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(1) Prior to the construction of any privately engineered public improvement a person must obtain a permit from the city engineer. Permits shall be issued in accordance with the Public Improvement Design Standards Manual.

(2) A person may, at the person’s expense, employ a licensed engineer to prepare the plans for a public improvement. The original plan based on drafting and design standards set by the city engineer shall be delivered to the city engineer for review and approval before construction may begin. No prints or transparencies shall be accepted and the plans submitted shall be retained by the city.

(3) The cost of public improvements constructed under this section are not eligible for financing as local improvement assessments under sections 7.175 to 7.200.

(4) If a privately engineered public improvement receives any direct or indirect city funding the project must comply with applicable public contracting requirements.

(Section 7.140 amended by Ordinance No. 19393, enacted July 28, 1986, effective January 28, 1987; Ordinance No. 19653, enacted November 22, 1989, effective May 22, 1990; Ordinance 20056, enacted August 5, 1996, effective September 4, 1996; and Ordinance No. 20390, enacted August 13, 2007, effective September 14, 2007.)