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(1) General Conditions and Requirements.

(a) The subdivision shall make adequate provision for roads, streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, street lighting circuits, alleys, the extension of municipal utilities (sewer and water), irrigation water rights-of-way, drainageways, other public ways, public access, or any municipal improvements as deemed necessary in conformance with community street and utility standards and city design standards in effect at the time of plat approval.

(b) The subdivision shall front on an existing street. There shall be adequate access to all parcels. Streets shall be improved to city standards. Street lighting shall be provided.

(c) The subdivision shall comply with all zoning and health regulations.

(d) The subdivision shall be generally consistent with the city’s comprehensive plan.

(e) The subdivision shall provide for irrigation water rights-of-way pursuant to RCW 58.17.310 as now enacted or hereafter amended.

(f) A street lighting plan as may be required by the city engineer must be provided. The plan must be approved by the Grant County public utility district and include certification that arrangements acceptable to the city and the Grant County public utility district have been made for the payment of required fees through the creation of a streetlight utility local improvement district (ULID).

A petition to form a streetlight utility local improvement district (ULID) coexistent with the boundaries of the plat as provided by state law shall accompany such approved plan. Such petition shall be in a form acceptable to the city and shall provide for the payment by properties located within the plat of the ongoing costs of the streetlights installed within the plat.

(g) Environmental information shall be prepared and submitted in accordance with the guidelines established under the State Environmental Policy Act of 1971, as amended. Said information is a part of and must accompany the preliminary plat application.

(h) Unless an applicant for a preliminary plat approval requests otherwise, and the plat administrator agrees, a preliminary plat shall be processed simultaneously with the application for rezones, waivers, deferrals, planned unit developments, site plan approvals, and similar quasi-judicial or administrative actions to the extent that procedure requirements applicable to these actions permit simultaneous processing.

(i) Every decision or recommendation made under this chapter by the council, hearing examiner or planning commission shall be in writing and shall include findings of fact and conclusions to support the decision or recommendation.

(j) Preliminary plats of any proposed subdivision and dedication shall be approved, disapproved or returned to the applicant for modification within the time provided under Chapter 36.70B RCW.

(k) A plat certificate from a title company licensed to do business in the state of Washington dated within 30 days of the date of filing of the final plat and application with the plat administrator confirming that the title of the lands as described and shown on the plat is in the name of the owners signing the subdivision plat or instrument of dedication.

(l) A certificate of occupancy shall not be issued until the final major plat has been recorded with the Grant County auditor.

(2) Specific Conditions and Requirements.

(a) Prior to submission of a major subdivision preliminary application and preliminary plat, the subdivider or the subdivider’s representative shall schedule a preapplication conference with the plat administrator and representatives of other affected city departments. The subdivider shall present a conceptual idea of the plat. The plat administrator and representatives of affected city departments will respond informally and address potential items of concern or clarification to aid the subdivider in preparing the major subdivision preliminary application and preliminary plat.

(b) The preliminary major subdivision application and plat shall be filed with the plat administrator on forms prescribed by the public works department. Said application shall be accompanied by 12 copies of the preliminary plat.

(c) The preliminary plat shall be a neat and accurate drawing, stamped and signed by a registered professional land surveyor licensed by the state of Washington on reproducible material at a decimal scale. The plat map shall measure 18 inches by 24 inches. The preliminary plat shall be drawn in black permanent ink on two or more sheets if the scale necessary to accommodate the map on one sheet would unduly congest the drawing.

(d) A nonrefundable fee established by a resolution of the council shall accompany each and every application for a preliminary major subdivision.

(e) The subdivider shall submit a list of the names and addresses of all owners of record of property within 300 feet of the external boundaries of the proposed subdivision. In addition, the subdivider shall submit a list of the names and addresses of all owners of record of real property within 300 feet of real property which lies adjacent to the external boundaries of the proposed subdivision and is owned by the subdivider.

(f) The preliminary plat shall contain the following:

(i) Name of proposed subdivision.

(ii) Boundaries of proposed subdivision established by the preliminary survey.

(iii) Location and dimension of all existing and proposed streets, alleys, utilities, and rights-of-way and/or easements on and adjacent to the proposed subdivision.

(iv) Location and dimensions of all existing and proposed irrigation water rights-of-way on and adjacent to the proposed subdivision.

(v) Legal description of land within the proposed subdivision.

(vi) Any proposed land dedications.

(vii) Name, address, and seal of the registered land surveyor who made the preliminary survey.

(viii) The date of the preliminary survey.

(ix) Horizontal scale of the proposed plat shall be no more than 100 feet to the inch.

(x) Monuments found and established during the preliminary survey.

(xi) Date map is prepared, scale, and north point of the map. Approximate proposed lot lines with their dimensions, including lot numbers and block numbers.

(xii) If any of the parcels can be further divided or if only a portion of a tract is being divided, location of future streets, alleys, and lot lines shall be shown by dotted lines.

(xiii) A vicinity map at a scale of not more than 400 feet to the inch, except that the city engineer, subject to a request prior to plat submittal, may approve an alternative vicinity map scale exceeding 400 feet to the inch. The vicinity map shall show all adjacent parcels. It shall show how the streets and alleys in the proposed subdivision may connect with existing and proposed streets and alleys in neighboring subdivisions or unplatted property to produce an advantageous development of the entire neighborhood.

(xiv) Provide recommended street names for approval.

(xv) United States Bureau of Reclamation horizontal and vertical data including bench marks.

(xvi) A site plan on a separate sheet showing the following information:

(A) Location and sizing of existing and proposed utilities including water, sewer, storm drains, electricity, street lighting, and gas, telephone, cablevision lines, and curb and sidewalk. Minimum size and scale shall be the same as the preliminary plat map.

(B) Existing and proposed structures and natural features and all proposed improvements within and adjoining the proposed subdivision.

(C) Topography of the area with a maximum of two-foot intervals of contours as required by the city engineer.

(D) Present zoning classification on and adjacent to property.

(E) Any proposed dedications or in lieu of payment for park land established by a resolution of the council subject to the approval of the planning commission.

(F) Name(s) of owner(s) of the proposed subdivision.

(G) SEPA checklist.

(H) Critical areas.

(xvii) Any deed restrictions or covenants existing or proposed shall be drawn on the site plan and preliminary plat map. (Ord. 414 § 1, 2009; Ord. 399 § 1, 2008; Ord. 393 § 1, 2007)