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A. Fees. The fees to be paid to the city at the time of application for registration, license, or franchise or construction permits shall be established by resolution of the City Council. All fees paid shall be nonrefundable. Fees may include business registration, application, rights-of-way compensation, utility permit and inspection, and other regulatory fees.

B. Compensation to City. Each license granted hereunder is subject to the City's right, to the extent permitted by law, to fix a fair and reasonable compensation to be paid for use of property pursuant to the license or franchise, provided nothing in this Chapter shall prohibit the City and a licensee or franchisee from agreeing upon the compensation to be paid or services to be provided. In the absence of such an agreement, such compensation shall be in an amount reasonably established by the City Council. Provided that the compensation required from any telecommunications provider or carrier engaged in the telephone business as defined in RCW 82.04.065 shall be consistent with RCW 35.21.860.

C. Fees and Compensation Not a Tax. The fees, charges, and fines provided for in this Chapter and any compensation charged and paid for the rights-of-way provided herein, whether fiduciary or in-kind, are separate from, and additional to, any and all Federal, State, local, and City taxes as may be levied, imposed or due from a telecommunications carrier or provider, its customers, or subscribers or on account of the lease, sale, delivery, or transmission of telecommunications services.