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The following terms are definitions for the purposes of this Chapter 13.30.

A. City Engineer or Engineer means the person holding the position of Director of Public Works or such other officer, employee or agent designated by the Council or City Administrator to perform the duties set out for the City Engineer in this Chapter.

B. City means the City of Ashland.

C. Person means a natural person, firm, partnership, corporation, association or any other legal entity, be it public or private and/or any agent, employee or representative thereof.

D. Applicant means a person who is required or chooses to finance some or all of the cost of a street, water or sanitary sewer or storm water improvement, which improvement is also available to serve or benefit property other than that of the applicant, and who in turn applies to the City for reimbursement of the expense of the improvement.

E. Street Improvement, Water Improvement, Sewer Improvement and Storm Water Improvement mean respectively:

1. A street or street improvement, including but not limited to streets, storm drains, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, bike paths, traffic control devices, street trees, lights and signs and public rights-of-way;

2. A water facility or water line improvement, including but not limited to, extending a water line to property (other than property owned by the applicant) so that water service can be provided for such other property without further extension of the line;

3. A sanitary sewer, sewer line, or other facility improvement, including but not limited to extending a sewer line to property (other than property owned by the applicant) so that sewer service can be provided for such other property without further extension of the line; and

4. A storm water improvement, including but not limited to extending a storm water line to property (other than property owned by the applicant) so that storm water disposal for such other property can be provided without further extension of the line; conforming with standards and specifications set by the City.

F. Public Improvement means (as appropriate) all capital facilities (including plant facilities) associated with water, sanitary sewer, storm water, street (including bicycle lanes), and/or sidewalk facilities or the undergrounding of public utilities.

G. Reimbursement Agreement means the agreement between an Applicant and the City (as authorized by the City Council and executed by the City Administrator) providing for the installation of and payment for public improvements within a Reimbursement District.

H. Reimbursement District means the area determined by the City Council to derive a benefit from the construction of public improvements financed in whole or in part by an Applicant.

I. Reimbursement Fee means the fee established by resolution of the City Council and required to be paid by persons within a Reimbursement District once they utilize the Public Improvement.

J. Utilize means to use or benefit from a Public Improvement, to apply for a building or other permit which will allow for the use or increase in the use of a Public Improvement or to connect to a Public Improvement. (Ord. 3042, added, 12/21/2010)

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