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(1) General Requirements.

(a) The final major subdivision application and plat will be filed with the plat administrator on forms provided by the plat administrator.

(b) All required street and utility improvements must be constructed by the applicant and must be accepted by the city or a subdivision bond or other approved security shall be submitted in an amount sufficient to cover 150 percent of the estimated cost of completing all required utility extensions and street improvements as determined by the city engineer and approved by the public works director. Upon completion of the required improvements and prior to acceptance by the council, the subdivider/developer must submit a maintenance bond or alternative security approved by the city attorney in an amount determined by the city engineer and approved by the public works director. The maintenance bond amount shall be 100 percent of the actual cost of construction. An alternative security shall be in an amount not less than 10 percent nor more than 100 percent of the actual cost of construction. The amount shall be determined on a case-by-case basis based upon the city engineer’s estimated cost of repair or maintenance should repair or maintenance be required. The subdivider/developer shall submit documentation of the cost of construction to the city engineer for his review and approval and use in determining the required bond or alternative security amount. Said bond shall be in effect for one year from the date of acceptance.

(c) Required dedication of all streets, rights-of-way, parks, playgrounds, easements, reservations, irrigation water rights-of-way, and any area to be dedicated to public use, together with any restrictions or limitations thereon shall be submitted as a part of the final plat.

(d) The application shall be accompanied by the following:

(i) 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.

(ii) A certificate from the Grant County treasurer indicating that all taxes and assessments on the property included in the final plat, subdivision, or dedication have been paid according to the provisions of RCW 58.08.030 and 58.10.040 as now enacted or hereafter amended.

(iii) A certificate from the city clerk indicating that there are no delinquent special assessments or liens on the property included in the final plat, subdivision, or dedication.

(iv) A check payable to the city in the amount established by a resolution of the council to cover the cost of checking the final plat, together with all contracted staff review expenses, publication costs and any consultant fees incurred to be able to review and process the application.

(v) All covenants proposed to run with the land.

(e) The final plat (12 sets of prints plus the original tracing, AutoCad discs, and a reproducible Mylar copy) shall include all items in subsection (2) of this section and any additional information and modifications requested in the preliminary approval. The final plat shall be prepared in a neat and legible manner in black permanent drawing ink on high-grade tracing cloth or drafting film. All documents, maps, and survey notes shall contain the name of the subdivision, the name(s) of the subdivider(s), and the name of the registered land surveyor responsible to the subdivider(s). The trimmed size of the final plat shall be 18 inches by 24 inches with a one-and-one-half-inch margin on the top or left margin and a one-half-inch border on the remaining three margins. The final plat shall be recorded on two or more sheets if the scale necessary to accommodate the map on one sheet would unduly congest the drawing.

(f) The final major subdivision plat shall be approved or disapproved within the time provided in this code from the date of filing of the final plat with the plat administrator. This time period shall be binding unless extended as provided in this code.

(g) No final major subdivision plat may be approved unless the city makes a written finding of fact that the proposed subdivision is in conformance with any applicable zoning ordinances, or other land use controls which may exist.

(h) No final major plat shall be approved for any subdivision which lies in whole or in part in an irrigation district organized pursuant to Chapter 87.03 RCW unless there has been provided an irrigation water right-of-way pursuant to RCW 58.17.310, 58.17.060 and 58.17.110 as now enacted or hereafter amended.

(2) Specific Requirements.

(a) The final plat shall clearly show the following information:

(i) The lines and names of all streets or other public ways, parks, playgrounds and easements intended to be dedicated for public use, or granted for use of inhabitants of the subdivision.

(ii) The lines and names of all existing or platted streets or other public ways, parks, playgrounds and easements adjacent to the final plat, subdivision, or dedication, including municipal boundaries, township lines, and section lines.

(iii) The lengths and bearings of all straight lines, curve radii, arcs, and semi-tangents of all curves.

(iv) All dimensions along the lines of each lot, with the true bearings and also any other data necessary for the location of any lot lines in the field.

(v) Suitable primary control points, approved by the city engineer or descriptions and ties to such control points, to which all dimensions, angles, bearings, and similar data given on the plat shall be referred.

(vi) The location of all permanent monuments.

(vii) The names of all subdivisions immediately adjacent thereto.

(viii) The date, true north point, scale, datum plane, and date of survey.

(ix) The boundary of the tract, the courses and distances marked thereon, as determined by a field survey made by a registered and qualified land surveyor of the state and to close with an allowable error not to exceed one foot in 5,000 feet and not to exceed one foot in 10,000 feet in the central business district.

(x) The elevations of all permanent monuments based on a datum plane approved by the city engineer.

(xi) A vicinity sketch map 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.

(xii) Street names.

(xiii) Certification by registered land surveyor of accuracy of plat and survey.

(xiv) Statement by owner dedicating streets, rights-of-way, and any other sites for public use.

(xv) Location and dimensions of all irrigation water rights-of-way.

(xvi) Provide legal description of the plat boundaries.

(xvii) Provide block and lot locations including dimensions and number designations.

(b) All linear dimensions shall be given in feet and decimals of a foot to the nearest hundredth.

(c) The scale of the final plat shall be not more than 100 feet to the inch, except that the city engineer, subject to a request prior to plat submittal, may approve an alternative plat map scale not to exceed 100 feet to the inch.

(d) If the plat constitutes a replat, the lots, blocks, streets, etc., of the original plat shall be shown by dotted lines in their proper positions in relation to the new arrangement of the plat, the new plat being so clearly shown in solid lines as to avoid ambiguity.

(e) The final plat shall be accompanied by improvement plans and specifications including utilities, streets, grades, and appurtenances as provided for in ECMC 17.17.120, Improvements.

(f) The subdivider’s land surveyor shall set all required monuments and shall stake all lot corners as shown on the final plat before the plat is submitted for final approval.

(g) The final plat shall contain the legal description of the subdivision and the following dedication, acknowledgment, and endorsement statements shall appear in the following sequence in black permanent ink either by hand or mechanical device. (Ord. 414 § 1, 2009; Ord. 399 § 1, 2008; Ord. 393 § 1, 2007)