Chapter 20.56


20.56.010    Requirements – Procedures.

20.56.020    Permit review.

20.56.030    Planning and zoning commission review and hearings.

20.56.040    Borough assembly hearings.

20.56.010 Requirements – Procedures.

This code uses an array of processes, permits and appeals to carry out its provisions. This chapter is intended to set forth the procedures necessary to gain approval for a proposed project. Review of an application may be required by each of four separate bodies:

A. The borough administration;

B. The planning and zoning commission;

C. The borough assembly; and

D. The port commission of the borough. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984.]

20.56.020 Permit review.

A review by the borough administration, including the fire marshal, shall be processed within 10 working days and in most cases determination will be made within 10 working days of the submission of the request. The types of requests that qualify for permit review are:

A. Building permit requests involving projects of less than $500,000 value, or having four dwelling units or less; and

B. State of Alaska, Class I consistency review. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984.]

20.56.030 Planning and zoning commission review and hearings.

No greater review or evaluation of plans and requests than that conducted under the procedures of the commission shall be necessary unless public hearings are required.

A. Reviews by the commission are required for the following actions:

1. Building permit requests for projects of $500,000 value or more;

2. Building permit requests for projects having five or more dwelling units;

3. State of Alaska, Class II consistency reviews;

4. Borough capital improvement programs; and

5. Enforcement against code violations.

B. The commission shall recommend, approve, approve with conditions, or deny all requests within 60 days of initial review. Failure to reach a decision within such time limit shall constitute an approval of the project as submitted.

C. Review and/or hearings by the commission are required for:

1. Subdivision approvals;

2. Variances;

3. Conditional use permits;

4. Code amendments and rezoning; and

5. Specific violations, where review is requested. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984.]

20.56.040 Borough assembly hearings.

Hearings before the borough assembly shall be necessary for all code amendments, appeals, budget approvals (including CIP), and adoption of the comprehensive and fiscal management program, and any rezoning. The assembly serves a quasi-judicial function as the first level of appeal from an administrator or commission decision or determination. Borough assembly hearings on applications for rezoning and appeals shall be conducted within 45 days of receipt by the borough clerk, unless extended by mutual agreement between the applicant or appellant and the borough or for good cause as determined by the assembly. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984.]