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(1) Any applicant shall pay all reasonable costs incurred by the City related to the processing of any application for a right-of-way use permit, franchise, or facilities lease. Reasonable processing costs shall include, but not be limited to, publication costs and the costs for services rendered by any City employee, agent or representative, including consultants and attorneys.

(2) The initial deposit of the application fee for the consideration of an application for issuance, renewal, transfer, or modification of a franchise shall be in the amount of $1,000, which deposit shall be submitted with the application. The City of Pasco may, as costs are incurred, draw upon the deposit to recover its administrative costs, including, but not limited to, publication costs, and the reasonable cost of services rendered by employees, agents, and representatives, including consultants and attorneys retained by the City related to the City’s consideration and processing of a franchise. The City, at any time, may require the applicant to deposit additional sums if it appears that the initial deposit or subsequent deposits will be exhausted prior to the final action by the City relating to the consideration by the City of an application for issuance, renewal, transfer, or modification of a franchise. The applicant will not be entitled to further consideration by the City of Pasco of its requested action until such time as the additional deposit required by the City has been deposited with the City. Final payment of the application fee balance is due within 30 days of notice of the charges. In the event the amount of the deposit of an applicant is in excess of the amount of the administrative expenses of the City related to the action requested, then the applicant shall be entitled to a return of any such excess amount. The application fee is in addition to any required business license fee set forth in PMC 3.35.050 or any other section of this code. [Ord. 4298 § 3, 2016; Ord. 3287 § 1, 1998; Code 1970 § 15.80.020.]