on Unimproved Areas
6.
TRAFFIC
Abandoned Vehicles Hearings Officer
Truck Routes
On-Street Parking
Golf Carts
Prohibited Parking in Portion of Downtown
Traffic
Police Training Assessment in Traffic Violation Cases
Taxicabs
8.
BUSINESS
Cable Television Regulations
Public Dances
Alarms
REVISED FEBRUARY 2015
Film Permit Process
Business Registration
Permitting of Newsracks
Local Incentives for Businesses within Enterprise Zone
9.
BUILDING
House Numbering
Moving of Buildings
Technical and Environmental Services Charge
Building Nuisances
Flood Plain Management
Specialty Codes, Building Official Duties
Habitable Rental Housing
10.
WOODBURN DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE (WDO)
Organization And Structure
Land Use Zoning and Specified Use Standards
Development Guidelines And Standards
Administration And Procedures
Applications Requirements
11.
FRANCHISES AND TAXES
Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Co. (Pay Phone)
Cable Television Rate Schedule
Gas Tax
Hotel/Motel Tax
Portland General Electric Company Franchise
Privilege Tax (PGE)
Cable Television Basic Service Rates and Charges
Privilege Tax (NW Natural Gas)
Pacific NW Bell Telephone Co. Franchise
Cable TV Franchise Transfer to NW Television
Telecommunications Franchise - Datavision
Transfer Cable TV Franchise to Willamette Broadband
Woodburn Ambulance Service Franchise
Northwest Natural Gas Company Franchise
United Disposal Garbage Franchise
Lightspeed Networks, Inc.
Wave Broadband Cable Television Franchise
Zayo Group Franchise
REVISED FEBRUARY 2015
ORDINANCE NO. 1867
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING NOMINATION PROCEDURES FOR THE OFFICES OF MAYOR
AND CITY COUNCILOR AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Eligibility. Any person who is eligible pursuant to Section 12 of the
Woodburn City Charter may be nominated for an elective City position.
Section 2.
Nomination Procedure. Nomination shall be by petition specifying
the position sought and signed by the requisite number of electors as that term is
defined by Section 2 of the Oregon Constitution. Such petition shall be signed by not
fewer than twenty (20) electors. No elector shall sign more than one such petition for
the same office. If an elector signs more than one petition for the same office the
signature of the elector shall be valid only on the first petition filed. The signatures of a
nomination petition need not all be appended to one paper. However, an affidavit of
the circulator of the petition shall be attached to each separate paper of the petition
indicating the number of signers of the paper and stating that each signature
appended thereto was made in his presence and is the genuine signature of the
person whose name it purports to be. The signer's place of residence, identified by its
street and number or other sufficient description shall accompany each signature.
Section 3.
Filing. All nomination papers shall be assembled and filed with the
City Recorder as one instrument not earlier than 250 nor later than 70 days before the
election.
Section 4.
Duty of the City Recorder. The City Recorder shall make a record of
the exact time at which each petition is filed and shall take and preserve the name
and address of the person who filed the petition. Each petition shall be accompanied
by the acceptance of the nominee which shall be endorsed upon the petition and
signed by the nominee. If the petition is not signed by the required number of qualified
electors, or does not contain the endorsed acceptance of the nominee, the Recorder
shall notify the nominee and the person who filed the petition within five (5) days after
the filing. If the petition is insufficient in any other particular, the Recorder shall return it
immediately to the person who filed it, certifying in writing wherein the petition was
insufficient. Such deficient petition may be amended and filed again as a new
petition, or a different petition for the same candidate may be filed within the regular
time for filing nomination petitions. Upon determination that the petition is in all respects
sufficient, the Recorder shall cause the nominee's name to be printed on the ballots.
The nomination petition for a successful candidate at an election shall [be] preserved in
the office of the Recorder until the term of office for which the candidate is elected
expires.
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Section 5.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council April 23,1984, and approved by the Mayor April 24, 1984.
ORDINANCE NO. 1867
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ORDINANCE NO. 1998
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A STREAMLINED CIVIL INFRACTION PROCEDURE TO
ENFORCE CITY ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS; PROVIDING A SCHEDULE OF FORFEITURES FOR
THE VIOLATION OF SAID ORDINANCES; REPEALING ORDINANCE 1610; AND DECLARING
AN EMERGENCY.
[Where as clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Definitions. For the purpose of this ordinance the following mean:
(A)
Civil Infraction - Commission of an act or omission to act in a manner
prescribed by this ordinance or other city ordinance constituting breach or infringement
of a section of a city ordinance or of this ordinance constitutes a civil infraction and
shall be handled in accordance with the procedures established by this ordinance.
Civil infraction does not include violations of other city ordinances where a criminal
penalty is provided. When an infraction is of a continuing nature, except where
specifically provided otherwise, a separate infraction will be deemed to occur on each
calendar day the infraction continues to exist, and a separate citation may be filed for
each such infraction.
(B)
Enforcement Officer - The City Administrator or any designee appointed
by the Administrator to enforce this ordinance.
(C)
Forfeiture; Forfeiture Schedule - The only penalty to be imposed for an
infraction is a monetary penalty called a forfeiture. The forfeiture to be assessed for a
specific infraction will be determined pursuant to specific provisions within the
ordinance defining the infraction, or the forfeiture schedule found in Section 5 of this
ordinance. The procedure prescribed by this ordinance shall be exclusive procedure
for imposing a forfeiture; however, this section shall not be read to prohibit in any way
any alternative remedies set out in ordinances or state statute or state law which are
intended to abate or alleviate ordinance violations, nor shall the city be prohibited from
recovering, in a manner prescribed by law, any expense incurred by it in abating or
removing ordinance violations pursuant to any ordinance.
(D)
Person - Any natural person or persons, firm, partnership, association or
corporation.
(E)
Responsible Party - The person responsible for curing or remedying an
infraction and includes:
(1)
The owner of the property or the owner's manager or agent or
other person in control of the property on behalf of the owner;
(2)
The person occupying the property including bailee, leasee, tenant
or other person having possession;
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(3)
The person who is alleged to have committed or authorized the
commission of the infraction.
Section 2.
(A)
Infraction Procedure.
Issuance of uniform citation and complaint;
(1)
When a violation of a city ordinance occurs a uniform infraction
citation and complaint signed by the enforcement officer may be filed with the
municipal court charging the responsible party with the civil infraction and setting a
date for the responsible party to appear before the municipal court to answer said
complaint.
(2)
The enforcement officer shall prescribe the form of the uniform
infraction citation and complaint, but it shall consist of at least three pages. Additional
pages may be inserted for administrative purposes by those charged with the
enforcement of the ordinances. The required pages are:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(3)
the complaint;
the city department record; and
the summons.
Each of the three pages shall contain the following information:
(a)
the name of the court and the court's file number;
(b)
the name of the person cited;
(c)
the infraction with which the person is charged;
(d)
the date, time and place the infraction occurred, or if the
infraction is of a continuing nature, the date, time and place the infraction was
observed by the enforcement officer, or the citizen signing the complaint;
(e)
the date on which the citation was issued;
(f)
the scheduled forfeiture for the alleged infraction;
(g)
the time and place at which the person cited is to appear in
court to answer the complaint.
(4)
The complaint shall contain a form of certification that the person
signing the complaint states that the person has reasonable ground to believe, and
does believe that the person cited committed the infraction.
(5)
The summons shall also contain notice to the person cited that a
civil complaint will be filed in the municipal court of the city.
(B)
Summons. Service of the uniform citation and complaint may be
made by personal service upon the responsible party or by any other method
provided for in this section. Service may be made outside the City and
outside the State of Oregon. Service of the uniform citation and complaint
may be made in accordance with any method of service permitted in the
Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure, including but not limited to service by mail
under ORCP 7D(2)(d). (Section 2 (B) amended by Ordinance 2478 passed
June 13, 2011 and effective June 13, 2011)
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(C)
Answer
(1)
A person who receives a summons and complaint alleging an
infraction shall answer such complaint by personally appearing to answer at the time
and place specified therein; except an answer may be made by mail or personal
delivery if received by the city within ten days of the date of the receipt of the
summons as provided in subsection 2 and 3 below.
(2)
If the person alleged to have committed an infraction admits the
infraction, the person may complete the appropriate answer on the back of each
summons and forward the summons to the municipal court. Cash, check or money
order in the amount of the forfeiture for the infraction alleged as shown on the back of
the summons shall be submitted with the answer. Upon receipt of the forfeiture, an
appropriate order shall be entered in the municipal court records.
(3)
If the person alleged to have committed the infraction denies part
or all of the infraction, the person may request a hearing by completing the
appropriate answer on the back of the summons and forwarding the summons,
together with security for court fees. Upon receipt, the answer shall be entered and a
hearing date established by the municipal court. The municipal court shall notify the
person alleged to have committed the infraction by return mail of the date of the
hearing. The security deposit may be waived in whole or in part at the discretion of the
municipal court for good cause shown and upon written application of the person
alleged to have committed the infraction setting forth the reason for requesting the
waiver and certifying that the person alleged to have committed the infraction will
attend the hearing when scheduled.
(D)
Hearing.
(1)
Every hearing to determine whether an infraction has been
committed shall be held before the municipal court without a jury.
(2)
The defendant may be represented by legal counsel, but legal
counsel shall not be provided at public expense.
(3)
The defendant shall have the right to present evidence and
witnesses in the defendant's favor, to cross-examine witnesses who testify against the
defendant and to submit rebuttal evidence.
(4)
If the defendant alleged to have committed the infraction desires
that witnesses be ordered to appear by subpoena, the defendant must so request in
writing from the court.
(5)
The complainant shall have the burden of proving the alleged
ordinance infraction by a preponderance of the evidence.
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(6)
After due consideration of the evidence and arguments presented
at the hearing, the court shall determine whether the infraction as alleged in the
complaint was committed. When the infraction has not been proven, an order
dismissing the complaint shall be entered in the municipal court records. A copy of the
order shall be delivered to the person named in the order personally or by mail. When
the court finds that the infraction was committed, and upon written request by a party
to the hearing, the order shall include a brief statement of the necessary findings of fact
to establish the infraction alleged.
(7)
Upon a finding that an infraction has occurred, the court shall
assess a forfeiture pursuant to the schedule established in accordance with this
ordinance, plus court costs and witness fees. The municipal court judge is authorized to
set reasonable court costs including security for court fees by court order.
(8)
Any written documents, correspondence or physical evidence
associated with the matter shall be retained by the municipal court until disposed of by
order of the municipal court
(9)
The determination of the municipal court shall be final. Review of
the court's determination shall be to the circuit court by writ of review pursuant to ORS
Chapter 34.
Section 3.
Enforcement.
(A)
If a cited person fails to answer the summons or appear at a scheduled
hearing as provided herein, a default judgment shall be entered for the schedule
forfeiture applicable to the charged infraction. In addition, when a person fails to
appear for a hearing, the security posted, or an amount equal to the security waived,
shall be ordered forfeited. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to limit in any
way the contempt powers of the municipal judge granted by the charter of state law,
and the judge may exercise those powers as the judge considers necessary and
advisable in conjunction with any matter arising under the procedures set forth in this
ordinance.
(B)
Any forfeiture assessed is to be paid no later than ten days after the
receipt of the final order declaring that forfeiture. Such period may be extended upon
order of the municipal judge.
(C)
Delinquent forfeitures and those brought to default judgment which were
assessed for infractions may in addition to any other method be collected or enforced
pursuant to ORS 30.310 or 30.315.
Section 4.
Lien Filing and Docketing.
(A)
When a judgment is given in municipal court in favor of the city for the
sum of $10.00 or more, exclusive costs or disbursements, the enforcement officer may,
at any time thereafter while the judgment is enforceable, file with the City Recorder a
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certified transcript of all those entries made in the docket of the municipal court with
respect to the action in which the judgment was entered.
(B)
Thereupon, the City Recorder shall enter the judgment of the municipal
court on the city lien docket.
(C)
From the time of the entry of the municipal court judgment in the city lien
docket, the judgement shall be a lien upon the real property of the person against
whom judgment was entered in the municipal court. Except as provided in subsection
D, entry of the municipal court judgment in the city lien docket shall not thereby extend
the lien of the judgment more than ten years from the original entry of the judgment in
the municipal court.
(D)
Whenever a judgment of the municipal court which has been entered
pursuant to this section is renewed by the municipal court the lien established by
subsection C of this section is automatically extended ten years from the date of the
renewal order.
(E)
The City Recorder may file the transcript of the judgment with the county
clerk for entry in the judgment docket of the circuit court.
Section 5.
Schedule of Forfeitures.
Schedule of Forfeitures.
(A)
Infractions as classified for the purpose of determining forfeitures in
the following categories:
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Class 1 civil infractions.
Class 2 civil infractions.
Class 3 civil infractions.
Class 4 civil infractions.
Class 5 civil infractions.
(B)
As assessment of a forfeiture for an infraction shall be an assessment
to pay an amount not exceeding:
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(C)
$750.00 for a class 1 civil infraction.
$500.00 for a class 2 civil infraction.
$250.00 for a class 3 civil infraction.
$125.00 for a class 4 civil infraction.
$100.00 for a class 5 civil infraction.
Infraction of specific Woodburn ordinances are classified as follows:
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Ordinance No. ................................ Class
583 .......................................................... 4
1015 ........................................................ 4
1084 ........................................................ 1
1187 ........................................................ 4
1358 ........................................................ 2
1638 Section 21/Vicious Dogs .......... 2
Remainder of Ordinance ........ 5
1641 ........................................................ 2
1790 ........................................................ 1
1795 ........................................................ 1
1866 ........................................................ 2
1908 ........................................................ 3
1917 ........................................................ 1
1925 ........................................................ 2
1957 ........................................................ 5
1965 ........................................................ 3
1988 ........................................................ 5
1999 ........................................................ 1
2399 ........................................................ 2
2057 ........................................................ 2
2060 ....................................................1, 4
2084 ........................................................ 4
2122 ........................................................ 2
2173 ........................................................ 1
2225 ........................................................ 2
2262 ........................................................ 5
2285 ........................................................ 4
2293 ........................................................ 1
2312 ........................................................ 1
2313 ........................................................ 1
2336 ........................................................ 1
(D)
Where an ordinance of the City of Woodburn provides that an
ordinance violation may be processed in accordance with the Civil Infraction
Ordinance, but does not classify the civil infraction, this unclassified civil
infraction shall constitute a Class I civil infraction under this ordinance.
Ordinances enacted after the effective date of this ordinance which
require a forfeiture provision for their enforcement shall incorporate the
infraction procedure set out herein and classify violations thereof in accordance
with Section 5 of Ordinance 1998.
[Section 5 as amended by Ordinance No. 2362, passed May 24, 2004.]
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Section 6.
Severability. The provisions of this ordinance are severable. If a
portion of this ordinance is for any reason held by a court of competent jurisdiction to
be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this
ordinance.
Section 7.
Non-Exclusive Remedy. The procedures and remedies contained
in this ordinance shall not be read to prohibit in any way any alternative remedies set
out in ordinances or state statutes intended to alleviate ordinance violations.
Section 8.
(A)
Repeal and Saving Clause.
Ordinance 1610, as amended, is hereby repealed.
(B)
After the effective date of this ordinance, any reference to Ordinance
1610 contained in the ordinances or resolutions of the City of Woodburn shall be
construed by any court to be a reference to the provisions of this ordinance.
(C)
Notwithstanding subsection A of this section, Ordinance 1610 shall remain
valid and in force for the purpose of allowing the prosecution and punishment of a
person who violated Ordinance 1610 prior to the effective date of this ordinance.
Section 9.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council May 23, 1988, and approved by the Mayor May 23, 1988.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2182
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING BYLAWS GOVERNING PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL,
REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 1971, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Purpose. The purpose of this ordinance is to prescribe rules to
govern all meetings and proceedings of the Council, consistent with all provisions
contained in the Woodburn City Charter and Oregon state law. The intent of this
ordinance is to supplement the Woodburn City Charter to allow implementation of any
substantive charter requirements. In this respect, provisions of the Woodburn City
Charter and Oregon state law override and supersede any conflicting provisions of this
ordinance. if any section or subsection of this ordinance is determined by a court to be
invalid or unenforceable, then such section or subsection shall be severed from this
ordinance and the remainder of this ordinance shall remain in full force and effect.
Section 2.
Ordinances and Resolutions.
A.
Proposed Ordinances and Resolutions (Council Bills) may be introduced
by any member of the Council.
B.
An Ordinance shall receive two readings prior to final passage.
C.
Readings of an Ordinance may be by title only unless a Councilor requests
that the Ordinance be read in full.
D.
A Resolution shall receive one reading prior to final passage and this
reading shall be by title only unless a Councilor requests a full reading.
E.
Procedure.
(1)
A Councilor presents a proposed Ordinance or Resolution (Council
Bill). (No motion is necessary since no vote is required for introduction of a bill, e.g.
"Mr./Madam Mayor, I introduce Council Bill __________.")
(2)
The Mayor asks that the Council Bill be read in full/or by title only if
there is no objection from the Council.
(3)
The Council Bill is read as requested.
(4)
If the Council Bill is a proposed Resolution, the Mayor asks if there is
any discussion. After discussion and motions, if any, the Mayor shall call for a vote on
the Resolution. Upon the request of any Councilor, the ayes and nays shall be taken
and entered in the record.
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(5)
If the Council Bill is a proposed Ordinance, the Mayor asks that the
Council Bill be read a second time by title only if there are no objections from a
Councilor.
(6)
The Council Bill (proposed Ordinance) is read as requested.
(7)
The Mayor then asks if there is any discussion on the Council Bill
(proposed Ordinance). After discussion and motions, if any, the Mayor shall call for a
vote and the ayes and nays shall be taken and entered in the record.
F.
A Resolution shall be declared passed by affirmative vote of a majority of
the Councilors present at the meeting.
G.
An Ordinance may be enacted in a single meeting by unanimous
consent of the Councilors present. If not approved by unanimous consent of the
Councilors present, the Ordinance shall be read and voted upon on a different day at
another meeting, and enacted if a majority of the Councilors present at that meeting
vote affirmatively.
H.
All Resolutions and Ordinances passed or enacted by the Council are
subject to veto of the Mayor as provided in Chapter V, Section 20, of the Woodburn
City Charter.
I.
Except in extreme emergencies, copies of Council Bills shall be provided
the Mayor and members of the Council at least 48 hours prior to any session at which
they could be introduced.
Section 3.
A.
quorum.
Meetings.
A majority of the incumbent members of the Council constitutes a
B.
The Council shall hold a regular meeting at least once each month in the
city at a time and place it designates.
C.
The Council may hold a special meeting at the call of the Mayor or at the
request of three Councilors in accordance with Chapter IV, Section 13 of the Woodburn
City Charter.
Section 4.
A.
City Officers.
Mayor
(1)
The Mayor shall preside over all Council meetings at which he/she
is present in accordance with the Woodburn City Charter.
(2)
Consistent with the Woodburn City Charter all appointments by the
mayor are subject to Council confirmation.
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(3)
The Mayor shall make a good faith effort to confer with the Council
about who he/she will appoint to a committee so that any comments, objections, etc.
Of individual councilors may be considered by the Mayor prior to the appointment.
Both the Mayor and Council shall make every possible effort to avoid embarrassment to
appointees.
(4)
In the event that the Council does not confirm any appointment
made by the Mayor and submitted to the Council for consideration, the Mayor shall
within 10 days make a new appointment and submit it to the Council.
B.
The Council President shall be elected by the Council and shall serve in
accordance with the Woodburn City Charter.
Section 5.
Agenda.
A.
Matters to be considered by the Council shall be placed on an agenda
to be prepared by the Mayor and the City Administrator. Any Councilor desiring to
have a matter considered by the Council shall advise the Mayor or City Administrator to
place it on the agenda.
B.
In addition to the written agenda, any Councilor may bring items to the
attention of the Council during a meeting, in accordance with the provisions of this
ordinance, the Woodburn City Charter and state law.
C.
At the discretion of the presiding officer and in accordance with state
law, any visitor may speak on any matter of city business. The presiding officer may
establish time limits on such comments by visitors to insure that all persons desiring to be
heard shall have the opportunity to speak.
Section 6.
Public Hearings.
A.
Consistent with the provisions of state law, the following procedure shall
be used at all public hearings:
(1)
Public hearing opened
(2)
Declarations:
(a) The presiding officer will ask if any member of the Council has
a conflict of interest in the matter.
(b) The presiding officer will ask if any member of the Council has
had any EX-PARTE contact he wishes to disclose.
(c) The presiding officer will ask if anyone from the audience
wishes to challenge any member of the council from acting on the matter.
(3)
(4)
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(5)
Testimony by proponents
(6)
Testimony by opponents
(7)
Rebuttal by applicant
(8)
Hearing is closed
(9)
COUNCIL Discussion
(10) Final decision (or motion to direct staff to draft ordinance for
CONSIDERATION at next Council meeting if land use decision is involved)
B.
Any questions by the Mayor and Council addressed to individuals giving
public testimony must be asked to these individuals prior to the close of the public
hearing.
Section 7.
Roberts Rules of Order.
A.
Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised, shall be used as the guideline for
conduct of Council meetings, except in those cases where specific provisions contrary
to Robert Rules are provided herein.
B.
The Chair will not condone any inappropriate conduct in a meeting.
Meetings will be conducted in an orderly and dignified manner.
C.
If in the chair's judgment any person is not in accordance with these rules,
that person will be asked to leave.
Section 8.
Miscellaneous Rules of Procedure.
A.
In all matters to be heard by the Council, the City Administrator or
member of his staff shall be given the first opportunity to speak thereon. Proponents of
the matter before the Council shall be afforded the next opportunity to speak thereon.
Opponents of the matter before the Council shall be afforded the opportunity to speak
thereon after proponents have completed their presentations. Councilors have the
privilege of asking questions at any time. After all presentations are complete, the
Council may discuss the matter and take action as desired.
B.
Official "public hearings" shall be conducted as prescribed by law and/or
current regulations governing said hearings. All persons attending official "public
hearings" will be given reasonable time to present their arguments, but such persons
are requested to avoid repetitious and irrelevant statements.
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C.
Visitors desiring to speak will formally address the chair, and visitors will
identify themselves by their name, address, and whether they represent a person,
group or organization.
D.
If at all possible, all regular and special Council meetings shall be tape
recorded. Council members, staff and visitors shall use the microphones provided for
that purpose. The visitors microphone shall not be removed from its stand without
permission of the presiding officer.
Section 9.
Suspension of the Rules. In accordance with the Woodburn City
Charter, the rules contained in this Ordinance may be suspended by the concurrence
of a majority of the Council present at a Council meeting.
Section 10.
Repeal of Ordinance 1971. Ordinance 1971 is hereby repealed
Passed by the Council October 28, 1996, approved by the Mayor
October 29, 1996.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2225
AN ORDINANCE ASSERTING JURISDICTION AND EXERCISING AUTHORITY OVER PUBLIC
RIGHTS-OF-WAY; REQUIRING PERMISSION TO USE SAID RIGHTS-OF-WAY; REGULATING THE
USE OF SAID RIGHTS-OF-WAY; REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 2185 AND DECLARING AN
EMERGENCY.
[Whereas clauses.]
Section 1.
Definitions. For the purpose of this ordinance, the following mean:
City: The City of Woodburn, Oregon.
Person:
Individual, corporation, association, firm, partnership, joint stock
company, and similar entities.
Public rights-of-way: Include, but are not limited to, streets, roads, highways,
bridges, alleys, sidewalks, trails, paths, public easements and all other public ways or
areas, including subsurface and air space over these areas.
Within the city: Territory over which the city now has or acquires jurisdiction for
the exercise of its powers.
Section 2.
Jurisdiction. The city of Woodburn has jurisdiction and exercises
regulatory control over all public rights-of-way within the city under the authority of the
city charter and state law.
Section 3.
Scope of Regulatory Control. The city has jurisdiction and exercises
regulatory control over each public right-of-way whether the city has a fee, easement,
or other legal interest in the right-of-way. The city has jurisdiction and regulatory control
over each right-of-way whether the legal interest in the right-of-way was obtained by
grant, dedication, prescription, reservation, condemnation, annexation, foreclosure or
other means.
Section 4.
City Permission Requirement. No person may occupy or encroach
on a public right-of-way without the permission of the city. The city grants permission to
use rights-of-way by franchises, licenses and permits.
Section 5.
Obstructions Prohibited. No person shall obstruct, cause to be
obstructed, assist in obstructing or interfere with a public right-of-way by depositing or
storing personal property or other material on the right-of-way or by any other manner
obstructing or interfering with the right-of-way without first obtaining city permission. This
section shall not apply to the delivery of merchandise, equipment, or services provided
the delivery is accomplished with a reasonable time.
Section 6.
Deposit of Materials Prohibited. No person shall deposit garbage,
earth, debris, or rubbish of any kind on a public right-of-way without first obtaining city
permission.
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Section 7.
Obligations of the City. The exercise of jurisdiction and regulatory
control over a public right-of-way by the city is not official acceptance of the right-ofway, and does not obligate the city to maintain or repair any part of the right-of-way.
Section 8.
Penalty. Violation of this ordinance constitutes a class 2 civil
infraction and may be dealt with according to the procedures established by
Ordinance 1998.
Section 9.
Non-Exclusive Remedy. The penalty described in this ordinance
shall not be the exclusive remedy of the city for the violation of the ordinance. The
procedures and remedies contained in this ordinance shall not be read to prohibit in
any way any alternative remedies set out in ordinances or state statutes intended to
alleviate ordinance violations.
Section 10.
Repeal. Ordinance No. 2185 is hereby repealed.
Section 11. Severability. Invalidity of a section or part of a section of this
ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining sections or part of sections.
Section 12.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council and approved by the Mayor August 10, 1998.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2265
AN ORDINANCE CREATING A LIBRARY BOARD, DEFINING ITS DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES, AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 1797 AND DECLARING AN
EMERGENCY.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Purpose. The Woodburn Public Library Board is hereby created to
advise and make recommendations to the Community Services Director and the Mayor
and City Council, on all matters related to the management of the library and rules and
regulations governing the use of the library.
[Section 1 as amended by Ordinance 2412, passed November 13, 2006.]
Section 2.
Board Membership. The Board shall consist of seven (7) members,
appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council, and shall be responsible
to the Mayor and City Council. Six (6) members shall be appointed from resident voters
of the City or of the urban growth boundary. The seventh member shall be appointed
from the student body of Woodburn High School and need not be a resident voter.
Members shall possess a background and interest in library science and programs,
library management and operations, or literacy. Members shall serve without pay.
Terms of office, excepting that of the member appointed from the student body from
Woodburn High School, shall be four (4) years from the date of appointment and
staggered so three positions will expire every two years. The term of office for the
member appointed from Woodburn High School shall be one (1) year from the date of
appointment, which shall be in August. All other appointments shall be made annually,
in December, or upon the expiration or other termination of the member’s term of
office. Each member of the Committee serves at the pleasure of the Mayor and City
Council and may be removed prior to expiration of their terms without cause or
hearing. Members may be removed by the Mayor pursuant to City resolution. In
addition to the appointed members, the Mayor or the Mayor’s representative and the
Director will serve as ex-officio members.
[Section 2 as amended by Ordinance 2412, passed November 13, 2006.]
Section 3.
Meetings. The Board shall meet at such times as the Board may
determine are appropriate and necessary. All Board meetings shall be conducted in
accordance with the bylaws of the organization, the provisions of this ordinance and
with law.
Section 4.
Officers. The Library Board shall, at its first meeting, elect a
chairman and such other officers as the Board may deem appropriate. Officers shall
have such duties and authority as the Board shall establish, consistent with its bylaws,
other provisions of this ordinance and with law.
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Section 5.
Board Responsibilities. The Library Board shall have the
responsibility for advising and making recommendations to the Community Services
Director and to the Mayor and Council, on all matters pertaining to the planning,
acquisition, development and management of the library.
[Section 5 as amended by Ordinance 2412, passed November 13, 2006.]
Section 6.
Budget. The Library Board shall participate in the preparation of
the annual budget and shall recommend to the Budget Officer a budget for the
expenditure of all funds produced by tax or other means for the development,
promotion and management of the library in the City of Woodburn.
Section 7.
Rules and Regulations. The Library Board shall recommend to the
Mayor and City Council reasonable rules and regulations governing the use of and
proper conduct in the library in the City of Woodburn.
Section 8.
Supervision of Director. The City Administrator shall have the
responsibility for the hiring, termination, discipline and any other personnel actions
affecting the Community Services Director. The Board shall act in an advisory capacity
in the selection, discipline, or termination of the Director.
[Section 8 as amended by Ordinance 2412, passed November 13, 2006.]
Section 9.
Internal Administrative Policies and Procedures. The City
Administrator shall be the fiscal and internal administrative agent for the library and the
department shall operate in conformance with City administrative procedures
including those pertaining to the following:
(1)
Personnel, including recruitment, selection, classification and pay for
department staff;
(2)
Personnel matters, including discipline and grievances;
(3)
Receipt, disbursement and accounting for monies;
(4)
Maintenance of general books, cost accounting records, and other
financial documents;
(5)
Purchasing;
(6)
Budget administration; and
(7)
Operation and maintenance of equipment and buildings.
Section 10. Assistance to the Board. The Director shall assist the Board in the
performance of its duties, and shall prepare reports as requested by the Board.
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Section 11. Annual Reports. The Library Board shall make a full and complete
annual report to the City Council and make such other reports as may be required by
the Mayor and Council. The Community Services Director shall be responsible for the
preparation of the report with Board input.
[Section 11 as amended by Ordinance 2412, passed November 13, 2006.]
Section 12.
Repeal. Ordinance No. 1797 is hereby repealed.
Section 13.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council June 12, 2000 and approved by the Mayor June 13, 2000.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2270
AN ORDINANCE CREATING A RECREATION AND PARK BOARD, DEFINING ITS DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES, REPEALING ORDINANCE 1796 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Purpose. The Woodburn Recreation and Park Board is hereby
created to advise and make recommendations to the Community Services Director,
and when appropriate, the Mayor and City Council, on all matters related to the
development and management of parks, recreation facilities and a program of leisure
and recreational services in the City of Woodburn, and to formulate and adopt rules
and regulations governing the use of those facilities.
[Section 1 as amended by Ordinance 2412, passed November 13, 2006.]
Section 2.
Board Membership. The Board shall consist of seven (7) members,
appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council, and shall be responsible
to the Mayor and City Council. Six (6) members shall be appointed from resident voters
of the City or of the urban growth boundary. The seventh member shall be appointed
from the student body of Woodburn High School and need not be a resident voter.
Members shall possess a background and interest in library science and programs,
library management and operations, or literacy. Members shall serve without pay.
Terms of office, excepting that of the member appointed from the student body from
Woodburn High School, shall be four (4) years from the date of appointment and
staggered so three positions will expire every two years. The term of office for the
member appointed from Woodburn High School shall be one (1) year from the date of
appointment, which shall be in August. All other appointments shall be made annually,
in December, or upon the expiration or other termination of the member’s term of
office. Each member of the Committee serves at the pleasure of the Mayor and City
Council and may be removed prior to expiration of their terms without cause or
hearing. Members may be removed by the Mayor pursuant to City resolution. In
addition to the appointed members, the Mayor or the Mayor’s representative and the
Director will serve as ex-officio members.
[Section 2 as amended by Ordinance 2412, passed November 13, 2006.]
Section 3.
Meetings. The Board shall meet at such times as the Board may
determine are appropriate and necessary. All Board meetings shall be conducted in
accordance with the bylaws of the organization, the provisions of this ordinance and
with law.
Section 4.
Officers. The Recreation and Park Board shall, at its first annual
meeting, elect a chairman, secretary and such other officers as the Board may deem
appropriate. Officers shall have such duties and authority as the Board shall establish,
consistent with its bylaws, other provisions of this ordinance and with law.
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Section 5.
Board Responsibilities. The Recreation and Park Board shall have
the responsibility for advising and making recommendations to the Community Services
Director, and when appropriate, to the Mayor and Council, on all matters pertaining to
the planning, acquisition, development and management of leisure services operated
or owned by the City near or adjacent thereto.
[Section 5 as amended by Ordinance 2412, passed November 13, 2006.]
Section 6.
Budget. The Recreation and Park Board shall participate in the
preparation of the annual budget and shall recommend to the budget officer a
budget for the expenditure of all funds produced by tax or other means for the
development, promotion and management of parks, recreation facilities and leisure
services in the City of Woodburn.
Section 7.
Rules and Regulations. The Recreation and Park Board shall
recommend to the Mayor and City Council reasonable rules and regulations governing
the use and proper conduct of parks, recreation facilities and leisure services in the City
of Woodburn.
Section 8.
Supervision of Director. The City Administrator shall have the
responsibility for the hiring, termination, discipline and any other personnel actions
affecting the Community Services Director. The Board shall act in an advisory capacity
in the selection, discipline, or termination of the Director.
[Section 8 as amended by Ordinance 2412, passed November 13, 2006.]
Section 9.
Internal Administrative Policies and Procedures.
The City
Administrator shall be the fiscal and internal administrative agent for the Recreation
and Park Department and the department shall operate in conformance with city
administrative procedures including those pertaining to the following: (1) Personnel,
including recruitment, selection, classification and pay for department staff; (2)
Personnel matters, including discipline and grievances; (3) Receipt, disbursement, and
accounting for monies; (4) Maintenance of general books, cost accounting records,
and other financial documents; (5) Purchasing; (6) Budget administration; and
(7) Operation and maintenance of equipment and buildings.
Section 10. Assistance to the Board. The Director shall assist the Board in the
performance of its duties, and shall prepare reports as requested by the Board.
Section 11. Annual Reports. The Recreation and Park Board shall make a full
and complete report to the City Council and make such other reports as may be
required by the Mayor and Council. The Community Services Director shall be
responsible for the preparation of the report with Board input.
[Section 11 as amended by Ordinance 2412, passed November 13, 2006.]
Section 12.
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Repeal. Ordinance No. 1796 is hereby repealed.
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Section 13.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council June 26, 2000 and approved by the Mayor June 28, 2000.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2304
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO REAPPORTIONMENT OF WARD BOUNDARIES, REPEALING
ORDINANCE 2304, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
[Whereas clauses.]
The City of Woodburn Ordains as Follows:
Section 1. That the City of Woodburn is hereby divided into six wards, which shall
be designated as Wards I, II, III, IV, V, and VI.
Section 2.
That the boundaries of the six wards created by section 1 above
shall be as indicated on a map known as “Ward Map of 2011”, a copy of which is
attached hereto as Exhibit “A” and, by this reference, incorporated herein.
Section 3.
That two (2) copies of said ward map are on file in the office of the
City Recorder, and said map of boundaries indicated thereon are hereby adopted
until such time as they shall be amended or abolished by ordinance or Charter.
Section 4.
That Ordinance 2304 is repealed.
Section 5.
That a copy of this ordinance and the attached Ward Map of 2011
be sent to the Elections Department of Marion County, Oregon.
Section 6.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council October 24, 2011 and approved by the Mayor
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ORDINANCE NO. 2284
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE CITY; PROVIDING FOR
THE MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Purpose. The purpose and intent of this Ordinance are to:
(1)
Comply with the 1996 Telecommunications Act as it applies to local
governments, telecommunications carriers and the services those carriers offer;
(2)
Promote competition on a competitively neutral basis in the provision of
telecommunications services;
(3)
Encourage
the
provision
of
advanced
and
competitive
telecommunications services on the widest possible basis to the City's businesses and
residents;
(4)
Permit and manage reasonable access to the City's public rights-of-way
for telecommunications purposes on a competitively neutral basis and conserve the
limited physical capacity of those public rights of way held in trust by the City;
(5)
Assure that the City's current and ongoing costs of granting and
regulating private access to and the use of the public rights of way are fully
compensated by the persons seeking such access and causing such costs;
(6)
Secure fair and reasonable compensation to the City and its residents for
permitting private use of the public right of way;
(7)
Assure that all telecommunications carriers providing facilities or services
within the City, or passing through the City, register and comply with the ordinances,
rules and regulations of the City;
(8)
Assure that the City can continue to fairly and responsibly protect the
public health, safety and welfare of its citizens;
(9)
Enable the City to discharge its public trust consistent with the rapidly
evolving federal and state regulatory policies, industry competition and technological
development.
Section 2.
Definitions. As used in this Ordinance, the following definitions
apply. Words not defined shall be given the meaning set forth in the Communications
Policy Act of 1934, as amended, the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, the
Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992, and the
Telecommunications Act of 1996. If not defined there, the words shall be given their
common and ordinary meaning.
(1)
"Aboveground Facilities" See Overhead Facilities.
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(2)
"Affiliated Interest" has the same meaning as ORS 759.010.
(3)
"Cable Act" means the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, 47
U.S.C. § 521, et seq., as now and hereafter amended.
(4)
"Cable service" is defined consistent with federal laws and means the oneway transmission to subscribers of video programming, or other programming service;
and subscriber interaction, if any, which is required for the selection or use of such video
programming or other programming service.
(5)
"City" means the City of Woodburn, an Oregon municipal corporation,
and individuals authorized to act on the City's behalf.
(6)
Woodburn.
(7)
“City Administrator” means the City Administrator of the City of
“City Engineer” means the City Engineer of the City of Woodburn.
(8)
"City property" includes all real property owned by the City, other than
public rights of way and utility easements as defined in this ordinance, and all property
held in a proprietary capacity by the City that are not subject to right of way
franchising under this Ordinance.
(9)
"Control" or "controlling interest" means actual working control in whatever
manner exercised.
(10) "Conduit" means any structure or portion of a structure containing one or
more ducts, conduits, manholes, handholes, bolts, or other facilities used for telegraph,
telephone, cable television, electrical, or communications conductors, or cable right of
way, owned or controlled, in whole or in part, by one or more public utilities.
(11) "Construction" means an activity in the public rights of way resulting in
physical change, including excavation or placement of structures, but excluding
routine maintenance or repair of existing facilities.
(12)
"Days" means calendar days unless otherwise specified.
(13)
"Duct" means a single enclosed raceway for conductors or cable.
(14)
"Emergency" has the meaning provided for in ORS 401.025.
(15) "Federal Communications Commission" or "FCC" means the federal
administrative agency, or its lawful successor, authorized to regulate and oversee
telecommunications carriers, services and providers on a national level.
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(16) "Franchise" means an agreement between the City and a grantee which
grants a privilege to use public right of way and utility easements within the City for a
dedicated purpose and for specific compensation.
(17)
"Grantee" means the person to which a franchise is granted by the City.
(18) "Oregon Public Utilities Commission" or "OPUC" means the statutorilycreated state agency in the State of Oregon responsible for licensing, regulation and
administration of certain telecommunications carriers as set forth in Oregon Law, or its
lawful successor.
(19) "Overhead" or "Aboveground Facilities" means utility poles, utility facilities
and telecommunications facilities on or above the surface of the ground, including the
underground supports and foundations for such facilities.
(20) "Person" means an individual, corporation, company, association, joint
stock company or association, firm, partnership, or limited liability company.
(21) "Private telecommunications network" means a system, including the
construction, maintenance or operation of the system, for the provision of a service or
portion of a service that is owned or operated exclusively by a person for his or her use
and not for resale, directly or indirectly. "Private telecommunications network" includes
services provided by the State of Oregon pursuant to ORS 190.240 and 283.140.
(22) "Public rights of way" means a strip of land reserved for public uses such as
roadways and sewer and water lines and includes, but is not limited to, streets, roads,
highways, bridges, alleys, sidewalks, trails, paths, public easements, and all other public
ways or areas, including the subsurface under and air space over these areas. This
definition applies only to the extent of the City's right, title, interest or authority to grant a
franchise to occupy and use such areas for telecommunications facilities. “Public rights
of way” also includes utility easements as defined below.
(23) "Telecommunications Act" means the Communications Policy Act of 1934,
as amended by subsequent enactments including the Telecommunications Act of 1996
(47 U.S.C. 151 et seq.) and as hereafter amended.
(24)
Telecommunications carrier means a provider of telecommunications
services and includes every person that directly or indirectly owns, controls, operates or
manages telecommunications facilities within the City.
(25) "Telecommunications facilities" means the plant and equipment, other
than customer premises equipment, used by a telecommunications carrier.
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(26) “Telecommunications Service” means any service provided for the
purpose of the transmission of information, including, but not limited to voice, video or
data, without regard to the transmission medium or protocol employed, and whether or
not the transmission medium is owned by the provider itself. Telecommunication service
includes all forms of telephone services and voice, video, data or information transport,
but does not include: (1) cable service; (2) open video system service, as defined in 47
C.F.R. 76; (3) private communications system services provided without using the public
rights of way; (4) over-the-air radio or television broadcasting to the public-at-large from
facilities licensed by the Federal Communications Commission or any successor thereto;
(5) direct-to-home satellite service within the meaning of Section 602 of the
Telecommunications Act; and (6) commercial mobile radio services as defined in 47
C.F.R. 20.”
(27)
"Telecommunications system" see “Telecommunications facilities” above.
(28)
"Telecommunications utility" has the same meaning as ORS 759.005(1).
(29) "Underground facilities" means utility and telecommunications facilities
located under the surface of the ground, excluding the underground foundations or
supports for "Overhead facilities."
(30) "Usable space" means all the space on a pole, except the portion below
ground level, the 20 feet of safety clearance space above ground level, and the safety
clearance space between communications and power circuits. There is a rebuttable
presumption that six feet of a pole is buried below ground level.
(31) "Utility easement" means an easement granted to or owned by the City
and acquired, established, dedicated or devoted for public utility purposes.
(32) "Utility facilities" means the plant, equipment and property, including but
not limited to the poles, pipes, mains, conduits, ducts, cable, wires, plant and
equipment located under, on, or above the surface of the ground within the public
right of way of the City and used or to be used for the purpose of providing utility or
telecommunications services.
(Section 2 amended by Ordinance 2482 passed October 10, 2011 and effective
October 10, 2011)
Section 3.
Jurisdiction and Management of the Public Rights of Way
(1)
The City has jurisdiction and exercises regulatory management over all
public rights of way within the City under authority of the City charter and state law.
(2)
Public rights of way include, but are not limited to, streets, roads,
highways, bridges, alleys, sidewalks, trails, paths, public easements and all other public
ways or areas, including the subsurface under and air space over these areas.
(3)
The City has jurisdiction and exercises regulatory management over each
public right of way whether the City has a fee, easement, or other legal interest in the
right of way. The City has jurisdiction and regulatory management of each right of way
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whether the legal interest in the right of way was obtained by grant, dedication,
prescription, reservation, condemnation, annexation, foreclosure or other means.
(4)
No person may occupy or encroach on a public right of way without the
permission of the City. The City grants permission to use rights of way by franchises and
permits.
(5)
The exercise of jurisdiction and regulatory management of a public right
of way by the City is not official acceptance of the right of way, and does not obligate
the City to maintain or repair any part of the right of way.
(6)
The City retains the right and privilege to cut or move any
telecommunications facilities located within the public rights of way of the City, as the
City may determine to be necessary, appropriate or useful in response to a public
health or safety emergency.
Section 4.
Regulatory Fees and Compensation Not a Tax.
(1)
The fees and costs provided for in this Ordinance, and any compensation
charged and paid for use of the public rights of way provided for in this Ordinance, are
separate from, and in addition to all federal, state, local, and City charges as may be
levied, imposed, or due from a telecommunications carrier, its customers or subscribers,
or on account of the lease, sale, delivery, or transmission of telecommunications
services.
(2)
The City has determined that any fee provided for by this Ordinance is not
subject to the property tax limitations of Article XI, Sections11 and 11b of the Oregon
Constitution. These fees are not imposed on property or property owners, and these
fees are not new or increased fees.
(3)
The fees and costs provided for in this Ordinance are subject to
applicable federal and state laws.
Section 5.
Purpose of Registration. The purpose of registration is:
(1)
To assure that all telecommunications carriers who have facilities or
provide services within the City comply with the ordinances, rules and regulations of the
City.
(2)
To provide the City with accurate and current information concerning the
telecommunications carriers who offer to provide telecommunications services within
the City, or that own or operate telecommunications facilities within the City.
(3)
To assist the City in the enforcement of this Ordinance and the collection
of any city franchise fees or charges that may be due the City.
Section 6.
Registration Required.
(1)
Except as provided in Section 7 of this ordinance, all telecommunications
carriers having telecommunications facilities within the corporate limits of the City, and
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all telecommunications carriers that offer or provide telecommunications service to
customer premises within the City, shall register with the City. The appropriate
application and license from the Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) or the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) qualify as necessary registration information.
Applicants also have the option of providing the following information:
(a)
The identity and legal status of the registrant, including the name,
address, and telephone number of the duly authorized officer, agent, or employee
responsible for the accuracy of the registration information.
(b)
The name, address, and telephone number for the duly authorized
officer, agent, or employee to be contacted in case of an emergency.
(c)
A description of the registrant's existing or proposed
telecommunications facilities within the City, a description of the telecommunications
facilities that the registrant intends to construct, and a description of the
telecommunications service that the registrant intends to offer or provide to persons,
firms, businesses, or institutions within the City.
(d)
Information sufficient to determine whether the transmission,
origination or receipt of the telecommunications services provided, or to be provided,
by the registrant constitutes an occupation or privilege subject to any business license
requirements. A copy of the business license or the license number must be provided.
(2)
Each application for registration as a telecommunications carrier shall be
accompanied by a nonrefundable registration fee in an amount to be determined by
resolution of the City Council
Section 7.
Exceptions to Registration.
carriers are excepted from registration:
The following telecommunications
(1)
Telecommunications facilities that are owned and operated exclusively
for its own use by the State or a political subdivision of this State.
(2)
A private telecommunications network, provided that such network does
not occupy any public rights of way of the City.
Section 8.
Construction Standards.
(1)
No person shall commence or continue with the construction, installation
or operation of telecommunications facilities within a public right of way except as
provided in this Ordinance, and with all other applicable codes, ordinances, rules, and
regulations.
(2)
Telecommunications facilities shall be constructed, installed, operated
and maintained in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local codes, rules
and regulations including the National Electrical Code and the National Electrical
Safety Code.
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Section 9.
Construction Permits. No person shall construct or install any
telecommunications facilities within a public right of way without first obtaining a
construction permit, and paying the construction permit fee established in this
Ordinance.
No permit shall be issued for the construction or installation of
telecommunications facilities within a public right of way unless:
(1)
The telecommunications carrier has first filed a registration statement with
the City pursuant to this Ordinance; and if applicable,
(2)
The telecommunications carrier has first applied for and received a
franchise pursuant to this Ordinance.
Section 10.
Permit Applications.
(1)
Applications for permits to construct telecommunications facilities shall be
submitted upon forms to be provided by the City and shall be accompanied by
drawings, plans and specifications in sufficient detail to demonstrate:
(a)
That the facilities will be constructed in accordance with all
applicable codes, rules and regulations.
(b)
That the facilities will be constructed in accordance with the
franchise agreement.
(c)
The location and route of all facilities to be installed aboveground
or on existing utility poles.
(d)
The location and route of all new facilities on or in the public rights
of way to be located under the surface of the ground, including the line and grade
proposed for the burial at all points along the route that are within the public rights of
way. Applicant’s existing facilities shall be differentiated on the plans from new
construction.
(e)
The location of all of applicant’s existing underground utilities,
conduits, ducts, pipes, mains and installations which are within the public rights of way
along the underground route proposed by the applicant. A cross section shall be
provided showing new or existing facilities in relation to the street, curb, sidewalk or right
of way.
(f)
The construction methods to be employed for protection of existing
structures, fixtures, and facilities within or adjacent to the public rights of way, and
description of any improvements that applicant proposes to temporarily or
permanently remove or relocate.
(g)
Details of work area restoration including but limited to paving,
compaction, landscaping.
(2)
All permit applications shall be accompanied by the verification of a
registered professional engineer, or other qualified and duly authorized representative
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of the applicant, that the drawings, plans and specifications submitted with the
application comply with applicable technical codes, rules and regulations.
(3)
All permit applications shall be accompanied by a written construction
schedule, which shall include a deadline for completion of construction.
The
construction schedule is subject to approval by the City Engineer.
(4)
City will review application and may make requests for elevation and
horizontal location to eliminate planned existing conflicts with other underground lines.
Section 11. Construction Permit Fee. Unless otherwise provided in a franchise
agreement, prior to issuance of a construction permit, the applicant shall pay a permit
fee in an amount to be determined by resolution of the City Council. Such fees shall be
designed to defray the costs of city administration of the requirements of this
ordinance.
Section 12. Issuance of Permit. If satisfied that the applications, plans and
documents submitted comply with all requirements of this Ordinance and the franchise
agreement, the City Engineer shall issue a permit authorizing construction of the
facilities, subject to such further conditions, restrictions or regulations affecting the time,
place and manner of performing the work as they may deem necessary or
appropriate.
Section 13. Notice of Construction. Except in the case of an emergency, the
permittee shall notify the Engineering and Building Department not less than two
working days in advance of any excavation or construction in the public rights of way.
Section 14. Compliance with Permit. All construction practices and activities
shall be in accordance with the permit and approved final plans and specifications for
the facilities. The Engineering and Building Department and its representatives shall be
provided access to the work site and such further information as they may require to
ensure compliance with such requirements.
Section 15. Noncomplying Work. Subject to the notice requirements in Section
13, all work that does not comply with the permit, the approved or corrected plans and
specifications for the work, or the requirements of this Ordinance, shall be removed at
the sole expense of the permittee. The City is authorized to stop work in order to assure
compliance with this Ordinance.
Section 16. Completion of Construction. The permittee shall comply with any
time lines and special construction activity conditions placed on the construction
permit and promptly complete all construction activities so as to minimize disruption of
the city rights of way and other public and private property. All construction work within
city rights of way, including restoration, must be completed within 120 days of the date
of issuance of the construction permit unless an extension or an alternate schedule has
been approved by the City Engineer.
Section 17. As-Built Drawings. If requested by the City for a necessary public
purpose, as determined by the City, the permittee shall furnish the City with up to two
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complete sets of plans drawn to scale and certified to the City as accurately depicting
the location of all telecommunications facilities constructed pursuant to the permit.
These plans shall be submitted to the City Engineer or designee within 60 days after
completion of construction, in a format mutually acceptable to the permittee and the
City.
Section 18.
Restoration of Public Rights of Way and City Property.
(1)
When a permittee, or any person acting on its behalf, does any work in or
affecting a public right of way or City property, it shall, at its own expense, promptly
remove any obstructions and restore the ways or property to good order and condition
unless otherwise directed by the City and as determined by the City Engineer or
designee.
(2)
If weather or other conditions do not permit the complete restoration
required by this Section, the permittee shall temporarily restore the affected rights of
way or property at the permittee’s sole expense. The permittee shall promptly
undertake and complete the required permanent restoration when the weather or
other conditions no longer prevent such permanent restoration. Any corresponding
modification to the construction schedule may be subject to approval by the City.
(3)
If the permittee fails to restore rights of way or property to good order and
condition, the City shall give the permittee written notice and provide the permittee a
reasonable period of time not exceeding 30 days to restore the rights of way or
property. If, after said notice, the permittee fails to restore the rights of way or property
to as good a condition as existed before the work was undertaken, the City shall cause
such restoration to be made at the expense of the permittee.
(4)
A permittee or other person acting in its behalf shall use suitable
barricades, flags, flagging attendants, lights, flares and other measures as required for
the safety of all members of the general public and to prevent injury or damage to any
person, vehicle or property by reason of such work in or affecting such rights of way or
property.
Section 19. Performance and Completion Bond. Unless otherwise provided in a
franchise agreement, a performance bond or other form of surety acceptable to the
City equal to at least 100% of the estimated cost of constructing permittee's
telecommunications facilities within the public rights of way of the City, shall be
provided before construction is commenced.
(1)
The surety shall remain in force until 60 days after substantial completion of
the work, as determined in writing by the City Engineer, including restoration of public
rights of way and other property affected by the construction.
(2)
The surety shall guarantee, to the satisfaction of the City:
(a)
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(b)
Construction in compliance with applicable plans, permits,
technical codes and standards;
(c)
Proper location of the facilities as specified by the City;
(d)
Restoration of the public rights of way and other property affected
by the construction; and
(e)
Timely payment and satisfaction of all claims, demands or liens for
labor, material, or services provided in connection with the work.
(f)
Maintenance for one year of
landscaping, and areas disrupted by the construction.
trench
areas,
pavement,
Section 20. Location of Facilities. All facilities located within the public right of
way shall be constructed, installed and located in accordance with the following terms
and conditions, unless otherwise specified in a franchise agreement:
(1)
Whenever
all
existing
electric
utilities,
cable
facilities
or
telecommunications facilities are located underground within a public right of way of
the City, a grantee with permission to occupy the same public right of way must also
locate its telecommunications facilities underground.
(2)
Whenever all new or existing electric utilities, cable facilities or
telecommunications facilities are located or relocated underground within a public
right of way of the City, a grantee that currently occupies the same public right of way
shall relocate its facilities underground concurrently with the other affected utilities to
minimize disruption of the public right of way, absent extraordinary circumstances or
undue hardship as determined by the City and consistent with applicable state and
federal law.
Section 21. Interference with Public Rights of Way. No grantee may locate or
maintain its telecommunications facilities so as to unreasonably interfere with the use of
the public rights of way by the City, by the general public or by other persons
authorized to use or be present in or upon the public rights of way. All use of public
rights of way shall be consistent with City codes, ordinances and regulations.
Section 22. Relocation or Removal of Facilities. Except in the case of an
emergency, within 90 days following written notice from the City, a grantee shall, at no
expense to Grantor, temporarily or permanently remove, relocate, change or alter the
position of any telecommunications facilities within the public rights of way whenever
the City has determined that such removal, relocation, change or alteration is
reasonably necessary for:
(1)
The construction, repair, maintenance or installation of any city or other
public improvement in or upon the public rights of way.
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(2)
The operations of the City or other governmental entity in or upon the
public rights of way.
(3)
The public interest.
Section 23. Removal of Unauthorized Facilities. Within 30 days following written
notice from the City, any grantee, telecommunications carrier, or other person that
owns, controls or maintains an unauthorized telecommunications system, facility, or
related appurtenances within the public rights of way of the City shall, at its own
expense, remove such facilities and appurtenances from the public rights of way of the
City. Both parties are required to participate in good faith negotiations on such issues.
A telecommunications system or facility is unauthorized and subject to removal in the
following circumstances:
(1)
One year after
telecommunications franchise.
the
expiration
or
termination
of
the
grantee's
(2)
Upon abandonment of a facility within the public rights of way of the City.
A facility will be considered abandoned when it is deactivated, out of service, or not
used for its intended and authorized purpose for a period of 90 days or longer. A facility
will not be considered abandoned if it is temporarily out of service during performance
of repairs or if the facility is being replaced. The City shall make a reasonable attempt
to contact the telecommunications carrier before concluding that a facility is
abandoned. A facility may be abandoned in place and not removed if there is no
apparent risk to the public safety, health, or welfare.
(3)
If the system or facility was constructed or installed without the
appropriate prior authority at the time of installation.
(4)
If the system or facility was constructed or installed at a location not
permitted by the grantee's telecommunications franchise or other legally sufficient
permit.
Section 24. Coordination of Construction Activities. All grantees are required to
make a good faith effort to cooperate with the City.
(1)
By January 1 of each year, grantees shall provide the City with a schedule
of their known proposed construction activities in, around or that may affect the public
rights of way.
(2)
If requested by the City, each grantee shall meet with the City annually or
as determined by the City, to schedule and coordinate construction in the public rights
of way. At that time, City will provide available information on plans for local, state,
and/or federal construction projects.
(3)
All construction locations, activities and schedules shall be coordinated,
as ordered by the City Engineer or designee, to minimize public inconvenience,
disruption or damages.
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Section 25. Telecommunications Franchise. A telecommunications franchise
shall be required of any telecommunications carrier who desires to occupy public rights
of way of the City.
Section 26. Application.
Any person that desires a telecommunications
franchise must register as a telecommunications carrier and shall file an application
with the City which includes the following information:
(1)
The identity of the applicant.
(2)
A description of the telecommunications services that are to be offered or
provided by the applicant over its telecommunications facilities.
(3)
Engineering plans, specifications, and a network map in a form
customarily used by the applicant of the facilities located or to be located within the
public rights of way in the City, including the location and route requested for
applicant's proposed telecommunications facilities.
(4)
The area or areas of the City the applicant desires to serve and a
preliminary construction schedule for build-out to the entire franchise area.
(5)
Information to establish that the applicant has obtained all other
governmental approvals and permits to construct and operate the facilities and to
offer or provide the telecommunications services proposed.
6)
An accurate map showing the location of any
telecommunications facilities in the City that applicant intends to use or lease.
Section 27.
existing
Application and Review Fee.
(1)
Subject to applicable state law, applicant shall reimburse the City for such
reasonable costs as the City incurs in entering into the franchise agreement.
(2)
An application and review fee of $2,000 shall be deposited with the City
as part of the application filed pursuant to Section 26 above. Expenses exceeding the
deposit will be billed to the applicant or the unused portion of the deposit will be
returned to the applicant following the determination granting or denying the
franchise.
Section 28. Determination by the City. The City Council shall issue a written
determination granting or denying the application in whole or in part. If the application
is denied, the written determination shall include the reasons for denial.
Section 29. Rights Granted. No franchise granted pursuant to this Ordinance
shall convey any right, title or interest in the public rights of way, but shall be deemed a
grant to use and occupy the public rights of way for the limited purposes and term, and
upon the conditions stated in the franchise agreement.
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Section 30. Term of Grant. Unless otherwise specified in a franchise agreement,
a telecommunications franchise shall be for a term of five years.
Section 31. Franchise Territory.
Unless otherwise specified in a franchise
agreement, a telecommunications franchise shall be limited to a specific geographic
area of the City to be served by the franchise grantee, and the public rights of way
necessary to serve such areas, and may include the entire city.
Section 32. Franchise Fee. Each franchise granted by the City is subject to the
City's right, which is expressly reserved, to fix a fair and reasonable compensation to be
paid for the privileges granted. Nothing in this Ordinance shall prohibit the City and a
grantee from agreeing to the compensation to be paid. The compensation shall be
subject to the specific payment terms and conditions contained in the franchise
agreement and applicable state and federal laws.
Section 33.
Amendment of Grant. Conditions for amending a franchise:
(1)
A new application and grant shall be required of any
telecommunications carrier that desires to extend or locate its telecommunications
facilities in public rights of way of the City that are not included in a franchise previously
granted under this Ordinance.
(2)
If ordered by the City to locate or relocate its telecommunications
facilities in public rights of way not included in a previously granted franchise, the City
shall grant an amendment without further application.
(3)
A new application and grant shall be required of any
telecommunications carrier that desires to provide a service which was not included in
a franchise previously granted under this Ordinance.
Section 34. Renewal Applications. A grantee that desires to renew its franchise
under this Ordinance shall file an application with the City for renewal of its franchise,
not less than 180 days before expiration of the current agreement, which shall include
the following information:
(1)
The information required under Section 26 of this Ordinance.
(2)
Any information required pursuant to the franchise agreement between
the City and the grantee.
Section 35. Renewal Determinations.
Within 90 days after receiving a
complete renewal application under Section 34, the City shall issue a written
determination granting or denying the renewal application in whole or in part, applying
the following standards. If the renewal application is denied, the written determination
shall include the reasons for non-renewal.
(1)
The financial and technical ability of the applicant.
(2)
The legal ability of the applicant.
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(3)
The continuing capacity of the public rights of way to accommodate the
applicant's existing and proposed facilities.
(4)
The applicant's compliance with the requirements of this Ordinance and
the franchise agreement.
(5)
policies.
Applicable federal, state and local telecommunications laws, rules and
(6)
Such other factors as may demonstrate that the continued grant to use
the public rights of way will serve the community interest.
Section 36. Obligation to Cure As a Condition of Renewal. No franchise shall
be renewed until all ongoing violations or defaults in the grantee’s performance of the
agreement, or of this Ordinance, have been cured, or a plan detailing the corrective
action to be taken by the grantee has been approved by the City Council.
Section 37. Assignments or Transfers of System or Franchise. Ownership or
control of a majority interest in a telecommunications system or franchise may not,
directly or indirectly, be transferred, assigned or disposed of by sale, lease, merger,
consolidation or other act of the grantee, by operation of law or otherwise, without the
prior consent of the City, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed,
and then only on such reasonable conditions as may be prescribed in such consent.
(1)
Grantee and the proposed assignee or transferee of the franchise or
system shall agree, in writing, to assume and abide by all of the provisions of the
franchise.
(2)
No transfer shall be approved unless the assignee or transferee has the
legal, technical, financial and other requisite qualifications to own, hold and operate
the telecommunications system pursuant to this Ordinance.
(3)
Unless otherwise provided in a franchise agreement, the grantee shall
reimburse the City for all direct and indirect fees, costs, and expenses reasonably
incurred by the City in considering a request to transfer or assign a telecommunications
franchise.
(4)
A transfer or assignment of a telecommunications franchise, system or
integral part of a system without prior approval of the City Council under this Section or
under a franchise agreement shall be void and is cause for revocation of the franchise.
Section 38. Revocation or Termination of Franchise. A franchise to use or occupy
public rights of way of the City may be revoked for the following reasons:
(1)
Construction or operation in the City or in the public rights of way of the
City without a construction permit.
(2)
Construction or operation at an unauthorized location.
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(3)
Failure to comply with Section 37 of this Ordinance with respect to sale,
transfer or assignment of a telecommunications system or franchise.
City.
(4)
Misrepresentation by or on behalf of a grantee in any application to the
(5)
Abandonment of telecommunications facilities in the public rights of way.
As used in this ordinance, “abandonment” refers to facilities remaining in the right of
way following the expiration of the franchise, or not otherwise used to provide services,
for a period of one year.
(6)
Failure to relocate or remove facilities as required in this Ordinance.
(7)
Failure to pay taxes, compensation, fees or costs when and as due the
City under this ordinance.
(8)
Insolvency or bankruptcy of the grantee.
(9)
Violation of material provisions of this Ordinance.
(10)
Violation of the material terms of a franchise agreement.
Section 39. Notice and Duty to Cure. If the City believes that grounds exist for
revocation of a franchise, the City shall give the grantee written notice of the apparent
violation or noncompliance, providing a short and concise statement of the nature and
general facts of the violation or noncompliance, and providing the grantee a
reasonable period of time, not exceeding 30 days, to furnish evidence that:
(1)
Corrective action has been, or is being actively and expeditiously
pursued, to remedy the violation or noncompliance;
(2)
Rebuts the alleged violation or noncompliance; and/or
(3)
It would be in the public interest to impose some penalty or sanction less
than revocation.
Section 40. Public Hearing. If a grantee fails to provide evidence reasonably
satisfactory to the City as provided in Section 39, the City Administrator may refer the
apparent violation or non-compliance to the City Council. The City Council shall
provide the grantee with notice and a reasonable opportunity to be heard concerning
the matter.
Section 41. Standards for Revocation or Lesser Sanctions. If persuaded that the
grantee has violated or failed to comply with material provisions of this Ordinance, or of
a franchise agreement, the City Council shall determine whether to revoke the
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franchise, or to establish some lesser sanction and cure, considering the nature,
circumstances, extent, and gravity of the violation as reflected by one or more of the
following factors. Whether:
(1)
The misconduct was egregious.
(2)
Substantial harm resulted.
(3)
The violation was intentional.
(4)
There is a history of prior violations of the same or other requirements.
(5)
There is a history of overall compliance.
(6)
The violation was voluntarily disclosed, admitted or cured.
Section 42. Other City Costs. All grantees shall, within 30 days after written
demand, reimburse the City for all reasonable direct and indirect costs and expenses
incurred by the City in connection with any modification, amendment, renewal or
transfer of the franchise or any franchise agreement consistent with applicable state
and federal laws.
Section 43. Facilities. Upon request, each grantee shall provide the City with
an accurate map or maps certifying the location of all telecommunications facilities
within the public rights of way. Grantees shall provide updated maps to the City semiannually.
Section 44. Damage to Grantee's Facilities. Unless directly and proximately
caused by negligent, careless, wrongful, willful, intentional or malicious acts by the City,
and consistent with Oregon law, the City shall not be liable for any damage to or loss of
any telecommunications facility within the public rights of way of the City as a result of
or in connection with any public works, public improvements, construction, excavation,
grading, filling, or work of any kind in the public rights of way by or on behalf of the City,
or for any consequential losses resulting directly or indirectly from such acts.
Section 45. Duty to Provide Information. Except in emergencies, within 60 days
of a written request from the City, each grantee shall furnish the City with the following:
(1)
Information sufficient to demonstrate that grantee has complied with all
requirements of this Ordinance.
(2)
All books, records, maps, and other documents, maintained by the
grantee with respect to its facilities within the public rights of way shall be made
available for inspection by the City at reasonable times and intervals.
Section 46. Service to the City.
If the City contracts for the use of
telecommunication facilities, telecommunication services, installation, or maintenance
from the grantee, the grantee shall charge the City the grantee’s most favorable rate
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offered at the time of the request charged to similar users within Oregon for a similar
volume of service, subject to any of grantee’s tariffs or price lists on file with the OPUC.
With the City’s permission, the grantee may deduct the applicable charges from fee
payments. Other terms and conditions of such services may be specified in a separate
agreement between the City and grantee.
Section 47. Compensation for City Property. If any right is granted, by lease,
franchise or other manner, to use and occupy city property for the installation of
telecommunications facilities, the compensation to be paid for such right and use shall
be fixed by the City.
Section 48. Cable Franchise. Telecommunication carriers providing cable
service shall be subject to the requirements for cable franchises.
Section 49. Leased Capacity. A grantee has the right, without prior City
approval, to offer or provide capacity or bandwidth to its customers; however, the
grantee shall notify the City that such lease or agreement has been granted to a
customer or lessee.
Section 50. Grantee Insurance. Unless otherwise provided in a franchise
agreement, each grantee shall, as a condition of the grant, secure and maintain the
following liability insurance policies insuring both the grantee and the City, and its
elected and appointed officers, officials, agents and employees as coinsured:
(1)
and,
Comprehensive general liability insurance with limits not less than
(a)
$3,000,000 for bodily injury or death to each person;
(b)
$3,000,000 for property damage resulting from any one accident;
(c)
$3,000,000 for all other types of liability.
(2)
Automobile liability for owned, non-owned and hired vehicles with a limit
of $1,000,000 for each person and $3,000,000 for each accident.
(3)
Worker's compensation within statutory limits and employer's liability
insurance with limits of not less than $1,000,000.
(4)
Comprehensive form premises-operations, explosions and collapse
hazard, underground hazard and products completed hazard with limits of not less
than $3,000,000.
(5)
The grantee shall maintain liability insurance policies required by this
Section throughout the term of the telecommunications franchise, and such other
period of time during which the grantee is operating without a franchise, or is engaged
in the removal of its telecommunications facilities. Each such insurance policy shall
contain the following endorsement:
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"It is hereby understood and agreed that this policy may not be canceled nor
the intention not to renew be stated until 90 days after receipt by the City, by registered
mail, of a written notice addressed to the Woodburn City Attorney of such intent to
cancel or not to renew."
(6)
Within 60 days after receipt by the City of said notice, and in no event
later than 30 days prior to cancellation, the grantee shall obtain and furnish evidence
to the City that the grantee meets the requirements of this Section.
(7)
As an alternative to the insurance requirements listed above, a grantee
may provide evidence of self-insurance subject to review and acceptance by the City.
(8)
Grantees shall either provide insurance coverage as described above for
their contractors and subcontractors or require that the contractors and subcontractors
provide evidence of such insurance coverage before beginning work in the public
rights of way
Section 51. General Indemnification. To the extent permitted by law, each
franchise agreement shall include grantee's express undertaking to defend, indemnify
and hold the City and its officers, employees, agents and representatives harmless from
and against any and all damages, losses and expenses, including reasonable attorney's
fees and costs of suit or defense, arising out of, resulting from or alleged to arise out of
or result from the negligent, careless or wrongful acts, omissions, failures to act or
misconduct of the grantee or its affiliates, officers, employees, agents, contractors or
subcontractors in the construction, operation, maintenance, repair or removal of its
telecommunications facilities, and in providing or offering telecommunications services
over the facilities or network, whether such acts or omissions are authorized, allowed or
prohibited by this Ordinance or by a franchise agreement made or entered into
pursuant to this Ordinance.
Section 52. Performance Surety. Before a franchise granted pursuant to this
Ordinance is effective, and as necessary thereafter, the grantee shall provide a
performance bond, in form and substance acceptable to the City, as security for the
full and complete performance of a franchise granted under this Ordinance, including
any costs, expenses, damages or loss the City pays or incurs because of any failure
attributable to the grantee to comply with the codes, ordinances, rules, regulations or
permits of the City. This obligation is in addition to the performance surety required by
Section 19 of this Ordinance for construction of facilities.
Section 53. Governing Law. A franchise granted under this Ordinance is
subject to the Constitution and laws of the United States, the State of Oregon and the
ordinances and Charter of the City.
Section 54. Written Agreement. No franchise shall be granted under this
ordinance unless the agreement is in writing.
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Section 55. Nonexclusive Grant. No franchise granted under this Ordinance
shall confer any exclusive right, privilege, license or franchise to occupy or use the
public rights of way of the City for delivery of telecommunications services or any other
purposes.
Section 56. Severability and Preemption. If any article, section, subsection,
sentence, clause, phrase, term, provision, condition, covenant or portion of this
Ordinance is for any reason held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of
competent jurisdiction, or superseded by state or federal legislation, rules, regulations or
decision, the remainder of the Ordinance shall not be affected but shall be deemed as
a separate, distinct and independent provision, and such holding shall not affect the
validity of the remaining portions. Each remaining section, subsection, sentence, clause,
phrase, provision, condition, covenant and portion of this Ordinance shall be valid and
enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. If federal or state laws, rules or
regulations preempt a provision or limit the enforceability of a provision of this
Ordinance, then the provision shall be read to be preempted only to the extent
required by law. If such federal or state law, rule, or regulation is subsequently
repealed, rescinded, amended or otherwise changed so that the provision that had
been preempted is no longer preempted, such provision shall return to full force and
effect, and shall be binding, without the requirement of further action on the part of the
City.
Section 57. Penalty. In addition to, and not in lieu of any other enforcement
mechanisms, a violation of any provision of this Ordinance constitutes a Class I Civil
Infraction which shall be processed according to the procedures contained in the
Woodburn Civil Infraction Ordinance. Each violation of this Ordinance constitutes a
separate Civil Infraction, and each day that a violation of this Ordinance is committed
or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate Civil Infraction.
Section 58. Other Remedies. Nothing in this Ordinance shall be construed as
limiting any judicial remedies that the City may have, at law or in equity, for
enforcement of this Ordinance.
Section 59. Captions. The captions to sections throughout this Ordinance are
intended solely to facilitate reading and reference to the sections. Such captions shall
not affect the meaning or interpretation of this Ordinance and constitute no part of the
law.
Section 60. Compliance with Laws. A grantee under this Ordinance shall
comply with all federal and state laws and regulations, including regulations of its
administrative agencies, as well as all ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations of
the City adopted or established during the entire term of a franchise granted under this
Ordinance, that are relevant and relate to the construction, maintenance and
operation of a telecommunications system.
Section 61. Consent. Wherever the consent of either the City or of the grantee
is specifically required by this Ordinance or in a franchise granted, such consent will not
be unreasonably withheld.
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Section 62. Application to Existing Ordinance and Agreements. To the extent
that this Ordinance is not in conflict with and can be implemented with existing
ordinance and franchise agreements, this Ordinance shall apply to all existing
ordinance and franchise agreements for use of the public right of way for
telecommunications.
Section 63. Confidentiality.
The City shall preserve the confidentiality of
information as requested by a grantee, to the extent permitted by the Oregon Public
Records Law.
Section 64.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council April 12, 2001, and approved by the Mayor April 13, 2001.
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WOODBURN ORDINANCE COMPILATION
GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
ORDINANCE NO. 2315
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING PROCEDURES TO PREPARE FOR AND CARRY OUT ACTIVITIES
TO PREVENT, MINIMIZE, RESPOND TO OR RECOVER FROM EMERGENCIES; PROVIDING A
PROCESS FOR THE DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY; GRANTING THE AUTHORITY
TO ORDER MANDATORY EVACUATIONS; PRESCRIBING A PENALTY; AND DECLARING AN
EMERGENCY.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Title.
This ordinance shall
Management Ordinance of the City of Woodburn.
be
known as
the
Emergency
Section 2.
Purpose. The purpose of this ordinance is to provide procedures to
minimize injuries to persons and property and to prepare for, respond to, and recover
from any emergency within the incorporated area of the City of Woodburn. This
ordinance is implemented by the City of Woodburn Emergency Management Plan.
The authority to enact this ordinance is granted by the Woodburn Charter and ORS
Chapter 401.
Section 3.
Definition of Emergency. “Emergency” is defined pursuant to ORS
401.025(4) as “any man-made or natural event or circumstance causing or threatening
loss of life, injury to person or property, human suffering or financial loss, and includes,
but is not limited to, fire, explosion, flood, severe weather, drought, earthquake,
volcanic activity, spills or releases of oil or hazardous material as defined in ORS 466.605,
contamination, utility or transportation emergencies, disease, blight, infestation, crisis
influx of migrants unmanageable by the county, civil disturbance, riot, sabotage and
war.”
Section 4.
Emergency Management Agency. Pursuant to ORS 401.305, an
“Emergency Management Agency” for the City of Woodburn is hereby established as
specified in the City of Woodburn Emergency Management Plan which is incorporated
herein by reference. The functions of the Emergency Management Agency include,
but are not limited to, program development, fiscal management, coordination with
government and nongovernmental agencies and organizations, public information,
personnel training and development and implementation of exercises to test the
system.
Section 5.
Emergency Management Plan. The procedures to prepare for and
carry out any activity to prevent, minimize, respond to or recover from emergencies
within the City of Woodburn are set out in the City of Woodburn Emergency
Management Plan which is incorporated herein by reference.
Section 6.
Emergency Program Manager. The City Administrator shall appoint
an Emergency Program Manager who shall be responsible for the organization,
administration, and operation of the agency and coordination of emergency activities
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WOODBURN ORDINANCE COMPILATION
GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
with county, state, and other governments and private organizations, subject to the
direction and control of the City Council and City Administrator.
Section 7.
Declaration of State of Emergency. The authority to declare a state
of emergency is delegated to the City Administrator. If the City Administrator is unable
to act due to absence or incapacity, the Emergency Program Manager is delegated
authority. If in the judgment of the Incident Commander, time does not permit access
to the others authorized, the Incident Commander may declare a state of emergency.
The City Council shall convene as soon as practical to ratify the state of emergency
declaration. The declaration must include a description of the situation, existing
conditions, and must delineate the geographic boundaries involved.
Section 8.
Conditions Required to Declare a State of Emergency. A state of
emergency may be declared whenever an event or circumstance exists within the City
of Woodburn that meets the definition of an emergency and requires a response under
the City of Woodburn Emergency Management Plan.
Section 9.
Authority to Order Mandatory Evacuations.
After a state of
emergency has been declared, the City Administrator or Incident Commander may
order mandatory evacuations of residents and other individuals pursuant to the City of
Woodburn Emergency Management Plan if necessary for public safety or the efficient
conduct of activities that minimize or mitigate the effects of the emergency.
Section 10.
Penalty.
A.
Any person, firm, corporation, association or entity who violates any
emergency measure taken under the authority of this ordinance shall be subject, upon
conviction, to a fine of not more than $500 per offense.
B.
Each day of violation shall be deemed a separate offense for purposes of
imposition of penalty.
C.
The penalty provisions contained in this ordinance are in addition to and
not in lieu of any other procedures and remedies provided to the city by law, including
equitable relief and damages.
Section 11. Severability. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or
portion of this ordinance is, for any reason, held invalid or unconstitutional by a court of
competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and
independent provision, and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining
portions of this ordinance.
Section 12.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council May 13, 2002 and approved by the Mayor
May 14, 2002.
THE FULL TEXT OF THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN IS ON FILE FOR REFERENCE IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CITY RECORDER.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2381
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING RULES FOR PUBLIC CONTRACTING; ESTABLISHING CERTAIN
CONTRACT CLASS EXEMPTIONS; PROVIDING PROCEDURES FOR PERSONAL SERVICE
CONTRACTS; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Definitions.
A.
"Formal competitive selection procedures" means procedures for public
contracting as required by ORS 279B.050(1) (competitive sealed bids or competitive
sealed proposals for goods and services), or ORS 279C.335(1) (competitive bids for
public improvements) or, for personal service contracts, the same formal procedures
required for the selection of goods and services pursuant to ORS 279B.060 (competitive
sealed proposals).
B.
"Formal competitive selection process" means the process of using formal
competitive selection procedures for the procurement of goods and services or for
public improvements contracts.
C.
"Personal service contracts" include contracts for services that require
specialized technical, artistic, creative, professional or communication skills or talent,
unique and specialized knowledge, or the exercise of discretionary judgment skills, and
for which the service depends on attributes that are unique to the service provider,
other than contracts for an architect, engineer, land surveyor or provider of related
services as defined in ORS 279C.100.
Section 2.
Local Contract Review Board. The City Council of the City of
Woodburn is designated as the Local Contract Review Board under the Oregon Public
Contracting Code. The Local Contract Review Board may delegate its powers and
responsibilities consistent with the Oregon Public Contracting Code, the Model Rules,
and the Woodburn City Charter and ordinances.
Section 3.
Contracting Agency. The City Administrator or his/her designee is
designated as the City's "Contracting Agency" for purposes of contracting powers and
duties assigned to the City of Woodburn as a "Contracting Agency."
Section 4.
Model Rules.
Except as modified herein, or by subsequent
ordinance or resolution, the Model Rules, Divisions 46, 47, 48 and 49, adopted by the
Attorney General under ORS 279A, 279B, and 279C, as they now exist, and as they may
be amended in the future, are hereby adopted as the City's public contracting rules.
Words and phrases used by these rules that are defined in ORS subchapters 279A, 279B,
and 279C and in the Model Rules, have the same meaning as defined in ORS
subchapters 279A, 279B, and 279C and the Model Rules.
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Section 5.
Public Contracting Authority. Administrative staff and departments
have contracting authority and responsibilities as follows:
A.
The City Administrator is authorized to:
1.
Enter into city contracts not to exceed $75,000 without additional
authorization of the Local Contract Review Board. Contracts exceeding $75,000 for
public improvements, identified in a Capital Improvement Plan, that have been
approved by the City Council through the budgetary process, shall be deemed to be
approved by the Local Contract Review Board.
2.
Recommend that the Local Contract Review Board approve or
disapprove contract awards in excess of $75,000, or to change orders or amendments
to contracts of more than $75,000.
3.
Adopt forms, computer software, procedures, and administrative
policies for all City purchases consistent with the Woodburn City Charter and
ordinances.
B.
All contracting by departments shall conform to approved City
purchasing procedures adopted by the City Administrator or the Local Contract
Review Board.
C.
Each department shall plan purchase requirements sufficiently in
advance so that orders can be placed in economical quantities.
D.
The City Administrator shall process requisition forms and negotiate
purchases on the most favorable terms in accordance with adopted ordinances, state
laws (including the Oregon Public Contracting Code), policies and procedures.
Section 6.
Formal Competitive Selection Procedures-Exemptions. All public
contracts shall be based upon formal competitive selection requirements of ORS
279B.050(1) or ORS 279C.335(1), except as expressly provided in this subsection, or by
subsequent ordinance or resolution. The following classes of public contracts are
hereby exempted from the formal competitive selection requirements of ORS
279B.050(1) and ORS 279C.335(1):
A.
Any contract exempted by the State of Oregon Public Contracting Code
or Model Rules;
B.
Any contract expressly exempted from formal competitive selection
procedures adopted by ordinance or resolution of the Local Contract Review Board
pursuant to ORS 279B.085;
C.
Purchases through federal programs pursuant to ORS 279A.180;
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D.
In the event of an emergency involving an immediate hazard to the
public health, safety, or welfare, the City Administrator, Finance Director, Public Works
Director, or Chief of Police may secure necessary goods and/or services without a
formal competitive selection process, provided that the Local Contract Review Board,
at a regularly scheduled meeting within 30 days of the procurement, is furnished with a
full report of the circumstances and costs of the materials and/or services secured;
E.
Contracts for goods or services, or a class of goods or services, which are
available from only one source. To the extent reasonably practical, the City
Administrator shall negotiate with the sole source to obtain contract terms
advantageous to the City. Sole source contracts for goods or services, or classes of
goods or services, which are available from only one source which exceed $5,000, but
do not exceed $75,000, must be approved by the City Administrator. Sole source
contracts for goods or services, or classes of goods or services, which are available from
only one source which exceed $75,000 must be approved by the Local Contract
Review Board. The determination of a sole source must be based on written findings
that may include:
1.
That the efficient utilization of existing goods requires the acquisition
of compatible goods or services;
2.
That the goods or services required for the exchange of software or
data with other public or private agencies are available from only one source;
project;
3.
That the goods or services are for use in a pilot or experimental
4.
Other findings that support the conclusion that the goods or
services are available from only one source; or
5.
Sole source contracts for goods or services, or classes of goods or
services, which are available from only one source which exceed $5,000, but do not
exceed $75,000, must be approved by the City Administrator. Sole source contracts for
goods or services, or classes of goods or services, which are available from only one
source which exceed $75,000 must be approved by the Local Contract Review Board;
F.
Contracts for products, services or supplies if the value of the contract
does not exceed $5,000. Any procurement of goods or services not exceeding $5,000
per item may be awarded in any manner deemed practical or convenient by the City
Administrator, including by direct selection or award. A contract awarded under this
section may be amended to exceed $5,000 only upon approval of the City
Administrator and in no case may exceed $6,000. A procurement may not be
artificially divided or fragmented so as to constitute a small procurement under this
selection;
G.
Contracts for the purchase of copyrighted materials where there is only
one supplier available within a reasonable purchase area for such goods;
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H.
Contracts for the purchase of advertising, including that intended for the
purpose of giving public or legal notice;
I.
Contracts for the procurement of banking services;
J.
Contracts for the purchase of services, equipment or supplies for
maintenance, repair or conversion of existing equipment if required for efficient
utilization of such equipment;
K.
of funds;
Contracts for the purpose of investment of public funds or the borrowing
L.
Contracts for the purchase of goods or services where the rate or price for
the goods or services being purchased is established by federal, state or local
regulating authority;
M.
Contracts not to exceed $75,000 for the purchase of goods, materials,
supplies and services. For contracts for the purchase of goods, materials, supplies and
services that are more than $5,000, but that do not exceed $75,000, a minimum of three
competitive written quotes shall be obtained. The City Administrator shall keep a written
record of the source and amount of quotes received. If three quotes are not available,
a lesser number will suffice, provided that a written record is made of the effort to
obtain the quotes;
N.
Contracts not to exceed $75,000 for public improvements, including
contracts for services of architects, engineers, land surveyors and related services,
(other than contracts for a highway, bridge or other transportation projects), if the
following conditions are met:
1.
The contract is for a single project and is not a component of or
related to any other project;
2.
When the amount of the public improvement contract (other than
contracts for a highway, bridge or other transportation projects) is more than $5,000,
but does not exceed $75,000, a minimum of three competitive written quotes shall be
obtained. The City Administrator shall keep a written record of the source and amount
of quotes received. If three quotes are not available, a lesser number will suffice,
provided that a written record is made of the effort to obtain the quotes;
3.
The City Administrator shall award the contract to the prospective
contractor whose quote will best serve the interests of the City, taking into account
price and other applicable factors, such as experience, specific expertise, availability,
project understanding, contractor capacity and contractor responsibility. If the
contract is not awarded on basis of lowest price, the City Administrator shall make a
written finding of the basis for the award;
O.
Contracts for a highway, bridge or other transportation projects more
than $5,000, but not to exceed $50,000, if the following conditions are complied with:
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1.
The contract is for a single project and is not a component of or
related to any other project;
2.
When the amount of the contract for a highway, bridge or other
transportation projects is more than $5,000, but does not exceed $50,000, a minimum of
three competitive written quotes shall be obtained. The City Administrator shall keep a
written record of the source and amount of quotes received. If three quotes are not
available, a lesser number will suffice, provided that a written record is made of the
effort to obtain the quotes;
3.
The City Administrator shall award the contract to the prospective
contractor whose quote will best serve the interests of the City, taking into account
price and other applicable factors, such as experience, specific expertise, availability,
project understanding, contractor capacity and contractor responsibility. If the
contract is not awarded on basis of lowest price, the City Administrator shall make a
written finding of the basis for the award.
Section 7.
Notice of Public Contracts.
Notice of public improvement
contracts or contracts for the purchase of goods or services may be published
electronically where the City Administrator finds that such publication is likely to be cost
effective as provided in ORS 279C.360.
Section 8.
Disposal of Surplus and Abandoned Property.
The City
Administrator shall have the authority to dispose of surplus property and abandoned
personal property not owned by the City by any means determined to be in the best
interests of the City, including but not limited to, transfer to other departments,
government agencies, non-profit organizations, sale, trade, auction, or destruction;
provided however, that disposal of personal property having residual value of more
than $10,000 shall be subject to authorization by the Local Contract Review Board.
Section 9.
Personal Service Contracts. Personal service contracts shall be
used to retain the services of independent contractors (other than contracts for an
architect, engineer, land surveyor or provider of related services as defined in ORS
279C.100). Nothing in this section shall apply to the employment of regular city
employees.
Section 10. Procedures for Personal Services Contracts.
contracts are subject to the rules established by this section:
Personal service
A.
Unless otherwise approved by the City Administrator, all personal service
contracts shall require the contractor to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the City,
its officers, agents and employees against and from any and all claims or demands for
damages of any kind arising out of or connected in any way with the contractor's
performance thereunder and shall include a waiver of contractor's right to ORS 30.285
and ORS 30.287 indemnification and defense.
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B.
Unless otherwise approved by the City Administrator, personal service
contracts shall contain a provision requiring the person or entity providing the service to
obtain and maintain liability insurance coverage in at least the amount of the City's tort
liability limits, naming the City as an additional named insured, during the life of the
contract.
C.
All personal service contracts shall contain all contract provisions
mandated by state law. These provisions may be incorporated in the personal service
contract by reference unless otherwise provided by law.
D.
The formal competitive selection procedures described in this section may
be waived by the City Administrator when an emergency exists that could not have
been reasonably foreseen and requires prompt execution of a contract to remedy the
situation that there is not sufficient time to permit utilization of the formal competitive
selection procedures.
E.
Personal service contract proposals may be modified or withdrawn at any
time prior to the conclusion of discussions with an offeror.
F.
For personal service contracts that are anticipated to cost $5,000 or less,
such contracts must be memorialized by a formal purchase order.
G.
For personal service contracts that are anticipated to exceed $5,000, but
not exceed $75,000, at least three competitive written quotes from prospective
contractors who shall appear to have at least minimum qualifications for the proposed
assignment, shall be solicited. Each solicited contractor shall be notified in reasonable
detail of the proposed assignment. Any or all interested prospective contractors may
be interviewed for the assignment by an appropriate City employee or by an interview
committee.
H.
For personal service contracts that are anticipated to cost in excess of
$75,000, the department head for the department that needs the services shall make
the following determinations:
1.
That the services to be acquired are personal services;
2.
That a reasonable inquiry has been conducted as to the
availability of City personnel to perform the services, and that the City does not have
the personnel nor resources to perform the services required under the proposed
contract; and
3.
That the department has developed, and fully plans to implement,
a written plan for utilizing such services, which will be included in the contractual
statement of work.
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I.
All personal service contracts exceeding $75,000 shall be based upon
formal competitive selection procedures, except as expressly provided in this
subsection, or by subsequent ordinance or resolution. For personal service contracts
that are anticipated to cost in excess of $75,000 per year, the department head for the
department that needs the services shall follow the formal competitive selection
procedures for formal competitive sealed proposals as found in the Model Rules, OAR
137-047-0260.
Section 11. Personal Services Contracts – Exemptions from Formal Competitive
Selection Procedures.
Contracts for personal services are exempt from formal
competitive selection procedures if any of the following conditions exist:
A.
The contract amount is anticipated to be $75,000 or less.
B.
Contract amendments, which in the aggregate change the original
contract price or alters the work to be performed, may be made with the contractor if
such change or alternation is less than twenty-percent (25%) of the initial contract, and
are subject to the following conditions:
1.
The original contract imposes binding obligation on the parties
covering the terms and conditions regarding changes in the work; or
2.
The amended contract does not substantially alter the scope or
nature of the project.
C.
The City Administrator finds that there is only one person or entity within a
reasonable area that can provide services of the type and quality required.
D.
The contract for services is subject to selection procedures established by
the State or Federal government.
E.
The contract is for non-routine or non-repetitive type legal services
provided by attorneys outside of the City Attorney’s Office.
Section 12. Personal Services Contracts-Screening Criteria.
The following
criteria shall be considered in the evaluation and selection of a personal service
contractor for personal service contracts:
A.
Specialized experience in the type of work to be performed.
B.
Capacity and capability to perform the work, including any specialized
services within the time limitations for the work.
C.
Educational and professional record, including past record of
performance on contracts with governmental agencies and private parties with
respect to cost control, quality of work, ability to meet schedules, and contract
administration, where applicable.
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D.
Availability to perform the assignment and familiarity with the area in
which the specific work is located, including knowledge of designing or techniques
peculiar to it, where applicable.
E.
Cost of the services.
F.
Any other factors relevant to the particular contract.
Section 13. Personal Services Contracts-Selection Process. The following rules
shall be followed in selecting a contractor for personal services:
A.
Personal service contracts less than $5,000 may be awarded in any
manner deemed practical including by direct selection or award by the City
Administrator (or any person with purchasing authority). A personal service contact
awarded under this section may be amended to exceed $5,000 only upon approval of
the City Administrator any in no case may exceed $6,000. A personal service contract
may not be artificially divided or fragmented.
B.
For personal service contracts that exceed $5,000, but do not exceed
$75,000, the department head for the department that needs the services shall award
the contract to the offeror whose quote or proposal will best serve the interests of the
City, taking into account the relevant criteria found in this ordinance. The Department
Head shall make written findings justifying the basis for the award.
C
For personal service contracts that will cost $75,000 or more, the City
Administrator shall award the contract based upon the formal competitive selection
processes found in the Model Rules. The City Administrator shall make written findings
justifying the basis of the award.
D.
The City official conducting the selection of a personal service contact
shall negotiate a contract with the best qualified offeror for the required services at a
compensation determined in writing to be fair and reasonable.
Section 14.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council February 28, 2005 and approved by the Mayor
March 2, 2005.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2428
AN ORDINANCE DELEGATING TO THE MUNICIPAL JUDGE THE AUTHORITY TO APPOINT
MUNICIPAL JUDGES PRO TEM SUBJECT TO THE PROCESS PROVIDED IN THIS ORDINANCE.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Consistent with the Charter and pursuant to this Ordinance, one or
more Municipal Judges pro tem may be appointed to serve when the Municipal Judge
is ill, disqualified or otherwise unavailable. Municipal Judges pro tem, when acting in
that capacity, shall have all the duties and powers of the Municipal Judge.
Section 2.
Municipal Judges pro tem shall be members in good standing of
the Oregon State Bar.
Section 3.
Municipal Judges pro tem may be appointed by the Municipal
Judge, subject to the authority vested in the Council under the Charter to hire and
terminate judges of the Municipal Court and the discretion of the Council to amend or
repeal the procedures provided in this Ordinance. The Municipal Judge may terminate
any appointment to the position of Municipal Judge pro tem, with or without cause.
The Municipal Judge shall within 30 days advise the Council of all appointments,
resignations and terminations of Municipal Judges pro tem. The Council retains its
authority to disapprove or terminate the appointment on a Municipal Judge pro tem,
with or without cause, but until the Council so acts, a Municipal Judge pro tem shall
have the power to serve after taking the oath of office prescribed in Section 28 of the
Charter.
Section 4.
Assignment of a Municipal Judge pro tem to serve in particular
matters or cases shall be made by the Municipal Judge. If the Municipal Judge does
not make an assignment, it may be made administratively by the clerk of the Municipal
Court in accordance with directions or procedures previously established by the
Municipal Judge.
Section 5.
The City Council may by resolution establish the rate of any
compensation to be paid to Municipal Judges pro tem for services performed in that
capacity.
Section 6.
Any action, decision or judgment made or taken by a Municipal
Judge pro tem prior to the effective date of this Ordinance is in all respects ratified and
confirmed, and shall remain effective and binding, whether or not the Municipal Judge
pro tem was appointed in accordance with the standards set forth in this Ordinance.
Passed by the Council January 14, 2008 and approved by the Mayor
January 16, 2008.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2433
AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE 2368 (THE 2004-05 MASTER FEE SCHEDULE);
ADOPTING THE 2007-08 REVISED SCHEDULE OF FEES AND CHARGES FOR CITY SERVICES;
PROVIDING FOR THE ANNUAL REVIEW OF SAID FEE SCHEDULE; AND SETTING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Repeal. The 2004-05 Master Fee Schedule adopted on August 9, 2004
as Ordinance 2368 is hereby repealed. All fees and charges which are inconsistent with
this Ordinance are hereby repealed.
Section 2. Fee Schedule Adoption. The City hereby adopts the 2007-08 Master
Fee Schedule affixed hereto as Attachment “A” listing applicable fees and charges
which shall be charged and collected for those services enumerated.
Section 3. Separate Fee For Additional Process. All fees set by this Ordinance are
for each identified process; additional fees shall be required for each additional
process or service that is requested or required. Where fees are indicated on a per unit
of measurement basis, the fee is for each identified unit or portion thereof within the
indicated ranges of such units.
Section 4. Review. It is the intention of the City Council to review the fees and
charges adopted by this Ordinance on an annual basis based on the City’s next
annual budget and all the City’s costs reasonably borne as established at the time and,
if warranted, to revise such fees and charges based thereon.
Passed by the Council March 10, 2008 and approved by the Mayor
March 26, 2008.
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Regulation, Product or
Service
GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
Fee
Notes (Add'l Fees, Equipment, Etc.)
Community Development -- Planning
Annexation
Annexation - more than 1.00
acre
$3,418
Anexation - less than or
equal to 1.00 acre
$2,659
Appeals
Appeal-Land Use Action to
$100 + 1/2 original application fee but not
Council (Type III)
$0
more than $2,000.
Appeal-Land Use Action to
limited by state statute (ORS
Council (Type II)
$250 227.175(10)(b)).
Comprehensive Plan Amendments
more than 1.00 acre
$3,481
less than or equal to 1.00
acre
$3,133
Conditional Use
$3,591
Design Review
–under 1,000 sq. ft.
$2,177
–1,000-4,999 sq. ft.
$3,624
–5,000 to 24,99 sq. ft.
$6,326
–25,000 to 99,999 sq. ft.
$7,269
–100,000 to 199,999 sq. ft.
$10,279
–200,000 + sq. ft.
$14,397
Exception to Street ROW
and Improve (Type III)
$2,363
Formal Interpretation of the
WDO (5.104.03)
$1,759
$100 of application fee reduced if
application subject to pre-application
applied for within 90 days and Ordinances
Formal Pre-Application
Conference
$508
have not changed.
$615 plus Measure 56 notice costs, if applicable
Interpretation of Uses
Interpretation of Zoning
District Boundaries
$1,578 plus Measure 56 notice costs, if applicable
Manufactured Dwelling Park
–Preliminary Approval
$3,137
–Final Plan Approval
$1,081
Partition
–Preliminary Approval
$2,478
–Final Plat Approval
$1,238
Phasing Plan
$1,428
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Regulation, Product or
Fee
Notes (Add'l Fees, Equipment, Etc.)
Service
Community Development--continued
Planned Unit Development
–Preliminary Plan Approval
$2,985 plus $40 per lot
–Final Plat Approval
$2,585
Property Line Adjustments
$599
Resident Architectural Stds
Substitution
$358
Repair Corridr/Wetlds Over
Dist (RCWOD)
$446
Sign Ordinance Compliance Permit
–Type I
$85
–Type II
$385
Spec Condintl Use for a
Historically Significt Site
$1,148
Subdivision
–Preliminary Approval
$3,775 plus $40 per lot
–Final Plat Approval
$2,585
Telecom Facility Specific
Conditional Use
$2,188
Temp Outdoor Mkt and
Spec Event Permit
$157
Significant Tree Removal
Permit
$145
Variance
$2,432
Zone Map Amend
$3,074
Zoning Adjustment
$1,042
New Fees
Access Permit to public
ROW
$29
Addressing
$145 for first lot, plus $3 for each subsequent lot
Exception to Street standard
New de-regulation, previously Type III at
(Type II)
$1,197 $1,627
Regulation, Product or
Service
Fee
Notes (Add'l Fees, Equipment, Etc.)
Community Development--continued
Expedited Land Use
Review-Partition
$4,680 (statutory) [ORS 197.360]
Expedited Land Use
Review-Subdivision
$6,708 statutory
subject to staff availability and as allowed
by law for use. In additon to application
Expedited Review
$65 fees.
Renewal Authorization
$75
3rd and successive Final
Re-Inspection
$165
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3rd and successive
Submittal Review
Tree Credit
Land Use Compatibility
Statements
Fence Permit
Temporary Sign Permit
Business Registration
Review
Modification of Condition
GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
$265
Per tree in lieu of significant tree
$185 replacement
Original
fee
$100 plus 1/2 of original fee
Coordinate with Public Works Department
as primary review body.
Grading Permit
Planning counter and phone
inquiry service
(As amended by Ordinance 2443 passed June 25, 2008)
Regulation, Product or
Service
Fee
Notes (Add'l Fees, Equipment, Etc.)
Community Services -- Aquatic Center
General Admission
–infant (0-2 years)
$0.00
–youth (3-17)
$3.75
–adult (18-59)
$4.75
–honored citizens (60+)
$3.75
–family
$15.00 includes up to 2 adults & 3
kids
Group Admissions (10+ people)
–admission with party room rental (each) $2.40
10 or more people
–admission when booked in advance
$3.00
10 or more people
(each)
–admission not booked in advance
$3.25
10 or more people
(each)
Punch Cards (20 visits)
–youth (3-17)
$63.00
–adult (18-59)
$84.00
–honored citizens (60+)
$63.00
3-Month Pass
–youth (3-17)
$79.00
–adult (18-59)
$109.00
–honored citizens (60+)
$79.00
–family
$199.00
–joint pass with Everybody Fitness
$180.00
–joint pass with Everybody Fitness $160.00
honored
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Notes (Add'l Fees,
Regulation, Product or Service
Fee
Equipment, Etc.)
Community Services-- Aquatic Center continued
Reoccurring Monthly Pass (electronic funds transfer)
–youth (3-17)
$29.00
–adult (18-59)
$39.00
–honored citizens (60+)
$29.00
–family
$69.00
Group Memberships (generally
corporate)
–10+ individuals
$22.00 per month per member
–25+ individuals
$20.00 per month per member
–50+ individuals
$18.00 per month per member
Rentals
–lane rental (per hour)
$20.00
–private after hours (per hour)
$150.00 up to 25 people ($1.00 each
add’l)
–party room (per hour)
$30.00
–lane rental (per hour) - members
$15.00 discount for pass holders
–private after hours (per hour) - members $140.00 discount for pass holders
–party room (per hour) - members
$25.00 discount for pass holders
Lessons, Training, Swim Instruction
–group swimming lessons
$45.00 10 class session
–private swimming lessons
$160.00 10 lessons
–semi-private swimming lessons
$80.00 10 lessons with 3 students
–group swimming lessons (members)
$40.00
discount for pass holders
–private swimming lessons (members)
$140.00 discount for pass holders
–semi-private swimming lessons
$70.00
discount for pass holders
(members)
–lifeguard training
$150.00
–swim instructor training
$75.00
–jr. lifeguard training
$35.00
–aquatics day camp
$30.00
Other
–childcare (per hour)
$2.00
–locker rental (day use)
$0.00
–monthly locker rental
$15.00
–monthly locker rental (members)
$10.00
(Aquatic fees as amended by Ordinance 2511)
Regulation, Product or Service
Fee
Notes (Add'l Fees,
Equipment, Etc.)
Community Services--Parks
Park and Athletic Field Rentals Private
Field Prep Soccer, Softball,
Baseball
$40 per game
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Any Entire Park
Athletic Field Lighting
Burlingham Park Picnic
Centennial Park Ball Field
Centennial Park Youth
Soccer Field
Centennial Park Adult
Soccer Field
Legion Park Picnic
Legion Park Adult Soccer
Field
Settlemier Park Picnic
Settlemier Park Ball Field
Plaza
GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
$300
$15 per hour
$25
$25
$25
$25
$35
$25
$35
$25
$300
As amended by Ordinance 2452 Passed
Special Event Permit
$6,600 on May 11, 2009
Special Event Permit Add'l
Days
$4,000
Park and Athletic Field Rentals Commercial
Any Entire Park
$400
Athletic Field Lighting
$20 per hour
Burlingham Park Picnic
$45
Centennial Park Ball Field
$35
Centennial Park Youth
Soccer Field
$35
Centennial Park Adult
Soccer Field
$35
Legion Park Picnic
$55
Legion Park Adult Soccer
Field
$35
Settlemier Park Picnic
$55
Regulation, Product or
Service
Fee
Notes (Add'l Fees, Equipment, Etc.)
Community Services--Parks
Settlemier Park Ball Field
$35
Plaza
$400
Special Event Permit
$6,600
Special Event Permit Add'l
Days
$4,000
Recreation Programs
Adult Basketball
$63 per game
Adult Drop-In Sports Class
$3
varies, depending on distance of trip, this
fee only covers transportation costs.
Individuals are responsible for admission
Adult Trips
n/a to events, etc.
per term dependent upon agreement
After School Club
$100 w/WSD
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Senior Trips
Teen Programs
Youth Basketball
Youth Soccer
Youth T-Ball
Summer Day Camp
–per week
–all 9 weeks
Walt's Run
–Individual
–Family (5 people max)
Regulation, Product or
Service
GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
varies, depending on distance of trip, this
fee only covers transportation costs.
Individuals are responsible for admission
n/a to events, etc.
n/a depended on grant funding
$40
$40
$40
$75
$575
$15 Sponsor support $500 sponsorship
$50 Sponsor support $500 sponsorship
Fee
Notes (Add'l Fees, Equipment, Etc.)
Community Services--Library
Charge for Interlibrary Loan
(ILLs)
Fines for Overdue Library
Materials
$0.25 per day $.25/day, max=replacement cost
Key Ring Cards,
Replacement Cards
$2 per card (established by CCRLS)
Lost Books and Materials
list price
Non-Resident Borrowing Card
--Inside CCRLS
$60
--Outside CCRLS
$75
Printing
$0.05 per page
Color Printing
$0.75
charged per hour for room use after
business hours in addtion to room use fee,
Room Use Monitor Fee
$40 only for groups charging admission $80
per hour, during business hours, only for
Use of Carnegie Room
$16 groups charging admission
per hour, during business hours, only for
Use of Multi-Purpose room
$20 groups charging admission $16
Regulation, Product or
Service
Fee
Notes (Add'l Fees, Equipment, Etc.)
Finance
fee charged per page side (plus a research
fee of $41/ hour, charged to the nearest
1/4 hour only for complex duplicative
requests requiring over 1/4 hour research).
Copy Fees (documents
additional charges may be added for
including fax & e-mail)
$0.05 postage and handling, if necessary.
fee charged per tape (plus a research fee
of $41/ hour, charged to the nearest 1/4
Copy Fees (tapes)
$3 hour only for complex duplicative requests
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Copy of the Budget
Liquor License
--new (all types)
--change in
ownership/location/privilege
--renewal (all types)
--temporary/special event
liquor license
Lien Filing
Lien Search Fees
NSF Check (Avoidance)
NSF Check (1st and 2nd)
NSF Check (3rd)
Public Dance Permit
Solicitors' License
--new
--renewal
Sound Amplification
Permit
Regulation, Product or
Service
Archived Records Retrieval
Computer Records Scan
Fingerprinting (for SD)
Investigation for private
parties
Nuisance Abatement
–first hour
–each add'l hour or
fraction
Administrative Fee
Processing Compact Disk
Prints
Processing Photo Prints
Tow Uninsured Vehicle
Police/Traffic Accident
Report
Vegetation Abatement
–first hour
–each add'l hour or
fraction thereof
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GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
requiring over 1/4 hour research).
additional charges may be added for
postage and handling, if necessary.
$0 budget provided for free to public
$244 plus noticing costs in the event of a denial
$75 plus noticing costs in the event of a denial
$136 plus noticing costs in the event of a denial
$35 plus noticing costs in the event of a denial
$34
$25
payment to avoid water shut-off (in
$10 addition to check fee)
$25
$30
$143
$102
$45
$33
Fee
Notes (Add'l Fees, Equipment, Etc.)
Police
$19
$19
$29 fee charged per person
$87
$159
contractor
costs
10% of the
total actual Fee shall be a minimum of $75 and shall
cost
not exceed $1,000.
$58
$14
$150
$23
$120
$58
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Regulation, Product or
Service
Fee
Notes (Add'l Fees, Equipment, Etc.)
Public Works
Construction Permit for Work in the ROW
limited by statute, 5% of cost but not less
–under $5,000
n/a than $10
–$5,000 - $25,000
n/a limited by statute, plus 4% over $5,000
–$25,000 - $100,000
n/a limited by statute, plus 3% over $25,000
–over $100,000
n/a limited by statute, plus 2% over $100,000
Weep Holes--First
$67
Weep Holes--Each
Additional
$34
Sewer Tap
$202
Water Service Installation Charges
–1" line and 5/8" meter
$284
–1" line and meter
$284
–1-1/2" line and meter
$1,134
–2" line and meter
$1,134
costs based on actual cost of installation
for labor and materials, plus 15% of said
cost for administrative and overhead
–3" and larger line and
meter
n/a expense
Utility Late Fees
Delinquent balance-first
notice
$10
Delinquent balance-second
notic
$10
Restore disconncected
service
$25
for reasons other than non-payment
(excludes emergency such as waterline or
Turn off/onn
$35 equipment breakage)
Curb Cuts
$134 fee for two cuts
Approaches
$2 fee charged per foot
Regulation, Product or
Service
Fee
Notes (Add'l Fees, Equipment, Etc.)
Public Works--continued
fee charged per $1,000 valuation on
T&E
$1 building permit
Charge for Leak Adjustment
deducted from total credit of leak
Service
$49 adjustment [Ordinance 1866]
charges are based on actual cost of
replacement locks/meters ctu or damaged
by users, and labor cost for staff to replace
Charge for Lock
Removal/Meter Damage
n/a items
B&W Copies--24" x 36" (full
sheet)
$12
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B & W Copies--18" x 24"
(half sheet)
$12
24" x 36" (Aerials, Ward
Maps, 1"=800' City Maps,
Plotted)
$25
Monthly Water Service Related Charges
Deposit Application for 5/8"
lines (Resident} [Ord 1965]
$75
Other Deposit Amount
–1"
$90
–1-1/2"
$125
–2"
$150
–3"
$170
–4"
$275
–6"
$540
–8"
$600
Bulk Water Rate
$30
Meter Error (when customer requests the city to test the meter serving
individual's premises [Ordinance 1866]
–5/8"-3/4"
$35
Regulation, Product or
Service
Fee
Notes (Add'l Fees, Equipment, Etc.)
Public Works--continued
Meter Error--continued
–1"
$71
–1-1/2"
$71
–2"
$106
–3"
$106
–4"
$142
–6"
$177
–8"
$213
Outside City Surcharge for
Water Charges [Ord 1965]
n/a
Hardship Relief [Ordinance
1965]
n/a
Hydrant Relocation
n/a
Street Vacation Request
$572
City of Woodburn, Building Division
Commercial, Industrial, Public, and Multi-Family Permit and Plan Review Fees
(All Permits Except One- and Two-Family Building and Mechanical Permits)
Effective August 11, 2011
Service
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Fee
Notes (Additional Fees, Units, etc.)
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Service
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Fee
Notes (Additional Fees, Units, etc.)
Building and Mechanical Permit Valuations (includes fire suppression and fire alarm permits):
$1.00 to $2000.00
$2001.00 to $25,000.00
$25,001.00 to $50,000.00
$50,001.00 to $100,000.00
$100,001.00 and up
$97.50
$97.50
minimum permit fee.
for the first $2,000, plus $11.10 for each additional
$1,000.00 or fraction thereof, to and including
$25,000.
$352.50 for the first $25,000, plus $9.30 for each additional
$1,000.00 or fraction thereof, to and including
$50,000.
$585.00 for the first $50,000, plus $6.00 for each additional
$1,000.00 or fraction thereof, to and including
$100,000.
$885.00 for the first $100,000, plus $5.50 for each additional
$1,000.00 or fraction thereof.
Note 1: The mechanical valuation includes the cost of all equipment and installation costs.
Note 2: The building valuation shall be the greater of the ICC Building Valuation Data Table current as of
April 1 of each year or the valuation as provided by the applicant.
Building and Mechanical Plan Review Fees (includes fire suppression and fire alarm permits):
Plan Review (Building and Mechanical)
100% of permit fee.
Plan Review (Fire- and Life-Safety)
65%
of building permit fee.
Additional Plan Review
$100
minimum one hour, charged per hour.
(required by changes, additions, or
revisions to approved plans)
Additional Plan Review
$100
minimum one hour, charged per hour.
(prior to permit approval, charged after the
second plan review)
(The fees listed above do not include the State of Oregon permit fee surcharge or
the statewide code development, training, and monitoring fee for manufactured
dwellings or the school district construction excise tax.)
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City of Woodburn, Building Division
One- and Two-Family Building Permit and Plan Review Fees
Effective August 11, 2011
Service
Fee
Notes (Additional Fees, Units, etc.)
One- and Two-Family Dwelling Building Permit Valuations:
$1.00 to $2000.00
$2001.00 to $25,000.00
$25,001.00 to $50,000.00
$50,001.00 to $100,000.00
$100,001.00 and up
$67.00
$67.00
minimum permit fee.
for the first $2,000, plus $7.62 for each additional
$1,000.00 or fraction thereof, to and including
$25,000.
$242.00 for the first $25,000, plus $6.40 for each additional
$1,000.00 or fraction thereof, to and including
$50,000.
$402.00 for the first $50,000, plus $4.12 for each additional
$1,000.00 or fraction thereof, to and including
$100,000.
$608.00 for the first $100,000, plus $3.55 for each additional
$1,000.00 or fraction thereof.
Note 1: The building valuation for new construction and additions shall be based on the ICC Building
Valuation Data Table current as of April 1 of each year.
One- and Two-Family Dwelling Carport, Covered Porch, Patio, and Deck:
The square footage of a carport, covered porch, patio, or deck shall be calculated separately at fifty (50)
percent of the value of a private garage from the most current ICC Building Valuation Data table.
One- and Two-Family Dwelling Addition, Alteration, and Repairs:
Permit fees shall be calculated based on the fair market value as determined by the building official and
then applying the valuation to the permit fee table.
One- and Two-Family Dwelling Building Plan Review Fees:
Plan Review (One- and Two-Family
85%
of building permit fee.
Dwelling)
Additional Plan Review
$100
minimum one hour, charged per hour.
(required by changes, additions, or
revisions to approved plans)
Additional Plan Review
$100
minimum one hour, charged per hour.
(prior to permit approval, charged after the
second plan review)
(The fees listed above do not include the State of Oregon permit fee surcharge or the
statewide code development, training, and monitoring fee for manufactured dwellings or
the school district construction excise tax.)
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City of Woodburn Building Division
One- and Two-Family Dwelling Mechanical Fees
(Includes Manufactured Homes)
Effective August 11, 2011
ITEM
Fee
(per appliance/equipment)
Heating & Cooling (includes relocation)
Gas Connections (unlimited number of connections)
$25.00
Furnace including ductwork & vent (forced air)
$25.00
Air Conditioner, Heat Pump, or Evaporative Cooler
$25.00
Unit Heater (suspended, recessed wall, floor
mounted)
Air Handling Unit
$25.00
Fireplace / Insert / Stove / Log Lighter / Decorative
Fireplace
Boiler (Gas Connection and Venting Only)
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
Venting (includes relocation)
Range Hood
$25.00
Bath Fan
$25.00
Clothes Dryer Exhaust
$25.00
Exhaust Fan
$25.00
Water Heater Venting
$25.00
Miscellaneous (includes relocation)
Barbecue
Other Equipment or Appliance not Listed above
Minimum Permit Fee
$25.00
$25.00
$90.00
(The fees listed above do not include the State of Oregon permit fee surcharge or the
statewide code development, training, and monitoring fee for manufactured dwellings or
the school district construction excise tax.)
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Specialty Program Fees:
Deferred Submittals (Plan Review)
100%
Phased Permits (Plan Review)
20%
Master Plan Review Fee
100%
Administrative Fee for Processing State of
Oregon Master Plans or Plans Reviewed
by a Third Party Plans Examiner
10%
Expedited Plan Review
Inspection Fees:
Inspections Outside Normal Hours
Re-Inspections (for which no fee
specifically indicated)
Inspections (for which no fee specifically
indicated)
Other Fees:
Investigation Fee
Temporary Certificate of Occupancy
Change of Occupancy
of permit fee calculated using the value of the
deferred portion of the project, with a minimum fee of
$300.00. This fee is in addition to the building or
mechanical permit fee. A separate fee is assessed
for each deferred submittal of the project.
of building permit fee calculated using the value of
the entire project, plus $300.00 up to a maximum fee
of $1,500.00. This fee is in addition to the permit
fee. A separate fee is assessed for each phase of
the project.
of building permit fee for first plan and 45% of
building permit fee for each separate review of same
construction plan.
of building permit fee with a minimum fee of $200.00
$150.00 charged per hour, in addition to the calculated plan
review fee.
$150
$100
charged per hour (minimum 2 hours).
charged per hour (minimum 1 hour).
$100
charged per hour (minimum 1 hour).
150%
of permit fee, fee is in addition to the permit fee with
a minimum fee of $300.00.
$300.00 Issued for 30 days, $100 for each 30 day reissue.
$100.00 charged per hour, minimum fee of two hours.
Stand Alone Residential Sprinkler System Fees:
Square Footage
Fee
0 to 2,000 square feet
$450.00
2,001 to 3,600 square feet
$600.00
3,601 to 7,200 square feet
$750.00
7,200 square feet and above
$900.00
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Manufactured Dwelling and Cabana Installation Permits:
A single fee is charged for the set-up of manufactured homes. This single fee includes the concrete slab,
runners, or foundations when they comply with the prescriptive requirements of the Oregon Manufactured
Dwelling standard, electrical feeder and plumbing connections, and all cross-over connections.
Decks, other accessory structures, and foundations that do not comply with the prescriptive requirements of
the Oregon Manufactured Dwelling and Park Specialty Code, utility connections beyond 30 lineal feet, new
electrical services or additional branch circuits, new plumbing, and other such items that fall under the
building code require separate permits.
Installation Permit
$370.00
Earthquake- and wind-resistant bracing
$130.00
systems
Reinspections
$130.00
Camp and Park Permits:
The fees for each permit issued for the construction, addition, or alteration of a manufactured dwelling park,
recreational vehicle park, or organizational camp developed shall be calculated using the valuation of the
work and the most recently adopted commercial building permit valuation table.
Plan Review
100% of permit fee.
Excavation and Grading Permits:
The fee for an excavation and grading permit shall be calculated using the valuation of the work and the
most recently adopted commercial building permit valuation table.
Plan Review
100% of permit fee.
Demolition Permits:
The fee for a demolition permit shall be calculated using the valuation of the work and the most recently
adopted building permit valuation table.
Plan Review
100% of permit fee.
Residential Roof-Top Solar System Fees:
Prescriptive system
Fee
$300.00 Flat fee, includes one inspection.
Engineered system
Building Permit Fee
100%
Plan Review Fee
100%
Building Permit Fee is based on the valuation using
the residential building permit valuation table.
of permit fee calculated using the valuation of the
project, with a minimum fee of $300.00.
of permit fee for plan review.
(The fees listed above do not include the State of Oregon permit fee surcharge or the
statewide code development, training, and monitoring fee for manufactured dwellings or
the school district construction excise tax.)
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ORDINANCE NO. 2491
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A PUBLIC ART MURAL PROGRAM; CREATING THE
WOODBURN PUBLIC ART MURAL COMMITTEE AND PROVIDING FOR A PROCESS
FOR THE CITY’S CONSIDERATION OF PUBLIC ART MURALS
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Approval by Woodburn Public Art Mural Committee. No person
shall commence creation of any public mural without first obtaining approval
from the Woodburn Public Art Mural Committee and agreeing to donate the
mural to the City of Woodburn as provided in this Ordinance. Murals that are
created or exist without approval from the Woodburn Public Art Mural
Committee or are inconsistent with the conditions of approval from the
Woodburn Public Art Mural Committee are not public art murals and are subject
to the regulations contained in the Woodburn Development Ordinance and
other applicable ordinances.
Section 2. Creation of Woodburn Public Art Mural Committee. The
Woodburn Public Art Mural Committee (“the Committee”) is hereby created by
the Woodburn City Council and is delegated power and authority pursuant to
this Ordinance.
Section 3. Composition of Woodburn Public Art Mural Committee.
A. The Woodburn Public Art Mural Committee shall consist of five members
appointed by the Mayor to a full or unexpired term, and confirmed by the City
Council. Any vacancy in the Committee shall be filled by appointment by the
Mayor with the consent of the City Council for the unexpired portion of the term.
B. The Woodburn Public Art Mural Committee shall consist of two City Councilors,
two members who have experience, training or expertise in the visual arts, art
history, art criticism, or art education; and one at-large member.
C. All members of the Committee shall be legal residents of the City of
Woodburn. Except that the two members who have experience, training or
expertise in the visual arts, art history, art criticism, or art education may reside
outside the Woodburn city limits.
Section 4. Terms of Office.
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A. The terms of office of each Committee member shall be three years, or until
a successor is appointed and qualified. The terms of Committee members shall
be staggered so that the term of office of not more than two members will
expire in the same year. The terms of office shall expire at midnight on
December 31.
B. Members of the Committee shall receive no compensation for their services.
Section 5. Organization of the Committee.
A. The Committee shall elect a Chair and a Vice Chair.
B. The Economic and Development Services Director shall serve as Secretary to
the Committee.
The Secretary, supported by other city staff, shall provide
notice of public meetings and public hearings, and keep minutes of all
proceedings of the Committee in accordance with state law and city
ordinances.
C. Three members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum.
D. The regular meeting place of the Committee shall be at Woodburn City Hall.
E. Meetings of the Committee shall be convened by the Chair of the Committee
or by the Economic and Development Services Director.
Section 6. Functions and Duties of the Committee. The Woodburn Public
Art Mural Committee is delegated the authority pursuant to this Ordinance to
select, acquire, receive, document and register public art murals on behalf of
the City of Woodburn.
Section 7. Public Art Mural Selection Criteria.
A. The Woodburn Public Art Mural Committee shall consider and apply the
following selection criteria in selecting and acquiring public art murals:
1. Strength of artist's concept for, and originality of, proposed public art
mural,
2. Demonstrated craftsmanship of artist,
3. Appropriateness of scale of the public art mural to the wall on which
the proposed public art mural will be painted/attached,
4. Appropriateness of the scale of the public art mural to the surrounding
neighborhood,
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5. Architectural, geographical, socio-cultural and/or historical relevance
of the public art mural to the site,
6. General support/advocacy for the public art mural from the building
owner/user, surrounding neighborhood, adjacent businesses, and arts
community,
7. Ability to complete the proposed public art mural,
8. The proposed public art mural will not be located on a single family
dwelling, duplex, or multi-family dwelling, as used in this subsection, single
family dwellings, duplexes, or multi family dwellings does not include
mixed-use buildings which contain a single family dwelling, duplex, or
multi-family dwellings.
9. The proposed public art mural will not contain electrical components,
three
dimensional structural elements; employ electrical lights as
part of the image,
moving structural elements, flashing or sequential
lighting, interior lighting elements, any automated method that causes
movement, or any method that causes periodic changes in the
appearance of the public mural or changes the mural image or message,
10. The proposed public art mural will be located in a manner that is
visible to the public.
Section 8. Public Art Mural Application. An application for the proposed
public art mural will be submitted on a form prepared by the Economic and
Development Services Director. The application will include the location,
materials, size/dimensions, written description of the mural, and an explanation
of how the mural meets the selection criteria specified in this Ordinance. In
addition, an Easement Agreement shall be submitted that includes: a legal
description of the property upon which the mural will be placed, a sketch of the
Public Art Mural as it will be placed on the property, proof of ownership of the
property (i.e. a copy of the deed), and proof of identity of the person who has
the authority to sign the easement.
Section 9. Public Art Mural Application Fee. The application fee for a
proposed public art mural is initially set by the City Council at $500. This fee may
be adjusted as by the City Council as appropriate as part of the Master Fee
Schedule.
Section 10. Easement Automatic Renewal. The approval and
acceptance of each public art mural shall be contingent upon the
conveyance of a public mural easement to the City from the owner of the
building upon which the public mural will be located. The easement shall be for
a period of seven years and shall automatically renew and continue for
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successive seven year terms unless it is terminated by either party within thirty
days after the expiration of any seven year term.
Section 11. Termination of Easement by Building Owner. The easement
may be terminated by the Building Owner at any time with the City’s written
consent upon the Building Owner’s showing of any of the following: (i) that the
property is to be sold and the buyer requires removal of the easement as a
condition of the purchase and sale; or (ii) that the property is to be refinanced
and the lender requires removal of the easement as a condition of the
refinancing; or (iii) that the property is to be substantially remodeled or altered in
a way that precludes continued maintenance of the Public Art Mural; or (iv)
that circumstances have materially changed and the continued existence of
the easement or maintenance of the Public Art Mural substantially impedes the
Building Owner’s reasonable use and enjoyment of the property. The City shall
not unreasonably withhold consent to termination upon the Building Owner’s
satisfactory demonstration of any of the foregoing conditions of termination.
Section 12. Termination of Easement by City. The City may terminate the
easement at any time at its sole discretion upon thirty days written notice should
the Building Owner fail to substantially perform its obligations under the Public Art
Mural Easement Agreement.
Section 13. Notice of Public Hearing. The Committee shall hold a public
hearing on the proposed public art mural. Written notice of a public hearing
shall be published once in a newspaper of general circulation and shall be
posted on the building where the public mural will be placed. Public notice shall
be given no later than thirty days before the public hearing. The notice shall
explain the purpose of the hearing, and state that the public mural application
is available for inspection at the office of the Economic and Development
Services Director.
Section 14. Public Hearing. At the public hearing, any interested person
shall be afforded the opportunity to speak or to present written evidence to the
Committee.
Section 15. Final Decision. After the conclusion of the public hearing, the
Committee shall deliberate and make a final decision of the proposed public
art mural. The final decision by the Committee shall be in written form and shall
contain findings and conclusions explaining how the public art mural selection
criteria were applied to the application.
Section 16. Notice of Final Decision. The Committee shall provide notice
of its final decision to the applicant and all persons who presented testimony or
submitted written evidence at the public hearing.
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Section 17. Judicial Review of Final Decision. The final decision of the
Committee is not a land use decision and is reviewable exclusively by Writ of
Review filed in the Marion County Circuit Court as provided in ORS 34.010 to ORS
34.102.
Passed by the Council August 13, 2012 and approved by the Mayor
August 29, 2012.
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ORDINANCE NO. 1795
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FEES FOR WORK IN PUBLIC
RIGHT-OF-WAY; AND PROVIDING FOR DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS.
THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF WOODBURN DO ORDAIN:
Section 1.
Permits. All street, water, sewer and storm drain service
connections, installations, and alterations and franchisee installations and alterations,
other than those activities exempted by Section 7 of this ordinance, in the City of
Woodburn right-of-way shall require a permit from the City. The application shall be
filed with the Public Works Department and at the time of issuance of the permit a fee
shall be paid as outlined in Section 3 of this ordinance. No permit fee is required for
those exempted by Section 4 or by Section 7 of this ordinance.
Section 2.
Engineering Plan. Each type of construction project, such as water
or sewer, will constitute a separate project. An engineering plan shall be required and
reviewed by the City on all major construction projects before a permit can be issued.
There shall be no charge for the engineering plan review and approval.
Section 3.
be as follows:
Fees. The construction permit charge in the City of Woodburn shall
Cost
Fee
Under $5,000
$ 5,000 - $25,000
$25,000 - $100,000
Over $100,000
5% of cost but not less than $10
$ 250 + 4% over $ 5,000
$1,000 + 3% over $ 25,000
$3,000 + 2% over $100,000
Section 4.
Franchisee Exemption. Franchisees will not be required to pay a
permit fee, however, a percentage of the franchise fee shall be diverted to Public
Works to cover the cost of permit, plan review and general inspection process.
Section 5.
Public Works Technical Fund. Starting in the fiscal year 1983-84,
and thereafter each succeeding year, the City Recorder shall transfer an amount equal
to 4 percent (4%) of the franchise fee from telephone, electric, natural gas, and cable
television to the Public Works Technical Fund, at the time of receipt. [Section 5 as
amended by Ordinance No. 1805, passed January 10, 1983.]
Section 6.
Construction Permit Fees Fund All payments received by the City
under the provisions of Section 3 of this ordinance shall be deposited in, and credited
to, the Construction Permit Fees Fund of the City of Woodburn, and used by the Public
Works Department for engineering inspection and related activities.
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Section 7.
(1)
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Exemptions. The City may not require a construction permit fee on:
Construction activity performed by City crews.
(2)
Certain construction activities not involving underground main extensions
by a franchisee.
(3)
Wheelchair ramp construction.
(4)
Construction activities outside improved portions of street and/or activities
covered by other City fees.
Section 8.
Materials and Methods. Only City approved materials and
methods will be used on a project during excavation and fill in the public right-of-way.
Section 9.
Inspections. A minimum of 24 hours notice shall be provided to the
City to inspect an approved construction project.
Section 10. Interpretation and Enforcement. Interpretation and enforcement of
this ordinance shall be the responsibility of the City Engineer.
Section 11. Civil Infraction Assessment. A violation of any provision of this
ordinance constitutes a class 1 civil infraction and shall be dealt with according to the
procedures established by Ordinance 1998. [Section 11 as amended by Ordinance
2008, passed October 24, 1988.]
Passed by the Council November 4, 1982, and approved by the Mayor
November 9, 1982.
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ORDINANCE NO. 1917
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE CONSTRUCTION, ALTERATION AND REPAIR OF
SIDEWALKS.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
mean:
Section 1.
(1)
Definitions. Unless the context requires otherwise, the following
Person. A natural person, firm, corporation or other legal entity.
(2)
Sidewalks. The part of the street right-of-way or an easement which
contains a walking structure between the curb lines on the pavement or gravel edge of
a roadway and the adjacent property lines, including the driveway approach.
(3)
Major construction. Work that requires new construction or alteration and
repair of more than 50% of the existing or future sidewalk area.
(4)
Minor construction. Work that requires alteration or repair of less than 50%
of the existing sidewalk area.
Section 2.
Duty to Repair Sidewalks. The owner of land adjoining a city street
shall maintain in good repair the adjacent sidewalk whenever it becomes damaged or
deteriorated in any way.
Section 3.
Liability for Sidewalk Injuries.
(1)
The owner of real property responsible for maintaining the adjacent
sidewalk shall be liable to any person injured because of failure of the owner to
maintain the sidewalk in good condition.
(2)
If the City is required to pay damages for an injury to persons or property
caused by the failure of a person to perform the duty which this ordinance imposes, the
person shall reimburse the City for the amount of damages thus paid and the attorney
fees and costs of defending against the claim of damages. The City may maintain an
action in a court of competent jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this section.
Section 4.
Standards and Specifications. Sidewalks shall be constructed,
altered and repaired in accordance with City standards and specifications.
Section 5.
Submission of Plans. No person shall construct, alter or repair a
sidewalk within the City without first making application for a permit and submitting the
plans for the proposed work. The application shall be made to the City Engineer's
office, and all applicable standards and specifications established under Section 4 shall
be met by the plans, and thereafter the City Engineer or designee may issue a permit
for the proposed work. There will be no charge for the permit.
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Section 6.
Supervision of Work. The property owner or agent thereof, may
perform construction, alteration or repair of sidewalks after obtaining a permit from the
City Engineer's office. The City Engineer or designee may inspect any materials and
construction details as in the Engineer's judgment may be necessary to insure
compliance with the applicable standards and specifications.
Section 7.
Notice to Repair or Make Alterations.
(1)
When major construction is involved the Council shall, by motion, direct
the City Engineer to issue a notice.
(2)
When minor construction is involved and the repair or alteration is brought
to the City Engineer's attention, the Engineer may issue a notice directly.
(3)
The notice shall require the owner of the property adjacent to the
sidewalk to complete the work within 60 days after service of notice. The notice shall
also state that if the work is not completed by the owner within the 60-day time period,
the City may complete it and assess the cost against the property adjacent to the
sidewalk.
(4)
The City Engineer shall cause a copy of the notice to be served upon the
owner of the property adjacent to the sidewalk, or the notice may be served by
registered or certified mail, return receipt requested. If after diligent search the owner is
not discovered, the City Engineer shall cause a copy of the notice to be posted in a
conspicuous place on the property, and such posting shall have the same effect as
service of notice by mail or by personal service upon the owner of the property.
(5)
The person serving the notice shall file with the Recorder a statement
stating the time, place and manner of service of notice.
Section 8.
City May Alter or Repair Sidewalk. If the sidewalk alteration or
repair is not completed within 60 days after service of the notice, the City may
complete it. Upon completion of the project, the City Engineer shall submit a report to
the Council. The report shall contain an itemized statement of the cost of the work.
Section 9.
Assessment for Sidewalk Work Done by City. Upon receipt of the
report, the Council, by ordinance, shall assess the cost of the work against the property
adjacent to the sidewalk. The assessment shall be a lien against the property and may
be collected in the same manner as is provided for the collection of street
improvement assessments.
Section 10. Sidewalk Construction Requested by the Property Owner. If a
property owner petitions the Council for an order to build a sidewalk on the part of the
street abutting his or her property, agrees to pay cash or to make application to pay
the cost in installations as provided by the Bancroft Bonding Act (ORS 223.205 to
223.295), waives the right of service and publication of notice of construction, and
consents to the assessment of the property upon which the sidewalk abuts, the Council
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may order the construction of the requested sidewalk, if in its judgment the sidewalk
should be built.
Section 11. Penalty. A violation of any section of this ordinance constitutes a
class 1 civil infraction and shall be handled according to the procedures established by
ordinance relating to civil infractions.
Section 12. Severability. Each portion of this ordinance constitutes a class 1
civil infraction and shall be handled according to the procedures established by
ordinance relating to civil infractions.
Section 13.
Repeal. Ordinance No. 778 (enacted February 3, 1942) is repealed.
Passed by the Council July 8, 1985 and approved by the Mayor July 9, 1985.
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ORDINANCE 2105
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING PROCEDURES FOR LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS AND SPECIAL
ASSESSMENTS; REPEALING ORDINANCE 1879, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Initiating Improvements.
(1)
When the Council considers it necessary to require that improvements to
a street, sewer, water facility, sidewalk, parking, curbing, drain or other public
improvement defined in ORS 223.387 be paid for in whole or in part by special
assessment according to benefits conferred, the Council shall declare by resolution that
it intends to make the improvement and direct the City Engineer to make a survey of
the improvement and a written report.
(2)
When owners of two-thirds of the property that will benefit specially by
improvements defined in subsection (1) request by written petition that the Council
initiate an improvement, the Council shall declare by resolution that it intends to make
the improvement and direct the City Engineer to make a survey of the improvement
and a written report.
Section 2.
Engineer's Report.
limited to, the following:
The Engineer's report may contain, but is not
(1)
A map or plat showing the general nature, location and extent of the
proposed improvement and the land to be assessed for payment of the cost.
(2)
Plans, preliminary sketches and estimates of work to be done. If the
proposed project is to be carried out in cooperation with another governmental
agency, the Engineer may adopt plans, specifications and estimates of that agency.
(3)
An estimate of probable cost of the improvement, including legal,
administrative and engineering cost.
(4)
An estimate of unit cost of the improvement to the benefited properties,
per square foot, per front foot, or another unit of cost.
(5)
A recommendation concerning the method of assessment to be used to
arrive at a fair apportionment of the whole or a portion of the cost of the improvement
to the benefited properties.
(6)
A description of each lot, parcel of land, or portion of land to be
benefited, with names of the record owners and, when readily available, names of
contract purchasers, as shown on books and records of the Marion County Tax
Department. To describe each lot or parcel or land under provisions of this section, it
shall be sufficient to use the tax account number assigned to the property by the tax
department or shown on books and records of the Marion County Clerk.
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(7)
A recommendation regarding the rate of interest, but it shall be as the
governing body may determine based on a certain percent per annum, to be paid on
assessments bonded under the Bancroft Bonding Act and ORS Chapter 223.
Section 3.
Action on Engineer's Report. After reviewing the Engineer's report,
the Council may approve the report, modify the report and approve it as modified,
require the Engineer to supply additional or different information for the improvement,
or abandon the improvement.
Section 4.
Resolution and Notice of Hearing. After the Council has approved
the Engineer's report as submitted or modified, the Council shall declare by resolution
that it intends to make the improvement and direct the Recorder to give notice of the
Council's intention by two publications, one week apart, in a newspaper of general
circulation in the city. The notice shall contain the following:
(1)
That the Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed improvement
on a specified date, which shall be not less than 10 days after the first publication of
notice, at which objections and remonstrances to the improvement will be heard by
the Council; and that action on any proposed public improvement, except a sidewalk
or except an improvement unanimously declared by the Council to be needed at
once because of an emergency, shall be suspended for six months upon written
remonstrance thereto by the owners of a majority of the land to be specially assessed
therefor.
(2)
A description of the property to be benefited by the improvement,
owners of the property as shown on the books and records of the Marion County Tax
Department, as the Engineer's estimate of total cost of the improvement to be paid by
special assessment to benefited properties.
For purposes of this subsection it shall be sufficient to describe the property to be
benefited by a metes and bounds description or by the tax account number assigned
to the property and used by the Marion County Tax Department or the subdivision lot
and block number or the book and page designations shown on books and records of
the Marion County Clerk.
Section 5.
Manner of Doing Work. The Council may at its discretion provide
that the construction work may be done in whole or in part by the City, by contract, by
another governmental agency, or by a combination of the above.
Section 6.
Ordinance of Approval or Abandonment of Improvement. The
Council may by ordinance at the time of the hearing or within 90 days thereafter, order
the improvement carried out in accordance with the resolution, modify the proposed
improvement, or, if the project was initiated by Council motion and not by petition of
property owners, abandon the improvement.
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Section 7.
Call for Bids. The City may advertise for bids for construction of all
or any part of the improvement project on the basis of the Council-approved report
and before the passage of the resolution, or after the passage of the resolution and
before the public hearing on the proposed improvement, or at any time after the
public hearing; provided however, that no contract shall be let until after the public
hearing has been held to hear remonstrances and oral objection to the proposed
improvement.
Section 8.
Method of Assessment and Alternative Methods of Financing.
(1)
The Council, in adopting a method of assessing the cost of the
improvement, may:
(a)
Use any just and reasonable method to determine the extent of
any improvement district consistent with the benefits derived.
(b)
Use any just and reasonable method of apportioning the sum to be
assessed among the benefited properties.
(c)
Authorize payment by the City of all or part of the cost of an
improvement when in the opinion of the Council the topographical or physical
conditions, unusual or excessive public travel, or other character of the work involved
warrants only partial payment or no payment of the cost by the benefited property.
(2)
Nothing contained in this section shall preclude the Council from using
other means of financing improvements, including federal and state grant-in-aid, sewer
charges or fees, revenue bonds, general obligation bonds, or other legal means of
finance. If other means of financing are used, the Council may levy special
assessments according to benefits derived to cover any remaining part of the cost.
Section 9.
Final Assessment Ordinance.
(1)
If the Council caused the public improvement to be made and the
actual cost has been determined, upon completion of the project the Council shall
determine whether the benefited property shall bear all or a portion of the cost. The
Recorder or other person designated by the Council shall prepare the final assessment
for each lot within the assessment district and file the assessments in the Recorders
office.
(2)
Notice of the proposed assessment shall be published and mailed or
personally delivered to the owner of each lot proposed to be assessed at the address
shown on the Marion County Tax Assessor's rolls. The notice shall state the amount of
final assessment on the property and fix a date by which time any objections shall be
filed with the Recorder and the date and time set for the public hearing at which the
Council will hear objections. An objection shall state the grounds for the objection.
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(3)
At the hearing the Council shall consider the objections and may adopt,
correct, modify or revise the assessment against each lot in the district according to
special peculiar benefits accruing to it from the improvement.
Section 10.
Notice of Assessment.
(1)
Within 10 days after the ordinance levying assessments has been passed,
the Recorder shall send a notice of assessment to the owner of the assessed property
by registered or certified mail and public notice of the assessment twice in a
newspaper of general circulation in the city. The first publication of notice shall be not
later than 20 days after the date of assessment ordinance.
(2)
The notice of assessment shall include the name of the property owner, a
description of the assessed property, the amount of the assessment, and the date of
the assessment ordinance and shall state that interest will begin to run on the
assessment and the property will be subject to foreclosure unless the owner either
makes application to pay the assessment in installments within 10 days after the date of
the first publication of notice or pays the assessment in full within 30 days after the date
of the assessment ordinance.
Section 11.
Lien Record and Foreclosure Proceedings.
(1)
After passage of the assessment ordinance, the Recorder shall enter into
the docket of liens a statement of the amount assessed on each lot, parcel of land or
portion of land, description of the improvement, names of property owners, and the
date of the assessment ordinance. Upon entry in the lien docket, the amounts shall
become liens and charges on the lots, parcels of land or portions of land that have
been assessed for improvement.
(2)
Assessment liens of the City shall be superior and prior to all other liens or
encumbrances on property insofar as state law permits.
(3)
The City may enter a bid on property being offered at a foreclosure sale.
The City bid shall be prior to all bids except those made by persons who would be
entitled under state law to redeem the property.
Section 12. Errors in Assessment Calculations. Claimed errors in the calculation
of assessments shall be called to the attention of the Recorder, who shall determine
whether there has been an error. If there has been an error, the Recorder shall
recommend to the Council an amendment to the assessment ordinance to correct the
error. On enactment of the amendment, the Recorder shall make the necessary
correction in the docket of liens and send a correct notice of assessment by registered
or certified mail.
Section 13. Supplemental Assessments.
If a supplemental assessment is
required pursuant to Section 18 of this ordinance, the Council may declare the
insufficiency by motion and prepare a proposed supplemental assessment. The
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Council shall set a time for hearing objections to the supplemental assessment and
direct the City Recorder to publish one notice in a newspaper of general circulation in
the city. After the hearing, the Council shall make a just and equitable supplemental
assessment by ordinance, which shall be entered in the docket of liens as provided by
Section 11. Notice of the supplemental assessment shall be published and mailed, and
collection of the assessment shall be made in accordance with Sections 10 and 11.
Section 14. Rebates. If a rebate is required pursuant to Section 18 of this
ordinance, the Council shall ascertain and declare the excess by ordinance. When
declared, the excess amounts must be entered on the lien docket as a credit on the
appropriate assessment. If an assessment has been paid, the person who paid it or that
person's legal representative shall be entitled to payment of the rebate credit.
Section 15.
Remedies.
(1)
Subject to curative provisions of Section 17 and rights of the city to
reassess as provided in Section 18, proceedings for writs of review and equitable relief
may be filed not earlier than 30 days nor later than 60 days after filing written objection
as provided by Section 9.
(2)
A property owner who has filed a written objection with the Recorder
before the public hearing may have the right to apply for a writ of review based on the
Council's exercising its functions erroneously or arbitrarily or exceeding its jurisdiction to
the injury of a substantial right of the owner, if the facts supporting the claim have been
specifically set forth in the written objections.
(3)
A property owner who has filed a written objection with the Recorder
before the public hearing may begin an action for equitable relief based on a total
lack of jurisdiction on the part of the city. If notice of the improvement was not sent to
the owner and if the owner did not have actual knowledge of the proposed
improvement before the hearing, the owner may file a written objection alleging lack
of jurisdiction
with the Recorder within 30 days after receiving notice or knowledge of the
improvement.
(4)
A provision of this section shall not be construed to lengthen the period of
redemption or to affect the running of a statute of limitation. A proceeding on a writ of
review or for equitable relief shall be abated if proceedings are begun and diligently
pursued by the Council to remedy or cure alleged errors or defects.
Section 16. Abandonment of Proceedings.
The Council may abandon
proceedings for improvements made under Section 1 to 15 at any time before final
completion of the improvements. If liens have been placed on property under this
procedure, they shall be canceled, and payments made on assessments shall be
refunded to the person who paid them or to that person's legal representatives.
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Section 17.
(1)
by Section 2.
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Curative Provisions.
An improvement assessment shall not be rendered invalid by reason of:
(a)
Failure of the Engineer's report to contain all information required
(b)
Failure to have all information required in the improvement
resolution, assessment ordinance, lien docket, or notices required to be published and
mailed.
(c)
Failure to list the name or mail notice to an owner of property as
required by this ordinance.
(d)
Any other error, mistake, delay, omission, irregularity or other act,
jurisdictional or otherwise, in the proceedings or steps specified, unless it appears that
the assessment is unfair or unjust in its effect on the person complaining.
(2)
The Council shall have authority to remedy and correct all matters by
suitable action and proceedings.
Section 18. Reassessment. When an assessment, supplemental assessment, or
reassessment for an improvement made by the city has been set aside, annulled,
declared void, or its enforcement restrained by a court of this state or by a federal
court having jurisdiction, or when the Council doubts the validity of the assessment,
supplemental assessment, rebate, or any part of it, the Council may make a
reassessment in the manner provided by state law.
Section 19. Severability. Each portion of this ordinance shall be deemed
severable from any other portion. The unconstitutionality or invalidity of any portion of
this ordinance shall not invalidate the remainder of this ordinance.
Section 20.
Repeal. Ordinance No. 1879 is hereby repealed.
Section 21.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council March 22, 1993, approved by the Mayor March 23, 1993.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2237
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A PROCESS FOR THE FORMATION OF A REIMBURSEMENT
DISTRICT IN ORDER TO PROVIDE A MECHANISM WHEREBY THE PROPERTIES WHICH WILL
BENEFIT BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE REQUIRED PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS BY CRAIG
REALTY GROUP, WOODBURN LLC, WILL SHARE IN THE COST OF THOSE IMPROVEMENTS;
PROTECTING THE PUBLIC INTEREST; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Definitions. The following terms are defined as follows for the purposes of
this Ordinance.
A.
“City” means the City of Woodburn, Oregon.
B.
“Developer” means a person who is required or chooses to finance some
or all of the cost of a street, water or sewer improvement which is available to provide
service to property, other than property owned by the person, and who applies to the
City for reimbursement for the expense of the improvement.
C.
“Development Permit” means any final land use decision, limited land use
decision, expedited land division decision, partition, subdivision, or driveway permit.
D.
“Person” means a natural person, the person’s heirs, executors,
administrators or assigns; a firm, partnership, corporation, association or legal entity, its
or their successors or assigns; and any agent, employee or representative thereof.
E.
“Public Improvement” means any construction,
upgrading of water, stormwater, sewer or street improvements
F.
Woodburn.
reconstruction
or
“Public Works Director” means the Public Works Director of the City of
G.
“Reimbursement Agreement” means the agreement between the
Developer and the City which is authorized by the City Council and executed by the
City Administrator, providing for the installation of and payment for reimbursement
district public improvements.
H.
“Reimbursement District” means the area which is determined by the City
Council to derive a benefit from the construction of public improvements, financed in
whole or in part by the Developer.
I.
“Reimbursement Fee” means the fee required to be paid by a resolution
of the City Council and the reimbursement agreement. The City Council resolution and
reimbursement agreement shall determine the boundaries of the reimbursement district
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and shall determine the methodology for imposing a fee which considers the cost of
reimbursing the Developer for financing the construction of the improvement within the
reimbursement district.
Section 2.
Application to Establish a Reimbursement District.
A.
A person who is required to or chooses to finance some or all of the cost
of a public improvement which will be available to provide service to property other
than property owned by the person may by written application filed with the Public
Works Director request that the City establish a reimbursement district. The public
improvement must be of a size greater than that which would otherwise ordinarily be
required in connection with an application for a building permit or development permit
or must be available to provide service to property other than property owned by the
Developer, so that the public will benefit by making the improvement.
B.
The application shall be accompanied by an application fee, in the
amount of $1000, which the City Council has determined reasonable to cover the cost
of the preparation of the Public Works Director’s Report and notice pursuant to this
ordinance.
C.
The application shall include the following:
1.
A written description of the location, type, size and cost of each
public improvement which is to be eligible for reimbursement.
2.
A map showing the boundaries of the proposed reimbursement
district, the tax account number of each property, its size and boundaries.
3.
A map showing the properties to be included in the proposed
reimbursement district; the zoning district for the properties; the front footage and
square footage of said properties, or similar data necessary for calculating the
apportionment of the cost; the property or properties owned by the Developer; and
the names and mailing addresses of owners of other properties to be included in the
proposed reimbursement district.
4.
The actual or estimated cost of the public improvements.
D.
The application may be submitted to the City prior to the installation of
the public improvement but not later than 180 days after completion and acceptance
of the public improvements by the City.
Section 3.
Public Works Director’s Report. The Public Works Director shall
review the application for the establishment of a reimbursement district and evaluate
whether a district should be established. The Public Works Director may require the
submission of other relevant information from the Developer in order to assist in the
evaluation. The Public Works Director shall prepare a written report for the City Council
that considers and makes a recommendation concerning each of the following
factors:
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A.
Whether the Developer will finance, or has financed some or all of the
cost of the public improvement, thereby making service available to property, other
than that owned by the Developer.
B.
The boundary and size of the reimbursement district.
C.
The actual or estimated cost of the public improvement serving the area
of the proposed reimbursement district and the portion of the cost for which the
Developer should be reimbursed for each public improvement.
D.
A methodology for spreading the cost among the properties within the
reimbursement district and, where appropriate, defining a “unit” for applying the
reimbursement fee to property which may, with City approval, be partitioned,
subdivided, altered or modified at some future date.
E.
The amount to be charged by the City for an administration fee for the
reimbursement agreement. The administration fee shall be fixed by the City Council
and will be included in the resolution approving and forming the reimbursement district.
The administration fee is due and payable to the City at the time the agreement is
signed.
F.
G.
district.
Whether the public improvements will or have met City standards.
Whether it is fair and in the public interest to create a reimbursement
Section 4.
Amount to be Reimbursed.
A.
A reimbursement fee shall be computed by the City for all properties
within the reimbursement district, excluding property owned by or dedicated to the
City or the State of Oregon, which have the opportunity to
use the public
improvements, including the property of the Developer, for formation of a
reimbursement district. The fee shall be calculated separately for each public
improvement. The Developer for formation of the reimbursement district shall not be
reimbursed for the portion of the reimbursement fee computed for its own property.
B.
The cost to be reimbursed to the Developer shall be limited to the cost of
construction engineering, construction, and off-site dedication of right of way.
Construction engineering shall include surveying and inspection costs and shall not
exceed 7.5% of eligible public improvement construction cost. Costs to be reimbursed
for right of way shall be limited to the reasonable market value of land or easements
purchased by the Developer from a third party in order to complete off-site
improvements.
C.
No reimbursement shall be allowed for the cost of design engineering,
financing costs, permits or fees required for construction permits, land or easements
dedicated by the Developer, the portion of costs which are eligible for systems
development charge credits or any costs which cannot be clearly documented.
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D.
Reimbursement for legal expenses shall be allowed only to the extent that
such expenses relate to the preparation and filing of an application for reimbursement.
E.
Reimbursement for the amount of the application fee required by
Section 2 on this ordinance.
Section 5.
Public Hearing.
A.
Within 45 days after the Public Works Director has completed the report
required in Section 3, the City Council shall hold an informational public hearing in
which any person shall be given the opportunity to comment on the proposed
reimbursement district. Because formation of the reimbursement district does not result
in an assessment against property or lien against property, the public hearing is for
informational purposes only and is not subject to mandatory termination because of
remonstrances. The City Council has the sole discretion after the public hearing to
decide whether a resolution approving and forming the reimbursement district shall be
adopted.
B.
Not less than ten (10) days prior to any public hearing held pursuant to this
Ordinance, the Developer and all owners of property within the proposed district shall
be notified of the public hearing and the purpose thereof. Such notification shall be
accomplished by either regular and certified mail or by personal service. Notice shall
be deemed effective on the date that the letter of notification is mailed Failure of the
Developer or any affected property owner to be so notified shall not invalidate or
otherwise affect any reimbursement district resolution or the City Council’s action to
approve the same.
C.
If a reimbursement district is formed prior to construction of the
improvement(s), a second public hearing, subject to the same notice requirements,
shall be held after the improvement has been accepted by the City. At that time, the
City Council at its discretion may modify the resolution to reflect the actual cost of the
improvement(s).
Section 6.
City Council Action.
A.
After the public hearing held pursuant to Section 5(A), the City Council
shall approve, reject or modify the recommendations contained in the Public Works
Director’s report. The City Council’s decision shall be contained in a resolution. If a
reimbursement district is established, the resolution shall include the Public Works
Director’s report as approved or modified, and specify that payment of the
reimbursement fee, as designated for each parcel, is a precondition of receiving any
city permits applicable to development of that parcel as provided for in Section 10.
B.
The resolution shall establish an interest rate to be applied to the
reimbursement fee as a return on the investment of the Developer. The interest rate
shall be fixed and computed against the reimbursement fee as simple interest and will
not compound.
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C.
The resolution shall instruct the City Administrator to enter into an
agreement with the Developer pertaining to the reimbursement district improvements.
If the agreement is entered into prior to construction, the agreement shall be
contingent upon the improvements being accepted by the City. The agreement shall
contain at least the following provisions:
be specified.
1.
The public improvement(s) shall meet all applicable City standards.
2.
The total amount of potential reimbursement to the Developer shall
3.
The total amount of potential reimbursement shall not exceed the
actual cost of the public improvement(s).
4.
The Developer shall guarantee the public improvement(s) for a
period of twelve (12) months after the date of installation.
5.
A clause in a form acceptable to the City Attorney stating that the
Developer shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless the City from any and all losses,
claims, damage, judgments or other costs or expense arising as a result of or related to
the City’s establishment of the reimbursement district, including any City costs, expenses
and attorney fees related to collection of the reimbursement fee should the City
Council decide to pursue collection of an unpaid reimbursement fee under Section
10(H).
6.
A clause in a form acceptable to the City Attorney stating that the
Developer agrees that the City, can not be held liable for any of the Developer’s
alleged damages, including all costs and attorney fees, under the agreement or as a
result of any aspect of the formation of the reimbursement district, or the reimbursement
district process, and that the Developer waives, and is estopped from bringing, any
claim, of any kind, including a claim in inverse condemnation, because the Developer
has benefited by the City’s approval of its development and the required
improvements.
7.
Other provisions the City determines necessary and proper to carry
out the provisions of this Ordinance.
A.
If a reimbursement district is established by the City Council, the date, of
the formation of the district shall be the date that the City Council adopts the resolution
forming the district.
Section 7.
Notice of Adoption of Resolution. The City shall notify all property
owners within the district and the Developer of the adoption of a reimbursement district
resolution. The notice shall include a copy of the resolution, the date it was adopted
and a short explanation specifying the amount of the reimbursement fee and that the
property owner is legally obligated to pay the fee pursuant to this ordinance.
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Section 8.
Recording the Resolution. The City Recorder shall cause notice of
the formation and nature of the reimbursement district to be filed in the office of the
Marion County Clerk so as to provide notice to potential purchasers of property within
the district. Said recording shall not create a lien. Failure to make such recording shall
not affect the legality of the resolution or the obligation to pay the reimbursement fee.
Section 9.
Contesting the Reimbursement District. No legal action intended to
contest the formation of the district or the reimbursement fee, including the amount of
the charge designated for each parcel, shall be filed after sixty (60) days following the
adoption of a resolution establishing a reimbursement district and any such legal action
shall be exclusively by Writ of Review pursuant to ORS 34.010 to ORS 34.102.
Section 10.
Obligation to Pay Reimbursement Fee.
A.
The applicant for a permit related to property within any reimbursement
district shall pay the City, in addition to any other applicable fees and charges, the
reimbursement fee established by the Council, if within 10 years after the date of the
passage of the resolution forming the reimbursement district, the person applies for and
receives approval from the City for any of the following activities:
1.
A building permit for a new building;
2.
Building permits(s) for any addition(s) modification(s), repair(s) or
alteration(s) of a building, which exceed twenty five percent (25%) of the value of the
building within any 12-month period. The value of the building shall be the amount
shown on the most current records of the county Department of Assessment and
Taxation for the building’s real market value. This paragraph shall not apply to repairs
made necessary due to damage or destruction by fire or other natural disaster;
3.
A development permit, as that term is defined by this ordinance;
4.
A City permit issued for connection to a public improvement.
B.
The City’s determination of who shall pay the reimbursement fee and
when the reimbursement fee is due is final.
C.
In no instance shall the City, or any officer or employee of the City, be
liable for payment of any reimbursement fee, or portion thereof, as a result of the City’s
determination as to who should pay the reimbursement fee. Only those payments
which the City has received from or on behalf of those properties within a
reimbursement district shall be payable to the Developer. The City’s general fund or
other revenue sources shall not be liable for or subject to payment of outstanding and
unpaid reimbursement fees imposed upon private property.
D.
Nothing in this ordinance is intended to modify or limit the authority of the
City to provide or require access management.
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E.
Nothing in this ordinance is intended to modify or limit the authority of the
City to enforce development conditions which have already been imposed against
specific properties.
F.
Nothing in this ordinance is intended to modify or limit the authority of the
City, in the future, to impose development conditions against specific properties as they
develop.
G.
No person shall be required to pay the reimbursement fee on an
application or upon property for which the reimbursement fee has been previously
paid, unless such payment was for a different type of improvement. No permit shall be
issued for any of the activities listed in subsection 10(A) unless the reimbursement fee,
together with the amount of accrued interest, has been paid in full. Where approval is
given as specified in subsection 10(A), but no permit is requested or issued, then the
requirement to pay the reimbursement fee lapses if the underlying approval lapses.
H.
The date of reimbursement under this Ordinance shall extend ten (10)
years from the date of the formation of a reimbursement district formation by City
Council resolution.
I.
The reimbursement fee is immediately due and payable to the City by
property owners upon use of a public improvement as provided by this ordinance in
section 10(A). If connection is made or construction commenced without required city
permits, then the reimbursement fee is immediately due and payable upon the earliest
date that any such permit was required.
J.
Whenever the full reimbursement fee has not been paid and collected for
any reason after it is due, the City Administrator shall report to the City Council the
amount of the uncollected reimbursement, the legal description of the property on
which the reimbursement is due, the date upon which the reimbursement was due and
the property owner’s name or names. The City Council shall then, by motion, set a
public hearing date and direct the City Administrator to give notice of that hearing to
each of the identified property owners, together with a copy of the City Administrator’s
report concerning the unpaid reimbursement fee. Such notice may be either by
certified mail or personal service. At the public hearing, the City Council may accept,
reject or modify the City Administrator’s report. If the City Council determines that the
reimbursement fee is due but has not been paid for whatever reason, the City Council
may, at its sole discretion, act, by resolution, to take any action, it deems appropriate,
including all legal or equitable means necessary to collect the unpaid amount. After
the City Council has made the determination that the reimbursement fee is due but has
not been paid, the Developer shall have a private cause of action against the person
legally responsible for paying the reimbursement fee.
Section 11. Public Improvements. Public improvements installed pursuant to
reimbursement district agreements shall become and remain the sole property of the
City.
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Section 12. Multiple Public Improvements. More than one public improvement
may be the subject of a reimbursement district.
Section 13.
Collection and Payment; Other Fees and Charges.
A.
The Developer shall receive all reimbursement collected by the City for
reimbursement district public improvements. Such reimbursement shall be delivered to
the Developer for as long as the reimbursement district agreement is in effect. Such
payments shall be made by the City within ninety (90) days of receipt of the
reimbursements.
B.
The reimbursement fee is not intended to replace or limit, and is in
addition to, any other existing fees or charges collected by the City.
Section 14. Nature of the Fees. The City Council finds that the fees imposed by
this Ordinance are not taxes subject to the property tax limitations of Article XI, section
11(b) of the Oregon Constitution.
Section 15. Severability. If any part of this ordinance is held invalid by a court
of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this ordinance shall remain in effect.
Section 16.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council and approved by the Mayor June 28, 1999.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2424
AN ORDINANCE UPDATING AND REVISING THE PROCEDURES RELATED TO TREES WITHIN
THE CITY OF WOODBURN; REPEALING ORDINANCE 1908; AND SETTING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Definitions.
A.
“Certified Arborist” means a person who has met the criteria for
certification from the International Society of Arboriculture or American Society of
Consulting Arborists, and maintains his or her accreditation.
B.
“Park tree” means a tree, shrub, bush, or other woody vegetation in public
parks or areas to which the public has free access.
C.
“Person” means an individual or legal entity.
D.
“Private infrastructure” means a driveway apron or paved or concrete
private walkway located within the City right-of-way.
E.
“Private tree” means a tree, shrub, bush, or other woody vegetation
located on private property other than a dedicated right-of-way or public easement,
or public parks and grounds.
F.
“Public infrastructure” means public water and sewer lines, electric lines,
gas lines, telephone or cable television lines, curbs, and sidewalks located within the
public right-of-way, and other public improvements.
G.
designee.
“Public Works Director” means the Woodburn Public Works Director or
H.
“Real Property Owner” means the person holding legal title to the real
property or properties upon which a street tree is located.
I.
“Remove” or “Removal” means to cut down a tree, or remove 50% or
more of the crown, trunk, or root system of a tree; or to damage a tree so as to cause
the tree to decline and/or die. Remove or removal includes topping. Remove or
removal includes but is not limited to damage inflicted upon a root system by
application of toxic substances, operation of equipment and vehicles, storage of
materials, change of natural grade due to unapproved excavation or filling, or
unapproved alteration of natural physical conditions. It does not include normal
trimming or pruning.
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J.
“Street tree” means a tree, shrub, or other woody vegetation on land, the
trunk of which is located wholly or partially within the right-of-way along either side of a
street, avenue or other way or within a dedicated side of a street, avenue or other way.
K.
“Topping” means the severe cutting back of a tree’s limbs to stubs three
inches or larger in diameter within the tree’s crown to such a degree so as to remove
the natural canopy and disfigure the tree.
Section 2.
Permit to Remove Trees Required.
A.
No person shall remove a street tree without obtaining a permit from the
Public Works Director. Permits to remove street trees will be granted only if one of the
following conditions exist:
(1)
The tree is dangerous and may be made safe only by its removal.
(2)
The tree is dead or dying, and its condition cannot be reversed.
(3)
The tree is diseased and presents a potential threat to other trees within
the City, unless it is removed.
(4)
The tree is causing damage, which cannot be corrected through normal
tree maintenance, to public infrastructure as defined by this Ordinance.
(5)
The tree is causing damage, which cannot be corrected through normal
tree maintenance, to private infrastructure as defined by this Ordinance.
B.
Any application for a permit to remove a street tree shall be supported by
a report prepared by an Arborist as defined by this Ordinance and paid for by the
applicant for the permit.
C.
Street Tree Removal Applications and Street Tree Permits shall be
prepared by the Public Works Director in a form approved by the City Attorney.
D.
Street tree removal permits shall remain valid for a period of 180 days from
the date of issuance. Permits that have lapsed are void. Trees removed after a tree
removal permit has expired shall be considered a violation of this Ordinance.
E.
Misrepresentation of any fact necessary for the City’s determination for
granting a tree removal permit shall invalidate the permit. The City may at any time,
including after a removal has occurred, independently verify facts related to a tree
removal request and, if found to be false, or misleading, may invalidate the permit and
process the removal as a violation. Such misrepresentation may be related to matters
including, without limitation, tree size, location, health or hazard condition, justification
for issuance of permit, or owner’s authorized signature.
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Section 3. Requirement for Certified Arborist. Pruning, treating, or removing
street or park trees shall be performed by or under the direct supervision of a Certified
Arborist. Before a permit is granted by the Public Works Director, the arborist shall
provide proof of current City business license and evidence of possession of liability
insurance in the minimum amounts provided by ORS 30.270. Permits shall not be
required of a City employee doing work on behalf of the City. Permits shall not be
required of franchisees or other public service companies doing work in pursuit of their
public service endeavors, provided that all such work is completed in conformance
with any applicable franchise requirements and by or under the direct supervision of a
Certified Arborist.
Section 4. City Cost Sharing for Street Tree Removal. Subject to the availability of
funds in the City’s budget, the Public Works Director is authorized to expend City funds
to share in the cost of removal of street trees according to the following formula:
COST OF REMOVAL
OWNER SHARE
CITY SHARE
First $200
100%
0%
Above $200
50%
50%
The maximum City subsidy for one property shall not exceed $500, except in cases
where the street tree removal is done exclusively for the protection of public
infrastructure where the Public Works Director is authorized to have the City pay the
entire cost. No subsidy shall be provided for trees removed at a Real Property Owner’s
request in order to protect private infrastructure. Additional guidelines for cost sharing
of tree removal may be established, and amended from time to time as needed, by
resolution of the City Council.
Section 5. Tree Replacement. The City may require the replacement by the Real
Property Owner, at the Real Property Owner’s expense, of a new tree after permission
has been granted by the Public Works Director for the removal of an existing street tree.
Replacement trees must have a minimum caliper of 2 inches at 4-foot height, be of a
species that reaches the same height at maturity as surrounding street trees, and may
not be a prohibited species under the Woodburn Development Ordinance.
Section 6. Woodburn Street Tree Planting Regulations. All street trees shall be
planted in conformance with the Woodburn Street Tree Planting Regulations which shall
be adopted, enforced, and administered by the Public Works Director consistent with
the terms of this Ordinance. Copies of the Woodburn Street Tree Planting Regulations
shall be on file in the City Recorder’s office, Public Works Department, Community
Development, and the Woodburn Public Library.
Section 7. Street Tree Species to be Planted. No person shall plant a street tree
of any species that is prohibited by the Woodburn Development Ordinance without the
written permission of the Public Works Director.
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Section 8. Tree Maintenance by City. The City shall have the right to plant,
prune, maintain, and remove trees located within the public right-of-way as may be
necessary to protect public safety or to preserve or enhance the appearance of public
property. The City may remove, or order to be removed at the expense of the Real
Property Owner, any tree or part thereof which is in an unsafe condition or which by
reason of its nature is injurious to sewers, electrical power lines, telephone or cable
television lines, natural gas lines, water lines, or other public improvements, or is affected
with any injurious fungus, insect, or other pest.
Section 9. Street Tree Maintenance by Owner.
A.
In consideration of the value and benefits derived from the beauty and
enjoyment of a street tree, the Real Property Owner shall have the responsibility,
control, and shall bear the cost of maintenance and care of the street tree, and shall
regularly inspect and remove defective conditions as necessary.
B.
The Real Property Owner shall prune the branches of a street tree so that
the branches do not obstruct the light from a street light or obstruct the view of any
street intersection. The Real Property Owner shall maintain a clear space of 15 feet
above the surface of the street and 10 feet above the surface of any sidewalk. The
Real Property Owner shall remove all dead, diseased, or dangerous, or broken or
decayed limbs which constitute a danger to the safety of the public.
C.
The Real Property Owner shall be liable for injury, damage, or loss to
persons or property caused by the Real Property Owner’s failure to comply with
subsection A or B of this section.
D.
The City of Woodburn shall not be liable for injury, damage, or loss to
person or property caused in whole or part by the defective or dangerous condition of
any tree located in or upon a right-of-way. The Real Property Owner shall defend and
hold harmless the City from all claims for loss and damage arising from the Real Property
Owner’s failure to comply with subsection A or B of this section.
Section 10. Mutilation and Topping of Trees.
A.
Mutilation. Unless specifically authorized in writing by the Public Works
Director, no person shall intentionally damage, cut, carve, transplant, or remove any
park tree or street tree; attach or place any rope or wire (other than one used to
support the tree itself), sign, poster, handbill, or other thing to it; allow any gaseous liquid
or solid substance which is harmful to such trees to come in contact with it; or set fire or
permit any fire to burn when such fire or the heat thereof will injure any portion of any
such tree.
B.
Tree Topping. No person shall top any park tree or street tree, except as
authorized by the Public Works Director.
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Section 11. Removal of Stumps. All stumps of street and park trees shall be
removed below the surface of the ground so that the top of the stump shall not project
above the surface of the ground. The costs of removing stumps shall be borne by the
Real Property Owner.
Section 12. Summary Powers for Removal of Dangerous or Nuisance Trees.
A.
The City may prune a private tree when it interferes with the spread of
light along the street from a street light, or interferes with the visibility of any traffic
control device or sign.
B.
The City may require or initiate removal of all or part of any dead,
dangerous or diseased park, private or street tree when the tree constitutes a hazard to
life, property, or harbors insects or disease which constitutes a potential threat to other
trees within the City.
C.
The City may remove or trim a tree described in this section or may require
the property owner to remove or trim any such tree on private property, or in a
dedicated right-of-way or utility easement abutting upon the owner’s property. Failure
of the property owner to remove or trim the tree within 30 days after receiving notice by
the City Administrator is a violation of this Ordinance, and the Public Works Department
may then remove or trim and tree and assess the costs as a lien against the property.
Section 13. Nuisance Abatement. All street trees that the Public Works Director
requires to be removed pursuant to this Ordinance, constitute nuisances and are
subject to the abatement and lien procedure contained in Ordinance 2338, the City of
Woodburn Nuisance Ordinance.
Section 14. Enforcement.
A.
Civil Infraction. In addition to, and not in lieu of any other enforcement
mechanisms, a violation of any provision of this Ordinance constitutes a Class I Civil
Infraction which shall be processed according to the procedures contained in the
Woodburn Civil Infraction Ordinance.
B.
Civil Proceeding Initiated by City Attorney. The City Attorney, after
obtaining authorization from the City Council, may initiate a civil proceeding on behalf
of the city to enforce the provisions of this Ordinance. This civil proceeding may
include, but is not limited to, injunction, mandamus, abatement, or other appropriate
proceedings to prevent, temporarily or permanently enjoin or abate any violations of
this Ordinance.
Section 15. Separate Offenses. Each day during which a violation of this
Ordinance continues shall constitute a separate offense for which a separate penalty
may be imposed.
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Section 16. Appeal. If the Public Works Director refuses to issue any permit under
this Ordinance, or requires the removal of a tree, the Public Works Director shall provide
written notification to the applicant who may appeal to the City Council in writing
within ten calendar days after the date of the written notification from the Public Works
Director. The City Council shall proceed to hear and determine the appeal, based
upon information submitted by the permit applicant and the Public Works Director. Any
review of the City Council’s final decision shall be to the Marion County Circuit Court
pursuant to ORS Chapter 34.
Section 17. Severability. The sections and subsections of this Ordinance are
severable. The invalidity of any section or subsection shall not affect the validity of the
remaining sections and subsections.
Section 18. Repeal. Ordinance 1908 is hereby repealed.
Section 19. Saving Clause. Notwithstanding the repeal of Ordinance1908,
Ordinance 1908 shall remain in force for the purpose of authorizing the prosecution of a
person who violated Ordinance 1908 prior to the effective date of this Ordinance.
2007.
Section 20. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall take effect on November 1,
Passed by the Council September 10, 2007 and approved by the Mayor
September 12, 2007.
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ORDINANCE NO. 1866
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING REGULATIONS AND RATES FOR THE CITY WATER SYSTEM;
AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 1378, 1595, 1596, 1622 AND 1804.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Definitions.
(1)
Customer. The owner of property which is served by the City water
system. A person, corporation, association or agency which rents or leases premises
shall be considered an agent of the property owner.
(2)
Mains. Distribution pipe lines that are part of the City water system.
(3)
Premises. The integral property or area, including improvements thereon,
to which water service is or will be provided.
(4)
Service Connection. The pipe, valves and other equipment by means of
which the City conducts water from its mains to and through the meter to the property
line, but not including piping from the property line to the premises served.
Service Provided
Section 2.
Regular Service.
(1)
The City shall furnish and install a service connection of such size and
location as a customer requests, provided that the request is reasonable. The service
will be installed from the main to a point between the curb line and the property line of
the premises if the main is in the street, or to a point in a City right-of-way or easement.
(2)
The customer shall, at his own risk and expense, furnish, install and keep in
good and safe condition equipment that may be required for receiving, controlling,
applying and utilizing water. The City shall not be responsible for loss or damage
caused by the improper installation of the equipment, or the negligence, want of
proper care or wrongful act of the customer in installing, maintaining, using, operating
or interfering with the equipment.
(3)
The City shall not be responsible for damage to property caused by a
spigot, faucet, valve or other equipment that is open when the water is turned on at
the meter.
(4)
A customer making any material change in the size, character or extent
of the equipment or operation utilizing water service, or whose change in operations
results in a large increase in the use of water, shall immediately give the City written
notice of the nature of the change and, if requested, amend his application.
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(5)
The service connection, whether located on public or private property, is
the property of the City; and the City reserves the right to repair, maintain and replace
it.
Section 3.
Temporary Service.
(1)
Charges for water furnished through a temporary service connection shall
be the established rates for other customers.
(2)
The applicant for temporary service will be required:
(a)
To pay to the City, in advance at the option of the City, the
estimated cost of installing and removing the facilities to furnish the service.
(b)
To deposit an amount sufficient to cover bills for water during the
entire period temporary service may be used, or to establish credit approved by the
City.
(c)
To deposit with the City an amount equal to the value of
equipment loaned by the City. This deposit shall be refundable, less cost of any
necessary repairs as provided in Subsection (3).
(3)
The customer shall use all possible care to prevent damage to the meter
or other equipment loaned by the City which are involved in furnishing the temporary
service from the time they are installed until they are removed, or until 48 hours notice in
writing has been given to the City that the contractor or other person is through with the
meter and other equipment. If the meter or other equipment is damaged, the cost of
making repairs shall be paid by the customer.
(4)
Temporary service connections shall be disconnected and terminated
within six months after installation unless an extension of time is granted in writing by the
City.
Meters
Section 4.
(1)
Meters.
Meters shall be furnished and owned by the City.
(2)
No rent or other charges shall be paid by the City for a meter or other
equipment located on the customer's premises.
(3)
Meters may be sealed by the City at the time of installation, and no seal
shall be altered or broken except by one of its authorized agents.
(4)
If a change in size of a meter and service is required, the installation shall
be accomplished on the basis of a new connection.
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Section 5.
Meter Error. A customer may request the City to test the meter
serving his premises. The customer shall deposit an amount to cover the reasonable
cost of the test. This deposit will be returned if the meter is found to register more than 2
per cent fast. The deposit required of a customer requesting a meter test shall be as
follows:
5/8 inch - 3/4 inch
1 inch
1-1/2 inch
2 inch
3 inch
4 inch
6 inch
8 inch
$ 20.00
30.00
65.00
100.00
130.00
150.00
165.00
175.00
Fees, Charges and Rates
Section 6.
Applications.
(A)
All water service connections, installations and alterations in the City shall
be initiated by written application of each water customer. Each application shall be
filed with the City and shall be accompanied by full payment of a water service
installation charge and a water systems capacity fee in the amounts required by this
ordinance.
(B)
The Council may establish by motion a policy of connecting to an
undersized main and recovery of associated costs. Yearly increases may be added to
the established costs.
Section 7.
(1)
Water Service Installation Charges.
The water service installation charges in the City shall be as follows:
(a)
meter: $150.00.
(b)
For installation of a 3/4-inch service line and a 5/8-inch water
For installation of a 1-inch service line, including meter: $300.00
(c)
For installation of 1-1/2-inch and larger service lines and meters, the
charge shall be actual cost of labor and materials furnished by the City, plus 15 per
cent of said cost for administrative and overhead expense. Each [applicant] shall
deposit the amount estimated by the water division with the application, and the final
amount may be adjusted after installation is completed.
(2)
All payments received by the City under the provisions of this section shall
be deposited in, and credited to, the water fund of the City.
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Section 8.
(1)
$750.00.
UTILITIES
Water System Capacity Fee.
The water system capacity fee of the City shall be as follows:
(a)
For single-family dwellings, trailers, manufactured dwelling units:
(b) (i) For apartments and other multiple-family dwellings: $750.00 for the
first unit and $375.00 for each unit in excess of one.
(b) (ii) For motel, hotel and R.V. park units: $750.00 for the first unit and
$210.00 for each unit in excess of one.
(c)
options below:
All other structures and facilities shall be charged according to
(i) Requiring meter sizes up to 1½ inches: $750.000 plus $30.00 for
each 1,000 square feet of area, or portion thereof, in excess of 2,000 square feet.
(ii) Requiring meter sizes above 1½ inches:
Size of Meter
2"
3"
4"
6"
Above 6"
System Capacity Fee
$ 1,200.00
2,625.00
4,500.00
9,750.00
Council approval necessary
(iii)The demand increase by a larger size meter will require an
amount equal to the new size fee less the old size fee.
(d)
No system capacity fee shall be charged to the services used for
fire protection only, if the regular system capacity fee has been charged to serve the
premises.
(e)
All existing structures constructed prior to May 1977, and remaining
on the same site to which the City was unable to provide a connection shall be
charged greater of one-half the rate outlined above, or $375.00.
(2)
All payments received by the City under the provisions of this section shall
be deposited in, and credited to, the Capital Improvement Water Fund. [Section 8
amended by Ordinance No. 1973, passed April 13, 1987.]
Section 9.
Water Rates. The rates and charges for the supply and use of water
from the water system and mains of the City of Woodburn shall be as follows:
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(a)
UTILITIES
Metered Services:
Service Size
(Inches)
5/8" - 3/4"
1"
1-1/2"
2"
3"
4"
6"
8"
Quantity Allowed
(Cubic Feet)
400
800
1,800
3,200
7,500
15,000
32,000
57,000
Minimum Monthly
Charge ( Dollars)
$4.50
6.80
12.20
19.95
41.55
83.10
171.70
299.10
These minimum charges are based on the size of service line, from main to meter, and
entitle the user to the quantity shown per month.
(b)
Water Consumed above minimum quantity allowed per month - $0.52 per
100 cubic feet.
(c-i)
Single Residential: As per subsections "a" and "b" above.
(c-ii) Multiple Residential: $4.50 per unit per month in establishing the minimum
for each service. Quantity allowed shall be the number of units times 400 cubic feet, or
the above established quantity allowed for size of service, whichever is greater. Unless
water service to premises is disconnected entirely, the minimum charge will apply to all
units whether occupied or not. However, an adjustment may be made for the
unoccupied units of a newly constructed multiple structure for a period of 6 months
from the date of first occupancy. The owner is responsible for providing written
information and facilitating City's inspection.
(c-iii) Commercial and Industrial. Rate shall be based on the size of the service
line and quantity used as established in [subsections] "a" and "b" of this [section].
(c-iv) Flat Rate. Residential accounts shall be $8.05 per month. All flat rate
accounts having water meters shall be billed as regular metered accounts starting
January 1, 1988. [Section 9 (c-iv) amended by Ordinance No. 1975, passed April 13,
1987.]
(d)
month.
Fire Sprinkler Connections. $3.00 per diameter inch of service line per
(e)
Bulk Rate. For first 500 cubic feet, the minimum charge shall be $20.00,
including one time turn-on and turn-off of meter and valve device each day at one
location. These charges will be doubled for the services necessitated on the weekends, holidays and after 4:00 p.m. on regular work days. Public Works
Department may make estimates for small flows. Summer bulk rate sale shall be limited
by the Public Works Department, allowed generally in the early mornings. Public rightof-way construction and other public use may be exempted from the bulk rate charge.
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(f)
Minimum Charge at Start/Closing. The bills shall be prorated according to
the usage, however, the minimum charge shall accrue to the end of the billing period
for the services turned off during a billing cycle for nonpayment.
(g)
Outside City Limits. A factor of 1.5 shall be applied to all rates and
charges for services outside the City.
(h)
The monies collected pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be
used to pay the costs of operation, maintenance and expansion of the water supply
and distribution systems, and related facilities and services, including administrative and
engineering costs.
Section 10. Prior Agreements. All prior Council approved service agreements
between the City and a customer will remain in force for the term of the agreement.
However, the requirements of this ordinance and other applicable ordinances,
including the rate increase provisions, must be met. [Section 10 added by Ordinance
No. 1933, passed December 11, 1985.]
[Sections 11 through 33 renumbered by Ordinance No. 1933, passed December 11,
1985.]
Section 11. Leak Adjustments. In case of leakage, an adjustment for one
billing or a two month period [shall] be made if the leak has been promptly repaired
and the request for leak adjustment has been made within 6 months. Such adjustments
shall not exceed 100% of the estimated excess flow attributable to the leak. A charge
of $10.00 will be made for leak adjustment service after the current flat rate services
have been metered.
Section 12. Rate and Fee Increases. Unless otherwise modified by the City
Council, all rates and charges detailed in Section 9(a) and 9(d) shall be automatically
increased by approximately five and one-half percent (5.5%) effective with the billings
for service beginning December 1, 1985, and again by said percentage beginning
December 1, 1986. Thereafter, rate adjustments will be established by Council action at
a frequency and amount determined to be fiscally responsible to support service
obligations. [Section 12 amended by Ordinance No. 1933, passed December 11, 1985.]
Discontinuance of Service
Section 13.
Unsafe Apparatus.
(1)
The City may refuse to furnish water and may discontinue service to a
premises where an apparatus, appliance or other equipment using water is dangerous,
unsafe or is being used in violation of laws, ordinances or legal regulations.
(2)
The City does not assume liability for inspecting apparatus on the
customer's property. The City does reserve the right of inspection, however, if there is
reason to believe that unsafe or illegal apparatus is in use.
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Section 14. Service Detrimental to Others. The City may refuse to furnish water
and may discontinue service to premises where excessive demand by one customer
will result in inadequate service to others.
Section 15. Fraud and Abuse. The City shall have the right to refuse or to
discontinue water service to a premises to protect itself against fraud or abuse.
Section 16. Noncompliance. The City may discontinue water service to a
customer for noncompliance with a City regulation if the customer fails to comply with
the regulation within five days after receiving written notice of the City's intention to
discontinue service. If such noncompliance affects matters of health or safety or other
conditions that warrant such action, the City may discontinue water service
immediately.
Section 17. Water Waste. Where wasteful or negligent water use seriously
affects the general service, the City may discontinue the service if such conditions are
not corrected within five days after the customer is given written notice. Knowingly
allowing water to leak and not repairing it will constitute water waste.
Section 18. Abandoned and Nonrevenue-producing Services. When a service
connection to a premises has been abandoned or not used for a period of one year or
longer, the City may remove it or the City may start charging the minimum fee. New
service shall be placed only upon the customer's applying and paying for a new
service connection and water system capacity fee.
Section 19. Materials Used. Sizes of meters, pipes and other materials to be
used in water connection and installation shall be determined by the City.
General
Section 20. Pools and Tanks. When an abnormally large quantity of water is
desired for filling a swimming pool, log pond or for other purposes, arrangements shall
be made with the City prior to taking such water. Permission to take water in unusual
quantities shall be given only if it can be safely delivered and if other customers will not
be inconvenienced.
Section 21. Damage to City Property. The customer shall be liable for damage
to a meter or other equipment or property owned by the City which is caused by an
act of the customer, his tenants or agents. The damage shall include the breaking or
destruction of seals by the customer on or near a meter and damage to a meter that
may result from hot water or steam from a boiler or heater on the customer's premises.
The City shall be reimbursed by the customer for such damage promptly on
presentation of a bill.
Section 22. Water Source Development. No water source development will be
made within the City limits without prior approval from the City Engineer.
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Section 23.
UTILITIES
Cross Connections.
(A)
Health regulations. Unprotected cross connections between the public
water supply and any unapproved source of water are prohibited.
(B)
Definition. A cross connection is defined as an interconnection between
the utility water supply and any unapproved water supply, or a connection between a
water distribution pipe and any fixture installed in such a manner that unsafe water,
waste or sewage may be drawn into the utility water system. Cross connections may
be divided into two classifications as follows:
(1)
Connections in which pure and impure water are separated by
gate valves, check valves, or both.
(2)
Connections which permit pollution to enter when the pressure in
the utility water system falls below atmospheric pressure, thus creating a vacuum. This
process of water pollution is known as back siphonage.
(C)
Use of private water and City water. Customers desiring to use both a
utility water supply and a supply of water other than that furnished by the utility may
obtain water at meter rates upon the following conditions and not otherwise. Under no
circumstances shall a physical connection, direct or indirect, exist or be made in any
manner, even temporarily, between the utility water supply and that of a private water
supply. Where such a connection is found to exist, or where provision is made to
connect the two systems by means of a spacer or otherwise, the utility water supply
shall be shut off from the premises without notice. In case of such discontinuance,
service shall not be re-established until satisfactory proof is furnished that the cross
connection has been completely and permanently severed.
Section 24.
Access to Premises.
(A)
The City or its duly authorized agents shall at all reasonable times have the
right to enter or leave the customer's premises for any cross connection inspection with
the service of water to the premises.
(B)
The requirements of State Health Department and other appropriate
agencies will provide guidelines to the City to its enforcement responsibility.
Water Conservation
Section 25. Declaration of Emergency. When the Mayor is informed that the
City water supply has become, or is about to become, depleted to such an extent as
to cause a serious water shortage in the City, the Mayor shall have the authority to
declare an emergency water shortage and to direct that the provisions of Section [26]
through [30] of this ordinance be enforced.
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Section 26. Notice of Declaration of Emergency. When a declaration of
emergency is pronounced by the Mayor, the City Administrator or his designate shall
make the declaration public in a manner reasonably calculated to provide actual
notice to the public. This provision shall not be construed as requiring personal delivery
or service of notice or notice by mail.
Section 27. Prohibited Uses of Water. When a declaration of emergency is
pronounced and notice has been given in accordance with Section [25] and [26]
above, the use and withdrawal of water by any person for the following purposes shall
be prohibited:
(1)
Sprinkling, watering or irrigating shrubbery, trees, lawns, grass, ground
covers, plants, vines, gardens, vegetables, flowers or any other vegetation.
(2)
Washing automobiles, trucks, trailers, trailerhouses, railroad cars or any
other type of mobile equipment.
(3)
surfaces.
Washing sidewalks, driveways, filling station aprons, porches and other
(4)
buildings.
Washing the outside of dwellings; washing the inside or outside of office
(5)
machinery.
Washing and cleaning any business or industrial equipment and
(6)
of water.
Operating any ornamental fountain or other structure making a similar use
(7)
system.
Swimming and wading pools not employing a filter and recirculating
(8)
Permitting the escape of water through defective plumbing.
Section 28. Exemptions. At the discretion of the Mayor, one or more of the
above uses may be exempted from the provisions of this section. The exemption shall
be made public as provided in Section [26] of this ordinance.
Section 29. Exception to Maintain Sanitation. The City Administrator shall have
the authority to permit a reasonable use of water necessary to maintain adequate
health and sanitation standards.
Section 30. Enforcement. Department of Public Works will be responsible for
the interpretation and administration of this ordinance.
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Section 31. Civil Infraction Assessment. A violation of any provision of this
ordinance constitutes a class 2 civil infraction and shall be dealt with according to the
procedures established by Ordinance 1998. [Section 30 amended by Ordinance No.
2008, passed October 24, 1988.]
Section 32. Severability. The sections and subsections of this ordinance are
severable. The invalidity of any section or subsection shall not affect the validity of the
remaining sections and subsections.
Section 33. Repeal. Ordinance No. 1378, enacted October 8, 1973; Ordinance
No. 1595, enacted March 21, 1978; Ordinance No. 1596, enacted March 21, 1978;
Ordinance No. 1622, enacted June 27, 1978; and Ordinance No. 1804, enacted
January 10, 1983, are repealed.
Passed by the Council April 23, 1984, and approved by the Mayor April 24, 1984.
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ORDINANCE NO. 1965
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING RULES, REGULATIONS, AND ENFORCEMENT FOR THE USE AND
SUPPLY OF CITY SANITARY SEWER SERVICE AND WATER SERVICE, REPEALING ORDINANCE
NO. 1931, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Deposit Application. Application for City sanitary sewer and water
services, other than connection and meter installation service, shall be by written
application on forms provided at the Recorder's Office. Each application for the use of
sanitary sewer and water service must specifically designate the property to be served
and the owner thereof and must be accompanied by a deposit in the sum of not less
than $40.00 or an amount equal to estimated 3 months bill at the discretion of the City.
However, any resident of Woodburn (a person who has established credit with the City
of Woodburn by having water and/or sewer service in his/her own name) will by
allowed to move from one location within the City limits without having to pay a
deposit if that resident has lived in Woodburn for at least three (3) years, has had City of
Woodburn water and/or sewer service in his/her own name, and has not been
delinquent in paying for water and/or sewer service within the past three years.
Section 2.
Deposit Refund.
(A)
A refund of the water and sewer service deposit will occur when a
customer shows a satisfactory credit performance for three years. If it becomes
necessary to make one or more visits to enforce collection and/or shut-off for nonpayment during the three year period, the City shall retain the deposit. The deposit will
be held for an additional three years from the date of the last visit to the customer's
premise for collection for non-payment of a bill. (Definition of visit - hand delivery of
notice of shut-off to the customer's premise. Definition of satisfactory credit - no water
shut-off notices hand delivered and /or temporary shut-off service for non-payment
during a three-year period).
(B)
A refund of the deposit will occur upon the applicant's requesting
discontinuance of service provided that all outstanding bills are paid in full. The deposit
may be applied to the final bill.
(C)
If an account is shut-off for non-payment, the deposit shall be held as
security until the outstanding balance is paid. The deposit will only be applied to the
outstanding balance when the account is closed and no further water or sewer service
is required by the customer. The remaining balance of the deposit not used to pay the
outstanding bill will be refunded to the customer.
(D)
Upon refund of the cash deposit to the applicant for satisfactory credit
performance or upon termination of service, the deposit shall be refunded together
with interest thereon at the rate of one-half percent (1/2%) below the average annual
interest rate received by the City. However, no interest shall be allowed or paid by the
City of Woodburn on deposits which have been deposited with the City for less than 30
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days. All cash deposits so paid to the City of Woodburn by water users shall be
credited by the Finance Department into a special account to be known as "Water
Deposit Trust Account".
Section 3.
Disconnect Procedure.
(A)
All Charges for sanitary sewer and water service furnished or rendered by
the City of Woodburn shall be chargeable to the premises or property where sanitary
sewer and water service is supplied and, in addition, all persons signing an application
for the use of sanitary sewer and water service shall be personally liable for all charges
accrued against the property designated within the application. The City reserves the
right to cut off and disconnect sanitary sewer and water service to the premises without
further notice when charges for sanitary sewer and water service have not been paid
within 30 days after the due date, and the expense thereof shall be borne by the
property to which such service has been supplied. The City shall provide 3 to 5 days
notice by a door hanger or by mail prior to water service disconnect.
(B)
Fees charged for delinquency, disconnection and restoration of sanitary
sewer services and water services shall be in accordance with the Master Fee
Schedule. After the City water service has been disconnected for non-payment, it shall
not be restored until the past due amount and all fees have been paid in full. [Section
3(B) as amended by Ordinance No. 2432 passed March 10, 2008 and effective May 1,
2008.]
(C)
The charges for turn-off and/or turn-on for reasons other than nonpayment of water bill shall be $10.00. No charge shall be made for water turn-on
service for a new customer with a deposit or an established three-year credit, and for
the turn-on and/or turn-off services necessitated by an emergency such as waterline or
equipment breakage.
(D)
A renter or owner shall not be allowed to have City utility services at a
new location unless the current billings have been satisfied. The non-delinquent bills
after deposit deduction remains with the property.
(E)
The disconnect notice shall be sent to the renter as well as the property
owner at the time of termination of service for non-payment of bill. It is the property
owner's responsibility to inform the City of its ownership. If the City fails to provide notice
to the property owner, who has informed the City of its ownership and is on the City's
current records, then the said property will not be liable for City's utility charges
exceeding 15 working days beyond delinquency. Also, this provision will apply if the
City fails to turn-off the water to the premises. Any charges exceeding 15 working days
beyond delinquency must be collected from the renter or user of utility services, and
failing to do so, the revenues shall be considered uncollectible and deleted from the
City resources. The City may charge 1% interest per month on delinquent accounts.
(F)
If a property served by City utilities is purchased by a bona fide purchaser
with no knowledge of unpaid charges for prior utility service to the same property, the
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purchaser of the property shall not be responsible for any of the charges that the former
owner fails to pay.
[Section 3F added by Ordinance 2371, passed September 13, 2004.]
Section 4.
Lien Procedure. Any and all sanitary sewer and water service bills
not paid within 45 days after the due date shall be recorded by the City Recorder in the
docket of City liens. When so docketed, said sum shall be a lien or charge against the
estate and interest of the respective owners and the parties interested in such land
which shall have been supplied with sanitary sewer and water service. Said persons
shall make payment within 10 days from the time of entering the same in the docket of
City liens and, if not so paid, the same shall be deemed delinquent and thereupon shall
be collected in the manner provided for the collection of delinquent assessments. In
addition to the City's property lien process, the City may use State statutes to collect the
sewer bills.
Section 5.
Notice. Notice to the City of the desire of any person to have the
water turned off or at any premises shall be given to the Recorder at least 24 hours
before the water is to be so turned on or off. In no event shall any person, other than
the duly authorized employees of the City, turn on the supply of City water after the
same has been shut off by the City on account of discontinuance of service for any
reason whatsoever.
Section 6.
Permit. No person supplied with sanitary sewer and water service
shall be permitted to supply or furnish such services in any way to other persons or
premises without a permit from the City Council.
Section 7.
Repairs. The City reserves the right to shut off water from the mains,
without notice, for repairs or other necessary purposes. For normal, routine repairs, the
City shall take reasonable precaution to notify occupants of affected premises of the
intention to shut off the water supply. In no event shall the City, its officers, employees
or agents be responsible for any damage resulting from shutting off the City water
supply. Water for steam boilers for power purposes shall not be furnished by direct
pressure from the City water main. Owners of steam boilers shall maintain tanks for
holding an ample reserve of water.
Section 8.
Alterations. No person, other than an agent of the City, shall tap
the City sanitary sewer or water mains, or make alterations in any conduit, pipe, or other
fixture connected therewith, between the main and the property line.
Section 9.
Access. The City shall have free access to all parts of the building
or premises which are served by City sanitary sewer and water service for the purpose
of inspecting the pipes and fixtures.
Section 10.
Rates.
(A)
The City Council of the City of Woodburn shall from time to time establish,
by ordinance, all rates, surcharges, and connection fees for the use of the City of
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Woodburn sanitary sewer and water service. The Public Works Director shall conduct
an annual review of rates contained in this ordinance.
(B)
Outside City Limits. A factor of 1.5 shall be applied to all rates and
charges for service outside the City.
(C)
Hardship Relief. Hardship cases may apply for and be granted a monthly
charge reduction of 40% to the bill. Hardship may be established by submitting proof of
$6,000 or less yearly income. To remain eligible for reduction, the water consumption
must not exceed the average, and the City may at its option install a meter for this
monitoring.
Section 11. Civil Infraction Assessment. A violation of any provision of this
ordinance constitutes a class 3 civil infraction and shall be dealt with in according to
the procedures established by Ordinance 1998. [Section 11 as amended by Ordinance
No. 2008, passed October 28, 1988.]
Section 12. Severability. The sections and subsections of this ordinance are
severable. The invalidity of any section or subsection shall not affect the validity of the
remaining sections and subsections.
Section 13.
Repeal. Ordinance No. 1931 is hereby specifically repealed.
Section 14.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council February 9, 1987, and approved by the Mayor
February 11, 1987.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2070
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CHARGES FOR WATER AND SEWER.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Definitions.
(A)
"Applicant" shall mean the owner or other person who applies for a
building permit, development permit, or connection to the City's water or sewer system.
(B)
"Building" shall mean any structure, either temporary or permanent, built
for the support, shelter or enclosure of persons, chattels or property of any kind. This
term shall include tents, trailers, mobile homes or any vehicles serving in any way the
function of a building. This term shall not include temporary construction sheds or
trailers erected to assist in construction and maintained during the term of a building
permit.
(C)
"Building permit" shall mean an official document or certificate authorizing
the construction or siting of any building. For purposes of this ordinance, the term
"building permit" shall also include any construction or installation permits which may be
required for those structures or buildings, such as a mobile home, that do not require a
building permit in order to be occupied.
(D)
"Capital improvements" shall mean public facilities or assets used for any
of the following:
1)
Water supply, treatment, storage, and transmission/conveyance;
2)
Sewer collection/conveyance, treatment, and disposal; or
[Section 1(D) as amended by Ordinance 2251 passed November 22, 1999, and
effective January 1, 2000.]
(E)
"Citizen or other interested person" shall mean any person who is a legal
resident of the City of Woodburn as evidenced by registration as a voter in the City, or
by other proof of residency; or a person who owns, occupies, or otherwise has an
interest in real property which is located within the city limits or is otherwise subject to
the imposition of system development charges, as outlined in Section (3) of this
ordinance.
(F)
"Development" shall mean a building or other land construction, or
making a physical change in the use of a structure or land, in a manner which increases
the usage of any capital improvements or which will contribute to the need for
additional or enlarged capital improvements.
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(G)
"Development permit" shall mean an official document or certificate,
other than a building permit, authorizing development.
(H)
"Dwelling unit" shall mean a building or a portion of a building designed for
residential occupancy, consisting of one or more rooms which are arranged, designed
or used as living quarters for one family only.
(I) "Encumbered" shall mean monies committed by contract or purchase order in
a manner that obligates the City to expend the encumbered amount upon delivery of
goods, the rendering of services, or the conveyance of real property provided by a
vendor, supplier, contractor or owner.
(J)
"Improvement fee" shall mean a fee for costs associated with capital
improvements to be constructed after the effective date of this ordinance.
(K)
"Owner" shall mean the person holding legal title to the real property upon
which development is to occur.
(L)
"Person" shall mean an individual, a corporation, a partnership, an
incorporated association, or any other similar entity.
(M)
either
"Qualified public improvement" shall mean a capital improvement that is:
1)
Required as a condition of development approval;
2)
Identified in the adopted capital improvement plan (CIP); and
a)
not located on or contiguous to property that is the subject
of development approval; or
b)
located in whole or in part on or contiguous to property that
is the subject of development approval and required to be built larger or with greater
capacity than is necessary for the particular development project to which the
improvement fee is related.
[Section 1 (M) as amended by Ordinance 2251 passed November 22, 1999, and
effective January 1, 2000.]
(N)
"Reimbursement fee" shall mean a fee for costs associated with capital
improvements already constructed or under construction on the effective date of this
ordinance.
(O)
"System development charge" shall mean a reimbursement fee, an
improvement fee, or a combination thereof assessed or collected at the time of
increased usage of a capital improvement or issuance of a development permit,
building permit or connection to the capital improvement. System development
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charges are separate from and in addition to any applicable tax, assessment, fee in
lieu of assessment, or other fee or charge provided by law or imposed as a condition of
development. System development charges do not include connection or hook-up
fees that reimburse the City for the average cost of inspecting and installing
connections to water and sewer capital improvements.
(P)
"System development charge study" shall mean the study adopted
pursuant to Section (3)(B), as amended and supplemental pursuant to Section (3)(H).
Section 2.
Rules of Construction. For the purposes of administration and
enforcement of this ordinance, unless otherwise stated in this ordinance, the following
rules of construction shall apply:
(A)
In case of any difference of meaning implication between the text of this
ordinance and any caption, illustration, summary table, or illustrative table, the text shall
control.
(B)
The word "shall" is always mandatory and not discretionary; the word
"may" is permissive.
(C)
Words used in the present tense shall include the future; words used in the
singular shall include the plural and the plural the singular, unless the context clearly
indicates the contrary; and use of the masculine gender shall include the feminine
gender.
(D)
The phrase "used for" includes "arranged for", "designed for", "maintained
for", or "occupied for".
(E)
Unless the context clearly indicates the contrary, where a regulation
involves two or more items, conditions, provisions, or events connected by the
conjunction "and", "or" or "either"...or", the conjunction shall be interpreted as follows:
(1)
"And" indicates that all the connected terms, conditions, provisions
or events shall apply.
(2)
"Or" indicates that the connected items, conditions, or provisions or
events may apply singly or in any combination.
(3)
"Either...or" indicates that the connected
provisions or events shall apply singly but not in combination.
items,
conditions,
(F)
The word "includes" shall not limit a term to the specific example, but is
intended to extend its meaning to all other instances or circumstances of like find or
character.
Section 3.
Imposition of System Development Charges. System development
charges are hereby imposed, subject to the following conditions.
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(A)
Development Subject to Charges. System Development Charges are
imposed on all development within the city for capital improvements for water and
sewer. System Development Charges are imposed on any development outside the
city boundary for water and sewer capital improvements, if such development
connects to or otherwise uses the city's water or sewer systems.
The System
Development Charges shall be paid in addition to all other fees, charges and
assessments due for development, and are intended to provide funds only for capital
improvements necessitated by new development.
(Section 3 (A) as amended by Ordinance 2251 passed November 22, 1999, and
effective January 1, 2000.)
(B)
Rates of Charges:
(1)
For the purpose of setting Water and Sewer System Development
Charges, the city hereby adopts and incorporates by reference the study entitled
“System Development Charges for Woodburn, Oregon” dated July 29, 1991, particularly
the assumptions, conclusions and findings in such study as to the determination of
anticipated costs of capital improvements required to accommodate growth and the
rates for system development charges to reimburse the city for such capital
improvements.
(Section 3 (B)(1) as amended by Ordinance 2251 passed November 22, 1999, and
effective January 1, 2000.)
(2)
System development charges shall be imposed and calculated for
the alteration, expansion or replacement of a building or dwelling unit if such alteration,
expansion or replacement results in an increase in the use of capital improvements
compared to the present use of the development. The amount of the system
development charge to be paid shall be the difference between the rate for the
proposed development and the rate that would be imposed for the development prior
to the alteration, expansion or replacement.
(3)
The City shall, based upon the study referred to in subsection (1)
above, adopt by resolution the amounts of system development charges.
(C)
Payment of Charges. Except as otherwise provided in this ordinance,
applicants for building permits, development permits, or connection to City water or
sewer systems shall pay the applicable system development charges prior to the
issuance of the permit or connection by the City unless charges are financed pursuant
to a City approved installment or deferral program. (Section 3(C) as amended by
Ordinance 2457 passed June 22, 2009)
(D)
Alternative Rate Calculation. Applicants may submit alternative rates for
system development charges, subject to the following conditions:
(1)
In the event an applicant believes that the impact on City capital
improvements resulting from his development is less than the fee established in Section
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(3)(B), such applicant may submit a calculation of an alternative system development
charge to the City Council.
(2)
The alternative system development charges rate calculations shall
be based on data, information and assumptions contained in this ordinance and the
adopted system development charges study or an independent source, provided that
the independent source is a local study supported by a data base adequate for the
conclusions contained in such study performed pursuant to a generally accepted
methodology and based upon generally accepted standard sources of information
relating to facilities planning, cost analysis and demographics.
(3)
If the City Council determines that the data, information and
assumptions utilized by the applicant to calculate the alternative system development
charges rates comply with the requirements of this Section by using a generally
accepted methodology, the alternative system development charges rates shall be
paid in lieu of the rates set forth in Section (3)(B).
(4)
If the City Council determines that the data, information and
assumptions utilized by the applicant to calculate the alternative system development
charges rates do not comply with the requirements of this Section or were not
calculated by a generally accepted methodology, then the City Council shall provide
to the applicant (by certified mail, return receipt requested) written notification of the
rejection of the alternative system development charges rates and the reason therefor.
(5)
Any applicant who has submitted a proposed alternative system
development charges rate pursuant to this Section and desires the immediate issuance
of a building permit, development permit, or connection shall pay the applicable
system development charges rates pursuant to Section (3)(B). Said payment shall be
deemed paid under "protest" and shall not be construed as a waiver of any right of
review. Any difference between the amount paid and the amount due, as determined
by the Council, shall be refunded to the applicant.
(E)
Exemptions. The following development shall be exempt from payment of
the system development charges:
(1)
Alterations, expansion or replacement of an existing dwelling unit
where not additional dwelling units are created and no change in use has occurred.
(2)
The construction of accessory buildings or structures which will not
create additional dwelling units and which do not create additional demands on the
City's capital improvements.
(3)
The issuance of a permit for a mobile home installation on the
property which applicable system development charges have previously been made
for
such installation as documented by receipts issued by the City for such prior payment.
(4)
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(a)
Any owner of land which was the subject of a building
permit or development permit issued prior to the effective date of this ordinance may
petition the City for a vested rights determination which would exempt the landowner
from the provisions of this ordinance. Such petition shall be evaluated in writing by the
City Attorney and a decision made by the City Council based on the following criteria:
(i)
The existence of a valid, unexpired permit issued by
the City authorizing the specific development for which a determination is sought;
(ii)
Substantial expenditures or obligations made or
incurred in reliance upon the authorizing governmental act;
(iii)
Other factors that demonstrate it is highly inequitable
to deny the owner the opportunity to complete the previously approved development
under the conditions of approval by requiring the owner to comply with the
requirement of this ordinance. For the purposes of this paragraph, the following factors
shall be considered in determining whether it is inequitable to deny the owner the
opportunity to complete the previously approved development:
(aa) Whether the injury suffered by the owner
outweighs the public cost of allowing the development to go forward without payment
of the system development charges required by this ordinance; and
(bb) Whether the expenses or obligations for the
development were made or incurred prior to the effective date of this Ordinance.
(F)
Credits for Development Contributions of Qualified Public Improvements.
The City shall grant a credit against the system development charges imposed pursuant
to Section (3)(A) and (B) for the donation of land as permitted by Ordinance 1807, or
for the construction of any qualified public improvements. Such land donation and
construction shall be subject to the approval of the City.
(1)
The amount of developer contribution credit to be applied shall be
determined according to the following standards of valuation:
(a)
The value of donated lands shall be based upon a written
appraisal of fair market value by a qualified and professional appraiser based upon
comparable sales of similar property between unrelated parties in a bargaining
transaction; and
(b)
The cost of anticipated construction of qualified public
improvements shall be based upon cost estimates certified by a professional architect
or engineer.
(2)
Prior to issuance of a building permit, development permit, or
connection, the applicant shall submit to the City Administrator a proposed plan and
estimate of cost for contributions of qualified public improvements. The proposed plan
and estimate shall include:
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A designation of the development for which the proposed
(b)
A legal description of any land proposed to be donated
pursuant to Chapter 39 of the Woodburn Zoning Ordinance, Ordinance 1807, and a
written appraisal prepared in conformity with subsection (1)(a) of this Section.
within the plan;
(c)
A list of the contemplated capital improvements contained
(d)
An estimate of proposed construction costs certified by a
professional architect or engineer; and
(e)
A proposed time schedule for completion of the proposed
(3)
The City Administrator shall determine if the proposed qualified
public improvement is:
(a)
Required as a condition of development approval;
(b)Identified in the adopted capital improvement plan (CIP); and either
i)
Not located on or contiguous to property that is the
subject of development approval; or
ii)
Located in whole or in part on or contiguous to
property that is the subject of development approval and required to be built larger or
with greater capacity than is necessary for the particular development project to which
the improvement fee is related.
(Section 3 (F)(3) as amended by Ordinance 2251 passed November 22, 1999, and
effective January 1, 2000.)
(4)
Any applicant who submits a proposed plan pursuant to this
Section and desires the immediate issuance of a building permit, development permit,
or connection, shall pay the applicable system development charges. Said payment
shall be deemed paid under "protest" and shall not be construed as a waiver of any
review rights. Any difference between the amount paid the amount due, as
determined by the City Administrator, shall be refunded to the applicant. In no event
shall a refund by City under this subsection exceed the amount originally paid by the
applicant.
(5)
In the event the amount of developer contribution determined to
be applicable by the City Administrator pursuant to an approved plan of contribution
exceeds the total amount of system development charges due by the applicant, the
City may execute with the applicant an agreement for future reimbursement of the
excess of such contribution credit from future receipts by the City of other system
development charges. Such agreement of reimbursement shall be subject to City
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Council Approval and not be for a period in excess of five years from the date of
completion of the approved plan of contribution and shall provide for a forfeiture of
any remaining reimbursement balance at the end of such five year period.
(G)
Appeals and Review Hearings.
(1)
An applicant who is required to pay system development charges
shall have the right to request a hearing to review the denial by the City Administrator
of any of the following:
(a)
A proposed credit for contribution of qualified public
improvements pursuant to Section (3)(F).
(2)
Such hearing shall be requested by the applicant within fifteen (15)
days of the date of first receipt of the denial by the City Administrator. Failure to
request a hearing within the time provided shall be deemed a waiver of such right.
(3)
The request for hearing shall be filed with the City Administrator and
shall contain the following:
(a)
The name and address of the applicant;
(b)
The legal description of the property in question;
(c)
If issued, the date the building permit, development permit,
or connection was issued;
(d)
A brief description of the nature of the development being
undertaken pursuant to the building permit, development permit, or connection;
paid; and
the hearing.
(e)
If paid, the date the system development charges were
(f)
A statement of the reasons why the applicant is requesting
(4)
Upon receipt of such request, the City Administrator shall schedule
a hearing before the City Council at a regularly scheduled meeting or a special
meeting called for the purpose of conducting the hearing and shall provide the
applicant written notice of the time and place of the hearing. Such hearing shall be
held within forty-five (45) days of the date the request for hearing was filed.
(5)
Such hearing shall be before the City Council and shall be
conducted in a manner designed to obtain all information and evidence relevant to
the requested hearing. Formal rules of civil procedures and evidence shall not be
applicable; however, the hearing shall be conducted in a fair and impartial manner
with each party having an opportunity to be heard and to present information and
evidence.
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(6)
Any applicant who requests a hearing pursuant to this Section and
desires the immediate issuance of a building permit, development permit, or
connection shall pay prior to or at the time the request for hearing is filed the
applicable system development charges pursuant to Section (3)(B). Said payment shall
be deemed paid under "protest" and shall not be construed as a waiver of any review
rights.
(7)
An applicant may request a hearing under this Section without
paying the applicable system development charges, but no building permit,
development permit, or connection shall be issued until such system development
charges are paid in the amount initially calculated or the amount approved upon
completion of the review provided in this Section.
(H)
Review of Study and Rates. This ordinance and the system development
charges study shall be reviewed at least once every four years. The review shall
consider new estimates of population and other socioeconomic data, changes in the
cost of construction and land acquisition, and adjustments to the assumptions,
conclusions or findings set forth in the study adopted by Section (3)(B). The purpose of
this review is to evaluate and revise, if necessary, the rates of the system development
charges to assure that they do not exceed the reasonably anticipated costs of the
City's capital improvements. In the event the review of the ordinance or the study alters
or changes the assumptions, conclusions and findings of the study, or alters or changes
the assumptions, conclusions and findings of the study, or alters or changes the amount
of system development charges, the study adopted by reference in Section (3)(B) shall
be amended and updated to reflect the assumptions, conclusions and findings of such
reviews and Section (3)(B) shall be amended to adopt by reference such updated
studies.
Section 4.
Receipt and Expenditure of System Development Charges.
(A)
Trust Accounts. The city hereby establishes a separate trust account for
each type of System Development Charge to be designated as the "Water SDC
Account" and the "Sewer SDC Account,” which shall be maintained separate and
apart from all other accounts of the city. All System Development Charge payments
shall be deposited into the appropriate trust account immediately upon receipt.
(Section 4 (A) as amended by Ordinance 2251 passed November 22, 1999, and
effective January 1, 2000.)
(B)
Use of System Development Charges. The monies deposited into the trust
accounts shall be used solely for the purpose of providing capital improvements
necessitated by development, including, but not limited to:
(1)
Design and construction plan preparation;
(2)
Permitting and fees;
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(4)
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Land and materials acquisition, including any costs of acquisition or
Construction of improvements and structures;
(5)
Design and construction of new drainage facilities required by the
construction of capital improvements and structures;
(6)
and structures;
Relocating utilities required by the construction of improvements
(7)
Landscaping;
(8)
Construction management and inspection;
(9)
Surveying, soils and material testing;
(10)
Acquisition of capital equipment;
(11) Repayment of monies transferred or borrowed from any budgetary
fund of the City which were used to fund any of the capital improvements as herein
provided;
(12) Payment of principal and interest, necessary reserves and costs of
issuance under any bonds or other indebtedness issued by the City to fund capital
improvements;
(13) Direct costs of complying with the provisions of ORS 223.297 to
223.314, including the costs of developing system development charges methodologies
and providing an annual accounting of system development charges expenditures.
(C)
Prohibited Uses of System Development Charges.
system development charge trust accounts shall not be used for:
Funds on deposit in
(1)
Any expenditure that would be classified as a routine maintenance
or repair expense; or
(2)
Costs associated with the construction of administrative office
facilities that are more than an incidental part of other capital improvements.
(D)
Capital Improvements Authorized to be Financed by System
Development Charges. Any capital improvement being funded wholly or in part with
system development charges revenue shall be included in the City's capital
improvement program. The capital improvement program shall:
(1)
List the specific capital improvement projects that may be funded
with system development charges revenue;
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(2)
Provide the cost of each capital improvement project, and an
estimate of the amounts of each revenue source, including system development
charges, that will be used to fund each project;
and
(3)
Provide the estimated timing of each capital improvement project;
(4)
Be updated at least once every four years.
(E)
Investment of Trust Account Revenue. Any funds on deposit in system
development charges trust accounts which are not immediately necessary for
expenditure shall be invested by the City. All income derived from such investments
shall be deposited in the system development trust accounts and used as provided
herein.
(F)
Refunds of System Development Charges. System development charges
shall be refunded in accordance with the following requirements:
(1)
An applicant or owner shall be eligible to apply for a refund if:
a)
The building permit, development permit or connection has
expired and the development authorized by such permit is not complete; or
b)
The system development charges have not been expended
or encumbered prior to the end of the fiscal year immediately following the ninth
anniversary of the date upon which such charges were paid. For the purposes of this
section, system development charges were paid. For the purposes of this section,
system development charges collected shall be deemed to be expended or
encumbered on the basis of the first system development charges in shall be the first
system development charges out.
(2)
The application for refund shall be filed with the City Administrator
and contain the following:
a)
The name and address of the applicant;
b)
The location of the property which was the subject of the
system development charges;
c)
A notarized sworn statement that the petitioner is the then
current owner of the property on behalf of which the system development charges
were paid, including proof of ownership, such as a certified copy of the latest recorded
deed;
d)
The date the system development charges were paid;
e)
A copy of the receipt of payment for the system
development charges; and, if appropriate;
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f)
The date the building permit, development permit, or
connection was issued and the date of expiration.
(3)
The application shall be filed within ninety (90) days of the
expiration of the building permit, development permit, or connection, or within ninety
(90) days of the end of the fiscal year following the ninth anniversary of the date upon
which the system development charges were paid. Failure to timely apply for a refund
of the system development charges shall waive any right to a refund.
(4)
Within thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of a petition for
refund, the City Administrator will advise the petitioner of the status of the request for
refund, and if such request is valid, the system development charges shall be returned
to the petitioner.
(5)
A building permit, development permit, or connection which is
subsequently issued for a development on the same property which was the subject of
a refund shall pay the systems development charges as required by Section (3).
(G)
Annual Accounting Reports. The City shall prepare an annual report
accounting for system development charges, including the total amount of system
development charges revenue collected in each trust account, and the capital
improvement projects that were funded.
(H)
Challenge of Expenditures. Any citizen or other interested person (as
defined in Section (1) (F) may challenge an expenditure of system development
charges revenues.
(1)
Such challenge shall be submitted, in writing, to the City
Administrator for review within two years following the subject expenditure, and shall
include the following information:
a)
The name and address of the citizen or other interested
person challenging the expenditure;
b)
The amount of the expenditure, the project, payee or
purpose, and the approximate date on which it was made; and
c)
The reason why the expenditure is being challenged.
(2)
If the City Administrator determines that the expenditure was not
made in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance and other relevant laws, a
reimbursement of system development charges trust account revenues from other
revenue sources shall be made within one year following the determination that the
expenditures were not appropriate.
(3)
The City Administrator shall make written notification of the results of
the expenditure review to the citizen or other interested person who requested the
review within ten (10) days of completion of the review.
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Section 5.
Severability. If any clause, section or provision of this ordinance
shall be declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason or cause, the remaining
portion of said ordinance shall be in full force and effect and be valid as if such invalid
portion thereof had not been incorporated herein.
Passed by the Council September 9, 1991 and approved by the Mayor
September 10, 1991.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2111
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A METHODOLOGY FOR TRAFFIC IMPACT FEES (TIF) AND
STORMWATER DRAINAGE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CHARGES; AND REPEALING ORDINANCE
NO. 1842.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Definitions. The following definitions apply:
(A)
"Applicant" shall mean the owner or other person who applies for a
building permit or development permit.
(B)
"Bancroft Bond" shall mean a bond issued by the city to finance a capital
improvement in accordance with ORS 223.205 - 223.295.
(C)
"Building" shall mean any structure, either temporary or permanent, built
for the support, shelter or enclosure of persons, chattels or property of any kind. This
term shall include tents, trailers, mobile homes or any vehicles serving in any way the
function of a building. This term shall not include temporary construction sheds or
trailers erected to assist in construction and maintained during the term of a building
permit.
(D)
"Building Permit" shall mean an official document or certificate authorizing
the construction or siting of any building. For purposes of this ordinance, the term
"Building Permit" shall also include any construction or installation permits which may be
required for those structures or buildings, such as a mobile home, that do not require a
building permit in order to be occupied.
(E)
"Capital Improvements" shall mean public facilities or assets used for
stormwater drainage.
(Section 1 (E) as amended by Ordinance 2249 passed November 22, 1999, effective
January 1, 2000.)
(F)
"Citizen or Other Interested Person" shall mean any person who is a legal
resident of the City of Woodburn as evidenced by registration as a voter in the city, or
by other proof of residency; or a person who owns, occupies, or otherwise has an
interest in real property which is located within the city limits or is otherwise subject to
the imposition of system development charges, as outlined in Section 3 of this
ordinance.
(G)
"City" shall mean the City of Woodburn, Oregon.
(H)
"Credit" shall mean the amount of money by which the TIF or Stormwater
Drainage SDC for a specific development may be reduced because of construction of
eligible capital facilities as outlined in this ordinance.
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(I)
"Development" shall mean a building or other land construction, or
making a change in the use of a structure or land, in a manner which increases the
usage of any capital improvements or which will contribute to the need for additional
or enlarged capital improvements.
(J)
"Development Permit" shall mean an official document or certificate,
other than a building permit, authorizing development.
(K)
"Dwelling Unit" shall mean a building or a portion of a building designed
for residential occupancy, consisting of one or more rooms which are arranged,
designed or used as living quarters for one family only.
(L)
"Encumbered" shall mean monies committed by contract or purchase
order in a manner that obligates the city to expend the encumbered amount upon
delivery of goods, the rendering of services, or the conveyance of real property
provided by a vendor, supplier, contractor or Owner.
(M)
"Improvement Fee" shall mean a fee for costs associated with capital
improvements to be constructed after the effective date of this ordinance.
Notwithstanding anything in this ordinance to the contrary, it is an incurred charge or
cost based upon the use of or the availability for use of the systems and capital
improvements required to provide services and facilities necessary to meet the routine
obligations of the use and ownership of property, and to provide for the public health
and safety upon development.
(N)
"Off-site" shall mean not located on or contiguous to property that is the
subject of development approval.
(O)
"On-site" shall mean located on or contiguous to property that is the
subject of developmental approval.
(P)
"Owner" shall mean the person holding legal title to the real property upon
which development is to occur.
(Q)
"Person" shall mean an individual, a corporation, a partnership, an
incorporated association, or any other similar entity.
(R)
"Prime Rate of Interest" shall mean the base rate on corporate loans
posted by at least 75% of the nation's 30 largest banks as posted in the Wall Street
Journal.
(S)
either
"Qualified Public Improvement" shall mean a capital improvement that is:
1)
Required as a condition of residential development approval;
2)
Identified in the adopted capital improvement plan (CIP); and
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a)
not located on or contiguous to property that is the subject
of development approval; or
b) located in whole or in part on or contiguous to property that is
the subject of development approval and required to be built larger or with greater
capacity than is necessary for the particular development project to which the
improvement fee is related
(Section 1 (S) as amended by Ordinance 2249 passed November 22, 1999, effective
January 1,2000.)
use.
(T)
"Right-of-Way" shall mean that portion of land that is dedicated for public
(U)
"System Development Charge" shall mean an improvement fee assessed
or collected at the time of increased usage of a capital improvement or issuance of a
development permit or building permit. System development charges are separate
from and in addition to any applicable tax, assessment, fee in lieu of assessment, or
other fee or charge provided by law or imposed as a condition of development.
1999.
(V)
This subsection was repealed by Ordinance 2249 passed November 22,
(W)
"Traffic Impact Fee and Stormwater Drainage System Development
Charge Methodology Report" shall mean the report adopted pursuant to Section (3)(B),
as amended and supplemented pursuant to Section (3)(H).
Section 2.
Rules of Construction. For the purposes of administration and
enforcement of this ordinance, unless otherwise stated in this ordinance, the following
rules of construction shall apply:
(A)
In case of any difference of meaning or implication between the text of
this ordinance and any caption, illustration, summary table, or illustrative table, the text
shall control.
(B)
The word "shall" is always mandatory and not discretionary; the word
"may" is permissive.
(C)
Words used in the present tense shall include the future; words used in the
singular shall include the plural and the plural the singular, unless the context clearly
indicates the contrary; and use of the masculine gender shall include the feminine
gender.
(D)
The phrase "used for" includes "arranged for", "designed for", "maintained
for", or "occupied for".
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(E)
Unless the context clearly indicates the contrary, where a regulation
involves two or more items, conditions, provisions, or events connected by the
conjunction "and", "or" or "either...or", the conjunction shall be interpreted as follows:
1)
"And" indicates that all the connected terms, conditions, provisions
or events shall apply.
2)
"Or" indicates that the connected items, conditions, provisions or
events may apply singly or in any combination.
3)
"Either"...or" indicates that the connected items, conditions,
provisions or events shall apply singly but not in combination.
(F)
The word "includes" shall not limit a term to the specific example, but is
intended to extend its meaning to all other instances or circumstances of like kind or
character.
Section 3.
Imposition of System Development Charges. System development
charges are hereby imposed, subject to the following conditions:
(A)
Development Subject to Charges. System development charges are
imposed on all new development within the city for capital improvements for
transportation and stormwater drainage. The system development charges shall be
paid in addition to all other fees, charges and assessments due for development, and
are intended to provide funds only for capital improvements necessitated by new
development.
(B)
Rates of Charges.
1)
The city hereby adopts and incorporates by reference the report
entitled "City of Woodburn Traffic Impact Fee and Stormwater Drainage System
Development Charges Methodology Report", dated June 30, 1993, particularly the
assumptions, conclusions and findings in such study as to the determination of
anticipated costs of capital improvements required to accommodate growth and the
rates for system development charges to reimburse the city for such capital
improvements.
2)
System development charges shall be imposed and calculated for
the change in use, alternation, expansion or replacement of a building or dwelling unit
if such change in use, alternation, expansion or replacement results in an increase in
the use of capital improvements compared to the present use of the development.
The amount of the system development charges to be paid shall be the difference
between the rate for the proposed development and the rate that would be imposed
for the development prior to the change in use, alternation, expansion or replacement.
3)
The city shall, based upon the report referred to in subsection (1)
above, adopt by resolution the amounts of system development charges.
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4)
An additional systems development charge may be assessed by
the city if the demand placed on the city's capital facilities exceeds the amount initially
estimated at the time systems development charges are paid. The additional charge
shall be for the increased demand or for the demand abovethe underestimate, and it
shall be based upon the fee that is in effect at the time the additional demand impact
is determined, and not upon the fee structure that may have been in effect at the time
the initial systems development charge was paid. This provision does not apply to single
family or other residential units unless additional rental units are created.
(C)
Payment of Charges. Applicants for building permits or development
permits shall pay the applicable system development charges prior to the issuance of
the permits by the city unless charges are financed pursuant to a City approved
installment or deferral program.
(Section 3 (C) as amended by Ordinance 2249 passed November 22,1999, effective
January 1, 2000 and Ordinance 2457 passed June 22, 2009, effective June 24, 2009.)
(D)
Alternative Rate Calculation. Applicants may submit alternative rates for
system development charges, subject to the following conditions:
1)
In the event an applicant believes that the impact on city capital
improvements resulting from a development is less than the fee established in Section
(3) (b), the applicant may submit alternative system development charge rate
calculations, accompanied by the alternative rate review fee established by resolution
for this purpose, to the City Administrator. The city may hire a consultant to review the
alternative system development charge rate calculations, and may pay the consulting
fees from system development charges revenues.
2)
The alternative system development charge rate calculations shall
be based on data, information and assumptions contained in this ordinance and the
adopted system development charges study or an independent source, provided that
the independent source is a local study supported by a data base adequate for the
conclusions contained in such study performed pursuant to a generally accepted
methodology and based upon generally accepted standard sources of information
relating to facilities planning, cost analysis and demographics.
3)
If the city council determines that the data, information and
assumptions utilized by the applicant to calculate the alternative system development
charges rates comply with the requirements of this section by using a generally
accepted methodology, the alternative system development charges rates shall be
paid in lieu of the rates set forth in Section (3)(B).
4)
If the city council determines that the data, information and
assumptions utilized by the applicant to calculate the alternative system development
charges rates do not comply with the requirements of this section or were not
calculated by a generally accepted methodology, then the city council shall provide
to the applicant (by certified mail, return receipt requested) written notification of the
rejection of the alternative system development charges rates and the reason therefor.
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5)
Any applicant who has submitted a proposed alternative system
development charges rate pursuant to this section and desires the immediate issuance
of a building permit or development permit shall pay the applicable system
development charges rates pursuant to Section (3)(B). Said payment shall be deemed
paid under "protest" and shall not be construed as a waiver of any right of review. Any
difference between the
amount paid and the amount due, as determined by the
city council, shall be refunded to the applicant.
(E)
Exemptions. The following development shall be exempt from payment of
the system development charges:
1)
Alternations, expansion or replacement of an existing dwelling unit
where no additional dwelling units are created.
2)
The construction of accessory buildings or structures which will not
create additional dwelling units and which do not create additional demands on the
city's capital improvements.
3)
The issuance of a permit for a mobile home on which applicable
system development charges have previously been made as documented by receipts
issued by the city for such prior payment.
4)
Development with vested right, determined as follows:
a)
Any owner of land which was the subject of a building
permit or development permit issued prior to the effective date of this ordinance may
petition the city for a vested rights determination which would exempt the landowner
from the provision of this ordinance. Such petition shall be evaluated by the City
Attorney and a decision made by the city council based on the following criteria:
i) The existence of a valid, unexpired permit issued by the
city authorizing the specific development for which a determination is sought;
ii) Substantial expenditures or obligations made or incurred
in reliance upon the authorizing governmental act;
iii) Other factors that demonstrate it is highly inequitable to
deny the owner the opportunity to complete the previously approved development
under the conditions of approval by requiring the owner to comply with the
requirements of this ordinance. For the purposes of this paragraph, the following factors
shall be considered in determining whether it is inequitable to deny the owner the
opportunity to complete the previously approved development:
aa)
Whether the injury suffered by the owner
outweighs the public cost of allowing the development to go forward without payment
of the system development charges required by this ordinance; and
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bb) Whether the expenses or obligations for the
development were made or incurred prior to the effective date of this ordinance.
(F)
Credits for Developer Contributions of Qualified Public Improvements. The
city shall grant a credit, not to exceed 100% of the applicable TIF or SDC, against the
system development charges imposed pursuant to Section (3)(A) and (B) for the
donation of land as permitted by Ordinance 1807, or for the construction of any
qualified public improvements. Such land donation and construction shall be subject
to the approval of the city.
1)
The amount of developer contribution credit to be applied shall be
determined according to the following standards of valuation:
a)
The value of donated lands shall be based upon a written
appraisal of fair market value by a qualified and professional appraiser based upon
comparable sales of similar property between unrelated parties in a bargaining
transaction; and
b)
The cost of anticipated construction of qualified public
improvements shall be based upon cost estimates certified by a professional architect
or engineer.
2)
Prior to issuance of a building permit or development permit, the
applicant shall submit to the City Administrator a proposed plan and estimate of cost
for contributions of qualified public improvements. The proposed plan and estimate
shall include:
a)
plan is being submitted.
a designation of the development for which the proposed
b)
a legal description of any land proposed to be donated
pursuant to Chapter 39 of the Woodburn Zoning Ordinance, Ordinance 1807, and a
written appraisal prepared in conformity with subsection (1)(a) of this section;
within the plan;
c)
a list of the contemplated capital improvements contained
d)
an estimate of proposed construction costs certified by a
professional architect or engineer; and
plan.
e)
a proposed time schedule for completion of the proposed
3)
The City Administrator shall determine if the proposed qualified
public improvement is:
a)
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Identified in the adopted capital improvement plan (CIP);
i) Not located on or contiguous to property that is the
subject of development approval; or
ii) Located in whole or in part on or contiguous to property
that is the subject of development approval and required to be built large or with
greater capacity than is necessary for the particular development project to which the
improvement fee is related.
c)
Not located on or contiguous to property that is the subject
of residential development approval.
4)
The decision of the City Administrator as to whether to accept the
proposed plan of contribution and the value of such contribution shall be in writing and
issued within fifteen (15) working days of the review. A copy shall be provided to the
applicant.
5)
A proposed improvement which does not meet all three (3) of the
criteria included in Section 3(F)(3) above shall not be considered a qualified public
improvement and the city is not required under ORS 223.297 - 223.314 to provide a
credit for such an improvement. However, the city shall grant a credit, in an amount
not to exceed fifty percent (50%) of the total amount of the applicable SDC, for certain
other contributions of capital facilities under the following conditions:
a)
The capital facilities being contributed must exceed the
local stormwater drainage capacity (for SDC) required for the specific type of
development (i.e., residential, industrial, etc.); and
b)
Only the value of the contribution which exceeds the local
stormwater drainage capacity (for SDC) required for the specific type of development
(i.e., residential, industrial, etc.) shall be considered when calculating the credit; and
c)
credit.
Donations for on-site right-of-way are not eligible for the
(Section 3(F)(5) as amended by Ordinance 2259 passed November 22, 1999, effective
January 1,2000.)
6)
Any applicant who submits a proposed plan pursuant to this
section and desires the immediate issuance of a building permit or development
permit, shall pay the applicable system development charges. Said payment shall be
deemed paid under "protest" and shall not be construed as a waiver of any review
rights. Any difference between the amount paid and the amount due, as determined
by the City Administrator, shall be refunded to the applicant. In no event shall a refund
by city under this subsection exceed the amount originally paid by the applicant.
(G)
Appeals and Review Hearings.
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1)
An applicant who is required to pay system development charges
shall have the right to request a hearing to review the denial by the City Administrator
of a proposed credit for contribution of qualified public improvements pursuant to
Section (3)(F).
(Section 3 (G)(1) as amended by Ordinance 2249 passed November 22, 1999, effective
January 1, 2000.)
2)
Such hearing shall be requested by the applicant within fifteen (15)
days of the date of first receipt of the denial by the City Administrator. Failure to
request a hearing within the time provided shall be deemed a waiver of such right.
3)
The request for hearing shall be filed with the City Administrator and
shall contain the following:
was issued;
a)
The name and address of the applicant;
b)
The legal description of the property in question;
c)
If issued, the date the building permit or development permit
d)
A brief description of the nature of the development being
undertaken pursuant to the building permit or development permit;
paid; and
the hearing.
e)
If paid, the date the system development charges were
f)
A statement of the reasons why the applicant is requesting
4)
Upon receipt of such request, the City Administrator shall schedule
a hearing before the city council at a regularly scheduled meeting or a special
meeting called for the purpose of conducting the hearing and shall provide the
applicant written notice of the time and place of the hearing. Such hearing shall be
held within forty-five (45) days of the date the request for hearing was filed.
5)
Such hearing shall be before the city council and shall be
conducted in a manner designed to obtain all information and evidence relevant to
the requested hearing. Formal rules of civil procedures and evidence shall not be
applicable; however, the hearing shall be conducted in a fair and impartial manner
with each party having an opportunity to be heard and to present information and
evidence.
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6)
Any applicant who requests a hearing pursuant to this section and
desires the immediate issuance of a building permit or development permit shall pay
prior to or at the time the request for hearing is filed the applicable system
development charges pursuant to Section (3)(B). Said payment shall be deemed paid
under "protest" and shall not construed as a waiver of any review rights.
7)
An applicant may request a hearing under this section without
paying the applicable system development charges, but no building permit or
development permit shall be issued until such system development charges are paid in
the amount initially calculated or the amount approved upon completion of the review
provided in this section.
(H)
Review of Study and Rates. This ordinance and the Traffic Impact Fee
and Stormwater Drainage System Development Charge Methodology Report shall be
reviewed at least once every five (5) years. The review shall consider new estimates of
population and other socioeconomic data, changes in the cost of construction and
land acquisition, and adjustments to the assumptions, conclusions or findings set forth in
the report adopted by Section (3)(B). The purpose of this review is to evaluate and
revise, if necessary, the rates of the system development charges to assure that they do
not exceed the reasonably anticipated costs of the city's capital improvements. In the
event the review of the ordinance or the report alters or changes the assumptions,
conclusions and findings of the report, or alters or changes the amount of system
development charges, the report adopted by reference in Section (3)(B) shall be
amended and updated to reflect the assumptions, conclusions and findings of such
reviews and Section (3)(B) shall be amended to adopt by reference such updated
reports.
Section 4.
Receipt and Expenditure of System Development Charges.
(A)
Trust Accounts. The City hereby establishes a separate trust account for
each type of system development charge to be designated as the "Stormwater SDC",
which shall be maintained separate and apart from all other accounts of the city. All
system development charge payments shall be deposited into the appropriate trust
account immediately upon receipt.
(Section 4(A) as amended by Ordinance 2249 passed November 22, 1999, effective
January 1, 2000.)
(B)
Use of System Development Charges. The monies deposited into the trust
accounts shall be used solely for the purpose of providing capital improvements
necessitated by development, including, but not limited to:
1)
design and construction plan preparation;
2)
permitting and fees;
3)
condemnation;
4)
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land and materials acquisition, including any costs of acquisition or
construction of improvements and structures;
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5)
design and construction of new drainage facilities required by the
construction of capital improvements and structures;
6)
and structures;
relocating utilities required by the construction of improvements
7)
landscaping;
8)
construction management and inspection;
9)
surveying, soils and material testing;
10)
acquisition of capital equipment;
11)
repayment of monies transferred or borrowed from any budgetary
fund of the city which were used to fund any of the capital improvements as herein
provided;
12)
payment of principal and interest, necessary reserves and costs of
issuance under any bonds or other indebtedness issued by the city to fund capital
improvements;
13)
direct costs of complying with the provisions of ORS 223.297 to
223.314, including the costs of developing system development charges methodologies
and providing an annual accounting of system development charges expenditures.
14)
consulting costs for the review of alternative rates as provided for in
Section (3)(D) of this ordinance.
(C)
Prohibited Uses of System Development Charges.
system development charge trust accounts shall not be used for:
Funds on deposit in
1)
any expenditure that would be classified as a routine
maintenance or repair expense; or
2)
costs associated with the construction of administrative office
facilities that are more than an incidental part of other capital improvements.
(D)
Capital Improvements Authorized to be Financed by System
Development Charges. Any capital improvement being funded wholly or in part with
system development charges revenue shall be included in the city's capital
improvement program. The capital improvement program shall:
1)
list the specific capital improvement projects that may be funded
with system development charges revenues;
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2)
provide the cost of each capital improvement project, and an
estimate of the amounts of each revenue source, including system development
charges, that will be used to fund each project;
and
3)
provide the estimated timing of each capital improvement project;
4)
be updated at least once every five (5) years.
(E)
Investment of Trust Account Revenue. Any funds on deposit in system
development charges trust accounts which are not immediately necessary for
expenditure shall be invested by the city. All income derived from such investments
shall be deposited in the system development charges trust accounts and used as
provided herein.
(F)
Refunds of System Development Charges. System development charges
shall be refunded in accordance with the following requirements:
refund if:
1)
An applicant or owner shall be eligible to apply for a full or partial
a)
The building permit or development permit has expired and
the development authorized by such permit is not complete;
b)
An error was made in calculating the amount of the system
development charges resulting in overpayment, and the error is discovered within three
months of the date the SDC was paid. The amount of the refund will be limited to the
amount collected in excess of the appropriate SDC.
c)
The system development charges have not been expended
or encumbered prior to the end of the fiscal year immediately following the ninth
anniversary of the date upon which such charges were paid. For the purposes of this
section, system development charges collected shall be deemed to be
expended or encumbered on the basis of the first system development charges in shall
be the first system development charges out.
2)
The application for refund shall be filed with the City Administrator
and contain the following:
a)
The name and address of the applicant;
b)
The location of the property which was the subject of the
system development charges;
c)
A notarized sworn statement that the petitioner is the then
current owner of the property on behalf of which the system development charges
were paid, including proof of ownership, such as a certified copy of the latest recorded
deed;
d)
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e)
A copy of the receipt of payment for the system
development charges; and, if appropriate,
f)
The date the building permit or development permit was
issued and the date of expiration.
3)
The application shall be filed within ninety (90) days of the
expiration of the building permit or development permit or within ninety (90) days of the
end of the fiscal year following the ninth anniversary of the date upon which the system
development charges were paid. Failure to timely apply for a refund of the system
development charges shall waive any right to a refund.
4)
Within thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of a petition for
refund, the City Administrator will advise the petitioner of the status of the request for
refund, and if such request is valid, the system development charges shall be returned
to the petitioner.
5)
Refunds will not be granted based on a change in use of the
property which results in a reduced impact on the city's capital facilities.
6)
A building permit or development permit which is subsequently
issued for a development on the same property which was the subject of a refund shall
pay the systems development charges as required by Section (3).
(G)
Annual Accounting Reports. The city shall prepare an annual report
accounting for system development charges, including the total amount of system
development charges revenue collected in each trust account, and the capital
improvement projects that were funded.
(H)
Challenge of Expenditures. Any citizen or other interested person may
challenge an expenditure of system development charges revenues.
1)
Such challenge shall be submitted, in writing, to the City
Administrator for review within two years following the subject expenditure, and shall
include the following information:
a)
The name and address of the citizen or other interested
person challenging the expenditure;
b)
The amount of the expenditure, the project, payee or
purpose, and the approximate date on which it was made; and
c)
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2)
If the City Administrator determines that the expenditure was not
made in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance and other relevant laws, a
reimbursement of system development charges trust account revenues from other
revenue sources shall be made within one year following the determination that the
expenditures were not appropriate.
3)
The City Administrator shall make written notification of the results of
the expenditure review to the citizen or other interested person who requested the
review with ten (10) days of completion of the review.
Section 5.
Severability. If any clause, section, or provision of this ordinance
shall be declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason or cause, the remaining
portion of said ordinance shall be in full force and effect and be valid as if such invalid
portion thereof had not been incorporate herein.
Section 6.
Repeal. Ordinance No. 1842 shall be repealed at 11:59 p.m. on
December 31, 1993.
Passed by the Council September 13, 1993 and approved by the Mayor
September 16, 1993.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2250
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A METHODOLOGY FOR PARKS AND RECREATION SYSTEM
DEVELOPMENT CHARGES; AND SETTING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Definitions. The following definitions apply:
(A)
"Applicant" shall mean the owner or other person who applies for a
building permit or development permit.
(B)
"Bancroft Bond" shall mean a bond issued by the city to finance a capital
improvement in accordance with ORS 223.205 - 223.295.
(C)
"Building" shall mean any structure, either temporary or permanent, built
for the support, shelter or enclosure of persons, chattels or property of any kind. This
term shall include tents, trailers, mobile homes or any vehicles serving in any way the
function of a building. This term shall not include temporary construction sheds or
trailers erected to assist in construction and maintained during the term of a building
permit.
(D)
"Building Permit" shall mean an official document or certificate authorizing
the construction or siting of any building. For purposes of this ordinance, the term
"Building Permit" shall also include any construction or installation permits which may be
required for those structures or buildings, such as a mobile home, that do not require a
building permit in order to be occupied.
(E)
"Capital Improvements" shall mean public facilities or assets used for Parks
and Recreation.
(F)
"Citizen or Other Interested Person" shall mean any person who is a legal
resident of the City of Woodburn as evidenced by registration as a voter in the city, or
by other proof of residency; or a person who owns, occupies, or otherwise has an
interest in real property which is located within the city limits or is otherwise subject to
the imposition of system development charges, as outlined in Section 3 of this
ordinance.
(G)
"City" shall mean the City of Woodburn, Oregon.
(H)
"Credit" shall mean the amount of money by which the SDC for a specific
development may be reduced because of construction of eligible capital facilities as
outlined in this ordinance.
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(I)
"Development" shall mean a building or other land construction, or
making a change in the use of a structure or land, in a manner which increases the
usage of any capital improvements or which will contribute to the need for additional
or enlarged capital improvements.
(J)
"Development Permit" shall mean an official document or certificate,
other than a building permit, authorizing development.
(K)
"Dwelling Unit" shall mean a building or a portion of a building designed
for residential occupancy, consisting of one or more rooms which are arranged,
designed or used as living quarters for one family only.
(L)
"Encumbered" shall mean monies committed by contract or purchase
order in a manner that obligates the city to expend the encumbered amount upon
delivery of goods, the rendering of services, or the conveyance of real property
provided by a vendor, supplier, contractor or Owner.
(M)
"Improvement Fee" shall mean a fee for costs associated with capital
improvements to be constructed after the effective date of this ordinance.
Notwithstanding anything in this ordinance to the contrary, it is an incurred charge or
cost based upon the use of or the availability for use of the systems and capital
improvements required to provide services and facilities necessary to meet the routine
obligations of the use and ownership of property, and to provide for the public health
and safety upon development.
(N)
"Off-site" shall mean not located on or contiguous to property that is the
subject of development approval.
(O)
"On-site" shall mean located on or contiguous to property that is the
subject of developmental approval.
(P)
"Owner" shall mean the person holding legal title to the real property upon
which development is to occur.
(Q)
"Person" shall mean an individual, a corporation, a partnership, an
incorporated association, or any other similar entity.
(R)
"Prime Rate of Interest" shall mean the base rate on corporate loans
posted by at least 75% of the nation's 30 largest banks as posted in the Wall Street
Journal.
(S)
either
"Qualified Public Improvement" shall mean a capital improvement that is:
1)
Required as a condition of development approval;
2)
Identified in the adopted capital improvement plan (CIP);and
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3)
a) Not located on or contiguous to property that is the subject of
development approval; or
b)
Located in whole or in part on or contiguous to property that
is the subject of development approval and required to be built larger or with greater
capacity than is necessary for the particular development project to which the
improvement fee is related
use.
(T)
"Right-of-Way" shall mean that portion of land that is dedicated for public
(U)
"System Development Charge" shall mean an improvement fee assessed
or collected at the time of increased usage of a capital improvement or issuance of a
development permit or building permit. System development charges are separate
from and in addition to any applicable tax, assessment, fee in lieu of assessment, or
other fee or charge provided by law or imposed as a condition of development.
(V)
“Parks and Recreation System Development Charges Executive Summary,
Methodology, and Rate Study Update” shall mean the report adopted pursuant to
Section (3)(B), as amended and supplemented pursuant to Section (3)(H).
Section 2.
Rules of Construction. For the purposes of administration and
enforcement of this ordinance, unless otherwise stated in this ordinance, the following
rules of construction shall apply:
(A)
In case of any difference of meaning or implication between the text of
this ordinance and any caption, illustration, summary table, or illustrative table, the text
shall control.
(B)
The word "shall" is always mandatory and not discretionary; the word
"may" is permissive.
(C)
Words used in the present tense shall include the future; words used in the
singular shall include the plural and the plural the singular, unless the context clearly
indicates the contrary; and use of the masculine gender shall include the feminine
gender.
(D)
The phrase "used for" includes "arranged for", "designed for", "maintained
for", or "occupied for".
(E)
Unless the context clearly indicates the contrary, where a regulation
involves two or more items, conditions, provisions, or events connected by the
conjunction "and", "or" or "either...or", the conjunction shall be interpreted as follows:
1)
"And" indicates that all the connected terms, conditions, provisions
or events shall apply.
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2)
"Or" indicates that the connected items, conditions, provisions or
events may apply singly or in any combination.
3)
"Either"...or" indicates that the connected items, conditions,
provisions or events shall apply singly but not in combination.
(F)
The word "includes" shall not limit a term to the specific example, but is
intended to extend its meaning to all other instances or circumstances of like kind or
character.
Section 3.
Imposition of System Development Charges. System development
charges are hereby imposed, subject to the following conditions:
(A)
Development Subject to Charges. System development charges are
imposed on all new development within the city for capital improvements for
transportation . The system development charges shall be paid in addition to all other
fees, charges and assessments due for development, and are intended to provide
funds only for capital improvements necessitated by new development.
(B)
Rates of Charges.
1)
The city hereby adopts and incorporates by reference the report
entitled "Parks and Recreation Systems Development Charges Executive Summary,
Methodology, and Rate Study Update” dated September 30, 1999, particularly the
assumptions, conclusions and findings in such study as to the determination of
anticipated costs of capital improvements required to accommodate growth and the
rates for system development charges to reimburse the city for such capital
improvements.
2)
System development charges shall be imposed and calculated for
the change in use, alternation, expansion or replacement of a building or dwelling unit
if such change in use, alternation, expansion or replacement results in an increase in
the use of capital improvements compared to the present use of the development.
The amount of the system development charges to be paid shall be the difference
between the rate for the proposed development and the rate that would be imposed
for the development prior to the change in use, alternation, expansion or replacement.
3)
The city shall, based upon the report referred to in subsection (1)
above, adopt by resolution the amounts of system development charges.
4)
An additional systems development charge may be assessed by
the city if the demand placed on the city's capital facilities exceeds the amount initially
estimated at the time systems development charges are paid. The additional charge
shall be for the increased demand or for the demand above the underestimate, and it
shall be based upon the fee that is in effect at the time the additional demand impact
is determined, and not upon the fee structure that may have been in effect at the time
the initial systems development charge was paid. This provision does not apply to single
family or other residential units unless additional rental units are created.
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5)
Notwithstanding any other provision, the SDC rates adopted
pursuant to this ordinance may on January 1st of each year, after the first year that the
ordinance is effective, be adjusted by the City Administrator to account for changes in
the costs of acquiring and constructing facilities. The adjustment factor shall be based
on the change in average market value of all land in the city, according to the records
of the County Tax Assessor, and the change in construction costs according to the
engineering News Record (ENR) Northwest (Seattle, Washington) Construction Cost
Index; and shall be determined as follows:
+
=
Change in Average Market Value X 0.50
Change in Construction Cost Index X 0.50
System Development Charge Adjustment Factor
The System Development Charge Adjustment Factor shall be used to adjust the
System Development Charge rates, unless they are otherwise adjusted by action of the
City Council based on adoption of an updated methodology or capital improvements
plan (master plan).
(C)
Payment of Charges. Applicants for building permits or development
permits shall pay the applicable system development charges prior to the issuance of
the permits by the city unless charges are financed pursuant to a City approved
installment or deferral program.
(Section 3 (C) as amended by Ordinance 2457 passed June 22, 2009, effective June 24,
2009.)
(D)
Alternative Rate Calculation. Applicants may submit alternative rates for
system development charges, subject to the following conditions:
1)
In the event an applicant believes that the impact on city capital
improvements resulting from a development is less than the fee established in Section
(3) (B), the applicant may submit alternative system development charge rate
calculations, accompanied by the alternative rate review fee established by resolution
for this purpose, to the City Administrator. The city may hire a consultant to review the
alternative system development charge rate calculations, and may pay the consulting
fees from system development charges revenues.
2)
The alternative system development charge rate calculations shall
be based on data, information and assumptions contained in this ordinance and the
adopted system development charges study or an independent source, provided that
the independent source is a local study supported by a data base adequate for the
conclusions contained in such study performed pursuant to a generally accepted
methodology and based upon generally accepted standard sources of information
relating to facilities planning, cost analysis and demographics.
3)
If the city council determines that the data, information and
assumptions utilized by the applicant to calculate the alternative system development
charges rates comply with the requirements of this section by using a generally
accepted methodology, the alternative system development charges rates shall be
paid in lieu of the rates set forth in Section (3)(B).
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4)
If the city council determines that the data, information and
assumptions utilized by the applicant to calculate the alternative system development
charges rates do not comply with the requirements of this section or were not
calculated by a generally accepted methodology, then the city council shall provide
to the applicant (by certified mail, return receipt requested) written notification of the
rejection of the alternative system development charges rates and the reason therefor.
5)
Any applicant who has submitted a proposed alternative system
development charges rate pursuant to this section and desires the immediate issuance
of a building permit or development permit shall pay the applicable system
development charges rates pursuant to Section (3)(B). Said payment shall be deemed
paid under "protest" and shall not be construed as a waiver of any right of review. Any
difference between the amount paid and the amount due, as determined by the city
council, shall be refunded to the applicant.
E)
Exemptions. The following development shall be exempt from payment of
the system development charges:
1)
Alternations, expansion or replacement of an existing dwelling unit
where no additional dwelling units are created.
2)
The construction of accessory buildings or structures which will not
create additional dwelling units and which do not create additional demands on the
city's capital improvements.
3)
The issuance of a permit for a mobile home on which applicable
system development charges have previously been made as documented by receipts
issued by the city for such prior payment.
(F)
Credits for Developer Contributions of Qualified Public Improvements. The
city shall grant a credit, not to exceed 100% of the applicable Parks and Recreation
SDC, against the system development charges imposed pursuant to Section (3)(A) and
(B) for the donation of land as permitted by Ordinance 1807, or for the construction of
any qualified public improvements. Such land donation and construction shall be
subject to the approval of the city.
1)
The amount of developer contribution credit to be applied shall be
determined according to the following standards of valuation:
a)
The value of donated lands shall be based upon a written
appraisal of fair market value by a qualified and professional appraiser based upon
comparable sales of similar property between unrelated parties in a bargaining
transaction; and
b)
The cost of anticipated construction of qualified public
improvements shall be based upon cost estimates certified by a professional architect
or engineer.
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2)
Prior to issuance of a building permit or development permit, the
applicant shall submit to the City Administrator a proposed plan and estimate of cost
for contributions of qualified public improvements. The proposed plan and estimate
shall include:
a)
plan is being submitted.
a designation of the development for which the proposed
b)
a legal description of any land proposed to be donated
pursuant to Chapter 39 of the Woodburn Zoning Ordinance, Ordinance 1807, and a
written appraisal prepared in conformity with subsection (1)(a) of this section;
within the plan;
c)
a list of the contemplated capital improvements contained
d)
an estimate of proposed construction costs certified by a
professional architect or engineer; and
plan.
e)
a proposed time schedule for completion of the proposed
3)
The City Administrator shall determine if the proposed qualified
public improvement is:
(CIP);and either
a)
Required as a condition of development approval;
b)
Identified in the adopted capital improvement plan
c)
i) Not located on or contiguous to property that is the
subject of development approval; or
ii) Located in whole or in part on or contiguous to property
that is the subject of development approval and required to be built larger or with
greater capacity than is necessary for the particular development project to which the
improvement fee is related
4)
The decision of the City Administrator as to whether to accept the
proposed plan of contribution and the value of such contribution shall be in writing and
issued within fifteen (15) working days of the review. A copy shall be provided to the
applicant.
5)
A proposed improvement which does not meet all three (3) of the
criteria included in Section 3(F)(3) above shall not be considered a qualified public
improvement and the city is not required ORS 223.297 - 223.314 to provide a credit for
such an improvement. However, the city shall grant a credit, in an amount not to
exceed fifty percent (50%) of the total amount of the applicable Parks and Recreation
SDC, for certain other contributions of capital facilities under the following conditions:
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a)
The capital facilities being contributed must exceed the city
standard required for the specific type of development (i.e., residential, industrial, etc.);
and
b)
Only the value of the contribution which exceeds the city
standard required for the specific type of development (i.e., residential, industrial, etc.)
shall be considered when calculating the credit; and
6)
Any applicant who submits a proposed plan pursuant to this
section and desires the immediate issuance of a building permit or development
permit, shall pay the applicable system development charges. Said payment shall be
deemed paid under "protest" and shall not be construed as a waiver of any review
rights. Any difference between the amount paid and the amount due, as determined
by the City Administrator, shall be refunded to the applicant. In no event shall a refund
by city under this subsection exceed the amount originally paid by the applicant.
(G)
Appeals and Review Hearings.
1)
An applicant who is required to pay system development charges
shall have the right to request a hearing to review the denial by the City Administrator
of a proposed credit for contribution of qualified public improvements pursuant to
Section (3)(F).
2)
Such hearing shall be requested by the applicant within fifteen (15)
days of the date of first receipt of the denial by the City Administrator. Failure to
request a hearing within the time provided shall be deemed a waiver of such right.
3)
The request for hearing shall be filed with the City Administrator and
shall contain the following:
was issued;
a)
The name and address of the applicant;
b)
The legal description of the property in question;
c)
If issued, the date the building permit or development permit
d)
A brief description of the nature of the development being
undertaken pursuant to the building permit or development permit;
paid; and
the hearing.
e)
If paid, the date the system development charges were
f)
A statement of the reasons why the applicant is requesting
4)
Upon receipt of such request, the City Administrator shall schedule
a hearing before the city council at a regularly scheduled meeting or a special
meeting called for the purpose of conducting the hearing and shall provide the
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applicant written notice of the time and place of the hearing. Such hearing shall be
held within forty-five (45) days of the date the request for hearing was filed.
5)
Such hearing shall be before the city council and shall be
conducted in a manner designed to obtain all information and evidence relevant to
the requested hearing. Formal rules of civil procedures and evidence shall not be
applicable; however, the hearing shall be conducted in a fair and impartial manner
with each party having an opportunity to be heard and to present information and
evidence.
6)
Any applicant who requests a hearing pursuant to this section and
desires the immediate issuance of a building permit or development permit shall pay
prior to or at the time the request for hearing is filed the applicable system
development charges pursuant to Section (3)(B). Said payment shall be deemed paid
under "protest" and shall not construed as a waiver of any review rights.
7)
An applicant may request a hearing under this section without
paying the applicable system development charges, but no building permit or
development permit shall be issued until such system development charges are paid in
the amount initially calculated or the amount approved upon completion of the review
provided in this section.
(H)
Review of Study and Rates. This ordinance and the Parks and Recreation
System Development Charges Executive Summary, Methodology, and Rate Study shall
be reviewed at least once every five (5) years. The review shall consider new estimates
of population and other socioeconomic data, changes in the cost of construction and
land acquisition, and adjustments to the assumptions, conclusions or findings set forth in
the report adopted by Section (3)(B). The purpose of this review is to evaluate and
revise, if necessary, the rates of the system development charges to assure that they do
not exceed the reasonably anticipated costs of the city's capital improvements. In the
event the review of the ordinance or the report alters or changes the assumptions,
conclusions and findings of the report, or alters or changes the amount of system
development charges, the report adopted by reference in Section (3)(B) shall be
amended and updated to reflect the assumptions, conclusions and findings of such
reviews and Section (3)(B) shall be amended to adopt by reference such updated
reports.
Section 4.
Receipt and Expenditure of System Development Charges.
(A)
Trust Accounts. The City hereby establishes a separate trust account for
each type of system development charge to be designated as the “Parks and
Recreation SDC” which shall be maintained separate and apart from all other
accounts of the city. All system development charge payments shall be deposited into
the appropriate trust account immediately upon receipt.
(B)
Use of System Development Charges. The monies deposited into the trust
accounts shall be used solely for the purpose of providing capital improvements
necessitated by development, including, but not limited to:
1)
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3)
condemnation;
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permitting and fees;
land and materials acquisition, including any costs of acquisition or
construction of improvements and structures;
5)
design and construction of new drainage facilities required by the
construction of capital improvements and structures;
6)
and structures;
relocating utilities required by the construction of improvements
7)
landscaping;
8)
construction management and inspection;
9)
surveying, soils and material testing;
10)
acquisition of capital equipment;
11)
repayment of monies transferred or borrowed from any budgetary
fund of the city which were used to fund any of the capital improvements as herein
provided;
12)
payment of principal and interest, necessary reserves and costs of
issuance under any bonds or other indebtedness issued by the city to fund capital
improvements;
13)
direct costs of complying with the provisions of ORS 223.297 to
223.314, including the costs of developing system development charges methodologies
and providing an annual accounting of system development charges expenditures.
14)
consulting costs for the review of alternative rates as provided for in
Section (3)(D) of this ordinance.
(C)
Prohibited Uses of System Development Charges.
system development charge trust accounts shall not be used for:
Funds on deposit in
1)
any expenditure that would be classified as a routine maintenance
or repair expense; or
2)
costs associated with the construction of administrative office
facilities that are more than an incidental part of other capital improvements.
(D)
Capital Improvements Authorized to be Financed by System
Development Charges. Any capital improvement being funded wholly or in part with
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system development charges revenue shall be included in the city's capital
improvement program. The capital improvement program shall:
1)
list the specific capital improvement projects that may be funded
with system development charges revenues;
2)
provide the cost of each capital improvement project, and an
estimate of the amounts of each revenue source, including system development
charges, that will be used to fund each project;
and
3)
4)
provide the estimated timing of each capital improvement project;
be updated at least once every five (5) years.
(E)
Investment of Trust Account Revenue. Any funds on deposit in system
development charges trust accounts which are not immediately necessary for
expenditure shall be invested by the city. All income derived from such investments
shall be deposited in the system development charges trust accounts and used as
provided herein.
(F)
Refunds of System Development Charges. System development charges
shall be refunded in accordance with the following requirements:
refund if:
1)
An applicant or owner shall be eligible to apply for a full or partial
a)
The building permit or development permit has expired and
the development authorized by such permit is not complete;
b)
An error was made in calculating the amount of the system
development charges resulting in overpayment, and the error is discovered within three
months of the date the SDC was paid. The amount of the refund will be limited to the
amount collected in excess of the appropriate SDC.
c)
The system development charges have not been expended
or encumbered prior to the end of the fiscal year immediately following the ninth
anniversary of the date upon which such charges were paid. For the purposes of this
section, system development charges collected shall be deemed to be expended or
encumbered on the basis of the first system development charges in shall be the first
system development charges out.
2)
The application for refund shall be filed with the City Administrator
and contain the following:
a)
The name and address of the applicant;
b)
The location of the property which was the subject of the
system development charges;
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c)
A notarized sworn statement that the petitioner is the then
current owner of the property on behalf of which the system development charges
were paid, including proof of ownership, such as a certified copy of the latest recorded
deed;
d)
The date the system development charges were paid;
e)
A copy of the receipt of payment for the system
development charges; and, if appropriate,
f)
The date the building permit or development permit was
issued and the date of expiration.
3)
The application shall be filed within ninety (90) days of the
expiration of the building permit or development permit or within ninety (90) days of the
end of the fiscal year following the ninth anniversary of the date upon which the system
development charges were paid. Failure to timely apply for a refund of the system
development charges shall waive any right to a refund.
4)
Within thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of a petition for
refund, the City Administrator will advise the petitioner of the status of the request for
refund, and if such request is valid, the system development charges shall be returned
to the petitioner.
5)
Refunds will not be granted based on a change in use of the
property which results in a reduced impact on the city's capital facilities.
6)
A building permit or development permit which is subsequently
issued for a development on the same property which was the subject of a refund shall
pay the systems development charges as required by Section (3).
(G)
Annual Accounting Reports. The city shall prepare an annual report
accounting for system development charges, including the total amount of system
development charges revenue collected in each trust account, and the capital
improvement projects that were funded.
(H)
Challenge of Expenditures. Any citizen or other interested person may
challenge an expenditure of system development charges revenues.
1)
Such challenge shall be submitted, in writing, to the City
Administrator for review within two years following the subject expenditure, and shall
include the following information:
a)
The name and address of the citizen or other interested
person challenging the expenditure;
b)
The amount of the expenditure, the project, payee or
purpose, and the approximate date on which it was made; and
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The reason why the expenditure is being challenged.
2)
If the City Administrator determines that the expenditure was not
made in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance and other relevant laws, a
reimbursement of system development charges trust account revenues from other
revenue sources shall be made within one year following the determination that the
expenditures were not appropriate.
3)
The City Administrator shall make written notification of the results of
the expenditure review to the citizen or other interested person who requested the
review with ten (10) days of completion of the review.
Section 5.
Severability. If any clause, section, or provision of this ordinance
shall be declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason or cause, the remaining
portion of said ordinance shall be in full force and effect and be valid as if such invalid
portion thereof had not been incorporate herein.
Section 6.
1, 2000.
Effective Date. This ordinance shall be legally effective on January
Passed by the Council and approved by the Mayor November 23, 1999.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2405
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING POLICY FOR THE PROVISION OF MUNICIPAL SEWER AND
WATER SERVICE TO PROPERTIES LOCATED OUTSIDE CITY BOUNDARIES.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Municipal water and/or sewer service will not be provided to
properties located outside City boundaries except as provided in this Ordinance.
Section 2.
Property outside City boundaries that is not currently provided
water and/or sewer service by the City may obtain a connection to municipal water
and/or sewer service only if the property is first annexed into the City.
Section 3.
Property outside City boundaries that is currently provided water
and/or sewer service by the City shall continue to receive such service unless any of the
following events occur:
A.
Municipal water and/or sewer use on the property ceases for a
continuous period of at least six (6) months; or
B.
A change in use; or
C.
A change in operations resulting in a material increase in the use of
water and/or sewer service; or
D.
A change in ownership or title to the property
Section 4.
Municipal water and/or sewer service will not be discontinued until
notice and an opportunity for a hearing have been given to the occupant and to the
owner of record of the involved property. The notice shall be personally served or
mailed by certified mail and shall state that thirty (30) days after the date of which the
notice is given, service to the property will be discontinued. The notice shall also state
that, before such date, a hearing may be requested on the matter, in which case
service will not be discontinued until after the hearing is held. If a hearing is requested,
a hearing date shall be set and all interested parties shall have the opportunity to
address the City Council on the discontinuance of municipal water and/or sewer
service. The City Council will then decide whether service shall be discontinued.
Section 5.
Notwithstanding Section 2 above and consistent with state law, the
City has the power and authority to provide municipal water and /or sewer service to
property outside the corporate City boundaries in instances where an emergency is
declared by the City Council and it makes a policy determination in a specific instance
that it is in the interests of the City to provide these services. (As amended by Ordinance
2459, July 30, 2009)
Passed by the Council July 10, 2006 and approved by the Mayor July 12, 2006.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2416
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING A PROCESS FOR THE FORCED CONVERSION OF
ELECTRIC AND COMMUNICATION FACILITIES UNDER THE AUTHORITY DELEGATED BY
THE STATE OF OREGON
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Definitions. Whenever in this Ordinance the words or phrases
defined in this Ordinance are used, they shall have the respective meanings assigned
to them in the following definitions:
A.
“Commission” means the Public Utility Commission of the State of Oregon.
B.
“Underground utility district” or “district” means that area in the City within
which poles, overhead wires, and associated overhead structures are prohibited as
such area is described in a resolution adopted pursuant to the provisions of this
Ordinance.
C.
“Person” means and includes individuals, firms, corporations, and
partnerships, and their agents and employees.
D.
“Poles, overhead wires, and associated overhead structures” mean poles,
towers, supports, wires, conductors, guys, stubs, platforms, cross arms, braces,
transformers, insulators, cutouts, switches, communication circuits, appliances,
attachments, and appurtenances located aboveground within a district and used or
useful in supplying electric, communication, or similar or associated service.
E.
“Utility” or “utilities” mean all energy utilities and large telecommunications
utilities as defined by OAR 860-022-0001.
Section 2.
Public Hearing. The City Council may from time to time call public
hearings to ascertain whether the public necessity, health, safety, or welfare requires
the removal of poles, overhead wires, and associated overhead structures within
designated areas of the City and the underground installation of wires and facilities for
supplying electric, communication, or similar or associated service. The City
Administrator shall notify all affected property owners, as shown on the last equalized
assessment roll, and the involved utilities, by mail of the date, time, and place of such
hearings at least ten days prior to the date thereof. Each such hearing shall be open to
the public and may be continued from time to time. At each such hearing all persons
interested shall be given an opportunity to be heard.
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Section 3.
Designation of Underground Utility Districts by Resolution. If, after
any such public hearing, the City Council finds that the public necessity, health, safety,
or welfare requires such removal and such underground installation within a designated
area, the City Council may, by resolution, declare such designated area an
underground utility district and order such removal and underground installation. Such
resolution shall include a description of the area comprising such district and shall fix the
date by which such removal and underground installation shall be accomplished and
within which affected property owners shall be ready to receive underground service.
A reasonable time shall be allowed for such removal and underground installation,
having due regard for the availability of labor, materials, and equipment necessary for
such removal and for the installation of such underground facilities as may be
occasioned thereby. The decision of the City Council as set forth in the resolution shall
be final and conclusive.
Section 4.
Unlawful Acts. Whenever the City Council creates an underground
utility district and orders the removal of poles, overhead wires, and associated
overhead structures therein as provided in this Ordinance, it shall be unlawful for any
person or utility to erect, construct, place, keep, maintain, continue, employ, or operate
poles, overhead wires, and associated overhead structures in the district after the date
when such overhead facilities are required to be removed by such resolution, except as
such overhead facilities may be required to furnish service to an owner or occupant of
property prior to the performance by such owner or occupant of the underground work
necessary for such owner or occupant to continue to receive utility service as provided
in this Ordinance.
Section 5.
Emergency or Unusual Circumstances.
Notwithstanding the
provisions of this Ordinance, overhead facilities may be installed and maintained for a
period, not to exceed 10 days, without authority of the City Administrator, in order to
provide utilities in the event of an emergency or unusual circumstances. The City
Administrator may, under such emergency or unusual circumstances, extend or grant
special permission, on such terms as the City Administrator may deem appropriate,
without discrimination as to any person or utility, to erect, construct, install, maintain,
use, or operate poles, overhead wires, and associated overhead structures on a
temporary or permanent basis. Any such decisions by the City Administrator shall be
subject to appeal to the City Council by filing a written notice of appeal with the office
of the City Administrator within 10 days after the City Administrator's decision is mailed.
Section 6.
Exceptions. The provisions of this Ordinance and any resolution
adopted pursuant to the provisions of this Ordinance shall, unless otherwise provided in
such resolution, not apply to the following types of facilities:
A.
Any municipal facilities or equipment installed under the supervision and
to the satisfaction of the City Administrator;
B.
lighting;
Poles or fixtures and other appurtenances used exclusively for street
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C.
Overhead wires (exclusive of supporting structures) crossing any portion of
a district within which overhead wires have been prohibited, or connecting to buildings
on the perimeter of a district, where such wires originate in an area from which poles,
overhead wires, and associated overhead structures are not prohibited;
D.
Poles, overhead wires, and associated overhead structures used for the
transmission of electric energy at nominal voltages in excess of 35,000 volts;
E.
Overhead wires attached to the exterior surface of a building by means
of a bracket or other fixture and extending from one location on the building to
another location on the same building or to an adjacent building without crossing any
public street;
F.
Antennae, associated equipment, and supporting structures used by a
utility for furnishing communication services;
G.
Equipment appurtenant to underground facilities, such as pad mounted
switches, surface-mounted transformers, pedestal-mounted terminal boxes and meter
cabinets, and concealed ducts; and
H.
Temporary poles, overhead wires, and associated overhead structures
used or to be used in conjunction with construction projects.
Section 7.
Notices to Property Owners and Utilities. Within 10 days after the
effective date of a resolution adopted pursuant to this Ordinance, the City
Administrator shall notify all affected utilities and all persons owning real property within
the district created by such resolution of the adoption thereof. The City Administrator
shall further notify such affected property owners of the necessity that, if they or any
person occupying such property desire to continue to receive electric, communication,
or similar or associated service, they or such occupant shall provide all necessary facility
changes on their premises so as to receive such service from the lines of the supplying
utility or utilities at a new location, subject to the applicable rules, regulations, and tariffs
of the respective utility or utilities on file with the Commission. Notification by the City
Administrator shall be made by mailing a copy of the resolution adopted pursuant to
this Ordinance to affected property owners as such are shown on the last equalized
assessment roll and to the affected utilities.
Section 8.
Responsibility of Utility Companies. If utility poles, overhead wires,
and associated overhead structures must be removed and replaced with underground
facilities and equipment in order to continue utility service within a district created by
any resolution adopted pursuant to this Ordinance, the supplying utility shall, at its cost,
perform such conversion in accordance with its applicable rules, regulations, and tariffs
on file with the Commission.
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Responsibility of Property Owners.
A.
Every person owning, operating, leasing, occupying, or renting a building
or structures within a district shall perform construction and provide that portion of the
service connection on their property between the facilities referred to in this Ordinance
and the termination facility on or within such building or structure being served, all in
accordance with the applicable rules, regulations, and tariffs of the respective utility or
utilities on file with the Commission.
B.
In the event any person owning, operating, leasing, occupying, or renting
such property does not comply with the provisions of this Ordinance within the time
provided for in the resolution enacted pursuant to this Ordinance, the City Administrator
shall post written notice on the property being served and thirty days thereafter shall
have the authority to order the disconnection and removal of any and all overhead
service wires and associated facilities supplying utility service to such property. A
decision by the City Administrator to order the disconnection and removal of overhead
service shall be subject to appeal to the City Council by filing a written notice of
appeal with the office of the City Administrator within ten days of the posting of such
written notice.
Section 10. Responsibility of City. The City shall remove, at its own expense, all
City-owned equipment from all poles required to be removed hereunder in ample time
to enable the owner or user of such poles to remove the same within the time specified
in the resolution enacted pursuant to this Ordinance.
Section 11.
Penalties.
A.
Abatement. Any use or structure established, operated, erected, moved,
altered, enlarged, painted, or maintained contrary to this Ordinance is unlawful and a
public nuisance, and may be abated.
B.
Civil Proceeding Initiated by City Attorney. The City Attorney, after
obtaining authorization from the City Council, may initiate a civil proceeding on behalf
of the City to enforce the provisions of this Ordinance. This civil proceeding may
include, but is not limited to, injunction, mandamus, abatement, or other appropriate
proceedings.
C.
Civil Infraction. In addition to, and not in lieu of any other enforcement
mechanisms, a violation of any provision of this Ordinance constitutes a Class 1 Civil
Infraction which shall be processed according to the procedures contained in the
Woodburn Civil Infraction ordinance.
D.
Separate Infractions. Each violation of this Ordinance constitutes a
separate Civil Infraction, and each day that a violation of this Ordinance is committed
or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate Civil Infraction.
E.
Remedies – Cumulative. The remedies provided for in this Section are
cumulative and not mutually exclusive.
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Section 12. Severability. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase
of this Ordinance is for any reason held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the
validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance. The City Council hereby declares
that it would have adopted this Ordinance and each section, subsection, sentence,
clause, or phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that anyone or more sections,
subsections, sentences, clauses, or phrases be declared invalid.
Passed by the Council July 10, 2006 and approved by the Mayor March 12, 2007.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2438
AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CHARGES BASED
UPON AN ESTABLISHED METHODOLOGY; PROVIDING PROCESSES FOR ALTERNATIVE
CALCULATIONS; AND REQUIRING THAT FUNDS BE ACCOUNTED FOR AND USED PURSUANT
TO STATE LAW; AND REPEALING ORDINANCE 2248
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
General Findings. The City Council makes the following General
Findings regarding Transportation SDCs.
A.
Development within the City contributes to the need for capacity
increases for roads, multi-modal transportation and related transportation
improvements.
B.
Development should pay its fair share for the cost of these improvements
and additions to transportation facilities necessary to accommodate the capacity
needs created by growth.
C.
ORS 223.297 et. seq. grants to the City the authority to impose
Transportation SDCs to equitably spread the costs of essential capacity increasing
Capital Improvements.
D.
Transportation SDCs are incurred upon application to develop property
for a specific use or at a specific density and are collected by the City when a building
permit is issued. The decision regarding uses, densities, and/or intensities causes direct
and proportional changes in the amount of the incurred charge.
E.
Transportation SDCs are separate from other fees provided by law or
imposed as a condition of development.
F.
Transportation SDCs are fees for service because they contemplate a
development's receipt of transportation services based upon the nature of that
development.
G.
Transportation SDCs are imposed by this Ordinance not as a tax on
property or on a property owner as a direct consequence of ownership of property
within the meaning of Article XI, Section 11b of the Oregon Constitution or legislation
implementing that section.
Section 2.
Findings for Interchange Development Charge. The City Council
makes the following Findings regarding the IDC:
A.
In 2005, the cost of the needed improvements to the Woodburn
Interchange was estimated to be $50 million.
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B.
Pursuant to Intergovernmental Agreement No. 23,240, which serves as a
funding plan for completion of the Woodburn Interchange modernization, the City must
provide a total of $8 million towards completion of this project.
C.
The IDC is established under this Ordinance under the authority of ORS
223.297-223.314.
D.
The City Council finds that developing properties within the IDC boundary
will create a greater impact on the Woodburn Interchange than similarly zoned
developing properties located in the City but outside of the IDC boundary.
E.
The City Council finds that developing properties within the IDC boundary
will receive greater benefit by an improved Woodburn Interchange than similarly zoned
developing properties located in the City but outside of the IDC boundary.
F.
Based upon their greater developmental impact on the Woodburn
Interchange and the greater benefit that they will receive when the Woodburn
Interchange is improved, the City Council, consistent with ORS 223.297-223.314, makes
the determination that it is fair and equitable to impose the IDC.
G.
The IDC is an "improvement fee" as defined in ORS 223.299 since the
charge to the developer is for costs associated with Capital Improvements yet to be
constructed.
H.
An argument was raised before the City Council that the IDC is unlawful
because it “represents the effective establishment of a transportation special district
without undergoing the adoption methods required by ORS Chapter 267.510 et seq.”
The City Council finds that this argument is not well founded in law because the City is
asserting no jurisdictional authority outside of its corporate boundary.
I.
Pursuant to ORS Chapter 267.510 et seq , a transportation district , like
other special districts, exercises jurisdictional authority within the area of its boundary.
By establishing the IDC boundary, the City Council, consistent with ORS 223.297-223.314,
is merely establishing a charge that is collectible within the City. A Transportation SDC
must be paid only: (1) if the involved property is annexed to the City, and (2) if the
involved property develops. This is legal and within the City’s jurisdiction.
J.
Another argument was raised before the City Council that the IDC charge
is inequitable. As stated above, the City Council finds that this is not the case because
developing properties within the IDC boundary will create a greater developmental
impact and also will receive a greater benefit by an improved Woodburn Interchange.
K.
Finally, an argument was raised before the City Council that the IDC
charge violates constitutional principles. The City Council finds that this argument is also
not well founded in law. In Roger’s Machinery v. Washington County, 181 Or.App 369,
45 P.3d 966 (2002), the Court addressed the argument that traffic impact fees imposed
under ORS 223.297-223.314 constituted an unconstitutional taking in violation of the Fifth
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Amendment. The Court ruled that the traffic impact fees were not physical exactions
and were not subject to Dolan’s heightened scrutiny test, which is used to determine
whether a property development condition constitutes an improper taking under the
Fifth Amendment. The Court stated that no individualized determination was required
before assessing the fee against a particular property in compliance with the Oregon
SDC statutes.
Section 3
Definitions. The following definitions apply:
A.
APPLICANT. A person seeking to obtain a Building Permit or to develop
property within the City.
B.
BUILDING. Any structure, either temporary or permanent, built for the
support, shelter or enclosure of persons, chattels or property of any kind. This term shall
include tents, trailers, mobile homes or any vehicles serving in any way the function of a
building. This term shall not include temporary construction sheds or trailers erected to
assist in construction and maintained during the term of a Building Permit.
C.
BUILDING PERMIT. A permit issued by the Building Department for the
construction, alteration, repair or placement of any Building under the state building
code.
D.
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN. A plan prepared by the City pursuant to
ORS 223.309.
E.
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS. Public facilities or assets used for transportation.
F.
CITY. The City of Woodburn, Oregon.
G.
CREDIT. The amount of money by which the charge for a specific
development may be reduced because of construction of eligible capital facilities as
outlined in this Ordinance.
H.
DEVELOPMENT. Any man-made change to improved or unimproved real
estate which has the effect of generating additional weekday or weekend trips.
I.
DIRECTOR. The Woodburn Public Works Director or designee.
J.
DWELLING UNIT. A Building or a portion of a Building designed for
residential occupancy, consisting of one or more rooms which are arranged, designed
or used as living quarters for one family only.
K.
IMPROVEMENT FEE. A fee for costs associated with Capital Improvements
to be constructed after the date the fee is adopted pursuant to this Ordinance.
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L.
INTERESTED PERSON. Any person who is a legal resident of the City of
Woodburn as evidenced by registration as a voter in the City, or by other proof of
residency; or a person who owns, occupies, or otherwise has an interest in real property
which is located within the city limits or is otherwise subject to the imposition of charges
under this Ordinance.
M.
OWNER. The owner or owners of record title or the purchaser or
purchasers under a recorded land sale agreement.
N.
PERSON. Any natural person, firm, partnership, association or corporation.
O.
QUALIFIED PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT. A Capital Improvement that is:
1.
Required as a condition of development approval;
2.
Identified in the Capital Improvement Plan and is either:
a.
Not located on or contiguous to property that is the subject
of development approval; or
b.
Located in whole or in part on or contiguous to property that
is the subject of development approval and required to be built larger or with greater
capacity than is necessary for the particular development project to which the
improvement fee is related.
P.
REIMBURSEMENT FEE.
A fee for costs associated with Capital
Improvements already constructed or under construction when the fee is adopted
pursuant to this Ordinance for which the City determines that capacity exists.
Q.
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CHARGE (“Transportation SDC”)
or SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CHARGE (“SDC”).
An improvement fee and/or a
reimbursement fee and/or the IDC assessed or collected at the time of increased
usage of a Capital Improvement or issuance of a Building Permit. System Development
Charges are separate from and in addition to any applicable tax, assessment, fee in
lieu of assessment, or other fee or charge provided by law or imposed as a condition of
development.
Section 4.
Imposition of Transportation System Development Charges.
A.
Unless otherwise exempted by this Ordinance or state
Transportation SDC is hereby imposed on all Development within the City.
law,
a
B.
Unless otherwise exempted by this Ordinance or state law, an
Interchange Development Charge is hereby imposed on all Development within the
City and located within the Interchange Development Charge boundary. The
Interchange Development Charge boundary is depicted on Exhibit B, which is
attached to this Ordinance and incorporated.
Section 5.
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A.
The methodology used to calculate Transportation System Development
Charges and the Interchange Development Charge is set forth in the “Transportation
System Development Charge Study” (“the Methodology”) dated March 2008, which is
attached as Exhibit “A” to this Ordinance and incorporated.
Section 6.
System Development Charge Rate Schedule.
A.
A Rate Schedule for Transportation System Development Charges and the
Interchange Development Charge shall be adopted by resolution based on the
Methodology attached as Exhibit “A” and incorporated into this Ordinance.
B.
The Rate Schedule may on January 1st of each year, after the first year
that the resolution adopting it is effective, be adjusted by the Director to account for
changes in the costs of acquiring and constructing facilities. The adjustment factor shall
be based on the change in construction costs according to the Engineering News
Record (ENR) Northwest (Seattle, Washington) Construction Cost Index.
Section 7.
Collection.
A. System Development Charges are due and payable at the time that
the City issues the Building Permit unless charges are financed pursuant to a City
approved installment or deferral program. (Section 7 (A) as amended by
Ordinance 2457 passed June 22, 2009.)
Section 8.
A.
Exemptions.
The following development is exempt from System Development Charges:
1.
mobile homes.
Remodeling or replacement of any single family structure, including
2.
Multifamily structure remodeling or replacement if no additional
Dwelling Units are added.
3.
Remodeling or replacement of office, business and commercial,
industrial or institutional structures if such remodeling or replacement does not result in
additional peak hour trips.
Section 9.
Credits for Qualified Public Improvements.
A.
The City shall grant a credit, not to exceed 100% of the applicable System
Development Charges for the construction of any Qualified Public Improvements.
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B.
Prior to issuance of a Building Permit, the Applicant shall submit to the
Director a proposed plan and estimate of cost for contributions of Qualified Public
Improvements. The proposed plan and estimate shall include:
1.
being submitted.
the plan;
2.
A designation of the Development for which the proposed plan is
A list of the contemplated Capital Improvements contained within
3.
An estimate of proposed construction costs certified by a
professional architect or engineer; and
4.
is:
C.
A proposed time schedule for completion of the proposed plan.
The Director shall determine if the proposed Qualified Public Improvement
1.
Required as a condition of development approval;
2.
Identified in the Capital Improvement Plan and is either:
a. Not located on or contiguous to property that is the subject of
development approval; or
b. Located in whole or in part on or contiguous to property that is
the subject of development approval and required to be built larger or with greater
capacity than is necessary for the particular development project to which the
improvement fee is related
D.
The decision of the Director as to whether to accept the proposed plan of
contribution and the value of such contribution shall be in writing and issued by the
Director within 30 days after the Applicant submits the proposed plan.
E.
Any Applicant who submits a proposed plan pursuant to this Section and
desires the immediate issuance of a Building Permit, shall pay the applicable System
Development Charges. Said payment shall be deemed paid under “protest” and shall
not be construed as a waiver of any review rights. Any difference between the amount
paid and the amount due, as determined by the Director, shall be refunded to the
Applicant. In no event shall a refund by City under this subsection exceed the amount
originally paid by the Applicant.
Section 10.
Alternative Calculation for SDC Rate, Credit or Exemption.
A.
Pursuant to this Ordinance, an Applicant may request an alternative SDC
calculation, alternative SDC credit determination or alternative SDC exemption, but
only under the following circumstances:
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1.
The Applicant believes the number of vehicle trips resulting from
the development is, or will be, less than the number of trips established in the
Methodology, and for that reason the Applicant's SDC should be lower than that
calculated by the City.
2.
The Applicant believes the City improperly excluded from
consideration a Qualified Public Improvement that would qualify for credit, or the City
accepted for credit a Qualified Public Improvement, but undervalued that
improvement and therefore undervalued the credit.
3.
The Applicant believes the City improperly rejected a request for
an exemption for which the Applicant believes it is eligible.
B.
Alternative SDC Rate Request:
1.
If an Applicant believes the number of trips resulting from the
Development is less than the number of trips established in the Methodology, the
Applicant must request an alternative SDC rate calculation, under this Section, within 90
days after Building Permit issuance for the Development. The City shall not consider
such a request filed after 90 days after Building Permit issuance for the Development.
Upon the timely request for an alternative SDC rate calculation, the Director shall review
the Applicant's calculations and supporting evidence and make a determination within
30 days of submittal as to whether the Applicant's request satisfies the requirements of
this Section.
2.
In support of the Alternative SDC rate request, the Applicant must
provide complete and detailed documentation, including verifiable trip generation
data, analyzed and certified to by a Professional Traffic Engineer. The Applicant's
supporting documentation must rely upon generally accepted sampling methods,
sources of information, cost analysis, traffic and growth projections and techniques of
analysis as a means of supporting the proposed alternative SDC rate. The proposed
Alternative SDC Rate calculation shall include an explanation by a registered engineer
explaining with particularity why the rate established in the City methodology does not
accurately reflect the Development's impact on the City's Capital Improvements
3.
The Director shall apply the Alternative SDC Rate if, in the Director's
opinion, the following are found:
a.
The evidence and assumptions underlying the Alternative
SDC Rate are reasonable, correct and credible and were gathered and analyzed by a
suitable, competent professional in compliance with generally accepted engineering
principles and methodologies and consistent with this Section, and
b.
The calculation of the proposed Alternative SDC rate was by
a generally accepted methodology, and
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c.
The proposed alternative SDC rate better or more
realistically reflects the actual traffic impact of the Development than the rate set forth
in the Methodology.
4.
If, in the Director's opinion, all of the above criteria are not met, the
Director shall provide to the Applicant by certified mail, return receipt requested, a
written decision explaining the basis for rejecting the proposed alternative SDC rate.
C.
Alternative SDC Credit Request:
1.
If an Applicant has requested an SDC Credit and that request has
either been denied by the City or approved but at a lower value than desired, the
Applicant may request an Alternative SDC Credit calculation, under this Section. Any
request for an Alternative SDC Credit calculation must be filed with the Director in
writing within 10 calendar days of the written decision on the initial credit request. The
City shall not consider such a request filed after 10 calendar days of the written decision
on the initial credit request. Upon the timely request for an Alternative SDC Credit
calculation, the Director shall review the Applicant's calculations and supporting
evidence and make a determination within 30 days of submittal as to whether the
Applicant's request satisfies the requirements of this Section.
2.
In support of the Alternative SDC credit request, the Applicant must
provide complete and detailed documentation, including appraisals, cost analysis or
other estimates of value, analyzed and certified to by an appropriate professional, for
the improvements for which the Applicant is seeking credit. The Applicant's supporting
documentation must rely upon generally accepted sources of information, cost analysis
and techniques of analysis as a means of supporting the proposed Alternative SDC
credit.
3.
The Director shall grant the Alternative SDC Credit if, in the
Director's opinion, the following are found:
a.
The improvement(s) for which the SDC Credit is sought are
Qualified Public Improvement(s), and
b.
The evidence and assumptions underlying the Applicant's
Alternative SDC Credit request are reasonable, correct and credible and were
gathered and analyzed by an appropriate, competent professional in compliance with
generally accepted principles and methodologies, and
c.
The proposed alternative SDC Credit is based on realistic,
credible valuation or benefit analysis.
4.
If, in the Director's opinion, any one or more of the above criteria is
not met, the Director shall deny the request and provide to the Applicant by certified
mail, return receipt requested, a written decision explaining the basis for rejecting the
Alternative SDC Credit proposal.
D.
Alternative SDC Exemption Request:
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1.
If an Applicant has requested a full or partial exemption under this
Ordinance, and that request has been denied, the Applicant may request an
Alternative SDC Exemption under this Section. Any request for an Alternative SDC
Exemption calculation must be filed with the Director in writing within 10 calendar days
of the written decision on the initial credit request. The City shall not consider such a
request filed after 10 calendar days of the written decision on the initial credit request.
Upon the timely request for an Alternative SDC Exemption, the Director shall review the
Applicant's request and supporting evidence and make a determination within 30 days
of submittal as to whether the Applicant's request satisfies the requirements under this
Ordinance for exemptions.
2.
In support of the Alternative SDC Exemption request, the Applicant
must provide complete and detailed documentation demonstrating that the Applicant
is entitled to one of the exemptions described in this Ordinance.
3.
The Director shall grant the exemption if, in the Director's opinion,
the Applicant has demonstrated with credible, relevant evidence that it meets the
pertinent criteria.
4.
If, in the Director's opinion, any one or more of the above criteria is
not met, the Director shall deny the request and provide to the Applicant by certified
mail, return receipt requested, a written decision explaining the basis for rejecting the
Alternative SDC Exemption proposal.
Section 11.
Review of Methodology and Rates.
A.
This Ordinance and the Methodology shall be reviewed at least once
every five (5) years. The purpose of this review is to evaluate and revise, if necessary,
the rates of the System Development Charges to assure that they do not exceed the
reasonably anticipated costs of the City's Capital Improvements.
Section 12.
Authorized Expenditure of System Development Charges.
A.
Reimbursement fees may be spent only on capital improvements
associated with the systems for which the fees are assessed including expenditures
relating to repayment of indebtedness.
B.
Improvement fees may be spent only on capacity increasing capital
improvements, including expenditures relating to repayment of debt for such
improvements. An increase in system capacity may be established if a capital
improvement increases the level of performance or service provided by existing
facilities or provides new facilities. The portion of the improvements funded by
improvement fees must be related to the need for increased capacity to provide
service for future users.
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C.
System development charges may not be expended for costs associated
with the construction of administrative office facilities that are more than an incidental
part of other capital improvements or for the expenses of the operation or
maintenance of the facilities constructed with system development charge revenues.
D.
Any capital improvement being funded wholly or in part with system
development charge revenues must be included in the Capital Improvement Plan.
E.
System Development Charge revenues may be expended on the costs of
complying with the provisions of ORS 223.297-223.314, including the costs of developing
system development charge methodologies and providing an annual accounting of
system development charge expenditures.
Section 13.
Accounting.
Deposit
of
System
Development
Charge
Revenues;
Annual
A.
System development charge revenues must be deposited in accounts
designated for such moneys. The City shall provide an annual accounting, to be
completed by January 1 of each year, for system development charges showing the
total amount of system development charge revenues collected for each system and
the projects that were funded in the previous fiscal year.
B.
The annual accounting shall include:
1.
A list of the amount spent on each project funded, in whole or in
part, with system development charge revenues; and
2.
The amount of revenue collected by the local government from
system development charges and attributed to the costs of complying with the
provisions of ORS 223.297-223.314, as described in ORS 223.307.
Section 14. Challenge of Expenditures. In accordance with ORS 223.302, any
interested person may challenge an expenditure of SDC revenues.
A.
Such challenge shall be submitted, in writing, to the Director for review
within two years following the subject expenditure, and shall include the following
information:
expenditure;
1.
The name and address of the interested person challenging the
2.
The amount of the expenditure, the project, payee or purpose, and
the approximate date on which it was made; and
3.
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B.
If the Director determines that the expenditure was not made in
accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance and other relevant laws, a
reimbursement of System Development Charges trust account revenues from other
revenue sources shall be made within one year following the determination that the
expenditures were not appropriate.
C.
The Director shall make written notification of the results of the
expenditure review to the interested person who requested the review with ten (10)
days of completion of the review.
Section 15. Institution of Legal Proceedings. The City Attorney, acting in the
name of the City, may maintain an action or proceeding in a court of competent
jurisdiction to compel compliance with or restrain by injunction the violation of any
provision of this Ordinance as an additional remedy.
Section 16. Exclusive Review in Marion County Circuit Court. All determinations
made under this Ordinance shall be final and subject only to Writ of Review in the
Marion County Circuit Court pursuant to ORS Chapter 34.
Section 17. Effect on Monies Previously Collected. The provisions of this
Ordinance do not apply to System Development Charges collected prior to its effective
date. SDCs previously collected shall be governed by the law in effect at the time of
collection.
Section 18. Severability. If any clause, section, or provision of this Ordinance
shall be declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason or cause, the remaining
portion shall be in full force and effect and be valid as if such invalid portion thereof
had not been incorporate herein.
Section 19.
Repeal. Ordinance 2248 is hereby repealed.
Passed by the Council April 28, 2008 and approved by the Mayor April 30, 2008.
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ORDINANCE NO 1084
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE, WASTE, AND FILTH; THE DRAINING
OF ROOF WATER AND CRAWL SPACE; REQUIRING SEWER CONNECTIONS; DECLARING
CERTAIN DEPOSITORIES OF WASTE AND FILTH TO BE NUISANCES; PROVIDING FOR
ABATEMENT THEREOF AND PROVIDING FOR THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF THE
COST OF ABATING SUCH NUISANCES; REPEALING ORDINANCES NO. 776, 963, AND 971;
AND PRESCRIBING PENALTIES.
THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF WOODBURN DO ORDAIN:
Section 1.
That no privy vault or cesspool will be permitted within the city of
Woodburn and the owner, owners, renters, or occupants of property upon which is
located a privy vault or cesspool shall cease to deposit or cause to be deposited or
permit to be deposited therein sewage. waste, or other drainage matter.
Section 2.
That the owner or owners of property within the corporate limits of
the city of Woodburn, which property is used by human beings for residential,
educational, religious, business, industrial, or other purposes and is within 100 feet of a
city sewer declared by the common council of the city of Woodburn to be a sanitary
sewer adequate for the disposal of raw sewage, will cause the property to be
connected to said sewer at the expense of the owner or owners of said property and
that all raw sewage, wastes, and drainage matter shall be deposited directly into the
city sewer, except as otherwise provided herein.
Section 3.
That no person shall cause or permit any of the following to flow
into, or to be disposed of in, the sanitary sewer system of the city of Woodburn.
(1)
Temporary or permanent drainage of excavations.
(2)
Drainage from roofs, storm sewers, or storm drains.
(3)
Greases, oils, or sludge from service stations, garages, repair shops,
machine shops, cleaning establishments, or other industries or establishments.
(4)
Explosives, volatile or inflammable liquids and gases.
(5)
Acids, alkalis, or other corrosive liquids or substances of sufficient strength
to damage sewers, manholes, pumping stations, or treatment plant equipment.
(6)
Paints or waste products from paint manufacture.
(7)
Cannery or industrial wastes other than as specified in Subsection (17) of
this section.
(8)
Any substance which will form deposits or obstructions in the sewer system,
or which, when mixed with sewage, will precipitate materials causing deposits in sewer
lines.
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(9)
Ashes, cinders, sand, earth, coal, rubbish or metals of any kind.
(10)
Live steam, exhaust steam or water having a temperature above 140o
(11) Cull fruits or vegetables, or pits or seeds from peaches, apricots, cherries,
prunes, pumpkins, squash, or nuts of any kind, unless properly processed through a
properly constructed and installed garbage disposal unit.
(12)
Stable or barn manure.
(13)
Effluent from septic tanks or dry wells.
(14)
Offal from slaughter houses.
(15)
Dead animals, or fowl or fish.
(16)
Sulphate or sulphite liquor.
(17) Effluent waste water from food processing plants, unless it has been
passed through a 20-mesh screen prior to entry into the sewer system.
Section 4.
Grease, oil and sand traps and settling basins shall be provided by
property owners in connection with sewer inlets when, in the opinion of the city
engineer, they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes containing grease
in excessive amounts, flammable wastes, sand or other harmful ingredients, except that
such traps and settling basins shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling
units. All such traps and settling basins shall be of a type and capacity approved by
the city engineer and shall be so located as to be readily and easily accessible for
cleaning and inspection. Grease and oil traps shall be constructed of impervious
materials capable of withstanding abrupt and extreme changes in temperature. They
shall be of substantial construction, watertight and equipped with easily removable
covers which, when bolted in place, shall be gastight and watertight. Where installed,
all grease, oil and sand traps and settling basins shall be maintained by the owner, at
his expense, in continuously efficient operation. [Section 4 added by Ordinance No.
1347, §1, passed February 26, 1973.]
Section 5.
That all construction, reconstruction, remodeling and repair
commenced after the effective date of this ordinance shall comply with the following:
(1)
All crawl spaces provided in connection with buildings or building types
shall be leveled and graded to a drain inlet, from where positive drainage shall be
secured at all times. The drain inlet shall be protected by a gravel bed or a catch basin
with corrosion-resistant screening 4 mesh per inch, applied over tile end. Drain lines
from this area to the storm sewer, gutter, ditch or other permanent adequate outfall
shall consist of cast iron, vitrified clay, concrete, cement, asbestos or bituminized fibre,
sealed joint type of adequate size but not less than four inched in diameter, laid with a
slope of not less than ¼ inch per foot.
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(2)
All downspouts shall be connected to underground drain lines extended
to the storm sewer, street gutter, ditch or other permanent adequate outfall. Drain lines
shall be of cast iron, vitrified clay, concrete, cements asbestos or bituminized fibre,
sealed joint pipe of adequate size, but not less than three inches in diameter, laid with a
slope of not less than ¼ inch per foot.
(3)
All pipe shall be laid on a good firm foundation with ends abutting and
true to a line and grade. Backfilling in trenches shall be carefully deposited and solidly
tamped to avoid settlement.
(4)
When sheet metal downspouts are connected to underground drain lines,
such drain lines shall extend above the finish grade and the joint between downspout
and drain line shall be sealed.
(5)
Drain lines from downspouts may be interconnected or connected to the
drain line from the crawl space. The point of connection between downspout drain
line and crawl space drain line shall be at least 10 feet downstream from the dwelling
and at least six inches below the drain inlet in the crawl space. Connection of drain
lines shall be made with proper fittings.
(6)
The outfall of drain lines on the lot or in easements established for
drainage purposes shall terminate in a gravel bed or trench.
(7)
In all cases where gutters and downspouts are installed, a sealed
drainage line from each downspout to a dry well located at least 10 feet from the
building shall be the minimum requirement.
Section 6.
Civil Infraction Assessment. A violation of any provision of this
ordinance constitutes a class 1 civil infraction and shall be dealt with according to the
procedures established by Ordinance 1998. [Section 6 as amended by Ordinance
2008, passed October 24, 1988.]
Section 7.
In addition to the penalty provisions of this ordinance, the
procedures of Ordinance No. 1616 may be followed to abate and to secure the cost of
the abatement of a public nuisance under this ordinance. [Section 7 as amended by
Ordinance No. 1612, §1, passed June 5, 1978.]
Section 8.
That if any person shall be aggrieved by the notice of the marshal,
he may take an appeal to the city council within 24 hours notice from the receipt of
such notice, and, upon 24 hours notice, a hearing will be held and a decision rendered
forthwith thereon.
Section 9.
That if any clause, sentence, section or portion of this ordinance
shall for any reason be adjudged invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such
adjudication shall not affect, impair or invalidate any other provisions of this ordinance,
but shall be confined in its operation to the controversy directly involved in such
adjudication.
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Section 10. That Ordinances No. 776. 963 and 971 be, and they thereby are,
repealed and that Ordinances No. 942 and 956 are not revived by the repealing of
Ordinance No. 963.
1973.]
[Sections No. 4 - 10 renumbered by Ordinance No. 1347, §2, passed February 26,
Passed by the council and approved by the mayor December 3, 1963.
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ORDINANCE NO. 1678
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR SANITARY SEWER CONNECTION FEES IN THE CITY OF
WOODBURN, REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 1354; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
The people of the City of Woodburn do ordain:
Section 1.
Sewer Connection Required. That the owner of any residence,
building, structure dwelling or other thing discharging sewage within the City of
Woodburn shall initiate connection of such residence, building, structure, dwelling or
thing to the sanitary sewer system of the City of Woodburn by written application to the
City.
Section 2.
Connection Fees. That upon submission of such application, each
applicant shall pay to the City of Woodburn, in addition to the regular monthly
surcharge and actual construction costs of connection, a connection fee (capacity
fee) in the amount specified herein as follows:
(a)
For single-family dwellings, manufactured dwelling units, the amount
specified in Schedule A hereunder.
(b)
For apartments and other multiple-family dwellings, the amount specified
in Schedule A for first unit and Schedule B for each additional unit in excess of one.
(c)
For motel, hotel, and R.V. park units, the amount specified in Schedule A
for the first unit and Schedule D. for each additional unit in excess of one. Laundry
facilities will be charged at Schedule C for each machine in addition to the above.
(d)
All others, except those provided for under Section 3 of this ordinance, the
amount specified in Schedule A, plus the amount specified in Schedule C, for each
toilet facility in excess of two toilet facilities shall be paid. Each laundry machine shall
be considered as one toilet facility and charged as specified in Schedule C.
(e)
Schedules:
Schedule A
Schedule B
Schedule C
Schedule D
$1,000.00
$ 750.00
$ 500.00
$ 410.00
(f)
All existing structures constructed prior to May 1977, and remaining on the
same site to which City was unable to provide a connection shall be charged at onehalf the rate outlined above.
(e)
All existing structures constructed prior to May 1977, and remaining on the
same site to which City was unable to provide a connection shall be charged at onehalf the rate outlined above. [Section 2 as amended by Ordinance 1972, passed April
13, 1987.]
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Section 3.
Excessive Demand on Sewer System. That the provisions of Section
2 herein shall not apply to a particular residence, building, structure or thing when it is
determined by the City that such residence, building, structure or thing is of a nature
that by its ordinary usage it may place a demand exceeding 1,000 gallons of sewage
flow per day, 800 milligrams per litre suspended solids sewage concentration, or 800
milligrams per litre BOD sewage concentration the connection fee shall be determined
according to the following formula:
C = $1.46F + $1.69BOD +$1.49SS
Where:
C
F
=
=
SS
=
BOD
=
connection
gallons of average sewage flow
per day for peak month.
suspended solids concentration
in milligrams per litre, average value
for peak month.
biochemical oxygen demand in milligrams
per litre, average value for peak month.
In no case shall the fee charged be less than $1,000.
When it is determined by the City that a residence, building, structure or thing is of a
nature that by its ordinary usage it may place an unusually heavy demand on the
municipal sanitary sewer system through the discharge of pollutants other than flow,
BOD, or suspended solids, the City shall determine a fee based upon the excessive
pollutant or pollutants discharged, and said fee shall be payable as in Section 2 herein.
Section 4.
Disposition of Funds. That all money collected pursuant to the
provisions of this ordinance shall be deposited in and credited to a fund to be used for
the purpose of paying the costs of expanding the capacity of municipal sewage
collection and treatment system, its maintenance facilities and engineering costs. The
first priority for expenditure of these funds will be for retirement of capital improvement
bonds' principal and interest.
Section 5.
Repeal.
That Ordinance No. 1354 is hereby repealed and
Ordinances 1140 and 1239 are not revived.
Section 6.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council August 13, 1979, and approved by the Mayor
August 14, 1979.
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ORDINANCE NO. 1692
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR AN INDUSTRIAL COST RECOVERY SYSTEM FOR FEDERAL
CONSTRUCTION GRANTS FOR SEWERAGE AND SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS, RATES AND
CHARGES FOR SAME; THE ADMINISTRATION THEREOF; REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 1690;
AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF WOODBURN DO ORDAIN:
Section 1.
Industrial Cost Recovery System Established. An industrial cost
recovery system is hereby established to recover from industrial sewer users those
portions of construction grants provided under Public Law 92-500, present or future,
which are allocable to such users.
Section 2.
Applicability of Provisions. Industrial cost recovery provisions shall
apply only to any nongovernmental, non-residential user of publicly owned treatment
works which discharges more than the equivalent of 25,000 gallons per day of sanitary
wastes and which is identified in the "Standard Industrial Classification Manual," 1972,
Office of Management and Budget, as amended and supplemented, under one of the
following divisions:
Division A.
Division B.
Division D.
Division E.
Division I.
Agricultural, Forestry and Fishing.
Mining.
Manufacturing.
Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas and Sanitary
Services.
Services.
Section 3.
Recovery Period. The industrial cost recovery period shall be equal
to 30 years, or the design useful life of the treatment works, whichever is the lesser.
Section 4.
User's Share of Cost. An industrial user's share shall include only that
portion of grant assistance allocable to its use or to capacity firmly committed for its
use.
Section 5.
Letters of Intent. Any significant industrial users responsible for more
than 10 percent of design flow, or of design pollutant loading of the treatment works
shall be required to sign letters of intent stating that the user will pay that portion of the
grant amount allocable to the treatment of its wastes.
Section 6.
Criteria for Share Determination. An industrial user's share shall be
based on those factors significantly influencing the cost of the treatment works, such as
volume or rate of flow, strength or concentration of waste loading, or any other load
factor including those unique to such user.
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Section 7.
Schedule of Payments. Each user shall be required to pay his
industrial cost recovery payments at regular intervals, not exceeding six months apart,
with first payment to be made within six months after the user first begins use of the
treatment works, or has been determined to be subject to the industrial cost recovery
program.
Section 8.
Collection and Disbursement of Funds. Allocation of users' shares
and the collection and disbursement or distribution of industrial cost recovery funds shall
be in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Environmental Protection
Agency, or successor, as administrator of the construction grants program.
Section 9.
Measurement and Sampling. To evaluate and monitor effluent
loadings, the city may require the installation by users of measurement and sampling
equipment at the user's expense, for which user shall provide reasonable access to the
City Engineer, or his designate, during hours of operation for the purpose of inspecting
and monitoring such measurement and sampling.
Section 10. Administration of System. The City Engineer shall be charged with
administration of the industrial cost recovery system, including allocation of recovery
charges.
Section 11. Delinquency Liens. Any industrial cost recovery charges remaining
unpaid for 60 days after the due date shall be entered on the City Lien Docket and
shall be recovered as any other city lien, as provided in the City Charter.
Section 12. Severability. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section or portion
of this ordinance for any reason shall be adjudged invalid by a court of competent
jurisdiction, such judgement shall not affect, impair, or invalidate any of the remainder
of this ordinance.
Section 13.
hereby repealed.
Section 14.
Repeal.
That Ordinance No. 1690 of the City of Woodburn is
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council December 17, 1979, and approved by the Mayor
December 18, 1979.
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ORDINANCE NO. 1790
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE DISCHARGE OF WASTES TO THE SANITARY AND STORM
SEWER SYSTEMS OF THE CITY, LIMITING SUCH DISCHARGES ONLY TO THOSE OF
ACCEPTABLE TYPES, CHARACTERISTICS, OR CONCENTRATIONS, ESTABLISHING A SYSTEM
OF WASTE DISCHARGE PERMITS, PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT.
THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF WOODBURN DO ORDAIN:
Section 1.
Declaration of Policy. It is the policy of the City of Woodburn to
provide adequate sewerage facilities for the transportation, treatment and disposal of
wastes from within the City and to operate the sewerage systems in a manner which
protects public health and the environment. In carrying out this policy, the objectives
of this ordinance are:
(a)
Preclude pollutants from entering the sewerage systems which will
interfere with normal operations or contaminate the resulting sludge or effluent;
(b)
Preclude the introduction of pollutants into the sewerage systems which
may not be adequately treated and may pass through into the environment;
(c)
To enhance the opportunity for recycling and reclamation of wastewater
and sludge. It is the intent of the City to provide needed sewerage services to industry
while meeting the outlined objectives. This ordinance provides the structure under
which the service will be provided for industrial waste so that the systems are protected
and can continue to provide efficiently for the waste treatment and disposal [needs] of
the City.
Section 2.
Definitions.
(a)
Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD). The words "biochemical oxygen
demand," or abbreviation thereof as "BOD," shall mean the quantity of oxygen required
in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter.
(b)
Branch Sewer. The words "branch sewer" shall mean a conduit extending
from the plumbing or drainage system of a building or buildings to and connecting with
a public or private sanitary or storm sewer, within a street right-of-way.
(c)
Categorical Pretreatment Standards. National pretreatment standards
specifying quantities or concentrations of pollutants or pollutant properties which may
be discharged or introduced into a public sewer system by specific industrial
dischargers.
(d)
City Engineer. The term "City Engineer" shall mean the City Engineer of the
City of Woodburn, Oregon, or his duly authorized deputy or agent.
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(e)
City or City of Woodburn. The words "City" or "City of Woodburn" shall
mean the municipality of Woodburn, Oregon, a municipal corporation of the State of
Oregon, acting through its Common Council or any board, committee, body, official or
person to whom the Council shall have lawfully delegated the power to act for, or on
behalf of, the City. Unless a particular board, committee, body, official or person is
specifically designated in these rules and regulations, wherever action by City is
explicitly required or implied herein, it shall be understood to mean action by the City
Engineer of Woodburn, Oregon or his duly authorized deputy or agent.
(f)
Combined Sewer. The words "combined sewer" or "combined sewer
system" shall mean a conduit or system of conduits in which both wastewater and
stormwater are transported.
(g)
Compatible Pollutant. The words "compatible pollutant" shall mean
wastes having biochemical oxygen demand, suspended solids and pH within tolerable
limits, fecal coliform bacteria, and such additional pollutants which the City treatment
works are designed to treat.
(h)
Industrial Discharger/User. Any discharger who discharges other than
household wastes directly or indirectly into the City sewer system.
(i)
Industrial Waste. The words "industrial waste" shall mean any liquid, solid,
or gaseous substance, or combination thereof, resulting from any process of industry,
manufacturing, commercial food processing, business, agriculture, trade or research,
including but not limited to the development, recovering or processing of natural
resources and leachate from landfills or other disposal sites, or any other discharge
other than domestic sanitary waste.
(j)
Industrial Waste Discharge Permit. A permit to discharge industrial wastes
into the City sewer system issued under the authority of this ordinance and which
prescribes certain discharge requirements and limitations.
(k)
Interference. The inhibition or disruption of the City sewer system
collection system, treatment processes or operations.
(l)
pH. The symbol "pH" shall mean the reciprocal of the logarithm of the
hydrogen ion concentration. The concentration is the weight of hydrogen ions in moles
per liter of solution,. Neutral water, for example, has a pH of 7 and a hydrogen ion
concentration of 10-7.
(m)
Person. The word "person" shall mean any individual, company,
enterprise, partnership, corporation, association, society, or group, and the singular
term shall include the plural.
(n)
Pretreatment. The reduction of the amount of pollutants, the elimination
of pollutants, or the alteration of the nature of pollutant properties in wastewater to a
less harmful state prior to or in lieu of discharging or otherwise introducing such
pollutants into the City sewerage systems.
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(o)
Restaurant. Any establishment or premises, other than a single-family
residential unit, equipped or used for the preparation or serving of food, whether
operated on a intermittent or sustained basis.
(p)
Sewerage System. The entire sewage collection and treatment systems,
exclusive of branch sewers. This includes all conduits, pumps, treatment equipment
and any other components involved in the transportation, collection, treatment and
disposal of sanitary and industrial wastewater and sludge. This includes both sanitary
and storm water systems.
(q)
Slugload. Any substance released in a discharge at a rate and/or
concentration which causes interference to City sewerage or disposal systems.
(r)
Suspended Solids. The words "suspended solids" shall mean total
suspended matter that is in suspension in water or wastewater and that is removable by
laboratory filtering.
(s)
Toxic Pollutants. Those substances listed by the City Engineer as toxic
pollutants. The list is based upon the priority pollutant list prepared by the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and any additional information available which
indicates toxicity or hazard level of particular substances.
(t)
Upset. An exceptional incident in which a discharge unintentionally and
temporarily is in a state of non-compliance with the discharge requirements set forth in
this ordinance due to factors beyond the reasonable control of the discharger, and
excluding non-compliance to the extent caused by operational error, improperly
designed treatment facilities, inadequate treatment facilities, lack of preventive
maintenance, or careless or improper operation thereof.
(u)
Wastewater. Industrial waste, or sewage or any other waste including
that which may be combined with any ground water, surface water or storm water,
that may be discharged to the City sewerage systems.
Section 3.
General Discharge Prohibitions.
(a)
Use of restricted sewers. It shall be unlawful to discharge, permit the
discharge, or allow a connection which will result in the discharge of sanitary sewage or
industrial waste into a public sewer under City control which has been designated by
the City Engineer to be used solely for storm drainage. It shall be unlawful for any
person to discharge or permit the discharge or cause or allow a connection which will
result in the discharge of storm drainage or uncontaminated water from refrigeration or
cooling processes or steam condensate, into a public sewer under City control
designated by the City Engineer to be used solely for sanitary sewage.
(b)
Prohibited Discharges. It shall be unlawful to discharge, cause or allow to
discharge directly or indirectly into the City sewage systems any of the following:
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(1)
Waters or wastes containing substances in such concentrations
that they inhibit or interfere with the operation or performance of any sewage
treatment process, are not amenable to treatment or reduction by the sewage
treatment process employed, or are only partially amenable to treatment such that the
sewage treatment plant effluent cannot meet the requirements of any other agency
having jurisdiction over its discharge to the receiving waters or that prevents the use or
disposal of sewage treatment plant sludge in accordance with applicable State and
Federal regulations.
(2)
Any liquids, solids, or gases, which by reason of their nature or
quantity, are, or may be sufficient, either alone or by interaction, to cause fire or
explosion or to be injurious in any other way to the operation of the sewer system.
Prohibited materials include, but are not limited to, gasoline, benzene, naphtha,
alcohols, fuel oil, mineral oil and other flammable or explosive substances.
(3)
Any solid or viscous substances capable of obstructing sewage
which will or may cause obstruction to the flow of sewage or interference with the
operation of the sewerage works or treatment facilities. These substances include, but
are not limited to, ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, insoluble shavings, metal, glass,
rags, feathers, tar, creosote, plastics, wood, animal paunch contents, offal, blood,
bones, meat trimmings and wastes, fish or fowl heads, entrails, trimmings and wastes,
lard, tallow, baking dough, chemical residues, paint residues, cannery waste bulk solids,
hair and fleshings, or plastic or paper dishes, cups, or food or beverage containers,
whether whole or ground.
(4)
Any noxious or malodorous liquids, gases, solids, or other substances
when either singly, or by interaction with other wastes, are capable of creating a public
nuisance or hazard to life or health, or preventing entry into any sewer, manhole, or
pump station.
(5)
Any water or waste containing a toxic or poisonous substance in
sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other substances, to injure or
interfere with any sewage treatment process; to constitute a hazard to humans or
animals; or to create any hazard in, or adversely affect the receiving waters; or result in
unacceptable concentrations of these substances being discharged in combined
sewer overflows or sewage treatment plant effluents.
(6)
Any wastes, waste waters or substances having a pH less than 6.0
or more than 10.0, or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage
or hazard to piping, structures, equipment, or personnel of the sewerage systems. This
includes, but is not limited to, battery or plating acids and waste, copper sulfate,
chromium salts and compounds, or salt brine. [Section 3(b)(6) amended by Ordinance
2074, passed January 13, 1992.]
(7)
Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than 150` F or
containing heat in amounts which will inhibit biological activity, resulting in septage in
sewers, or interference at treatment plants. In no case shall there be heat in such
quantities that the temperature of sewage inflow at any lift station exceeds 104` F.
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(8)
Any material from a cesspool or septic tank, except such material
received at a City treatment plant under City permit.
(9)
Any water or waste which contains in excess of one hundred
milligrams per litre, or a lesser amount as fixed by the City Engineer, for a particular
establishment, of fat waste, oil or grease, whether or not emulsified, ether-soluble or nhexane soluble matter, or any substance which may solidify or become discernibly
viscous at temperatures above 32N F.
(10) Any domestic garbage that has not been properly comminuted to
1/8-inch, or less, in any dimension.
(11) Any slugload, which means any pollutant, including oxygendemanding pollutants (BOD, etc.), released in a single discharge episode of such
volume or strength as to cause interference to the sewerage systems.
(12) Any substances with objectionable color not removed in the
treatment process, such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning
solutions.
(13) Any wastewater which may cause a hazard to human health, or
may create a public nuisance.
(14) Any unusual concentrations of inert suspended solids which may
interfere with the operation of the sewerage systems, such as, but not limited to, fuller's
earth, lime slurries, or lime residue.
(15) Any unusual concentrations of dissolved solids which may interfere
with the operation of the sewerage systems, such as, but not limited to, sodium chloride,
calcium chloride, and sodium sulfate.
(16) Any radioactive material, except in compliance with the current
"Oregon Regulations for the Control of Radiation" (OAR 333-22-150).
(17) Any food-processing wastes retained on a 20-mesh screen. If
material retained on a 20-mesh screen is being discharged, the industrial sewage rate
for suspended solids may be estimated on the basis of concentrated dip-samples of
such effluent, but this shall not bar correction of the discharge condition under the
provisions of Section 11.
(18) Any grease or fat from any restaurant. Such establishments shall
install, within 60 days from the date of notice, adequate grease-traps from all sinks and
dish washers. Such grease traps shall be of such capacity as to require cleaning not
more than twice a week. Each such establishment shall maintain a log, signed by the
servicing employee, of all service and cleaning, available to City personnel inspecting.
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(19) Any oil, grease, distillate, gasoline, or any other petroleum product
which may be discharged to any sanitary or drainage system. Such systems shall be
protected by adequate, approved, oil separators, or alternative disposal. All
establishments selling motor oil shall provide facilities for draining and disposal of waste
oil, or provide sufficient supervision of parking areas that no waste oil be discharged to
sanitary or storm sewerage systems. Such establishments shall obtain industrial pollution
permits, citing their provisions for preventing pollution. One discharge of waste oil shall
be sufficient cause for injunctive relief for cessation of such offerage of motor oil for
sale.
Section 4.
Discharge Limitations
(a)
It shall be unlawful for a discharger who has an effective Industrial Waste
Discharge Permit pursuant to Section [7] to discharge wastes to the sewer system in
excess of the limitations established in the permit. The City Engineer shall establish
Industrial Waste Discharge Permit limitations to the extent necessary to enable the City
to comply with current National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System categorical and
general standards and waste discharge requirements as promulgated by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency and the Oregon State Department of Environmental
Quality; to protect the public health and safety; to protect the receiving water quality;
to protect the sewerage system; and to comply with all other applicable Federal and
State laws.
(b)
It shall be unlawful to discharge into the sewerage systems concentrations
of the following materials in excess of the specified limits, unless the discharger has in
effect an Industrial Waste Discharge Permit from the State of Oregon which establishes
a different limitation for a specific pollutant.
Pollutant
Arsenic
Cadmium
Chromium (Total)
Copper
Cyanid
Iron
Lead
Nickel
Phenols or Cresols
Zinc
Concentration Limit
1.0 mg/l
1.0 mg/l
5.0 mg/l
2.0 mg/l
1.0 mg/l
10.0 mg/l
2.0 mg/l
3.0 mg/l
1.0 mg/l
4.0 mg/l
(c)
It shall be unlawful for a discharger to increase the use or addition of
potable or process water as a partial or complete substitute for adequate treatment to
achieve compliance with the standards and limitations set forth in this Chapter or in an
Industrial Waste Discharge Permit issued pursuant hereto.
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Section 5.
SANITATION
Pretreatment Facilities.
(a)
If treatment facilities, operation changes or process modifications at an
industrial discharger's facility are needed to comply with any requirements under this
section, or are necessary to meet any applicable State or Federal requirements, the
City Engineer may require that such facilities be constructed or modifications or
changes be made within the shortest reasonable time, taking into consideration
construction time, impact of the untreated waste on the City sewerage systems,
economic impact on the facility, impact of the waste on the marketability of the City
treatment plant sludge, and any other appropriate factors.
(b)
Any requirement in Section 5 may be incorporated as part of an Industrial
Waste Discharge Permit issued under Section 7 and made a condition of issuance of
such permit or may be incorporated in a contractual agreement between the City and
the affected facility and made a condition of the acceptance of the waste from that
facility.
(c)
Plans, specifications and other information relating to construction or
installation of preliminary treatment facilities or optional disposal required by the City
Engineer under this Chapter shall be submitted to the City Engineer and the Oregon
Department of Environmental Quality. No construction or installation thereof shall
commence until written approval of plans and specifications by the City Engineer and
the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is obtained. No person, by virtue of
such approval, shall be relieved of compliance with other laws of the City and of the
State relating to construction and to permits. Every facility for the preliminary treatment
or handling of industrial wastes shall be constructed in accordance with the approved
plans and specifications, and shall be installed and maintained at the expense of the
occupant of the property discharging the industrial wastes.
(d)
Any person constructing a preliminary treatment facility, as required by
the City Engineer, shall also install and maintain at his own expense sampling
manhole(s) for checking and investigating the discharge from the preliminary treatment
facility to the public sewer. The sampling manhole(s) shall be placed in a location
designated by the City Engineer and in accordance with specifications approved by
the City Engineer.
Section 6.
(a)
Reporting Requirements.
Initial Compliance Report.
(1)
Within ninety (90) days after receiving notification that an Industrial
Waste Discharge Permit is required, the discharger subject to this Chapter shall submit a
report to the City Engineer which indicates the nature and concentration of all
prohibited or regulated substances contained in its discharge and the average and
maximum daily flow in gallons. The report shall also state whether the applicable
pretreatment standards or requirements are being met on a consistent basis and, if not,
what additional operations and maintenance and/or pretreatment is necessary to
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bring the discharger into compliance with the applicable standards and requirements.
This statement shall be signed by an authorized representative of the discharger and
certified to by a qualified professional.
(2)
Such reports shall be completed in compliance with the current
General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New Sources of Pollution.
(3)
If the information required in Section 6 has already been provided
to the City Engineer and that information is still accurate, the discharger shall reference
the submitted information and is not required to submit it again.
(b)
Periodic Compliance Reports.
(1)
Any discharger that is required to have an Industrial Waste
Discharge Permit pursuant to Section 7 shall submit to the City Engineer during the
months of June and December, unless required on other dates and/or more frequently
by the City Engineer, a report indicating the nature of the effluent over the previous six
month period. The report shall include, but is not limited to, the concentration (and
mass if limited in the permit) of the limited pollutants and a record of all daily flow
measurements which exceeded the average daily flow reported in Section 6.
(2)
The frequency of the monitoring shall be determined by the City
Engineer and specified in the Industrial Waste Discharge Permit. If there is an
applicable effective Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standard, the frequency shall
be not less than that prescribed in the standard.
(3)
Flows shall be reported on the basis of actual measurement,
provided, however, where cost or feasibility considerations justify, the City Engineer may
accept reports of average and maximum flows estimated by verifiable techniques.
(4)
The City Engineer may require reporting by dischargers that are not
required to have an Industrial Waste Discharge Permit if information and/or data is
needed to establish a sewer rate charge, determine the treatability of the effluent or
determine any other factor which is related to the operation and maintenance of the
sewerage systems.
(c)
Confidential Information. Information and data furnished to the City
Engineer with respect to the nature and frequency of discharge shall be available to
the public or other governmental agency without restriction unless the discharger
specifically requests and is able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the City Engineer
that the release of such information would divulge information, processes or methods of
production entitled to protection as trade secrets or proprietary information of the
discharger. When requested by a discharger furnishing a report, the portions of a report
which may disclose trade secrets or secret processes shall not be made available for
inspection by the public but shall, upon written request, be made available to
governmental agencies for uses related to this ordinance, National Pollutant Discharge
Elimination System, State waste disposal requirements and/or the Pretreatment
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Program; provided, however, that such portions of a report shall be available for use by
the State or any State agency in judicial review or enforcement proceedings involving
the discharger furnishing the report. Wastewater constituents and characteristics will
not be recognized as confidential information. Information accepted by the City
Engineer as confidential, shall not be transmitted to any governmental agency, nor to
the general public, by the City Engineer until and unless a ten-day notification be given
to the discharger.
Section 7.
(a)
Industrial Waste Discharge Permits.
Requirement for a Permit.
(1)
Except as provided in this section any waste discharger shall have
an Industrial Waste Discharge Permit prior to discharging into the City sewer
system, if:
(a)
The discharge
Categorical Pretreatment Standards; or,
is
subject
to
promulgated
National
(b)
The discharge is significant in the opinion of the City
Engineer. Significant discharges include, but are not limited to, the following:
(i) Discharges
containing
compatible
pollutants
concentrations or quantities that are subject to extra strength charges; or,
in
(ii) Discharges containing incompatible pollutants in
concentrations or quantities which may interfere with the operation of the sewerage
systems or increase the costs of operation; or,
(iii) Discharges which have a maximum instantaneous flow
which exceeds ten percent of the capacity of the available lateral or appropriate trunk
sewer.
(c)
The discharger is required to provide and maintain any form
of pre-treatment or any separation process, including grease traps or oil separators.
(2)
Existing Discharges.
(a)
Discharges that were in existence prior to the date that an
Industrial Waste Discharge Permit was required shall be notified in writing by the City
Engineer that such a permit is required. Such existing dischargers shall be allowed to
continue discharging into the City sewer system without an Industrial Waste Discharge
Permit until a permit issued or denied provided that the discharger files a completed
application for an Industrial Waste Discharge Permit within 90 days of the receipt of
such notice.
(b)
Discharges allowed under Section 7 shall meet all other
applicable requirements of this code.
(b)
Application for an Industrial Waste Discharge Permit.
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(1)
Application for an Industrial Waste Discharge Permit shall be made
to the City Engineer on forms provided by the Department of Public Works. The
application shall not be considered as complete until all information identified on the
form is provided, unless specific exemptions are granted by the City Engineer.
(2)
Completed applications shall be made within 90 days of the date
requested by the City Engineer or, for new discharges, at least 90 days prior to the date
the discharge is to begin.
(c)
Issuance of Industrial Waste Discharge Permits.
(1)
Industrial Waste Discharge Permits shall be issued or denied by the
City Engineer within 90 days after a completed application is filed.
(2)
Industrial Waste Discharge Permits shall contain conditions which
meet the requirements of this code as well as those of applicable State and Federal
laws and regulations.
(3)
If pretreatment facilities are needed to meet the discharge criteria
of the discharge permit, the permit shall require the installation of such facilities.
(4)
Whenever a discharge permit requires installation or modification
of monitoring or metering equipment, or of treatment facilities, or of process changes
necessary to meet discharge standards, or for spill control requirements, a compliance
schedule shall be included which establishes the dates for completion of the changes
and all appropriate interim dates. Interim dates shall be no more than 90 days apart.
(5)
Discharge permits shall expire no later than 5 years after the
effective date of the permit.
(6)
The City Engineer may deny the issuance of any discharge permit if
the discharge may result in violation of any City, State, or Federal law or regulation, may
overload or cause damage to any portion of the City sewerage systems, or may create
any imminent, latent, or potential hazard to personnel, the public, or the environment.
(d)
Modification of Permits.
(1)
An Industrial Waste Discharge Permit may be modified for good
and valid cause at the written request of the permittee and at the discretion of the City
Engineer.
(2)
Permittee modification requests shall be submitted to the City
Engineer and shall contain a detailed description of all proposed changes in the
discharge. The City Engineer may require any additional information needed to
adequately evaluate the modification or assess its impact.
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(3)
The City Engineer may deny a request for modification if the
change may result in a violation of City, State or Federal laws or regulations, may
overload or cause damage to any portion of the City sewerage systems, or may create
any imminent or potential hazard to health, or the environment.
(4)
If a permit modification be made at the direction of the City
Engineer, the permittee shall be notified in writing of the proposed modification at least
30 days prior to its effective date and shall be informed of the reasons of the change.
(e)
Change in a Permitted Discharge. Any modification to the permittee's
discharge permit must be issued by the City Engineer before any significant change is
made in the volume or level of pollutants in an existing permitted discharge to the City
sewerage system. Changes in the discharge involving the introduction of a waste
stream not previously included in the Industrial Waste Discharge Permit or involving the
addition of new pollutants shall be considered as a new discharge, requiring
application under Section 7.
(f)
Permit Fees. Permit fees and renewal fees, shall be as established by the
Common Council, by motion, upon recommendation of the City Engineer. All monies
received for Waste Discharge Permit Fees shall be expended only for the administration,
monitoring or enforcement of the provisions of this ordinance.
Section 8.
(a)
Inspection and Sampling.
Inspection.
(1)
Authorized City representatives may inspect the monitoring facilities
of any industrial waste discharger to determine compliance with the requirements of
this ordinance. The discharger shall allow the City or its authorized representatives to
enter upon the premises of the discharger at all reasonable hours, for the purpose of
inspection, sampling, or records examination. The City shall also have the right to set up
on the discharger's property any such devices as are necessary to conduct sampling,
inspection, compliance monitoring and/or metering operations. The right-of-entry shall
include access to all portions of the premises that contain facilities for sampling,
measuring, treating, transporting or otherwise handling wastes, and for storing records,
reports or documents relating to the treatment, sampling, or discharge of the wastes.
The City Engineer, or his authorized deputy, shall have the power to make such
inspections, without warrant, during any time of operation of the facility.
(2)
Conditions of Entry.
(a)
The authorized City representative shall present appropriate
credentials at the time of entry;
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(b)
The purpose of the entry shall be for inspection, observation,
measurement, sampling or testing in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance;
(c)
The entry shall be made at reasonable times during any
operating or business hours unless an emergency situation exists as determined by the
City Engineer.
(d)
All valid safety, security and sanitary requirements of the
facility to be inspected shall be complied with by the City representative(s) entering the
premises.
(b)
Sampling.
(1)
Samples of wastewater being discharged into the sewerage
systems shall be representative of the discharge and shall be taken after treatment, if
any, and before dilution by other water. The sampling method shall be one approved
by the City Engineer and done in accordance with good engineering practice.
(2)
Samples that are taken by City personnel for the purpose of
determining compliance with the requirements of this ordinance may be split with the
discharger (or a duplicate sample provided in the instance of fats, oils and greases), if
requested before or at the time of sampling.
(3)
All sample analyses shall be performed in accordance with the
procedures set forth in 40 CFR, Part 136 and any amendments thereto or with any other
test procedures approved by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection
Agency. If there are no approved test procedures for a particular pollutant, then
analyses shall be performed using other validated procedures approved by the City
Engineer.
(c)
Sampling Manhole. The City Engineer may require a discharger to install
and maintain, at the discharger's expense, suitable manhole(s) in the discharger's
branch sewer(s) to allow observation, sampling and measurement of all industrial
wastes being discharged into the City sewer system. They shall be constructed in
accordance with plans approved by the City Engineer and shall be designed so that
flow measuring and sampling equipment may be conveniently used or installed.
Access to the manhole shall be available to City representatives at all times. It shall be
located in a street right-of-way or on an easement with ready access from a street, not
behind any fence or gate, except for which the City shall be provided a key or keys.
Section 9.
Spill Prevention and Control.
(a)
Notification. Any person becoming aware of spills or uncontrolled
discharges of prohibited or restricted substances, directly or indirectly, into
the City sewerage systems, shall immediately report such discharge by telephone to the
City Engineer.
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(b)
Posted Notice. A notice informing employees of the notification
requirement and containing a telephone number for the individual to contact in the
event of such a discharge shall be posted in a conspicuous place, visible to all
employees that may reasonably be expected to observe such a discharge.
(c)
Preventive Measures. Direct or indirect connections or entry points which
could allow spills or uncontrolled discharges of prohibited or restricted substances to
enter the City sewer system shall be eliminated, labeled, or controlled, so as to prevent
the entry of wastes in violation of this ordinance. The City Engineer may require the
industrial user to install or modify equipment or make other changes necessary to
prevent such discharges as a condition of issuance of an Industrial Waste Discharge
Permit or as a condition of continued discharge into the City sewer system. A schedule
of compliance shall be established by the City Engineer which requires completion of
the required actions within the shortest reasonable period of time. Violation of the
schedule without an extension of time by the City Engineer shall be a violation of this
ordinance.
(d)
Spill Prevention and Control Plans.
(1)
Industrial users that handle, store or use prohibited or restricted
substances on their sites shall prepare a spill prevention plan within 90 days of notice by
the City Engineer directed at preventing the entrance of those substances, directly or
indirectly, into the City sewerage systems. The plan, as approved by the City Engineer,
shall be posted and available for inspection at the facility during normal business hours
and shall include, but not be limited to, the following elements:
sewerage systems;
(i) A description of the potential points of entry into the City
(ii) A description of the measures to be taken to prevent entry at
the described points before a spill occurs;
restricted materials;
(iii) Measures to be taken to contain a spill of prohibited or
(iv) A description of employee training in the prevention and
control of spills. A valid SPCC plan required under the Federal Clean Water Act may be
acceptable in lieu of developing a new spill control plan, provided the plan
adequately addresses the elements required.
(2)
If any user has a spill or uncontrolled discharge of prohibited or
restricted substances into the City sewer, the City Engineer may require the user's spill
prevention and control plan to be resubmitted, may require revisions to be made in the
plan, and may require any such user, even residential, to fully comply with the
requirements of this ordinance.
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Section 10. Acceptance of Extra-Strength Industrial Waste. The City Engineer
may agree to accept industrial wastewater which exceeds the limitations set forth in
Section 4, provided that:
(a)
Limitations established in compliance with promulgated Federal
Pretreatment Standards under the Clean Water Act or under Section 3 of this ordinance
are not exceeded; and,
(b)
Adequate treatment capacity exists at the waste treatment plant for
effectively treating the additional waste strength; and,
(c)
The commercial or industrial discharger requests the City Engineer to
accept the industrial wastes on the basis of payment to the City of extra-strength
charges as determined by him; and,
and,
(d)
The wastewater is being discharged to a sanitary or combined sewer;
(e)
The discharger shall affirm responsibility for all other provisions of this
ordinance; and,
(f)
All other sewage rates shall be in accordance with the Woodburn sewer
rate ordinance; and,
(g)
All additional charges for extra-strength discharges shall be as determined
by the City Engineer.
Section 11.
(a)
Enforcement.
Violations.
(1)
A violation shall have occurred when any requirement of this
ordinance has not been met; when a written demand of the City Engineer, made
under the authority of this ordinance, is not met within the specified time; when a
condition of a permit, or contract, issued under the authority of this ordinance is not
met within the specified time; when effluent limitations are exceeded, regardless of
intent or accident; or when false information has been provided by the discharger.
violation.
(2)
Each day a violation occurs shall be considered as a separate
(b)
Notice of Violation. Upon determination by the City Engineer that a
violation has occurred, or is occurring, the City Engineer may issue a written Notice of
Violation to the discharger which shall outline the violation and the potential liability.
The Notice may further request correction of the violation within a specified time and/or
require written confirmation of the correction or of efforts being made to correct the
violation, by a specified date. The Notice shall be personally delivered to the
discharger's premises or be sent certified or registered mail, return receipt requested.
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(c)
Judicial Action. The City Engineer may initiate appropriate civil or criminal
action through the City Attorney in a Court of competent jurisdiction to enjoin a
violation and obtain corrective measures and any other appropriate relief.
(d)
Termination or Suspension of a Discharge.
(1)
The City Engineer may terminate a discharge into the City sewer
system or suspend such discharge for a specified length of time or terminate water and
sewer services to the premises, if:
(i) The discharge presents or may present an imminent and
substantial endangerment to the health or welfare of persons or the environment, or
causes interference with the operation of the City sewer system; or,
(ii) The permit to discharge into the City sewer system was
obtained by misrepresentation of any material fact or by lack of full disclosure; or,
(iii) Directed by a Court of competent jurisdiction.
(2)
Notice of termination or suspension shall be provided to the
discharger prior to terminating or suspending the discharge.
(i) In situations that are not emergencies, the notice shall be in
writing, shall contain the reasons for the termination or suspension, the effective date,
and the name, address and telephone number of a City contact, shall be signed by
the City Engineer, and shall be received at the business address of the discharger no
less than thirty days prior to the date specified for termination or suspension.
(ii) In situations that are determined to be emergencies by the City
Engineer, the initial notice may be verbal or written and shall contain the information
required above. If verbal notice is given, it shall be delivered to the owner or operator
of the discharging facility and shall be followed within 2 working days by a written
notice that is mailed or delivered to the business address of the discharger. The
effective date of the termination or suspension in emergency situations may be
immediately after verbal or written notice has been given as required in this paragraph.
(iii) For the purposes of this section, an emergency situation is
defined as a situation in which action must be taken as rapidly as possible in order to
prevent or reduce a present or potential danger or hazard to health, safety, sewerage
systems, treatment processes, or receiving streams.
(e)
Cost Recovery.
(1)
The City Engineer may recover all reasonable costs of repairing
damages to the City sewerage systems, extra treatment required, restoration of
inhibited or disrupted treatment processes, and of paying fines or penalties which result
from a discharge not in compliance with the requirements of EPA or DEQ, the Waste
Discharge Permit, or of this ordinance.
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(2)
Claim for the costs shall be by letter to the discharger; sent certified
or registered mail, return receipt requested, which shall state the specific violation(s),
the damages and penalties sustained by the City, the costs of those damages and
penalties, and all other costs the City Engineer has determined as attributable to the
discharge and, therefore, billed to the discharger.
(3)
The costs are due and payable by the discharger upon receipt of
the letter. If not paid within 30 calendar days, water and sewer services to the premises
may be physically disconnected and the amount due and the cost of disconnection
shall be assessed against the property on the docket of City liens.
(f)
Operating Upsets. Any discharger who experiences an upset in
operations which places the discharger in a temporary state of non-compliance with
this ordinance or an Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permit issued pursuant to Section 7
shall inform the City Engineer of the upset within 2 hours of the first awareness of it.
Where such information is given orally, a written follow-up report shall be filed by the
discharger with the City Engineer within five days. The report shall specify:
(1)
Description of the upset, the cause thereof and the upset's impact
on the discharger's compliance status.
(2)
Duration of non-compliance, including exact dates and times of
non-compliance, and if the noncompliance continues, the time by which compliance
is reasonably expected to occur.
(3)
All steps taken or to be taken to reduce, eliminate or prevent
recurrence of such an upset or other conditions of non-compliance.
Section 12. Records Retention. All dischargers subject to this ordinance shall
retain and preserve for no less than three years, all records, books, documents,
memoranda, reports, correspondence, and any and all summaries thereof, relating to
monitoring, sampling and chemical analyses made by or in behalf of a discharger in
connection with its discharge. All records which pertain to matters which are the
subject of any enforcement or litigation activities brought by the City Engineer pursuant
hereto shall be retained and preserved by the discharger until all enforcement activities
have concluded and all periods of limitation with respect to any and all appeals have
expired.
Section 13. Conflict. All other ordinances and parts of other ordinances
inconsistent or conflicting with any part of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the
extent of such inconsistency or conflict.
Section 14. Severability. If any provision, paragraph, word, section or chapter
of this ordinance is invalidated by any Court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining
provisions, paragraphs, words, sections, and chapters shall not be affected and shall
continue in full force and effect.
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Section 15.
SANITATION
Penalties.
(1)
Violation of any provision of this ordinance constitutes a class 1 infraction
and shall be dealt with according to the procedures established by Ordinance
No. 1610.
(2)
Each day a violation of this ordinance continues shall be considered a
separate violation. [Section 15 as amended by Ordinance 2008, passed October 24,
1988.]
Passed by the Council September 13, 1982, and approved by the Mayor
September 14, 1982.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2058
AN ORDINANCE ALLOWING A SEWER CAPACITY FEE PAYMENT PLAN FOR CERTAIN
PROPERTIES UTILIZING SUBSURFACE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS AND DECLARING AN
EMERGENCY.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
(A)
(B)
Woodburn.
Definitions. The following definitions apply:
"City Engineer" shall mean the City Engineer of the City of Woodburn.
"Finance Director" shall mean the Finance Director of the City of
(C)
"Local Government Investment Pool" shall have the meaning given that
term in ORS 294.805 to 294.895.
(D)
"Owner" shall mean any person, firm, corporation, or other entity having
legal title to real property subject to the applicable sewer capacity fee and possessing
legal authority to authorize the docketing of a lien against said property.
(E)
"Sewer Capacity Fee" shall mean a non-refundable fee charged by the
city to allow an owner to use a portion of the city's sewerage capacity, also known as a
sanitary sewer connection fee or systems development charge.
(F)
"Subsurface Sewage Disposal System" shall have the meaning given that
term in ORS 454.605.
Section 2.
General Provisions
(A)
The owner of real property utilizing a subsurface sewage disposal system
incorporating twenty (20) or more dwelling units has the option of paying sewer
capacity fees utilizing a four-year payment plan.
(B)
The first installment of said fees described above is due and payable at
the time of connection, with the remaining installments payable on the basis
determined by the City according to the payment plan.
(C)
This installment payment plan of sewer capacity fees is exercised at the
option of the owner. Written application for such option must be filed by the owner,
and approved by the city prior to connection.
(D)
The owner is responsible to insure that all scheduled payments are made
when due. The owner is not relieved of this obligation even though the city may allow
the due date to pass without receiving payment. The city may declare the remaining
balance due and payable in full when the owner fails to make scheduled payments on
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time. At the city's option, failure to make scheduled payments may result in
disconnection.
(E)
If the installment payment option is utilized, the balance owed to the city,
including interest thereon, may be paid in advance by the owner at any time without
penalty.
Section 3.
Administration.
The City Engineer shall be responsible for
implementation of this ordinance by allowing the connections to the city sewerage
system and by making other technical and payment plan decisions. The Finance
Director shall be responsible to program the servicing plan so that bills are sent to
owners. The City Engineer shall provide documents needed by the Finance Director for
serving of the payment plan.
Section 4.
Interest Rate. Interest shall be fixed at the date of inception of the
plan at the rate quoted by the local government investment pool (per annum) plus
1½% rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one percent.
Section 5.
Severability. If any section, clause, or phrase of this ordinance is
determined by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable for
any reason, such determination shall not affect the validity of the remainder of this
ordinance which shall continue to be in full force and effect.
Section 6.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council April 8, 1991, approved by the Mayor April 9, 1991.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2157
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING PLACEMENT OF CHARGES ON WASTEWATER DISCHARGE
UTILIZING WATER USE MONITORING OR OTHER ESTIMATING METHODS FOR THE OPERATION
AND MAINTENANCE OF MUNICIPAL SEWERAGE SYSTEMS, PROVIDING FOR SUCH
CHARGES AND THE COLLECTION THEREOF, REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 2059, AND
SETTING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
General Provisions. That a charge, as provided in this ordinance,
will be added to each municipal water bill or statement issued by the City of
Woodburn. Such charges will apply to all monthly periods of water use and service
received from the City, and such charges will be collected from water users in the same
manner and under the same provisions of law as other charges for water use and
services. Such charges will be levied against each water account, excepting those
accounts providing only fire or irrigation service, and other services which do not utilize
the city sewerage system for their wastewater treatment and disposal.
A like charge may be made to all premises within the city limits which are
supplied with water from sources other than the city water system. A separate charge
will be collected from all premises outside the City which discharge to the city
sewerage system. The premises connected to a water system other than the city
system may be required to provide metering devices for the waste discharge
calculations. An additional charge will be collected for “recreational vehicle waste
water discharge” stations. All city municipal service buildings will continue to be
exempted from the charges outlined in this ordinance unless modified by council
action. Interpretation and administration of this ordinance and its provisions will be the
responsibility of the City Engineer.
This ordinance also deals with permitted industrial/commercial loading-related
service charges. However, the city-issued waste discharge permits that reflect EPA and
DEQ requirements and other capacity connection fee requirements related to
loadings, are not covered by this ordinance.
(Section 1 as amended by Ordinance 2286 passed May 14, 2001)
Section 2.
BOD
SBOD
cu. ft.
gal.
TSS
POTW
EPA
DEQ
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Abbreviations & Definitions:
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
Biochemical oxygen demand
Soluble BOD
cubic feet
gallon(s)
Total suspended solids
Public Owned Treatment Works
Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Environmental Quality
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Single Family Unit:
A stick built or manufactured house, designed for
permanent occupation by a single family which
includes kitchen and bathroom facilities, on its own
lot, with or without accessory structures.
Multi family Unit:
1) Any dwelling unit designed for separate,
permanent occupation by more than one family and
which each separate unit includes kitchen and
bathroom facilities.
2) Any recreation room with bathroom, sink, and
cooking facilities.
Section 3.
Treatment Capability and Acceptance of Sewage: The City, at its
discretion, may refuse to accept sewage loadings from industrial/commercial users or
septage haulers, if such loading is beyond permitted loading or if such loading, in the
opinion of the City, reasonably places the treatment process at risk or may cause
violation of the City’s permit.
Section 4.
Industrial User Billing: Industrial users may be required to install
metering and sampling devices to monitor flow, BOD, suspended solids and any other
necessary constituents. The industry may be required to combine all effluent lines to a
single point for such metering/sampling and to monitor their effluent discharge. The
City may bill on an estimated basis if the user fails to perform the required monitoring
and sampling. Any or all of the following criteria may be used to determine if an
industry is to be billed as an industrial user:
A.
The user is permitted to discharge more than 0.8 percent (0.8%) of the
designed average dry weather hydraulic, organic or solid handling load to the City’s
POTW.
B.
work day.
The user has a non-domestic flow of 25,000 gallons or more per average
C.
The user is determined by the POTW Superintendent to have a significant
impact upon POTW operations.
D.
The user comes under the national categorical pretreatment standards
promulgated by the EPA.
E.
The City has issued the user an industrial discharge permit.
Section 5.
Monthly Sewerage Charge:
The monthly sewerage charges
required by Section 1 of this ordinance will be according to the following schedule:
A.
All sewer charges for residential, commercial and industrial customers will
be based on a minimum plus volume of sewage discharged method. In addition,
industrial customers will also be charged for BOD and TSS.
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B.
Residential minimum plus volume method will be the average
consumption of water for the four (4) winter months (November/December through
February/March) and it will be considered as the amount of sewage discharged from
each dwelling unit. The winter month average will be determined by the water meter
readings taken or other needed estimating methods by Public Works for unusual cases.
General estimating and billing methods are outlined below:
1.
In the first year of the minimum plus volume method
implementation, the November/December through February/March bills will be based
on the actual consumption for each month. Starting in March/April, each of the
following twelve (12) months will be billed based on the average of the three (3) low
months out of the four (4) recent winter months (November/December through
February/March). Every year a new average will be calculated using the immediately
preceding winter month’s consumption. (Section 5(B)(1) amended by Ordinance 2164
passed March 25, 1996.)
2.
For residential units where a full four (4) months of consumption
readings are not available for averaging, such as vacations or vacancies due to
change in ownership, a minimum of three (3) full months of readings may be used for
averaging or two full months of readings supplemented by partial month daily water
consumption outlined under Section 5(B)(9). (Section 5(B)(2) amended by Ordinance
2164 passed March 25, 1996.)
3.
Residential structures that are served by the city sewerage system,
but not connected to city water, will be billed at the city wide residential average
consumption rate of 700 cu. ft. per unit
4.
If the winter average exceeds three other consecutive months
average, then at the request of the property owner, the city may replace the winter
average with the average of three other consecutive months for the remaining future
annual billing cycle. No credit shall be given for the prior billings and there shall be no
extra charge for the adjustment. Also, Public Works shall make adjustments to
wastewater charges for properties disrupted by natural disaster that affects the flow of
wastewater to the city system. (Section 5(B)(4) amended by Ordinance 2164 passed
March 25, 1996.)
a.
Replacement of residential winter average with average of
other three consecutive months and adjustment of charges:
i.
If the winter average exceeds three other
consecutive months average, then at the request of the property owner, the city may
replace the winter average with the average of three other consecutive months for the
remaining future annual billing cycle.
ii.
The wastewater charges to an account when three-month
average is implemented to replace winter average shall be adjusted as outlined below:
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Amount of credit shall be limited to the summation of
actual revenue received in three months under consideration less summation of
calculated revenue in the same three-month period that is used to develop lower
billing average. (Section 5(B)(4)(a) added by Ordinance 2171 passed June 10, 1996.)
b.
Adjustment to wastewater charges for properties disrupted
by a natural disaster affecting wastewater flow:
i.
Public Works will evaluate the disruption to
wastewater flow because of a natural disaster and make adjustment accordingly.
During the period while a structure is being rehabilitated and there is no wastewater
flow, there shall be no wastewater charge based on the winter average, otherwise an
estimate that reflects the use of least flow will be used. (Section 5(B)(4)(b) added by
Ordinance 2171 passed June 10, 1996.)
5.
If there is no occupancy of buildings during the winter months, then
the aver of the two (2) prior months, i.e., September and October, or 700 cu. ft.,
whichever is less, may be used for billing purposes, until and unless a representative
average of the winter months is developed or estimated.
6.
For new structures or new customers, the city-wide residential
average of 700 cubic feet per unit per month may be used until an actual average can
be calculated using three (3) full months following occupancy. If the calculated
average is below 700 cu. ft., then the calculated average will be used for billing, and a
credit shall be given deducting the summation of the three-month average from the
actual revenue received during that period. If the calculated average is above 700
cu. ft., then the city-wide residential average of 700 cul ft. will be used for billing
purposes until the next winter average is calculated. For new structures, the sewer
charges begin when the certificate of occupancy is issued, or three (3) months after
the installation of the water meter unless the owner notifies the city that the building is
not occupied. (Section 5(B)(6) amended by Ordinance 2171 passed June 10, 1996.)
7.
All sewer structures located within 300 feet of an adequate city
sewer main, and experiencing septic system failure, must connect to the city sewer
system. No new subsurface wastewater treatment and disposal (septic tank system)
shall be allowed within the city limits. (Section 5(B)7 as amended by Ordinance 2286
passed May 14, 2001.)
8.
There will be no additional charge for consumption analysis and
adjustments other than that for leak adjustments as outlined in Section 9.
9.
When a dwelling unit has been occupied for not less than 10 days
and/or the water consumption for the month is below 100 cu. ft., then partial month
daily water consumption method may be used to project consumption for that month
under consideration for averaging purposes.
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C.
Commercial bills will be based on the actual water use for that month.
Commercial structures that are connected to city water and are located within 100
feet of an adequate sewer line but not connected to the sewer, will be charged the
minimum usage of 600 cu. ft. per unit.
D.
Industrial bills will be based on the actual consumption for that month plus
the loading charges (BOD and TSS).
E.
RATES:
Customer Class
Minimum
Charge
Minimum
Volume
Volume Charge/
Above Minimum
1. RESIDENTIAL
a. Single Family, Churches
PER UNIT
$20.20
500 cu. ft.
$3.59/100 cu.ft.
b. Multi Family, Apartments,
Mobile Home in a Park,
Condos, Motel, Hotel
PER UNIT
$20.20
500 cu. ft.
$3.59/100 cu.ft.
c. Residential unit not on
City metered water
system, PER UNIT
$27.38
----------(NOTE: Above is based on estimate discharge of 700 cu. ft./mo.
City may require metering if higher discharge is estimated by the
City Engineer)
2. COMMERCIAL
Businesses, Schools, R.V. Parks, Care Centers, etc.
PER METER
$25.54
600 cu. ft.
$5.49/100 cf.
Above Minimum
a) Volume Charge
3. INDUSTRIAL
$54.62 
1,000 cu. ft. $2.27/100 cu.ft.
(includes first 25 lbs. BOD and 9 lbs. TSS)
b) BOD Charge:
$0.85/lb.
c) TSS Charge:
$0.25/lb.
4. ABANDONED OR NON REVENUE PRODUCING SERVICE:
Abandonment procedures may be started by the City, if a building is
unoccupied for a period of 18 months, with proper notification to the
property owner, as outlined in Resolution No. 1100, and/or minimum
billing may be started for the building under consideration.
5. WASTEWATER DISCHARGE STATION - RV, etc. (in addition to standard
charge)
a. Residential type sewage discharge station at commercial
establishments,
PER MONTH
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i. For multiple RV dump stations
ii. For individual RV units in Park
6. SEPTAGE - per truck load
a. Residential, PER GALLON
b. Commercial, PER GALLON
SANITATION
$25.54
$2.75
Minimum/connection
Minimum/connection
per 50 cu. ft.
$0.0625
$0.0825
$28.00/min.
$28.00/min.
Effective July 1, 2005 the septage rate will be:
a. Residential, PER GALLON
$0.070
$30.00/min.
b. Commercial, PER GALLON
$0.095
$30.00/min.
Septage rates above apply only to the service area identified in the
Pudding River Service Provider Study, March 1995. Other areas will be
charged $0.085 PER GALLON for residential or commercial septage.
[Section 5.E.6 as amended by Ordinance 2367, passed July 26, 2004.]
7. Individual Recreational Vehicles discharging at Wastewater Treatment
Plant
Per vehicle
NO CHARGE
8. Mixed Residential/Commercial Accounts
This category uses the residential or commercial rates outlined under
subsections “1” to “3” above. The criteria for using a mixed
residential/commercial method are outlined below:
a) If no monitoring device is available, then the City may reasonably
estimate charges based on the available facts, such as number of
employees, product, or other criteria.
b) If one City monitoring device serves more than one category of
user, then the charges will be as follows:
1) If separation of service is not practical (as determined by the
City Engineer), then the service charge will be at the residential
rate for the first 700 cubic feet of water, for each residential unit.
The remaining will be at the commercial rate.
2) If service monitoring separation is practical but not utilized, then
the charge for the entire service will be at the commercial rate.
The customer may request the City for a separate monitoring
device for each category of service by paying the established
meter installation fee.
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Section 6.
Capital Cost Recovery Agreements. The City, at its discretion, may
enter into agreements with industrial dischargers for the purpose of recovering the
City’s incurred or anticipated costs used to modify POTW that benefit the industry. This
cost, after Council’s approval, may be divided into a number of payments, and added
to the monthly invoice, rather than one lump sum payment. The cost recovery
agreements may reflect the construction costs, interest, engineering and administration
costs for POTW modifications needed to accommodate industrial growth.
Section 7.
Large Septage Load Charge: The intent of this charge is to
discourage users from discharging large loads (lbs./day) of permitted waste to the city
system during the dry weather season (June, July, August, September, October) that
could reduce reliability of the city sewerage system. Prior to the construction of the
new treatment plant, if septage waste is accepted at the present treatment system
during the dry weather season, and if such loads will not place the treatment process at
risk, the septage hauler rate may be multiplied by a factor of two (2). If the load will
place risk to treatment process, then the City may choose not to accept such a load.
Section 8.
Unauthorized Connection and Service:
A.
Unauthorized Connection: A 25 percent (25%) administrative charge may
be added to the service connection or capacity fee if a property is connected to the
system without first obtaining the proper permit and paying the required fees. This 25
percent (25%) may be added to the regular fee in effect at the time the unauthorized
connection is discovered by the City. The added surcharge may be excused if the
property owner volunteers the information and comes forward to pay the required
connection fee.
B.
Unauthorized Service: An administrative charge of 25 percent (25%) may
be added to the City utility service charge if a property receives City service and the
customer does not inform the City to start the billing. The charge calculated will be
limited to a twelve (12) month period. The City may make a reasonable estimate of the
amount due.
C.
This section will not be construed to limit the City’s right to pursue any and
all available legal remedies in regards to unauthorized connections or service.
Section 9.
Customer Billing Adjustments. If the City, in the preceding twelve
(12) months, has overcharged a customer for the sewer service, and it is brought to the
attention of the City Engineer, then he will make an adjustment using available records
of the past year. The adjustment will be limited to a period of four (4) months falling
within the past year. A similar adjustment for undercharge maybe made but it will be
limited to a period of two (2) months. In the case of water leakage, an adjustment for a
one or two month period will be made if the leak has been promptly repaired and the
request for leak adjustment has been made within six (6) months. Such adjustments will
not exceed 100% of the estimated excess flow attributable to the leak. A charge of
$10.00 will be added for any sewer charge adjustment due to water leaks.
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Section 10. Installation of Monitoring Clean Out: If the City wants to install a
clean out on the service line near the house or business for infiltration monitoring and
reduction, it may do so if a ten (10) day notice prior to construction activity has been
provided to the property owner. The City may not charge for the installation of the
clean out or for monitoring and infiltration reduction although it may be located on the
private property.
Section 11. Increase in Rates and Charges. Future rate adjustments will be
established by Council action at a frequency and in an amount determined to be
fiscally responsible for supporting service obligations, ensure POTW compliance with
EPA/DEQ regulations, and to protect the environment and public health.
Section 12. Service Agreements.
All prior Council-approved service
agreements between the City and a customer will remain in force for the term of the
agreement. However, the requirements of this ordinance and other applicable
ordinances, including the rate increase provisions, must be met.
Section 13. Use of Monies Collected. That the monies collected pursuant to
the provisions of this ordinance will be used to pay the costs of construction, operation,
maintenance and expansion of sanitary and storm sewers, sewage
treatment plants, pumping stations, and related facilities and services, including
necessary administrative and engineering costs.
Section 14. Administration. Interpretation and administration of this ordinance
and its provisions will be the responsibility of the City Engineer.
Section 15. Severability Clause. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section or
portion of this ordinance for any reason may be adjudged invalid by a court of
competent jurisdiction, such judgment will not affect, impair, or invalidate any of the
remainder of this ordinance.
Section 16.
Repeal. Ordinance No. 2059 is hereby repealed.
Section 17.
Effective Date. This ordinance is effective on November 1, 1995.
Passed by the Council September 11, 1995, and approved by the Mayor
September 12, 1995.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2176
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE DISCHARGE OF WASTES TO THE SANITARY AND
STORM SEWER SYSTEMS OF THE CITY, LIMITING SUCH DISCHARGES ONLY TO THOSE
OF ACCEPTABLE TYPES, CHARACTERISTICS, OR CONCENTRATIONS, ESTABLISHING
A SYSTEM OF WASTE DISCHARGE PERMITS, PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT AND
DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
SECTION 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.1
Purpose and Policy
This ordinance sets forth uniform requirements for direct and indirect
discharges of pollutants into the wastewater collection, storm water
collection and treatment system for the City of Woodburn and enables
the City to comply with all applicable State and Federal laws including
the Clean Water Act (Act 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seg.), the General
Pretreatment Regulations (40 CFR Part 403) and Oregon Administrative
Rules (OAR) Chapter 340. The objectives of this ordinance are:
(1)
To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the municipal
wastewater and storm water system which will interfere with the
operation of the system;
(2)
To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the municipal
wastewater and storm water system which will pass through the
system, inadequately treated, into receiving waters or the
atmosphere or otherwise be incompatible with the system;
(3)
To ensure that the quality of the wastewater treatment plant sludge
is maintained at a level which allows it's beneficial use;
(4)
To protect both municipal personnel who may come into contact
with sewage, sludge and effluent in the course of their employment
as well as protecting the general public;
(5)
To preserve the hydraulic capacity of the municipal wastewater
system;
(6)
To improve the opportunity to recycle and reclaim wastewater and
sludge from the system;
(7)
To provide for equitable distribution of the cost of operation,
maintenance and improvements of the municipal wastewater
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system; and
(8)
To ensure the City complies with its NPDES permit conditions, sludge
use and disposal requirements and any other Federal or State laws
which the municipal wastewater system is subject.
This ordinance provides for the regulation of direct and indirect discharge
to the municipal wastewater collection system through the issuance of
permits to certain non-domestic users and through enforcement of
general requirements for other users, authorizes monitoring and
enforcement activities, establishes administrative review procedures,
requires user reporting, and provides for the setting of fees for the
equitable distribution of costs resulting from the program established
herein.
This ordinance shall apply to the City and to persons outside the City who,
by contract or agreement with the City, are included as users of the
municipal wastewater system.
1.2
Administration
Except as otherwise provided herein, the Superintendent shall administer,
implement and enforce the provisions of this ordinance. Any powers
granted to or duties imposed upon the Superintendent may be
delegated by the City Engineer or Superintendent to other City personnel.
1.3
Definitions
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the following terms and
phrases, as used in this ordinance shall have the meanings hereinafter
designated;
(1)
Act or "the Act". The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also know
as the Clean Water Act, as amended, 33 U.S.C.1251 et seq.
(2)
Approval Authority.
Quality (DEQ)
(3)
Authorized Representative of the Industrial User.
A.
If the industrial user is a corporation, authorized representative
shall mean:
i)
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The Oregon Department of Environmental
The president, secretary, or vice-president of the
corporation in charge of a principal business function,
or any other person who performs similar policy or
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decision-making functions for the corporation, or
ii)
The manager of one or more manufacturing,
production, or operation facilities employing more than
250 persons or having gross annual sales or
expenditures exceeding $25 million (in second-quarter
1980 dollars), if authority to sign documents has been
assigned or delegated to the manager in accordance
with corporate procedures.
B.
If the industrial user is a partnership, association, or sole
proprietorship, an authorized representative shall mean a
general partner or the proprietor.
C.
If the individual user is representing Federal, State or local
governments, or an agent thereof, an authorized
representative shall mean a director or highest official
appointed or designated to oversee the operation and
performance of the activities of the government facility.
D.
The individuals described in subsections A-C above may
designate another authorized representative if the
authorization is in writing, the authorization specifies the
individual or position responsible for the overall operation of
the facility from which the discharge originates or having
overall responsibility for environmental matters for the
company, and the authorization is submitted to the City.
(4)
Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) The quantity of oxygen
utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under
standard laboratory procedure, five (5) days at 20o centigrade
expressed in terms of weight and concentration (milligrams per liter
mg/l).
(5)
Building Sewer. A sewer conveying wastewater from the premises
of a user to the POTW.
(6)
Categorical Pretreatment Standard or Categorical Standard. Any
regulation containing pollutant discharge limits promulgated by the
USEPA in accordance with Section 307 (b) and (c) of the Act (33
U.S.C. 1317) which applies to a specific category of industrial users
and which appears in 40 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter N, Parts 405471, incorporated herein by reference.
(7)
City. City of Woodburn, Oregon, a municipal corporation of the
State of Oregon, acting through its City Council or any board,
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committee, body, official, or person to whom the Council shall have
lawfully delegated the power to act for or on behalf of the City.
(8)
City Engineer. The City Engineer (Public Works Director) of the City
of Woodburn, Oregon, or his duly authorized agent(s).
(9)
Color The optical density at the visual wave length of maximum
absorption, relative to distilled water. One hundred percent (100%)
transmittance is equivalent to zero (0.0) optical density.
10)
Composite Sample. The sample resulting from the combination of
individual wastewater samples taken at selected intervals based on
either an increment of flow or time.
11)
Control Authority. The term "Control Authority" shall refer to the
Superintendent once the City has a pretreatment program
approved by Oregon DEQ according to the provisions of 40 CFR
403.11.
12)
Continuing Violation.
Each day a violation occurs may be
considered as a separate violation.
13)
Cooling Water. The water discharged from any use such as air
conditioning, cooling or refrigeration, to which the only pollutant
added is heat.
14)
Department of Environmental Quality or DEQ.
The Oregon
Department of Environmental Quality or where appropriate, the
term may also be used as a designation for the Director of the
Department or other duly authorized official of the Department.
15)
Discharge. The discharge or the introduction of pollutants into the
municipal wastewater system from any non-domestic source
regulated under Section 307 (b), (c) or (d), of the Act.
16)
Environmental Protection Agency or U.S. EPA.
The U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency or, where appropriate, the term
may also be used as a designation for the Regional Water
Management Division Director or other duly authorized official of
said agency.
17)
Existing Source. Any source of discharge, the construction or
operation of which commenced prior to the publication of
proposed categorical pretreatment standards under section 307 (b)
and (c) (33 U.S.C. 1317) of the Act which will be applicable to such
source if the standard is thereafter promulgated in accordance
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with Section 307 of the Act.
18)
Grab Sample. A sample which is taken from a wastestream on a
one-time basis without regard to the flow in the wastestream and
without consideration of time.
19)
Holding Tank Waste. Any waste from holding tanks such as vessels,
chemical toilets, campers, trailers, septic tanks, and vacuum-pump
tank trucks.
20)
Industrial User. Any person which is a source of discharge.
21)
Industrial Waste Coordinator. The person designated by the City to
carry out certain duties and responsibilities associated with the
pretreatment program. This person is the duly authorized
representative of the Superintendent in accordance with Section
1.3 (47) of this ordinance.
22)
Industrial Waste Water. A non-domestic wastewater originating
from a nonresidential source.
23)
Infiltration.
Any water other than wastewater which enters the
sewage treatment system (including service connections) from the
ground, typically from broken pipes, or defective joints in pipes and
manhole walls.
24)
Inflow. Any water from storm water runoff which directly enters the
sewage system during or immediately after rainfall. Typical points of
entry include, but are not limited to, connections with roof and area
drains, storm drain connections, holes in manhole covers in flooded
streets, cooling water discharges, catch basins, and drainage from
springs and swampy areas.
25)
Interference. A discharge which, alone or in conjunction with a
discharge or discharges from other sources, both:
A.
Inhibits or disrupts the municipal wastewater system, its
treatment processes or operations, or its sludge processes; use
or disposal; and
B.
Therefore is a cause of a violation of any requirements of the
NPDES permit (including an increase in the magnitude or
duration of a violation) or of the prevention of sewage sludge
use or disposal in compliance with the following statutory
provisions and regulations or permits issued thereunder (or
more stringent State or local regulations): Section 405 of the
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Clean Water Act, the Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA)
(including Title II, more commonly referred to as the Resource
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and including State
regulations contained in any State sludge management plan
prepared pursuant to Subtitle D of the SWDA), the Clean Air
Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, and the Marine
Protection research and Sanctuaries Act.
26)
Local Limits / Specific Pollutant Limitations. Enforceable local
requirements developed by POTWs to address federal standards as
well as state and local regulations.
27)
Medical Waste. Isolation wastes, infectious agents, human blood
and blood byproducts, pathological wastes, sharps, body parts,
fomites, etiologic agents, contaminated bedding, surgical wastes,
potentially contaminated laboratory wastes and dialysis wastes.
28)
Municipal Wastewater System or System. A "treatment works" as
defined in Section 212 of the Act, (33 U.S.C. 1292) which is owned
by the State or municipality. This definition includes any devices or
systems used in the collection, storage, treatment, recycling and
reclamation of sewage or industrial wastes and any conveyances
which convey wastewater to a treatment plant. The term also
means the municipal entity having the responsibility for the
operation and maintenance of the system.
29)
National Pretreatment Standard. National pretreatment standard is
defined in 40 CFR 403.3 (j) as any regulation containing pollutant
discharge limits promulgated by EPA under Section 307 (b) and (c)
of the Clean Water Act applicable to industrial users, including the
general and specific prohibition found in 40 CFR 403.5.
30)
New Source.
A.
Any building, structure, facility or installation from which there
is or may be a discharge of pollutants, the construction of
which commenced after the publication of proposed
Pretreatment Standards under Section 307 (c) of the Act
which will be applicable to such source if such Standards are
thereafter promulgated in accordance with that section,
provided that:
i)
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The building, structure, facility or installation is
constructed at a site at which no other source is
located; or
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ii)
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The building, structure, facility or installation completely
replaces the process or production equipment that
causes the discharge of pollutants at an existing
source; or
iii) The production or wastewater generating processes of the
building, structure, facility or installation are substantially
independent of an existing source at the same site in
determining whether these are substantially independent,
factors such as the extent to which the new facility is
integrated with the existing plant, and the extent to which
the new facility is engaged in the same general type of
activity as the existing source should be considered.
B.
Construction on a site at which an existing source is located
results in a modification rather than a new source if the
construction does not create a new building, structure, facility
or installation meeting the criteria of paragraphs (i), (ii), (iii) of
this section but otherwise alters, replaces, or adds to existing
process or production equipment.
C.
Construction of a new source as defined under this
paragraph has commenced if the owner or operator has:
i)
Begun, or caused to begin as part of a continuous onsite construction program;
(a)
Any placement, assembly, or installation of
facilities or equipment; or
(b)
ii)
31)
Significant site preparation work including
clearing, excavation, or removal of existing
buildings, structures, or facilities which is
necessary for the placement, assembly, or
installation of new sources facilities or equipment;
or
Entered into a binding contractual obligation for the
purchase of facilities or equipment which are intended
to be used in its operation within a reasonable time.
Options to purchase or contacts which can be
terminated or modified without substantial loss, and
contracts for feasibility, engineering, and design studies
do not constitute a contractual obligation under this
paragraph.
Non-domestic Pollutants.
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excrement and household gray water (shower, dish washing
operations, etc.).
Non-domestic pollutants include the
characteristics of the wastewater (i.e., pH, temperature, TSS,
turbidity, color, BOD, COD, toxicity, odor).
32)
Pass Through. A discharge which exits the treatment plant effluent
into waters of the U.S. in quantities or concentrations which, alone
or in conjunction with a discharge or discharges from other sources,
is a cause of a violation of any requirement of the City's NPDES
(including an increase in the magnitude or duration of a violation).
33)
Person. Any individual, partnership, CO-partnership, firm, company,
corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate,
governmental entity or any other legal entity, or their legal
representatives, agents or assigns.
This definition includes all
Federal, state, or local governmental entities.
34)
pH. The logarithm (base 10) of the reciprocal of the hydrogen ion
concentration expressed in moles per liter of solution.
35)
Pollutant. Any dredged spoil, solid waste, incinerator residue,
sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, munitions, medical wastes,
chemical wastes, industrial wastes, biological materials, radioactive
materials, heat, wrecked or discharged equipment, rock, sand,
cellar dirt and agricultural wastes, anything that contaminates.
36)
Pretreatment or Treatment. The reduction of the amount of
pollutants, the elimination of pollutants, or the alteration of the
nature of pollutant properties in wastewater prior to or in lieu of
introducing such pollutants into the municipal wastewater system.
This reduction or alteration may be obtained by physical, chemical
or biological processes, by process changes or by other means.
37)
Pretreatment Requirement. Any substantive or procedural
requirements related to pretreatment, other than national
pretreatment standards, imposed on an industrial user.
38)
Pretreatment Standards or Standards. Pretreatment standards shall
mean prohibited discharge standards, categorical pretreatment
standards, and local limits.
39)
Prohibited Discharge Standard or Prohibited Discharges. Absolute
prohibitions against the discharge of certain types or characteristics
of wastewater as established by EPA, DEQ and/or the
Superintendent.
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40)
Receiving Stream or Water of the State. All streams, lakes, ponds,
marshes, watercourses, waterways, wells, springs, reservoirs, aquifers,
irrigation systems, drainage systems, and all other bodies or
accumulations of water, surface or underground, natural or
artificial, public or private, which are contained within, flow through,
or border upon the State of Oregon or any portion thereof.
41)
Domestic Sewage. Human excrement and gray water (household
showers, dish washing operations, etc.)
42)
Significant Industrial User.
A.
B.
43)
Except as provided in paragraph B of this section the term
Significant Industrial User means:
i)
All industrial users subject to categorical pretreatment
standards under 40 CFR 403.6 and 40 CFR chapter I,
subchapter N; and
ii)
Any other industrial user that: discharges an average of
25,000 gallons per day or more of process wastewater
to the POTW (excluding sanitary, non-contact cooling
and boiler blow down wastewater); contributes a
process wastestream which makes up 5 percent or
more of the average dry weather hydraulic or organic
capacity of the POTW treatment plant; or is designated
as such by the Control Authority as defined in 40 CFR
403.12(a) on the basis that the industrial user has a
reasonable potential for adversely affecting the POTW's
operation or for violating any pretreatment standard or
requirement (in accordance with 40 CFR 403.8(f)(6).
Upon a finding that an industrial user meeting the criteria in
paragraph A. (ii) of this section has no reasonable potential
for adversely affecting the municipal waste water system's
operation or for violating any pretreatment standard or
requirement, the Control Authority (as defined in 40 CFR
403.12(a)) may at any time, on its own initiative or in response
to a petition received from an industrial user or POTW, and in
accordance with 40 CFR 403.8(f)(6), determine that such
industrial user is not a significant industrial user.
Slug Load. Any pollutant (including BOD) released in a non-routine,
episodic, or non-customary batch discharge at a flow rate or
concentration which has the potential to cause a violation of the
specific discharge prohibitions in Section 2 of this Ordinance.
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44)
State.
45)
Storm Water. Any flow occurring during or following any form of
natural precipitation and resulting therefrom, including snow melt.
46)
Suspended Solids or Total Suspended Solids (TSS).
The total
suspended matter that floats on the surface of, or is suspended in,
water, wastewater, or other liquid, and which is removable by
laboratory filtering.
47)
Superintendent. The person designated by the City to supervise the
operation of the municipal wastewater system and who is charged
with certain duties and responsibilities by this article or his duly
authorized representative.
48)
Toxic Pollutant. One of the pollutants or combination of those
pollutants listed as toxic in regulations promulgated by the
Environmental Protection Agency under the provision of Section 307
(33 U.S.C. 1317) of the Act.
49)
Treatment Plant. That portion of the municipal wastewater system
designed to provide treatment of sewage and industrial waste.
50)
Treatment Plant Effluent. Any discharge of pollutants from the
municipal wastewater system into waters of the state.
51)
User.
Any person who contributes, or causes or allows the
contribution of sewage or industrial wastewater into the municipal
wastewater system, including persons who contribute such wastes
from mobile sources.
52)
Violation. Shall have occurred when any requirement of this
ordinance has not been met; or when a written request of the
Superintendent, made under the authority of this ordinance, is not
met within the specified time; or when a condition of a permit or
contract issued under the authority of this ordinance is not met
within the specified time; or when permitted effluent limitations are
exceeded, regardless of intent or accident; or when false
information has been provided by the discharger.
53)
Wastewater. The liquid and water-carried industrial wastes, or
sewage from residential dwellings, commercial buildings, industrial
and manufacturing facilities, and institutions, whether treated or
untreated, which is contributed to the municipal wastewater
system.
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This ordinance is gender neutral and the masculine gender shall include
the feminine and vice versa. Shall is mandatory; may is permissive or
discretionary. The use of the singular shall be construed to include the
plural and the plural shall include the singular as indicated by the context
of its use.
1.4
Abbreviations
The following abbreviations shall have the designated meanings:
-
BOD
CFR
COD
DEQ
EPA
gpd
LC50
Biochemical Oxygen Demand
Code of Federal Regulations
Chemical Oxygen Demand
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Gallons Per Day
Lethal Concentration for Fifty Percent (50%)
of the Test Organisms
l
Liter
mg
Milligrams
mg/l
Milligrams per liter
NPDES
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
O&M
Operation and Maintenance
POTW Publicly Owned Treatment Works
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
SIC
Standard Industrial Classification
SWDA Solid Waste Disposal Act (42 U.S.C. 6901, et seq.
TSS
Total Suspended Solids
USC
United States Code
SECTION 2 - GENERAL SEWER USE REQUIREMENTS
2.1
Prohibited Discharge Standards
No user shall contribute or cause to be contributed, directly or indirectly,
any pollutant or wastewater which will cause interference or pass through.
These general prohibitions apply to all users of the municipal wastewater
system whether or not the user is subject to categorical pretreatment
standards or any other National, State or local pretreatment standards or
requirements.
Furthermore, no user shall contribute the following
substances to the system:
(1)
Any liquids, solids, or gases which by reason of their nature or
quantity are, or may be, sufficient, either alone or by interaction
with other substances, to cause fire or explosion or be injurious in
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any other way to the municipal wastewater system. Included in this
prohibition are wastestreams with a closed cup flash point of less
than 140o F (60o C) using the test methods prescribed in 40 CFR
261.21.
(2)
Solid or viscous substances in amounts which will cause interference
with the flow in a sewer but in no case solids greater than one half
inch (2") (1.27 centimeters) in any dimension.
(3)
Any fat, oils or greases, including but not limited to petroleum oil,
non-biodegradable cutting oil, or products of mineral oil origin, in
amounts that will cause interference or pass through.
(4)
Any wastewater from a grab sample having a pH less than 5.5 su. or
more than 10.0 su., or which may otherwise cause corrosive
structural damage to the system, city personnel or equipment.
IUs using continuous pH monitoring devices are prohibited from
discharge when:
A. The total time pH values are outside the range of 5.5 su. to 10.0
su. exceeds 16 hours in any calendar month. In no case shall the
pH fall below 5.0 su. or above 12.5 su.
B. No individual excursion from pH range of 5.5 su. to 10.0 su. shall
exceed 60 minutes for any single duration. In no case shall the
pH fall below 5.0 su. or above 12.5 su.
(5
Any wastewater containing pollutants in sufficient quantity (flow or
concentration), either singly or by interaction with other pollutants,
to pass through or interfere with the municipal wastewater system,
any wastewater treatment or sludge process, or constitute a hazard
to humans or animals.
(6)
Any noxious or malodorous liquids, gases, or solids or other
wastewater which, either singly or by interaction with other wastes,
are sufficient to create a public nuisance or hazard to life or are
sufficient to prevent entry into the sewers for maintenance and
repair.
(7)
Any substance which may cause the treatment plant effluent or
any other residues, sludge, or scum, to be unsuitable for
reclamation and reuse or to interfere with the reclamation process.
In no case, shall a substance discharged to the system cause the
City to be in noncompliance with sludge use or disposal regulations
or permits issued under Section 405 of the Act; the Solid Waste
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Disposal Act, the Clean Air Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, or
other State requirements applicable to the sludge use and disposal
practices being used by the City.
(8)
Any wastewater which imparts color which cannot be removed by
the treatment process, such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and
vegetable tanning solutions, which consequently imparts color to
the treatment plants effluent thereby violating the City's NPDES
permit.
(9)
Any wastewater having temperature greater than 150o F (65o C), or
which will inhibit biological activity in the treatment plant resulting in
interference, but in no case wastewater which causes the
temperature at the introduction into the treatment plant to exceed
104o F (40o C).
(10)
Any wastewater containing any radioactive waste or isotopes
except as specifically approved by the Superintendent in
compliance with applicable State and Federal regulations.
(11)
Any pollutants which result in the presence of toxic gases, vapor or
fumes within the system in a quantity that may cause worker health
and safety problems.
(12)
Any hauled pollutants, except at discharge points designated by
the City in accordance with Section 3.6 of this Ordinance.
(13)
Storm water, surface water, groundwater, artisan well water, roof
runoff, subsurface drainage, swimming pool drainage, condensate,
deionized water, cooling water and unpolluted industrial
wastewater, unless specifically authorized by the Superintendent.
(14)
Any sludge, screening, or other residues from the pretreatment of
industrial wastes.
(15)
Any medical wastes, except as specifically authorized by the
Superintendent in a wastewater permit.
(16)
Any material containing ammonia, ammonia salts, or other
chelating agents which will produce metallic complexes that
interfere with the municipal wastewater system.
(17)
Any material identified as hazardous waste according to 40 CFR
Part 261 except as specifically authorized by the Superintendent.
(18)
Any
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wastewater
causing
the
treatment
plant
effluent
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demonstrate toxicity to test species during a bio-monitoring
evaluation.
(19)
Recognizable portions of the human body or animal anatomy.
(20)
Any wastes containing detergents, surface active agents, or other
substances which may cause excessive foaming in the municipal
wastewater system.
Waste prohibited by this section shall not be processed or stored in such a
manner that these waste could be discharged to the municipal
wastewater system.
2.2
Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standards
Users subject to categorical pretreatment standards are required to
comply with applicable standards set out in 40 CFR Chapter 1,
Subchapter N, Parts 405-471 and incorporated herein.
(1)
(3)
2.3
Where a categorical pretreatment standard is expressed only in
terms of either the mass or the concentration of a pollutant in
wastewater, the Superintendent may impose equivalent
concentration or mass limits in accordance with 40 CFR 403.6(c)
When wastewater subject to a categorical pretreatment standard
is mixed with wastewater not regulated by the same standard, the
Superintendent shall impose an alternate limit using the combined
wastestream formula in 40 CFR 403.6(e).
(4)
A user may obtain a variance from categorical pretreatment
standard if the user can prove, pursuant to the procedural and
substantive provisions in 40 CFR 403.13, that factors relating to its
discharge are fundamentally different from the factors considered
by EPA when developing the categorical pretreatment standard.
(5)
A user may obtain a net gross adjustment to a categorical standard
in accordance with 40 CFR 403.15.
State Requirements
Users are required to comply with applicable State pretreatment
standards and requirements set out in OAR Chapter 340 and incorporated
herein.
2.4
"Local Limits" Specific Pollutant Limitations
No person (user) shall discharge wastewater containing restricted
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substances into the municipal wastewater system in excess of limitations
specified in its Wastewater Discharge Permit or published by the
Superintendent. The more stringent of either the categorical standards or
the specific pollutant limitations "Local Limits" for a given pollutant will be
placed in the permit.
The Superintendent shall publish and revise from time to time standards for
specific restricted substances "Local Limits". These standards will be
adopted or rejected through resolution by the City Council. These
standards shall be developed in accordance with 40 CFR Section 403.5
and shall implement the objectives of this ordinance. Standards published
in accordance with this section will be deemed Pretreatment Standards
for the purposes of Section 307 (d) of the Act. At the discretion, of the
Superintendent mass or permit specific limitations may be imposed in
addition to or in place of the concentration based limitations referenced
above.
2.5
City's Right to Revision
The City reserves the right to establish, by ordinance or in wastewater
permits, more stringent limitations or requirements for discharge to the
municipal wastewater system if deemed necessary to comply with the
objectives presented in Section 1.1 of this Ordinance or the general and
specific prohibitions in Section 2.1 of this Ordinance.
2.6
Special Agreement
The City reserves the right to enter into special agreements with users
setting out special terms under which the industrial user may discharge to
the system. In no case will a special agreement waive compliance with a
pretreatment standard. However, the industrial user may request a net
gross adjustment to a categorical standard in accordance with 40 CFR
403.15. Industrial users may also request a variance from the categorical
pretreatment standard from US EPA. Such a request shall be approved
only if the user can prove that factors relating to its discharge are
fundamentally different from the factors considered by US EPA when
establishing that pretreatment standard. An industrial user requesting a
fundamentally different factor variance must comply with the procedural
and substantive provisions in 40 CFR 403.13.
2.7
Dilution
No user shall ever increase the use of process water, or in any way
attempt to dilute, a discharge as a partial or complete substitute for
adequate treatment to achieve compliance with a discharge limitation
unless expressly authorized by an applicable pretreatment standard, or
any other pollutant-specific limitation developed by the City.
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2.8
SANITATION
Deadline for Compliance with Categorical Standards
Compliance by existing sources with categorical pretreatment standards
shall be within three (3) years of the date the standard is effective unless a
shorter compliance time is specified in the appropriate subpart of 40 CFR
Chapter I Subchapter N.
New sources shall install and have in operating condition, and shall startup all pollution control equipment required to meet applicable
pretreatment standards before beginning to discharge. Within the shortest
feasible time (not to exceed 90 days), new sources must meet all
applicable pretreatment standards.
2.9
Inflow and Infiltration
All property owners and responsible users identified by the City as
contributors to excessive or improper infiltration or inflow into the
treatment works shall be advised of their infiltration or inflow problems. All
such properties shall be provided a 180-day grace period in which to
correct the identified infiltration and inflow problems, said 180-day grace
period to extend from the date of notification. By the end of the 180-day
grace period, each property owner shall notify the City that corrective
actions have been taken or are in progress, and describe the actions
being taken.
A property owner failing to notify the City of corrective actions prior to the
end of the 180-day grace period shall be subject to termination of service
without further notice, and water service shall be immediately
discontinued and shut off until the violations shall have been corrected in
accordance to federal, state, and City regulations.
In the event any instance of excessive infiltration or inflow into the
treatment works of the City shall continue beyond the 180-day grace
period, it is hereby declared that such continuing infiltration or inflow is a
public nuisance, that the City Engineer shall have the right to abate such
a public nuisance, to enter upon any private property within the City for
such a purpose, and to assess the cost of such abatement as a lien
against the property upon which such infiltration and inflow occurs. The
City Engineer shall assess the cost of such abatement to the property from
which infiltration and inflow occurs. An administration fee of $350.00
dollars or 5% of the cost, whichever is greater, shall be assessed by the City
Engineer in addition to all cost of abatement. The assessment of all cost
shall be levied by the filing of a statement of such costs together with the
description of the property or properties to be assessed and the name of
the owner(s) thereof with the City Recorder. The City Recorder shall enter
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the assessment as a lien against such property in the Lien Docket of the
City.
No new connections from inflow sources into the water pollution control
facilities shall be permitted without the approval of the City Engineer.
SECTION 3 - PRETREATMENT OF WASTEWATER
3.1
Pretreatment Facilities
Industrial users shall provide necessary wastewater treatment as required
to comply with this Ordinance and shall achieve compliance with all
categorical pretreatment standards, local limits and the prohibitions set
out in Section 2 above, within the time limitations specified by the
Superintendent. Any facilities required to pretreat wastewater to a level
acceptable to the City shall be provided, operated, and maintained at
the industrial user's expense. Detailed plans showing the pretreatment
facilities and operating procedures shall be submitted to the City for
review, and shall be acceptable to the City before construction of the
facility. The review of such plans and operating procedures shall in no way
relieve the user from the responsibility of modifying the facility as
necessary to produce an acceptable discharge to the City under the
provisions of this Ordinance.
3.2
Additional Pretreatment Measures
Whenever deemed necessary, the Superintendent may require industrial
users to restrict the industrial user's discharge during peak flow periods,
designate that certain wastewater be discharged only into specific
sewers, relocate and/or consolidate points of discharge, separate
sewage wastestreams from industrial wastestreams, and such other
conditions as may be necessary to protect the municipal wastewater
system and determine the industrial user's compliance with the
requirements of this Ordinance.
(1)
Each person discharging, into the municipal wastewater system
greater than 100,000 gallons per day or greater than five percent
(5%) of the average daily flow in the system, whichever is lesser,
may be required by the Superintendent to install and maintain, on
his property and at his expense, a suitable storable and flow control
facility to ensure equalization of flow over a twenty-four (24) hour
period. The facility shall have a capacity for at least fifty percent
(50%) of the daily discharge volume and shall be equipped with
alarms and a rate of discharge controller, the regulation of which
shall be directed by the Superintendent. A wastewater permit may
be issued solely for flow equalization.
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(2)Grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be provided, when, in the opinion of
the Superintendent, they are necessary for the proper handling of wastewater
containing excessive amounts of grease, flammable substances, sand, or other
harmful substances; except that such interceptors shall not be required for
residential users. All interception units shall be of type and capacity approved
by the Superintendent and shall be so located to be easily accessible for
cleaning and inspection. Such interceptors shall be inspected, cleaned, and
repaired regularly, as needed, by the owner, at his expense.
(3)
3.3
Industrial users with the potential to discharge flammable
substances may be required to install and maintain an approved
combustible gas detection meter.
Spill Prevention
Each industrial user shall provide protection from accidental or intentional
discharges of prohibited materials or other substances regulated by this
Ordinance. Significant Industrial users that handle, store or use prohibited
or restricted substances on their sites shall prepare a spill prevention plan
for the Superintendent's approval within 90 days of notice. The plan shall
be posted and available for inspection at the facility during normal
business hours.
(1)
Spill Prevention Plan
At least once every two (2) years the Superintendent shall evaluate
industrial users that handle, store, or use prohibited or restricted
substances on their sites. The Superintendent will use the evaluation
to determine the need for the Industrial User to develop a spill
prevention plan. Alternatively, the Superintendent may develop
such a plan for any user and require the plan's implementation. An
accidental discharge/sludge control plan shall address, at a
minimum, the following:
A.
Description of discharge practices, including non-routine
batch discharges;
B.
Description of stored chemicals;
C.
Procedures for immediately notifying the Superintendent of
any accidental or slug discharge, as required by Section 6.6
of this ordinance;
i.
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Procedures for any person becoming aware of
spill, treatment upset or uncontrolled discharges
of prohibited or restricted substances, directly or
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indirectly, into the City sewerage systems
immediately reporting such discharge to the
POTW Superintendent. Where such information is
given orally a written follow-up report within (5)
five days may be required.
ii.
D.
A notice informing employees of the notification
requirement and containing a telephone
number for the individual to contact in the event
of such a discharge shall be posted in a
conspicuous place visible to all employees that
may reasonable be expected to observe such a
discharge
Procedures to prevent adverse impact from any accidental
or slug discharge. Such procedures include, but are not
limited to, inspection and maintenance of storage areas,
handling and transfer of materials, loading and unloading
operations, control of plant site runoff, worker training,
building of containment structures or equipment, measures
for containing toxic organic pollutants, including solvents, and
or measures and equipment for emergency response.
(2)
Spill Prevention Facilities
Facilities to prevent the discharge of prohibited materials shall be
provided and maintained at the owner's or user's own cost and
expense.
Detailed plans showing facilities and operating
procedures to provide this protection shall be submitted to the
Superintendent for review and shall be approved by the
Superintendent before construction of the facility. Review and
approval of such plans and operating procedures shall not relieve
the industrial user from the responsibility to modify the user's facility
as necessary to meet the requirements of this Ordinance.
(3)
Preventive Measures
If any user has a spill or uncontrolled discharge of prohibited or
restricted substances into the City sewer, the POTW Superintendent
may require the user's spill prevention and control plan to be
resubmitted, with revisions, in order to fully comply with the
requirements of this ordinance. The POTW may also require the
industrial user to install, modify equipment and/or make other
changes necessary to prevent such discharges as a condition of
issuance of and Industrial Waste Discharge Permit or as a condition
of continued discharge into the City sewer system. A schedule of
compliance for construction completion may be established by the
POTW Superintendent.
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The Superintendent may require connections or entry points which could allow
spills or uncontrolled discharges of prohibited or restricted substances to
enter the City sewer systems to be eliminated, labeled, or controlled, so as
to prevent the entry of wastes in violation of this ordinance.
3.4
Tenant Responsibility
Any person who shall occupy an industrial user's premises as a tenant
under any rental or lease agreement shall be jointly and severally
responsible for compliance with the provisions of this Ordinance in the
same manner as the Owner.
3.5
Separation of Domestic and Industrial Wastestreams
All domestic wastewaters from rest rooms, showers, drinking fountains, etc.
unless specifically included as part of a categorical pretreatment
standard, shall be kept separate from all industrial wastewaters until the
industrial wastewaters have passed through a required pretreatment
system and the industrial user's monitoring facility. When directed to do so
by the Superintendent, industrial users must separate existing domestic
wastestreams.
3.6
Hauled Wastewater
Septic tank waste (septage) will be accepted into the municipal
wastewater system at a designated receiving structure within the POTW
area, and at such times as are established by the Superintendent,
provided such wastes do not contain toxic or hazardous pollutants, and
provided such discharge does not violate any other requirements
established by the City. Permits for individual vehicles to use such facilities
shall be issued by the Superintendent.
(1)
All waste haulers, regardless of the origin of the hauled wastes, shall
be considered "industrial users" for the purposes of this ordinance
and required to apply for a waste hauler permit.
(2)
The discharge of domestic septage wastes from commercial or
industrial sites requires prior approval of the Superintendent. The
Superintendent shall have authority to prohibit the disposal of such
wastes, if such disposal would interfere with the treatment plant
operation.
(3)
Fees for the discharge of septage will be established as part of the
user fee system as authorized in Section 14.
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SANITATION
Vandalism
No person shall maliciously, willfully or negligently break, damage, destroy,
uncover, deface, tamper with or prevent access to any structure,
appurtenance or equipment, or other part of the municipal wastewater
system. Any person found in violation of this requirement shall be subject
to the sanctions set out in Section 10, below.
3.8
Grease Interceptors
The City may inspect grease interceptors (i.e., traps, oil/water separators)
to insure proper installation and maintenance. Users may be required to
reimburse the City for cleaning and additional maintenance of public
sewer mains due to discharge of grease caused by noncompliance with
these rules and regulations.
(1)
In the event the City, during routine line maintenance, discovers an
accumulation of grease in a public line sufficient to restrict the
normal flow of waste, upstream IUs shall be inspected. When the
City determines which user was responsible for the grease or oil
discharge, the user may be required to cease discharge of the
prohibited waste, install an interceptor, maintain the interceptor,
and may be charged for the cost of cleaning the line.
SECTION 4 - WASTEWATER PERMIT ELIGIBILITY
4.1
Wastewater Survey
When requested by the Superintendent all industrial users must submit
information on the nature and characteristics of their wastewater by
completing a wastewater survey prior to commencing their discharge.
The Superintendent is authorized to prepare a form for this purpose and
may periodically require industrial users to update the survey. Failure to
complete this survey shall be considered a violation of this ordinance and
subjects the industrial user to the sanctions set out in Section 10.
4.2
Wastewater Permit Requirement
It shall be unlawful for significant industrial users to discharge wastewater into the
City's sanitary sewer system without first obtaining a wastewater permit from the
Superintendent. Any violation of the terms and conditions of wastewater permit
shall be deemed a violation of this Ordinance and subjects the industrial user to
the sanctions set out in Section 10. Obtaining a wastewater permit does not
relieve a permittee of its obligation to obtain other permits required by Federal,
State or local law.
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The Superintendent may require other non-domestic users, including liquid
waste haulers, to obtain waste water permits as necessary to carry out the
purposes of this chapter.
4.3
Permitting Existing Connections
Any significant industrial user, without a current industrial discharge permit,
which discharges industrial waste into the municipal wastewater system
prior to the effective date of this ordinance and who wishes to continue
such discharges in the future, shall, within ninety (90) days after said date,
apply to the City for a wastewater permit in accordance with Section 4.6
below, and shall not cause or allow discharges to the system to continue
after one hundred eighty (180) days of the effective date of this
Ordinance except in accordance with a permit issued by the
Superintendent.
4.4
Permitting New Connections
Any significant industrial user proposing to begin or recommence
discharging industrial wastes into the municipal wastewater system must
obtain a wastewater permit prior to beginning or recommencing such
discharge. An application for this permit must be filed at least ninety (90)
days prior to the anticipated start up date.
4.5
Permitting Extra-Jurisdictional Industrial Users
Any existing significant industrial user located beyond the City limits shall
submit a permit application, in accordance with Section 4.6 below, within
ninety (90) days of the effective date of this Ordinance. New significant
industrial users located beyond the City limits shall submit such
applications to the Superintendent ninety (90) days prior to any proposed
discharge into the municipal system. Upon review of such application,
the Superintendent may enter into a contract with the industrial user
which requires the industrial user to subject itself to and abide by this
Chapter, including all permitting, compliance monitoring, reporting, and
enforcement provisions herein. Alternately, the Superintendent may enter
into an agreement with the neighboring jurisdiction in which the
significant industrial user is located to provide for the implementation and
enforcement of pretreatment program requirements against said user.
4.6
Wastewater Permit Application Contents
In order to be considered for a wastewater permit, all industrial users
required to have a permit must submit the following information on an
application form approved by the Superintendent.
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(1)
Name, mailing address, and location if different from the mailing
address);
(2)
Environmental control permits held by or for the facility;
(3)
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes for pretreatment the
industry as a whole and any processes for which categorical
pretreatment standards have been promulgated.
(4)
Description of activities, facilities, and plant processes on the
premises, including a list of all raw materials and chemicals used at
the facility which are or could accidentally or intentionally be
discharged to the municipal system;
(5)
Number and type of employees, and hours of operation, and
proposed or actual hours of operation of pretreatment system.
(6)
Each product by type, amount, process or processes and rate of
production;
(7)
Type and amount of raw materials process (average and maximum
per day);
(8)
The site plans, floor plans and mechanical and plumbing plans and
details to show all sewers, floor drains, and appurtenances by size,
location and elevation, and all points of discharge.
(9)
Time and duration of the discharge.
(10)
Measured average daily and maximum daily flow, in gallons per
day, to the municipal system from regulated process streams and
other streams as necessary to use the combined wastestream
formula in 40 CFR 403.6(e);
(11)
Daily maximum, daily average, and monthly average wastewater
flow rates, including daily, monthly, and seasonable variations, if
any;
(12) Wastewater constituents and characteristics, including any pollutants in
the discharge which are limited by Federal, State, and local standards,
pretreatment standards applicable to each regulated process; and nature and
concentration (or mass if pretreatment standard requires) of regulated pollutant
in each regulated process (daily maximum and average concentration or mass
when required by a pretreatment standard) Sampling and analysis shall be
undertaken in accordance with 40 CFR Part 136; and certified that sampling is
representative of normal work cycles
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and expected pollutant discharges.
(13)
A statement reviewed by an authorized representative of the user
and certified to by a qualified professional indicating whether or not
the pretreatment standards are being met on a consistent basis,
and if not, what additional pretreatment is necessary.
(14)
If additional pretreatment and/or O&M will be required to meet the
standards, then the industrial user shall indicate the shortest time
schedule necessary to accomplish installation or adoption of such
additional treatment and/or O&M. The completion date in this
schedule shall not be longer than the compliance date established
for the applicable pretreatment standard. The following conditions
apply to this schedule;
(15)
(16)
A.
The schedule shall contain progress increments in the form of
dates for the commencement and completion of major
events leading to the construction and operation of
additional pretreatment required for the user to meet the
applicable pretreatment standards (such events include
hiring an engineer, completing preliminary plans, completing
final plans, executing contracts for major components,
commencing
construction,
completing
construction,
beginning operation, and conducting routine operation). No
increment referred to above shall exceed nine (9) months nor
shall the total compliance period exceed thirty-six (36)
months.
B.
No later than 14 days following each date in the schedule
and the final date for compliance, the user shall submit a
progress report to the Superintendent including, at a
minimum, whether or not it complied with the increment of
progress, the reason for any delay, and if appropriate, the
steps being taken by the user to return to the established
schedule. In no event shall more than nine (9) months elapse
between such progress reports to the Superintendent.
Any other information as may be deemed by the Superintendent to
be necessary to evaluate the permit application.
A new source discharger may provide estimates as to the character
and volume of pollutants described in 4.6 (10)(11)(12).
Incomplete or inaccurate applications shall not be processed and shall
be returned to the industrial user for revision.
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4.7
Application Signatories and Certification
4.8
All permit applications and industrial user reports must contain the
following certification statement and be signed by an authorized
representative of the industrial user.
"I certify under penalty of law that this document and all
attachments were prepared under my direction or supervision in
accordance with a system designed to assure that qualified
personnel properly gather and evaluate the information submitted.
Based on my inquiry of the person or persons who manage the
system, or those persons directly responsible for gathering the
information, the information submitted is, to the best of my
knowledge and belief, true, accurate, and complete. I am aware
that there are significant penalties for submitting false information,
including the possibility of fine and imprisonment for knowing
violations."
Wastewater Permit Decisions
The Superintendent will evaluate the data furnished by the industrial user
and may require additional information. Within sixty (60) days of receipt of
a complete permit application, the Superintendent will determine
whether or not to issue a wastewater permit. If no determination is made
within this time period, the application will be deemed denied.
If any waters or wastes are discharged, or area proposed to be
discharged to the public sewers, which waters contain the substances or
possess the characteristics enumerated in Section 2, and which in the
judgment of the Superintendent, may have a deleterious effect upon the
municipal treatment system, processes, equipment, or receiving waters, or
which otherwise create a hazard to life or constitute a public nuisance,
the Superintendent may take any of the following actions:
(1)
Reject the wastes,
(2)
Require pretreatment to an acceptable condition for discharge to
the public sewers,
(3)
Require control over the quantities and rates of discharge, and/or
(4)
Require payment to cover the added cost of handling and treating
the wastes not covered by existing taxes or sewer charges.
SECTION 5 - WASTEWATER PERMIT ISSUANCE PROCESS
5.1
Wastewater Permit Duration
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Permits shall be issued for a specific time period, not to exceed five (5)
years. A permit may be issued for a period less than five (5) years, at the
discretion of the Superintendent. Each permit shall indicate a specific
date upon which it will expire.
5.2
Wastewater Permit Contents
Wastewater permit shall include such conditions as are reasonably
deemed necessary by the Superintendent to prevent pass through or
interference and to implement the objectives of this Ordinance.
(1)
(2)
Wastewater Permits shall contain the following conditions:
A.
A statement that indicates permit duration, which in no event
shall exceed 5 years.
B.
A statement that the permit is nontransferable without prior
notification to and approval from the City and provisions for
furnishing the new owner or operator with a copy of the
existing permit.
C.
Effluent limits applicable to the user based on applicable
standards in Federal, State and local law.
D.
Self monitoring, sampling, reporting, notification and record
keeping requirements. These requirements shall include an
identification of pollutants to be monitored, sampling
location, sampling frequency, and sample type based on
Federal, State and local law.
E.
Statement of applicable civil and criminal penalties for
violation of pretreatment standards and requirements, and
any applicable compliance schedule. Such schedules may
not extend the compliance date beyond applicable federal
deadlines.
Permits may contain, but need not be limited to, the following:
A.
Limits on the average and/or maximum rate of discharge,
time of discharge, and/or requirements for flow regulations
and equalization.
B.
Limits on the instantaneous, daily and monthly average
and/or maximum concentration, mass, or other measure of
identified wastewater pollutants or properties.
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C.
Requirements for the installation of pretreatment technology
or construction of appropriate containment devices, etc.,
designed to reduce, eliminate, or prevent the introduction of
pollutants into the treatment works.
D.
Development and implementation of spill control plans or
other special conditions including management practices
necessary to adequately prevent accidental, unanticipated,
or routine discharges.
E.
Development and implementation of waste minimization
plans to reduce the amount of pollutants discharged to the
municipal wastewater system.
F.
The unit charge or schedule of user charges and fees for the
management of the wastewater discharged to the system.
G.
Requirements for installation and maintenance of inspection
and sampling facilities and equipment.
H.
Specifications for monitoring programs which may include
sampling locations, frequency of sampling, number, types,
and standards for tests, and reporting schedules.
I.
Requirements for immediate reporting of any instance of
noncompliance and for automatic re-sampling and reporting
within thirty (30) days where self-monitoring indicates a
violation(s).
J.
Compliance schedules for meeting pretreatment standards
and requirements.
K.
Requirements for submission of periodic self- monitoring or
special notification reports.
L.
Requirements for maintaining and retaining plant records
relating to wastewater discharge as specified in Section 6.12
and affording the Superintendent, or his representatives,
access thereto.
M.
Requirements for prior notification and approval by the
Superintendent of any new introduction of wastewater
pollutants or of any change in the volume or character of the
wastewater prior to introduction in the system.
N.
Requirements for the prior notification and approval by the
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Superintendent of any change in the manufacturing and/or
pretreatment process used by the permittee.
5.3
O.
Requirements for immediate notification of excessive,
accidental, or slug discharges, or any discharge which could
cause any problems to the system.
P.
A statement that compliance with permit does not relieve the
permittee of responsibility for compliance with all applicable
federal and state pretreatment standards, including those
which become effective during the term of the permit.
Q.
Other conditions as deemed appropriate by the
Superintendent to ensure compliance with this ordinance,
and state and federal laws, rules, and regulations; the term of
the permit.
Wastewater Permit Appeals
Any person including the industrial user may petition the Superintendent to
reconsider the terms of the permit within ten (10) days of the issuance of
the final permit.
(4)
(1)
Failure to submit a timely petition for review shall be deemed to be
a waiver of the administrative appeal.
(2)
In its petition, the appealing party must indicate the permit
provisions objected to, the reasons for this objection, and the
alternative conditions, if any, it seeks to place in the permit.
(3)
The effectiveness of the permit shall not be stayed pending the
appeal.
If the Superintendent fails to act within fifteen (15) days, the request
for reconsideration shall be deemed denied.
(5)
5.4
Aggrieved parties seeking judicial review of the final administrative
permit decision must do so by petitioning for a Writ of Review in the
Marion County Circuit Court, pursuant to ORS Chapter 34, within
sixty (60) days of the final administrative decision.
Wastewater Permit Modifications
The Superintendent may modify the permit for good cause including, but
not limited to, the following:
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(1)
To incorporate any new or revised federal, state, or local
pretreatment standards or requirements.
(2)
To address significant alterations or additions to the industrial user's
operation, processes, or wastewater volume or character since the
time of permit issuance.
(3)
A change in the municipal wastewater system that requires either a
temporary or permanent reduction or elimination of the authorized
discharge.
(4)
Information indicating that the permitted discharge poses a threat
to the City's municipal wastewater system, City personnel, or the
receiving waters.
(5)
Violation of any terms or conditions of the wastewater permit.
(6)
Misrepresentation or failure to disclose fully all relevant facts in the
permit application or in any required reporting.
(7)
Revisions of or a grant of variance from categorical pretreatment
standards pursuant to 40 CFR 403.13.
(8)
To correct typographical or other errors in the permit.
(9)
To reflect a transfer of the facility ownership and/or operation to a
new owner/operator.
The filing of a request by the permittee for a permit modification does not
stay any permit condition.
5.5
Wastewater Permit Transfer
Permits may be reassigned or transferred to a new owner and/or operator
with prior approval of the Superintendent if the permittee gives at least
thirty (30) days advance notice to the Superintendent. The notice must
include provision for furnishing the new owner or operator with a copy of
the existing permit and a written certification by the new owner which:
(1)
States that the new owner has no immediate intent to change the
facility's operations and processes.
(2)
Identifies the specific date on which the transfer is to occur.
(3)
Acknowledges full responsibility for complying with the existing
permit.
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Failure to provide advance notice of a transfer renders the wastewater
permit terminated.
5.6
Wastewater Permit Revocation
The Superintendent may revoke a wastewater discharge permit for good
cause, including, but not limited to, the following reasons:
(1)
Failure to notify the City of significant changes to the wastewater
prior to the changed discharge;
(2)
Falsifying self-monitoring reports;
(3)
Tampering with monitoring equipment;
(4)
Refusing to allow the City timely access to the facility premises and
records;
(5)
Failure to meet effluent limitations;
(6)
Failure to pay administrative penalties;
(7)
Failure to pay sewer charges;
(8)
Failure to meet compliance schedules;
(9)
Failure to complete a wastewater survey;
(10)
Failure to provide advance notice of the transfer of a permitted
facility;
(11)
Violations of any pretreatment standard or requirement or any
terms of the permit or the ordinance.
(12)
Failure to provide prior notification to the Superintendent of
changed conditions pursuant to Section 6.5 of this Ordinance.
(13)
Misrepresentation of, or failure to fully disclose all relevant facts in
the wastewater discharge permit application.
(14)
Failure to complete a wastewater discharge permit application.
Wastewater discharge permits shall be voidable upon cessation of
operations, or transfer of business ownership. All wastewater discharge
permits issued to a particular user are void upon the issuance of a new
wastewater permit to that user.
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5.7
SANITATION
Wastewater Permit Reissuance
A significant industrial user shall apply for permit reissuance by submitting
a complete permit application in accordance with Section 4.6 a
minimum of ninety (90) days prior to the expiration of the user's existing
permit.
5.8
Regulation of Wastewater Received from other Jurisdictions
If another municipality, or user(s) locate within another municipality or
jurisdiction, contribute(s) wastewater to the municipal wastewater system,
the Superintendent shall enter into an intermunicipal or interjurisdictional
agreement with the contributing municipality or jurisdiction, or enter into a
contract with the user(s), in accordance with requirements specified in
the City's pretreatment procedures.
SECTION 6 - REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
6.1
Baseline Monitoring Reports
Within 180 days after the effective date of a categorical pretreatment standard,
or 180 days after the final administrative decision on a category determination
under 40 CFR 403.6(a)(4), whichever is later, existing significant industrial users
subject to such categorical pretreatment standards and currently discharging
to or scheduled to discharge to the municipal system shall be required to submit
to the City a report which contains the information listed in paragraph 6.1(1),
below. At least ninety (90) days prior to commencement of their discharge,
new sources, including existing users which have changed their operation or
processes so as to become new sources, shall be required to submit to the City
a report which contains the information listed in paragraph 6.1(1). A new source
shall also be required to report the method it intends to use to meet applicable
pretreatment standards.
A new source shall also give estimates of its
anticipated flow and quantity of pollutants discharged.
(1)
The information required by this section includes:
A.
Identifying Information. The user shall submit the name and
address of the facility including the name of the operator and
owners;
B.
Permits. The user shall submit a list of any environmental
controls permits held by or for the facility;
C.
Description of Operation. The user shall submit a brief
description of the nature, average rate of production, and
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standard industrial classifications of the operation(s) carried
out by such industrial user. This description should include a
schematic process diagram which indicates points of
discharge to the system from the regulated processes.
D.
Flow Measurement. The user shall submit information showing
the measured average daily and maximum daily flow, in
gallons per day, to the system from regulated process streams
and other streams as necessary to allow use of the combined
wastewater formula set out in 40 CFR 403.6 (e).
E.
Measurement of Pollutant.
F.
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(i)
The industrial user shall identify the categorical
pretreatment standards applicable to each regulated
process;
(ii)
In addition, the industrial user shall submit the results of
sampling and analysis identifying the nature and
concentration
(and/or mass, where required by
federal, state or City standards or the Superintendent)
of regulated pollutants in the discharge from each
regulated process. Instantaneous, daily maximum and
long term average concentrations (or mass, where
required by federal, state or City standards or the
Superintendent) shall be reported. The sample shall be
representative of daily operations and shall be
performed in accordance with procedures set out in 40
CFR Part 136.
(iii)
A minimum of four (4) grab samples must be used for
pH, cyanide, total phenols, oil and grease, sulfide, and
volatile organic. All other pollutants shall be measured
by composite samples obtained through flow
proportional sampling technique. If flow proportional
composite sampling is infeasible, samples may be
obtained
through
time
proportional
sampling
techniques or through four (4) grab samples if the user
proves such a sample will be representative of the
discharge.
Special Certification.
A statement, reviewed by an
authorized representative of the industrial user and certified
to by a qualified professional, indicating whether
pretreatment standards are being met on a consistent basis,
and, if not, whether additional operations and maintenance
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(O&M) and/or additional pretreatment is required in order to
meet the pretreatment standards and requirements; and
6.2
G.
Compliance Schedule. If additional pretreatment and/or
O&M will be required to meet the pretreatment standards;
the shortest schedule by which the industrial user will provide
such additional pretreatment and/or O&M. The completion
date in this schedule not be later than the compliance date
established for the applicable pretreatment standard. A
compliance schedule pursuant to this section must meet the
requirements set out in Section 4.6 (14) of this Ordinance.
H.
All baseline monitoring reports must be signed and certified in
accordance with Section 4.7.
I.
Where reports containing this information already have been
submitted to the control authority, the industrial user will not
be required to submit this information again.
Compliance Schedule Progress Reports
The following conditions shall apply to the compliance schedule required
by Section 6.1(G) of this ordinance:
A. The schedule shall contain progress increments in the form of dates for
the commencement and completion of major events leading to the
construction and operation of additional pretreatment required for the
user to meet the applicable pretreatment standards (such events
include, but are not limited to, hiring an engineer, commencing and
completing construction, and beginning and conducting routine
operation).
B. No increment referred to above shall exceed nine (9) months.
C. The user shall submit a progress report to the Superintendent no later
than fourteen (14) days following each date in the schedule and the
final date of compliance including, as a minimum, whether or not it
complied with the increment of progress, the reason for any delay,
and, if appropriate, the steps being taken by the user to return to the
established schedule.
D. In no event shall more than nine (9) months lapse between such
progress reports to the Superintendent.
6.3
Reports on
Deadline
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Compliance
with
Categorical
Pretreatment
Standard
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Within ninety (90) days following the date for final compliance with
applicable categorical pretreatment standards, or in the case of a new
source, following commencement of the introduction of wastewater into
the municipal (POTW) wastewater system, any user subject to such
pretreatment standards and requirements shall submit to the
Superintendent a report containing the information described in section
6.1 (1) D-F of this ordinance. For users subject to equivalent mass or
concentration limits established in accordance with the procedures in 40
CFR 403.6(c), this report shall contain a reasonable measure of the user's
long term production rate. For all other industrial users subject to
categorical pretreatment standards expressed in terms of allowable
pollutant discharge per unit of production (or other measure of
operation), this report shall include the user's actual production during the
appropriate sampling period. All compliance reports must be signed and
certified in accordance with Section 4.7 and 6.1(F).
6.4
Periodic Compliance Reports
Any significant industrial users subject to a pretreatment standard shall, at
a frequency determined by the Superintendent but in no case less than
year, submit a report indicating the nature and concentration
of pollutants in the discharge which are limited to such pretreatment
standards and the measured or estimated average and maximum daily
flows for the reporting period. All periodic compliance reports must be
signed and certified in accordance with Section 4.7.
6.5
(1)
All wastewater samples must be representative of industrial user's
discharge. Wastewater monitoring and flow measurement facilities
shall be properly operated, kept clean, and maintained in good
working order at all times. The failure of an industrial user to keep its
monitoring facility in good working order shall not be grounds for the
industrial user to claim that sample results are unrepresentative of its
discharge.
(2)
In the event an industrial user's monitoring results indicate a violation
has occurred, the industrial user shall immediately (within 24 hours of
becoming aware of the violation) notify the Superintendent and
shall re-sample its discharge. The industrial user shall report the
results of the repeated sampling within thirty (30) days of
discovering the first violation.
Report of Changed Conditions
Each industrial user shall notify the Superintendent of any planned
significant changes to the industrial user's operations or system which
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might alter the nature, quality or volume of its wastewater at least 30 days
before the change. Notification of any changes in the listed or
characteristic hazardous wastes for which the user has submitted initial
notification under 40 CFR 403.12 (p) must also be reported.
(1)
The Superintendent may require the industrial user to submit such
information as may be deemed necessary to evaluate the
changed condition, including the submission of a waste water
permit application under Section 4.6, if necessary.
(2)
The Superintendent may issue a wastewater permit under Section
4.8 or modify an existing waste water permit under Section 5.4.
(3)
No industrial user shall implement the planned changed
condition(s) until and unless the Superintendent has responded to
the industrial user's notice.
(4)
6.6
For purposes of this requirement, flow or loading increases of twenty
(20%) or greater and the discharge of any previously unreported
pollutant shall be deemed significant.
Reports of Potential Problems
(1)
In the case of an accidental or other discharge which may cause
potential problems for the municipal wastewater system, it is the
responsibility of the user to immediately telephone and notify the
City POTW Superintendent of the incident. This notification shall
include the location of discharge, type of waste, concentration
and volume, if known, and corrective actions taken by the user.
(2)
Within five (5) days following an accidental discharge, the user shall,
unless waived by the Superintendent, submit a detailed written
report describing the cause(s) of the discharge and the measures
to be taken by the user to prevent similar future occurrences. Such
notification shall not relieve the user of any expense, loss, damage,
or other liability which may be incurred as a result of damage to the
system, natural resources, or any other damage to person or
property; nor shall such notification relieve the user of any fines, civil
penalties, or other liability which may be imposed by this
Ordinance.
(3)
Failure to notify the City of potential problem discharges shall be
deemed a separate violation of this Ordinance.
(4)
A notice shall be permanently posted on the user's bulletin board or
other prominent place advising employees whom to call in the
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event of a discharge described in paragraph (1), above.
Employers shall ensure that all employees who may cause or suffer
such a discharge to occur are advised of the emergency
notification procedure.
6.7
Reports from Unpermitted Users
All industrial users not subject to categorical pretreatment standards and
not required to obtain a wastewater permit shall provide appropriate
reports to the City as the Superintendent may require.
6.8
Sample Collection
Wastewater samples collected for purposes of determining industrial user
compliance with pretreatment standards and requirements shall be obtained
using flow proportional composite collection techniques. In the event flow
proportional sampling is infeasible, the Superintendent may authorize the use of
time proportional sampling. Samples for oil and grease, temperature, pH,
cyanide, phenols, toxicity, sulfides, and volatile organic chemicals shall be
obtained using grab collection techniques. All sampling shall be certified that
such sampling is representative of normal work cycles and expected pollutant
discharges to the POTW.
6.9
Analytical Requirements
All pollutant analyses, including sampling techniques, to be submitted as
part of a permit application or report shall be performed in accordance
with the techniques prescribed in 40 CFR Part 136 or, if 40 CFR part 136
does not contain sampling or analytical techniques for the pollutant in
question, in accordance with procedures approved by the EPA, DEQ and
the City.
6.10
Monitoring Charges
The City Engineer may recover the City's expenses incurred in collecting
and analyzing samples of the industrial user's discharge by adding the
City's expenses to the industrial user's sewer charges.
6.11
Timing
Written reports shall be deemed to have been transmitted at the time of
deposit, postage prepaid, into a mail facility services by the United States
Postal Service.
6.12
Record Keeping
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Industrial users shall retain, and make available for inspection, and
copying, all records and information required to be retained under 40 CFR
403.12(o). These records shall remain available for a period of at least
three (3) years. This period shall be automatically extended for the
duration of any litigation concerning compliance with this Ordinance, or
where the industrial user has been specifically notified of a longer
retention period by the Superintendent, DEQ or EPA.
6.13
Reporting of Additional Monitoring
If an industrial user subject to the reporting requirements of 40 CFR
403.12(e) or (h), which requires submission of periodic compliance reports,
monitors any pollutant more frequently than required by the City, using
the procedures prescribed in 40 CFR Part 136, the results of this monitoring
shall be included in the report, as required by 40 CFR 403.12(g)(5).
6.14
Notification of Significant Production Change
An industrial user operating under a waste discharge permit incorporating
equivalent mass or concentration limits calculated from a production
based standard shall notify the Superintendent within two (2) business
days after the user has a reasonable basis to know that the production
level will significantly change within the next calendar month. Any user not
notifying the Superintendent of such anticipated change shall be required
to meet the mass or concentration limits in its permit that were based on
the original estimate of the long term average production rate.
6.15
Notification of the Discharge of Hazardous Waste
(1)
Any user who commences the discharge of hazardous waste shall
notify the City, the EPA Regional Waste Management Division
Director, of any discharge into the municipal wastewater system of
a substance which, if otherwise disposed of, would be a hazardous
waste under 40 CFR Part 261. Such notification must include the
name of the hazardous waste as set forth in 40 CFR Part 261, the
EPA hazardous waste number, and the type of discharge
(continuous, batch, or other). If the user discharges more than one
hundred (100) kilograms of such waste per calendar month to the
municipal wastewater system, the notification also shall contain the
following information to the extent such information is known and
readily available to the user: an identification of the hazardous
constituents contained in the wastes, an estimation of the mass and
concentration of such constituents in the wastestream discharged
during that calendar month, and an estimation of the mass of
constituents in the wastestream expected to be discharged during
the following twelve (12) months. All notifications must take place
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no later than one hundred and eighty (180) days after the
discharge commences. Any notification under this paragraph
need be submitted only once for each hazardous waste
discharged. However, notifications of changed conditions must be
submitted under Section 6.5 of this Ordinance. The notification
requirement in this Section does not apply to pollutants already
reported by industrial users subject to categorical pretreatment
standards under the self-monitoring requirements of Sections 6.1,
6.3, and 6.4 of this Ordinance.
(2)
Dischargers are exempt from the requirements of this
paragraph (1), above, during a calendar month in which they
discharge no more than fifteen (15) kilograms of hazardous waste,
unless the wastes are acute hazardous waste as specified in 40 CFR
261.30 (d) and
261.33 (e). Discharge of more than fifteen (15)
kilograms of non-acute hazardous waste in a calendar month, or of
any quantity of acute hazardous waste as specified in 40 CFR
261.30 (d) and 261.33 (e), requires a one - time notification.
Subsequent months during which the user discharges more than
such quantities of any hazardous waste do not require additional
notification.
3)
In the case of any new regulations under Section 3001 of the RCRA
identifying additional characteristics of hazardous waste or listing
any additional substance as a hazardous waste, the user must notify
the Director, the EPA Regional Waste Management Division
Director, and DEQ Solid and Hazardous Waste Division Director, of
the discharge of such substance within ninety (90) days of the
effective date of such regulations.
(4)
In the case of any notification made under this Section, the user
shall certify that it has a program in place to reduce the volume
and toxicity of hazardous wastes generated to the degree it has
determined to be economically practical.
(5)
This provision does not create a right to discharge any substance
not otherwise permitted to be discharged by this Ordinance, a
permit issued hereunder, or any applicable Federal or State law.
SECTION 7 - COMPLIANCE
7.1
Inspection and Sampling
The City shall have the right to enter the facilities of any industrial user to
enforce the provisions of this ordinance or any wastewater permits or
orders issued hereunder. Industrial users shall allow the Superintendent or
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his representatives ready access to all parts of their premises for the
purposes of inspection, sampling, records examination and copying, and
the performance of any additional duties.
7.2
(1)
Where a user has security measures in force which require proper
identification and clearance before entry into their premises, the
industrial user shall make necessary arrangements with its security
guards so that, upon presentation of suitable identification,
personnel from the City, State, and US EPA will be permitted to
enter, without delay, for the purposes of performing their official
duties.
(2)
The City, State, and US EPA shall have the right to set up or require
installation of, on the industrial user's property, such devices as are
necessary to conduct sampling, and/or metering of the user's
operations.
(3)
The City may require the industrial user to install monitoring
equipment, as necessary. The facility's sampling and monitoring
equipment shall be maintained at all times in a safe and proper
operating condition by the industrial user at the industrial user's
expense. All devices used to measure wastewater flow and quality
shall be calibrated periodically to ensure their accuracy.
(4)
Any temporary or permanent obstruction to safe and easy access
to the industrial facility to be inspected and/or sampled shall be
promptly removed by the industrial user at the written or oral
request of the Superintendent and shall not be replaced. The costs
of clearing such access shall be borne by the industrial user.
(5)
Unreasonable delays in allowing City personnel access to the
industrial user's premises shall be a violation of this Ordinance.
Search Warrants
If the Superintendent has been refused access to a building, structure or
property or any part thereof, and if the Superintendent has probable
cause to believe that there may be a violation to this Ordinance, or that
there is a need to inspect as part of a routine inspection program of the
city designed to protect the overall public health, safety and welfare of
the community, the Superintendent shall contact the City Attorney who
may then apply for an administrative search warrant from a court of
competent jurisdiction.
SECTION 8 - CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
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Information and data on an industrial user obtained from reports, questionnaires,
permit applications, permits, and monitoring programs, and from City
inspections and sampling activities shall be available to the pubic without
restriction unless the industrial user specifically requests and is able to
demonstrate to the satisfaction of the City that the release of such information
would divulge information, processes or methods of production entitled to
protection as trade secrets under applicable State laws.
(1)
Wastewater constituents and characteristics and other "effluent
data" as defined by 40 CFR 2.302 shall not be recognized as confidential
information and shall be available to the public without restriction.
(2)
When requested and demonstrated by the industrial user furnishing
a report that such information should be held confidential, the
portions of a report which might disclose trade secrets or secret
processes shall not be made available for inspection by the pubic
but shall be made available immediately upon request to
governmental agencies for uses related to this Ordinance, the
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program,
and in enforcement proceedings involving the person furnishing the
report.
SECTION 9 - PUBLICATION OF USERS IN SIGNIFICANT NONCOMPLIANCE
The City shall annually publish, in the largest daily newspaper circulated in the
area where the municipal wastewater system is located, a list of the industrial
users which, during the previous 12 months, were in significant noncompliance
with applicable pretreatment standards and requirements. The term significant
noncompliance shall mean:
(1)
Sixty six percent (66%) or more of wastewater measurements taken
during a 6 month period exceed the discharge limit for the same
pollutant by any amount.
(2)
Thirty three percent (33%) or more of wastewater measurements
taken during a 6 month period equal or exceed the product of the
daily maximum limit or the average limit multiplied by the
applicable criteria (1.4 for BOD, TSS, fats, oils and grease, and 1.2 for
all other pollutants except pH).
(3)
Any other discharge violation that the City believes has caused,
alone or in combination with other discharges, interference or pass
through (including endangering the health of City personnel or the
general public).
(4)
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endangerment to the public or to the environment, or has resulted
in the City's exercise of its emergency authority to halt or prevent
such a discharge.
(5)
Failure to meet, within 90 days of the scheduled date, a
compliance schedule milestone contained in a permit or
enforcement order for starting construction, completing
construction, or attaining final compliance.
(6)
Failure to provide, within 30 days after the due date, any required
reports, including baseline monitoring reports, 90 day compliance
reports, periodic self monitoring reports, and reports on compliance
with compliance schedules.
(7)
Failure to accurately report noncompliance.
(8)
Any other violation(s) which the City has reason to believe is
significant.
SECTION 10 - ADMINISTRATIVE ENFORCEMENT REMEDIES
10.1
Industrial User Violation Process
Whenever the Superintendent determines that a violation of this
Ordinance, any permit issued hereunder, or any order issued by the City
pursuant to this Ordinance, has occurred or is taking place, it may initiate
enforcement action as provided in this Section.
In addition, any
enforcement action or remedy provided in state or federal law may be
employed. If the Superintendent believes a violation has occurred or is
occurring, a representative of the City shall make a reasonable effort to
notify the user of the violation. All violations including the first violation
shall receive a written Notice of Violation, and may also incur a monetary
penalty.
(1)
All written Notices of Violations shall describe the violation and any
potential penalty (monetary or additional pretreatment). The
written notice may further require that a response to the violation
be submitted to the City within a ten (10) day time period.
(2)
If a written Notice of Violation requires submittal of a response, the
response shall include an explanation of the cause of the violation,
a plan for its satisfactory correction and prevention of future such
violations, and specific corrective or preventive actions. Submission
of this plan in no way relieves the user of liability for any violations
occurring before or after receipt of the Notice of violations
occurring before or after receipt of the Notice of Violation. Nothing
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in this section shall limit the authority of the Superintendent to initiate
emergency action or other enforcement action without first issuing
a Notice of Violation.
10.2
10.3
10.4
Violation
(1)
A violation of limitations established under this Ordinance, any
applicable federal, state or pretreatment standards, or specific
requirements of a discharge permit shall constitute a violation of this
Ordinance and shall be cause for enforcement action by the City,
including but not limited to levying of administrative penalties as
described in Section 10 regardless of the intent of the user. Each
day of a continuing violation shall constitute a separate offense for
purposes of computing the applicable penalty.
(2)
Whenever the Superintendent finds that any IU has violated or is
violating this Ordinance, a wastewater permit or order issued
hereunder, or any other pretreatment requirement, the
Superintendent shall cause to be served upon said IU a written
Notice of Violation. The Notice of Violation shall be delivered to the
user's premises or be sent by certified mail to the address of the
permit holder on record with the City.
Violation of Permit Parameters
(1)
For the maximum daily allowable concentration, if the
concentration of any single sample (whether grab or a sample
within a series) exceed the limitations, a violation will have
occurred.
(2)
For the monthly average allowable concentration, if the average of
all sample(s) (grab or composite) taken exceeds the limitation, a
violation will have occurred. One sample collected may constitute
a monthly average violation.
Additional Violation Parameters
A violation of this Ordinance shall also be deemed to occur:
(1)
For noncompliance with any special reporting requirements
established by permit, written request of the City, or as specified by
general federal pretreatment standards (40 CFR 403.12).
(2)
Pollutants prohibited by this Ordinance are discharged into the
system.
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(3)
SANITATION
Failure to apply for and obtain a permit prior to discharge of
industrial wastewater into the system.
10.5
IU Notice to City of Violation
If sampling performed by an industrial user indicates a violation, the
industrial user shall notify the Superintendent within 24 hours of becoming
aware of the violation. The user shall also resample and report the results
within 30 days of becoming aware of violation pursuant to 40 CFR
403.12(g)(2). Resampling must continue until it is evident that the
discharge is within compliance.
10.6
Consent Orders
The Superintendent may enter into Consent Orders, assurance of
voluntary compliance, or other similar documents establishing an
agreement with an IU not in compliance with any permit parameter or
provision of this Ordinance. such orders will include specific action to be
taken by the IU to correct the noncompliance within a time period also
specified by the order. Consent Orders shall have the same force and
effect as administrative orders and upon issuance, such orders shall be
judicially enforceable.
10.7
Show Cause Hearing
The Superintendent may order any user which causes or contributes to
violation(s) of this Ordinance, wastewater permits or order issued
hereunder or any other pretreatment requirement, to appear before the
Superintendent and show cause why a proposed enforcement action
should not be taken. Notice shall be served on the IU specifying the time
and place for the hearing, the proposed enforcement action, the reasons
for such action, and an order that the IU show cause why this proposed
enforcement action should not be taken.
The notice of the hearing shall be served personally or by registered mail
(return receipt requested) at least ten (10) days prior to the hearing. Such
notice may be served on any authorized representative of the IU.
Whether or not the IU appears at the hearing, the Superintendent may
pursue enforcement action following the hearing date.
10.8
Compliance Orders
When the Superintendent finds that an IU has violated or continues to
violate the Ordinance, permits or orders issued hereunder, or any other
pretreatment requirement, an order may be issued to the IU directing
that, following a specific time period, sewer service shall be discontinued
unless adequate treatment facilities, devices, or other related
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appurtenances are installed and properly operated. Compliance orders
may also contain such other requirements as might be reasonably
necessary and appropriate to address the noncompliance, including
additional self-monitoring, and management practices designed to
minimize the amount of pollutants discharged to the sewer.
In addition to such Compliance Orders, the Superintendent may require
additional self-monitoring for at least ninety (90) days after consistent
compliance has been achieved, after which time the self-monitoring
conditions in the discharge permit shall control.
10.9
Cease and Desist Orders
When the Superintendent finds that an industrial user has violated or
continued to violate this Ordinance, any permit or order issued hereunder,
or any other pretreatment requirement, the Superintendent may issue an
order to the industrial user directing it to cease and desist all such
violations and directing the user to:
(1)
Immediately comply with all requirements.
(2)
Take such appropriate remedial or preventative action as may be
needed to properly address a continuing or threatened violation,
including halting operations and/or terminating the discharge.
10.10 Administrative Fines
(1)
When the Superintendent finds that a user has violated, or
continues to violate, any provision of this ordinance, a wastewater
discharge permit or order issued hereunder, or any other
pretreatment standard or requirement, the Superintendent may fine
such user in an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars
($1000.00). Such fines shall be assessed on a per violation, per day
basis. In the case of monthly or long term average discharge limits,
fines shall be assessed for each day during the period of violation.
(2)
Unpaid charges, fines and penalties shall, after thirty (30) calendar
days, be assessed an additional penalty of twenty percent (20%) of
the unpaid balance, and interest shall accrue thereafter at a rate
of seven percent (7%) per month. A lien against the user's property
will be sought for unpaid charges, fines, and penalties.
(3)
Users desiring to dispute such fines must file a written request for the
Superintendent to reconsider the fine along with full payment of the
Fine amount within fifteen (15) days of being notified of the fine.
Where a request has merit, the Superintendent may convene a
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hearing on the matter. In the event the users appeal is successful,
the payment, together with any interest accruing thereto, shall be
returned to the user. The Superintendent may add the cost of
preparing administrative enforcement actions, such as notices and
orders, to the fine.
(4)
Issuance of an administrative fine shall not be a bar against, or a
prerequisite for, taking any other action against the user.
10.11 Emergency Suspensions
The Superintendent may immediately suspend an industrial user's
discharge and the industrial user's wastewater discharge permit, after
informal notice to the industrial user, whenever such suspension is
necessary in order to stop an actual or threatened discharge which
reasonably appears to present or cause an imminent or substantial
endangerment to the health or welfare of persons. The Superintendent
may also immediately suspend an industrial user's discharge and the
industrial user's wastewater discharge permit, after notice and opportunity
to respond, that threatens to interfere with the operation of the municipal
waste water system, or which presents or may present an endangerment
to the environment.
(1)
Any industrial user notified of a suspension of its wastewater permit
shall immediately stop or eliminate its contribution. In the event of
an industrial user's failure to immediately comply voluntarily with the
suspension order, the Superintendent shall take such steps as
deemed necessary, including immediate severance of the sewer
connection, to prevent or minimize damage to the system, its
receiving stream, or endangerment to any individuals. The
Superintendent shall allow the industrial user to recommence its
discharge when the user has demonstrated to the satisfaction of
the Superintendent that the period of endangerment has passed,
unless the termination proceedings set forth in Section 10.12 are
initiated against the user.
(2)
An industrial user which is responsible, in whole or in part, for any
discharge presenting imminent endangerment shall submit a
detailed written statement describing the causes of the harmful
contribution and the measures taken to prevent any future
occurrence to the Superintendent prior to the date of any show
cause or termination hearing under Section 10.7 and 10.12
10.12 Termination of Permit
In addition to those provisions in Section 5.6 of this Ordinance, any
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industrial user which violates the following conditions of this Ordinance,
wastewater permits, or orders issued hereunder is subject to permit
termination:
(1)
Violation of permit conditions.
(2)
Failure to accurately report the wastewater constituents and
characteristics of its discharge.
(3)
Failure to report significant changes in operations or wastewater
volume, constituents and characteristics prior to discharge.
(4)
Refusal of reasonable access to the user's premises for the purpose
of inspection, monitoring or sampling.
Non-complying industrial users shall be notified of the proposed
termination of their wastewater permit and be offered an opportunity to
show cause under Section 10.7 of this Ordinance why the proposed
action should not be taken.
SECTION 11 - JUDICIAL ENFORCEMENT REMEDIES
11.1
Injunctive Relief.
Whenever an industrial user has violated, threatens to violate, or continues
to violate the provisions of this Ordinance, permits or orders issued
hereunder, or any other pretreatment requirements, the Superintendent
may petition the courts for the issuance of a temporary or permanent
injunction, as may be appropriate, which restrains or compels the specific
performance of the wastewater permit, order, or other requirement
imposed by this Ordinance on activities of the industrial user. Such other
action as may be appropriate for legal and/or equitable relief may also
be sought by the City. The Court shall grant an injunction without
requiring a showing of a lack of an adequate remedy at law.
11.2
Civil Penalties
Any industrial user which has violated or continues to violate this
Ordinance, any order or permit hereunder, or any other pretreatment
requirement shall be liable to the City for a maximum civil penalty of one
thousand dollars ($1,000) per violation per day. In the case of a monthly
or other long term average discharge limit, penalties shall accrue for each
calendar day during the period of this violation.
A. The court may award reasonable attorney fees, court costs, and
other expenses associated with enforcement activities, including
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sampling and monitoring expenses, and the cost of any actual
damages incurred by the City.
B. In determining the amount of civil penalty, the court shall take into
account all relevant circumstances, including, but not limited to,
the extent of harm caused by the violation, corrective actions by
the industrial user, economic benefit to the user of noncompliance,
the compliance history of the user, and any other factors as justice
requires.
C. Where appropriate, the city may accept mitigation projects in lieu
of the payment of civil penalties where the project provides a
valuable service to the City and the industrial user's expense in
undertaking the project is at least one hundred and fifty percent
(150%) of the civil penalty.
11.3 Criminal Prosecution
Any industrial user who willfully or negligently violates any provisions of the
Ordinance, any orders or permits issued hereunder, or any other
pretreatment requirement shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a
misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars
($1,000) per violation per day or imprisonment for not more than (1) one
year, or both.
11.4
(1)
Any industrial user who knowingly makes any false statement,
representations or certification in any application, record, report,
plan or other documentation filed or required to be maintained
pursuant to the Ordinance or wastewater permit, or who falsifies,
tampers with or knowingly renders inaccurate any monitoring
device or method required under this Ordinance shall, upon
conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand
dollars ($1,000) per violation per day or imprisonment for not more
than (1) one year, or both.
(2)
In the event of a second conviction, the user shall be punishable by
a fine not to exceed three thousand dollars ($3,000) per violation
per day or imprisonment for not more than (3) three years, or both.
Remedies Nonexclusive
(1)
A City Enforcement Response Plan will be developed by the
Superintendent in accordance with 40 CFR section 403.8 and
submitted to the City Engineer for approval and certification. The
Superintendent will implement the plan after receiving approval
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from the City Engineer.
(2)
The remedies provided for in this ordinance are not exclusive. The
Superintendent may take any, all, or any combination of these
actions against a noncompliant user. Enforcement of pretreatment
violations will be in accordance with the City of Woodburn’s
Enforcement Response Plan. However the Superintendent may take
other action against any user when the circumstances warrant.
Further, the Superintendent is empowered to take more than one
enforcement action against any noncompliant user.
SECTION 12 - SUPPLEMENTAL ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
12.1
Performance Bonds
The Superintendent may decline to reissue a permit to any industrial user
which has failed to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance, any
orders, or a previous permit issued hereunder unless such user first files a
satisfactory bond, payable to the City, in a sum not to exceed a value
determined by the Superintendent to be necessary to achieve consistent
compliance.
12.2
Liability Insurance
The Superintendent may decline to reissue a permit to any industrial user
which has failed to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance, any
orders, or a previous permit issued hereunder, unless the industrial user first
submits proof that it has obtained financial assurance sufficient to restore
or repair damage to the municipal wastewater system caused by its
discharge.
12.3
Water Supply Severance
When an industrial user has violated the provisions of this Ordinance,
orders, or permits issued hereunder, water service to the industrial user
may be severed by the City Engineer and service will only recommence,
at the user's expense, after it has satisfactorily demonstrated its ability to
comply.
12.4
Public Nuisance
Any violation of the prohibitions or effluent limitations of this Ordinance,
permits, or orders issued hereunder is hereby declared a public nuisance
and shall be corrected or abated as directed by the City Engineer or his
designee. Any person(s) creating a public nuisance shall be subject to
the provisions of the City Ordinance 1616 governing such nuisance,
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including reimbursing the City for any costs incurred in removing, abating
or remedying said nuisance.
12.5
Contractor Listing
Subject to other applicable law, industrial users which have not achieved
consistent compliance with applicable pretreatment standards and
requirements are not eligible to receive contract awards for the sale of
goods or services to the City.
SECTION 13 - AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES TO DISCHARGE VIOLATIONS
13.1
Affirmative Defenses
A user shall have those affirmative defenses in any action brought against
it alleging a violation as provided by federal regulations.
13.2
Upset
(1)
For the purpose of this section, "upset" means an exceptional
incident in which there is unintentional and temporary
noncompliance with categorical pretreatment standards because
of factors beyond the reasonable control of the user. An upset does
not include noncompliance to the extent caused by operational
error, improperly designed treatment facilities, inadequate
treatment facilities, lack of preventive maintenance, or careless or
improper operation.
(2)
An upset shall be an affirmative defense to an enforcement action
brought for noncompliance with categorical pretreatment
standards and requirement if the following conditions are met:
(3)
A user who wishes to establish the affirmative defense of upset shall
demonstrate,
through
properly
signed,
contemporaneous
operating logs, or other relevant evidence that:
A. The user can identify the cause of the upset.
B. The facility was operating in a prudent and workman-like manner at
the time of the upset and was in compliance with applicable O&M
procedures; and
C. The user submits the following information to the Superintendent
within 24 hours of becoming aware of the upset, If this report is
given orally, the user must also submit a written report containing
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such information within five (5) days unless waived by the
Superintendent:
13.3
i)
A description of
noncompliance;
the
discharge
and
its
causes
of
ii)
The period of noncompliance including exact dates and time
or, if not corrected, the anticipated time the noncompliance
is expected to continue;
iii)
Steps being taken and/or planned to reduce, eliminate and
prevent recurrence of the noncompliance.
(4)
In any enforcement proceeding, the user seeking to establish the
occurrence of an upset shall have burden of proof.
(5)
Users will have the opportunity for judicial determination on any
claim of upset only in an enforcement action for noncompliance
with categorical pretreatment standards.
(6)
User shall control production of all discharges to the extent
necessary to maintain compliance with categorical pretreatment
standards upon reduction, loss, or failure of its treatment facility until
the facility is restored or an alternative method of treatment is
provided. This requirement applies in the situation where, among
other things, the primary source of power of the treatment facility is
reduced, lost, or fails.
General/Specific Prohibitions
An industrial user shall have an affirmative defense to an enforcement
action brought against it for noncompliance with the general and specific
prohibitions in Section 2.1 first paragraph of this Ordinance or the specific
prohibitions in Sections 2.1 (2-3), (5-11), (13-20) of this ordinance if it can
prove that it did not know or have reasons to know that its discharge,
alone or in conjunction with discharges from other sources would cause
pass through or interference and that either: (a) a local limit exists for
each pollutant discharged and the user was in compliance with each
limit directly prior to and during the pass through or interference, or (b) no
local limit exists, but the discharge did not change substantially in nature
or constituents from the user's prior discharge when the City was regularly
in compliance with its NPDES permit, and in the case of interference, in
compliance with applicable sludge use or disposal requirements.
13.4
Bypass
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(1)
(2)
SANITATION
For the purposes of this section,
A.
"Bypass" means the intentional diversion of wastestreams from
any portion of a user's treatment facility.
B.
"Severe property damage" means substantial physical
damage to property, damage to the treatment facilities
which causes them to become inoperable, or substantial and
permanent loss of natural resources which can reasonably be
expected to occur in the absence of a bypass. Severe
property damage does not mean economic loss caused by
delays in production.
A user may allow any bypass to occur which does not cause
pretreatment standards or requirements to be violated, but only if it
also is for essential maintenance to assure efficient operation. These
bypasses are not subject to the provision of paragraphs (A), (B) and
(C) of this section.
A.
If a user knows in advance of the need for a bypass, it shall
submit prior notice to the Superintendent, at least ten (10)
days before the date of the bypass, if possible.
B.
A user shall submit oral notice to the superintendent of an
unanticipated bypass that exceeds applicable pretreatment
standards within twenty-four (24) hours from the time it
becomes aware of the bypass. A written submission shall also
be provided within five (5) days of the time the user becomes
aware of the bypass. The written submission shall contain a
description of the bypass and its cause; the duration of the
bypass, including exact dates and times, and if the bypass
has not been corrected, the anticipated time it is expected
to continue; and steps taken or planned to reduce, eliminate,
and prevent reoccurrence of the bypass. The Superintendent
may waive the written report on a case-by-case basis if the
oral report has been received within twenty-four (24) hours.
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Bypass is prohibited, and the Superintendent may take an
enforcement action against a user for bypass, unless
i)
Bypass was unavoidable to prevent loss of life, personal
injury, or severe property damage;
ii)
There were no feasible alternatives to the bypass, such
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iii)
D.
SANITATION
as the use of auxiliary treatment facilities, retention of
untreated waste, or maintenance during normal
periods of equipment downtime. This condition is not
satisfied if adequate backup equipment should have
been installed in the exercise of reasonable
engineering judgment to prevent a bypass which
occurred during normal periods of equipment
downtime or preventive maintenance; and
The user submitted notices required under paragraph
(3) of this section.
The Superintendent may approve an anticipated bypass,
after considering its adverse effects, if the Superintendent
determines that it will meet the three conditions listed in
paragraph (4) (A) of this section.
SECTION 14 - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
14.1
Pretreatment Charges and Fees
The City may adopt reasonable charges and fees for reimbursement of
costs of setting up and operating the City's Pretreatment Program which
may include:
(1)
Fees for permit applications including the cost of processing such
applications;
(2)
Fees for monitoring, inspection and surveillance procedures
including the cost of reviewing monitoring reports submitted by
industrial users;
14.2
(3)
Fees for reviewing and responding to accidental discharge
procedures and construction;
(4)
Fees for filing appeals;
(5)
Other fees as the City may deem necessary to carry out the
requirements contained herein. These fees relate solely to the
matters covered by this Ordinance and are separate from all other
fees, fines and penalties chargeable by the City.
Severability
If any provision of this Ordinance is invalidated by any court of competent
jurisdiction, the remaining provisions shall not be affected and shall
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continue in full force and effect.
14.3
Conflicts with other Ordinances
To the extent that an inconsistency exists between the terms of this
ordinance and another existing ordinance, this ordinance shall be
deemed to preempt the other ordinance and the terms of this ordinance
shall control.
14.4
Emergency Clause
This ordinance being necessary for the immediate preservation of the
public peace, health and safety, an emergency is declared to exist and
this ordinance shall take effect immediately upon passage by the Council
and approval by the Mayor.
Passed by the Council September 9, 1996 and approved by the Mayor
September 10, 1996.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2242
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL AND BACKFLOW
PREVENTION PROCEDURES; COMPLYING WITH OREGON ADMINISTRATIVE RULES 333-610070; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Title. This ordinance shall be known as the "City of Woodburn Cross
Connection Control and Backflow Prevention Ordinance".
Section 2.
Policy and Purpose. As required by the Oregon Health Division,
pursuant to Oregon Administrative Rules 333-61-0070, and in order to prevent any
possibility of backflow contaminating the water system, it shall be the policy of the City
of Woodburn to require the installation of backflow prevention devices, and inspections
of those devices, as set forth in this ordinance. The City of Woodburn shall also
administratively implement a local cross connection program as further specified in the
Oregon Administrative Rules and the City of Woodburn Cross Connection
Implementation Manual.
Section 3.
Definitions. The words and phrases used in this ordinance shall
have the meaning provided in Oregon Administrative Rules 333-061-0020.
Section 4.
Records and Reports. The City shall maintain current records of
backflow assemblies installed, inspections completed, and backflow assembly test
results, and shall report such data as may be required by State law.
Section 5.
Discontinuance of Service for Violations of Policy.
A.
After proper notice to the customer as required by this ordinance, and
until the violation has been corrected, the City shall discontinue water service to any
premises under any of the following circumstances:
(1)
For failure to install an approved backflow prevention device;
(2)
For failure to conduct an annual test on the backflow device;
(3)
When the City has reasonable cause to believe that an existing or
potential cross connection is located on the user's premises, until an appropriate
backflow prevention assembly is installed or until the cause of the hazard is eliminated.
(4)
For any other violation of this ordinance.
B.
This section shall not in any way be construed to impair the City's ability to
immediately discontinue water service in the event of imminent threat to the City's
water system or other emergency situations.
Section 6.
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A.
Backflow prevention assemblies shall be installed at the service
connection to premises where an approved airgap does not exist and:
(1)
There is an auxiliary water supply which is, or can be, connected to
the potable water piping; or
(2)
There is piping for conveying liquids other than potable water, and
where that piping is under pressure and is installed in proximity to potable water piping;
or
(3)
There is intricate plumbing which makes it impractical to ascertain
whether or not cross connections exist; or
(4)
There is backsiphonage potential; or
(5)
Cross connections or potential cross connections exist.
Section 7.
Approved Devices and Installation Thereof; Required Methods of
Backflow Prevention.
A.
New Assemblies. All backflow prevention assemblies required under this
ordinance shall be of a type and model approved by the Oregon Health Division, and
shall be installed in accordance with Oregon Administrative Rules 333-61-0071 Sections
(1) through (4), as now existing or later amended. Suitable pressure-relief devices to
prevent damage from thermal expansion shall be required in conjunction with the
installation of all new backflow prevention assemblies.
B.
Existing Assemblies. Backflow prevention assemblies installed before the
adoption of this ordinance and which were approved by the Oregon Health Division at
the time they were installed, but are not on the current list of approved assemblies, shall
be permitted to remain in service provided they are properly maintained, are
commensurate with the degree of hazard, are tested at least annually, and perform
satisfactorily. When assemblies of this type are moved, or require more than minimum
maintenance or are on services that are modified, changed size or remodeled, they
shall be replaced by assemblies which are on the Oregon Health Division list of
approved assemblies.
C.
Required Backflow Prevention Methods.
The method of backflow
prevention required under this ordinance shall at a minimum be commensurate with
the degree of hazard which exists, and not less than the following:
(1)
When the substance which could backflow could be hazardous to
health, an approved air gap of at least twice the inside diameter, but not less than one
inch, of the incoming supply line measured vertically above the top rim of the vessel
shall be installed, or an approved reduced pressure backflow (RPBA) assembly shall be
installed.
(2)
When the substance which could backflow is objectionable but
does not pose an unreasonable risk to health, an approved double check valve
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assembly (DCVA) shall be installed. An approved double check valve assembly shall
be the minimum protection for fire sprinkler systems using piping material that is not
approved for potable water use and /or which does not provide for periodic flow
through during each 24 hour period.
(3)
An approved pressure vacuum breaker assembly (PVBA) or an
atmospheric vacuum breaker (AVB) shall be installed where the substance which could
backflow is objectionable but does not pose an unreasonable risk to health and where
there is no possibility of backpressure in the downstream piping. A shutoff valve may be
installed on the line downstream of a pressure vacuum breaker but shall not be installed
downstream of an atmospheric vacuum breaker.
Section 8.
Testing Required.
A.
When Required. The water user or the owner of the premises where one or
more reduced pressure assembly (RPBA), double check valve assembly (DCVA), or
pressure vacuum breaker (PVBA) have been installed shall have the assemblies tested
by a certified tester at least once per year. Assemblies installed at facilities which pose
an extreme health risk and assemblies which repeatedly fail shall be tested on a more
frequent basis as determined by the City. Backflow assemblies which have been
moved or which have been installed shall be tested before use.
B.
Malfunctioning Assemblies. Backflow prevention assemblies found not to
be functioning properly shall be promptly repaired by the owner or water user, and
failure to do so may result in the denial or discontinuance of service as provided in this
ordinance.
C.
Test Procedures and Reports. Tests performed by certified testers shall be
in conformance with procedures adopted under OAR 333-061-0070 (10), as now
existing or later amended. Reports on the tests shall be prepared by the certified tester
and copies shall be provided to the City and to the water user or owner of the
premises.
Section 9.
Administrative Subsidy Program. Consistent with the terms of this
ordinance and subject to the City budget, the City Engineer may authorize
administrative subsidies for the installation of required backflow prevention devices
after a finding that such installation will protect the City water system and will benefit
the public interest.
Section 10. Severability. The provisions of this ordinance are severable. If a
portion of this ordinance is for any reason held by a court of competent jurisdiction to
be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the
ordinance.
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Section 11.
SANITATION
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council and approved by the Mayor August 24, 1999.
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ORDINANCE NO. 1187
AN ORDINANCE DEFINING, REGULATING, AND LICENSING SOLICITORS AND PEDDLERS;
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND
PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE.
THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF WOODBURN DO ORDAIN:
Section 1.
Permit and License Required. It shall be unlawful for any person to
engage in business as a peddler or solicitor, as defined in this ordinance, within the
corporate limits of the city of Woodburn, without first obtaining a license as herein
provided.
Section 2.
Definitions.
(a)
Person shall include the singular, plural, firm, corporation, association,
partnership, society, or other organization.
(b)
Peddler includes any person traveling by any means from place to place,
house to house, or street to street offering or exposing goods, wares, merchandise, or
services for sale, or making sales, and delivering articles to purchasers.
(c)
Solicitor includes any person traveling by any means from place to place,
house to house, or street to street taking or attempting to take orders for sale of goods,
wares, merchandise, or services for future delivery or to be furnished in the future,
regardless of the method of payment.
(d)
Exemptions. The terms of this ordinance shall not be held to include the
acts of persons selling personal property at wholesale to dealers in such articles, nor to
newsboys, nor the acts of local merchants or their employees in delivering goods in the
regular course of business, nor shall the terms of this ordinance be held to include or
apply to any farmer or truck gardener who shall vend, sell, or dispose of, or offer to sell,
vend, or dispose of the products of the farm or garden occupied and cultivated by him
within the state of Oregon. Nothing contained in this ordinance shall be held to prohibit
any sale required by statute or by order of any court, or to prevent any person from
conducting a bona fide auction sale pursuant to law.
(e)
Nonprofit organizations, religious organizations, fraternal organizations,
civic organizations, and clubs, wishing to canvass for funds, or sell from door to door, to
an occupant or occupants of residences, to raise funds to be used solely for the
purpose for which the organization or club is created, and from which no individual
third party receives a profit, shall, in lieu of all other application and licensing provisions
of this ordinance, apply to the council for a permit, which application shall contain such
information as the city recorder may require, or is demanded by the council; and the
council may, after an investigation as to the purpose of the project and the use to
which the funds so raised are to be put, reject the application or approve it and direct
the permit be issued. It shall be and is hereby declared to be a violation of this
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ordinance for any person or party to canvass for funds or sales for any such
organization or club from door to door of the occupant or occupants of residences until
the council has approved the application and the permit has been issued. Such permit
shall be issued without charge to the applicant.
Section 3.
Applications.
(a)
A person desiring to be licensed under this ordinance must file with the
city recorder a sworn application, in writing, on a form to be furnished by the city
recorder, which shall give the following information and material:
(1)
The name and description of the applicant.
(2)
The permanent address of the applicant and, if this is not a local
address, the local address, if any, to be used by the applicant.
(3)
A brief description of the nature of business and the goods or
services to be sold. In the case of products of farms or orchards, a statement whether
the produce to be sold is grown by the applicant.
(4)
If the applicant is employed, the name and address of the
employer, together with credentials establishing an exact relationship.
(5)
A photograph or snapshot of the applicant shall have been taken
within 60 days immediately prior to the date of the filing of the application, showing the
head and shoulders of the applicant in a clear and distinguishing manner.
(6)
The fingerprints of the applicant.
(7)
The names of at least two reliable persons who will vouch for the
applicant's good character and the business he represents.
(b)
At the time of filing the application, a fee of $25.00 shall be paid to the
city recorder to cover the cost of investigation. [Subsection (b) as amended by
Ordinance No. 1624, passed June 26, 1978.]
Section 4.
Investigation and Issuance.
(a)
Upon receipt of an application, the same shall be referred to the chief of
police, who shall cause investigation of the applicant's business and moral character to
be made as shall be deemed necessary for the protection of the public interest.
(b)
The chief of police, within five days from the date of the application, shall
endorse the application as "satisfactory" or " unsatisfactory" and, if the same shall be
endorsed "unsatisfactory;" the reason for such endorsement shall be set forth thereon. If
the application is not returned to the city recorder within five days, the endorsement
shall be presumed to be "satisfactory."
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(c)
Where the application is endorsed "satisfactory," or if five days shall have
elapsed without the return of the application by the chief of police, the city recorder
shall issue a license card to the applicant for the conduct of the activity for which
application was made. Such license shall contain the signature and seal of the issuing
officer and shall show the name, address, and photograph or snapshot of the licensee,
the kind and goods to be sold thereunder, the date of issuance and the expiration
date of the license. The city recorder shall keep a permanent record of all licenses for a
period of two years from the date of issuance.
(d)
If the application is returned from the chief of police endorsed
"unsatisfactory," the city recorder shall notify the applicant that his application has
been disapproved and the reasons therefor.
Section 5.
Crew Licenses and Bonds. In lieu of an application being filed by
each solicitor or peddler, the employer of any solicitors or peddlers may file separate
applications for each solicitor or peddler employed by him and, upon satisfactory
compliance with the requirements of this section and the payment of the license fee
prescribed by Section 6 of this ordinance for each member of the crew, a crew license
shall be issued to the employer designating the name of the employer and the solicitors
or peddlers named in the application; and separate licenses or identification cards
may be issued to each solicitor or peddler. The employer may make substitutions of
solicitors or peddlers or add additional solicitors or peddlers from time to time within the
limits of such crew license, and, upon filing an appropriate application as aforesaid,
may have the city recorder transfer such licenses or identification cards from one
solicitor or peddler employed by him to another so employed without paying any
additional license fee. The city recorder may, in his discretion, in lieu of an investigation
and the payment of an application fee, accept a corporate surety bond satisfactory to
the city attorney in the sum of $1,000.00, conditioned upon:
(a)
The observance by the applicant of the provisions of Sections 1, 8, 9, 10,
12 and 14 of this ordinance and all laws of the state of Oregon.
(b)
The truth of all representations made in connection with the application
for a license.
(c)
A guarantee that the person named in the bond will return the purchase
price of any article or service purchased or ordered to the purchaser or person ordering
upon return of the article purchased or relinquishment of the order and upon proof that
any false or misleading statement or representation has been made concerning any
personal property or any service or any subscription sold or offered for sale to said
purchaser or person ordering. In the instance of a crew license, the employer may,
instead of filling a separate bond for each peddler or solicitor, file one bond in a sum
equal to $2,000.00.
Section 6.
License Fee.
(a)
All peddlers and solicitors shall pay an annual license fee of $15.00.
Licenses may be renewed on an annual basis upon payment of the license fee.
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(b)
All licenses shall run from January 1 to December 31, inclusive. One-half of
the annual license fee shall be charged for licenses issued after July 1. [Section 6 as
amended by Ordinance No. 1618, passed June 13, 1978.]
Section 7.
Transfer. No license shall be used at any time by any person other
than the one to whom it is issued, unless it shall have been transferred pursuant to
Section 5 of this ordinance.
Section 8.
Exhibition of License. Peddlers and solicitors are required to exhibit
their license cards at the request of any citizen.
Section 9.
Posting Premises. Any resident of the city of Woodburn who wishes
to exclude peddlers and solicitors from residence premises occupied by him may place
upon or near the usual entrance to such premises a printed placard or sign bearing the
words "Peddlers and Solicitors Prohibited," or other similar notice. Such notice shall be
reasonably visible with normal eyesight for a distance of four feet. Any peddler or
solicitor who goes into or approaches within four feet of such posted notice upon a
private residence property in the city of Woodburn that has been duly posted pursuant
to this section for the purpose of soliciting orders for the sale of goods, services, wares or
merchandise or for the purpose of disposing of or hawking the same shall be in violation
of this ordinance.
Section 10. Duties of Police to Enforce. It shall be the duty of any police officer
of the city of Woodburn to require any person seen peddling or soliciting and who is not
known by such officer to be duly licensed to produce his license card and to enforce
the provisions of this ordinance against any person found to be violating the same.
Section 11.
Revocation of License.
(a)
Licenses may be revoked by the city recorder, after notice of hearing for
any of the following causes:
(1)
Fraud or misrepresentation or false statement contained in an
application for license.
(2)
Fraud or misrepresentation or false statement made in the course
of carrying on the business as peddler or solicitor.
(3)
Any violation of this ordinance.
(4)
Conviction of any crime or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.
(5)
Conducting the business of peddling or soliciting in an unlawful
manner or in such a manner as to constitute a menace to the health, safety, or general
welfare of the public.
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(b)
Notice of hearing for revocation of a license shall be given in writing
setting forth the grounds of the complaint and the time and place for hearing. Such
notice shall be mailed, postage prepaid, to the licensee at his last known address at
least five days prior to the date set for hearing.
Section 12. Appeal. Any person aggrieved by the action of the chief of police
or the city recorder in denial or revocation of his license shall have the right to appeal
to the council of the city or Woodburn. Such appeal shall be taken by filing with the
council, within 14 days after notice of the action complained of has been mailed to
such person's last known address, a written statement setting forth fully the grounds for
the appeal. The council shall set a time and place for the hearing of such appeal and
notice of such hearing shall be given to the appellant in the same manner as notice of
revocation. The decision and order of the council on such appeal shall be final and
conclusive.
Section 13. Selling by Public Outcry. Hawking or selling display goods on the
public streets in the city of Woodburn by public outcry is hereby specifically prohibited;
except that this section shall not apply to special promotional sales when such sales
have been requested by or through the chamber of commerce and have been
approved by the common council.
Section 14. Severability. The provisions of this ordinance are declared to be
severable and if any section, sentence, clause, or phrase of this ordinance shall, for any
reason, be held to be invalid or unconstitutional, such decision shall not effect the
validity of the remaining sections, sentences, clauses, and phrases of this ordinance
and they shall remain in effect.
Section 15. Civil Infraction Assessment. A violation of any provision of this
ordinance constitutes a class 4 civil infraction and shall be dealt with according to the
procedures established by Ordinance 1998. [Section 15 as amended by Ordinance
2008, passed October 24, 1988.]
Section 16. Repealing Clause. That portion of Section 1, Ordinance No. 892,
relating to license fees for "Vending and peddling from house to house except products
produced from premises owned or operated by such vendor or peddler" is hereby
repealed.
Passed by the Council and approved by the Mayor February 18, 1969.
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ORDINANCE NO. 1900
AN ORDINANCE DESCRIBING CERTAIN MUNICIPAL VIOLATIONS, PROVIDING PENALTIES,
REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 1887, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Drinking in Public Places. No person shall drink or consume
alcoholic liquor in or on a street, alley, mall, parking lot, or structure, motor vehicle,
public grounds or other public place unless the place has been licensed for that
purpose by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
Section 2.
Public Indecency. No person shall, while in or in view of a public
place, perform an act of urination or defecation, except in toilets provided for that
purpose. [Section 2 amended by Ordinance No. 1938, passed February 10, 1986.]
Section 3.
(Section 3 repealed by Ordinance 2312)
Section 4.
Children Confined in Vehicles.
(1)
No person who has under his control or guidance a child under 10 years
of age shall lock or confine, or leave the child unattended, or permit the child to be
locked or confined or left unattended in a vehicle for a period of time longer than 15
consecutive minutes.
(2)
A peace officer, finding a child confined in violation of subsection
(1) shall have the authority to enter the vehicle and remove said child using such force
as is reasonably necessary to effect an entrance to the vehicle.
Section 5.
Discharge of Weapons.
(1)
Except at firing ranges approved by the Chief of Police, no person other
than a peace officer shall fire or discharge a gun, including spring or air-activated
pellet guns, air guns or BB guns, firearm or other weapon which propels a projectile by
use of gun powder or other explosive, jet or rocket propulsion.
(2)
“Firearm” means a weapon, by whatever name known, which is designed
to expel a projectile by the action of powder and which is readily capable of use as a
weapon.
(3)
Notwithstanding subsection 1 of this section, the City Council may
approve or deny applications for the ceremonial discharge of a firearm or firearms
when blank ammunition is used. Applications for the ceremonial discharge of firearms
shall be make to the Chief of Police according to an administrative procedure
established by the Police Department. The denial of an application may be appealed
to the City Council. (Section 5 as amended by Ordinance No. 2274, passed November
13, 2000.]
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Section 6.
Obstructing a Peace Officer. No person shall, by use of violence,
force, physical interference, or obstacle, intentionally obstruct, impair, or hinder the
enforcement of the law by a peace officer acting within the scope of the officer's
official authority. [Section 6 added by Ordinance No. 1909, passed February 25, 1985.]
(Sections 7 to 14 reserved for expansion)
Section 15. Penalties. A person who violates any section of this ordinance
commits a violation punishable by a fine of not more than $250.00.
Section 16. Severability. Each portion of this ordinance shall be deemed
severable from any other portion. The unconstitutionality or validity of any portion of this
ordinance shall not invalidate the remainder of the ordinance.
Section 17.
(1)
Repeal and Saving Clause.
Ordinance No. 1887 is hereby repealed.
(2)
Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, Ordinance No. 1887 shall
remain valid and in force for the purpose of authorizing the arrest, prosecution,
conviction and punishment of a person who violated Ordinance No. 1887 prior to the
effective date of this ordinance.
Section 18.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council October 8, 1984, and approved by the Mayor October 9,
1984. Amended by Ordinance 2312 passed April 8, 2002.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2474
AN ORDINANCE UPDATING THE STATUTORY REFERENCES CONTAINED IN THE CITY OF
WOODBURN’S EXISTING LOCAL SOCIAL GAME DETERMINATION MADE PURSUANT TO STATE
LAW; REPEALING ORDINANCE 1996; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Gambling Prohibited. Except as provided in this Ordinance, gambling
is prohibited in the City of Woodburn pursuant to the provisions of the Oregon Criminal
Code.
Section 2. Social Game Permitted in Private Home. Pursuant to ORS 167.121, a
“social game” as defined in ORS 167.117 (21) (a) is permitted in the City of Woodburn.
Section 3. Social Game Prohibited in Private Business, Private Club or
Place of Public Accommodation. . Pursuant to ORS 167.121, a “social game” as
defined in ORS 167.117 (21) (b) is prohibited in the City of Woodburn.
Section 4. Severability. Each portion of this ordinance shall be deemed
severable from any other portion. The unconstitutionality or invalidity of any portion of
this ordinance shall not invalidate the remainder of this ordinance.
Section 5. Ordinance 1996 is hereby repealed.
Section 6. [Emergency Clause.]
Passed by the Council January 24, 2011, and approved by the Mayor January 26, 2011.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2032
AN ORDINANCE DESCRIBING MUNICIPAL OFFENSES, PROVIDING PENALTIES, REPEALING
ORDINANCE 1987 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Adoption of the Oregon Criminal Code. The Oregon Criminal code
(hereinafter ORS 133.075, ORS Chapter 475, and ORS Chapters 161, 162, 163, 164, 165,
166, and 167, as it is now constituted) is hereby adopted by the City of Woodburn.
Provisions of the above-mentioned chapters relating to defenses, burden of proof,
general principles of criminal liability, parties, and general principles of justification
apply to offenses defined and made punishable by this ordinance.
Section 2.
Violation of code as City Offense. Violation of any provision
adopted in section 1 of this ordinance, except where an offense is classified under state
law as a felony or where a court other than a municipal court is vested with exclusive
jurisdiction, constitutes a municipal offense against the City of Woodburn.
Section 3.
Jurisdiction of the Municipal Court. The Woodburn Municipal
Judge, pursuant to the Woodburn City Charter, Oregon law and the home rule
authority of the City of Woodburn, is given original and exclusive jurisdiction over any
alleged violation of this ordinance.
Section 4
Penalty for Violation. Upon finding that an offense has been
committed under this ordinance, the Woodburn Municipal Judge shall impose a
penalty not to exceed the penalty provided by state law as it is now constituted.
Section 5.
Severability. Each portion of this ordinance shall be deemed
severable from any other portion. The unconstitutionality or invalidity of any portion of
this ordinance shall not invalidate the remainder of this ordinance.
Section 6.
(1)
Repeal and Saving Clause.
Ordinance 1987, as amended, is hereby repealed.
(2)
Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, Ordinance No. 1987 shall
remain valid and in force for the purpose of authorizing the arrest, prosecution,
conviction, and punishment of a person who violated Ordinance No. 1987 prior to the
effective date of this ordinance.
Section 7.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council November 13, 1989 and approved by the Mayor
November 15, 1989.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2048
AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING UNLAWFUL PROSTITUTION PROCUREMENT ACTIVITIES AND
DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Definitions. As used in this ordinance, "prostitution" means that
unlawful conduct defined in ORS 167.007. As used in this ordinance, "prostitution
procurement activity" means any conduct by any person that constitutes a substantial
step in furtherance of an act of prostitution. Such activity includes, but is not limited to
lingering in or near any street or public place, repeatedly circling an area in a motor
vehicle or repeatedly beckoning to, contacting, or attempting to stop pedestrians or
motor vehicle operators.
Section 2.
Prostitution Procurement Activity. It is unlawful for any person to
engage in any prostitution procurement activity with an intent to induce, entice, solicit,
procure, locate, or contact another person to commit an act of prostitution.
Section 3.
Penalty. Violation of this ordinance is punishable, upon conviction,
by a fine of not more than $500.00 or by imprisonment not exceeding six months, or
both. However, no greater penalty shall be imposed than the penalty prescribed by
Oregon statute for the same act or omission.
Section 4.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council November 7, 1990 and approved by the Mayor
November 9, 1990.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2049
AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING LOITERING TO SOLICIT PROSTITUTION AND DECLARING AN
EMERGENCY.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Definition of prostitution. As used in this ordinance, "prostitution"
means engaging in, offering to engage in, or agreeing to engage in an act of sexual
conduct or sexual contact as those terms are defined in ORS 167.002(4) and (5), with a
person not married to the actor, in return for the payment of a fee.
Section 2.
Loitering to solicit prostitution prohibited. It is unlawful for any
person to loiter in or near any street or public place in a manner and under
circumstances manifesting the purpose of inducing, enticing, soliciting, or procuring
another to commit an act of prostitution. Among the circumstances which may be
considered in determining whether such purpose is manifested are that the person
repeatedly beckons to, stops or attempts to stop, or engages in conversation,
passersby or repeatedly stops or attempts to stop motor vehicle operators by hailing
them or gesturing to them.
Section 3.
Penalty for Violation. Violation of this ordinance is punishable, upon
conviction, by a fine of not more than $500.00, or by imprisonment not exceeding six
months, or both. However, no greater penalty shall be imposed than the penalty
prescribed by Oregon statute for the same act or omission.
Section 4.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council November 7, 1990 and approved by the Mayor
November 9, 1990.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2060
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE USE OF PARK AREAS: PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES FOR
VIOLATION THEREOF; REPEALING ORDINANCE 1918 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Policy. The City of Woodburn may develop, construct, improve,
operate and maintain park and recreation facilities in a manner which will best afford
the public with necessary conveniences and accommodations. In order to protect the
health, safety and well-being of the public, and insure the greatest use and benefits
from such areas, it is necessary to make regulations and provisions the City Council
deems necessary.
Section 2.
Definitions
(1)
Board. The Woodburn Recreation and Parks Board.
(2)
Council. The Woodburn City Council.
(3)
Director. The person hired by the City of Woodburn who is in charge of the
Community Services Department of the City of Woodburn or his designee.
[Section 2 (3) as amended by Ordinance 2412, passed November 13, 2006.]
(4)
Park Area. A City Park, wayside area, community rest areas, scenic or
historical areas, public park open spaces and greenbelt areas.
(5)
Park Employee. Any employee of the City of Woodburn Community
Services Department.
[Section 2 (5) as amended by Ordinance 2412, passed November 13, 2006.]
(6)
Person. A natural person, firm, partnership, association, or corporation.
Section 3.
General Rules and Regulations. The general rules and regulations
for City of Woodburn Parks shall be as follows:
(1)
Fires in park areas:
No person shall build a fire in any park area unless said fire is confined to:
(a)
Park camp stoves or fireplaces.
(b)
Portions of parks designated as permitting fires.
(c)
Portable stoves in established picnic areas and designated where
fires are permitted.
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(d)
No fire shall be left unattended, and every fire shall be extinguished
before its user leaves the park area.
(2)
No person in a park area shall hunt, pursue, trap, kill, injure or molest any
birds or animals or disturb their habitat. [Section 3(2) as amended by Ordinance 2083,
passed May 26, 1992.]
(3)
No person shall pick, cut, mutilate or remove from any park area flowers,
shrubs, foliage, trees, plant life, barkdust, or products of any type without the written
permission of the Director or his authorized agent.
(4)
No person shall, except in areas designated by City Council, erect signs,
markers, or inscriptions of any type within a park area without permission from the
Director.
(5)
No person in a park area shall sell, peddle or offer for sale any food liquids,
edibles for human consumptions, or any goods, wares, service or merchandise within
the park area except under permit by the Director, and then only subject to such laws
and regulations as may now or hereafter exist.
(6)
No person shall, except duly authorized peace officers in the course of
their duties, drive, lead or keep a horse or other farm animal in any park area, except
on such roads, trails or other areas designated for that purpose. No horse or such
animal shall be hitched to any tree or shrub in such manner that may cause damage to
such tree or shrub. The only exception to this rule would be during a parade line-up or
a special event, and only after obtaining written permission from The Director.
(7)
No person shall wash any clothing, or materials or other substances, or
clean any fish in a park area or in a lake, stream or river, or in a park area. Park sinks,
faucets and hydrants within the confines of parks or park restrooms shall not to be used
for washing clothes of any type.
(8)
No person shall use park sinks, other than those provided in public
restrooms, for personal hygiene. Faucets, drinking fountains, hose outlets and hydrants
shall not be used for this purpose.
(9)
No person shall clog picnic shelter sinks in a park area with food, debris,
grease or any other substances
(10)
Director.
No person shall camp in a park area except by written approval of the
(11) The Director may restrict to designated zone areas certain activities,
including but not limited to, swimming, picnicking, group picnicking, boating, water
skiing, fishing, camping, group camping, hiking and horseback riding.
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(12) No person shall enter or remain in a park area anytime between the hours
of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. the following morning during April 1 through September 30
of the calendar year, or between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. the following
morning during October 1 through March 31 of the calendar year. This section shall not
apply to:
(a)
Persons attending an event for which a permit has been issued.
b)
these events; or
(c)
Participants or spectators of athletic events in park areas lighted for
Persons attending events sponsored by the City.
[Section 3(12) as amended by Ordinance 2083, passed May 26, 1992.]
(13) No person shall have in their possession, any alcoholic beverages or
intoxicating liquor, or consume such liquor while in a park area except that the use of
alcoholic beverages may be permitted in Centennial Park in compliance with a Special
Event Park Use Permit where the city has issued the permit and the premises have been
licensed for the service of alcoholic beverages by the Oregon Liquor Control
Commission.
[Section 3(13) as amended by Ordinance 2083, passed May 26, 1992 and by
Ordinance 2321, passed July 8, 2002.]
(14) Nothing in this ordinance shall in any manner restrict the authority of the
City of Woodburn to enforce all State statutes and City Ordinances relating to the use
and control of alcoholic beverages.
(15) The Director, any Park employee, Code Enforcement officer, or member
of the Woodburn Police Department is authorized to issue a civil infraction citation for a
violation of this ordinance.
(16)
The Council, City Administrator or The Director shall have the authority to
close a park area or a portion of a park area to the public at any time and without
notice for any reasonable and necessary circumstance including, but not limited to,
construction and maintenance in the park area and for the existence of a hazardous
condition.
Section 4.
Fees. Fees may be charged for certain services and privileges, and
for the use of designated areas, buildings or facilities. No person shall enter or use such
areas, buildings, services or facilities or to be granted those privileges unless the
appropriate fee or fees have been paid.
Section 5.
Rules of Conduct. The Community Services Department may
adopt administrative rules for the conduct of persons participating in City Programs in
the park areas, the Aquatic Center, or the Community Center. All persons participating
in City Programs shall be registered. The Rules of Conduct shall be administered by the
Director, or a park employee.
[Section 5 as amended by Ordinance 2412, passed November 13, 2006.]
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Animals.
(1)
Persons owning, keeping or harboring a dog within a park area are
responsible for the dog’s behavior and shall comply with the following regulations:
(a)
A dog shall be on a leash not more than (8) feet in length, or
confined in a vehicle at all times, except dogs in off-leash dog areas designated by the
City Administrator or the City Administrator’s designee.
(b)
Any dog found by the Municipal Judge to be a dangerous dog
pursuant to Ordinance 2434 (the Animal Control Ordinance) shall not be permitted.
(c)
A dog may not deposit solid waste matter on any improved park
property unless the person owning, keeping, or harboring the dog immediately removes
the solid waste.
(2)
The Director or a park employee may require a person in charge of any
animal to undertake any measure, including the removal of an animal from the park
area to prevent interference by the animal with the safety, comfort or well being of
park area visitors or resources.
(3)
No farm animal, including, but not limited to, horses, cattle, sheep and
goats is allowed in a park area except by permission of the Director.
[Section 6 as amended by Ordinance 2472, passed September 27, 2010.]
Section 7.
Glass Beverage Containers. Except by written authorization from
the Director or designated park employee, no person shall possess a beverage
container made of glass in any park area.
Section 8.
Additional Prohibited Activities.
In addition to any other
prohibitions in this ordinance, no person in a park area shall:
(1)
Director.
Set or use a public address system without the written permission of the
(2)
Operate or use any noise producing device in a manner that disturbs
other park visitors.
(3)
Use a metal detector without the written permission of the Director.
(4)
Play sports or engage in other recreational activities in areas designated
by the Director as unavailable for those activities.
(5)
Over crowd persons or vehicles so that necessary access to emergency
vehicles is unavailable. Vehicles improperly parked will be towed at owners expense.
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Section 9.
Penalty. Any violation of this Ordinance constitutes a class 4 civil
infraction and shall be dealt with according to the procedures established by
Ordinance 1998.
Section 9A. Enhanced Penalty for Violation of Special Park Use Permit.
Notwithstanding Section 9 of this Ordinance, which provides that a violation of the park
rules established by this Ordinance constitutes a class 4 civil infraction, any violation of
the terms and conditions of a Special Event Park Use Permit by the permittee shall
constitute a class 1 civil infraction and shall be dealt with according to the procedures
established by Ordinance 1998, the civil infraction ordinance.
(Section 9A added by Ordinance 2321, passed July 8, 2002.)
Section 9B. In addition to other measures provided for violation of this
Ordinance, or any of the laws of the State of Oregon, any peace officer, as defined by
ORS 133.005(3), as amended, or any City of Woodburn park or parks maintenance
official or employee designated by the City Administrator, may exclude any person
who violates any provision of this Ordinance, any City ordinance, any of the laws of the
State of Oregon, or any rule or regulation duly made and issued by the Community
Services Department or the City Council from any City park for a period of not more
than 30 days.
[Section 9B as amended by Ordinance 2412, passed November 13, 2006.]
(1)
No person shall enter or remain in a City park at any time that a Notice of
Exclusion issued under this Ordinance excluding that person from that City park is in
effect
(2)
An exclusion issued under the provisions of this Ordinance shall be for thirty
(30) days. If the person to be excluded has been excluded from any park at any time,
within two years before the date of the present exclusion, the exclusion shall be for
ninety (90) days. If the person to be excluded has been excluded from one or more
parks on two or more occasions within two years before the date of the present
exclusion, the exclusion shall be for one-hundred eighty (180) days.
(3)
Before issuing a Notice of Exclusion under this Ordinance the issuing officer
shall first give the person a warning and a reasonable opportunity to desist from the
violation. A Notice of Exclusion shall not be issued if the person promptly complies with
the warning and desists from the violation. No warning shall be required if the person is
to be excluded for committing any act punishable as a felony, or involving controlled
substances or alcoholic beverages, or which has resulted in injury to any person or
damage to any property. Further, no warning shall be required if the person to be
excluded has been warned or excluded from the park previously for engaging in the
same unlawful conduct.
(4)
A Notice of Exclusion under this Ordinance shall specify the date the
exclusion is to commence, the term of the exclusion, the City park that the person is to
be excluded from, the provision of law that the person violated, and a brief description
of the offending conduct. It shall be signed by the issuing party. The Notice of
Exclusion shall provide information concerning the right to appeal the notice and to
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apply for a temporary waiver from the effects of the notice warning of consequences
for failure to comply shall be prominently displayed on the notice.
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(5)
Notices of Exclusion shall take effect immediately except that if a timely
appeal is filed under this Ordinance, the effectiveness of the exclusion shall be stayed
pending the outcome of the appeal. If the exclusion is affirmed, the remaining period
of the exclusion shall become effective immediately upon issuance of the Woodburn
Municipal Court decision, unless the Court sets a later effective date.
(6)
A person receiving a Notice of Exclusion may appeal to the Woodburn
Municipal Court to have the notice rescinded or the exclusion period shortened. In
order to be timely, an appeal must be filed within five (5) days of receipt of the Notice
of Exclusion.
(a)
The appeal need not be in any particular form, but should
substantially comply with the following requirements:
(i)
Be in writing
(ii)
Identify the date, time, and place of the exclusion
(iii)
Identify the name and address of the appealing party
(iv)
Identify the official who issued the exclusion
(v)
Contain a concise statement as to why the Notice of
Exclusion was issued in error
(b)
A copy of the appeal shall be served on the City Attorney.
(c)
An appeal hearing shall be conducted by the Woodburn
Municipal Court and a decision on the appeal shall be made by the Court within ten
(10) days after the appeal is filed.
(d)
At the appeal hearing the City and any interested parties shall
have the right to present evidence and witnesses and be heard.
After due
consideration of pertinent information and testimony the Court shall issue a written
decision. The decision of the Court shall be final.
(7)
At any time within the exclusion period, a person receiving a Notice of
Exclusion may apply in writing to the City Administrator for a temporary waiver from the
effects of the notice for good cause shown. In exercising discretion under this section,
the City Administrator shall consider the seriousness of the violation for which the person
has been excluded, the particular need of the person to be in the park during some or
all of the period of exclusion, such as for work or to attend or participate in a particular
event (without regard to the content of any speech associated with that event), and
any other criterion the City Administrator determines to be relevant to the
determination of whether or not to grant a waiver. The decision of the City
Administrator to grant or deny, in whole or in part, a waiver under this section is
committed to the discretion of the City Administrator, and is not subject to appeal or
review.
(Section 9B added by Ordinance 2342, passed July 28, 2003; amended by Ordinance
2377, passed November 8, 2004.)
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Section 10. Severability. Each portion of this Ordinance shall be deemed
severable from any other portion. The unconstitutionality or invalidity of any portion of
this Ordinance shall not invalidate the remainder of the Ordinance.
Section 11.
(1)
Repeal and Saving Clause.
Ordinance No. 1918 is hereby repealed.
(2)
Notwithstanding Subsection (1) of this Section, Ordinance No. 1918 shall
remain valid and in force for the purpose of authorizing arrest, prosecution, conviction
and punishment of a person who violated Ordinance No. 1918 prior to the effective
date of this Ordinance.
Section 12.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council April 22, 1991 and approved by the Mayor April 23, 1991.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2122
AN ORDINANCE SETTING TIMES FOR JUVENILE CURFEWS, PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES AND
DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Curfew. No minor under the age of 18 years shall be in or upon any
street, highway, park, alley, or other public place between the hours specified in
Section 2, unless:
(a)
Such minor is accompanied by a parent, guardian or other person 18
years of age or over and authorized by the parent or by law to have care and custody
of the minor;
(b)
Such minor is then engaged in a lawful pursuit or activity which requires
the presence of the minor in such public place during the hours specified in this
Ordinance, or
(c)
The minor is emancipated pursuant to ORS 419B.550 to 419B.558.
Section 2.
Hours of Curfew. For minors under the age of 16 years, the curfew is
between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following morning. For minors 16 years of age
or older, the curfew is between 12:00 a.m. midnight and 6:00 a.m. of the following
morning.
Section 3.
Responsibility of Parent or Guardian. No parent, guardian, or
person having the care and custody of a minor under the age of 18 years shall
knowingly or negligently allow such minor to be in or upon any street, highway, park,
alley or other public place between the hours specified in Section 2, except as
otherwise provided in this Ordinance. For purposes of this section, a person negligently
allows a violation if in the exercise of reasonable diligence the person should have
known that a violation would occur.
Section 4.
Violation by Minor. Any minor who violates the provisions of this
ordinance may be taken into custody as provided in ORS 419C.080, 419C.085 and
419.088 and may be subjected to further proceedings as provided by law.
Section 5.
Violation by Parent or Guardian. Violation of Section 3 of this
Ordinance is a Class 2 civil infraction with a forfeiture amount not to exceed $250.00.
Section 6.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council and approved by the Mayor on May 23, 1994.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2136
AN ORDINANCE DEFINING CHRONIC NUISANCE PROPERTY, ESTABLISHING CERTAIN
REGULATIONS THEREOF, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Title.
Property Ordinance."
This ordinance shall be known as the "Chronic Nuisance
Section 2.
Incorporation of State Statute. Any reference to state statute
incorporated into this ordinance refers to the statute in effect on the effective date of
this ordinance.
apply.
Section 3.
Definitions.
As used in this ordinance, the following definitions
(A)
"Chief of Police" means the Chief of the Woodburn Police Department or
his or her designee.
(B)
"City Administrator" means the City Administrator of the City of Woodburn
or his or her designee.
(C)
"Chronic Nuisance Property" means property upon which three or more
distinct occurrences of any of the below listed behaviors occur , or whose patrons,
employees, residents, owners or occupants engage in three or more of the below listed
behaviors within 400 feet of the property following acts or behaviors during any 60 day
period:
(1)
Criminal homicide as defined in ORS 163.005 or any type of
attempted criminal homicide;
(2)
Rape in the First Degree as defined in ORS 163.375;
(3)
Menacing as defined in ORS 163.190;
(4)
Intimidation as defined in ORS 166.155 to ORS 166.165;
(5)
Harassment as defined in ORS 166.065;
(6)
Disorderly Conduct as defined in ORS 166.025;
(7)
Ordinance 1900;
Discharge of Weapons as defined in Section 5, Woodburn City
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(8)
Ordinance 1900;
Unnecessary Noise as defined in Section 3, Woodburn City
(9)
Ordinance 1900;
Drinking in Public Places as defined in Section 1, Woodburn City
(10)
Minor in Possession of Alcohol as defined in ORS 471.430;
(11)
Assault as defined in ORS 163.160, 163.165, 163.175, or 163.185;
(12)
Sexual Abuse as defined in ORS 163.415 to ORS 163.427;
(13)
Public Indecency as defined in ORS 163.465;
(14)
Ordinance 1900;
(D)
property.
Public Indecency
as defined in Section 2, Woodburn City
(15)
Criminal Trespass as defined in ORS 164.245;
(16)
Criminal Mischief as defined in ORS 164.345 to ORS 164.365
(17)
Unlawful Use of a Weapon as defined in ORS 166.220.
"Owner" means the person or persons having legal or equitable title to the
(E)
"Property" means any real property including land and that which is
affixed, incidental or appurtenant to land, including but not limited to any premises,
room. apartment, house, building or structure or any separate part or portion thereof,
whether permanent or not.
(F)
"Responsible party" includes each of the following:
(1)
The owner of the property, or the owner's manager or agent or
other person in control of the property on behalf of the owner; or
(2)
The person occupying the property, including a bailee, lessee,
tenant or other person having possession.
Section 4.
Chronic Nuisance Property.
(A)
The acts or omissions described herein are hereby declared to be public
nuisances of the sort that commonly recur in relation to a given property, thereby
requiring the remedies set out in this ordinance.
(B)
Any property within the City of Woodburn which becomes chronic
nuisance property is in violation of this ordinance and subject to its remedies.
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(C)
Any person who is a responsible party for property which becomes a
chronic nuisance property shall be in violation of this ordinance and subject to its
remedies.
Section 5.
Prefiling Notification Procedure. After two occurrences of any of
the acts or behaviors listed in Section 3(C) of this ordinance within a 60-day period, the
Chief of Police shall provide notification via certified mail, stating the times and places
of the alleged occurrences and the potential liability for violation of this ordinance, to
all responsible parties for the property. Responsible parties for a given property shall be
presumed from the following:
(A)
County.
The owner and the owner's agent, as shown on the tax rolls of Marion
(B)
The resident of the property, as shown on the records of the City of
Woodburn Water Department.
Section 6.
Compliance Agreement with Responsible Parties.
(A)
After providing notification to all responsible parties as provided in Section
5 above, the Chief of Police has the authority to obtain, on behalf of the city, voluntary
agreements to comply with the provisions of this ordinance. Such compliance
agreements shall be in written form and signed by all responsible parties. The Chief of
Police shall sign said agreements on behalf of the city and provide copies thereof to
the City Administrator.
(B)
In proposing and signing compliance agreements under this Section, the
Chief of Police shall consider the criteria outlined in Section 9 (B) below.
(C)
This Section is strictly remedial in nature and shall not be interpreted to limit
in any manner the authority of the city to commence an action against any responsible
party for a violation of this ordinance, as provided below.
Section 7.
Commencement of Actions; Summon and Complaint.
(A)
Except as otherwise noted, the procedures to be used in processing an
infraction under this ordinance are contained in Ordinance 1998, the Civil Infraction
Ordinance.
(B)
Subject to the limitations of Ordinance 1998, a default judgment may be
entered against a respondent who fails to appear at the scheduled hearing. Upon
such judgment, the court may prescribe the remedies described in the ordinance.
Section 8.
may:
(A)
Remedies.
Upon finding that the respondent has violated this ordinance, the court
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(1)
Require that the chronic nuisance property be closed and secured
against all use and occupancy for a period of not less than 30, but not more than 180
days; and/or
(2)
Assess a civil infraction penalty not to exceed $500.00; and/or
(3)
Employ any other remedy deemed by the court to be appropriate
to abate the nuisance.
(B)
In lieu of closure of the property pursuant to Subsection (A) of this section,
the respondent may file a bond acceptable to the court. Such bond shall be in an
amount of at least $500 and shall be conditioned upon the non-recurrence of any of
the acts or behaviors listed at Section 3(C) of this ordinance for a period of one year
after the judgment. Acceptance of the bond described herein is further subject to the
court's satisfaction of the respondent's good faith commitment to abatement of the
nuisance.
Section 9.
Defenses; Mitigation of Civil Penalty.
(A)
It is a defense to an action brought pursuant to this ordinance that the
responsible party at the time in question could not, in the exercise of reasonable care
or diligence, determine that the property had become chronic nuisance property, or
could not, in spite of the exercise of reasonable care and diligence, control the
conduct leading to the finding that the property is chronic property. However it is no
defense under this subsection that the party was not at the property at the time of the
incidents leading to the chronic nuisance situation.
(B)
In implementing the remedies described in this ordinance, the court may
consider any of the following factors, as they may be appropriate, and shall cite those
found applicable:
(1)
The actions taken by the owner(s) to mitigate or correct the
problem at the property;
problem;
(2)
Whether the problem at the property was repeated or continuous;
(3)
The magnitude or gravity of the problem;
(4)
The cooperativeness of the owner(s) with the City in remedying the
(5)
The cost to the City of investigating and correcting or attempting
to correct the condition;
(6)
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Section 10. Closure During Pendency of Action; Emergency Closures. In
addition to any other remedy available to the City under this ordinance, in the event
that the City Administrator finds that a property constitutes an immediate threat to the
public safety and welfare, the City may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for
such interim relief as is deemed to be appropriate.
Section 11.
Enforcement of Closure Order; Costs; Civil Penalty.
(A)
The court may authorize the City to physically secure the property against
use or occupancy in the event that the owner(s) fail to do so within the time specified
by the court.
(B)
The court may assess on the property owner the following costs incurred
by the City in effecting a closure of property:
use;
(1)
Costs incurred in actually physically securing the property against
(2)
Police department investigative costs;
(3)
Administrative costs and attorneys fees in bringing the action for
violation of this ordinance.
(C)
The City Administrator may, within 14 days of written decision by the court,
submit a signed and detailed statement of costs to the court for its review. If no
objection to the statement is made within the period prescribed by Oregon Rule of Civil
Procedure 67, a copy of the statement, including a legal description of the property
shall be forwarded to the office of the City Recorder who thereafter shall enter the
same in the City's lien docket.
(D)
Persons assessed the costs of closure and/or civil penalty pursuant to this
ordinance shall be jointly and severally liable for the payment thereof to the City.
Section 12. Attorney Fees. In any action brought pursuant to this ordinance,
the court may, in its discretion, award reasonable attorneys fees to the prevailing party.
Section 13. Severability. If any provision of this ordinance, or its application to
any person or circumstance, is held to be invalid for any reason, the remainder of the
ordinance, or the application of its provisions to other persons or circumstances, shall
not in any way be affected.
Section 14. Nonexclusive Remedy. The remedy described in this ordinance
shall not be the exclusive remedy of the City for the acts and behaviors described in
Section 3(C).
Section 15. [Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council December 12, 1994 and approved by the Mayor
December 14, 1994.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2138
AN ORDINANCE GRANTING AUTHORITY AND ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR INVENTORY
SEARCHES BY THE WOODBURN POLICE DEPARTMENT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Purpose. This ordinance is meant to exclusively apply to the
process for conducting an inventory of the personal property in an impounded vehicle
and the personal possessions of a person in police custody and shall not be interpreted
to affect any other statutory or constitutional right that police officers may employ to
search persons or search or seize possessions for other purposes.
Section 2.
Definitions.
definitions shall apply:
(A)
For the purpose of this ordinance, the following
"Valuables" means:
1.
Cash in an aggregate amount of $50.00 or more; or
2.
Individual items of personal property with a value of over $500.00.
(B)
"Open container" means a container which is unsecured or incompletely
secured in such a fashion that the container's contents are exposed to view.
view.
(C)
"Closed container" means a container whose contents are not exposed to
(D)
"Police custody" means either:
1.
The imposition of restraint as a result of an 'arrest' as that term is
defined in ORS 133.005(1);
2.
The imposition of actual or constructive restraint by a police officer
pursuant to a court order;
3.
The imposition of actual or constructive restraint by a police officer
for purposes of taking the restrained person to an approved facility for the involuntary
confinement of persons pursuant to Oregon law.
(E)
"Police officer" means any peace officer, as defined by ORS 133.005 (3)
who is employed by the Woodburn Police Department.
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Inventories of Impounded Vehicles.
(A)
The contents of all vehicles impounded by a police officer shall be
inventoried. The inventory shall be conducted before constructive custody of the
vehicle is released to a third-party towing company except under the following
circumstances:
1.
If there is reasonable suspicion to believe that the safety of either
the police officer or another person is at risk, a required inventory shall be done as soon
as safely practical; and
2.
If the vehicle is being impounded for evidentiary purposes in
connection with the investigation of a criminal offense, the inventory shall be done after
such investigation is completed.
(B)
The purposes for the inventory of an impounded vehicle are:
1.
To promptly identify property to establish accountability and avoid
spurious claims to property;
2.
To assist in the prevention of theft of property;
3.
To locate toxic, flammable or explosive substances; and
4.
To reduce the danger to persons and property.
(C)
Inventories of impounded vehicles shall be conducted according to the
following procedure:
1.
An inventory of personal property and the contents of open
containers shall be conducted throughout the passenger and engine compartments of
the vehicle including, but not limited to, accessible areas under or within the dashboard
area, in any pockets in the doors or in the back of the front seat, in any console
between the seats, under any floor mats and under the seats;
2.
In addition to the passenger and engine compartments as
described above, an inventory of personal property and the contents of open
containers shall also be conducted in the following locations:
a.
Any other type of unlocked compartments that are a part of
the vehicle including, but not limited to, unlocked vehicle trunks and unlocked car-top
containers; and
b.
Any locked compartments including, but not limited to,
locked vehicle trunks, locked hatchbacks and locked car-top containers, if either the
keys are available to be released with the vehicle to the third-party towing company or
an unlocking mechanism for such compartment is available within the vehicle.
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3.
An inventory shall include opening of closed containers located in
the vehicle that are designed to hold valuables, including, but not limited to,
backpacks, fanny packs, briefcases, laptop bags, and purses.
a report.
4.
Upon completion of the inventory, the police officer shall complete
5.
Any valuables located during the inventory process shall be listed
on a property receipt. A copy of the property receipt shall either be left in the vehicle
or tendered to the person in control of the vehicle if such person is present. [Section 3
as amended by Ordinance 2408, passed August 14, 2006.]
Section 4.
Inventories of Persons in Police Custody.
(A)
A police officer shall inventory the personal property in the possession of a
person taken into police custody and said inventory will occur:
1.
At the time of booking; or
2.
At the time custody of the person is transferred to another law
enforcement agency, correctional facility, or "treatment facility" as that phrase is used
in ORS 426.460 or such other lawfully approved facility for the involuntary confinement
of persons pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute.
(B)
The purposes for the inventory of a person in police custody are:
1.
To promptly identify property to establish accountability and avoid
spurious claims to property;
2.
To fulfill the requirements of ORS 133.455 to the extent that such
statute may apply to certain property held by the police officer for safekeeping;
3.
To assist in the prevention of theft of property;
4.
To locate toxic, flammable or explosive substances;
5.
To locate weapons and instruments that may facilitate an escape
from custody or endanger law enforcement personnel; and
6.
To reduce the danger to persons and property.
(C)
Inventories of the personal property in the possession of such persons shall
be conducted according to the following procedures:
1.
An inventory shall occur at the time of booking. However, if
reasonable suspicion exists to believe that the safety of either the police officer or the
person in custody or both are at risk, an inventory will be done as soon as safely
practical prior to the transfer of custody to another law enforcement agency or facility.
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2.
To complete the inventory of the personal property in the
possession of such person, the police officer shall remove all items of personal property
from the clothing worn by such person. In addition, the officer will also remove all items
of personal property from all open containers in the possession of such person.
3.
A closed container in the possession of such person will have its
contents inventoried only when:
a.
the closed container is to be placed in the immediate
possession of such person at the time that person is placed in the secure portion of a
custodial facility, police vehicle or secure police holding room;
b.
such person requests that the closed container be with them
in the secure portion of a police vehicle or a secure police holding room; or
c.
the closed container is designed for carrying money and/or
small valuables on or about the person including, but not limited to, closed purses,
closed coin purses, closed wallets and closed fanny packs.
(D)
Valuables found during the inventory process shall be noted by the police
officer in a report.
(E)
All items of personal property not left in the immediate possession of the
person in custody nor left with the facility or agency accepting custody of the person
shall be handled by preparing a property receipt listing the property to be retained in
the possession of the police department. A copy of that receipt will be tendered to the
person in custody when such person is released to the facility or agency accepting
custody of such person;
(F)
All items of personal property not left in the immediate possession of the
person in custody nor dealt with as provided in section 4(E) above, will be released to
the facility or agency accepting custody of the person so that they may:
custody, and
1.
Hold the property for safekeeping on behalf of the person in
2.
Prepare and deliver a receipt, if required by ORS 133.455, for any
valuable held on behalf of the person in custody.
Section 5.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council February 13, 1995 and approved by the Mayor
February 14, 1995.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2312
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING NOISE WITHIN THE CITY OF WOODBURN; PROVIDING FOR
ENFORCEMENT OF NOISE REGULATIONS; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Purpose. This ordinance is enacted to protect, preserve, and
promote the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the City of Woodburn
through the reduction, control, and prevention of loud raucous noise, or any noise
which unreasonably disturbs, injures, or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace,
or safety of reasonable persons of ordinary sensitivity.
Section 2.
Findings.
A.
Loud and raucous noise degrades the environment of the City of
Woodburn because it is harmful to the health, welfare, and safety of its inhabitants and
visitors; it interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property; it interferes with
the well-being, tranquility, and privacy of the home; and it can cause and aggravate
health problems.
B.
The effective control and elimination of loud and raucous noise are
essential to the health and welfare of the City of Woodburn’s inhabitants and visitors to
conduct the normal pursuits of life, including recreation, work, and communications.
C.
The use of sound amplification equipment creates loud and raucous noise
that may, in a particular manner and in a particular time and place, substantially and
unreasonably invade the privacy, peace, and freedom of the inhabitants and visitors to
the City of Woodburn.
D.
Some flexibility in noise restrictions is essential in order to allow for the
construction and the maintenance of structures, infrastructure, and other elements
necessary for the physical and commercial well-being of the City of Woodburn.
Section 3.
Scope. This Ordinance shall be known as the Woodburn Noise
Ordinance and will apply to control all sound originating within the jurisdictional limits of
the City of Woodburn.
Section 4.
definitions apply:
Definitions.
For the purposes of this ordinance, the following
A.
A-Scale (dBA). The sound level in decibels measured using the Aweighted network as specified in the American National Standard Specification for
Sound Level Meters.
B.
Decibel (dB). The unit for measuring the volume of a sound.
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C.
Noise Sensitive Unit Any authorized land use of a church, temple,
synagogue, day care center, hospital, rest home, retirement home, group care home,
school, dwelling unit (single-family dwelling, duplex, triplex, multi-family dwelling, or
mobile home) or other use of the same general type, and rights-of-way appurtenant
thereto, whether publicly or privately owned.
D.
Sound Level Meter. A sound measuring device, either Type 1 or Type 2, as
defined by American National Standard Specification for Sound Level Meters.
E.
Sound Producing Device. A sound producing device includes, but is not
limited to, the following:
(1)
Loudspeakers;
(2)
Radios, tape players, compact disc players, phonographs, boom
boxes, television sets, or stereo systems, including those installed in a vehicle;
(3)
Musical instruments;
(4)
Sirens, bells or whistles;
(5)
Engines or motors;
(6)
Air, electrical, or gas-driven tools, including, but not limited to, drills,
chainsaws, lawn mowers, saws, hammers or similar tools;
(7)
Motor vehicles, including automobiles, motorcycles, motorbikes,
trucks, buses, snowmobiles, boats or any similar piece of equipment equipped with a
propelling device;
(8)
Section 5.
Persons or animals causing sound to emanate.
Sound Measurements.
A.
When sound measurements are made for the enforcement of this
Ordinance, they shall be made with a sound level meter. The sound level meter shall
be an instrument in good operating condition, meeting the requirements of a Type I or
Type II meter and shall contain at least an A-weighted scale, and both fast and slow
meter response capability.
B.
If sound measurements are made, the person making those
measurements shall have completed training in the use of the sound level meter, and
shall use measurement procedures consistent with that training
C.
Measurements may be made at or within the boundary of the property on
which a noise sensitive unit is located which is not the source of the sound.
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Noises Prohibited.
A.
It shall be unlawful for any person to produce or permit to be produced,
with any sound producing device which when measured at or within the boundary of
the property on which a noise sensitive unit is located which is not the source of the
sound, which sound exceeds the following levels:
(1)
55 dBA at any time between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. of the
following day where the property receiving the noise has a residential zoning
designation.
(2)
65 dBA at any time between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. of the same
day where the property receiving the noise has a residential zoning designation.
(3)
60 dBA at any time between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. of the
following day where the property receiving the noise has a zoning designation which is
not residential.
(4)
75 dBA at any time between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. of the same
day where the property receiving the noise has zoning designation which is not
residential.
[Section 6A amended by Ordinance No. 2380, passed February 28, 2005.]
B.
In addition to Section 6A, any person producing or permitting to be
produced the following noise disturbances, shall be found in violation of this Ordinance,
regardless of the decibel level of the disturbance:
(1)
Repair and testing of a motor vehicle or other engine which is
plainly audible within a noise sensitive unit between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
of the following day.
(2)
The operation of any gong, bell or siren upon any vehicle, other
than police, fire or other emergency vehicle.
(3)
The sounding of any motor vehicle audible anti-theft alarm system
for a period of more than 20 minutes.
(4)
The use of a mechanical device operated by compressed air,
steam or otherwise, unless the noise created thereby is effectively muffled.
(5)
The detonation of a blasting or explosive device, except as
allowed under a permit issued by the appropriate governmental authority.
(6)
The keeping of an animal which by loud and frequent or continued
noise disturbs the comfort and repose of a person in the vicinity.
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(7)
The erection, including excavation, demolition, alteration or repair
of any building other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. except in the
case of urgent necessity in the interest of the public welfare and safety and then only
with a permit granted by the City Administrator for a period not to exceed ten (10)
days.
Section 7.
Exceptions. The following constitute exceptions to this Ordinance
and shall not be construed as violations:
A.
Sounds created by organized athletic or other group activities, when such
activities are conducted on public property generally used for such purposes, such as
stadiums, schools, and athletic fields.
B.
Sounds caused by emergency work, or by the ordinary and accepted use
of emergency equipment, vehicles and apparatus.
C.
Sounds caused by bona fide use of emergency warning devices and
properly functioning alarm systems.
D.
Sounds regulated by federal law, including but not limited to, sounds
caused by railroads or aircraft.
E.
Sounds caused by demolition activities when performed under a permit
issued by appropriate governmental authorities.
F.
Sounds caused by construction activity during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to
9:00 p.m. of the same day.
G.
public.
Sounds caused by regular vehicular traffic upon premises open to the
H.
Sounds caused by air, electrical or gas-driven domestic tools, including
but not limited to, lawn mowers, lawn edgers, saws, drills, blowers, and or other similar
lawn or construction tools, during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. of the same day.
I.
Bells, chimes and carillons while being used for religious purposes or in
conjunction with religious services, or for national celebrations or public holidays.
J.
Parades for which a City permit has been issued.
K.
Sounds resulting from an event conducted in a City park where a park use
permit has been issued and the conditions of that permit and this Ordinance have
been complied with.
L.
Any noise resulting from activities of a temporary duration which is
otherwise permitted by law.
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Sound Amplification Permits
A.
No person shall use or cause to be used any loudspeaker, loudspeaker
system, sound amplifier or any other machine or device which produces, reproduces,
or amplifies sound outside of an enclosed building without first having obtained a
sound amplification permit.
B.
Any person desiring to obtain a sound amplification permit shall submit a
written application to the Police Chief no later than 30 days prior to proposed date for
commencement of the amplified sound. The application shall include the following:
(1)
A description of the activity proposed to be conducted for which
the sound amplification permit is requested;
used;
(2)
A description of the amplification equipment or devices to be
(3)
A statement of the measures that the applicant will take to insure
that the sound amplification will not unreasonably disturb other people in the vicinity;
(4)
will take place;
The exact time periods and location where the sound amplification
(5)
The name of the person who shall be responsible for monitoring
and insuring compliance with the terms of any permit that is granted;
(6)
Any City fee for processing the application; and
(7)
Any other information that the Police Chief determines is
reasonably needed to assure compliance with the provisions of this Ordinance.
C.
The Police Chief may grant the sound amplification permit if he or she
determines that the sound amplification will not occur within a residential zone and that
it will be conducted in such a manner as not to unreasonably disturb the neighbors of
other persons in the vicinity of the site and that the measures, if implemented, will be
adequate. In granting a permit, the Police Chief may impose such conditions as may
be appropriate or necessary to protect the public peace, safety, and welfare.
D.
Any permit granted pursuant to this Ordinance shall be revocable at any
time by the Police Chief for good cause.
E.
Any person aggrieved by any decision rendered by the Police Chief
pursuant to this Ordinance shall have the right to appeal the decision to the City
Council. Any appeal shall be in writing and shall be submitted no later than ten (10)
calendar days following the date of the decision.
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Section 9.
Sound Amplification in City Parks. Notwithstanding any other
provisions of this Ordinance, the Director of Recreation and Parks is authorized to allow
amplified sound in a City park by the issuance of a park use permit where a sound level
of 80 dBA is not exceeded.
Section 10. Authority for Enforcement. This Ordinance shall be enforced by the
Woodburn Police Department.
Section 11. Civil Infraction Assessment. Each violation of any provision of this
Ordinance constitutes a class 1 civil infraction and shall be dealt with according to the
procedures established by City ordinance.
Section 12. Institution of Legal Proceedings. The City Attorney, acting in the
name of the City, may maintain an action or proceeding in a court of competent
jurisdiction to compel compliance with or restrain by injunction the violation of any
provision of this Ordinance as additional remedy.
Section 13. Ordinance Additional to Other Law.
The provisions of this
Ordinance shall be cumulative and non-exclusive and shall not affect any other claim,
cause of action or remedy; nor, unless specifically provided, shall it be deemed to
repeal, amend or modify any law, ordinance or regulation relating to noise or sound,
but shall be deemed additional to existing legislation and common law on such
subject.
Section 14. Severability Clause. If a portion of this Ordinance is for any reason
held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect validity of the remaining portions of this
ordinance.
Section 15.
repealed.
Repeal. Section 3 (Unnecessary Noise) of Ordinance 1900 is hereby
Section 16. Saving Clause. The repeal of any ordinance by this Ordinance shall
not preclude any action against any person who violated the ordinance prior to the
effective date of this Ordinance.
Section 17. Emergency Clause.
This ordinance being necessary for the
immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is
declared to exist and this ordinance shall take effect immediately upon passage by the
Council and approval by the Mayor.
Passed by the Council April 8, 2002 and approved by the Mayor April 9, 2002.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2338
AN ORDINANCE DEFINING NUISANCES; PROVIDING FOR NUISANCE ABATEMENT;
ESTABLISHING A PENALTY; REPEALING ORDINANCE 1616 AND ORDINANCE 1822; AND
DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Definitions.
A.
Enforcement Officer. A police officer, code enforcement officer or other
city official authorized by the City Administrator to enforce this Ordinance.
B.
Junk. Broken, discarded, or accumulated objects, including but not
limited to: appliances, building supplies, furniture, vehicles, or part of vehicles.
C.
Junked Vehicle. A vehicle which is damaged or defective in any of the
following respects which either make the vehicle immediately inoperable or would
prohibit the vehicle from being operated in a reasonably safe manner:
1.
Flat tires, missing tires, missing wheels, or missing or partially or totally
disassembled tires and wheels;
2.
Missing or partially or totally disassembled essential part or parts of
the vehicle's drive train, including, but not limited to, engine, transmission, transaxle,
drive shaft, differential, or axle;
3.
Extensive exterior body damage or missing or partially or totally
disassembled essential body parts, including, but not limited to, fenders, doors, engine
hood, bumper or bumpers, windshield, or windows;
4.
Missing or partially or totally disassembled essential interior parts,
including, but not limited to, driver's seat, steering wheel, instrument panel, clutch,
brake, gear shift lever;
5.
Missing or partially or totally disassembled parts essential to the
starting or running of the vehicle under its own power, including, but not limited to,
starter, generator or alternator, battery, distributor, gas tank, carburetor or fuel injection
system, spark plugs, or radiator;
6.
The interior is being used as a container for metal, glass, paper,
rags or other cloth, wood, auto parts, machinery, waste or discarded materials in such
quantity, quality and arrangement that a driver cannot be properly seated in the
vehicle;
7.
The vehicle is lying on the ground (upside down, on its side, or at
other extreme angle), sitting on block or suspended in the air by any other method;
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8.
The vehicle is located in an environment which includes, but is not
limited to, vegetation that has grown up around, in or through the vehicle, the
collection of pools of water in the vehicle, and the accumulation of other garbage or
debris around the vehicle.
D.
Owner. The owner of record, based on the Marion County's most recent
taxation and assessment roll, of the property on which the alleged public nuisance
exists at the time of the violation.
E.
Person. Any natural person, firm, partnership, association or corporation
F.
Person in Charge of Property. An owner, agent, occupant, lessee, tenant,
manager, contract purchaser, bailee or other person having possession or control of
property or the supervision of any construction project.
G.
Responsible Party. The person responsible for abating, curing or remedying
a nuisance shall include:
1.
The owner,
2.
A person in charge of property,
3.
The person who is alleged to have committed the acts or omissions,
created or allowed the condition to exist, or placed the object or allowed the object to
exist on the property that constitutes a nuisance as defined in this Ordinance or another
Ordinance of this city.
H.
Vehicle. Any device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may
be transported or drawn upon a public highway and includes vehicles that are
propelled or powered by any means.
Section 2.
Declaration of Public Nuisances.
The acts, omissions, conditions or objects specifically enumerated in this
Ordinance are hereby declared to be public nuisances and may be abated as
provided in this Ordinance. In addition to the nuisances specifically enumerated in this
Ordinance, every other thing, substance or act determined by the City Council to be
offensive, harmful or detrimental to the public health, safety or welfare of the city is
declared to be a public nuisance.
Section 3.
Nuisances Affecting the Public Health. No person or responsible
party shall cause or permit a nuisance affecting the public health. The following are
declared to be nuisances affecting the public health:
A.
Cesspools. Cesspools or septic tanks that are in an unsanitary condition or
which cause an offensive odor.
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Dead Animals. Any carcass or carcass part of any fowl or animal.
C.
Garbage. As used in this subsection the term "garbage" means an
accumulation of decomposed animal or vegetable matter, debris, rubbish, trash, filth,
or refuse except:
1.
Yard cuttings, other than grass clippings, may be accumulated on
property owned or leased by the person for burning at the first available burn season.
The accumulations shall meet the size and location requirements of the fire code.
2.
Composting, but only if it is maintained in a way that does not
attract vermin, and does not produce an offensive odor.
D.
Odor. Premises that are in such a state or condition as to cause an
offensive odor detectable at the property line.
E.
Privies and Outdoor Toilet Facilities. Any privy or outdoor toilet facility,
except a properly functioning portable toilet as that term is defined by the Oregon
Department of Environmental Quality.
F.
Rodent Attracting Condition. Any condition outside a building or structure
which attracts or is likely to attract, feed or harbor rodents.
G.
Stagnant Water.
mosquitoes and insect pests.
H.
Stagnant water that affords a breeding place for
Surface Drainage. Drainage of liquid wastes from private premises.
I.
Water Pollution. Any sewage, industrial waste or other substances placed
in or near a body of water, well, spring, stream or drainage ditch in a way that may
cause harmful material to pollute the water.
Section 4.
Nuisances Affecting the Public Safety. No person or responsible
party shall cause or permit a nuisance affecting the public safety. The following are
declared to be nuisances affecting the public safety:
A.
Razor and Electric Fences. A fence constructed of materials that could
cause bodily harm, including, but not limited to, those conveying electric current, razor
wire, spikes and broken glass.
B.
Dangerous Trees. A standing dead or decaying tree that is in danger of
falling or otherwise constitutes a hazard to the public or to any persons or property
within the public right- of-way.
C.
Hazardous Vegetation. Vegetation that reasonably constitutes a health
hazard, fire hazard or traffic hazard.
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D.
Holes. A well, cistern, cesspool, excavation or other hole of a depth of
four feet or more and a top width of 12 inches or more, unless it is covered or fenced
with suitable protective construction.
E.
Obstructions. Earth, rock and other debris and other objects that may
obstruct or render the street or sidewalk unsafe for its intended use.
F.
Snow and Ice. Snow or ice remaining on a sidewalk abutting the property
of the owner or person in charge of property for longer than the first two hours of
daylight after cessation of the snowfall or formation of the ice, unless covered with sand
or other suitable material to assure safe travel.
Section 5.
A.
Noxious Vegetation.
The term “noxious vegetation” means:
1.
Weeds more than ten inches high;
2.
Grass more than ten inches high;
3.
Poison oak, poison ivy, or similar vegetation;
4.
Berry vines and bushes that extend into a public right-of-way.
B.
Between May 1 and September 30 of any year, no owner or responsible
party shall allow noxious vegetation to be on the property or in the right-of-way of a
public thoroughfare abutting on the property. The owner or responsible party shall cut
down or destroy grass, shrubbery, brush, bushes, weeds or other noxious vegetation as
often as needed to prevent them from becoming unsightly or, in the case of weeds or
other noxious vegetation, from maturing or from going to seed.
C.
The term “noxious vegetation” does not include vegetation that
constitutes an agricultural crop, unless that vegetation is a health hazard or a fire or
traffic hazard.
Section 5A.
Light Trespass
A.
All outdoor lights that trespass onto lots with a dwelling shall be
turned off between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. For purposes of this
section, “trespass” means light that falls beyond the property line of the property
it is intended to illuminate. Trespass shall be confirmed if a light fixture is visible
when evaluated from a point six feet above ground elevation at an adjacent
property line. “Light fixture” means the socket or similar component that holds
the bulb or lamp in place, the bulb itself, and any covering around the bulb or
lamp that allows light to pass through. This restriction shall not apply to:
1.
Lights mounted on a dwelling or accessory building at its
main entries, rear entries, side doors, walkways or paths;
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2.
Light emanating from a property that has a commercial
zoning designation;
3.
Lighting used for safety or security purposes that is mounted
on a dwelling or accessory building;
B.
4.
Public street lighting; and
5.
Temporary holiday lighting;
Light trespass is a Class 3 civil infraction.
[Section 5A added by Ordinance 2522, passed September 22, 2104.]
Section 6.
on property:
Attractive Nuisances. No person or responsible party shall permit
A.
Unguarded machinery, equipment or other devices which are attractive,
dangerous, and accessible to children.
B.
Lumber, logs, building material or piling placed or stored in a manner so
as to be attractive, dangerous, and accessible to children.
C.
An open pit, quarry, cistern or other excavation without safeguards or
barriers to prevent such places from being used by children
D.
A container with a compartment of more then one and one-half cubic
feet capacity and a door or lid which locks or fastens automatically when closed and
which cannot easily be opened from the inside which is accessible to children.
This section shall not apply to authorized construction projects conducted pursuant to
applicable laws with reasonable safeguards to prevent injury or death to playing
children.
Section 7.
Junked Vehicle Nuisances.
A.
Junked vehicles are hereby found to create a condition tending to
reduce the value of property, to promote blight and deterioration, and invite
plundering and vandalism, to create fire hazards, to constitute an attractive nuisance
creating a hazard to the health and safety of minor, to create a harborage for rodents
and insects, and to be injurious to the health, safety, and general welfare.
B.
No person or responsible party shall park or in any other manner place
and leave unattended on public property, a junked vehicle for more than forty-eight
(48) continuous hours, even if the owner or operator of the vehicle did not intend to
permanently desert or forsake the vehicle
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C.
No person or responsible party shall park, store, keep or maintain on
private property a junked vehicle for more than thirty (30) days.
D.
It shall be permissible to keep or permit the keeping of a junked vehicle
within the city if the junked vehicle is completely enclosed within a building or is kept in
connection with a licensed and legally zoned junkyard or automobile wrecking yard.
Section 8.
Open Storage of Junk. No person or responsible party shall deposit,
store, maintain or keep any junk on real property, except in a fully enclosed storage
facility, building or garbage receptacle. This section shall not apply to material kept by
a licensed and legally zoned junkyard or automobile wrecking yard.
Section 9.
Scattering Rubbish. No person or responsible party shall deposit
upon public or private property any kind of rubbish, trash, debris, refuse, or any
substance that would mar the appearance of the property, create a stench or fire
hazard, detract from the cleanliness or safety of the property or would be likely to
cause injury to a person or animal.
Section 10. Garbage and Debris – Disposition. A person in charge of property
shall dispose of perishable garbage before it becomes offensive promptly, but in any
event at least bi-weekly; and not permit garbage to accumulate on or about the
premises. All garbage shall be disposed of in a manner which does not create a
nuisance and which is permitted by this chapter. Garbage may be disposed of by
hauling or causing it to be hauled to a garbage dump.
Section 11.
Garbage Cans and Containers.
A.
A person in charge of property where garbage accumulates shall keep or
cause to be kept on the premises one or more portable containers of a standard type
suitable for deposit of garbage and shall deposit or cause to be deposited in the
containers all garbage that accumulates on the premises.
B.
Garbage containers shall be sturdy, watertight, not easily corrodible,
rodent-and-insect-proof, and have handles at the sides and tightly fitting lids. When not
being emptied or filled, the container shall be kept tightly closed and out of the city
right-of-way. They shall be conveniently accessible to garbage haulers. Within 24 hours
of garbage collection the person in charge of property shall remove all garbage
containers from the collection point and place them either next to the side of the main
dwelling unit or in a location out of the view of public or adjacent property. Residents
whose point of collection is from an alley need not remove the container from the point
of collection.
Section 12. Abatement Notice. Whenever a nuisance is found to exist within
the corporate limits of the city and the enforcement officer elects to proceed by
abatement, the enforcement officer shall give written notice, by a type of mail that
requires a signed receipt, to the occupant of the property upon which the nuisance
exists or upon the person causing or maintaining the nuisance. If the occupant is not
the owner of the property, the same notice shall be sent, by a type of mail that requires
a signed receipt, to the owner.
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Section 13. Abatement. Upon receipt of the notice that a nuisance exists, the
responsible party shall have seven days to abate the nuisance.
Section 14.
the following:
Notice Requirements. The notice to abate a nuisance shall contain
A.
An order to abate the nuisance within seven days;
B.
The location of the nuisance, if the same is stationary;
C.
A description of what constitutes the nuisance;
D.
A statement that if the nuisance is not abated within the prescribed time,
the city will abate such nuisance and assess the cost thereof against the property.
E.
A statement that a person who is dissatisfied with the abatement notice
has the right to judicial review under this Ordinance.
Section 15. Request for Judicial Review. An responsible party may object to
the action intended by the city by filing a written request for judicial review in the
Woodburn Municipal Court within five days of the date that the notice to abate was
mailed.
Section 16.
Requirements for Request. The request for judicial review need not
be in any particular form, but should substantially comply with the following
requirements:
A.
Be in writing;
B.
Identify the place and nature of the alleged nuisance;
C.
Specify the name and address of the person seeking judicial review;
D.
Identify the enforcement officer alleging that a nuisance exists.
A copy of the notice shall be served on the enforcement officer
Section 17.
Scheduling of Judicial Review.
A.
The judicial review hearing shall be held within ten (10) days after the
request for judicial review is made. The day may be postponed by:
B.
1.
Agreement of the parties; or
2.
Order of the court for good cause.
The court shall promptly notify:
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1.
The person requesting the review; and
2.
The enforcement officer.
Section 18. Judicial Review Hearing. At the judicial review hearing the city and
any interested parties shall have the right to present evidence and witnesses and to be
represented by legal counsel at their own expense. After due consideration of
pertinent information and testimony, the court shall make its finding. The findings shall
be based on substantial evidence relative to the criteria outlined in this Ordinance and
shall be final.
Section 19. Notification of Violation. The responsible party shall be notified by a
type of mail that requires a signed receipt postmarked no later than five days after the
findings are entered by the court by personal delivery by a representative of the city.
Upon notification of violation, the responsible party will have seven days to abate the
nuisance.
Section 20. Abatement by City. Upon the failure of the responsible party to
abate the nuisance pursuant to the provisions of this Ordinance, the enforcement
officer shall proceed to abate such nuisance.
Section 21. Abatement by City: Expenses. The enforcement officer shall keep
an accurate record of the expenses incurred by the city in physically abating the
nuisance which shall include an additional administrative fee in the amount provided
by the current Master Fee Schedule of the city.
Section 22.
Assessment of Costs.
A.
The enforcement officer, by certified or registered mail, postage prepaid,
shall forward to the responsible party a notice stating:
overhead;
1.
The
total
cost
of
abatement,
including
the
administrative
2.
That the cost as indicated will be assessed to and become a lien
against the property unless paid within 30 days from the date of the notice.
B.
Upon the expiration of 10 days after the date of the notice, the court, in
the regular course of business, shall near and determine the objections to the costs
assessed.
C.
If the costs of the abatement are not paid within 30 days from the date of
the notice, an assessment of the costs, as stated or as determined by the court, shall be
made and shall thereupon be entered in the docket of city liens; and, upon such entry
being made, shall constitute a lien upon the property from which the nuisance was
removed or abated.
D.
The lien shall be enforced in the same manner as liens for street
improvements are enforced and shall bear interest at the legal rate. The interest shall
commence to run from the date of the entry of the lien in the lien docket.
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E.
An error in the name of the person responsible shall not void the
assessment, nor will a failure to receive the notice of the proposed assessment render
the assessment void; but it shall remain a valid lien against the property.
Section 23. Summary Abatement. In addition to the abatement procedure
provided by this Ordinance, the city may, in accordance with the law, proceed
summarily to abate a health or other nuisance which unmistakably exists and which
imminently endangers the environment, human life, health or property.
Section 24. Notice. Any notice required in this Ordinance shall be sufficient if
the person to be notified is substantially apprised of the substance of the notice,
notwithstanding any minor deficiencies or irregularities of form. Actual receipt of the
notice is not required, as long as a good faith effort is made to deliver it.
Section 25.
Enforcement.
A.
Inspection and Right of Entry. When necessary to investigate a suspected
violation of this Ordinance, the enforcement officer may enter on any site or into any
structure open to the public for the purpose of investigation, provided entry is done in
accordance with law. Absent a search warrant, no site or structure that is closed to the
public shall be entered without the consent of the owner or occupant.
B.
Civil Infraction. In addition to, and not in lieu of any other enforcement
mechanisms, a violation of any provision of this Ordinance constitutes a Class I Civil
Infraction which shall be processed according to the procedures contained in the
Woodburn Civil Infraction Ordinance.
C.
Civil Proceeding Initiated by City Attorney. The City Attorney, after
obtaining authorization from the City Council, may initiate a civil proceeding on behalf
of the city to enforce the provisions of this Ordinance. This civil proceeding may
include, but is not limited to, injunction, mandamus, abatement, or other appropriate
proceedings to prevent, temporarily or permanently enjoin or abate any violations of
this Ordinance.
Section 26. Separate Offenses. Each day during which a violation of this
Ordinance continues shall constitute a separate offense for which a separate penalty
may be imposed..
Section 27. Effect of Abatement. The abatement of a nuisance is not a penalty
for violating this Ordinance, but is an additional remedy. The imposition of a penalty
assessment does not relieve a person of the duty to abate the nuisance.
Section 28. Severability. The sections and subsections of this Ordinance are
severable. The invalidity of any section or subsection shall not affect the validity of the
remaining sections and subsections.
Section 29.
repealed.
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Repeal.
Ordinance 1616 and Ordinance 1822 are hereby
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Section 30. Saving Clause. Notwithstanding the repeal of Ordinance 1616 and
Ordinance 1822, Ordinance 1616 and Ordinance 1822 shall remain in force for the
purpose of authorizing the prosecution of a person who violated Ordinance 1616 or
Ordinance 1822 prior to the effective date of this Ordinance.
Section 31.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council June 9, 2003 and approved by the Mayor June 11, 2003.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2410
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING RULES OF CONDUCT FOR THE WOODBURN PUBLIC LIBRARY;
PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
In addition to other measures provided by law, any peace officer,
as defined by ORS 133.005(3) or any City of Woodburn Code Enforcement Officer may
exclude any person from the premises of the Woodburn Public Library as provided in
this Ordinance.
Section 2.
No person shall enter or remain on the premises of the Woodburn
Public Library at any time after a Notice of Exclusion issued under this Ordinance is in
effect.
Section 3.
A Notice of Exclusion issued under this Ordinance shall be for thirty
(30) days. If the person to be excluded has been excluded from the premises of the
Woodburn Public Library at any time, within two years before the date of the present
exclusion, the exclusion shall be for ninety (90) days. If the person to be excluded has
been excluded from the Woodburn Public Library on two or more occasions within two
years before the date of the present exclusion, the exclusion shall be for one-hundred
eighty (180) days.
Section 4.
When there is reasonable cause to believe that a person has
committed any of the following acts on the premises of the Woodburn Public Library, a
Notice of Exclusion shall be issued and the person shall be directed to leave the library
without first being give a warning:
criminal law.
(A)
Any activity that would constitute a violation of any federal or state
(B)
Engaging in sexual conduct, as defined under ORS 167.060.
(C)
Possessing or consuming any alcoholic beverages.
(D)
ORS Chapter 475.
Possessing or consuming any controlled substances in violation of
Section 5.
When there is reasonable cause to believe that a person has
committed any of the following acts on the premises of the Woodburn Public Library, a
Notice of Exclusion shall be issued only after the person has first been given a warning
and a reasonable opportunity to desist from the violation:
(A)
Engaging in conduct that unreasonably disrupts or interferes with
the normal operation of the library, or disturbs library staff or patrons. This conduct
includes but is not limited to abusive or threatening language or gestures, conduct that
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creates unreasonable noise, or conduct that consists of loud or boisterous physical
behavior.
(B)
Using library materials, equipment, furniture, fixtures or buildings in a
manner inconsistent with the customary use thereof; or in a destructive, abusive or
potentially damaging manner, or in a manner likely to cause personal injury to the actor
or others.
(C)
Soliciting, petitioning, distributing written materials or canvassing for
political, charitable or religious purposes.
(D)
Interfering with the free passage of library staff or patrons, including
but limited to, placing objects such as bicycles, skateboards, backpacks or other items
in a manner that interferes with free passage.
(E)
Operating roller skates, skateboards or other similar devices.
(F)
Smoking or other use of tobacco.
(G)
Bringing an animal into the library, except a Seeing Eye or Hearing
Ear dog, or other animal trained to assist a person with a disability.
(H)
Improperly using library restrooms, including but not limited to,
bathing, shaving, washing hair and changing clothes.
(I)
Using personal electronic equipment at a volume that disturbs
others, including but not limited to, pagers, stereos, televisions and cellular phones.
(J)
Failing to leave the library at closing time.
(K)
Eating or drinking except as expressly allowed by the Library
Director in the course of a library-approved event.
Section 6.
Where there is reasonable cause to believe that a person has
committed any of the following acts, the person may be directed to leave the premises
of the Woodburn Public Library until the problem is corrected:
(A)
Not wearing shoes or other footwear.
(B)
Not wearing a shirt or other covering of the upper body.
Section 7.
A Notice of Exclusion under this Ordinance shall specify the date
the exclusion is to commence, the term of the exclusion, the provision of law that the
person violated, and a brief description of the offending conduct. It shall be signed by
the issuing party. The Notice of Exclusion shall provide information concerning the right
to appeal the notice and to apply for a temporary waiver from the effects of the notice
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warning of consequences for failure to comply shall be prominently displayed on the
notice.
Section 8.
Notices of Exclusion shall take effect immediately except that if a
timely appeal is filed under this Ordinance, the effectiveness of the exclusion shall be
stayed pending the outcome of the appeal. If the exclusion is affirmed, the remaining
period of the exclusion shall become effective immediately upon issuance of the
Woodburn Municipal Court decision, unless the Court sets a later effective date.
Section 9.
A person receiving a Notice of Exclusion may appeal to the
Woodburn Municipal Court to have the notice rescinded or the exclusion period
shortened. In order to be timely, an appeal must be filed within five (5) days of receipt
of the Notice of Exclusion.
(A)
The appeal need not be in any particular form, but should
substantially comply with the following requirements:
(i)
Be in writing
(ii)
Identify the date, time, and place of the exclusion
(iii)
Identify the name and address of the appealing party
(iv)
Identify the official who issued the exclusion
(v)
Contain a concise statement as to why the Notice of
Exclusion was issued in error
(B)
A copy of the appeal shall be served on the City Attorney.
(C)
An appeal hearing shall be conducted by the Woodburn
Municipal Court and a decision on the appeal shall be made by the Court within ten
(10) days after the appeal is filed.
(D)
At the appeal hearing the City and any interested parties shall
have the right to present evidence and witnesses and be heard.
After due
consideration of pertinent information and testimony the Court shall issue a written
decision. The decision of the Court shall be final.
Section 10. At any time within the exclusion period, a person receiving a Notice
of Exclusion may apply in writing to the City Administrator for a temporary waiver from
the effects of the notice for good cause shown. In exercising discretion under this
section, the City Administrator shall consider the seriousness of the violation for which
the person has been excluded, the particular need of the person to be on the premises
of the Woodburn Public Library during some or all of the period of exclusion, such as for
work or to attend or participate in a particular event (without regard to the content of
any speech associated with that event), and any other criterion the City Administrator
determines to be relevant to the determination of whether or not to grant a waiver.
The decision of the City Administrator to grant or deny, in whole or in part, a waiver
under this section is committed to the discretion of the City Administrator, and is not
subject to appeal or review.
Section 11.
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Passed by the Council September 25, 2006 and approved by the
Mayor September 27, 2006.
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AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING GRAFFITI AND THE POSSESSION OF GRAFFITI IMPLEMENTS;
CREATING THE OFFENSE OF FAILURE TO SUPERVISE A MINOR COMMITTING GRAFFITI
VIOLATIONS; PROVIDING FOR THE ABATEMENT OF GRAFFITI NUISANCE PROPERTY; AND
REPEALING ORDINANCE 2173
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Definitions:
A.
"Graffiti" means any inscriptions, words, figures or designs that are marked,
etched, scratched, drawn, painted, pasted or otherwise affixed to the surface of
property, as defined by ORS 164.381(1).
B.
“Graffiti implement” means any paint, ink, chalk, dye or other substance
or any instrument or article designed or adapted for spraying, marking, etching,
scratching or carving surfaces as defined by ORS 164.381(2).
C.
"Graffiti nuisance property" means property to which graffiti has been
applied, if the graffiti is visible from any public right-of-way, any other public or private
property or from any premises open to the public, and if the graffiti has not been
abated within the time required by this ordinance.
D.
property.
"Owner" means the legal owner of property or a person in charge of
E.
"Person in charge of property" means an agent, occupant, lessee,
contract purchaser or other person having possession or control of property or
supervision of a construction project.
F.
"Property" means any real or personal property and that which is affixed,
incident or appurtenant to real property, including but not limited to any premises,
house, building, fence, structure or any separate part thereof, whether permanent or
not.
Section 2.
graffiti.
Prohibited Graffiti.
It shall be unlawful for any person to apply
Section 3.
Unlawful Possession of Graffiti Implement. It shall be unlawful for
any person to possess a graffiti implement with the intent to apply graffiti.
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Section 4.
Failure to Supervise a Minor Committing Graffiti Violations. It shall
be unlawful for a parent, guardian, or other person having the legal custody of a minor
person under the age of 18 years to allow or permit the minor to be in violation of
Section 2 or Section 3 of this ordinance.
Section 5.
Graffiti Nuisance Property.
A.
It is hereby found and declared that graffiti creates a visual blight and
property damage. When graffiti is allowed to remain on property and not promptly
removed, it invites additional graffiti, gang activity, criminal activity, and constitutes a
nuisance.
B.
Any property within the city which becomes graffiti nuisance property is in
violation of this ordinance.
C.
Any owner of property who permits said property to be a graffiti nuisance
property is in violation of this ordinance.
Section 6.
Notice Procedure.
A.
When the Chief of Police believes in good faith that property within the
city is a potential graffiti nuisance property, the Chief of Police shall, notify the owner in
writing that the property is a potential graffiti nuisance property. The notice shall
contain the following information:
property.
(1)
The street address or description sufficient for identification of the
(2)
That the Chief of Police has found the property to be a potential
graffiti nuisance property with a concise description of the conditions leading to this
finding.
(3)
A direction to abate the graffiti, or show good cause to the Chief
of Police why the owner cannot abate the graffiti, within ten city business days from
service of the notice.
(4)
That if the graffiti is not abated and good cause for failure to abate
is not shown, the City Council may order abatement, with appropriate conditions. The
City Council may also employ any other remedy deemed by it to be appropriate to
abate the nuisance, including but not limited to authorizing a civil complaint to be filed
in a court of competent jurisdiction.
(5)
That permitting graffiti nuisance property is a Class 2 civil infraction
punishable by a civil forfeiture not to exceed $750, pursuant to the Civil Infraction
Ordinance.
(6)
provided by law.
That the above remedies are in addition to those otherwise
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B.
Service of the notice is completed by personal service or upon mailing the
notice by first class mail, postage prepaid, addressed to the owner at the owner's last
known address.
C.
A copy of the notice shall be served on occupants of the property, if
different from the owner.
D.
The failure of any person or owner to receive actual notice of the
determination by the Chief of Police shall not invalidate or otherwise affect the
proceedings under this ordinance.
Section 7.
Abatement Procedures.
A.
Within ten business days of the personal service or mailing of the notice
the owner shall abate the graffiti or show good cause why the owner cannot abate the
graffiti within that time period.
B.
Upon good cause shown, the Chief of Police may grant an extension not
to exceed ten additional city business days.
C.
If the owner does not comply with the provisions of this ordinance, the
Chief of Police may refer the matter to the City Council for hearing as a part of its
regular agenda at the next succeeding meeting. The City Recorder shall give notice of
the hearing to the owner and occupants, if the occupants are different from the
owner.
D.
At the time set for a hearing, the owner and occupants may appear and
be heard by the City Council.
E.
The City Council shall determine whether the property is graffiti nuisance
property and whether the owner has complied with this ordinance.
F.
The city has the burden of proving by a preponderance of the evidence
that the property is graffiti nuisance property.
G.
The owner has the burden of proving by a preponderance of the
evidence that there is good cause for failure to abate the nuisance within ten city
business days of the personal service or mailing of the notice.
Section 8.
REMEDIES OF THE CITY.
A.
In the event that the City Council determines that the property is graffiti
nuisance property, the City Council may order that the nuisance be abated. This order
may include conditions under which abatement is to occur.
B.
The City Council may also employ any other legal remedy deemed by it
to be appropriate to abate the nuisance, including but not limited to authorizing the
filing of a civil complaint in a court of competent jurisdiction.
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C.
The remedies provided in this section are in addition to those otherwise
provided by law.
Section 9.
Civil Penalties. Violations of this ordinance shall be processed
under the Civil Infraction Ordinance with penalties consistent with Oregon state law.
A.
Consistent with ORS 164.383 and ORS 153.018, a violation of Section 2 of
this ordinance (“Prohibited Graffiti”) constitutes a civil infraction punishable by a civil
forfeiture not to exceed $360.
B.
Consistent with ORS 164.386 and ORS 153.018, a violation of Section 3 of
this ordinance (“Unlawful Possession of Graffiti Implement”) constitutes a civil infraction
punishable by a civil forfeiture not to exceed $90.
C.
A violation of Section 4 of this ordinance (“Failure to Supervise a Minor
Committing Graffiti Violations”) constitutes a Class 2 civil infraction punishable by a civil
forfeiture not to exceed $500.
D.
A violation of Section 5 of this ordinance (“Graffiti Nuisance Property”)
constitutes a Class 2 civil infraction punishable by a civil forfeiture not to exceed $500.
Section 10. Alternate Disposition by Court. At the discretion of the Woodburn
Municipal Court, all persons that are fond to have violated Sections 2, 3, or 4 of this
ordinance may have their cases resolved by the following alternate dispositions:
A.
A court-approved diversion program.
B.
Dismissal of the case, if a letter is received from the Marion County
Juvenile Department indicating that the offender has complied with all of its
requirements related to the case and the court determines that it is in the interest of
justice to dismiss the case.
Section 11. Abatement by the City. If the owner fails to abate the nuisance as
ordered by the City Council, the city may cause the nuisance to be abated as
provided in the City Nuisance Ordinance, Ordinance 2338.
Section 12.
Repeal. Ordinance 2173 is hereby repealed.
Passed by the Council October 9, 2006 and approved by the
Mayor October 11, 2006.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2434
AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING THE CARE AND CONTROL OF ANIMALS; ESTABLISHING
REGULATIONS AND PENALTIES; AND REPEALING ORDINANCE 1638.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
as follows:
A.
Definitions. For purposes of this Ordinance, these terms are defined
ANIMAL. Any nonhuman vertebrate.
B.
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER. A person designated by the Woodburn Chief
of Police to enforce this Ordinance.
C.
AT LARGE. Any animal, excluding domestic cats, that is off the premises of
its keeper and is not on a leash held by a person capable of controlling the animal.
D.
DOG. Any mammal of the canidae family excluding, for purposes of this
Ordinance, any dog used by a law enforcement agency in the performance of work.
E.
EUTHANIZE. To put an animal to death in a humane manner by a licensed
veterinarian or a certified euthanasia technician.
F.
FOWL. Any chicken, duck, goose, guinea fowl, peafowl, peacock, turkey,
dove, pigeon, game bird, or similar bird.
G.
KEEP.
control over.
To have physical custody or otherwise exercise dominion and
H.
KEEPER. A person or legal entity who owns, or has a possessory property
right in an animal or who harbors, cares for, exercises control over, or knowingly permits
any animal to remain on premises occupied by that person.
I.
LIVESTOCK. Animals, including but not limited to the following: (1) fowl; (2)
horses; (3) mules; (4) burros; (5) asses; (5) cattle; (6) sheep; (7) goats; (8) llamas; (9)emu;
(10) ostriches; (11) swine; or (12) any furbearing animal bred and maintained for
commercial purposes and kept in pens, cages, or hutches.
J.
MUNICIPAL JUDGE. The judge of the Woodburn Municipal Court.
K.
PEACE OFFICER. Has the meaning provided in ORS 161.015 (4).
L.
PERMIT. To allow, make possible, afford opportunity, acquiesce by failure,
refusal or neglect to abate.
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PERSON. Any natural person, association, partnership, firm or corporation.
N.
PHYSICAL DEVICE OR STRUCTURE. A tether, trolley system, other physical
control device or any structure made of material sufficiently strong to adequately and
humanely confine the animal in a manner that would prevent it from escaping.
O.
PHYSICAL INJURY. Physical impairment as evidenced by scrapes, cuts,
punctures, bruises or physical pain.
P.
SECURE ANIMAL SHELTER. An animal shelter that agrees to accept an
animal and that agrees to the following conditions:
natural life;
1.
Not to release the animal from the shelter for the rest of the animal's
2.
Not to allow the animal to come into contact with the general
public for the rest of the animal's natural life;
3.
To indemnify, defend, and hold the City harmless from any and all
future claims of any kind or nature whatsoever relative to past or future care and
custody of the dog and to the dog’s future behavior;
4.
To notify the City if the shelter goes out of business or can no longer
keep the animal and to abide by the City's disposition instructions.
Q.
SECURE ENCLOSURE. Shall be any of the following:
1.
A fully fenced pen, kennel or structure that shall remain locked with
a padlock or combination lock. Such pen, kennel or structure must have secure sides,
minimum of five feet high, and a secure top attached to the sides, and a secure
bottom or floor attached to the sides of the structure or the sides must be embedded in
the ground no less than one foot to prevent digging under it. The structure must be in
compliance with the City's building code and ordinances; or
2.
A house or garage. When dogs are kept inside a house or garage
as a secure enclosure, the house or garage shall have latched doors kept in good
repair to prevent the accidental escape of the dog. A house, garage, patio, porch or
any part of the house or condition of the structure is not a secure enclosure if the
structure would allow the dog to exit the structure of its own volition
R.
SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY. Any physical injury which creates a substantial
risk of death or which causes disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of health
or of the function of any body part or organ.
Section 2.
Keeping of Certain Animals Prohibited.
A.
No person shall keep any of the following animals of either thoroughbred
or hybrid stock or pedigree:
1.
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Apes such as chimpanzee (Pan), gibbons (Hylobates), gorillas
(Gorilla), orangutans (Pongo), and siamangs (Symphalangus);
3.
Baboons (Papio, Mandrillus);
4.
Bears (Ursidae);
5.
Bison (Bison);
6.
Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus);
7.
Constrictor snakes exceeding five feet in length;
8.
Crocodilians (Crocodilia);
9.
Coyotes (Canis latrans);
10.
Deer (Cervidae), such as white-tailed deer, elk, antelope, and
moose;
11.
Elephants (Elephas and Loxodonta);
12.
Game cocks and other fighting birds;
13.
Hippopotami (Hippopotamidae);
14.
Hyenas (Hyaenidae);
15.
Jaguars (Panthera onca);
16.
Leopards (Panthera pardus);
17.
Lions (Panthera leo);
18.
Lynxes (Lynx);
19.
Monkeys, old world (Cercopithecidae), new world;
20.
Ostriches (Struthio);
21.
Piranha fish (Characidae);
22.
Pumas (Felis concolor), such as cougars, mountain lions, and
panthers;
23.
Raptors, such as condors, eagles, kites, falcons, osprey, owls,
harriers, hawks, buzzards and vultures (Falconiformes and Stigiformes orders)
24.
Rhinoceroses (Rhinocero tidae);
25.
Serval Cats (Felis serval or Leptailarus serval)
26.
Sharks (Class Chondrichthyes);
27.
Snow leopards (Panthera uncia);
28.
Tigers (Panthera tigris); or
29.
Wolves (Canis lupus and hybrids).
B.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to:
1.
An educational or medical institution, if the animal is kept for the
primary purpose of instruction, study or research; or
2.
A circus, carnival or other similar itinerant show business, if the
animal is kept for the primary purpose of public entertainment; or
3.
A veterinarian employed by the federal government or currently
licensed by the Oregon State Veterinary Examining Board, if the animal is kept for the
primary purpose of diagnosis or treatment.
Section 3.
Keeping of Livestock Generally Prohibited. Except as permitted by
this Ordinance, no person shall keep livestock.
Section 4.
Keeping of Limited Number of Chickens or Ducks Permitted.
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of three or fewer chickens or ducks. The chickens or ducks kept under this section shall
be enclosed in coops or pens and kept in a clean and sanitary condition. This section
shall not be construed to as to allow the keeping of roosters, which are prohibited.
Section 5.
A.
Duties of Animal Keepers.
It shall be a violation of this Ordinance for a keeper of an animal to:
1.
Permit an animal to be at large, except dogs in off-leash dog areas
designated by the City Administrator or the City Administrator’s designee.
2.
Permit an animal to cause unreasonable noise at any time of the
day or night by repeated barking, whining, screeching, howling, braying or other like
sounds which may be heard beyond the boundary of the keeper’s property.
3.
than the keeper.
Permit an animal to damage or destroy property of persons other
4.
Fail to immediately remove any excrement or other solid waste
deposited by an animal on public property or the property of another.
[Section 5 as amended by Ordinance 2471, passed September 27, 2010.]
Section 6.
Placing of Poisonous Food Prohibited. No person shall knowingly
place food of any description containing poisonous or other injurious ingredients in any
area reasonably likely to be accessible to animals, except as provided by law for
nuisance, vector, or predator control.
Section 7.
Confining Animals in Motor Vehicles Prohibited.
A.
No animal shall be confined within or on a motor vehicle at any location
within the city under such conditions as may endanger the health or well-being of the
animal, including but not limited to dangerous temperature, lack of food, water or
confinement with a dangerous animal.
B.
An animal control or police officer is authorized to remove an animal from
a motor vehicle when the officer reasonably believes that the animal is confined in
violation of this section. Any animal so removed shall be delivered to the Marion County
Animal Control Shelter after the removing officer leaves written notice of the removal
and delivery, including the officer's name, in a conspicuous, secure location on or
within the vehicle.
Section 8.
Dog Licensing. Any person owning or keeping a dog within the
City shall purchase for such a dog a license as required under the provisions of ORS
609.100.
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Levels of Dangerous Dogs.
A.
For purposes of this Ordinance, the classification of various levels of
dangerous dogs shall be based upon these specific behaviors exhibited by the dogs.
1.
Level 1 behavior is established if a dog, while at large, is found to
menace, chase, display threatening or aggressive behavior or otherwise threaten or
endanger the safety of any person.
2.
Level 2 behavior is established if a dog, while at large, bites or
causes physical injury to any dog or cat.
3.
Level 3 behavior is established if a dog bites or causes physical
injury to any person.
4.
person; or
Level 4 behavior is established if:
(a)
A dog causes the serious physical injury or death of any
(b)
A dog, while at large, kills a dog or cat.
Section 10.
Keeping of Dangerous Dog; Penalty; Defenses.
A.
infraction.
Any person who keeps a Level 1 Dangerous Dog commits a Class 4 civil
B.
infraction.
Any person who keeps a Level 2 Dangerous Dog commits a Class 3 civil
C.
infraction.
Any person who keeps a Level 3 Dangerous Dog commits a Class 2 civil
D.
infraction.
Any person who keeps a Level 4 Dangerous Dog commits a Class 1 civil
E.
The following affirmative defenses may be presented:
1.
The dog’s behavior was the direct result of the victim abusing or
tormenting the dog, or
2.
The dogs’ behavior was directed against a trespasser on the
keeper’s property.
Section 11. Keeping of Dog Pursuant to Court Order Permitted. Notwithstanding
Section 10 of this Ordinance, dogs classified as dangerous dogs by the Municipal Judge
may be lawfully kept pursuant to the terms of a Municipal Court order.
Section 12.
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A.
In addition to any other penalties imposed under this Ordinance, the
municipal judge shall have the power to classify dangerous dogs based upon the dogs’
behavior. This classification shall be based upon evidence proving the dogs’ behavior
by a preponderance of the evidence.
Section 13.
Disposition of Dangerous Dog Cases.
A.
In addition to any other penalties imposed under this Ordinance, the
keeper of a dog found by the municipal judge to be a dangerous dog shall be ordered
by the court to do the following:
1.
If the dog was found to have engaged in Level 1 behavior, the keeper
shall provide a physical device or structure that prevents the dog from reaching any
public right-of-way or adjoining property, and shall restrict the dog by such a device or
structure whenever the dog is outside the keeper's home and not on a leash off the
keeper's property.
2.
If the dog was found to have engaged in Level 2 or Level 3 behavior, the
keeper shall provide a secure enclosure and confine the dog within such enclosure
whenever the dog is not on a leash, off the keeper's property or inside the home of the
keeper.
Section 14.
Disposition of Level 3 or 4 Dangerous Dog Cases.
A.
If the dog was found by the municipal judge to have engaged in Level 3
or 4 behavior, the municipal judge shall provide an opportunity to the keeper and the
City regarding the appropriate disposition of the dog.
B.
If the dog was found by the Municipal Judge to have engaged in Level 4
behavior, the Municipal Judge shall order:
shelter; or
Ordinance.
1.
That the City euthanize the dog; or
2.
That the dog be sent at the keeper’s expense to a secure animal
3,
That the dog be removed from the City as specified in this
C.
If the dog was found by the Municipal Judge to have engaged in Level 3
behavior, the Municipal Judge may order:
1.
That the City euthanize the dog; or
2.
That the dog be sent at the keeper’s expense to a secure animal
3.
Ordinance; or
That the dog be removed from the City as specified in this
shelter; or
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4.
That there be a different disposition of the case as determined to
be fair and appropriate by the Court.
D.
The keeper shall be responsible for all fees and charges related to the
care, keeping, or euthanizing of the dog.
E.
The municipal judge will consider ordering that the dog be sent to a
secure animal shelter only at the request of the keeper. The keeper shall bear the
burden of establishing that an animal shelter is available that meets the criteria for a
secure animal shelter, that the shelter will accept the dog, and that the keeper is willing
and able to pay all expenses for transporting and caring for the dog.
F.
After conclusion of the hearing, the municipal judge shall issue an order
finding that the dog has engaged in Level 3 or 4 behavior and providing for disposition
of the dog. This order shall include findings justifying the Court’s action. A copy of the
order, including notice of the right to file a Writ of Review in Marion County Circuit Court
shall be sent by regular and certified mail, return receipt requested, or delivered by
personal service to the keeper of the dog.
Section 15. Removal of Animals from the City Prior to releasing an animal for
removal from the City pursuant to this Ordinance the municipal judge shall require: (1)
proof that an appropriate place outside of the incorporated limits of the City is
available to keep the animal; (2) proof that the animal control authority in the
jurisdiction to which the animal is being moved has been informed of the relocation
and has had an opportunity to address the Court; (3) agreement by the animal’s owner
to indemnify, defend, and hold the City harmless from any and all future claims of any
kind or nature whatsoever relative to past or future care and custody of the animal and
to the animal’s future behavior. If these requirements are not met, the Municipal Judge
may order the animal seized and delivered to the Marion County Animal Control Shelter
with instruction to dispose of the animal at the end of five days unless during that
period, the owner sells the animal or meets the requirements under this section. The
owner shall pay the costs of the action.
Section 16.
Shelter Operations; Impoundment, Release and Disposal.
A.
The Marion County Animal Control Shelter is designated as the facility to
receive, care for and confine any animal delivered to its custody under the provisions
of this Ordinance. This impound facility shall be operated by Marion County Animal
Control for the conduct of necessary business concerning impounded animals.
Impounded animals may be temporarily housed in a kennel designated by the Chief of
Police prior to their transport to the Marion County Animal Shelter.
B.
Impoundment is subject to the following holding period and notice
requirements:
1.
An animal bearing identification shall be held for five working days
before any action is taken to dispose of the animal. The City shall make reasonable
effort within twenty-four hours of impoundment to notify the keeper, shall send by
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registered or certified mail, a written notice of the impoundment to the last known
address of the keeper, advising the keeper of the impoundment, the date by which
redemption must be made and the fees payable prior to redemption release.
2.
An animal that does not bear identification shall be held for three
working days before any disposition may be made.
3.
Animals held for period prescribed herein, or as otherwise required
by ORS 433.340 to 433.390, and not redeemed by the keeper, shall be subject to
disposal consistent with Marion County Animal Control procedures.
4.
In instances where a peace officer impounds animals from a
person taken into custody, the peace officer shall issue a receipt to the person reciting
the redemption requirements under this Ordinance and shall serve this receipt upon the
person.
C.
Unless restrained by Court order, the impound facility shall release any
impounded animal to the keeper or the keeper's authorized representative upon
payment of all applicable impoundment, shelter, care, medical costs, license fees or
other applicable fees or deposits.
Section 17. Penalty for Unspecified Violations. The violation of any section of
this Ordinance where the penalty is not specified constitutes a Class 4 civil infraction.
Section 18. Authorized Enforcement Officers.
authorized to enforce this Ordinance:
The following City officials are
A.
An animal control officer;
B.
A peace officer; and
C.
The Woodburn City Administrator or designee.
Section 19. Animal Nuisance Enforcement. If there are reasonable grounds to
believe that any animal constitutes a public nuisance, an action may be instituted by
the City Attorney under Ordinance 2338, the Woodburn Nuisance Ordinance, as an
additional remedy.
Section 20. Institution of Legal Proceedings. The City Attorney, acting in the
name of the City, may maintain an action or proceeding in a court of competent
jurisdiction to compel compliance with or restrain by injunction the violation of any
provision of this Ordinance as additional remedy.
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Section 21. Exclusive Review in Marion County Circuit Court. All determinations
by the municipal judge under this Ordinance shall be final and subject only to Writ of
Review in the Marion County Circuit Court pursuant to ORS Chapter 34.
Section 22. Savings Clause. The repeal of any ordinance by this Ordinance
shall not preclude any action against any person who violated the ordinance prior to
the effective date of this Ordinance.
Section 23. Severability. The sections and subsections of this Ordinance are
severable. The invalidity of any section or subsection shall not affect the validity of the
remaining sections and subsections.
Section 24.
Repeal. Ordinance No. 1638 is hereby repealed.
Passed by the Council March 24, 2008 and approved by the
Mayor March 26, 2008.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2521
AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING RESIDENTIAL PARKING ON UNIMPROVED AREAS;
ALLOWING THE PLACING OF CITATIONS ON ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLES AND
PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. For purposes of this Ordinance, an “Improved Area” is defined as
an area surfaced with concrete, asphalt, gravel, or any other material commonly
used for the parking of Motor Vehicles, but not including grass or dirt.
Section 2.
For purposes of this Ordinance, a “Motor Vehicle” is defined as
provided in the Oregon Vehicle Code, ORS Chapters 801 to 826.
Section 3.
For purposes of this Ordinance, a “Person” is defined as any
natural person, firm, partnership, association or corporation.
Section 4. It shall be unlawful for any Person to stop, stand, or park a Motor
Vehicle on any lot with a residential zoning designation except on an Improved
Area.
Section 5. When a motor vehicle without an operator is parked in violation of
this Ordinance, the officer finding the vehicle shall take its license number and any
other information displayed on the vehicle which may identify its owner, and shall
conspicuously affix to the vehicle a traffic citation instructing the operator to answer
to the charge at the time and place specified in the citation.
Section 6. The presence of any motor vehicle in or upon any property,
private or public, in violation of this Ordinance shall be prima facie evidence that
the registered owner of the motor vehicle committed or authorized such violation.
Section 7. The prohibitions in this Ordinance shall not apply when an
emergency requires that a Person stop, stand or park a Motor Vehicle on an area
that is not an Improved Area.
Section 8. Each violation of any provision of this Ordinance constitutes a class
4 civil infraction and shall be dealt with according to the civil infraction procedures
established by City ordinance.
Passed by the Council September 22, 2014, and approved by the Mayor
September 24, 2014.
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ORDINANCE NO. 1856
AN ORDINANCE APPOINTING A HEARINGS OFFICER TO PRESIDE OVER ABANDONED
VEHICLE HEARINGS PURSUANT TO O.R.S. CHAPTER 483 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Appointment. The Council, pursuant to O.R.S. 483.357 appoints the
Woodburn Municipal Judge as a hearings officer with the powers and functions set
forth in O.R.S. Chapter 483.
Section 2.
Service. The Municipal Judge shall serve in the capacity of
hearings officer pursuant to O.R.S. Chapter 484 and shall serve at the pleasure of the
Council.
Section 3.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council February 13, 1984, and approved by the Mayor
February 14, 1984.
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ORDINANCE NO. 1957
AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING TRUCK ROUTES; PROHIBITING USE GENERALLY OF OTHER
STREETS, ROADS AND HIGHWAYS FOR OPERATION OF TRUCKS, OR HEAVY VEHICLES, AND
PROHIBITING USE OF AIR EXHAUST BRAKES.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
definitions apply:
Definitions.
For the purposes of this ordinance the following
(1)
"Motor Truck" for this ordinance means every motor vehicle used or
maintained primarily for the transportation of property and having a gross weight in
excess of 10,000 pounds, excluding recreational vehicles, emergency governmental
vehicles, up to one-ton pickups, tow trucks, busses and city franchised vehicles.
(2)
"Truck Trailer" means every vehicle without motive power which:
(a)
Has a combined weight of vehicle and maximum load to be
carried thereon of more than 10,000 pounds.
vehicle.
(b)
Is designated for carrying property and for being drawn by a motor
(3)
"Truck Tractor" means any motor vehicle used or designed for use with a
semi-trailer for carrying, conveying, or moving over the highways any freight, property,
article or thing, and having a combined weight of vehicle and maximum load to be
carried thereon of more than 10,000 pounds.
(4)
"Truck Route" means a street, alley, or other public right-of-way which has
been designated by this ordinance as an acceptable roadway for the through-city
transportation of motor trucks, truck trailers, and truck tractors.
(5)
"Truck Way" means a street, alley, or other public right-of-way which has
been designated by this ordinance as an acceptable roadway for the commercial
operation of motor trucks, truck trailers, and truck tractors, but does not constitute a
through-city route necessary for specialized traffic directional control signs.
Section 2.
Motor Truck Traffic Prohibited.
(1)
Except as provided in subsection (2), no person shall operate any motor
truck upon any public street or alley within the city unless such street or alley has been
designated as a truck route or truck way.
(2)
It shall be an affirmative defense to a violation of Section 2(1) that the
motor truck is being operated on a public street or alley for the primary purpose of
engaging in one or more of the following activities:
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Receiving or discharging goods at any location in the city;
(b)
Going to or from a business in the city for the purpose of fuel,
service, or repair; or
(3)
Servicing utility facilities or construction sites in the city.
(3)
Motor trucks operated on a public street or alley for the primary purpose
of engaging in one or more of the activities listed in Section 3(2) shall use only
designated truck routes or truck ways prior to the point where the activity requires a
different route of travel. (Section 2 amended by Ordinance 2169 passed by the
Council May 13, 1996.)
Section 3.
Truck Routes and Truck ways Established.
(1)
Those streets, roads, and highways located within the limits of the city of
Woodburn, shown on Schedule "A" and Schedule "B" are hereby designated as truck
routes and truck ways.
(2)
The Public Works Director is hereby authorized and directed to erect and
maintain specialized traffic directional control signs on designated truck routes in a
conspicuous manner and place at each end of the roadway or section thereof in order
to give notice of such regulation.
Section 4.
The use of air exhaust brakes (jake brakes) on city streets, alleys and
right-of-ways within the city of Woodburn is prohibited.
Section 5.
Civil Infraction Assessment. A violation of any provision of this
ordinance constitutes a class 5 civil infraction and shall be dealt with according to the
procedures established by Ordinance 1998. [Section 5 as amended by Ordinance 2008
passed October 24, 1988.]
Passed by the Council July 28, 1986 and approved by the Mayor July 30, 1986.
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ORDINANCE NO. 1988
AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING ON-STREET AND PUBLIC PLACE PARKING IN A PORTION OF
THE DOWNTOWN AREA TO PREVENT INTERFERENCE WITH STREET CLEANING OPERATIONS,
PROVIDING FOR CIVIL ENFORCEMENT, REPEALING ORDINANCE 1986, AND DECLARING
AN EMERGENCY.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Purpose. The City Council finds that the public safety responsibilities
associated with street cleaning and general maintenance in the downtown business
district are paramount to providing for the general welfare and encouraging the flow of
goals and services. In addition, the limited clearing of on-street parking spaces and
public place parking spaces will facilitate a safe, effective, and efficient maintenance
operation for the public's benefit.
Section 2.
Definitions. In addition to those definitions contained in the
"Oregon Vehicle Code," the following definitions apply:
(A)
"Administrator" shall mean the City Administrator or his designee.
(B)
"Public Parking Space" shall mean every public way, road, street,
thoroughfare, and place open, used or intended for use by the general public for
parking motor vehicles.
(C)
"Downtown Parking District" shall mean an area composed by the
following street boundaries as referenced in Attachment "A".
Hardcastle.
(1)
(2)
Cleveland Streets.
The East and West sides of Front Street between Cleveland and
The East and West sides of First Street between Harrison and
(3)
The West side of Second Street between Cleveland and Grant
Streets, and the East side of Second Street between Garfield and Grant Streets.
(4)
The North and South sides of Harrison, Lincoln, Garfield and Arthur
Streets between Front and First Streets.
(5)
The North and South sides of Grant and Hayes Streets between
Front and Second Streets.
(6)
The North side of Montgomery Street between First and Second
(7)
The North side of Cleveland Street between First and Second
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The North and South sides of Cleveland Street between Front and
"Enforcement Officer" shall mean the Police Chief or his designee.
Section 3.
General Provisions.
(A)
In addition to the applicable sections of the "Oregon Vehicle Code"
prohibiting parking, no person shall park or stand a motor vehicle in a public parking
place within the Downtown Parking District between the hours of 3:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
upon the day(s) of the week so posted by a lawfully erected parking limitation sign for
the clearance of motor vehicles on account of public street cleaning and
maintenance operations.
(B)
The prohibition contained in subsection 3(A) of this ordinance above shall
not apply upon the legal holidays observed by the City of Woodburn.
Section 4.
Administration.
(A)
The Administrator shall be responsible for the installation and maintenance
of applicable parking signs and the conduct of business operations associated with
street cleaning and maintenance within the Downtown Parking District.
(B)
Enforcement of the provisions of this ordinance shall be the duly of the
enforcement officer.
(C)
A parking citation issued in violation of this ordinance shall be placed on
or in such motor vehicle in accordance with the "Oregon Vehicle code".
Section 5.
Civil Infraction Assessment. A violation of any provision of this
ordinance constitutes a class 5 civil infraction and shall be dealt with according to the
procedures established by Ordinance 1998. [Section 5 as amended by Ordinance 2008
passed October 24, 1988.]
Section 6.
Towing and Storage.
(A)
Any motor vehicle violating the provisions of this ordinance shall constitute
a hazard to public safety and the enforcement officer shall cause the motor vehicle to
be towed and stored at the registered owner's expense if left unattended. The
registered owner shall be liable for the costs of towing and storing, even if the vehicle
was parked by another person.
(B)
Towing and storage of any motor vehicle pursuant to this ordinance does
not preclude the issuance of a citation for a violation of any provision of this ordinance.
Section 7.
Disposal of Motor Vehicle. After a motor vehicle is towed under the
authority of this ordinance it shall be disposed of in the manner provided by ORS
819.180 to ORS 819.260.
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Section 8.
Severability. If any section, clause, or phrase of this ordinance or its
application to any statute, is determined by any court of competent jurisdiction to be
invalid or unenforceable for any reason, such determination shall not affect the validity
of the remainder of this ordinance or its application.
Section 9.
Repeal. Ordinance No. 1986 is hereby specifically repealed.
Section 10.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council January 25, 1988 and approved by the Mayor
January 27, 1988.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2257
AN ORDINANCE PERMITTING THE USE OF GOLF CARTS IN DESIGNATED AREAS;
REGULATING SUCH USE PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF STATE LAW; REPEALING
ORDINANCE NO. 1841; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Definitions.
(1)
“Golf cart,” is defined, as it is in ORS 801.295, as a motor vehicle that has
not less than three wheels in contact with the ground, has an unloaded weight less than
1,300 pounds, is designed to be and is operated at not more than 15 miles per hour,
and is designed to carry golf equipment and not more than two persons, including the
driver.
(2)
"Senior Estates," is defined as the areas platted as Woodburn Senior
Estates, which is described as follows: Woodburn Senior Estates No. 2, Subdivision of
Block No. 23 of Woodburn Senior Estates No. 2; Woodburn Senior Estates No. 3;
Woodburn Senior Estates No. 4; Woodburn Senior Estates No. 5; Resubdivision of a
portion of Woodburn Senior Estates No. 5, Blocks 48, 49, 50, 51, 52 & 53; Woodburn
Senior Estates No. 6; Woodburn Senior Estates No. 7; Woodburn Senior Estates No. 7A;
Woodburn Senior Estates No. 8 as filed with Marion County.
(3)
“Woodburn Crossing” is defined as the shopping center located on the
commercial properties to the northwest of the intersection of Highway 214 and Country
Club Road, City of Woodburn, and lying immediately adjacent to Senior Estates.
Section 2.
Where Golf Carts Are Permitted. Golf carts are permitted to be
used on all of the streets in the areas known as Senior Estates and Woodburn Crossing
as described in Section 1. No such permission is intended or implied for any public way
other than those within the boundaries described. Golf carts may be operated
between the golf course and the place where golf carts are parked or stored or
located within or bounded by Senior Estates, as provided for in ORS 810.070.
Section 3.
Qualifications of Drivers. Drivers of golf carts shall obtain and have
in their possession a valid Oregon Drivers License or Oregon Department of Motor
Vehicles Golf Cart Permit when operating golf carts under this ordinance.
Section 4.
Regulations for Use of Golf Carts. Golf carts shall be operated only
during daylight hours, and shall observe all applicable requirements of state traffic law.
Golf carts shall yield the right of way to motor vehicles and pedestrians when crossing a
public street.
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Section 5.
Oregon Highway 214. The operation of golf carts shall not be
allowed on any portion of the public highway known as Oregon Highway 214. The
crossing of Highway 214 at Oregon Way and Country Club Road or any other location is
prohibited. Golf carts shall use the golf course tunnel under Highway 214 to get from
one side of the highway to the other.
Section 6.
Registration and Licensing Exemption.
Golf carts operated pursuant to this ordinance shall be exempt from registration and
licensing as provided in ORS 820.210.
Section 7.
Vehicle Equipment Exemption. Golf carts operated pursuant to this
ordinance shall be exempt from vehicle equipment laws as provided for in ORS 810.070.
Section 8.
Liability. The operation of golf carts under this Ordinance shall be
totally the risk and responsibility of the operator. The City, by passing this Ordinance of
permission and designation under state law, assumes no responsibility for the operation
of the golf carts and shall be held harmless in any action arising from the operation of
golf carts on or off any public way within the City.
Section 9.
Repeal. Ordinance No. 1841 is hereby repealed.
Section 10.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council February 14, 2000 and approved by the Mayor
February 15, 2000.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2262
AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING PUBLIC PLACE PARKING IN A PORTION OF THE DOWNTOWN
AREA TO PREVENT INTERFERENCE WITH SATURDAY MARKET OPERATIONS, PROVIDING FOR
CIVIL ENFORCEMENT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Purpose. The City Council finds that the Saturday Market serves a
public purpose and is conducted on premises open to the public. The limited clearing
of public parking spaces will facilitate a safe, effective, and efficient operation of the
Saturday Market.
Section 2.
Definitions. In addition to those definitions contained in the
“Oregon Vehicle Code,” the following definitions apply:
(A)
“Administrator” shall mean the City Administrator or designee.
(B)
“Public Parking Space” shall mean every public way, road, street,
thoroughfare, and place open, used or intended for use by the general public for
parking motor vehicles.
(C)
“Downtown Parking Lot” shall mean the parking lot bordered by Garfield
Street on the South side, North First Street on the West Side, and West Hayes Street on
the North side and which is described as Township 5 South, Range 1 West, Section 18AB
of the Willamette Meridian, Tax Lots 2800 and 3200.
Section 3.
General Provisions. In addition to the applicable sections of the
“Oregon Vehicle Code,” prohibited parking, no person shall park or stand a motor
vehicle in a public parking place within the Downtown Parking Lot between the hours
of 12:00 a.m. Friday and 3:00 p.m. Saturday as posted by a lawfully erected parking
limitation sign for the clearance of motor vehicles on account of Saturday Market
operations. This section shall not apply to vehicles which are necessary for Saturday
Market operations.
Section 4.
Administration. The Administrator shall be responsible for the
installation and maintenance of applicable parking signs and for the enforcement of
this ordinance.
Section 5.
Civil Infraction Assessment. A violation of any provision of this
ordinance constitutes a Class 5 civil infraction and shall be dealt with according to the
procedures established by Ordinance 1998.
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Towing and Storage.
(A)
Any motor vehicle violating the provisions of this ordinance shall constitute
a hazard to the public safety and may be towed and stored at the registered owner’s
expense if left unattended. The registered owner shall be liable for the cost of towing
and storage, even if the vehicle was parked by another person.
(B)
Towing and storage of any motor vehicle pursuant to this ordinance does
not preclude the issuance of a citation for violation of any provision of this ordinance.
Section 7.
Disposal of Motor Vehicle. After a motor vehicle is towed under the
authority of this ordinance, it shall be disposed of in the manner provided by ORS
819.180 to ORS 819.260.
Section 8.
Severability. If any section, clause, or phrase of this ordinance or its
application to any statute, is determined by any court of competent jurisdiction to be
invalid or unenforceable for any reason, such determination shall not affect the validity
of the remainder of this ordinance or its application.
Section 9. [Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council May 4, 2000 and approved by the Mayor May 5, 2000.
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ORDINANCE 2285
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING MOTOR VEHICLE, BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC
WITHIN THE CITY OF WOODBURN; REPEALING ORDINANCES 1904, 2078 AND 2191; AND
DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Short Title. This ordinance may be cited as the “City of Woodburn
Traffic Ordinance.”
Section 2.
Definitions.
(1)
The definitions contained in the Oregon Vehicle Code, ORS Chapter 801,
as constituted on the date this ordinance takes effect, are hereby incorporated by
reference.
(2)
As used in this Ordinance, the following words and phrases mean:
(a)
Bus stop. A space on the edge of a roadway designated by sign
for use by buses loading or unloading passengers.
designee.
or designee.
(b)
Chief of Police. The Chief of Police of the City of Woodburn or
(c)
City. The City of Woodburn.
(b)
City Administrator. The City Administrator of the City of Woodburn
(d)
Council. The City Council of the City of Woodburn.
(e)
Emergency. A situation where an unforeseen combination of
circumstances calls for immediate action in order to avoid damage to a vehicle or
where a vehicle was rendered inoperable but does not include a situation where the
vehicle is left standing in excess of 24 hours.
(f)
Holiday.
New Year's Day, Independence Day, Labor Day,
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and any other day proclaimed by the Council to be
a holiday.
(g)
Loading zone. A space on the edge of a roadway designated by
sign for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or materials during specified
hours of specified days.
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(h)
Parade. Any march, demonstration, procession or motorcade
consisting of persons, animals, or vehicles or a combination thereof upon the streets,
parks or other public grounds within the City with an intent of attracting public attention
that interferes with the normal flow or regulation of traffic upon the streets, parks or
other public grounds.
corporation,
(i)
Person.
A natural person, firm, partnership, association, or
company or organization of any kind.
(j)
Street. Any place or way set aside or open to the general public
for purposes of vehicular traffic.
(k)
Traffic lane. That area of the highway used for or designated for
the movement of a single line of traffic.
(l)
Truck. A motor vehicle designed and used primarily for drawing
other vehicles, such as truck trailers, or for carrying loads other than passengers, and
subject to state licensing for ten thousand (10,000) pounds or more gross vehicle weight.
(m)
Truck Trailer. Any trailer designed and used primarily for carrying
loads other than passengers whether designed as a balance trailer, pole trailer, semitrailer or self-supporting trailer.
Administration
Section 3.
Powers of the Council. Subject to state law, the Council constitutes
the City road authority under ORS 810.010 and is empowered with all municipal traffic
authority for the City except those powers specifically and expressly delegated herein
or by another ordinance.
Section 4.
Duties of the City Administrator. The City Administrator shall
implement the ordinances, resolutions and motions of the Council. Installation of traffic
control devices shall be based on the standards contained in the Oregon Manual on
Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways.
Section 4A. Duties of Chief of Police. In addition to any other duties provided
herein, the Council delegates to the Chief of Police the authority under ORS 810.030 to
impose temporary street closures for a period not to exceed 14 days. Temporary street
closures may be made because of traffic accidents or hazards, construction activity,
natural disasters, special events, or any other reason where temporary closure is
necessary to protect the interest and safety of the general public. (Section 4A added
by Ordinance 2323 adopted July 17, 2002.)
Section 5.
Public Danger. Under conditions constituting a danger to the
public, the City Administrator may install temporary traffic control devices which are
determined to be necessary.
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Section 6.
Standards. The regulations of the Mayor and City Council or its
designate shall be based upon:
(1)
Traffic engineering principles and traffic investigations.
(2)
Standards, limitations
Transportation Commission.
(3)
and
rules
promulgated
by
the
Oregon
Other recognized traffic control standards.
Section 7.
Authority to Enforce Ordinance. Police officers as defined by ORS
801.395 and all other City employees designated by the City Administrator have the
authority to enforce the provisions of this Ordinance.
Section 8.
Alteration of Traffic Control Devices Prohibited. No unauthorized
person shall install, move, remove, alter the position of, or deface or tamper with a
traffic control device.
Section 9.
Presumption that Traffic Control Device was Lawfully Authorized and
Installed. A traffic control device is presumed to be lawfully authorized and installed
unless the contrary is established by competent evidence.
General Regulations
Section 10. Crossing Private Property. No operator of a vehicle shall proceed
from one street to an intersecting street by crossing private property. This provision shall
not apply to the operator of a vehicle who stops on the property for the purpose of
procuring or providing goods or services.
Section 11.
Unlawful Riding.
(1)
No operator shall permit a passenger and no passenger shall ride on a
vehicle upon a street except on a portion of the vehicle designed or intended for the
use of passengers. This provision shall not apply to an employee engaged in the
necessary discharge of a duty, or to a person riding within a truck body in space
intended for merchandise.
(2)
No person shall board or alight from a vehicle while the vehicle is in
motion upon a street.
Section 12. Prohibited Devices. No person shall use the streets for traveling on
skis, toboggans, sleds, skates, skateboards roller blades or other similar devices.
Section 13. Removing Glass and Debris. A party to a vehicle accident or a
person causing broken glass or other debris to be deposited upon a street shall remove
the glass and other debris from the street.
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Section 14. Obstructing Streets. No unauthorized person shall obstruct the free
movement of motor vehicles or pedestrians using the streets.
Section 15. Storage of Vehicles on Streets. No person shall store or permit to be
stored on a street or other public property, without permission of the City, a vehicle or
personal property. Failure to remove a vehicle or other personal property for a period
of 72 hours shall constitute prima facie evidence of storage of a vehicle.
Section 16.
Other Vehicles.
Storage and Parking Trucks, Trailers, Boats, Campers, Car Units and
(1)
No person shall park a truck or truck trailer upon any street, alley, avenue
or public way in any residential area of the City adjacent to any residence, church,
school, hospital, multiple dwelling, park or playground in any area of the City. The
provisions of this section shall not be deemed to prohibit the lawful parking of such
equipment upon any street, avenue or public way in the City for the actual loading or
unloading of goods or to make repairs necessitated by an emergency.
(2)
No person shall park a bus or vacation house trailer, camper, boat and/or
boat trailer, motor home, tent trailer, utility trailer, or any motorized or unmotorized
vehicle on any street or on any avenue or public way within the City for longer than 72
hours.
Section 17. Calculation of Time of Storage. When calculating hours under
Sections 15 and 16 of this Ordinance, the continuity of time shall not be deemed broken
by the movement of the motor vehicle or personal property elsewhere on the block
unless the movement removes the motor vehicle or personal property from the block
where it is located before it is returned.
Parking Regulations
Section 18.
Method of Parking.
(1)
Where parking space markings are placed on a street, no person shall
stand or park a vehicle other than in the indicated direction, and unless the size or
shape of the motor vehicle makes compliance impossible, within a single marked
space.
(2)
The operator who first begins maneuvering a motor vehicle into a vacant
parking space on a street shall have priority to park in the space, and no other motor
vehicle operator shall attempt to interfere.
(3)
Whenever the operator of a vehicle discovers the vehicle is parked close
to a building to which the fire department has been summoned, the operator shall
immediately remove the vehicle from the area, unless otherwise directed by the police
or fire officers.
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Section 19. Prohibited Parking or Standing . In addition to the state motor
vehicle laws prohibiting parking, no person shall park or stand:
(1)
A vehicle in an alley other than for the expeditious loading or unloading of
persons or materials, and in no case for a period in excess of 30 consecutive minutes.
(2)
A motor vehicle upon a street for the principal purpose of:
(a)
Displaying the vehicle for sale.
(b)
Repairing or servicing the vehicle, except to make repairs
necessitated by an emergency.
(c)
Displaying advertising from the vehicle.
(d)
Selling merchandise from the vehicle, except when authorized.
(3)
A motor vehicle parked in such a manner that it damages or causes to be
damaged any public improvement within the City including streets, alleys, or other
public ways. The person who parked the vehicle shall be liable to the City for the
damage caused thereby.
Section 20. Affirmative Defense of Emergency Repairs. Under Sections 15, 16
and 19 of this Ordinance, it shall be an affirmative defense that the prohibited parking
was necessitated by an emergency and the defendant shall have the burden of
proving the existence of the emergency by a preponderance of the evidence.
Section 21. Use of Loading Zone. No person shall stand or park a vehicle for
any purpose or length of time, other than for the expeditious loading or unloading of
persons or materials, in a place designated as a loading zone when the hours
applicable to that loading zone are in effect. In no case, when the hours applicable to
the loading zone are in effect, shall the stop for loading and unloading of materials
exceed the time limits posted. If no time limits are posted, then the use of the loading
zone shall not exceed 30 minutes.
Section 22. Unattended Vehicles. Whenever a police officer finds a motor
vehicle parked unattended with the ignition key in the vehicle, the police officer is
authorized to remove the key from the vehicle and deliver the key to the person in
charge of the police station.
Section 23. Standing or Parking of Buses. The operator of a bus shall not stand
or park the vehicle upon a street in a business district at a place other than a bus stop,
except that this provision shall not prevent the operator from temporarily stopping the
bus outside a traffic lane while loading or unloading passengers.
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Section 24. Restricted Use of Bus Stops. No person shall stand or park a vehicle
other than a bus in a bus stop, except that the operator of a passenger vehicle may
temporarily stop for the purpose of, and while actually engaged in, loading or
unloading passengers when stopping does not interfere with a bus waiting to enter or
about to enter the restricted zone.
Section 25. Extension of Parking Time. Where maximum parking time limits are
designated by sign, movement of a vehicle in a block shall not extend the time limits for
parking.
Section 26. Exemption. The provisions of this ordinance regulating the parking
or standing of vehicles shall not apply to a vehicle of the city, county or state or public
utility while necessarily in use for construction or repair work on a street, or a vehicle
operated by the United States while in use for the collection, transportation or delivery
of mail.
Abandoned Vehicles
Section 27. Authority Over Abandoned Vehicles within City. City police officers
and code enforcement personnel employed by the City and supervised by the Chief of
Police shall have authority pursuant to ORS 819.140(1)(c) to take abandoned vehicles
into custody and exercise powers over abandoned vehicles pursuant to state law.
Section 28. Abandoned Vehicle Procedure. All abandoned vehicles shall be
processed under the provisions of state law.
Bicycles
Section 29. Bicycle Operating Rules.
In addition to observing all other
applicable provisions of this ordinance and state law pertaining to bicycles, a person
shall:
(1)
Not leave a bicycle, except in a bicycle rack. If no bike rack is provided,
the person shall leave the bicycle so as not to obstruct any roadway, sidewalk,
driveway or building entrance. A person shall not leave a bicycle in violation of the
provisions relating to the parking of motor vehicles.
(2)
Not ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within the downtown core area
bounded on the north by Harrison Street, on the west by Second Street, on the south by
Cleveland Street, and on the east by Front Street.
Section 30. Licensing. The owner or lawful possessor of a bicycle may obtain a
license in the following manner:
(1)
The police department shall issue licenses and in so doing, shall obtain
and record the name and address of each person purchasing a license and the make,
model and serial number (if any) of the bicycle.
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(2)
A number shall be assigned to each bicycle so licensed, and a record of
the license issued shall be maintained as part of the police records. A license plate
assigned shall be affixed to the frame of the bicycle.
(3)
A fee for a bicycle license shall be $1.00; all license fees collected shall be
paid over to the general fund.
Section 31.
Impounding of Bicycles.
(1)
No person shall leave a bicycle on public or private property without the
consent of the person in charge or the owner thereof.
(2)
A bicycle left on public property for a period in excess of 24 hours may be
impounded by the police department.
(3)
In addition to any citation issued, a bicycle parked in violation of this
ordinance may be immediately impounded by the police department.
(4)
If a bicycle impounded under this ordinance is licensed, or other means of
determining its ownership exist, the police shall make reasonable efforts to notify the
owner.
(5)
A bicycle impounded under this ordinance which remains unclaimed shall
be disposed of in accordance with the city's procedures for disposal of abandoned or
lost personal property.
Pedestrians
Section 32. Right Angles.
unless crossing within a crosswalk.
A pedestrian shall cross a street at a right angle,
Section 33. Use of Available Crosswalk. No pedestrian shall cross a street other
than within a crosswalk in blocks with marked crosswalks or if within 150 feet of a
marked crosswalk.
Section 34. Skates, Skateboards, and Roller blades. No person shall use skates,
skateboards, roller blades or other similar devices upon a sidewalk within the downtown
core area bounded on the north by Harrison Street, on the west by Second Street, on
the south by Cleveland Street, and on the east by Front Street.
Funeral Processions
Section 35.
Funeral Processions.
(1)
A funeral procession shall proceed to the place of interment by the most
direct route which is both legal and practical.
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(2)
The procession shall be accompanied by adequate escort vehicles for
traffic control purposes.
(3)
turned on.
(4)
All motor vehicles in the procession shall be operated with their headlights
No person shall unreasonably interfere with a funeral procession.
(5)
No person shall operate a vehicle which is not a part of the procession
between the vehicles of a funeral procession.
Parades
Section 36. Permit Required. No person shall engage in or conduct any
parade unless a permit is issued by the Chief of Police.
Section 37.
Parade Permit Application.
(1)
Application for a parade permit shall be made, except for a funeral
procession, to the Chief of Police at least seven days prior to the intended date of
parade, unless the time is waived by the Chief of Police.
In considering whether to waive the minimum time within which an application for a
permit must be made, the Chief of Police shall consider the following factors:
(a)
Whether the size, route or nature of the proposed parade is such
that additional law enforcement or other resources are required;
(b)
Time needed to inform the public of the parade in order to
minimize public inconvenience.
(2)
Applications shall be signed by the applicant and include the following
information:
(a)
The name, address and telephone number of the persons
responsible for the proposed parade.
(b)
The name, address and telephone number of the headquarters of
the organization for which the parade is to be conducted, if any, and the authorized
and responsible heads of the organization
(c)
The requested date of the proposed parade.
(d)
The desired route, including assembling point.
(e)
A statement as to whether the parade will occupy all or only a
portion of the width of the streets proposed to be traveled.
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The location by street of any assembly areas for such parade.
(g)
The number of persons, vehicles and animals which will be
participating in the parade.
(h)
The estimated number of spectators.
(i)
A description of any recording equipment, sound amplification
equipment, banners, signs, or other attention-getting devices to be used in connection
with the parade.
parade.
(j)
The intervals of space to be maintained between units of such
(k)
The proposed starting and ending times.
Section 38.
Standards for Issuance
(1)
The Chief of Police shall issue a parade permit as provided for herein
when, from a consideration of the application and from such other information as may
otherwise be obtained, the Chief of Police finds that:
(a)
The conduct of the parade will not substantially interrupt the safe
and orderly movement of other pedestrian or vehicular traffic contiguous to its route or
location;
(b)
The conduct of the parade will not require the diversion of so great
a number of City police officers to properly police the line of movement and the areas
contiguous thereto as to prevent normal police protection of the City;
(c)
The concentration of persons, animals, and vehicles at public
assembly points of the parade will not unduly interfere with proper fire and police
protection of, or ambulance service to, areas contiguous to such public assembly
areas;
(d)
The conduct of the parade is not reasonably likely to cause injury
to persons or property;
(e)
The parade is scheduled to move from its point of origin to its point
of termination expeditiously and without unreasonable delays en route;
(f)
Adequate sanitation and other required health facilities are or will
be made available in or adjacent to any public assembly areas;
(g)
There are sufficient parking places near the site of the parade to
accommodate the number of vehicles reasonably expected;
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(h)
No parade permit application for the same time and location is
already granted or has been received and will be granted.
Section 39. Denial of Permit. If the Chief of Police denies the permit based
upon the standards for issuance specified in Section 38, written findings shall be issued
specifying the reasons for the decision and a copy of the findings shall be furnished to
the applicant.
Section 40.
Alternative Permit.
(1)
The Chief of Police, in denying an application for a parade permit, may
authorize the conduct of the parade at a date, time, location, or route different from
that named by the applicant. An applicant desiring to accept an alternate permit
shall, within five (5) days after notice of the action of the Chief of Police, file a written
notice of acceptance with the Chief of Police.
(2)
An alternate parade permit shall conform to the requirements of, and
shall have the effect of, a parade permit issued under this Ordinance.
Section 41.
Notification of Decision.
(1)
The Chief of Police shall notify the applicant of the decision within five
days of receipt of the application.
(2)
If the Chief of Police requires an alternate route or an alternate date or
refuses to issue a permit, the applicant shall have the right to appeal this decision to the
Council.
Section 42.
Appeal to Council.
(1)
The applicant may appeal the decision of the Chief of Police by filing a
written request of the appeal with the City Recorder within five days after the Chief of
Police has proposed alternatives or refused to issue a permit.
(2)
The Council shall schedule a hearing date which shall not be later than
the second regular session following the filing of the written appeal with the City
Recorder and shall notify the applicant of the date and time that he may appear either
in person or by a representative.
Section 43.
Public Conduct During Parades.
(1)
No person shall unreasonably hamper, obstruct or impede, or interfere
with any parade or with any person, vehicle or animal participating or used in a
parade.
(2)
No driver of a vehicle shall drive between the vehicles or persons
comprising a parade when such vehicles or persons are in motion and are
conspicuously designated as a parade.
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(3)
The Chief of Police shall have the authority, when reasonably necessary,
to prohibit or restrict the parking of vehicles along a street constituting a part of the
route of a parade.
Section 44.
parades:
Prohibited Conduct.
The following prohibitions shall apply to all
(1)
It shall be unlawful for any person to stage, present, or conduct any
parade without first having obtained a permit as herein provided;
(2)
It shall be unlawful for any person to participate in a parade for which the
person knows a permit has not been granted;
(3)
It shall be unlawful for any person in charge of, or responsible for the
conduct of, a duly licensed parade to knowingly fail to comply with any condition of
the parade permit;
Section 45.
permit if:
Permit Revocable. The City Administrator may revoke a parade
(1)
An imminent threat of violence and personal injury to the parade
participants exists, all reasonable efforts to protect the parade participants have failed,
and a request to disband the parade made to the parade organizers has been
refused;
(2)
Actual violence that endangers public safety has been caused by
parade participants and public safety cannot be protected without revocation of the
permit; or
(3)
There is significant deviation from the route designated in the application
or approval, or assembly at points not shown in the application or approval, which
occurs without approval of the Chief of Police.
Parking Citations and Owner Responsibility
Section 46. Citation on Illegally Parked Vehicle. Whenever a vehicle without
an operator is found parked in violation of a restriction imposed by this ordinance or
state law, the officer finding the vehicle shall take its license number and any other
information displayed on the vehicle which may identify its owner, and shall
conspicuously affix to the vehicle a traffic citation instructing the operator to answer to
the charge and at the time and place specified in the citation.
Section 47. Owner Responsibility. The owner of a vehicle placed in violation of
a parking restriction shall be responsible for the offense, except when the use of the
vehicle was secured by the operator without the owner's consent.
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Section 48. Registered Owner Presumption. In a prosecution of a vehicle
owner charging a violation of a restriction on parking, proof that the vehicle at the time
of the violation was registered to the defendant shall constitute a presumption that the
defendant was then the owner in fact.
Impoundment and Penalties
Section 49. Authority to Impound Improperly Parked Vehicles. When any
unattended vehicle is parked upon a street, alley or public way of the City in such a
manner that it is unlawfully parked in any prohibited or restricted area or is unlawfully
parked for a length of time prohibited by this Ordinance, such vehicle is declared by
the Council to be a public nuisance and it shall be subject to abatement, removal and
impounding in accordance with the procedures provided for abandoned vehicles
pursuant to state law.
Section 50. Civil Infraction Assessment. Each violation of any provision of this
Ordinance constitutes a class 4 civil infraction and shall be dealt with according to the
procedures established by City ordinance.
General
Section 51. Severability Clause. If a portion of this ordinance is for any reason
held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect validity of the remaining portions of this
ordinance.
Section 52.
Repeal. Ordinances 1904, 2078 and 2191 are hereby repealed.
Section 53. Saving Clause. The repeal of any ordinance by this Ordinance shall
not preclude any action against any person who violated the ordinance prior to the
effective date of this ordinance.
Section 54. Emergency Clause.
This ordinance being necessary for the
immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is
declared to exist and this ordinance shall take effect immediately upon passage by the
Council and approval by the Mayor.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2404
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A POLICE TRAINING ASSESSMENT TO BE IMPOSED IN
TRAFFIC VIOLATION CASES
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Whenever the Woodburn Municipal Court imposes a fine or orders
a forfeiture for a traffic violation, a Police Training Assessment in an amount of $5.00
shall be imposed in addition to the amount of the fine or forfeiture.
Section 2.
Proceeds from the payment of Police Training Assessments shall be
used for Woodburn Police Department training.
Section 3.
The Woodburn City Council determines that the Police Training
Assessment does not constitute a tax under the Oregon Constitution and is not subject
to the property tax limitation of Article XI, Section 11(b).
Passed by the Council July 10, 2006 and approved by the Mayor July 12, 2006.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2464
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE REGULATION OF TAXICABS; TAXICAB DRIVERS;
TAXICAB COMPANIES; AND SETTING AN EFFECTIVE DATE
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Definitions
A. Certified Mechanic. A mechanic who meets all the following criteria:
1. Does not own, lease or drive a Taxicab;
2. Has no financial interest in any Taxicab Company operating within the State
of Oregon;
3. Has received ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) A Series (Automobile/Light
Truck Certification) master certification; and
4. Is not employed by any Taxicab Company.
B. City Recorder. The City of Woodburn City Recorder or designee.
C. Driver. Any person operating Taxicabs as a Driver for any Taxicab Company
regardless of whether the vehicles so operated are owned by the company, leased,
or owned by individual members of the company.
D. Finance Director. The City of Woodburn Finance Director or designee.
E. Flat Rate. A rate that remains constant regardless of the distance traveled or the
time involved.
F. Operate. To drive a Taxicab, to use a Taxicab in the conduct of business, to receive
money from the use of a Taxicab, or cause or allow another person to do the same.
G. Person. Any individual, partnership, trust, estate, corporation, or other form of
business organization recognized by Oregon law.
H. Police Chief. The City of Woodburn Chief of Police or designee.
I.
Taxicab. Any motor vehicle used for transportation for hire where the destination
and route traveled may be controlled by a passenger and the fare is calculated on
the basis of any combination of an initial fee, distance traveled, waiting time, or a
flat fee except for an accessible vehicle, ambulance, limousine, medical transport
vehicle, shuttle or tour bus. For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall
apply:
a) “Accessible vehicle” means any motor vehicle constructed and
equipped for the non-emergency transportation of persons in
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b) wheelchairs, persons using other mobility aids, or with other mobility
impairments.
c) “Ambulance” means any motor vehicle constructed and equipped for
the emergency transportation of persons because of or in connection
with their illness, injury or disability.
d) “Limousine” means any luxury class motor vehicle that is operated for hire
on a reserved, hourly basis.
e) “Medical transport vehicle” means any motor vehicle constructed and
equipped for the non-emergency transportation of persons in connection
with their illness, injury or disability.
f) “Shuttle” means any motor vehicle for hire that transports passengers
between predetermined destinations (e.g., motels and airports), at fixed
rates, and on a fixed schedule.
g) “Tour bus” means a motor vehicle accepting individual passengers for a
fare for sightseeing or guided tours, making occasional stops at certain
points of interest and returning the passengers to the point of origin.
J. Taxicab Company. Any person that operates Taxicabs other than only as a Driver
that either has its primary place of business within the city limits, or regularly
conducts business within the City, regardless of whether the vehicles so operated
are owned by the company, leased, or owned by individual members of the
company.
K. Taxicab Company Permit. A permit issued under this Ordinance to operate a
Taxicab Company.
L. Taxicab Driver Permit. A permit issued by the City that the Driver is authorized to
operate a Taxicab under this Ordinance.
M. Translink Provider. A business or company that has been approved as a provider of
transportation services by the federal government by meeting federal standards
and receipt of a certificate evidencing such compliance.
N. Taximeter. A mechanical or electronic device which calculates and displays a fare
based on an initial fee, distance traveled, waiting time, or any combination thereof.
Section 2. Taxicab Company Permit Required – Exemptions
A. No Person shall operate any Taxicab Company in the City of Woodburn without
possessing, in addition to any license required by any other law, a valid Taxicab
Company Permit issued pursuant to this Ordinance. A Taxicab Company Permit
may not be sold, assigned, mortgaged or otherwise transferred.
B. Exemptions to Taxicab Company Permit Requirement.
1. Public Transportation provided and funded in whole or in part by public
organizations shall be exempt from the permit requirements of this Ordinance.
2. Certified Translink Providers that show proof of such certification to the City.
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Section 3. Taxicab Company Permit Applications – Issuance
A. Application Requirements. An applicant for a Taxicab Company Permit must
submit to the Finance Director:
1. Proof of registration with the Secretary of State for any corporate, LLC or LLP
entity;
2. Proof of registration with the Secretary of State for any assumed business
name, along with a listing of the registrant of such;
3. The business name, business address and residence address and telephone
numbers of the applicant;
4. A list of any misdemeanor or felony convictions of the owner(s) and officers of
the Taxicab Company;
5. The name of the person who will be responsible for and who will oversee the
day-to-day operations of the Taxicab Company;
6. The make, type, year of manufacture, VIN number, and seating
capacity of each vehicle that will be operated as a Taxicab under the Taxicab
Company Permit;
7. A description of the proposed color scheme, name, monogram or insignia
that will be used on the Taxicabs;
8. A nonrefundable application fee in the amount of $120.
B. Insurance Certificate. No Taxicab Company Permit will be issued unless the Taxicab
Company provides to the Finance Director a Certificate of Insurance indicating that
the insurance requirements of Section 8 of this Ordinance have been satisfied.
C. Inspection Certificate. No Taxicab Company Permit will be issued unless the
Taxicab Company provides to the Finance Director an Inspection Certificate from a
Certified Mechanic as provided in Section 7 of this Ordinance.
D. Issuance of Permit. The Finance Director will issue a Taxicab Company Permit upon
finding that the applicant has met the requirements of this Ordinance.
E. External display of permit. Each Taxicab operated by a Taxicab Company shall
prominently display on the exterior of the Taxicab a sticker issued by the City indicating
that the permit requirements of this Ordinance have been met.
Section 4. Annual Taxicab Company Permit Renewal. Taxicab Company Permits shall
be renewed upon submission of an annual permit fee in the amount of $100.
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Section 5. Equipment
Every Taxicab is to be equipped with the following:
A. Except for a Taxicab charging a flat rate, a Taximeter that meets the requirements of
this Ordinance.
B. A Taxicab charging a flat rate must be equipped with a sign that states “Flat Rate”
and specifies the rate.
C. A top light identifying it as a Taxicab.
D. The company name and telephone number where service can be requested
displayed on the exterior of the Taxicab.
E. A cell phone or taxi radio dispatching calls for service.
F. A current copy of the Taxicab Company Permit with the approved vehicle’s Vehicle
Identification Number (VIN).
G. A notice providing information necessary to file a complaint under this Ordinance.
Section 6. Taximeter Requirements.
A. Every Taxicab, except for a Taxicab charging a Flat Rate, must be equipped with a
Taximeter in accurate operating condition, with a lighted face that can easily be read
at all times by the passenger.
B. Every Taximeter must be inspected by a certified taximeter installer and certified at
installation, at change in rate, and within 1 year of the last inspection. A certificate of
inspection must be issued by a qualified Taximeter repair service upon each inspection.
A copy of the certificate of inspection must remain in the Taxicab.
C. Certificates of inspection must include:
1. The identifying number of the Taximeter;
2. The make, model and license number of the Taxicab in which the Taximeter is
installed;
3. The name of the Taxicab Company;
4. The date of inspection;
5. A statement that the Taximeter has been inspected and approved and that
its readings are accurate; and
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6. The signature of the individual making the certification.
D. A Taxicab Company must keep on file copies of all certificates of inspection of
Taximeters.
E. Taximeters must operate within the following limits of accuracy: Plus or minus 50 feet
in 1 mile and 1 second in 1 minute of waiting time.
F. Certificates of inspection may be examined by the City at any time during normal
business hours.
G. All Taximeters must be approved by the National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) as
evidenced by a “Certificate of Conformance” issued by an authorized inspector. All
Taximeters must have an active NTEP Certificate of Conformance number.
Section 7. Inspection and Maintenance of Taxicabs
A. Prior to the issuance of a Taxicab Company Permit, and annually thereafter, each
Taxicab shall be examined and inspected by either a Certified Mechanic and shall be
found to be in safe operating condition.
B. Every Taxicab must have proof of its annual inspection in the vehicle.
Proof of the inspection shall be submitted to the Finance Director on an annual basis.
Section 8. Taxicab Insurance Requirements.
A. Coverages and Limits: All Taxicab Company Permit holders must obtain, comply
with, and maintain the minimum levels of insurance coverage outlined below during
the entire term that the Taxicab Company Permit is valid:
1. Commercial Business Insurance. Taxicab Company Permit holders must secure
and maintain a Commercial General Liability policy reflecting limits of no less
than $1,000,000 per Occurrence and $2,000,000 Aggregate for covered claims
arising out of, but not limited to, Bodily Injury, Property Damage, Personal Injury,
and Contractual Liability in the course of the policy holder’s work under the
Taxicab Company Permit.
2. Vehicle Insurance. All Taxicab Company Permit holders, regardless of
whether the company holds title to a vehicle or not, must provide the City with a
copy of a valid Commercial Auto Liability policy reflecting a Combined Single
Limit of not less than $500,000 per occurrence for claims arising out of, but not
limited to, bodily injury and property damage incurred in the course of the
vehicle’s use as a Taxicab. The Commercial Auto Liability policy must comply
with the mandatory laws of the State of Oregon and/or other applicable
governing bodies.
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3. Worker’s Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance. The Taxicab
Company Permit holder must secure and maintain a Workers Compensation and
Employers Liability policy where required by state law.
4. The Commercial General Liability and Commercial Auto Liability coverage
must name the City and its officers, agents and employees as additional insureds
as respects to claims, in the course of the policy holder’s work as a Taxicab
Company.
5. The insurance limits are subject to statutory changes as to maximum limits of
liability imposed on municipalities of the State of Oregon during the permit’s
term.
6. The insurance policy must allow for written notice to the Finance Director 30
days before any policy is canceled, will expire, or be reduced in coverage.
Section 9. Taxicab Driver Permits Required − Application Process & Requirements.
A. Permit Required. No person may drive a Taxicab that regularly conducts
business in the City without a Taxicab Driver Permit issued under this Ordinance.
B. Application Documents Required. Applicants for a Taxicab Driver Permit must
submit to the Finance Director the items listed below. The failure to submit any of the
items listed will result in a denial of the permit:
1. A completed application on a form approved by the Finance Director;
2. A copy of the applicant’s current driver’s license;
3. A copy of the applicant’s non-Oregon driving record for any year in which
the applicant was not a resident of Oregon during the last 10 years, regardless of
the jurisdiction; and
4. A copy of the applicant’s criminal history; and
5. A set of the applicant’s fingerprints; and
6. If necessary, any information that reasonably relates to the application or is a
clarification of information provided to the Finance Director.
C. Photographs. Applicants will be photographed by the City upon submittal of the
Taxicab Driver Permit application. The photograph then becomes a part of the
applicant’s submittal package.
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D. Fees Required. Applicants must submit a nonrefundable application fee in the
amount of $105.
E. Age, Criminal History, Driving History and Insurability Requirements. Applicants for a
Taxicab Permit may not be issued a permit if any of the following conditions exist:
1. The applicant has been convicted of any felony in the 10 years preceding the
submission of the application;
2. The applicant has been convicted of any misdemeanor involving assault, sex
crimes, drugs, prostitution or weapons in the 10 years preceding the submission of
The application;
3. The applicant has a felony conviction involving physical harm or attempted
physical harm to a person, regardless of when the conviction occurred;
4. During the 5-year period preceding the submission of the application, the
applicant has been convicted of:
a. Any traffic crime, including but not limited to: Driving under the
Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, Attempt to Elude a Police
Officer, or Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver; or
b. Misdemeanor theft.
5. During the 5-year period preceding the submission of the initial application,
the applicant had greater than 10 traffic infractions as defined in ORS 801.557;
greater than five serious traffic violations as defined in ORS 801.477; greater than
five motor vehicle accidents that are required to be reported to the Oregon
Department of Motor Vehicles pursuant to ORS 811.720; or, greater than five of
any combination of serious traffic violations or motor vehicle accidents as
provided above;
6. During the 10-year period preceding the filing of the initial application, the
applicant’s driving privileges were suspended or revoked by any governing
jurisdiction as a result of a driving-related incident;
7. The applicant has more than three traffic violations of any kind within the
previous 12 months from the date of the application;
8. The applicant does not have at least 2 years’ worth of continuous driving
experience in a United States jurisdiction immediately prior to the date of the
application’s submission;
9. The applicant is less than 21 years old; or
10. The applicant is unable to obtain car insurance for any reason.
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Section 10. Issuance of Taxicab Driver Permit; Term; Replacements.
A. After an application for a Taxicab Driver Permit is submitted, the Police Chief will
provide to the Finance Director a written investigation based upon the requirements of
this Ordinance.
B. Issuance and Fees. If an applicant submits the required documents and otherwise
satisfies all conditions and requirements of this Ordinance, the Finance Director will issue
a Taxicab Driver Permit.
C. Permit Requirements: A Taxicab Driver Permit must:
1. Contain the permit number, permit expiration date, the driver’s name and the
driver’s photograph;
2. Be posted in a prominent place within the Taxicab; and
3. Be inside the vehicle and available for inspection by any customer,
passenger, police officer or designated City employee.
D. Term. A Taxicab Driver Permit is valid for a period of 12 months from the date of
issuance and must be renewed upon expiration.
E. Replacements. If a driver’s permit is lost, damaged or stolen, the Finance Director
will issue a replacement permit for a fee in the amount of $25.
Section 11. Taxicab Driver Permit Renewals; Consequences of Failure to Renew.
A. Taxicab Driver Permits must be renewed every 12 months from the date of issuance.
B. The following information and the renewal fee must be submitted to the Finance
Director no less than 30 days prior to the renewal date:
1. Updated file information if any information in the original application has
changed;
2. Payment of the renewal fee of $55.
C. A Taxicab Driver Permit will not be renewed if the driver fails to satisfy any condition
that would have been grounds to deny the initial permit, including any criminal activity
or driving crimes/violations.
D. If a driver fails to timely pay the permit renewal fee or timely provide the renewal
information required by this Ordinance, the Taxicab Driver Permit expires and becomes
void. A voided Taxicab Driver Permit requires the former permittee to file an initial permit
application and pay all necessary fees required by this Ordinance to obtain a valid
Taxicab Driver Permit.
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Section 12. Operating Regulations of Taxicab Companies and Drivers
A. Taxicab Companies. A Taxicab Company shall not:
1. Allow any Taxicab to be driven that has not been inspected and properly
permitted, or
2. Allow a person to operate a Taxicab that does not have a valid Taxicab Driver
Permit issued pursuant to this Ordinance.
B. Drivers. A Driver shall not:
1. Transport a passenger to his destination by any other than the most direct
route, unless requested to do so by the passenger;
2. Fail to give a correct receipt upon payment of the correct fare if requested to
do so by the passenger;
3. Permit additional persons to occupy or ride in the Taxicab without consent of
the original passenger;
4. Unreasonably refuse to transport to a requested destination any passenger
who requests services and is able to demonstrate the ability and willingness to
pay the fare;
5. Charge a fare higher than the posted rates, or try to defraud a passenger in
any way by manipulating devices to cause a registration to be made of a
greater distance or more time; or
6. Operate a Taxicab in violation of any Oregon law.
Section 13. Suspension or Revocation
A. Any Permit under this Ordinance may be suspended or revoked by the Finance
Director if after a reasonable investigation one or more of the following conditions exist:
1. The Taxicab Company ceases to operate any Taxicab for a period of 15
consecutive days without obtaining permission for the cessation of such
operation from the City.
2. The Taxicab Company and/or Driver fails to operate the Taxicab in
accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance.
3. The Taxicab Company and/or Driver fails to pay any of the fees or payments
required to be paid by the provisions of this Ordinance.
4. The suspension or revocation is necessary to protect the public health, safety,
and welfare.
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5. The revocation or suspension is otherwise authorized by Ordinances of the city.
B. Any suspension or revocation pursuant to this section shall be in writing, setting forth
the reasons therefore and the right of appeal pursuant to this Ordinance.
C. Except as provided below, any suspension or revocation shall be effective 10 days
after mailing a copy thereof by first class United States mail addressed to the Taxicab
Company and/or Driver at the business or residence address shown on the Permit
application or renewal.
D. Notwithstanding subsection (C) of this section, a suspension or revocation may be
made effective immediately if the City finds reasonable grounds to believe that:
1. A person holding a Taxicab Driver’s Permit is not covered by liability insurance
as required by this Ordinance,
2. A vehicle being operated as a Taxicab is not covered by liability insurance
required by this Ordinance, or
3. Continued operation by the Taxicab Company or Taxicab Driver would cause,
or is likely to cause, imminent danger to the public health, safety, or welfare.
Section 14. Surrender of Certificate or Permit
Any Permit suspended or revoked by the City shall be surrendered to the Finance
Director and the operation of any Taxicab covered by said permit shall cease.
Section 15. Rates
A. Except for a Taxicab charging a Flat Rate, the rates to be charged to passengers
are to be based on the factors of mileage from the point of origin to the point of
destination by the most direct route, the time involved, and the number of passengers.
No Taxicab may charge any fees or rates other than those that are posted.
B. A clear and complete summary of a Taxicab Company’s rate schedule shall be
posted in a conspicuous place in the passenger compartment of every Taxicab. Every
Taxicab Company shall provide the Finance Director with a copy this summary prior to
posting them in the Taxicabs.
C. Except for a Taxicab charging a Flat Rate, a summary of the meter rate in a form
approved by the Finance Director shall be placed in a manner to be visible from the
outside of every Taxicab.
Section 16. Complaints
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A. Every Taxicab shall have posted in a prominent place within the passenger
compartment a notice entitled “Complaints” providing the information necessary to file
a complaint with the City and/or the Taxicab Company under this Ordinance.
B. Every Taxicab Company shall maintain an Annual Log of all complaints it receives
either in writing or by telephone. Each Annual Log shall be kept by the
Taxicab Company for a period of five years and shall be available to the City upon
request.
Section 17. Appeals and Writ of Review
A. Any Person aggrieved by a decision of the Finance Director under this Ordinance
may appeal such action to the City Council by filing a written Notice of Appeal,
accompanied by an appeal fee of $65 with the City Recorder within 10 days of the
Finance Director’s decision.
B. Within 10 days of receiving the Notice of Appeal, the City Recorder will:
1. Set a time for the appeal to be heard by the City Council;
2. Place the hearing of the appeal upon the Council agenda; and
3. Notify the aggrieved Person and the Finance Director of the time set no less than 10
days prior to that time.
C. The aggrieved Person may appear personally, via a company representative,
and/or by counsel and present such facts and arguments as may tend to support the
appeal.
D. The Finance Director will provide the City Council with a staff report outlining the
decision and the reasons therefore.
E. The City Council will uphold the Finance Director’s decision, reverse it, or modify it
with any conditions that the City Council deems appropriate. The City Council’s final
decision shall be in written and supported by findings.
F. All final decisions by the City Council under this Ordinance shall be subject only to
Writ of Review in the Marion County Circuit Court pursuant to ORS Chapter 34.
Section 18. Violation – Penalty
A. In addition to, and not in lieu of any other enforcement mechanisms, a violation of
any provision of this Ordinance constitutes a Class 1 Civil Infraction and may be
processed according to the procedures contained in the Woodburn Civil Infraction
ordinance.
B. Each day that a violation of this Ordinance is committed or permitted to continue
shall
constitute
a
separate
Civil
Infraction.
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C. The remedies provided for in this Section are cumulative and not mutually exclusive.
Section 19. Severability. The sections and subsections of this Ordinance are severable.
The invalidity of any section or subsection shall not affect the validity of the remaining
sections and subsections.
Section 20. Savings. The repeal of any ordinance by this Ordinance shall not preclude
any action against any person who violated the ordinance prior to the effective date
of this Ordinance.
Section 21. Effective Date. This Ordinance is effective on October 1, 2010.
Passed by the Council March 22, 2010 and approved by the Mayor March 24, 2010.
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ORDINANCE NO. 1766
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION, REGULATION AND
CONTROL OF CABLE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS WITHIN THE CITY'S TERRITORIAL LIMITS.
THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF WOODBURN DO ORDAIN:
[The substance of this ordinance is not reproduced here because of its great
length. The full text of the ordinance is on file for public reference in the office of the
City Recorder.]
Passed by the Council September 21, 1981, and approved by the Mayor
September 22, 1981.
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ORDINANCE NO. 1925
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE REGULATION OF PUBLIC DANCES; REPEALING
ORDINANCE NO. 1299; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Public Dance Defined. A "public dance" is any dance not held in a
private home or residence which is open to the general public.
Section 2.
Exclusions. Provisions of this ordinance shall not apply to dances
conducted as follows:
(a)
Dances on premises regularly licensed by the Oregon Liquor Control
Commission when such licenses are in effect.
(b)
Dances or dancing instruction conducted by private dancing schools
conducted exclusively for the purpose of giving instructions in dancing.
(c)
property.
Dances sponsored by public schools or church organizations on their
(d)
Dances conducted by nonprofit clubs or fraternal, charitable or religious
organizations to which admission is limited to members and to guests of a member.
Section 3.
Necessity for License. No public dance shall be held until a license
is obtained under this ordinance.
Section 4.
Application for Issuance of License.
(a)
Application for a license to hold a public dance shall be made in writing
to the City Recorder at least 14 days prior to the date of the proposed dance. An
application for an annual public dance license shall be accompanied by a fee of
$300.00, $250.00 of which shall be refunded in the event such license is denied. An
application for a license for a single public dance shall be accompanied by a license
application fee of $50.00, no part of which shall be refundable in the event such license
is denied. An annual public dance license shall be effective for one year from the date
of issue. However, individual application for each public dance to be held shall be
required as provided above.
(b)
The application shall be signed by the applicant and by not less than two
residents of the City of Woodburn. The residents shall certify that the applicant is of
good moral character and shall request that such a license be issued to the applicant.
(c)
The application shall contain the names of persons employed by the
applicant to be in charge of providing security and control of said public dance. There
shall be a minimum of two (2) such persons employed by the applicant for each
dance. The persons so employed shall be over the age of 21 years.
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(d)
The application shall contain all such information as may be relevant to
the character and background of the applicant, his security personnel required by
Subsection (c) above, and his associates and partners, if any.
(e)
The City Recorder shall forward the application to the Police Chief for
investigation and may withhold issuance of a dance license until the application has
been investigated and approved by the Police Chief. Upon approval by the City
Recorder and Police Chief, the City Recorder shall issue the dance license.
Section 5.
License Non-Transferable. Public dance licenses issued pursuant to
this ordinance shall not be transferable.
Section 6.
Hold Harmless Provision. By applying for and accepting a public
dance license the applicant shall be deemed to have agreed to indemnify and hold
harmless the City of Woodburn, its officers, boards, commissions, agents, and
employees against and from any and all claims, demands, causes of actions of any
kind or nature whatsoever which arise as a result of the issuance of the public dance
license.
Section 7.
License Denial, Cancellation and Revocation.
(a)
Approval of a dance license shall be denied if the required application is
incomplete, false or fraudulent or if the applicant, his security personnel, or partners or
associates have, in the previous two years, violated the terms of a public dance license
or of this ordinance. Prior conviction of the applicant of a felony or misdemeanor
involving moral turpitude may be grounds for denial of a license when considered in
the light of an applicant's entire background. Denial of a dance license may be based
upon previous disruptive behavior having occurred at a public dance promoted,
sponsored or held by the applicant, within the previous two years. Disruptive behavior
may also be grounds for revocation or suspension of a license by the City Administrator.
(b)
The City Administrator may cancel or revoke any dance license after it
has been issued, if it is learned that the same was procured by fraud or false
representation of fact.
(c)
The applicant may appeal to the City Council from the decision of the
city administrator in refusing to issue a public dance license, or revoking or canceling a
license previously issued.
(d)
All appeals to the City Council shall be in writing and filed with the city
recorder within three days from the date of notice of the city administrator's decision.
All appeals shall be heard by the City Council at its next regular meeting.
(e)
The decision of the City Administrator shall not be stayed during the
pendency of the appeal to the City Council. The City Council shall review the denial,
suspension or revocation appealed from, and the action of the City Council shall be
final.
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BUSINESS
Use of Return Checks Prohibited.
(a)
No person shall give to any person leaving a dance hall a return check or
other token whereby readmission to such dance hall can be obtained without the
payment of a fee the same as on original admission.
(b)
No person leaving a dance hall shall receive any such ticket or token or
gain readmission without paying the same fee as upon original admission.
(c)
The provisions of this section shall not affect in any way readmittance
during or after a regularly scheduled intermission.
Section 9.
Closing Hours. All public dances shall be discontinued and all
dance halls shall be closed on or before 12:30 a.m.
Section 10.
Alcoholic Beverages Prohibited.
(a)
The use of alcoholic beverages is prohibited at a public dance except
that a person granted a license under this ordinance may serve and dispense alcoholic
beverages for use on the premises of the public dance if that person has a valid special
events permit issued by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
(b)
The necessity of obtaining a license under the ordinance in no way
relieves a person from complying with the rules and regulations of the Oregon Liquor
Control Commission and any other applicable law.
Section 11. Authority to Terminate Dance. The City Administrator or Chief of
Police shall have the authority to terminate a public dance without notice for noncompliance with this ordinance or other applicable law.
Section 12. Civil Infraction Assessment. A violation of any provision of this
ordinance constitutes a class 2 civil infraction and shall be dealt with according to the
procedures established by Ordinance 1998. [Section 12 as amended by Ordinance
2008 passed October 24, 1988.]
Section 13. Severability. Each portion of this ordinance shall be deemed
severable from any other portion. The unconstitutionality or invalidity of any portion of
this ordinance shall not invalidate the remainder of the ordinance.
Section 14.
(a)
Repeal and Saving Clause.
Ordinance No. 1299 is hereby specifically repealed.
(b)
Notwithstanding Subsection (a) of this section, Ordinance No. 1299 shall
remain valid and in force for the purpose of authorizing the arrest, prosecution,
conviction and punishment of a person who violated Ordinance No. 1299 prior to the
effective date of this ordinance.
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Section 15.
BUSINESS
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council September 9, 1985, and approved by the Mayor
September 11, 1985.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2084
AN ORDINANCE PRESCRIBING THE METHODS AND PROCEDURE FOR REGULATING ALARM
SYSTEMS IN THE CITY OF WOODBURN, PROVIDING FOR FEES, AND PENALTIES FOR
VIOLATIONS THEREOF; AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 1649.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Ordinance".
Section 2.
Title.
This ordinance shall be known as "Alarm System Control
Purpose, Construction and Scope.
(1)
The occupants of numerous residential, commercial and industrial
establishments within the corporate limits of the City of Woodburn have found it
desirable to make provisions for the installation upon their premises, at their own cost
and expense, of alarms systems for emergencies requiring police response.
(2)
There is a growing number of private enterprises that have embarked
upon the business of selling or leasing such alarm systems, entering into contract with
such occupants for the installation, operation and maintenance of such alarm systems,
and providing, either individually or in concert with other private business enterprises an
alarm device or devices installed in various alarm monitoring centers. Likewise, there is
a growing number of private enterprises that have embarked upon the business of
selling such alarm systems where the installation is completed by the purchaser and/or
the user.
(3)
The proliferation of the number of private enterprises engaged in the
distribution of alarm systems and the number of commercial and residential users of
such systems has resulted in conditions that has led to an unnecessary drain on the
personnel, time, space, facilities and finances of the City and its police services, and a
deterioration of the quality of police service to the City's residents.
(4)
The public interest, therefore, requires the enactment of rules, regulations,
standards, and procedures to regulate and control the private alarm business within the
corporate limits of the City of Woodburn for the following purposes:
(a)
The Police Department may efficiently and economically
coordinate their functions with the various alarm services to which the public within the
City may subscribe;
(b)
The quality of the alarms services rendered to the public may be
improved and maintained at a high level;
(c)
The excessive number of false alarms which require expenditure of
police resources must be reduced so that those limited resources may be more
efficiently utilized;
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(d)
Those private enterprises engaged in the alarm business and
persons who utilize alarm systems should help support the administration of the alarm
system and where alarm users are responsible for an excessive number of false alarms,
they should pay additional charges, which relate to the additional responses by the
police and motivate alarms users to reduce the number of false alarms;
(e)
Those alarm users who are responsible for excessive false alarms,
and who fail or refuse to remedy the cause of excessive false alarms demonstrate their
indifference to limited police resources being devoted to unnecessary emergency
responses, and such users should be treated by punitive measures. By the time an
alarm user's system has generated three false alarms within a year, the police response
by way of notices will have provided the user with ample warning of the consequences
and therefore it is presumed the alarm user has failed to take adequate steps to
remedy the problem(s) and maintain the alarm system.
(5)
The purpose of this ordinance is to encourage alarm users and alarm
businesses to assume increased responsibility for maintaining the mechanical reliability
and the proper use of alarms systems to prevent unnecessary police emergency
responses to false alarms and thereby protect the emergency response capability of
the City from misuse.
(6)
Except where otherwise expressly provided, this ordinance governs all
alarm systems eliciting a police response, establishes fees and charges and provides for
the enforcement of violations.
Section 3.
Definitions.
For the purpose of this ordinance, the following definitions apply:
(1)
Alarm Business. A person, firm, partnership, corporation, association or
other legal entity, engaged in the profit-oriented selling, leasing, maintaining, servicing,
repairing, altering, replacing, moving or installing of any alarm system in or on any
building, structure, facility or portion thereof.
(2)
Alarm System. An assembly or equipment, mechanical or electrical, or
both, designed and used to signal the occurrence of an illegal or unauthorized entry or
attempted entry or other illegal activity on the premises of the alarm user, which
requires or solicits urgent attention and to which the police are expected to respond.
(3)
Alarm User. A person, firm, partnership, corporation, association or other
legal entity in control of a building, structure, facility or portion thereof within the City of
Woodburn wherein an alarm system is used.
(4)
Automatic Dialing Device. A device which is interconnected to a
telephone line and is programmed to select a predetermined telephone number and
to transmit by voice message or code signal an emergency message indicating a need
for emergency response. An automatic dialing device is an alarm system.
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(5)
Excessive False Alarm. A false alarm which occurs following three previous
false alarms within one year.
(6)
False Alarm. Signal or activation by an alarm system which elicits a
response by the Police Department when a situation requiring a response by the police
does not in fact exist. False alarms do not include an alarm signal by an alarm system,
which is caused by violent and extraordinary conditions of nature or other extraordinary
circumstances not reasonably anticipated or subject to control by the alarm business
operator or the alarm user.
(7)
Governmental Political Unit. Any tax supported public agency.
(8)
Interconnect. To connect an alarm system including an automatic dialing
device to a telephone line either directly or through a mechanical device that utilizes a
telephone for the purpose of using the telephone line to transmit a message upon the
activation of the alarm system.
(9)
Municipal Court. The Woodburn Municipal Court.
(10) Monitoring Center. A facility used to receive emergency and general
information from an alarm user and to direct an emergency response.
(11)
Police Chief. The police chief of Woodburn, Oregon or his designee.
(12)
Police Department. The Woodburn Police Department.
Section 4.
User Instructions. Every alarm business, which operates as such on
behalf of alarm users within the City shall furnish the user with instructions which enable
the user to operate the alarm system properly without false alarms and to obtain
service for the alarm system.
Section 5.
Automatic Dialing Device. Certain Interconnection Prohibited.
(1)
It is unlawful for any person to program an automatic dialing device to
select a primary trunk line or any 911 trunk line, capable of signaling a need for police
response; and it is unlawful for an alarms user to fail to disconnect or reprogram an
automatic dialing device which is programmed to select a primary trunk line upon of
receipt of notice from the Police Chief, directing that such disconnection or
reprogramming occur.
(2)
It is unlawful for any person to program an automatic dialing device
which selects any telephone line assigned to the City of Woodburn; and it is unlawful for
an alarm user to fail to disconnect or reprogram such a device upon of receipt of
notice from the Police Chief that such automated dialing device should be
disconnected or reprogrammed.
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(3)
The City of Woodburn and other governmental providers of emergency
and critical municipal services, including but not limited to water, sewer, and streets are
exempt from the provisions of this section.
Section 6.
False Alarms, Hearing, Determination.
(1)
An alarm user, whose alarm system has three or more false alarms within a
year shall be subject to a charge for excessive false alarms in an amount of $15.00.
Excessive false alarm charges shall be paid by the alarm user notwithstanding an
agreement or claim of liability which holds an alarm business responsible for such
charges. Excessive false alarm charges shall be established in an amount designed to
encourage correction in an alarm system or in the operation of an alarm system, to
discourage false alarms and to reimburse the City for the use of its police resources.
(2)
After each of the first three false alarms during a year, the Police Chief
shall send by regular mail a notice of false alarm to the alarm user and the alarm
business. The notice shall advise the alarm user and the alarm business of the date and
time of the false alarm and the specific number of false alarms recorded by the
coordinator for the alarm system during the current year. The notice shall also advise
that upon the occurrence of a fourth false alarm during the year, the alarm user will be
charged a fee for each excessive false alarm.
(3)
If the Police Department responds to a third false alarm during the year,
the Police Chief shall forward a notice by certified mail return receipt requested to the
alarm business stating that the Police Department has responded to three (3) false
alarms at the address where the alarm system is located. This notice shall also advise
that the occurrence of any additional false alarms at the address where the alarm
system is located during the year will result in a fee to the user for excessive false alarms.
(4)
The Police Chief shall prescribe the form of the notices to be used in this
section. For purposes of determining which form of mailing and notice to use, any
alleged false alarm, which is disputed as provided in this section and for which a final
determination has not been made, shall be treated as having occurred. The Police
Chief shall insure that adequate records of notices being sent to alarm users and alarm
businesses are maintained by the Police Department. Failure of a person to receive a
notice shall not invalidate any proceeding in connection with a false alarm or in the
imposition of additional charges.
(5)
An alarm user or alarm business who is aggrieved by the determination
that a particular false alarm has occurred may request a hearing. The request shall be
made in writing and filed with the Police Chief and the Municipal Court within ten (10)
days of the date on which the alarm user is sent the notification of false alarm for which
a hearing is requested. Unless a request for a hearing is made in accordance with this
section, an alarm user shall have waived any right to challenge the decision whether a
particular false alarm occurred and the false alarm shall thereafter be treated as
having occurred on the date and time alleged. If a hearing is requested in
accordance with this subsection, the Municipal Court shall notify by regular mail the
person requesting the hearing of the time and place of the hearing.
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(6)
Every hearing to determine whether a false alarm has occurred shall be
held before the Municipal Court without a jury. The court may in the interest of justice
consolidate hearings which involve the same alarm user or alarm system and false
alarms within the same year. The person requesting the hearing may be represented
by counsel, but counsel shall not be provided at public expense. If counsel is to
appear, written notice shall be provided to the Municipal Court and Police Chief not
less that five (5) business days prior to the hearing date. The Police Chief, or the City's
designated representative and the person requesting the hearing shall have the right to
present written and oral evidence. Oral testimony shall be taken only on oath or
affirmation and shall be subject to the right of cross-examination. If the person
requesting a hearing wishes that witnesses be ordered to testify, they must request the
court to order the desired witness subpoenaed, which request shall be at least five (5)
business days prior to the scheduled hearing. A deposit for each witness shall
accompany the request and such deposit shall be refunded, if it is determined the
alleged false alarm did not occur. The deposit for subpoenas shall be in an amount
equal to witness fees provided by statute in other courts of this State. At the hearing,
any relevant evidence shall be admitted if it is the type of evidence on which
reasonable persons are accustomed to rely in the conduct of serious affairs. However,
irrelevant and unduly repetitious evidence shall be excluded. The City shall have the
burden of proving that a false alarm occurred by a preponderance of the evidence.
Within thirty days after the hearing, the Municipal Court shall determine whether the
alleged false alarm has occurred and shall so advise the parties. The decision of the
Municipal Court is final.
Section 7.
Confidentiality, Statistics.
(1)
Except as otherwise required by law, if an alarm user requests that
information submitted by the user as part of an application be kept in confidence, such
information shall be held in confidence and shall be deemed a public record exempt
from disclosure under Oregon law. The Police Department shall be responsible for
maintenance of records created under this ordinance.
(2)
Notwithstanding the requirements of subsection (1) the Police Department
shall develop and maintain statistics for purposes of evaluating alarm systems.
Section 8.
Allocation of Revenues. All fees and charges collected pursuant to
this ordinance shall be deposited in the general fund in the City of Woodburn, and are
nonrefundable.
Section 9.
Duty to Maintain Alarm System.
(1)
It shall be the duty of an alarm user to maintain its alarm system in good
operating condition and free of false alarms.
(2)
An alarm user whose alarm system generates four or more false alarms
within a year violates this ordinance.
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Section 10.
BUSINESS
Civil Infraction in Addition to Fee.
In addition to any fees assessed pursuant to this ordinance, a violation of the
provisions of this ordinance constitutes a class 4 civil infraction, punishable in
accordance with Ordinance 1988 of the City of Woodburn. Every date that a violation
is found to exist constitutes a separate civil infraction.
Section 11. Severability. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or
portion of this ordinance or of any resolution adopted hereunder is, for any reason, held
invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be
deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision, and such holding shall not
affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this ordinance or any resolution
adopted hereunder.
Section 12.
Repeal. Ordinance No. 1649 is hereby repealed.
Passed by the Council May 26, 1992, approved by the Mayor May 27, 1992.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2336
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A FILMING PERMIT PROCESS; SETTING FEES; PROVIDING
FOR PENALTIES; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Permits for Filming Required. All persons or legal entities shall obtain
a filming permit prior to filming motion pictures, commercials or videotaped productions
within the Woodburn City limits. This requirement shall not apply to films made by
amateurs or to the filming of news events by accredited representatives of news
agencies.
Section 2.
Issuance of Filming Permit. Filming permits shall be issued by the
City Administrator or the City Administrator's designee.
Section 3.
Application. A written application for a filming permit shall be filed
with the City Administrator or designee at least fourteen (14) days prior to filming, unless
waived by the City Administrator. The application shall include:
1.
The name and contact information of the person, firm, or corporation
employing the person or persons who will perform the filming.
2.
The name and contact information of a person who will be responsible for
the filming crew on location in the City.
3.
The specific date, location, time of arrival on the filming site and duration
of filming (including site preparation, site restoration, and departure) for each scene to
be filmed within the City limits.
4.
The extent to which normal use of public property/right-of-way will or
could be impaired or curtailed during filming.
5.
The number and location of vehicle parking spaces that will be needed
during filming and the anticipated hours of use of the spaces.
6.
The number of police or other City personnel desired or needed for traffic
and/or pedestrian control, security of equipment, or other purposes during filming.
7.
Written authorization from the property owner if private property is to be
used in conjunction with public property during filming.
8.
The processing fee as set by this Ordinance.
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Section 4.
BUSINESS
Review of the Application.
1.
The City Administrator or designee shall review the application and may
issue the permit if the City Administrator or designee finds that the filming permit will not:
district(s);
a.
Adversely impact the public health, safety or welfare;
b.
Adversely impact the affected neighborhood(s) or business
c.
Result in a cost to the public due to the use of public property or
facilities, potential loss of public revenue, or provision of City personnel, unless the City is
compensated for such costs by the applicant;
d.
Substantially inconvenience residents or businesses; or
e.
Substantially interfere with the public peace or the quiet enjoyment
of private residential property.
2.
The City Administrator or designee may impose conditions on a permit in
order to alleviate or mitigate any potential adverse impacts described in subsection 1
of this section.
3.
The City Administrator or designee may deny the application if he or she
determines that the permit will result in any of the potential adverse impacts described
in subsection 1 of this section which cannot be alleviated or mitigated by the imposition
of conditions.
4.
An approved filming permit shall:
a.
Specify the location and time of use of any City property that will
be affected by filming.
b.
Set forth any conditions or restrictions imposed by the City
Administrator or designee pursuant to subsection 2 of this section.
c.
Require a deposit of funds prior to filming in an amount estimated
by the City Administrator or designee to be sufficient to compensate the City for any
public costs described in subsection (1)(c) of this section incurred as a result of the
filming. In the event that filming is cancelled, the City shall refund the deposit minus an
amount for any costs incurred by the City up to the date of cancellation.
d.
Require the delivery of a certificate of insurance prior to filming in
an amount determined by the City Administrator or designee to be sufficient to protect
the City from any and all liability arising out of the filming activity. The certificate of
insurance shall name the City of Woodburn as an additional insured.
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Section 5.
BUSINESS
Appeals.
1.
Any decision regarding an application or the conditions of a permit may
be appealed by the applicant to the City Council by filing a written notice of intent to
appeal with the City Recorder. The notice shall be filed within seventy-two (72) hours of
receipt of the decision by the applicant and shall include a statement of the reasons
for the appeal and an appeal fee. The filing of an appeal shall stay the permit until the
appeal is decided by the Council.
2.
In reviewing the appeal, the Council shall determine whether the decision
complies with the criteria and requirements of Section 4 of this ordinance. The Council
may affirm, reverse or modify the decision. The Council's decision shall be final.
Section 6.
Compensation for Public Costs. The applicant shall compensate
the City for any and all public costs described in Section 4.1. If the deposit required
pursuant to Section 4.4c is insufficient to cover such costs, the applicant shall remit the
balance to the City upon receipt of written notice of such additional costs.
Section 7.
Permit Application Fee. An application for a filming permit shall be
accompanied by a fee in the amount of $1,000.00.
Section 8.
Appeal Fee. An appeal under Section 5 of this Ordinance shall be
accompanied by an appeal fee in the amount of $300.00.
Section 9.
Violations. A violation of any provision of this Ordinance or of any
term or condition of an approved filming permit is a Class 1 civil infraction and shall be
enforced pursuant to the Civil Infraction Ordinance.
Section 10. Severability Clause. If a portion of this Ordinance is for any reason
held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect validity of the remaining portions of this
Ordinance.
Section 11.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council May 12, 2003, and approved by the Mayor May 14, 2003.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2399
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE REGISTRATION OF BUSINESS WITHIN THE CITY OF
WOODBURN; ESTABLISHING A REGISTRATION PROCESS; AND PROVIDING A PENALTY FOR
VIOLATION THEREOF; AND SETTING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Purpose. The registration required and restrictions imposed by this
ordinance are enacted primarily for the purpose of regulation of businesses. The
public’s interest is served by insuring that regulated businesses will be carried on in
continuing compliance with applicable laws and ordinances and in a manner which
does not detract from the public health, safety, or welfare. In addition, this ordinance is
enacted to recoup the necessary expenses required to undertake the administration
and enforcement of this ordinance and to provide revenue for law and code
enforcement purposes. The payment of a registration fee required hereunder and the
acceptance of such fee and issuance of a business registration certificate by the City
shall not entitle the registrant to carry on any business not in compliance with all the
requirements of City ordinances and all other applicable laws.
Section 2.
Definitions. For the purpose of this ordinance, the following terms,
phrases, and words are defined as follows:
A.
"Business" means any vocation, occupation, profession, enterprise,
establishment, or any activity, together with all devices, machines, vehicles and
appurtenances used therein, any of which are conducted for private profit, or benefit,
either directly or indirectly, on any premises in the City. This definition includes any
transaction involving the rental of property, the manufacture or sale of goods, or the
sale or rendering of services other than as an employee.
B.
“The City” means the City of Woodburn, Oregon.
C.
"City Council" means the City Council of the City of Woodburn, Oregon.
D.
“City Administrator” means the City Administrator or any officer or
employee designated by that person to perform duties described in this ordinance
E.
"Garage Sale" means a commercial activity, open to the public,
conducted at a private residence where personal property is sold or auctioned to
others, provided the number of sale days at a particular residence does not exceed
three (3) days per occurrence, and no more than two (2) occurrences per calendar
year.
F.
“Person” means and includes individual natural persons, partnerships, joint
ventures, societies, associations, clubs, trustees, trusts or corporations or any officers,
agents, employees or any kind of personal representatives thereof, in any capacity,
either on that person’s own behalf or for any other person, under either personal
appointment or pursuant to law.
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G.
“Home occupations” means businesses that conform to the definition of
Home Occupations under chapter 2.203.12 in Woodburn Development Ordinance as
determined by the City Administrator.
H.
"Residential Rental Unit" means separate living quarters, which are rented,
leased, or let in exchange for full or partial monetary compensation.
I.
“Government Entities” means the federal government, the State of
Oregon, a county, a special district, or a municipality.
Section 3.
Registration Required.
A.
No person shall engage in any business within the City or transact any
business specified in this ordinance, without first obtaining a registration certificate and
paying the fee prescribed. The provisions of this ordinance shall be in addition to any
other fee or registration requirements imposed by the City of Woodburn, unless
otherwise specified.
B.
A person engaged in business in more than one location, or in more than
one business registered under this ordinance at the same location, shall make a
separate application for each business or location, provided however that the fee for
second and subsequent businesses shall be twenty dollars ($20.00). Warehouses and
distributing plants used in connection with and incidental to a business shall not be
deemed a separate place of business. Separately franchised operations shall be
deemed separate businesses even if operated under the same name.
C.
A person representing himself/herself, or exhibiting any sign or
advertisement that he/she is engaged in a business within the City shall be deemed to
be actually engaged in such business and shall be liable for the payment of such
registration fee and subject to the penalties for failure to comply with the requirements
of this ordinance.
D.
No person shall maintain or operate two or more residential rental units
without first obtaining a business registration certificate and paying the prescribed fees.
Section 4.
Exemptions. The following entities and types of activities are
exempt from regulation under this ordinance. The person asserting an exemption under
this ordinance shall have the burden of establishing eligibility for the exemption.
A.
Nothing in this ordinance shall be construed to apply to any person
transacting or carrying on any business within the City of Woodburn, which is exempt
from taxation, by the City by virtue of the Constitution of the United States or the
Constitution of the State of Oregon.
B.
No person whose income is based solely on a wage or salary shall, for the
purpose of this ordinance, be deemed a person transacting or carrying on any business
in the City, and it is the intention that all registration taxes and fees will be borne by the
employer.
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C.
Any business paying a franchise tax or transient occupancy tax under City
ordinances is exempt from the requirements of this ordinance.
D.
Persons whose sole business activity is making deliveries or taking orders
from duly registered businesses within the City are exempt from this ordinance.
E.
Activities conducted pursuant to a special events permit issued by the
City are exempt from the requirements of this ordinance.
F.
Producers of farm products raised in Oregon, produced by themselves or
their immediate families, who sell, vend, or dispose of such products within the City is
exempt from this ordinance. [Section 4F is repealed by Ordinance No. 2426 passed
November 26, 2007.]
G.
Nonprofit organizations, religious organizations, civic organizations and
clubs wishing to canvass for funds or sell door-to-door to raise funds, or conduct fundraising events to be used solely for the purpose for which the organization was created,
and from which no third party receives a profit are exempt from the requirements of this
ordinance.
H.
A builder who is registered under ORS 701.055 and is employed as a
subcontractor working for a contractor possessing a valid business registration issued by
the City of Woodburn is exempt from this ordinance.
I.
Garage sales as defined in this ordinance are exempt from the
requirements of this ordinance.
J.
Any person required to be licensed through any other City ordinance
including, but not limited to activities such as, peddlers and solicitors," "public dances,"
or other licensed activities is exempt from this ordinance.
K.
Government entities are exempt from the requirement of this ordinance.
Section 5.
City Administrator Authority.
A.
The City Administrator may adopt reasonable rules and regulations in
order to carry out the provisions of and for enforcement of the provision of this
ordinance. The Administrator shall prescribe forms for business registration application.
The Administrator shall review or cause to be reviewed application for and renewals for
business registrations, and shall submit such applications to appropriate City
departments for investigation to determine and comment on the applicant’s
compliance with City ordinance and other rules.
B.
The City Administrator shall have the authority to approve, approve with
conditions, or deny any application for or renewal of a business registration. If the
Administrator determines that the application should be denied or approved with
conditions, the Administrator shall notify the applicant in writing of the decision. The
notice shall state the reason for the decision and inform the applicant of the provisions
for appeal. If the Administrator’s decision is to approve without conditions, issuance of
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the registration is notification of the decision and it does not need to state any reason
or appeal rights.
Section 6.
Application Requirements.
A.
Application for business registration shall be made to the City at least 30
days prior to the date the registration is requested to be effective. The application
forms shall provide for information necessary to determine the identity and address of
the applicant and of the owner of the business to be registered and shall provide for
other information as may be requested by the City Administrator. The application shall
be signed by the applicant and shall constitute the applicant’s consent for the City to
conduct an investigation of the applicant’s request including permission to enter
property to be used in conducting the business. The applicant shall submit information
necessary to evaluate the applicant’s request and to determine compliance with
applicable City of Woodburn ordinances. If the applicant fails to supply information so
required or submits false or misleading information, the registration may be denied and
if issued, may be revoked.
B.
Applications shall be accompanied by any required fee. Application fees
shall be non-refundable.
Section 7.
Criteria for Approval or Denial.
A.
Approval or denial of an application for initial issue or renewal shall be
based on consideration of all available evidence indicating whether or not the
applicant meets the requirements of City ordinances. In the event no grounds exist for
denial of a certificate, a certificate shall be issued.
B.
Any of the following may be grounds for denial of the certificate:
1.
Any false of incomplete statement made or acknowledged on the
application form; provided, however, that in the event such statement is the result of
excusable neglect, the applicant may resubmit an application with appropriate
corrections.
2.
The business activity would not comply with City ordinances and
could not be made to comply through the imposition of appropriate conditions.
3.
A previous history of unlawful business activity by the applicant,
which, if continued would be grounds for revocation of the certificate.
4.
Section 8.
A.
The business activity would endanger persons or property.
Registrations and Renewals.
Business registration is valid for one year.
B.
Business registrations shall be renewed by the payment of the annual fee
on or before the anniversary date of the original issuance of the business registration.
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C.
The renewal application will indicate any change in use, ownership, or
location of the business.
Section 9.
Term, Transfers and Relocations.
A.
Term: A business registration issued under this ordinance shall be valid for
one year from the date of issuance.
B.
Transfer: In the event of the transfer of ownership of any business, the
applicable registration certificate may be transferred by application to the City
Administrator. An application shall be accompanied by a transfer fee.
C.
Relocation of Existing Business: In the event a business relocates, the
business shall reapply to the City Administrator to transfer the business registration.
Section 10.
A.
Fee.
As of the effective date of this ordinance fees shall be:
1.
All businesses, excepting home occupation businesses, shall pay an
annual fee of fifty dollars ($50.00).
2.
Home occupation businesses shall pay a reduced annual fee of
twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
3.
B.
The transfer of ownership fee shall be twenty dollars ($20.00).
Future fees shall be set as part of the Master Fee ordinance.
Section 11. Use of Revenue. Revenue derived from Business Registration fees
shall be used to recoup the cost of administering and enforcing the program. Any fees
collected in excess of amounts necessary to recoup the costs of program
administration and enforcement shall be dedicated to support the activities of the
Police Department’s Community Response Team. Elimination of that team or a
permanent reduction of that team below FY 2005-06 staffing levels, by City Council
policy choice, shall trigger a review of Sections 10 and 11 of this ordinance.
Section 12. Revocation of Registration.
The City Administrator, upon
determining that unlawful business activity is occurring or has occurred, or that a
business would not qualify for a license pursuant to this ordinance, shall notify the
licensee in writing that the license is to be revoked. The notice shall be sent at least
thirty (30) days before the date of revocation. If the activity giving rise to the need for
the revocation proceedings is discontinued, the City Administrator may terminate the
proceedings. A notice of revocation shall state the reason for the revocation and
inform the licensee of the provisions for appeal.
Section 13.
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A.
A business whose registration has been denied renewal, or is to be
revoked, may within thirty (30) days after the notice of denial, or revocation is mailed,
appeal in writing to the City Council. The appeal shall state:
1.
The name and address of the appellant;
2.
The nature of the determination being appealed;
3.
The reason the determination is incorrect; and
4.
What the proposed determination of the appeal should be.
B.
An appellant who fails to file such a statement within the time permitted
waives his/her objections, and the appeal shall be dismissed. If a notice of revocation is
appealed, the revocation does not take effect until final determination of the appeal.
The City Council shall hear and determine the appeal on the basis of the written
statement and such additional evidence as it considers appropriate.
C.
At the hearing, the appellant may present testimony and oral argument,
personally or by counsel, and any additional evidence. The rules of evidence as used
by courts of law do not apply, and the decision of the City Council after the hearing is
final.
Section 14. Display Required. All registration certificates issued in accordance
with this ordinance shall be openly displayed in the place of business or kept on the
person or on the vehicle of the person registered. Failure to display or carry such
registration shall be deemed a violation of this ordinance.
Section 15.
Violation – Penalty.
A.
A violation of any provision of this ordinance constitutes a Class 2 civil
infraction and shall be processed according to the procedures contained in the
Woodburn Civil Infractions ordinance.
B.
A finding that a person has committed a violation of this ordinance shall
not act to relieve the person from payment of any unpaid business fee, including
delinquent charges, for which the person is liable. The penalties imposed by this section
are in addition to and not in lieu of any remedies available to the City.
Section 16. Delinquency Charge. In addition to the business registration fee
required by this ordinance, a delinquency charge in the amount of 50% of the
applicable fee shall be assessed if the annual renewal fee is not paid within 15 days
after the anniversary date of the original issuance of the business registration.
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Section 17. Severability. Each portion of this ordinance shall be deemed
severable from any other portion. The unconstitutionality or invalidity of any portion of
this ordinance shall not invalidate the remainder of this ordinance.
Section 18.
April 17, 2006.
Effective Date. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect on
Passed by the Council March 13, 2006, and approved by the Mayor March 15, 2006.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2425
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE PLACEMENT AND PERMITTING OF NEWSRACKS AND
DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. General Findings. The City Council of the City of Woodburn finds and
declares that:
A.
It is in the public interest to establish regulations that balance the right to
distribute information through newsracks with the right of persons to reasonably access
and use public property. The City Council wishes to provide for the placement of
newsracks, stands, containers and similar newspaper and publication vending
machines to provide a forum for communication while preserving the convenience of
those using the public rights of way. Newsracks placed and maintained on public
property, absent some reasonable regulation, may unreasonably interfere with the use
of such property, and may present hazards to persons or property.
B.
The public health, safety, welfare, and convenience require that:
interference with vehicular, bicycle, wheelchair or pedestrian traffic be avoided;
obstruction of sight distance and views of traffic signs and street-crossing pedestrians be
eliminated; damage done to sidewalks or streets be minimized and repaired; the good
appearance of public property be maintained; trees and other landscaping be
allowed to grow without disturbance; access to emergency and other public facilities
be maintained; and ingress and egress from, and the enjoyment of store window
displays on, properties adjoining public property be protected.
C.
The regulations on the time, place and manner of the placement,
location and maintenance of newsracks set forth in this Ordinance are carefully
tailored to ensure that the purposes stated in this section are implemented while still
providing ample opportunities for the distribution of information to the public.
D.
The City Council finds that newsracks have proliferated and increased in
the City to the extent that they must be addressed by this Ordinance. Exhibit “A”
describes examples of the proliferation of newsracks in the city.
Section 2. Special Findings for the Urban Renewal Core Area. The City Council of
the City of Woodburn finds and declares that:
A.
The City has made a substantial monetary and policy commitment to
revitalize its Urban Renewal Core Area, that area described in Exhibit “B” of this
Ordinance.
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B.
The City Council passed Ordinance 2298 on August 13, 2001, which
adopted the Woodburn Urban Renewal Plan. The Woodburn Urban Renewal Plan is
incorporated into these findings by this reference.
C.
The purpose of the Woodburn Urban Renewal Plan is to rehabilitate and
redevelop blighted areas consistent with the Woodburn Comprehensive Plan.
D.
A key component of the Woodburn Urban Renewal Plan is to enhance
livability by making improvements in the Urban Renewal Core Area. This area
encompasses Woodburn’s downtown. It is pedestrian and bicycle friendly. Under the
Woodburn Urban Renewal Plan, planned improvements in this area include street,
sidewalk, landscape and lighting improvements, street furnishings and public art,
building renovations and façade improvements, creation of public spaces, business
incubation and small businesses assistance.
E.
On August 21, 2005, the Woodburn Downtown Plaza was dedicated as
part of the first phase of the improvements made through the Woodburn Urban
Renewal Plan. The Plaza is in the center of the Urban Renewal Core Area and contains
a water fountain, lawn, 8 benches, and the future location of a gazebo. Pedestrians
regularly walk through the Plaza and sit on the benches.
F.
The Urban Renewal Core Area is also a historic area, containing the oldest
existing structures in Woodburn. Much of the construction is of un-reinforced masonry
dating from the late Nineteenth Century.
G.
The City Council passed Ordinance 2313 on April 9, 2002, which adopted
the Woodburn Development Ordinance. The Woodburn Development Ordinance is
incorporated into these findings by this reference.
H.
The Woodburn Development Ordinance was also intended to enhance
livability in the Urban Renewal Core Area through special zoning regulations in the form
of a Downtown Development and Conservation District. Under the Woodburn
Development Ordinance, Architectural Design Guidelines apply to exterior alterations
to existing buildings and require that “materials, colors, and textures used in the
alteration or addition should be fully compatible with the traditional architectural
character of the historic building.”
I.
The Urban Renewal Core Area also has a higher crime rate than other
areas of Woodburn. Street crimes, gang activity, vandalism, and the application of
graffiti are ongoing problems that the City continues to address in this area. Exhibit “C”
describes the concentration of graffiti and other property crimes in this area as
compared to the rest of the city.
Section 3. Purpose.
A.
The general purpose of this Ordinance is to promote the public health,
safety, and welfare through the regulation of placement, appearance, number, size,
and servicing of newsracks on public rights of way so as to:
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Provide for pedestrian and driving safety and convenience;
2.
Prevent unreasonable interference with the flow of pedestrian or
vehicular traffic including ingress into, or egress from, any residence, place of business,
or from the street to the sidewalk, by persons exiting or entering parked or standing
vehicles;
3.
Provide reasonable access for the use and maintenance of
sidewalks, poles, posts, traffic signs or signals, hydrants and mailboxes, and access to
locations used for public transportation services;
4.
Reduce visual blight on the public rights of way and protect the
aesthetics of store window displays, public landscaping and other improvements;
5.
Reduce exposure of the City to personal injury or property damage
claims and litigation; and
6.
Protect the right to distribute information that is protected by state
and federal constitutions through the use of newsracks.
B.
The purpose of the Additional Standards for newsracks in the Urban
Renewal Core Area is to:
1.
Require newsracks to be constructed of steel, a material more
resistant to acts of vandalism (i.e., cutting and burning the newsrack) than lighter and
weaker construction materials.
2.
Require newsracks to be constructed of steel so that they are
uniform in appearance and compatible with the architectural character of the historic
buildings in this area.
3.
Require that newsracks weigh at least 80 pounds. This weight
requirement ensures that they are not easily vandalized, stolen or thrown into the public
right-of-way. Newsracks made of lighter materials are not appropriate for installation in
the Urban Renewal Core Area because the larger number of pedestrians and higher
rate of crime in this area make it more likely that the newsracks could be thrown into
the right-of-way and cause damage to persons and property.
4.
Require newsracks to have coin mechanisms housed in the body of
a newsrack or in armored heads welded or bolted to the body of a newsrack so that
the newsracks are not subject to vandalism or theft.
5.
Require newsracks to be painted or covered with a protective
coating to make them graffiti resistant. This facilitates quick removal of graffiti so that
criminal conduct and gang activity is discouraged.
Section 4. Definitions. For the purpose of this Ordinance, these words and
phrases are defined as follows:
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A.
Business day means Monday through Friday, inclusive, of every week
excepting holidays for which the city is closed to official business.
B.
City Administrator means the Woodburn City Administrator or designee.
C.
Newsrack means any self-service or coin-operated box, container,
storage unit, or other dispenser installed, used, or maintained for the display and sale or
distribution without charge of newspapers, periodicals, magazines or other publications.
D.
Owner means the person or its duly authorized representative who owns a
newsrack placed in the City.
E.
Parkway means the area between the public sidewalk and the curb of
any public street and where there is no public sidewalk, the area between the property
line/right of way line and the curb.
F.
Permit means a permit issued pursuant to this Ordinance which allows for
the placement of a newsrack within a specifically designated portion of a sidewalk or
parkway.
G.
Person means any individual, firm, company, corporation or other
organization.
H.
Roadway means that portion of a public street improved, designed or
ordinarily used for vehicular travel.
I.
Sidewalk means any surface dedicated to the use of pedestrians by
license, easement, and operation of law or by grant to the city.
J.
Street means all of that area dedicated to public use for public street and
sidewalk purposes and includes, but is not limited to, roadways, parkways, alleys,
service drives and sidewalks.
K.
Urban Renewal Core Area is that area located close to downtown
Woodburn and described specifically in Exhibit “A” to this Ordinance.
L.
Vision Clearance Area is that area defined by Section 3.103.10 of the
Woodburn Development Ordinance.
Section 5. Permit and Decal Required. It shall be unlawful for any person to
place, maintain, or cause to be placed, or maintained a newsrack on, or projecting on,
any public right-of-way without first receiving a permit from the City for the newsrack
and affixing a decal evidencing such permit on the newsrack.
Section 6. Permit.
A.
An application for a newsrack permit shall be made to the City
Administrator on a form which shall include:
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The name, street and mailing address, email address, and
telephone number of the applicant, which shall be the duly authorized representative
of the newsrack owner.
2.
The name, street and mailing address, email address, and
telephone number of both the publisher, if different from the applicant, and, the
independent distributor(s), if any, authorized to service the owner’s newsrack(s) for
which the permit is sought.
3.
The name, street and mailing address, email address, and
telephone number of the applicant’s designated representative, if different than
applicant, whom the City shall give notice under this ordinance or contact at any time
concerning the applicant(s) newsrack(s).
4.
A description of each proposed newsrack, including its dimensions
and signage, and whether it contains a coin-operated mechanism.
5.
The name and frequency of the publication proposed to be
contained in each newsrack.
B.
A separate application shall be required for each publication.
C.
If the application is properly completed and the type of newsrack and
location proposed for each newsrack meets the standards set forth in this Ordinance,
the City Administrator shall issue a permit within 5 business days from the date the
applicant files the application. A single permit shall be issued for all newsracks applied
for by an applicant that meet the standards of this Ordinance. A permit shall not be
transferable.
D.
A permit shall be valid for 1 year.
E.
The permit application fee shall be $50.00, and the decal fee shall be
$10.00 per newsrack. All fees imposed under this Ordinance shall be paid to the City
Administrator at the time the application is filed and may be adjusted from time to time.
F.
Each permittee shall be issued a pre-printed decal for each permitted
newsrack, which shall be affixed to the lower right or left corner inside the window
opening on the front of each newsrack.
Section 7. Denial of Permit. If the application is incomplete or the type of
newsrack and location proposed for a newsrack does not meet the standards set forth
in this Ordinance, the City Administrator shall deny the permit application. If the
newsrack permit is denied, in whole or in part, the City Administrator shall, by certified
mail, notify the applicant within 5 business days from the date of filing a completed
application, explaining the reasons for the denial of the permit. The applicant shall
have 10 business days from the date the certified letter is mailed to correct and
resubmit the application or to appeal the decision, in writing, to the Woodburn
Municipal Court.
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Section 8. Appeal. The Woodburn Municipal Court shall conduct a hearing
within 30 days of receipt of the applicant’s written appeal request. Written notice of the
time and place of the hearing shall be provided to the applicant at least 10 business
days prior to the date of the hearing. The Woodburn Municipal Court shall render a
written decision within 15 business days after the date of the hearing.
Section 9. General Placement and Location Standards for Newsracks.
A.
A person may not install, use or maintain a newsrack on any public rightof-way if the newsrack:
1.
Endangers public safety;
2.
Interferes
governmental use; or
3.
with public
utility, public
transportation, or
other
Interferes with or impedes:
a.
Pedestrian or vehicular traffic;
b.
Entry or exit from a residence or business;
c.
Access to a legally parked or stopped vehicle;
d.
Use of a traffic sign or signal, emergency call box, transit
shelter, bus stop, elevator, mailbox, or other public service; or
e.
Access to use of a delivery area or loading zone.
B.
A newsrack shall not be placed upon any portion of the public right-ofway that abuts the Vision Clearance Area.
C.
Except as otherwise provided in this Ordinance, a newsrack requiring a
permit under this Ordinance shall be placed or maintained on any public right-of-way
in compliance with the following standards:
1.
Every newsrack shall be placed so as to open toward the street.
2.
If multiple newsracks are permitted at the same location, all such
newsracks must be placed together in a straight line and abutting adjoining newsracks
and no group of newsracks shall extend for a distance of more than 10 feet.
3.
No newsrack shall be chained or otherwise attached to any
parking meter, kiosk, trash receptacle, street light, utility pole or device, sign pole, stand
pipe, transit shelter, bus bench, bus stop, or to any tree, shrub or other plant, or other
structure.
4.
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a.
Within 5 feet of any fire hydrant, emergency call box, or
other emergency facility.
b.
Within 5 feet of any parking meter, bench, kiosk, trash
receptacle, tree well, utility pole, signal pole, sign pole, stand pipe, or control cabinet.
c.
Within 10 feet of any transit shelter, bus bench or designated
bus stop. The distance requirement shall be measured from the roof of any transit
shelter, the edge of any bus bench, or the pole sign for any designated bus stop.
curb cut.
d.
Within 10 feet of any alley, loading zone, disabled ramp or
e.
At any location where the clear space for the passage of
pedestrians after placement or installation is less than 4 feet, or as required by ADA
Accessibility Guidelines, whichever is greater.
f.
Within 3 feet of or on any area of flowers or shrubs or similar
landscaping, or in such a manner where ordinary use of the newsrack will cause
damage to such landscaping.
g.
Within 3 feet of any commercial window display.
h.
Within 3 feet of or in such a manner as to block or cover any
portion of an underground utility vault, manhole, or other sidewalk underground access
location.
i.
In such a manner as to be permanently affixed to any
sidewalk, street or other property of the City.
j.
Within 20 feet of any crosswalk.
D.
Subject to the other provisions of this section, a newsrack requiring a
permit under this Ordinance may be placed on the parkway adjacent to a sidewalk
when placement of the newsrack on the sidewalk would reduce clear passage for
pedestrians as provided in this Ordinance. In this case, the newsrack should open
toward the sidewalk.
E.
In the event the City must expand or otherwise reconfigure public right-ofway or make improvements thereto to improve the adjacent street, sidewalk, or for
other public purpose, any and all newsracks displaced by such improvements shall be
removed by the permittee at the permittee’s sole cost and expense and in
accordance with the instructions of the City.
Wherever possible, and only in
accordance with the requirements of this ordinance, the City shall attempt to allow the
relocation of any newsracks displaced as provided herein to the newly reconfigured
right-of-way without additional permit fee; provided, however, where such right-of-way
will no longer accommodate newsracks in accordance with the requirements of this
ordinance, the City shall not be obligated to provide alternative or other sites for such
displaced newsracks.
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Section 10. General Construction and Maintenance Standards for Newsracks.
Any newsrack requiring a permit under this Ordinance shall:
A.
Be in a clean condition and in good repair.
B.
Be constructed, installed, and maintained in a safe and secure condition.
C.
Be made of solid material on all sides; no wire or other open form of
newsrack will be permitted.
D.
Be maintained so that it is free of graffiti.
E.
Be affixed with a decal, issued by the City, evidencing the issuance of a
permit under this Ordinance.
F.
Be affixed with identifying information, which shall contain the name,
address and telephone number of the newsrack owner and of the distributor of the
publication contained therein. Such information shall be placed in a visible location on
the front of the newsrack, and shall be legible.
Section 11. Additional Construction and Maintenance Standards for Newsracks
in Urban Renewal Core Area. In addition to complying with the standards contained in
Sections 9 and 10 of this Ordinance, any newsrack requiring a permit under this
Ordinance that is located in the Urban Renewal Core Area shall meet the following
additional standards:
steel.
A.
A newsrack shall be manufactured from 20-gauge or thicker zinc coated
B.
A newsrack shall have a net weight of at least 80 pounds when not filled
with newspapers, periodicals, magazines or other publications.
C.
Coin mechanisms, if any, shall be housed in the body of a newsrack or in
armored heads welded or bolted to the body of a newsrack.
D.
A newsrack shall be painted or covered with a protective coating to
make it graffiti resistant and promote the easy removal of any graffiti.
Section 12. Abandoned Newsracks. In the event any newsrack is severely
damaged, or remains empty for more than 30 days, the newsrack shall be deemed
abandoned, and may be seized and removed in the manner provided by this
Ordinance.
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Section 13. Seizure of Newsracks.
A.
The City may seize and remove a newsrack if the person responsible for
the newsrack has failed to obtain a permit under this Ordinance or where the newsrack
creates an immediate danger to the public health, safety or welfare. The City
Administrator shall provide notice to the owner, if known, by mailing a "Notice of
Removal" to the last known address of the person.
B.
Except for the instances specified in subsection “A” of this section, before
any newsrack is seized, the designated representative shall be notified and provided 5
business days from notification in which to remedy the violation or to request a hearing
to contest the seizure. A person notified under this subsection may make a written
request for a hearing before the Woodburn Municipal Court.
C.
If no hearing is requested after notice is given, the Woodburn Municipal
Court may order the newsrack seized and disposed of. If a request for hearing is
received, the Woodburn Municipal Court shall conduct a hearing within 30 days of
receipt of the applicant's written request. Written notice of the time and place of the
hearing shall be provided to the applicant.
D.
The Woodburn Municipal Court shall render a written decision within 15
days after the date of the hearing.
E.
The City shall hold any newsrack(s) seized under this section for 30 days
from the date of seizure. The owner or designated representative may retrieve any
seized newsrack(s) subject to a $25 seizure and impound fee for each newsrack
retrieved, to be paid at the time of retrieval. If a hearing has been requested, the City
shall hold any seized newsrack(s) until the conclusion of all proceedings involving the
newsrack(s), but not less than 30 days. At the conclusion of the appropriate time under
this subsection, the City shall become owner of the seized newsrack(s) and may dispose
of them as appropriate.
F.
The owner of any newsrack(s) retrieved after seizure under this section,
shall re-apply for a newsrack permit, pursuant to the requirements of this ordinance,
prior to placing the formerly seized newsrack(s) back in the city.
Section 14. Enforcement.
A.
A newsrack placed in violation of this Ordinance constitutes a public
nuisance, and may be abated.
B.
The City Attorney, after obtaining authorization from the City Council, may
initiate a civil proceeding on behalf of the City to enforce the provisions of this
Ordinance.
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C.
In addition to, and not in lieu of any other enforcement mechanisms, a
violation of any provision of this Ordinance constitutes a Class 1 Civil Infraction and may
be processed according to the procedures contained in the Woodburn Civil Infraction
ordinance.
D.
Each day that a violation of this Ordinance is committed or permitted to
continue shall constitute a separate Civil Infraction.
E.
exclusive.
The remedies provided for in this Section are cumulative and not mutually
Section 15. Severability. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase
of this Ordinance is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by the decision
of any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the
remaining portions of this Ordinance.
Section 16. [Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council October 8, 2007, and approved by the Mayor
October 10, 2007.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2468
AN ORDINANCE IMPLEMENTING CERTAIN LOCAL INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESSES
LOCATED WITHIN THE WOODBURN ENTERPRISE ZONE
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. All businesses located within the Woodburn Enterprise Zone that
obtain authorization from the State of Oregon pursuant to ORS 285C.140 shall be
subject to the Expedited Land Use Review process under Ordinance 2460, the
Woodburn Development Ordinance.
Section 2. The Enterprise Zone filing fee referenced in ORS 285C.140(1)(c)
is waived for businesses within the Woodburn Enterprise Zone that obtain
authorization from the State of Oregon pursuant to 285C.140.
Section 3. All businesses within the Woodburn Enterprise Zone that obtain
authorization from the State of Oregon pursuant to ORS 285C.140 shall also be
entitled to the following:
A. Waiver of 100% of the following planning fees adopted by
Ordinance 2433 as part of the Master Fee Schedule;
1. Sign Permit Fees
2. Pre-Application Fees
3. Expedited Land Use Review Fees
Section 4. All businesses within the Woodburn Enterprise Zone that obtain
authorization from the State of Oregon pursuant to ORS 285C.140 shall have
100% of their business registration fees under Ordinance 2399 waived during the
period of their authorization.
Section 5. All businesses within the Woodburn Enterprise Zone that obtain
authorization from the State of Oregon pursuant to ORS 285C.140 shall have the
water installation charges and sewer tap fees adopted by Ordinance 2433 as
part of the Master Fee Schedule waived up to a maximum amount of $2,000.
Section 6. In addition to the foregoing incentives, all businesses within the
Woodburn Enterprise Zone that obtain extended authorization from the State of
Oregon pursuant to ORS 285C.160 shall have 100% of their planning fees
adopted by Ordinance 2433 as part of the Master Fee Schedule waived.
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Section 7. Nothing in this Ordinance waives or is intended to waive any
Systems Development Charges that are due to the City pursuant to Ordinances
2070, 2111, 2250, 2438 or any other applicable City Ordinance.
Section 8. Enterprise Zone data will be reported to the City Council on an
annual basis and will include information on new investments, tax exemptions
granted, job creation, and public benefit criteria.
Passed by the Council July 26, 2010, and approved by the Mayor July 28, 2010.
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ORDINANCE NO. 583
A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE NUMBERING OF HOUSES, STORES, AND
OTHER BUILDINGS ERECTED WITHIN THE CITY OF WOODBURN; COMPELLING THE OWNERS
THEREOF TO NUMBER SUCH BUILDINGS; AND PROVIDING A PENALTY FOR THE VIOLATION
OF THIS ORDINANCE.
THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF WOODBURN DO ORDAIN:
Section 1.
Buildings, How Numbered. There shall be a uniform system of
numbering all houses, stores and other buildings, except sheds and outbuildings
erected or to be hereafter erected within the city limits of the city of Woodburn, by
placing on the door or door frame of the main entrance of said building, or as near
thereto as practicable, the number assigned thereto as hereinafter provided; said
number to be painted on the building or on metal or glass, or a metallic figure used, at
the option of the owner, and so placed as to be readily seen from the street. The
figures designating the numbers when painted or otherwise shall be not less than three
inches in height.
Section 2.
Time for Numbering. All houses or buildings now erected shall be
numbered within 90 days from the passage and approval of this ordinance, and all
houses or buildings hereafter erected shall be numbered before being occupied.
Section 3.
Civil Infraction Assessment. A violation of any provision of this
ordinance constitutes a class 4 civil infraction and shall be dealt with according to the
procedures. established by Ordinance 1998. [Section 3 as amended by Ordinance
2008 passed October 24, 1988.]
Section 4.
Public Buildings. The committee on streets is hereby authorized to
cause proper numbers to be placed on public buildings as required.
Section 5.
Houses, How Numbered. That houses or buildings erected upon
streets running northerly and southerly shall be numbered as follows: that part of each
of said streets lying south of Cleveland Street shall be numbered southerly from the
south side of said Cleveland Street, beginning with the number 100, and allow 100
numbers to each block; both sides of a street being considered a block. The even
numbers to be used for numbering houses and buildings on the east side of said streets,
and the odd numbers to be used for numbering on the west side of said streets. The first
tier of blocks south of Cleveland Street shall be numbered southerly beginning such
numbering with the figure 100, and continuing with successive numbers thereafter to
and inclusive of the figure 199. The second tier of blocks shall be numbered beginning
with the number 200 and continuing with the successive numbers thereafter, to and
inclusive of the number 299, and continuing in like manner the numbering of each
successive tier of blocks, giving 100 numbers to each tier of blocks, and ending such
numbering at the southern boundary of the city. That part of said streets north of
Cleveland Street shall be numbered in the same manner, but northerly from Cleveland
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Street, beginning with the number 100 and giving 100 numbers to each tier of blocks
northerly, and numbering in the same manner as numbering of said buildings southerly
of Cleveland Street. Buildings or houses erected on lots which abut upon streets running
easterly and westerly shall be numbered as follows: that part of each of said streets
lying east of Front Street shall be numbered easterly from the east side of said Front
Street, beginning with the number 100 and allowing 100 numbers to each block, both
sides of the street being considered a block. The even numbers to be used for
numbering houses and buildings on the south side of said streets, and the odd numbers
to be used for such numbering on the north sides of said streets. The first tier of blocks
east of Front Street shall be numbered easterly, beginning such numbering with the
figure 100 and continuing with successive numbers thereafter to and inclusive of the
figure 199. The second tier of blocks shall be numbered beginning with the number 200
and continuing with successive numbers thereafter to and inclusive of the number 299,
and continuing in a like manner the numbering of each successive tier of blocks, giving
100 numbers to each tier of blocks, and ending such numbering at the eastern
boundary of the city. That part of said streets lying west of Front Street shall be
numbered in the same manner, but westerly from Front Street, beginning with the
number 100 and giving 100 numbers to each tier of blocks westerly, numbering in the
same manner as the numbering of said buildings easterly of Front Street.
All buildings or houses which are located upon short or otherwise irregular streets
which are not covered by the foregoing provisions shall be numbered as near like as
possible that of the nearest adjoining blocks of regular streets running relatively in the
same direction. In order to ascertain the proper position of a number in a block, the
length of the block shall be divided by 50 and this will give the relative distance apart of
each number.
Section 6.
repealed.
All ordinances or part of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby
Passed by the Council and approved by the Mayor April 1, 1924.
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ORDINANCE NO. 1358
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE MOVING OF BUILDINGS; PROVIDING FOR PROTECTION
TO THE CITY FROM DAMAGES ARISING FROM SUCH MOVING; REQUIRING PERMITS AND
FEES; PRESCRIBING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF WOODBURN DO ORDAIN:
Section 1.
Definitions.
(a)
Building. Any structure designed, built or occupied as a shelter or covered
enclosure for persons, animals or property and used for residential, business, mercantile,
storage, commercial, industrial, institutional, assembly, educational or recreational
purposes. The following structures shall not fall within this definition:
(1)
Trailers, mobile homes.
(2)
Portable structures on skids.
(3)
Prefabricated utility or construction sheds with floor space less
than 225 square feet.
(4)
Other structures with floor space less than 100 square feet and
height less than 15 feet.
(b)
City. City of Woodburn, Oregon.
(c)
Person. Any individual person, firm, partnership, association, corporation,
company or organization of any kind.
Section. 2.
Permits. No person shall move any building over, along or across
any highway, street, alley, sidewalk or public right-of-way in the city without first
obtaining a permit from the city. A person seeking such a permit shall file an
application for such permit with the city. The application shall be in writing on a form
provided by the city for such purpose. The application shall contain the following:
(a)
A description of the building proposed to be moved, including address,
construction materials, dimensions, number of rooms and general condition.
(b)
Legal descriptions of the lots from and to which the building is to be
moved, including lot, block and tract numbers if within the city.
(c)
The portion of the lot to be occupied by the building where moved, if
within the city.
(d)
The specific highways, streets, alleys, sidewalks and rights-of-way over,
along or across which the building is to be moved.
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Date and hours of movement.
(f)
Any additional information which the city engineer shall find necessary for
a fair determination of whether a permit should [be issued].
Section 3.
Tax Certificate. The owner of the building to be moved shall file
with the application sufficient evidence that the building and lot from which it is to be
moved are free of all city taxes and city charges and assessments against the same are
paid in full.
Section 4.
Certificate of Ownership or Entitlement.
The applicant, if other than the owner, shall file with the application a written statement
or document of sale signed by the owner, or other sufficient evidence that he is entitled
to move the building.
Section 5.
Permit Fee. The fee to be paid for each permit under this
ordinance shall be $0.05 per square foot of floor space for one-story structures. Fees for
structures in excess of one story shall be $0.05 per square foot of floor space for the
lowermost story, and $0.03 per square foot of floor space of each additional story.
Section 6.
Deposit for Expense to City. Upon receipt of an application, it shall
be the responsibility of the city to estimate the expense that will be incurred in removing
and replacing any electric wires, street lamps or pole lines belonging to the city, or any
other property of the city, the removal and replacement of which will be required by
reason of the moving of the building through the city, together with the cost of
materials necessary to be used in making such removals and replacements. Prior to
issuance of the permit, applicant shall deposit with the city a sum of money equal to
twice the amount of the estimated expense.
Section 7.
Insurance. An application hereunder shall be accompanied by a
certificate of insurance certifying that the applicant has obtained a general liability
insurance policy, issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in the
state of Oregon, and approved as to form by the city attorney, which policy shall
provide no less than the following coverage amounts:
(a)
$100,000.00 bodily injury to one person.
(b)
$300,000.00 per occurrence.
(c)
$50,000.00 property damage.
Section 8.
Duties of the City.
(a)
Inspection.
The city engineer shall inspect the building and the
applicant's equipment to determine whether the standards for issuance of a permit are
met.
(b)
Standards for Issuance. The city shall refuse to issue a permit if it finds:
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That any application
requirement has not been complied with;
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requirement
or
any
fee
or
deposit
(2)
That the building is too large to move without endangering persons
or property in the city;
(3)
That the building is in such a state of deterioration or disrepair or is
otherwise so structurally unsafe that it could not be moved without endangering
persons and property in the city;
(4)
That the building is structurally unsafe or unfit for the purpose for
which moved, if the removal location is in the city;
(5)
That the applicant's equipment is unsafe and that persons and
property would be endangered by its use;
(6)
That zoning or other ordinances would be violated by the building
in its new location; [or]
(7)
That for any other reason persons or property in the city would be
endangered by the moving of the building.
Section 9.
Return of Deposits.
(a)
Return upon nonissuance. Upon refusal to issue a permit, the city shall
return to the applicant all deposits and insurance policies. Permit fees filed with the
application shall not be returned.
(b)
Return upon allowance for expense. After the building has been
removed, the city engineer shall furnish the city administrator with a written statement
of all expenses incurred in removing and replacing all property belonging to the city,
and of all material used in the making of the removal and replacement, together with
a statement of all damage caused to or inflicted upon property belonging to the city.
If any wires, poles, lamps or other property are not located in conformity with governing
ordinances, the permittee shall not be liable for the costs of removing the same. The
city administrator shall authorize the city engineer to return to the applicant all deposits
after deducting the sum sufficient to pay for all of the costs and expenses and for all
damage done to property of the city by reason of the removal of the building. Permit
fees deposited with the application shall not be returned. [Section 9 as amended by
Ordinance No. 1464, passed February 24, 1975.]
Section 10. Routes. The city engineer shall prepare a route over which the
building may be moved. In doing so, he shall take into consideration maximum safety
to all relevant engineering consequences. The route shall be stated in the permit, and
any building shall be moved only over said route.
Section 11.
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(a)
Notify the city in writing of any and all damage done to property
belonging to the city within 24 hours after such damage has occurred.
(b)
Cause red lights to be displayed during the nighttime on every side of the
building, while standing on a street, in such manner as to warn the public of the
obstruction, and shall at all times erect and maintain barricades across the streets in
such manner as to protect the public from damage or injury by reason of the removal
of the building.
(c)
Remove the building from the city streets after a reasonable period of
time to be determined by the city engineer.
(d)
Comply with the building code, the fire zone, the zoning ordinance, and
all other applicable ordinances and laws, upon relocating the building in the city.
(e)
Pay the expense of a traffic officer ordered by the city to accompany the
movement of the building to protect the public from injury.
(f)
Remove all rubbish and materials and fill all excavations to existing grade
at the original building site so that the premises are left in a safe and sanitary condition.
(g)
Insure that the sewer line is plugged with a concrete stopper, the water
shot off, and the meter returned to the city. Permittee shall notify the gas and electric
service companies to remove their services.
Section 12.
Enforcement.
(a)
Permittee liable for expense above deposit. The permittee shall be liable
for any expense, damages or costs in excess of deposited amounts or securities, and
the city attorney shall prosecute an action against the permittee in a court of
competent jurisdiction for the recovery of such excessive amounts.
(b)
Original premises left unsafe. The city shall proceed to do the work
necessary to leave the original premises in a safe and sanitary condition, where
permittee does not comply with the requirements of this ordinance, and the cost
thereof shall be charged against the general deposit.
Section 13. Severability. Each section, subsection or other portion of this
ordinance shall be severable; the invalidity of any section, subsection or other portion
shall not invalidate the remainder.
Section 14. Civil Infraction Assessment. A violation of any provision of this
ordinance constitutes a class 2 civil infraction and shall be dealt with according to the
procedures established by Ordinance 1998. [Section 14 as amended by Ordinance
2008, passed October 24, 1988.]
Passed by the Council and approved by the Mayor June 11, 1993.
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ORDINANCE NO. 1652
AN ORDINANCE ASSESSING A TECHNICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES CHARGE AND
PROVIDING FOR ITS EXPENDITURE.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF WOODBURN DO ORDAIN:
Section 1.
Construction Fee. That a fee of one dollar ($1.50) per one
thousand dollars ($1,000) of construction value shall be charged to all new construction
in the City of Woodburn.
[Section 1 as amended by Ordinance 2370, passed August 23, 2004.]
Section 2.
Fee Collection. This fee shall be collected by the Building Official
prior to issuance of a building permit.
Section 3.
Technical and Environmental Services Fund. The monies collected
shall be placed in two funds: two-thirds of the monies shall be placed in the General
Fund for planning services, and one-third of the monies shall be placed in the Technical
and Environmental Fund for engineering services. These monies shall be used to meet
the expenses necessary in providing planning and engineering services associated with
reviewing building permit applications.
[Section 3 as amended by Ordinance 2370, passed August 23, 2004.]
Passed by the Council January 22, 1979, and approved by the Mayor
January 23, 1979.
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ORDINANCE NO. 1999
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ABATEMENT OF BUILDING NUISANCES; REPEALING
ORDINANCE 1620; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Definitions. For the purposes of this ordinance, the following mean:
Dangerous Building.
(a)
A structure that, for lack of proper repairs or because of age and
dilapidated condition or of poorly installed electrical wiring or equipment, defective
chimney, gas connection or heating apparatus, or for any other reason, is liable to
cause fire, and which is situated or occupied in a manner that endangers other
property or human life.
(b)
A structure containing combustible or explosive materials or inflammable
substances liable to cause fire or danger to the safety of the building, premises or to
human life.
(c)
A structure that is in a filthy or unsanitary condition liable to cause the
spread of contagious or infectious disease.
(d)
A structure in such a weak, dilapidated or deteriorated condition that it
endangers a person or property because of the probability of partial or entire collapse.
Person. Every natural person, firm, partnership, association or corporation.
Section 2.
Nuisance Declared. Every building found by the Council to be a
dangerous building is declared to be a public nuisance and may be abated by the
procedures specified in this ordinance or by a suit for abatement brought by the city.
Section 3.
Initial Action. When a city official determines that there is a
dangerous building, the official shall report it to the Council. The Council shall, within a
reasonable time, fix a time and place for a public hearing.
Section 4.
Mailed Notice.
(a)
The City Recorder shall notify the owner of the building and, if not the
same person, the owner of the property on which the building is situated. The notice
shall state:
(1)
the property, and
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The time and place of the hearing.
A copy of this notice shall be posted on the property.
Section 5.
Published Notices. Ten days' notice of the hearing shall be
published in a newspaper of general circulation in the city or by posting notices in three
public places in the city.
Section 6.
Hearing.
(a)
At the hearing, the owner or other persons interested in the dangerous
building shall have a right to be heard.
(b)
The Council may inspect the building and may consider the facts
observed by it in determining if the building is dangerous.
(c)
If the Council determines that the building is dangerous, the Council may
by resolution:
(1)
Order the building to be abated; or
(2)
Order the building to be made safe and prescribe what must be
done to make it safe.
Section 7.
Council Order; Notice. Five day's notice of the Council's findings
and any order made by the Council shall be given to the owner of the building, the
owner's agent or other person controlling it. If the orders are not obeyed and the
building not made safe within the time specified by the order (being not less than five
days), the Council may order the building demolished or made safe at the expense of
the property on which it is situated.
Section 8.
(a)
Abatement by the City.
If the Council orders are not complied with, the Council may:
(1)
Specify the work to be done;
(2)
Advertise for bids for doing the work in the manner provided for
advertising for bids for street improvements.
Section 9.
Assessment.
(a)
The Council shall determine the probable cost of the work and assess the
costs against the property upon which the building is situated. The assessment shall be
declared by resolution, and it shall be entered in the docket of city liens and become a
lien against the property.
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(b)
The creation of the lien and the collection and enforcement of the cost
shall be performed in substantially the same manner as assessments for street
improvements.
Section 10. Summary Abatement. The procedures of this ordinance need not
be followed if a building is unmistakably dangerous and imminently endangers human
life or property. In this instance, the city may summarily demolish the building.
Section 11. Errors in Procedure. Failure to conform to the requirements of this
ordinance that does not substantially affect a legal right of a person does not
invalidate a proceeding under this ordinance.
Section 12.
Civil Infraction.
(a)
A violation of any provision of this ordinance constitutes a class 1 civil
infraction and shall be dealt with according to the procedures established by
Ordinance 1998. [Section 12(a) as amended by Ordinance 2008 passed October 24,
1988.]
(b)
Subsection (a) of this section provides an alternative remedy to the
abatement provisions contained elsewhere in this ordinance and shall not be read to
prohibit abatement of building nuisances as so provided.
Section 13.
Repeal. Ordinance 1620 is hereby repealed.
Section 14.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council May 23, 1988, and approved by the Mayor May 23, 1988.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2018
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING AND CONSTRAINING DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION
WITHIN THE FLOOD PLAIN AREAS OF WOODBURN, REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 1967, AND
DECLARING AND EMERGENCY.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Purpose and Intent. It is the purpose and intent of this ordinance to
promote the public health, safety and welfare, and to minimize public and private
losses due to flood conditions by regulating and constraining development and
construction within the flood plain areas of Woodburn.
Section 2.
Definitions.
(A)
"Area of Special Flood Hazard" means the land in the flood plain within a
community subject to a one percent or greater chance of flooding in any given year.
The area may be designated as Zone A on the FIRM. Zone A is usually refined into
Zones A, AO, AH, A1-30, AE, A99, AR, AR/A1-30, AR/AE, AR/AO, AR/AH or AR/A.
(Amended by Ordinance 2253, January 10, 2000)
B)
"Base Flood" means the flood having a one percent chance of being
equaled or exceeded in any given year. Also referred to as the "100-year flood."
(Amended by Ordinance 2253, January 10, 2000)
(C)
"Development" means any man-made changes to improved or
unimproved real estate including, but not limited to, buildings or other structures,
mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation, or drilling operations located
within the area of special flood hazard.
(D)
"FIRM". An acronym for Flood Insurance Rate Map. This is the official map
of the community, on which has been delineated both the special hazard areas and
the risk premium zones applicable to the City of Woodburn. (Amended by Ordinance
2253, January 10, 2000)
(E)
"Flood or Flooding" means a general and temporary condition of partial or
complete inundation of normally dry land areas.
(F)
"Flood Insurance Study" means the official report provided by the Federal
Emergency Management Agency that is an examination, evaluation and
determination of flood hazards and, if appropriate, corresponding water surface
elevations. (Amended by Ordinance 2253, January 10, 2000)
(G)
"Floodway" means the channel of a stream or other water course and the
adjacent land areas that must be reserved in order to discharge the base flood without
cumulatively increasing water surface elevations more than one(1) foot.
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(H)
"Lowest Floor" means the lowest floor of the lowest enclosed area
(including a basement). An unfinished or flood resistant enclosure, usable solely for
parking of vehicles, building access or storage, in an area other than a basement area,
is not considered a building's lowest floor, provided that such enclosure is not built so as
to render the structure in violation of the applicable nonelevation design requirements
of this ordinance found at Section 5(A)(2). (Amended by Ordinance 2253, January 10,
2000)
(I)
"Manufactured Home" means a structure, transportable in one or more
sections, which is built on a permanent chassis and is designed for use with or without a
permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities. For insurance
purposes the term "manufactured home" does not include a “recreational vehicle”
which is: built on a single chassis, 400 square feet or less when measured at the largest
horizontal projection, designed to be self propelled or permanently towable by a light
duty truck, and designed primarily not for use as a permanent dwelling but as
temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel or seasonal use. (Amended
by Ordinance 2253, January 10, 2000)
(J)
“Mean Sea Level” means the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD)
of 1929 or other datum, to which base flood elevations on the city’s FIRM are
referenced. (Amended by Ordinance 2253, January 10, 2000)
(K)
"New Construction" means structures for which the start of construction
commenced on or after the effective date of this ordinance.
(L)
"Start of Construction" includes substantial improvement, and means the
date the building permit was issued, provided the actual start of construction, repair,
reconstruction, placement or other improvement was within 180 days of the permit
date. The actual start means either the first placement of permanent construction of a
structure on a site, such as the pouring of slab or footings, the installation of piles, the
construction of columns, or any work beyond the stage of excavation; or the
placement of a manufactured home on a foundation. Permanent construction does
not include land preparation, such as clearing, grading and filling; nor does it include
the excavation for a basement, footings, piers, or foundation or the erection of
temporary forms, nor does it include the installation on the property of accessory
buildings, such as garages or sheds not occupied as dwelling units or not part of the
main structure. (Amended by Ordinance 2253, January 10, 2000.)
(M)
"Storm Water Management Plan" means the section of the City's officially
adopted Comprehensive Plan which deals with storm water and flood water
management. (Amended by Ordinance 2253, January 10, 2000)
(N)
"Structure" means a walled and roofed building including a gas or liquid
storage tank that is principally above ground, as well as a manufactured home.
(Amended by Ordinance 2253, January 10, 2000)
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(O)
Substantial Improvement" means any reconstruction, rehabilitation,
addition or other improvement of the structure, the cost of which equals or exceeds
fifty percent (50%) of the market value of the structure before the “start of construction
“of the improvement. This term includes structures which have incurred damage of any
origin sustained by a structure whereby the cost of restoring the structure to its before
damaged condition would equal or exceed 50 percent of the market value of the
structure before the damage occurred regardless of the actual repair work performed.
The term does not, however, include either:
(1)
Any project for improvement of a structure to correct existing
violations of state or local health, sanitary, or safety code specifications which have
been identified by the city code enforcement official and which are the minimum
necessary to assure safe living conditions or,
(2)
Any alteration of a “historic structure”, provided that the alteration
will not preclude the structure’s continued designation as a “historic structure”.
(Amended by Ordinance 2253, January 10, 2000.)
Section 3.
General Provisions.
(A)
Land to which this ordinance applies. This ordinance shall apply to all
areas of special flood hazard within the jurisdiction of the City of Woodburn.
(B)
Subdivision Proposals:
(1)
All subdivision proposals shall be consistent with the need to
minimize flood damage;
(2)
All subdivision proposals shall have public utilities and facilities such
as sewer, gas, electrical, and water systems located and constructed to minimize flood
damage;
(3)
All subdivision proposals shall have adequate drainage provided to
reduce exposure to flood damage; and
(4)
Where base flood elevation data has not been provided or is not
available from another authoritative source, it shall be generated for subdivision
proposals and other proposed developments which contain at least 50 lots or 5 acres
(which ever is less).
(C)
Review of Building Permits: Where elevation data is not available either
through the Flood Insurance Study or from another authoritative source, applications for
building permits shall be reviewed to assure that proposed construction will be
reasonably safe from flooding. The test of reasonableness is a local judgment and
includes use of historical data, high-water marks, photographs of past flooding, etc,
where available. Failure to elevate at least two feet above grade in these zones may
result in higher insurance rates.
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(D)
Basis for establishing the areas of special flood hazard. The area of
special flood hazard identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in a
scientific and engineering report entitled "The Flood Insurance Study for Marion County
and Incorporated Areas" dated January 19, 2000, with accompanying flood insurance
maps is hereby adopted by reference and declared to be a part of this ordinance. In
addition, the City's Storm Water Management Plan is also adopted by this ordinance
and included as a part thereof. (Amended by Ordinance 2253, January 10, 2000)
(E)
Minimum floor elevations for structures in the flood hazard area. THE
MINIMUM FLOOR ELEVATIONS FOR STRUCTURES IN THE FLOOD HAZARD AREAS SHALL BE
DETERMINED ON A SITE SPECIFIC BASIS USING SURVEYS AND SURVEY DATA OR DATA
FOUND TO BE ACCEPTABLE UNDER THE SECTIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE OR THE NATIONAL
FLOOD INSURANCE STANDARDS.
(F)
ordinance:
Floodways defined. The following floodways are hereby defined by this
(1)
For Mill Creek main drainage channel A MAXIMUM FLOODWAY
WIDTH OF 150 FEET AS DEFINED ON DATA TABLE #6 OF THE MARION COUNTY AND
INCORPORATED AREA FLOOD INSURANCE STUDY. (Amended by Ordinance 2253,
January 10, 2000)
(2)
For Senecal Creek main channel, a MAXIMUM FLOODWAY WIDTH
OF 145 FEET AS DEFINED ON DATA TABLE #2 OF THE MARION COUNTY AND
INCORPORATED AREA FLOOD INSURANCE STUDY. (Amended by Ordinance 2253,
January 10, 2000)
(3)
For the tributary in drainage basin no. 2 as defined on the Storm
Water Management Plan, a floodway of 80 feet from the confluence with tributary no.
2 with Mill Creek upstream 1,600 feet.
(4)
For the tributary in drainage basin no. 3, a floodway channel of 60
feet from the confluence of tributary no. 3 with the main Mill Creek channel upstream
1,000 feet.
(5)
For the tributary in drainage basin no. 5, a floodway of 80 feet from
the confluence of tributary No. 5 with the Mill Creek channel upstream 1,600 feet.
(6)
For the tributary in drainage basin no. 6, a floodway of 100 feet
from the confluence of tributary no. 6 with the Mill Creek channel upstream 1,000 feet,
a floodway of 80 feet from 1,000 to 1,500 feet, and a floodway of 60 feet from 1,500
feet to 2,000 feet above the confluence of Mill Creek.
(7)
For the tributary in drainage basin no. 7, a floodway of 80 feet from
the confluence of tributary no. 7 with Mill Creek upstream 1,800 feet.
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(8)
For the Senecal Creek tributary which is unnumbered on the Storm
Water Management Plan but which drains the area from Interstate 5 to Woodland
Avenue, a floodway of 80 feet from the point of its confluence with Senecal Creek
upstream to the point at which it crosses underneath State Highway 214.
(G)
In addition to the above mentioned floodways, a floodway of 40 feet shall
be maintained on all open existing drainage channels within the City of Woodburn.
Section 4.
Administration.
(A)
Establishment of development permit. A development permit shall be
obtained before construction or development begins within any area of special flood
hazard established in Section 3 (F). The permits shall be for all structures including
manufactured homes as set forth in the definitions and for all other developments
including fill and other activities as also set forth in the definitions. (Amended by
Ordinance 2253, January 10, 2000)
(B)
Designation of the City Engineer. The City Engineer, or his designate, is
hereby appointed to administer and implement this ordinance by granting or denying
development applications in accordance with its provisions.
(C)
Duties and responsibilities of the City Engineer. Duties of the City Engineer
shall include, but are not limited to:
(1)
Permit review. Review all development permits to determine
whether the permit requirements of this ordinance have been satisfied.
(2)
Review all development permits to determine that all necessary
permits have been obtained from those federal, state or local governmental agencies
from which prior approval is required.
(3)
Review all development permits to determine if the proposed
development is located in the floodway.
(4)
Review all requests to fill in the flood hazard area to determine if
the requests are in conformance with the criteria set forth in this ordinance.
(D)
Use of other base flood data.
When base flood elevation data has not
been provided in accordance with Section 3(B), (C), basis for establishing the areas of
special flood hazard, the City Engineer shall obtain, review, and reasonably utilize any
base flood elevation and floodway data available from federal, state, or other sources
in order to administer the provisions of this ordinance.
(E)
Information to be obtained and maintained.
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(1)
Where base flood elevation data is provided through the Flood
Insurance Study or required as in Section 4(D), obtain and record the actual elevation
in relation to mean sea level of the lowest floor (including basement) of all new or
substantially improved structures and whether or nor the structure contains a basement.
(2)
For all new or substantially improved flood-proof structures:
(i) Obtain and record the actual elevation (in relation to mean sea
level) and,
(ii) Maintain the flood proofing certifications required in Section
6(B)(3).
(iii) Elevations required above shall be provided by the owner
along with a certification by an engineer or registered land surveyor of the actual
elevation above mean sea level of the lowest floor of the structure.
(F)
Alteration of water courses.
(1)
Notify adjacent communities and the state agency responsible
prior to any alteration or relocation of a water course, and submit evidence of such
notification to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
(2)
Require that maintenance is provided within the altered and
relocated portion of said water course so that the flood carrying capacity is not
diminished.
(Amended by Ordinance 2253, January 10, 2000)
Section 5.
General Standards.
following standards are required.
(A)
In all areas of special flood hazards the
Anchoring.
(1)
All new construction and substantial improvements to existing
structures shall be anchored to prevent flotation, collapse, or lateral movement of the
structure.
(2)
All manufactured homes in a special flood hazard area shall be
placed on fill AND elevated to the minimum elevations established in Section 3(C) or 1.5
feet above the elevation of the base flood.
(3)
All manufactured homes must likewise be anchored to prevent
flotation, collapse or lateral movement, and shall be installed using methods and
practices that minimize flood damage. Anchoring methods may include, but are not
limited to, use of over-the-top or frame ties to ground anchors.
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Utilities.
(1)
All new and replacement water supply systems shall be designed
and constructed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of flood waters into the system.
(2)
New and replacement sanitary sewer systems shall be designed
and constructed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of flood waters into the systems and
discharge of the systems into the flood waters.
(3)
On-site waste disposal systems shall be located to avoid
impairment to them or contamination from them during flooding.
(C)
Storage of materials and equipment.
Materials that are buoyant,
flammable, obnoxious, toxic or otherwise injurious to persons or property, if transported
by flood-waters, are prohibited in the flood hazard area. Storage of materials and
equipment not having these characteristics is permissible only if the materials and
equipment have low-damage potential and are anchored or are readily removable
from the area within the time available after forecasting and warning, however, no
storage is allowed in the floodway.
Section 6.
Specific Standards. In all areas of special flood hazards where
base flood elevation data has been provided in this ordinance under Section 3(C) or
Section 4(D), the following provisions are required.
(A)
Electrical, heating, ventilation, plumbing, and air conditioning equipment
and other service facilities shall be designed and/or otherwise elevated or located so
as to prevent water from entering or accumulating within the components during
conditions of flooding.
(B)
All manufactured homes to be placed or substantially improved within
Zones A1-30, AH, and AE shall be elevated on a permanent foundation such that the
lowest floor of the manufactured homes is ABOVE the base flood elevation and be
securely anchored or an adequately anchored foundation system in accordance with
the provisions of Section 5(A)(2) and 5(A)(3).
(C)
Residential Construction. New construction and substantial improvement
of any residential structures shall have the lowest floor, including basement, elevated to
or above the elevation established in Section 3(C), or 1.5 feet above the elevation
established in Section 3(D) and 4(D).
(D)
Fully enclosed areas below the lowest floor that are subject to flooding
are prohibited, or shall be designed to automatically equalize hydrostatic flood forces
on exterior walls by allowing for the entry and exit of floodwaters. Designs for meeting
this requirement must either be certified by a registered professional engineer or
architect or must meet or exceed the following minimum criteria:
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(1)
A minimum of two openings having a total of not less than one
square inch for every square foot of enclosed area subject to flooding shall be
provided.
grade.
(2)
The bottom of all openings shall be no higher than one foot above
(3)
Openings may be equipped with screens, louvers, or other
coverings or devices provided that they permit the automatic entry and exit of flood
waters.
(E)
Non-Residential Construction.
New construction and substantial
improvement of any commercial, industrial or other non-residential structure shall either
have the lowest floor, including basement, elevated to the level of the elevation
established in Section 3(C), or 1.5 feet above the elevation of the base flood
established in Section 3(D) and 4(D)l or, together with the attendant utility and sanitary
facilities shall:
(1)
Be flood proofed so that below the base flood level of the structure
is water-tight with walls substantially impermeable to the passage of water.
(2)
Have structural components capable of resisting hydrostatic loads
and effect of buoyancy in a base flood.
(3)
Be certified by a registered professional engineer or architect that
the design and methods of construction are in accordance with accepted standards
of practice of meeting provisions of this subsection based on their development and/or
review of the structural design, specifications and plans. Such certifications shall be
provided to the City Engineer.
(4)
Nonresidential structures that are elevated, not floodproofed, must
meet the same standards for space below the lowest floor as described in Section 6(A).
(5)
Applicants floodproofing nonresidential buildings shall be notified
that flood insurance premiums will be based on rates that are one foot below the floodproofed level (e.g., a building constructed to the base flood level will be rated as one
foot below that level).
Section 7.
Floodways.
(A)
IN THE FLOODWAYS AS DEFINED UNDER SECTION 3(F), NO
ENCROACHMENTS INCLUDING FILL, NEW CONSTRUCTION, SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENTS,
AND OTHER DEVELOPMENT, WITHIN THE ADOPTED REGULATORY FLOODWAY THAT
WOULD RESULT IN ANY INCREASE IN FLOOD LEVELS, IS PERMITTED.
(B)
THE NORMAL AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE OF STREAM CHANNELS IS NOT
PRECLUDED BY THIS ORDINANCE PROVIDED SUCH MAINTENANCE COMPLIES WITH THE
NO RISE STANDARD IN FLOOD LEVELS AS OUTLINED IN SECTION 7(A).
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Fill Standards
(A)
All structures built in the special flood area shall be constructed on
engineered fill or shall have designed footings at suitable depth, both as required by
the Uniform Building Code, or in conformance with other additional standards as
required by the City Engineer in accordance with good engineering practices.
(B)
The slope on a fill in the special flood hazard area shall not exceed 33%.
Toe of such fill shall be outside the floodways defined in Section 3(D).
(C)
The amount of fill in the special flood hazard area shall be kept to a
minimum. The following standards shall apply.
(1)
Only one structure per existing lot at the time of passage of this
ordinance shall be allowed for areas within the special flood hazard area. The structure
shall be located so that a minimum amount of fill will be necessary for the elevation of
the structure above the flood level.
(2)
All subdivision, partition, and planned unit developments which
envision development of any special flood hazard area shall indicate on the preliminary
plan the location of all structures proposed to be located in the flood hazard area.
These structures shall be located so that a minimum amount of fill is required to develop
the land.
(3)
Development proposals, whether nonresidential or residential,
together with public utilities and facilities attendant to them, shall be constructed to
minimize flood damage, and adequate drainage shall be provided. In areas not
covered by Section 3(B), flood elevation data shall be provided by the developer.
(4)
Multiple family residential or nonresidential structures shall be
located as far as practical on the existing contiguous property from the floodway.
Section 9.
Density Transfer. The Planning Commission may, upon application
under the variance procedure, allow a higher density of dwelling units or structures on a
parcel of property which contains areas of special flood hazard if the areas of special
flood hazard are left substantially without fill. The Commission shall determine the
amount of fill which would practicably be allowed in the flood hazard, and the
additional amount of density on land outside the special flood hazard area which
should be allowed due to the loss of the developable land in the flood hazard area.
Section 10. Variances. Variances to this ordinance shall comply with the same
standards and follow the same procedures for variances to the Zoning Code of the City
of Woodburn.
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Enforcement.
(A)
Violation of this ordinance is a CLASS I CIVIL INFRACTION and shall be
punishable by a fine of up to $500 for the first offense (finding of violation), and by a fine
of up to $500 for the second and succeeding offenses (finding of violation). A separate
offense will be deemed to occur on each calendar day that the infraction continues to
exist, and a separate citation may be filed for each such offense.
(B)
Alternate Remedy. If a parcel of land is, or is proposed to be used,
developed, or maintained in violation of this ordinance, the aforesaid use shall
constitute a nuisance, and the City may, as an addition to other remedies that are
legally available for enforcing this ordinance institute injunction, mandamus,
abatement, or other appropriate proceedings to prevent, enjoin temporarily or
permanently, abate or remove the unlawful use, development, or maintenance of the
land.
Section 12. Violation as Nuisance. Violation of any provision of this ordinance is
hereby declared to be a nuisance, for which remedy may be pursued by the City to
the full extent of law, notwithstanding any limitation in this or any other ordinance.
Section 13. Severability. If any word, clause, phrase, section, subsection, or
other portion of this ordinance is found invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, then
the remainder of the ordinance shall be given full effect.
Section 14. Ordinance Repealed. Ordinance No 1967 is hereby repealed and
Ordinance No. 1664 is not thereby resurrected.
Section 15.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council and approved by the Mayor March 27, 1989
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ORDINANCE NO. 2415
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING CERTAIN STATE SPECIALTY CODES; SETTING FORTH THE
POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE BUILDING OFFICIAL; PROVIDING FOR PROCEDURES AND FEES;
ESTABLISHING PENALTY PROVISIONS; REPEALING ORDINANCE 2293 AND DECLARING AN
EMERGENCY.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
shall mean:
Definitions. For the purpose of this Ordinance, the following terms
A.
Building Official - means the City of Woodburn Building Official who is
responsible for building inspections and with the administration and
enforcement of this ordinance.
B.
State Building Code - or “the code” means the combined specialty codes
adopted by this ordinance.
Section 2.
State Codes Adopted. The following codes, standards and rules
are adopted and are by this reference incorporated herein and shall be in force and
effect within the corporate boundaries of the City of Woodburn:
A.
The Oregon Structural Specialty Code, as adopted by the State of
Oregon, including the following administrative provisions:
1.
Section 104.2 (Applications and permits).
2.
Section 104.4 (Inspections).
3.
Section 104.7 (Department Records).
4.
Section 104.8 (Liability).
5.
Section 104.9 (Approved materials and equipment).
6.
Section 104.10 (Modifications).
7.
Section 104.11 (Alternate materials, design and methods of
construction and equipment).
8.
Section 104.12 (Requests for rulings).
9.
Section 105.3.2. (Time limit of application). “An application for a
permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned 180 days
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after the date of filing, unless such application has been pursued in good faith or a
permit has been issued; except that the building official is authorized to grant one
extensions of time for an additional period not exceeding 180 days. The extension shall
be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.”
10.
AN109.4 (Alternative fire sprinkler system requirements).
(Section 2A as amended by Ordinance 2420 dated May 29, 2007)
B.
The Oregon Mechanical Speciality Code, as adopted by the State of
Oregon, including the following administrative provision:
1.
Section 106.4.3. (Time limit of application). “An application for a
permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned 180 days
after the date of filing, unless such application has been pursued in good faith or a
permit has been issued; except that the building official is authorized to grant one
extensions of time for an additional period not exceeding 180 days. The extension shall
be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.”
C.
The Oregon Residential Specialty Code, as adopted by the State of
Oregon, including the following administrative and automatic fire sprinkler system
provisions:
1.
Section 105.3.2 (Time limit of application). “An application for a
permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned 180 days
after the date of filing, unless such application has been pursued in good faith or a
permit has been issued; except that the building official is authorized to grant one
extension of time for an additional period not exceeding 180 days. The extension shall
be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.”
2.
requirements).
Sections AN109.4.2 through AN109.4.3 (Fire sprinkler system
3.
Section AN109.4.3 (Definition: Substantially altered or damaged).
“The valuation to repair or alter the building or structure exceeds 60 percent of the
value of that portion of the building or structure as defined in the building code and
determined by the Building Official.”
D.
Oregon.
The Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code as adopted by the State of
E.
The Electrical Safety Law as contained in ORS 479.510 to 479.995.
F.
The Oregon Fire Code Amendments, as adopted by the State of Oregon;
G.
Manufactured structure installation requirements under ORS 446.155,
446.185 (1) and 446.230;
H.
Manufactured dwelling park and mobile home park requirements under
ORS Chapter 446;
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I.
Park and camp program requirements under ORS 455.680;
J.
Tourist facility requirements under ORS 446.310 to 446.350;
K.
Manufactured dwelling alterations under ORS 446.155; and
L.
446.253.
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Manufactured structure accessory buildings and structures under ORS
Section 3.
Powers and Duties of the Building Official. The Building Department
shall be under the administrative and operational control of the building official. The
building official shall have the power to render written and oral interpretations of the
code and to adopt and enforce administrative procedures in order to clarify the
application of its provisions. Such interpretations, rules, and regulations shall be in
conformance with the intent and purpose of the code. The building official is
authorized to enforce all the provisions of the code.
Section 4.
Right of Entry. When it is necessary to make an inspection to
enforce the state building code, or when the building official has reasonable cause to
believe that there exists in a building or upon a premises a condition which is contrary
to or in violation of the code which makes the building or premises unsafe, dangerous
or hazardous, the building official may enter the building or premises at reasonable
times to inspect or to perform the duties imposed by the code, provided that if such
building or premises be occupied that credentials be presented to the occupant and
entry requested. If such building or premises be unoccupied, the building official shall
first make a reasonable effort to locate the owner or other person having charge or
control of the building or premises and request entry. If entry is refused, the building
official shall have recourse to the remedies provided by law to secure entry.
Section 5.
Stop Work Orders. Whenever any work is being done contrary to
the provisions of the code, or other pertinent laws or ordinances implemented through
the enforcement of the code, the building official may order the work stopped by
notice in writing served on any person(s) engaged in the doing or causing such work to
be done. Such person(s) shall forthwith stop such work until specifically authorized by
the building official to proceed with the work. Notwithstanding the other remedies, if
the building official determines that any building under construction, mechanical work,
electrical work, or plumbing work on any building or structure poses an immediate
threat to the public health, safety or welfare, the building official may order the work
halted and the building or structure vacated pending further action by the city and its
legal counsel.
Section 6.
Authority to Disconnect Utilities in Emergencies. The building official
or the building official’s authorized representative shall have the authority to disconnect
fuel-gas utility service, or energy supplies to a building, structure, premises or equipment
regulated by the code in case of emergency when necessary to eliminate an
immediate hazard to life or property. The building official shall, whenever possible,
notify the serving utility, the owner and occupant of the building, structure or premises
of the decision to disconnect prior to taking such action, and shall notify such serving
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utility, owner and occupant of the building, structure or premises in writing of such
disconnection immediately thereafter.
Section 7.
Connection After Order to Disconnect. Persons shall not make
connections from an energy, fuel or power supply nor supply energy or fuel to any
equipment regulated by the code which has been disconnected or ordered to be
disconnected by the building official, or the use of which has been ordered to be
discontinued by the building official, until the building official authorizes the
reconnecting and use of such equipment.
Section 8.
Occupancy Violations. Whenever any building or structure or
equipment is being used contrary to the provisions of the code, the building official
may order such use discontinued and the structure, or portion thereof, vacated by
notice served on any person causing such use. Such person shall discontinue the use
within the time prescribed by the building official after receipt of such notice to make
the structure, or portion thereof, comply with the requirements of the code.
Section 9.
Appeals Process. When there is an appeal of a staff interpretation
of the code during plan review or inspection, the aggrieved persons shall be notified of
the provisions of ORS 455.475 and the following procedures:
A.
Plan Review. In an informal appeal of a plans examiner’s decision, the
plans examiner shall refer the request and any related information to the building
official who, in consultation with appropriate technical staff, shall review the request
and make a final determination in writing to the applicant within 15 days.
In an informal appeal of the building official’s decision, the request shall
be forwarded to the State of Oregon, Building Codes Division staff person responsible
for interpretations. Formal appeals shall be forwarded to the appropriate state board
at the Building Codes Division for final action. The appeal shall be sent to the
Department of Consumer Business Services, Building Codes Division accompanied by
the required fee, a completed appeal form of the department, and justification for the
request along with any supporting information. (ORS 455.690)
B.
Inspection. When there is an appeal of a field inspector’s interpretation of
a particular code, the following process shall be used:
1.
The field inspector shall refer the customer and related information
to the building official. The building official, in consultation with appropriate technical
staff, shall review the request and make a final decision in writing to the customer within
15 days.
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2.
Formal appeals of the building official shall be forwarded to the
appropriate state board for final action. The appeals shall be sent to the Department
of Consumer Business Services, accompanied by the required fee, a completed appeal
form of the department, and justification for the request along with any supporting
information. (ORS 455.690)
3.
In accordance with ORS 455.690, any person aggrieved by a final
decision may, within 30 days after the date of the decision, appeal to the appropriate
state advisory board as listed below:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Structural Code - Building Codes Structures Board
Mechanical Code - Mechanical Board
Residential Code - Residential Structures Board
Plumbing Code – Oregon State Plumbing Board
Electrical Code – Electrical & Elevator Board
Manufactured Home Installation Standard - Manufactured Structures
& Parks Board.
Park & Camp Rules - Manufactured Structures & Parks Board
C.
Appeals of Board Decisions. Judicial review of the decision of advisory
boards shall be available as provided in Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 183.
Section 10. Permits Not Transferable. A permit issued to one person or firm is
not transferable and shall not permit any other person or firm to perform any work
thereunder.
Section 11. Suspension/Revocation.
The building official may, in writing,
suspend or revoke a permit issued under the provisions of the state building code
whenever the permit is issued in error or on the bases of incorrect information supplied,
or in violation of any ordinance or regulation or any of the provisions of the code.
Section 12. Inspections. It shall be the duty of the permit holder or his agent to
request all necessary inspections in a timely manner, provide access to the site, and
provide all necessary equipment as determined by the building official. The permit
holder shall not proceed with the building construction until authorized by the building
official. It shall be the duty of the permit holder to cause the work to remain accessible
and exposed for inspection purposes. Any expense incurred by the permit holder to
remove or replace any material required for proper inspection shall be the responsibility
of the permit holder or his agent.
Section 13.
Fees.
A.
Fees for permits, inspections, plan checks, site plan review, copy costs,
and such other fees that the City Council deems reasonable in order to administer this
ordinance shall be set by ordinance or resolution.
B.
The building official may authorize the refunding of fees paid in
accordance with the refund policy in effect.
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C.
The determination of value or valuation under any provisions of the state
building code shall be made by the building official. The value to be used in
computing the building permit and plan review fees shall be the total value of all
construction work for which the permit is issued as well as all finish work, painting,
roofing, electrical, plumbing, hearing, air conditioning, elevators, fire-extinguishing
systems and any other permanent or attached equipment.
Section 14. Savings Clause. If any section, paragraph, subdivision, clause,
sentence, or provisions of the ordinance shall be adjudged by any court of competent
jurisdiction to be unconstitutional or invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair,
invalidate, or nullify the remainder of the ordinance.
Section 15 Violations; Penalties; Remedies.
A. No person shall erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve,
remove, convert or demolish, equip, use, occupy or maintain a building or structure in
the City, or cause the same to be done, contrary to or in violation of this Ordinance.
B. No person shall install, alter, replace, improve, convert, equip or maintain any
mechanical equipment or system in the City, or cause the same to be done contrary to
or in violation of this Ordinance.
C. No person shall install, alter, replace, improve, convert, equip or maintain any
plumbing or drainage piping work or any fixture or water heating or treating equipment
in the City, or cause the same to be done contrary to or in violation of this Ordinance.
D. No person shall install, alter, replace, improve, convert, equip or maintain any
electrical equipment or system in the City, or cause the same to be done contrary to or
in violation of this Ordinance.
E. Violation of a provision of this Ordinance shall be subject to a Civil Penalty not
exceeding $5,000.00 for a single violation of $1,000.00 for continuing violations and shall
be processed in accordance with the procedures set forth in this Ordinance.
F. Each day that a violation of a provision of this Ordinance exists constitutes a
separate violation.
G. The penalties and remedies provided in this section are not exclusive and are
in addition to all other penalties and remedies available to the City.
H. Notwithstanding the other remedies in this Ordinance, if the Building Official
determines that any building under construction, mechanical work, electrical work, or
plumbing work on any building or any structure poses an immediate threat to the
public health, safety or welfare, the Building Official may order the work halted and the
building or structure vacated pending further action by the City and its legal counsel.
(Section 15 as amended by Ordinance 2461 and adopted December 15, 2009)
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Section 15A Building Official • Authority to Impose Administrative Civil Penalty.
A. In addition to, and not in lieu of, any other enforcement mechanism
authorized by this Ordinance, upon a determination by the Building Official that a
person has violated a provision of this Ordinance, the Building Official may impose upon
the violator and/or any other responsible person an administrative civil penalty as
provided by this section. For purposes of this subsection, a responsible person includes
the violator, and if the violator is not the owner of the building or property at which the
violation occurs, may include the owner as well.
B. Prior to imposing an administrative civil penalty under this section, the Building
Official shall pursue reasonable attempts to secure voluntary correction, failing which
the Building Official may issue a notice of civil violation to one or more of the
responsible persons to correct the violation. Except where the Building Official
determines that the violation poses an immediate threat to health, safety, environment,
or public welfare, the time for correction shall be not less than five calendar days.
C. Following the date or time by which the correction must be completed as
required by an order to correct a violation, the Building Official shall determine whether
such correction has been completed. If the required correction has not been
completed by the date or time specified in the order, the Building Official may impose
a civil penalty on each person to whom an order to correct was issued.
D. Notwithstanding subsection (B) above, the Building Official may impose a civil
penalty without having issued an order to correct violation or made attempts to secure
voluntary correction where the Building Official determines that the violation was
knowing or intentional or a repeat of a similar violation.
E. In imposing a penalty authorized by this section, the Building Official shall
consider:
1. The person's past history in taking all feasible steps or procedures
necessary or appropriate to correct the violation;
2. Any prior violations of statutes, rules, orders, and permits;
3. The gravity and magnitude of the violation;
4. Whether the violation was repeated or continuous;
5. Whether the cause of the violation was an unavoidable accident,
negligence, or an intentional act;
6. The violator's cooperativeness and efforts to correct the violation; and
7. Any relevant provision of the Building Code or City Ordinance.
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F. The notice of civil penalty shall either be served by personal service or shall be
sent by registered or certified mail and by first class mail. Any such notice served by mail
shall be deemed received for purposes of any time computations hereunder three days
after the date mailed if to an address within this state, and seven days after the date
mailed if to an address outside this state. A notice of civil penalty shall include:
1. Reference to the particular code provision or rule involved;
2. A short and plain statement of the matters asserted or charged;
3. A statement of the amount of the penalty or penalties imposed;
4. The date on which the order to correct was issued and time by which
correction was to be made, or if the penalty is imposed pursuant to
subsection (D), a short and plain statement of the basis for concluding
that the violation was knowing, intentional, or repeated; and
5. A statement of the party's right to appeal the civil penalty to the City
Administrator or City Administrator’s designee.
G. Any person who is issued a notice of civil penalty may appeal the penalty
to the City Administrator or City Administrator's designee. The City Administrator's
designee shall not be the Building Official or Building Inspector.
H. A civil penalty imposed hereunder shall become final upon expiration of the
time for filing an appeal, unless the responsible person appeals the penalty to the City
Administrator or City Administrator's designee pursuant to, and within the time limits
established by this Ordinance. If the responsible person appeals the civil penalty to
the City Administrator or City Administrator's designee, the penalty shall become final,
if at all; upon issuance of the City Administrator or City Administrator's designee's
decision affirming the imposition of the administrative civil penalty.
I. Each day the violator fails to remedy the violation shall constitute a separate
violation.
J. Failure to pay a penalty imposed hereunder within ten days after the penalty
becomes final as provided in subsection (H) shall constitute a violation of this
Ordinance. Each day the penalty is not paid shall constitute a separate violation. The
Building Official also is authorized to collect the penalty by any administrative or judicial
action.The civil administrative penalty authorized by this section shall be in addition to:
1. Assessments or fees for any costs incurred by the City in remediation,
cleanup, or abatement, and
2. Any other actions authorized by law.
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K. If an administrative civil penalty is imposed on a responsible person because
of a violation of any provision of this Ordinance resulting from prohibited use or activity
on real property, and the penalty remains unpaid 30 days after such penalty become
final, the Building Official shall assess the property the full amount of the unpaid fine and
shall enter such an assessment as a lien in the docket of City liens. At the time
such an assessment is made, the Building Official shall notify the responsible person that
the
penalty has been assessed against the real property upon which the violation occurred
and has been entered in the docket of City liens.
L. In addition to enforcement mechanisms authorized elsewhere in this
Ordinance, failure to pay an administrative civil penalty imposed pursuant to
subsection (A) of this section shall be grounds for withholding issuance of requested
permits or licenses, or revocation or suspension of any issued permits or certificates of
occupancy.
M. This Ordinance does not prohibit the City from charging an increased permit
fee or investigation fee, seeking injunctive relief from a violation or taking any
enforcement action that does not include a monetary penalty. (Section 15A as
amended by Ordinance 2461 and adopted December 15, 2009)
Section 15B Appeal Procedures.
A. A person aggrieved by an administrative action of the Building Official taken
pursuant to a section of this Ordinance authorizing an appeal under this section may,
within 15 days after the date of notice of the action, appeal in writing to the City
Administrator or City Administrator’s designee. The appeal shall state:
1. The name and address of the appellant;
2. The nature of the determination being appealed;
3. The reason the determination is incorrect; and
4. What the correct determination of the appeal should be.
An appellant who fails to file such a statement within the time permitted
waives the objections, and the appeal shall be dismissed.
B. If a notice of revocation of a license or permit is the subject of the appeal,
the revocation does not take effect until final determination of the appeal.
Notwithstanding this paragraph, an emergency suspension shall take effect upon
issuance of, or such other time stated in, the notice of suspension.
C. Unless the appellant and the City agree to a longer period, an appeal shall
be heard by the City Administrator or City Administrator's designee within 30
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days of the receipt of the notice of intent to appeal. At least 10 days prior to the
hearing, the City shall mail notice of the time and location thereof to the appellant.
D. The City Administrator or City Administrator's designee shall hear and
determine the appeal on the basis of the appellant's written statement and any
additional evidence the City Administrator or City Administrator's designee deems
appropriate. At the hearing, the appellant may present testimony and oral
argument personally or by counsel.
E. The City Administrator or City Administrator's designee shall issue a written
decision within 10 days of the hearing date. The decision of the City Administrator or
City Administrator's designee after the hearing is final. (Section 15B as amended by
Ordinance 2461 and adopted December 15, 2009)
Section 16.
Repeal. Ordinance No. 2293 is hereby repealed.
Section 17.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council December 11, 2006, and approved by the Mayor
December 13, 2006.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2445
AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING HABITABLE RENTAL HOUSING AND PROVIDING FOR
ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Title.
Housing Ordinance.”
Section 2.
This Ordinance shall be known as the “Habitable Rental
Legislative Findings.
A.
The City Council finds that a safe, decent place to live is a basic necessity
that enables families to meet other basic necessities and save for their future.
B.
The City Council further finds there are a growing number of residential
rental properties within the City, and that many of these properties are in a declining
state of maintenance.
C.
The City Council further finds that inadequate maintenance directly
affects the health, life, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of Woodburn and
impacts the health and vitality of the surrounding neighborhood and the City as a
whole.
D.
The City Council further finds that it is necessary to adopt this Ordinance
so that Rental Housing in the City is maintained in a good, safe, and sanitary condition
and does not create a nuisance or blighted conditions to its surroundings.
E.
The City Council further finds that the adoption of this Ordinance is a
reasonable method of insuring suitable housing, safe and viable neighborhoods and a
healthy City.
Section 3.
Purpose. The purpose of this Ordinance is to provide minimum
habitability criteria to safeguard health, property and public welfare of the Owners,
occupants and users of residential rental buildings.
Section 4.
State of Oregon Residential Landlord and Tenant Act.
This
Ordinance is intended to supplement and not conflict with the habitability standards of
the Oregon Residential Landlord and Tenant Act.
Section 5.
Scope.
A.
Except as described below, these standards shall apply to Rental Housing
located within the City.
B.
Notwithstanding subsection 5A and consistent with the Oregon Residential
Landlord and Tenant Act, the following are exempted from the application of this
Ordinance:
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Hotels, motels and lodging houses;
2.
Hospitals and other medical facilities;
3.
Ordinance; and
4.
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Nursing care facilities as defined in the Woodburn Development
Group homes and group care facilities as defined in ORS Chapter
Section 6.
Complaints. Complaints under this Ordinance will be initiated on a
form provided by the City containing the following information:
A.
The name of the Person filing the complaint.
B.
The name of the Landlord.
C.
The address of the alleged violation.
D.
A description of the alleged violation.
E.
Where the Tenant is the Complainant, a certification that reasonable
efforts were made to provide the Landlord with notice of the alleged violation.
Section 7.
shall apply:
Definitions. For purposes of this Ordinance, the following definitions
Dwelling Unit. A single unit providing complete independent living facilities for
one or more Persons including provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and
sanitation. For purposes of this Ordinance, where portions of a residential building are
occupied under separate Rental Agreements, but tenants share eating, cooking,
and/or sanitation facilities, each portion under a separate Rental Agreement shall be
considered a Dwelling Unit.
Enforcement Officer. A police officer, code enforcement officer or other city
official authorized by the City Administrator to enforce this Ordinance.
Landlord. The Owner, lessor, or sublessor of a Dwelling Unit or a party acting as
an authorized agent of the Owner, lessor or sublessor.
Owner includes a mortgagee in possession and means one or more Persons,
jointly or severally, in whom is vested: (a) all or part of the legal title to property; or (b)
all or part of the beneficial ownership and a right to present use and enjoyment of the
premises.
Person. Any natural Person, firm, partnership, association or corporation.
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Rental Agreement. All agreements, written or oral, concerning the use and
occupancy of a Dwelling Unit and premises.
Rental Housing. A Dwelling Unit which is the subject of a Rental Agreement.
Section 8.
Maintenance of Dwelling Unit in Habitable Condition.
A.
A Landlord shall at all times during the tenancy maintain the Dwelling Unit
in a habitable condition. For purposes of this section, a Dwelling Unit shall be
considered unhabitable if it substantially lacks:
1.
Effective waterproofing and weather protection of roof and
exterior walls, including windows and doors;
2.
Plumbing facilities which conform to applicable law in effect at
the time of installation, and maintained in good working order;
3.
A water supply approved under applicable law, which is:
a.
Under the control of the Tenant or Landlord and is capable
of producing hot and cold running water;
b.
c.
applicable law; and
Furnished to appropriate fixtures;
Connected to a sewage disposal system approved under
d.
Maintained so as to provide safe drinking water and to be in
good working order to the extent that the system can be controlled by the Landlord;
4.
Adequate heating facilities which conform to applicable law at
the time of installation and maintained in good working order;
5.
Electrical lighting with wiring and electrical equipment which
conform to applicable law at the time of installation and maintained in good working
order;
6.
Buildings, grounds and appurtenances at the time of the
commencement of the Rental Agreement in every part safe for normal and reasonably
foreseeable uses, clean, sanitary and free from all accumulations of debris, filth, rubbish,
garbage, rodents and vermin, and all areas under control of the Landlord kept in every
part safe for normal and reasonably foreseeable uses, clean, sanitary and free from all
accumulations of debris, filth, rubbish, garbage, rodents and vermin;
7.
Except as otherwise provided by local ordinance or by written
agreement between the Landlord and the Tenant, an adequate number of
appropriate receptacles for garbage and rubbish in clean condition and good repair
at the time of the commencement of the Rental Agreement, and the Landlord shall
provide and maintain appropriate serviceable receptacles thereafter and arrange for
their removal;
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Floors, walls, ceilings, stairways and railings maintained in good
9.
Ventilating, air conditioning and other facilities and appliances,
including elevators, maintained in good repair if supplied or required to be supplied by
the Landlord;
10.
Safety from fire hazards, including a working smoke alarm or smoke
detector, with working batteries if solely battery-operated, provided only at the
beginning of any new tenancy when the Tenant first takes possession of the premises,
as provided in ORS 479.270, but not to include the Tenant's testing of the smoke alarm
or smoke detector as provided in ORS 90.325 (6); or
11.
Working locks for all dwelling entrance doors, and, unless contrary
to applicable law, latches for all windows, by which access may be had to that portion
of the premises which the Tenant is entitled under the Rental Agreement to occupy to
the exclusion of others and keys for such locks which require keys.
Section 9.
Abatement Notice. Whenever a violation of this Ordinance is found
to exist within the corporate limits of the city and the Enforcement Officer elects to
proceed by abatement, the Enforcement Officer shall give written notice, by a type of
mail that requires a signed receipt, to the Landlord of the property upon which the
violation exists.
Section 10. Abatement. Upon receipt of the notice that a violation exists, the
Landlord shall have thirty (30) days to abate the violation.
Section 11. Notice Requirements.
contain the following:
The notice to abate the violation shall
A.
An order to abate the violation within thirty (30) days;
B.
The location of the violation;
C.
A description of what constitutes the violation;
D.
A statement that if the violation is not abated within the prescribed time,
the City will seek civil penalties under this Ordinance; and
E.
A statement that a Person who is dissatisfied with the abatement notice
has the right to judicial review under this Ordinance.
Section 12. Request for Judicial Review. The Landlord may file a written request
for judicial review in the Woodburn Municipal Court within ten (10) days of the date that
the notice to abate was mailed.
Section 13.
Requirements for Request. The request for judicial review need not
be in any particular form, but should substantially comply with the following
requirements:
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A.
Be in writing;
B.
Identify the place and nature of the alleged violation;
C.
Specify the name and address of the Landlord seeking judicial review;
D.
Identify the Enforcement Officer alleging that a violation exists.
A copy of the request for judicial review shall be served on the Woodburn City
Attorney’s office.
Section 14.
Scheduling of Judicial Review.
A.
The judicial review hearing shall be held within ten (10) days after the
request for judicial review is made. The day may be postponed by:
1.
Agreement of the parties; or
2.
Order of the court for good cause.
B.
After a hearing is scheduled, the court shall promptly notify the parties as
to the time and location of the hearing.
Section 15. Judicial Review Hearing. At the judicial review hearing the City
and the Landlord shall have the right to present evidence and witnesses and to be
represented by legal counsel at their own expense. After due consideration of
pertinent information and testimony, the court shall make its findings. The findings shall
be based on substantial evidence and shall be final.
Section 16. Notification of Violation. The Landlord shall be notified by a type of
mail that requires a signed receipt postmarked no later than five days after the findings
are entered by the court or by personal delivery by a representative of the City. Upon
notification of violation, the Landlord shall have 30 days to abate the violation.
Section 17.
Enforcement.
A.
Inspection and Right of Entry. Whenever the Enforcement Officer has
reasonable cause to suspect a violation of any provision of this Ordinance, the
Enforcement Officer may enter on any site or into any structure for the purposes of
investigation provided that no premises shall be entered without first attempting to
obtain the consent of the Owner or person in control of the premises if other than the
Owner. If consent cannot be obtained, the Enforcement Officer shall secure a search
warrant before further attempts to gain entry, and shall have recourse to every other
remedy provided by law to secure entry.
B.
Civil Infraction. In addition to, and not in lieu of any other enforcement
mechanisms, a violation of any provision of this Ordinance constitutes a Class I Civil
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Infraction which shall be processed according to the procedures contained in the
Woodburn Civil Infraction Ordinance.
C.
Civil Proceeding Initiated by City Attorney. The City Attorney, after
obtaining authorization from the City Council, may initiate a civil proceeding on behalf
of the city to enforce the provisions of this Ordinance. This civil proceeding may
include, but is not limited to, injunction, mandamus, abatement, or other appropriate
proceedings to prevent, temporarily or permanently enjoin or abate any violations of
this Ordinance.
Section18.
Prohibition on Retaliatory Conduct by Landlord. No Landlord may
terminate a tenancy, increase rent, decrease services or refuse to renew a lease or
tenancy because a Tenant has in good faith:
A.
Filed a complaint under this Ordinance; or
B.
Requested the Landlord to make repairs to a premises as required by this
Ordinance; or
C.
Provided information or testified in any proceeding involving the
enforcement of this Ordinance.
Section 19. Separate Offenses. Each day during which a violation of this
Ordinance continues shall constitute a separate offense for which a separate penalty
may be imposed.
Section 20. Severability.
If any section, paragraph, subdivision, clause,
sentence, or provisions of this Ordinance shall be adjudged by any court of competent
jurisdiction to be unconstitutional or invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair,
invalidate, or nullify the remainder of the title, but the effect thereof shall be confined to
the section, paragraph, subdivision, clause, sentence or provision immediately involved
in the controversy in which such judgment or decree shall be rendered, it being the
intent of the governing body to enact the remainder of this Ordinance notwithstanding
the parts to be declared unconstitutional and invalid.
Passed by the Council September 8, 2008 and approved by the Mayor
September 10, 1008.
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ORDINANCE NO. 1101
AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A REVOCABLE PERMIT TO PACIFIC NORTHWEST BELL
TELEPHONE COMPANY TO INSTALL, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE PUBLIC TELEPHONE BOOTHS
AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS ON CITY PROPERTY AND CITY STREETS.
THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF WOODBURN DO ORDAIN:
Section 1.
A revocable permit is hereby granted to the Pacific Northwest Bell
Telephone Company, its successors and assigns, to install, maintain, and operate public
telephone booths at various locations on city property and city streets in the city of
Woodburn on the following terms:
(A)
Location of booths. Sites for the location or relocation of telephone
booths shall be selected by the permittee, subject to the approval of the common
council of the city of Woodburn.
(B)
Installation and maintenance. The permittee shall bear the entire cost of
installation, maintenance, relocation, and removal of every telephone booth installed
under this permit.
(C)
Commissions. The permittee shall pay to the City of Woodburn a
commission equal to 15 per cent of the net contents of the coin box of each public
telephone installed hereunder, after deduction for applicable excise taxes. After this
permit becomes effective, such commissions shall be paid to the city semiannually.
(D)
Electricity.
With approval of the common council of the city of
Woodburn and Portland General Electric Company, its successors and assigns, the
permittee, where feasible, may interconnect with electric service furnished to the city.
(E)
Removal of booth. Upon 30 days' notice, the city, for cause, may require
the permittee to remove or relocate any telephone booth installed hereunder. The
permittee on its own initiative may remove any telephone booth any time, but shall
restore the surface to good condition and safe for public use, considering the nature
and location of the property.
(F)
Termination of permit. This permit may be revoked by the council, or
operations hereunder may be discontinued voluntarily by the permittee, only after 30
days' notice. In event of such termination, the permittee shall remove all installations
hereunder within 90 days and in compliance with provisions of subsection (E) hereof.
Section 2.
The permit granted by this ordinance is subject to the condition
that permittee, its successors and assign, forever will indemnify and save the city of
Woodburn, its officers, agents, and employees harmless from and against any and all
liability, loss, cost, damage, and expense, and any and all claims for injury or death to
persons and damage to property, directly or indirectly arising from the installation,
maintenance, or operation of telephone booths under this permit. The city shall
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promptly notify the permittee upon receipt of any claim or demand against which it is,
or may be, held harmless by the permittee under this indemnification. As evidenced by
its written acceptance of the terms and conditions and agrees that the within permit is
granted only upon, and constitutes consideration for, this indemnification.
Section 3.
This ordinance is not operative until permittee has filed with the city
recorder a written acceptance of all terms and conditions contained herein, signed by
an authorized official of said corporation, and approved as to form by the city attorney.
Passed by the Council and approved by the Mayor July 21, 1964.
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ORDINANCE NO. 1885
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A CABLE TELEVISION RATE SCHEDULE PURSUANT TO
ORDINANCES NO. 1766 AND 1784, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
[Whereas clause.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
That after the conclusion of a public hearing, having duly
considered the information and testimony presented, the Woodburn City Council
hereby adopts the rate proposed by the franchisee, Northland Communications
Corporation, Inc., as set out in its petition dated June 4, 1984, which is attached hereto
as Exhibit "A" and by this reference incorporated herein.*
Section 2.
That pursuant to the applicable ordinances this rate change is
effective 90 days from the date of said petition.
Section 3.
[Amends Section 15 of Ord. No. 1784, Comp. 11-12.]
Section 4.
[Emergency clause.]
Passed by the Council and approved by the Mayor August 17, 1984.
* Exhibit "A" is on file with the original ordinance and is available for inspection at City
Hall.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2028
AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING A MOTOR VEHICLE FUEL TAX ON MOTOR VEHICLE FUEL
DEALERS, PROVIDING FOR ADMINISTRATION, ENFORCEMENT AND COLLECTION OF THE
TAX, AND IMMEDIATELY REFERRING SAID ORDINANCE TO THE ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF
WOODBURN.
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Title: This ordinance shall be known as the "City of Woodburn Motor
Vehicle Fuel Tax Ordinance.
Section 2.
otherwise:
Definitions. As used in this ordinance, unless the context requires
(A)
"Aircraft Fuel" means any gasoline and other inflammable or combustible
gas or liquid by whatever name such as gasoline, gas or liquid is known or sold, usable
as fuel for the operation of aircraft, except gas or liquid, the chief use of which, as
determined by the City is for purposed other than the propulsion of aircraft.
(B)
"Authorized Agent" any person or agency that has been given authority to
implement a portion of this ordinance.
(C)
Oregon.
(D)
"City" means City of Woodburn, a municipal corporation of the State of
"Dealer" means any person who:
(1)
Supplies or imports motor vehicle fuel for sale, use or distribution in,
and after the same reaches the City, but "dealer" does not include any person who
imports into the City motor vehicle fuel in quantities of 500 gallons or less purchased
from a supplier who is permitted as a dealer hereunder and who assumes liability for the
payment of the applicable motor vehicle fuel tax to the City; or
(2)
Produces, refines, manufactures or compounds motor vehicle fuels
in the City for use, distribution or sale in the City; or
(3)
Acquires in the City for sale, use or distribution in the City motor
vehicle fuels with respect to which there has been no motor vehicle fuel tax previously
incurred.
(E)
"Motor Vehicle Fuel-Handler" means any person who acquires or
handles motor vehicle fuel within the City through a storage tank facility with
storage tank capacity that exceeds 500 gallons of motor vehicle fuel.
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(F)
"Distributor" means, in addition to its ordinary meaning, the deliverer of
motor vehicle fuel by a dealer to any service station or into any tank, storage facility or
series of tanks or storage facilities connected by pipelines, from which motor vehicle
fuel is withdrawn directly for sale or for delivery into the fuel tanks or motor vehicles
whether or not the service station, tank or storage facility is owned, operated or controlled by the dealer.
(G)
"Highway" means every way, thoroughfare and place of whatever nature,
open for use of the public for the purpose of vehicular travel.
(H)
"Motor Vehicle" means all vehicles, engines or machines, moveable or
immovable, operated or propelled by the use of motor vehicle fuel.
(I)
"Motor Vehicle Fuel" means and includes gasoline, diesel, mogas,
methanol, and any other flammable or combustible gas or liquid, by whatever name
such gasoline, diesel, mogas, methanol, gas or liquid is known or sold, usable as fuel for
the operation of motor vehicles, except gas, diesel, mogas, methanol, or liquid, the
chief use of which, as determined by the City, is for purposes other than the propulsion
of motor vehicles upon the highways. Propane fuel and motor vehicle fuel used
exclusively as a structural heating source are excluded as a taxable motor vehicle fuel.
(J)
"Person" includes every natural person, association, firm, partnership, or
corporation.
(K)
"Service Station" means and includes any place operated for the purpose
of retailing and delivering motor vehicle fuel into the fuel tanks of motor vehicles.
(L)
"State" means State of Oregon.
Section 3.
Tax Imposed. A motor vehicle fuel tax is hereby imposed on every
dealer operating within the corporate limits of Woodburn. The City of Woodburn motor
vehicle fuel tax imposed shall be paid monthly to the City or to its authorized agent.
(A)
A person who is not a permitted dealer or permitted motor vehicle fuelhandler shall not accept or receive motor vehicle fuel in this City from a person who
supplies or imports motor vehicle fuel who does not hold a valid motor vehicle fuel
dealers permit in this City. If a person is not a permitted dealer or permitted motor
vehicle fuel-handler in this City and accepts or receives motor vehicle fuel, the
purchaser or receiver shall be responsible for all taxes, interests and penalties prescribed
herein.
(B)
A permitted dealer or fuel-handler who accepts or receives motor vehicle
fuel from a person who does not hold a valid dealer or fuel-handler permit in this City,
shall pay the tax imposed by this Ordinance to the City or its authorized agent, upon
the sale, use or distribution of the motor vehicle fuel.
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Amount and Payment.
(A)
Subject to subsections (B) and (C) of this section, by law, every dealer
engaging in his own name, or in the name of others, or in the name of his
representatives or agents in the City, in the sale, use or distribution of motor vehicle fuel,
shall:
(1)
Not later than the 25th day of each calendar month, render a
statement to the City or to its authorized agent, of all motor vehicle fuel sold, used or
distributed by him in the City as well as all such fuel sold, used or distributed in the City
by a purchaser thereof upon which sale, use or distribution the dealer has assumed
liability for the applicable motor vehicle fuel tax during the preceding calendar month.
(2)
Pay a motor vehicle fuel tax computed on the basis of one (1.0)
cent per gallon of such motor vehicle fuel so sold, used or distributed as shown by such
statement in the manner and within the time provided in this ordinance.
(B)
In lieu of claiming refund of the tax as provided in Section 20, or of any
prior erroneous payment of motor vehicle fuel tax made to the City by the dealer, the
dealer may show such motor vehicle fuel as a credit or deduction on the monthly
statement and payment of tax.
(C)
The motor vehicle fuel tax shall not be imposed wherever it is prohibited
by the Constitution or laws of the United States or of the State of Oregon.
Section 5.
Permit Requirements. No dealer or fuel handler, shall sell, use or
distribute any motor vehicle fuel until he has secured a dealer or fuel-handler permit as
required herein.
Section 6.
Permit Applications and Issuance.
(A)
Every person, before becoming a dealer or fuel handler in motor vehicle
fuel in this City shall make an application to the City or its duly authorized agent, for a
permit authorizing such person to engage in business as a dealer or fuel-handler.
(B)
Applications for the permit must be made on forms prescribed, prepared
and furnished by the City or its duly authorized agent.
(C)
The applications shall be accompanied by a duly acknowledged
certificate containing:
(1)
The business name under which the dealer or fuel-handler is
transacting business.
(2)
The place of business and location of distributing stations in the City
and in areas adjacent to the City limits in the State of Oregon.
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(3)
The name and address of the managing agent, the names and
addresses of the several persons constituting the firm or partnership and, if a
corporation, the corporate name under which it is authorized to transact business and
the names and addresses of its principal officers and registered agent, as well as
primary transport carrier.
(D)
The application for a motor vehicle fuel dealer or fuel-handler permit
having been accepted for filing, the City or its authorized agent, shall issue to the
dealer or fuel-handler a permit in such form as the City or its duly authorized agent may
prescribe to transact business in the City. The permit so issued is not assignable, and is
valid only for the dealer or fuel handler in whose name issued.
(E)
The City Recorder's Office shall keep on file a copy of all applications
and/or permits.
(F)
No fee(s) shall be charged by the City for securing said permit as
described herein.
Section 7.
Failure to Secure Permit.
(A)
If any dealer sells, distributes or uses any motor vehicle fuel without first
filing the certificate and securing the permit required by Section 6, the motor vehicle
fuel tax shall immediately be due and payable on account of all motor vehicle fuel so
sold, distributed or used.
(B)
The City shall proceed forthwith to determine, from the best available
sources, the amount of such tax, and it shall assess the tax in the amount found due,
together with a penalty of 200 percent of the tax, and shall make its certificate of such
assessment and penalty, determined by City Administrator or the City's duly authorized
agent. In any suit or proceeding to collect such tax or penalty or both, the certificate is
prima facie evidence that the dealer therein named is indebted to the City in the
amount of the tax and penalty therein stated.
(C)
Any fuel-handler who sells, handles, stores, distributes, or uses any motor
vehicle fuel without first filing the certificate and securing the permit required by Section
6, shall be assessed a penalty of $250.00 unless modified by Section 27, Subsection "a",
determined by the City Administrator or the City's duly authorized agent. In any suit or
proceeding to collect such penalty, the certificate is prima facie evidence that the
fuel-handler therein named is indebted to the City in the amount of
the penalty therein stated.
(D)
Any tax or penalty so assessed may be collected in the manner
prescribed in Section 11 with reference to delinquency in payment of the tax or by
Court action.
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Section 8.
Revocation of Permit. The City or its authorized agent shall revoke
the permit of any dealer or fuel-handler refusing or neglecting to comply with any
provision of this Ordinance. The City or its authorized agent shall mail by certified mail
addressed to such dealer or fuel-handler at his last known address appearing on the
files, a notice of intention to cancel. The notice shall give the reason for the
cancellation. The cancellation shall become effective without further notice if within 10
days from the mailing of the notice the dealer or fuel-handler has not made good its
default or delinquency.
Section 9.
Cancellation of Permit.
(A)
The City or its authorized agent may, upon written request of a dealer or
fuel-handler cancel any permit issued to such dealer or fuel-handler, the cancellation
to become effective 30 days from the date of receipt of the written request.
(B)
If the City or its authorized agent ascertains and finds that the person to
whom a permit has been issued is no longer engaged in the business of a dealer or fuelhandler, the City or its authorized agent may cancel the permit of such dealer or fuelhandler upon investigation after 30 days' notice has been mailed to the last known
address of the dealer or fuel handler.
Section 10. Remedies Cumulative. Except as otherwise provided in Sections 11
and 13, the remedies provided in Sections 7, 8, and 9 are cumulative. No action taken
pursuant to those sections shall relieve any person from the penalty provisions of this
Ordinance.
Section 11.
Payment of Tax and Delinquency.
(A)
The motor vehicle fuel tax imposed by Sections 3 and 4 shall be paid on or
before the 25th day of each month to the City or its authorized agent which, upon
request, shall receipt the dealer or fuel-handler therefor.
(B)
Except as provided in subsection (D) of this Section, to any motor vehicle
fuel tax not paid as required by subsection (A) of this Section, there shall be added a
penalty of one percent (1.0%) of such motor vehicle fuel tax.
(C)
Except as provided in subsection (D) of this Section, if the tax and penalty
required by subsection (B) of this section are not received on or before the close of
business on the last day of the month in which the payment is due, a further penalty of
ten percent (10.0%) shall be paid in addition to the penalty provided for in subsection
(B) of this Section.
(D)
If the City or its authorized agent, determines that the delinquency was
due to reasonable cause and without any intent to avoid payment, the penalties
provided by subsections (B) and (C) of this Section may be waived. Penalties imposed
by this Section shall not apply when the penalty provided in Section 7 has been
assessed and paid.
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(E)
If any person fails to pay the motor vehicle fuel tax or any penalty
provided for by this Ordinance, the amount thereof shall be collected from such person
for the use of the City. The City shall commence and prosecute to final determination in
any court of competent jurisdiction an action to collect the same.
(F)
In the event any suit or action is instituted to collect the motor vehicle fuel
tax or any penalty provided for by this ordinance, the City shall be entitled to recover
from the person sued reasonable attorney's fees at trial or upon appeal of such suit or
action, in addition to all other sums provided by law.
(G)
No dealer who collects from any person the tax provided for herein, shall
knowingly and willfully fail to report and pay the same to the City or its authorized
agent, as required herein.
Section 12. Monthly Statement of Dealer and Fuel-Handler. Unless modified by
Section 27 Subsection "b" every dealer and fuel-handler in motor vehicle fuel shall
render to the City or its authorized agent, on or before the 25th day of each month, on
forms prescribed, prepared and furnished by the City or its authorized agent, a signed
statement of the number of gallons of motor vehicle fuel sold, distributed, used or
stored by him during the preceding calendar month. The statement shall be signed by
the permit holder. All statements as required in this section are public records.
Section 13. Failure to File Monthly Statement. If any dealer or fuel-handler fails
to file the report required by Section 12, the City or its authorized agent, shall proceed
forthwith to determine from the best available sources the amount of motor vehicle fuel
sold, distributed, used or stored by such dealer or fuel-handler for the period
unreported, and such determination shall be prima facie evidence of the amount of
such fuel sold, distributed, used or stored. The City or its authorized agent, immediately
shall assess the motor vehicle fuel tax in the amount so determined, as pertaining to the
reportable dealer, adding thereto a penalty of 10 percent for failure to report. Fuelhandlers failing to file a monthly statement of motor vehicle fuel shall be assessed a
penalty of $50.00. The penalty shall be cumulative to other penalties provided in this
Ordinance. In any suit brought to enforce the rights of the City under this section, the
above determination showing the amount of tax, penalties and costs unpaid by any
dealer or fuel-handler and that the same are due and unpaid to the City or its
authorized agent is prima facie evidence of the facts as shown.
Section 14. Billing Purchasers. Bills shall be rendered to all purchasers of motor
vehicle fuel by dealers in motor vehicle fuel. The bills shall separately state and describe
to the satisfaction of the City or its authorized agent the different products shipped
thereunder and shall be serially numbered except where other sales invoice controls
acceptable to the City or its authorized agent are maintained. The bills required
hereunder may be the same as those required under ORS 319.210.
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Section 15. Failure to Provide Invoice or Delivery Tag. No person shall receive
and accept any shipment of motor vehicle fuel from any dealer, or pay for the same, or
sell or offer the shipment for sale, unless the shipment is accompanied by an invoice or
delivery tag showing the date upon which shipment was delivered and the name of
the dealer in motor vehicle fuel.
Section 16. Transporting Motor Vehicle Fuel in Bulk. Every person operating any
conveyance for the purpose of hauling, transporting or delivering motor vehicle fuel in
bulk shall, before entering upon the public highways of the City with such conveyance,
have and possess during the entire time of his hauling or transporting such motor
vehicle fuel an invoice, bill of sale or other written statement showing the number of
gallons, the true name and address of the seller or consignor, and the true name and
address of the buyer or consignee, if any, of the same. The person hauling such motor
vehicle fuel shall at the request of any officer authorized by the City to inquire into or
investigate such matters, produce and offer for inspection the invoice, bill of sale or
other statement.
Section 17.
Exemption of Export Fuel.
(A)
The license tax imposed by Sections 3 and 4 shall not be imposed on
motor vehicle fuel:
(1)
Exported from the City by a dealer; or
(2)
Sold by a dealer in individual quantities of 500 gallons or less for
export by the purchaser to an area or areas outside the City in containers other than
the fuel tank of a motor vehicle, but every dealer shall be required to report such
exports and sales to the City or its authorized agent in such detail as may be required.
(B)
In support of any exemption from motor vehicle fuel taxes claimed under
this section other than in the case of stock transfers or deliveries in his own equipment,
every dealer must execute and file with the City or its authorized agent an export
certificate in such form as shall be prescribed, prepared and furnished by the City or its
authorized agent, containing a statement, made by some person having actual
knowledge of the fact of such exportation, that the motor vehicle fuel has been
exported from the City, and giving such details with reference to such shipment as may
be required. The City or its authorized agent may demand of any dealer such
additional data as is deemed necessary in support of any such certificate, and failure
to supply such data will constitute a waiver of all right to exemption claimed by virtue of
such certificate. The City or its authorized agent may, in a case where it believes no
useful purpose would be served by filing of an export certificate, waive the certificate.
(C)
Any motor vehicle fuel carried from the City in the fuel tank of a motor
vehicle shall not be considered as exported from the City.
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(D)
No person shall, through false statement, trick or device, or otherwise,
obtain motor vehicle fuel for export as to which the City motor vehicle fuel tax has not
been paid and fail to export the same, or any portion thereof, or cause the motor
vehicle fuel or any portion thereof not to be exported, or divert or cause to be diverted
the motor vehicle fuel or any portion thereof to be used, distributed or sold in the City
and fail to notify the City or its authorized agent and the dealer from whom the motor
vehicle fuel was originally purchased of his act.
(E)
No dealer or other person shall conspire with any person to withhold from
export, or divert from export or to return motor vehicle fuel to the City for sale or use so
as to avoid any of the fees imposed herein.
(F)
In support of any exemption from taxes on account of sales of motor
vehicle fuel in individual quantities of 500 gallons or less for export by the purchaser, the
dealer shall retain in his files for at least three years an export certificate executed by
the purchaser in such form and containing such information as is prescribed by the City
or its authorized agent. This certificate shall be prima facie evidence of the exportation
of the motor vehicle fuel to which it applies only if accepted by the dealer in good
faith.
Section 18. Sales to Armed Forces Exempted. The motor vehicle fuel tax
imposed by Sections 3 and 4 shall not be imposed on any motor vehicle fuel sold to the
Armed Forces of the United States for use in ships, aircraft or for export from the City; but
every dealer shall be required to report such sales to the City or its authorized agent, in
such detail as may be required. A certificate by an authorized officer of such Armed
Forces shall be accepted by the dealer as sufficient proof that the sale is for the
purpose specified in the certificate.
Section 19. Fuel in Vehicles Coming Into City Not Taxed. Any person coming
into the City in a motor vehicle may transport in the fuel tank of such vehicle motor
vehicle fuel for his own use only and for the purpose of operating such motor vehicle
without securing a license or paying the tax provided in Sections 3 and 4, or complying
with any of the provisions imposed upon dealers herein, but if the motor vehicle fuel so
brought into the City is removed from the fuel tank of the vehicle or used for any
purpose other than the propulsion of the vehicle, the person so importing
the fuel into the City shall be subject to all provisions herein applying to dealers.
Section 20.
Refunds. Refunds will be made pursuant to ORS. 319.280 to 319.320.
Section 21. Examination and Investigations. The City, or its duly authorized
agent, may make any examination of accounts, records, stocks, facilities and
equipment of dealers, fuel-handlers, service stations and other persons engaged in
storing, selling or distributing motor vehicle fuel or other petroleum products within this
City, and such other investigations as it considers necessary in carrying out the
provisions of this ordinance. If the examinations or investigations disclose that any
reports of dealers or other persons theretofore filed with the City or its authorized agent
pursuant to the requirements herein, have shown incorrectly the amount of gallons of
motor vehicle fuel distributed or the tax accruing thereon, the City or its authorized
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agent may make such changes in subsequent reports and payments of such dealers or
other persons, or may make such refunds, as may be necessary to correct the errors by
its examinations or investigations.
Section 22. Limitation on Credit for or Refund of Overpayment and on
Assessment of Additional Tax.
(A)
Except as otherwise provided in this ordinance, any credit for erroneous
overpayment of tax made by a dealer taken on a subsequent return or any claim for
refund of tax erroneously overpaid filed by a dealer must be so taken or filed within
three years after the date on which the overpayment was made to the City or to its
authorized agent.
(B)
Except in the case of a fraudulent report or neglect to make a report,
every notice of additional tax proposed to be assessed under this ordinance shall be
served on dealers within three years from the date upon which such additional taxes
become due.
Section 23. Examining Books and Accounts of Carrier Motor Vehicle Fuel. The
City or its duly authorized agent may at any time during normal business hours examine
the books and accounts of any carrier of motor vehicle fuel operating within the City
for the purpose of checking shipments or use of motor
vehicle fuel, detecting diversions thereof or evasion of taxes in enforcing the provisions
of this ordinance.
Section 24. Records to be Kept by Dealers and Fuel Handler. Every dealer and
fuel-handler in motor vehicle fuel shall keep a record in such form as may be prescribed
by the City or its authorized agent of all purchases, receipts, sales and distribution of
motor vehicle fuel. The records shall include copies of all invoices or bills of all such sales
and purchases, and shall at all times during the business hours of the day be subject to
inspection by the City or its authorized officers or agents.
Section 25. Records to be Kept Three Years. Every dealer and fuel-handler shall
maintain and keep, for a period of three years, all records of motor vehicle fuel used,
sold and distributed within the City by such dealer or fuel handler, together with stock
records, invoices, bills of lading and other pertinent papers as may be required by the
City or its authorized agent. In the event such records are not kept within the State of
Oregon, the dealer shall reimburse the City or its duly authorized agents for all travel,
lodging, and related expenses incurred in examining such records. The amount of such
expenses shall be an additional tax imposed hereunder.
Section 26.
Use of Tax Revenues.
(A)
The City Administrator shall be responsible for the disposition of the
revenue from the tax imposed by this ordinance in the manner provided by this section.
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(B)
For the purposes of this section, net revenue shall mean the revenue from
the tax imposed by this ordinance remaining after providing for the cost of
administrating the motor vehicle fuel tax to motor vehicle fuel dealers and any refunds
and credits authorized herein. The program administration costs of revenue collection
and accounting activities shall not exceed 10.5% for the first year, and 10% thereafter,
of annual tax revenues.
(C)
The net revenue shall be used only for the activities related to the
construction, reconstruction, improvement, repair, maintenance of public highways,
roads and streets within the City of Woodburn.
Section 27. Administration. The City Administrator or his designate is responsible
for administering this ordinance. In addition, the City Administrator may enter into an
agreement with the Motor Vehicle Division of the Department of Transportation as an
authorized agent for the implementation of certain sections of this ordinance. If the
Motor Vehicles Division is chosen as an authorized agent of the City, then the
modifications outlined below shall apply:
(a) The fuel handler's penalty of Section 7 Subsection "c" shall be reduced to
$100.00. And if the Division determines that the failure to obtain the permit was due to
reasonable cause and without any intent to avoid obtaining a permit, then the penalty
provided in Section 7 and this Subsection may be waived.
(b) The fuel handler's monthly reporting requirements of Section 12 and 13 shall be
waived.
Section 28. Separability. If any portion of this ordinance is for any reason held
invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be
deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision and such holding shall not
affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 29. Voter Referral. This ordinance shall be referred to the electors of
the City of Woodburn at the September 19, 1989, special election. A copy of the ballot
measure for this referral is attached hereto and by this reference incorporated herein.
Section 30. Emergency Clause for Voter Referral. An emergency is declared to
exist in regard to the referral of this matter to the voters and Section 29 of this ordinance
shall take effect immediately upon passage by the Council and approval by the
Mayor.
Section 31. Effective Date for Remainder of Ordinance. Excepting Section 29
regarding voter referral, the taxation imposed by this ordinance shall commence
November 1, 1989, upon approval of a majority of the electors of the City of Woodburn
at the special election of September 19, 1989.
Passed by the Council and approved by the Mayor August 14, 1989.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2057
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR A TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX AND PROVIDING
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR COLLECTING SAID TAX.
[Whereas clauses.]
THE CITY OF WOODBURN ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Definitions. For purposes of this ordinance, the following mean:
(1)
Accrual Accounting. A system of accounting in which the operator
enters the rent due from a transient into the record when the rent is earned, whether or
not it is paid.
(2)
Cash Accounting. A system of accounting in which the operator does not
enter the rent due from a transient into the record until the rent is paid.
(3)
Hotel. A structure, any portion of a structure, or any space that is
occupied or intended or designed for transient occupancy for thirty (30) days or less for
dwelling, lodging or sleeping purposes; and including, but not limited to, any hotel, inn,
tourist home or house, motel, studio hotel, bachelor hotel, lodging house, public or
private dormitory, fraternity, sorority, rooming house, public or private club, space in a
mobile home or trailer park, space in a recreational vehicle park, or other similar
structure if the occupancy is for less than a 30-day period.
(4)
Occupancy. The use or possession or right to the use or possession of a
room or space in a "hotel" for lodging or sleeping purposes.
(5)
Operator. A person who is a proprietor of a hotel in any capacity. When
the operator performs his functions through a managing agent of a type or character
other than an employee, the managing agent shall also be considered an operator
and shall have the same duties and liabilities as his principal. Compliance with the
provisions of this ordinance be either the principal or the managing agent shall be
considered compliance by both.
(6)
Person. "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, joint venture,
association, social club, fraternal organization, fraternity, sorority, public or private
dormitory, joint stock company, corporation, estate, trust, business trust, receiver,
trustee, syndicate, or any other group or combination acting as a unity.
(7)
Rent. The consideration charged for the occupancy of space in a hotel
as that term is defined by this Ordinance. (Section 1(7) as amended by Ordinance
2419 dated May 14, 2007.)
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(8)
Rent Package Plan. The consideration charged for both food and rent
when a single rate is made for the total of both. The amount applicable to rent for
determination of the transient occupancy tax shall be the same charge made for rent
when it is not a part of a package plan.
(9)
Tax. The tax payable by the transient or the aggregate amount of taxes
due from an operator during the period for which he is required to report his collections.
(10)
Tax Administrator. The Finance Director or designee.
(11) Transient. An individual who exercises occupancy for a period of 30
consecutive calendar days or less, counting portions of calendar days as full days. The
day a transient checks out of the hotel shall not be included in determining the 30-day
period if the transient is not charged rent for that day by the operator. An individual
occupying space in a hotel shall be transient until the period of 30 days has expired
unless there is an agreement in writing between the operator and the occupant
providing for a longer period of occupancy. A person who pays for lodging on a
monthly basis, irrespective of the number of days in such month, shall not be deemed a
transient.
Section 2.
Imposition of Tax. For the privilege of occupancy in a hotel, a
transient shall pay a tax in the amount of nine percent (9%) of the rent charged by the
operator. The tax constitutes a debt owned by the transient to the City, and the debt is
extinguished only when the tax is remitted by the operator to the City. The transient
shall pay the tax to the operator of the hotel at the time the rent is paid. The operator
shall enter the tax into the records when rent is collected if the operator keeps his
records on the accrual accounting basis. If rent is paid in installments, a proportionate
share of the tax shall be paid by the transient to the operator with each installment. If
for any reason the tax due is not paid to the operator of the hotel, the tax administrator
may require that the tax be paid directly to the City. In all cases, the rent paid or
charged for occupancy shall exclude the sale of any goods, services and commodities
other than the furnishing of rooms, accommodations, and parking space in mobile
home parks, trailer parks or recreation vehicle parks. (Section 2 as amended by
Ordinance 2290 dated June 11, 2001.)
Section 3.
Rules for Collection of Tax by Operator.
(1)
Every operator renting space for lodging or sleeping, the occupancy of
which is not exempted under terms of this ordinance, shall collect a tax from the
occupant. The tax collected or accrued constitutes a debt owned by the operator to
the City.
(2)
In cases of credit or deferred payment of rent, the payment of tax to the
operator may be deferred until the rent is paid, and the operator shall not be liable for
the tax until credits are paid or deferred payments are made. Adjustments may be
made for uncollectible accounts.
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(3)
The tax administrator shall enforce this ordinance and may adopt rules
and regulations necessary for enforcement.
(4)
For rent collected on portions of a dollar, fractions of a penny of tax shall
not be remitted.
Section 4.
Operator's Duties. An operator shall collect the tax when the rent is
collected from the transient. The amount of tax shall be stated separately in the
operator's records and on the receipt given by the operator. An operator shall not
advertise that the tax will not be added to the rent, that portion of it will be assumed or
absorbed by the operator, or that a portion will be refunded, except in the manner
provided by this ordinance. The operator shall pay the tax to this city as imposed by this
ordinance as provided for in Section 8 of this ordinance.
Section 5.
(1)
Exemptions. The tax shall not be imposed on:
An occupant staying for more that 30 consecutive days.
(2)
A person who rents a private home, vacation cabin or similar facility from
an owner who personally rents the facility incidentally to the owner's personal use.
(3)
Any occupant who rent is paid for a hospital room or stay in a medical
clinic, convalescent home or home for aged people.
(4)
Any occupant whose rent is of a value less than $2.00 per day.
(5)
Employees, officials or agents of the U.S. Government occupying a hotel
in the course of official business. (Section 5(5) as amended by Ordinance 2419 dated
May 14, 2007.)
Section 6.
Operator's Registration.
(1)
An operator of a hotel shall possess a valid business registration in
accordance with the requirements of Ordinance 2399.
(2)
Failure to register does not relieve the operator from collecting the tax
imposed by this ordinance, or a person from paying said tax.
Section 7.
Certificate of Authority.
(1)
The tax administrator shall, within 10 days after registration, issue without
charge a certificate of authority to each registrant to collect the tax from the
occupant, together with a duplicate for each additional place of business of each
registrant.
Certificates are nonassignable and nontransferable and shall be
surrendered immediately to the tax administrator on the cessation of business at the
location named or on the sale or transfer of the business. Each certificate and
duplicate shall state the place of business to which it is applicable and shall be
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prominently displayed so as to be seen by all occupants and persons seeking
occupancy.
(2)
The certificate shall state:
(a)
The name of the operator.
(b)
The address of the hotel.
(c)
The date on which the certificate was issued.
(d)
This Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate signifies that the
person named has fulfilled the requirements of the Transient Occupancy Tax Ordinance
of the City of Woodburn by registering with the tax administrator for the purpose of
collecting from transients the occupancy tax imposed by the City and remitting the tax
to the tax administrator. This certificate does not authorize any person to operate a
hotel without strictly complying with all local applicable laws including, but not limited
to, those requiring a permit from any board, commission, department or office of the
City of Woodburn. This certificate does not constitute a permit. This certificate does not
authorize any person to conduct any unlawful business or to conduct any lawful
business in an unlawful manner.
Section 8.
Collections, Returns and Payments.
(1)
The tax shall be paid by the transient to the operator at the time that rent
is paid. The taxes collected by the operator are due and payable to the tax
administrator on a calendar basis on the 15th day of the month for the preceding
month and are delinquent on the last day of the month in which they are due.
(2)
On or before the 15th day of the month following each month of
collection, a return for the preceding month's tax collections shall be filed with the tax
administrator. The return shall be filed on a form prescribed by the tax administrator.
(3)
Returns shall show the amount of tax collected or otherwise due for the
related period. The tax administrator may require returns to show the total rentals on
which tax was collected or is due, gross receipts of the operator for the period, an
explanation in detail of any discrepancy between the amounts, and the amounts of
rents exempt.
(4)
The operator is entitled to withhold ten percent (10.0%) of the tax due to
cover the administrative expense of collecting and remitting the tax. This deduction
shall be so noted in the appropriate place on the return form.
(5)
The operator shall deliver the return and the tax due the City to the tax
administrator's office either by personal delivery or by mail. If the return is by mail, the
postmark shall be considered the date of delivery for determining delinquencies.
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(6)
For good cause, the tax administrator may extend the time for filing a
return or paying the tax for not more than one month. No further extensions shall be
granted except by the Council. An operator to whom an extension is granted shall pay
interest at the rate of one percent (1%) per month on the amount of tax due, without
proration for a fraction of a month. If a return is not filed, the tax and interest due are
not paid by the end of the extension, the interest shall become part of the tax
computation of penalties described in Section 9.
(7)
The tax administrator may require returns and payment of the amount of
taxes for other than monthly period in individual cases to ensure payment or to
facilitate collection by the City.
Section 9.
Delinquency Penalty.
(1)
An operator who has not been granted an extension of time for
remittance of tax due and who fails to remit the tax prior to delinquency shall pay a
penalty of ten percent (10%) of the tax due in addition to the tax.
(2)
An operator who has not been granted an extension of time for
remittance of tax due and who fails to pay a delinquent remittance before the
expiration of 31 days following the date on which the remittance became delinquent
shall pay a second delinquency penalty of fifteen percent (15%) of the tax due, the
amount of the tax, and the ten percent (10%) penalty first imposed.
(3)
If the tax administrator determines that non payment of a remittance is
due to fraud or intent to evade the tax, a penalty of twenty-five percent (25%) of the
tax shall be added to the penalties state in subsections (1) and (2).
(4)
In addition to the penalties imposed by this section, an operator who fails
to remit the required tax shall pay interest at the rate of one percent (1.0%) per month,
without proration for portions of a month, on the tax due, exclusive of penalties, from
the date on which the tax first became delinquent until paid.
(5)
Each penalty imposed and the interest accrued under provisions of this
section shall be merged with and become part of the tax required to be paid.
(6)
An operator who fails to remit the tax within the required time may
petition the tax administrator for waiver and refund of the penalty or a portion of it. The
tax administrator may, if good cause is shown, direct a refund of the penalty or a
portion of it.
Section 10.
Deficiency Determinations.
(1)
In making a determination that the returns are incorrect, the tax
administrator may determine the amount required to be paid on the basis of the facts
contained in the return or on the basis of any other information.
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(2)
Deficiency determination may be made on the amount due for one or
more than one period. The determined amount shall be payable immediately on
service of notice, after which the determined amount is delinquent. Penalties on
deficiencies shall be applied as provided in Section 9.
(3)
In making a determination, the tax administrator may offset overpayments
that have been made against a deficiency for a subsequent period or against
penalties and interest on the deficiency. The interest on the deficiency shall be
computed as provided in Section 9.
Section 11. Redemption Petition.
A determination becomes payable
immediately on receipt of notice and becomes final within 10 days after the tax
administrator has given notice. However, the operator may petition for redemption
and refund by filing a petition before the determination becomes final.
Section 12.
Fraud, Refusal to Collect, Evasion.
(1)
If an operator fails or refuses to collect the tax, make the report, or remit
the tax, or makes a fraudulent return or otherwise willfully attempts to evade the tax
payment, the tax administrator shall obtain facts and information on which to base an
estimate of the tax due. After determining the tax due and the interest and penalties,
the tax administrator shall give notice of the total amount due.
(2)
Determination and notice shall be made and mailed within three years
after discovery of fraud, intent to evade, failure or refusal to collect the taxes, or failure
to file a return. The determination becomes payable immediately on receipt of notice
and becomes final 10 days after the tax administrator has given notice.
(3)
The operator may petition for redemption and refund if the petition is filed
before the determination becomes final.
Section 13.
Notice of Determination.
(1)
The tax administrator shall give the operator a written notice of the
determination. If notice is mailed it shall be addressed to the operator at the address
that appears on the records of the tax administrator, and service is complete when the
notice is deposited in the post office.
(2)
Except in the case of fraud or intent to evade the tax, a deficiency
determination shall be made and notice mailed within three years after the last day of
the month following the close of the monthly period for which the determination has
been made or within three years after the return is filed, whichever is later.
Section 14. Operator Delay If the tax administrator believes that collection of
the tax will be jeopardized by delay, the tax administrator shall determine the tax to be
collected and note facts concerning the delay on the determination. The determined
amount is payable immediately after service of notice. After payment has been made,
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the operator may petition for redemption and refund of the determination if the
petition is filed within 10 days from the date of service of notice by the tax administrator.
Section 15.
Redetermination.
(1)
An operator against whom a determination is made under Section 10, or
a person directly interested, may petition for a redetermination, redemption and refund
within the time required in Section 14. If a petition for redetermination refund is not filed
within the time required, the determination is final on expiration of the allowable time.
(2)
If a petition for redetermination and refund is filed within the allowable
period, the tax administrator shall reconsider the determination and, if the operator
requested a hearing in the petition, shall grant the hearing and give the operator 10
days notice of the time and place of the hearing. The tax administrator may continue
the hearing if necessary.
(3)
The tax administrator may change the amount of the determination as a
result of the hearing. If an increase is determined, the increase is payable immediately
after the hearing.
(4)
The decision of the tax administrator on a petition for redetermination
becomes final 10 days after service of notice on the petitioner unless appeal of the
decision is filed with the City Council within 10 days after notice is served.
(5)
A petition for redetermination or an appeal is not effective unless the
operator has complied with the payment provisions.
Section 16.
Security for Collection of Tax.
(1)
The tax administrator may require an operator to deposit security in the
form of cash, bond or other security. The amount of security shall be fixed by the tax
administrator, but shall not be greater than twice the operator's estimated average
monthly liability for the period for which the operator files returns or $5,000, whichever
amount is less. The amount of the security may be increased or decreased by the tax
administrator, subject to the limitations of this subsection.
(2)
Within three years after any amount of the tax becomes due and
payable or within three years after any determination becomes final, the tax
administrator may bring an action in the courts of this state, or any other state, or of the
United States in the name of the city to collect the amount delinquent, together with
penalties and interest.
Section 17.
Liens
(1)
The tax, interest, penalty, and filing fees paid to the tax administrator any
advertising costs incurred when the tax becomes delinquent shall be a lien from the
date of its recording with the County Clerk of Marion County, Oregon until the tax is
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paid. The lien shall be superior to all subsequently recorded liens on all tangible
personal property in the operator's hotel. The lien may be foreclosed and the
necessary property may be sold to discharge the lien.
(2)
Notice of the lien shall be issued by the tax administrator when the
operator has defaulted in payment of the tax, interest and penalty. A copy of the
notice shall be sent by certified mail to the operator.
(3)
Personal property subject to the lien may be sold at public auction after
10 days notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the city.
(4)
A lien for the tax, interest and penalty shall be released by the tax
administrator when the full amount has been paid to the city. The operator or person
making the payment shall receive a receipt stating that the full amount of the tax,
interest and penalty has been paid, that the lien is released and that the record of the
lien is satisfied.
Section 18. Refunds by City to Operator. When the tax, penalty or interest has
been paid more than once or has been erroneously or illegally collected or received by
the tax administrator, it may be refunded if a written verified claim stating the specific
reason for the claim is filed within three years form the date of payment. The claim shall
be submitted on forms provided by the tax administrator. If the claim is approved, the
excess amount may be refunded to the operator or it may be credited to an amount
payable by the operator and any balance refunded.
Section 19.
Refunds by City to Transient. If the tax has been collected by the
operator and deposited with the tax administrator and it is later determined that the tax
was erroneously or illegally collected or received by the tax administrator, it may be
refunded to the transient if a written verified claim stating the specific reason for the
claim is filed with the tax administrator within three years from the date of payment.
Section 20. Records Required from Operators. Every operator shall keep guest
records, accounting books, and records of room rentals for a period of three years and
six months.
Section 21. Examination of Records. During normal business hours and after
notifying the operator, the tax administrator may examine books, papers, and
accounting records related to room rentals to verify the accuracy of a return or, if no
return is made, to determine the amount to be paid. To assist in this process, the tax
administrator may request certified copies of the annual income tax return covering the
hotel operator.
Section 22. Confidentiality. The tax administrator or a person having an
administrative or clerical duty under the provisions of this ordinance shall not make
known in any manner the business affairs, operations, or information obtained by an
investigation of records and equipment of a person required to file a return or pay a
transient occupancy tax or a person visited or examined in the discharge of official
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duty; or the amount or source of income, profits, losses or expenditures contained in a
statement or application; or permit a statement or application, or a copy of either, or a
book containing an abstract or particulars to be seen or examined by any person.
However, nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent:
(1)
Disclosure to or examination of records and equipment by a city official,
employee or agent for collecting taxes for the purpose of administering or enforcing
the provisions or collecting the taxes imposed by this ordinance.
(2)
Disclosure, after filing a written request, to the taxpayer, receivers, trustees,
executors, administrators, assignees, and guarantors, if directly interested, of information
concerning tax paid, unpaid tax, amount of tax required to be collected, or interest
and penalties. However, the City Attorney shall approve each disclosure, and the tax
administrator may refuse to make a disclosure referred to in this subsection when, in the
tax administrator's opinion, the public interest would suffer.
(3)
(4)
in the City.
Disclosure of names and address of persons making the returns.
Disclosure of general statistics regarding taxes collected or business done
Section 23. Disposition of Tax Funds. All revenue received from the transient
occupancy tax shall be accounted for by a separate revenue line item
contained in the General Fund. Sixty-six and two- thirds percent (66 2/3%) of all
revenues received from the transient occupancy tax shall be used at the
Council's discretion. Thirty-three and one-third percent (33 1 /3%) of all revenues
received from the transient occupancy tax shall be dedicated to uses that
promote and support tourism and economic development activities. Of the
monies set aside for tourism and economic development the Council may, at its
discretion, expend some or all of those monies on activities conducted by the
City or other agencies that advance the Council's tourism and economic
development goals. Monies distributed to agencies and organizations other than
the City shall be dispersed pursuant to a tourism and economic development
grant program. Policies and procedures governing that program shall be
established by City Council resolution. (Section 23 as amended by Ordinance 2444
adopted August 11, 2008.)
Section 24. Appeals to Council. A person aggrieved by a decision of the tax
administrator may appeal to the City Council by filing a notice of appeal with the tax
administrator within ten days of notice of the decision. The tax administrator shall
transmit the notice, together with the file of the appealed matter, to the Council. The
Council shall fix a time and place for hearing the appeal and shall give the appellant
not less than ten days written notice of the time and place of hearing.
Section 25. Severability. The provisions of this ordinance are severable. If a
portion of this ordinance is for any reason held by a court of competent jurisdiction to
be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this
ordinance.
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Section 26.
FRANCHISES
Violations.
(1)
It is unlawful for any operator or other person so required to fail or refuse to
register as required herein, or to furnish any return required to be made, or to fail to pay
the tax collected, or fail or refuse to furnish a supplemental return or other data required
by the tax administrator, or to render a false or fraudulent return. No person required to
make, render, sign, or verify any report shall make any false or fraudulent report, with
intent to defeat or evade the determination of any amount due required by this
ordinance.
(2)
Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of this section, the City Attorney, in
addition to other remedies permitted by law, may commence and prosecute to final
determination in any court of competent jurisdiction an action at law to collect the tax
imposed.
Section 27. Civil Infraction. A violation of any provision of this ordinance shall
constitute a Class 2 civil infraction and shall be dealt with according to the procedures
established by Ordinance No. 1998. Each day of noncompliance with this ordinance
shall constitute a separate violation.
Section 28. Effective Date.
effective June 1, 1991.
This ordinance shall be in full force and effect
Passed by the Council April 8, 1991 and approved by the Mayor April 9, 1991.
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ORDINANCE NO. 2507
AN ORDINANCE GRANTING PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, AN
OREGON CORPORATION, A NONEXCLUSIVE FRANCHISE FOR TEN YEARS TO
OPERATE AN ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER SYSTEM WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS
OF THE CITY OF WOODBURN, FIXING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SAID
FRANCHISE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; REPEALING ORDINANCE 2328; AND
DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
[Whereas clauses]
Section 1 – Franchise Granted
Portland General Electric Company, an Oregon Corporation (the "Company"), is
hereby granted a non-exclusive Franchise to operate an electric light and power
system within the corporate limits of the City of Woodburn ("the City"), subject to
the terms and conditions of this ordinance,
A.
Definitions. As used in this ordinance:
"City" means the City of Woodburn, a municipal corporation of the State
of Oregon, and its duly authorized officers, employees, agents or assigns.
“City Recorder" means the duly appointed City Recorder of the City of
Woodburn, Oregon.
"Company" means Portland General Electric Company.
"Company facilities" means all poles, wires, fixtures, equipment,
underground circuits, conduit, and other property necessary or
convenient to the supply of electric energy owned or operated by the
Company within the corporate limits of the City.
"Corporate limits of the City of Woodburn" means the City boundary as it
now exists or may be amended during the term of this Franchise.
"Franchise to operate an electric light and power system" includes the
right and privilege to erect, construct, repair, maintain and operate poles,
wires, fixtures, conduit, equipment, underground circuits and other
property necessary or convenient to supply the City, its inhabitants and
other persons and territory with electric energy for light, power and other
purposes, upon, over, along, under and across the streets, alleys, roads
and any public right-of-way, property or place.
"Gross revenue" includes any revenue earned by the Company within the
City from the sale of electric energy after adjustment for the net write-off
of uncollectible accounts computed on the average annual rate for the
entire Company, excluding existing sales of electric energy sold by the
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Company to any public utility when the public utility purchasing such
electric energy is not the ultimate consumer. Gross revenue shall include
revenues from the use, rental or lease of the Company’s operating
facilities of the utility other than residential-type space and water heating
equipment under tariffs filed with and approved by the Oregon Public
Utility Commission (OPUC). Gross revenue shall not include proceeds from
the sale of bonds, mortgages or other evidence of indebtedness,
securities or stocks, revenue from joint pole use, or revenue paid directly
by the United States of America or any of its agencies. The meaning of
"gross revenue" as used in this ordinance shall be amended and
interpreted consistently with regulations prescribed by OPUC for
determining the amount of Franchise fees allowed as operating expenses
of a utility for ratemaking purposes.
"Person" includes any individual, group of individuals, or legal entity.
"OPUC" means the Oregon Public Utility Commission, and any successor or
additional agency empowered by the State of Oregon to regulate public
utilities.
“Public project” means any project for work in the right of way that is not
undertaken to benefit a specific development or redevelopment project
on private property and that is not undertaken to benefit a public utility or
service provider other than the City.
"Public right-of-way" includes the public streets, alleys, roads, dedicated
rights-of-way, easements, and other public property, way or place within
the corporate limits of the City, and further includes that portion of private
property upon which a preliminary subdivision or partition plat has been
approved by the City for provision of public utilities within the corporate
limit of the City, which is expected to be dedicated to the City and over
which the City shall have administration, ownership and control.
"Public utility" means any individual, partnership, cooperative, corporation
or government agency buying electric energy and distributing such
electric energy to other customers or users.
"Public Works Director" means the duly appointed Public Works Director of
the City of Woodburn, Oregon.
B.
Facilities Subject to Ordinance. All the Company facilities within the City
limits shall be deemed to be covered by the terms of this ordinance.
C.
Compliance with Laws. The Company shall at all times be subject to all
laws, statutes, ordinances, codes, rules, regulations, standards, and
procedures regarding Company’s facilities, whether Federal, State or
local, now in force or which , hereinafter, may be promulgated (including
but not limited to zoning, land use, historic preservation ordinances, safety
standards, and other application requirements), unless specifically
exempted.
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Section 2 – Term of Franchise and Effective Date
This ordinance shall become effective July 1, 2013, and shall terminate on June
30, 2023.
Section 3 – Revocation
A.
General. In addition to any rights set out elsewhere in this document, the
City reserves the right to declare a forfeiture or otherwise revoke this
Franchise, and all rights and privileges pertaining thereto, under certain
circumstances.
B.
Conditions of Revocation. The grounds for which the City may declare
forfeiture or revoke the Franchise are the following:
1.
If the Company is in substantial violation of any material provision of
the Franchise agreement and fails to correct the violation after
written notice of the violation and proposed forfeiture and a
reasonable opportunity thereafter to correct the violation;
2.
The Company becomes insolvent, unable or unwilling to pay its
debts, or is adjudged bankrupt;
3.
The Company is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to have
engaged in fraud or deceit upon the City; or
4.
The Company fails to obtain and maintain any right granted by
any state regulatory body, required in order to provide electric
service to customers within the City or to construct, maintain and
operate the system; provided, however, that the Company shall be
allowed a reasonable time to cure failure to obtain any permit.
C.
Due Process. Upon the occurrence of one of the events set out above,
following 30 days written notice to the Company of the occurrence and
the proposed forfeiture and an opportunity for the Company be heard,
the City may by ordinance declare a forfeiture. In a hearing, the
Company shall be afforded due process rights. Findings from the hearing
shall be written, and shall stipulate the reasons for the City's decision. In
the event the Company believes the City improperly has declared a
forfeiture, the Company may file such proceeding as is appropriate in a
court of competent jurisdiction.
D.
The City reserves the right to cancel this Franchise at any time upon one
year's written notice to the Company in the event that the City decides to
engage in public ownership of light and power facilities and the public
distribution of electric energy to customers throughout the City.
Section 4 – Construction to be Approved by City
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A.
Before the Company may conduct underground work involving
excavation, new construction or major relocation work in any public rightof-way, the Company shall first notify the City, furnish appropriate maps
and drawings, and provide not less than forty-eight (48) business day
hours notice, except in the case of an emergency. The City will not sell or
transmit Company maps or data to third parties unless permitted by the
Company. The City shall upon request make available to the Company
any City prepared maps or data which are a matter of public record, to
facilitate permitting or the Company’s capital planning. These maps or
data shall be made available to the Company upon payment of the
applicable public records fees.
B.
In the case of an emergency the Company shall file maps and drawings
with the Public Works Director showing any construction work done by the
Company within the corporate limits of the City, within thirty (30) days
after completion of the work.
C.
Such construction work shall be done in a reasonably safe manner in
accordance with requirements of applicable ordinances, State laws, and
rules. In all circumstances pertinent to this Franchise, any actions by the
Company's contractors shall be the responsibility of the Company. Any
contractor of the Company shall be bound by all terms and conditions of
this Franchise.
D.
Subject to any constitutional limitations to the City’s authority that are
applicable, the City shall impose a condition on its land use development
approval that the developer either (i) provide a sufficient location in the
public right-of-way located in the land use development for Company
Facilities that meet the Company’s construction standards as provided to
the OPUC and NESC requirements, or (ii) provide or obtain an easement
for Company Facilities that meets the construction standards as provided
to the OPUC and NESC requirements.
Section 5 – Location and Relocation of Company Facilities
A.
City Approval Required for Company Installations, Excavations and
Restorations. Subject to City approval, the Company may make all
necessary excavations in any public right-of-way for the purpose of
erecting, locating, installing, constructing, repairing, maintaining,
removing and relocating Company facilities. The location of Company
facilities in the public right-of-way shall be at places approved by the City.
Except in emergencies, the City may require the Company to obtain a
permit prior to commencing any work pursuant to this section pursuant to
the City's ordinances or regulations. In emergencies, the Company shall
take reasonable measures to notify the Public Works Director prior to
commencing work.
B. Removal or Relocation – Temporary or Permanent. In accordance with
ORS 221.420, the City may require the Company to remove and
relocate transmission and distribution facilities maintained by the
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Company in any public rights of way, property or place of the City by
giving notice to the Company. The Company shall, upon ten (10) days
written notice from the City, respond and begin the design process to
relocate such facilities. Both parties will, to the greatest possible extent,
agree on a relocation plan that provides for a suitable location for both
underground and above-ground distribution facilities and aerial
transmission facilities. In the event of a disagreement regarding
suitable location, the City’s determination shall be final subject to state
law and regulations including, but not limited to, the National Electrical
Safety Code. If the City’s determination of a location requires the
acquisition of easements or right-of way,