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ORD 15-785 ORDINANCE NO. 15-785 AN ORDINANCE of the City of Federal Way,Washington, relating to appeals of stop work orders and code enforcement orders associated with the building code; amending FWRC 13.11.084. (Amending Ordinance No. 13-743). WHEREAS,the City of Federal Way recently adopted in Resolution 14-673 a fee schedule establishing fees for various services provided by the City, and WHEREAS,FWRC 13.11.084,as it presently exists,conflicts with Resolution 14-673 in so far as FWRC 13.11.084 states that the City will charge no appeal fee for appeals of stop work orders or code enforcement orders; and WHEREAS,the City Council finds that it is in the public's interest to charge appeal fees to reduce the number of frivolous appeals and to help defray the cost of holding an appeal hearing; NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FEDERAL WAY, WASHINGTON, DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. FWRC 13.11.084 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.11.084 When to appeal and appeal fee. An appellant shall file a written appeal of the order, decision or determination of the city of Federal Way building official within 14 days of the date of the decision of the building official.There shall not be an appeal fcc for appeals of stop week girders-Pr code enforcement orders.An appellant shall pay an appeal fee consistent with the fee schedule maintained by the City Clerk.The appeal fee may be refunded to the appellant should the appellant prevail before the Hearing Examiner. Section 2. Severability. Should any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this chapter, or its application to any person or situation,be declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance No. 15-785 Page 1 of 3 Rev 1/10 chapter or its application to any other person or situation. The City Council of the City of Federal Way hereby declares that it would have adopted this chapter and each section,subsection,sentence, clauses,phrase,or portion thereof,irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections,subsections, sentences, clauses,phrases, or portions be declared invalid or unconstitutional. Section 3. Corrections. The City Clerk and the codifiers of this ordinance are authorized to make necessary corrections to this ordinance including, but not limited to, the correction of scrivener/clerical errors, references, ordinance numbering, section/subsection numbers and any references thereto. Section 4. Ratification. Any act consistent with the authority and prior to the effective date of this ordinance is hereby ratified and affirmed. Section 5. Effective Date. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force thirty(30)days from and after its passage and publication, as provided by law. PASSED by the City Council of the City of Federal Way this 17th day of February, 2015. CITY • FEDERAL WAY 4P? Agic/i/ A OR, J FERRELL ATTEST: T!� , LERK, STEPHAN ' 1 OURTNEY, CMC Ordinance No. 15-785 Page 2 of 3 Rev 1/10 4 APP OVED AS TO FORM: �aA,a,,a CITY AT ►I R EY, AMY JO PEARSALL FILED WITH THE CITY CLERK: 01/27/2015 PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL: 02/17/2015 PUBLISHED: 02/20/2015 EFFECTIVE DATE: 03/22/2015 ORDINANCE NO.: 15-785 Ordinance No. 15-785 Page 3 of 3 Rev 1/10