CHAPTER 7: PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT AND SPECIAL ASSESSMENT

Section 7.01, Power To Make Improvements And Lay Assessments.  
The City may make any type of public improvement not forbidden by law and levy special assessments to pay all or part of the cost of such improvements as are of a local character. The total assessments for any local improvements may not exceed the cost of the improvement, including all costs and expenses connected therewith, with interest. No assessment shall exceed the benefits to the property.

Section 7.02, Assessments For Services.  
The Council may provide by ordinance that the cost of City services to streets, sidewalks or other public or private property may be assessed against property benefited and collected in the same manner as special assessments.

Section 7.03, Assessments For Unpaid Claims.  
The Council may provide by ordinance that the amount of unpaid claims owed to the City for administrative fees, fines or penalties and for any other obligation which relate to the regulation, ownership, operation or maintenance of real property within the City may be assessed against the associated property and collected in the same manner as special assessments.

Section 7.04, Local Improvement Procedure.  
When the City undertakes any local improvement to which the state local improvement code applies, it shall comply with the provisions of the law. The Council, by ordinance, may prescribe the procedure to be followed in making any other local improvements and levying assessments therefor.