Chapter 18.78
PUBLIC NOTIFICATION

18.78.000    Chapter Contents

Sections:

18.78.020    Procedures.

18.78.040    Public hearing notification.

18.78.060    Administrative approval notification.

18.78.020 Procedures

To inform the public of proposed project actions, the Department and applicants shall provide notice as identified in Table 78-1. A vicinity map and basic site plan shall be included with any mailed notices. If a project is SEPA-exempt and no public hearing is required, notice of application as required by RCW 36.70B.110(5) will be limited to the type of notice described below.

TABLE 78-1

CITY OF OLYMPIA - PUBLIC NOTIFICATION

PROCESS

APPLICATION TYPE

NOTICE TYPES

WHEN

WHO

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN REVIEW

Multifamily/Commercial in DR districts/Master Planned Development

Mail

Public Meeting 10 Days

PO RNA PR

SEPA

Environmental Checklist

Mail

Notice of Application

PO RNA PR Agencies

 

 

Post site Mail Notify Paper

SEPA Threshold Determination

PO RNA PR Agencies

SUBDIVISIONS

Short Plats

Post Site

Application

 

HEARING EXAMINER

Subdivision Variance Rezone Conditional Use Master Planned Development

Post Site Mail Publish in Paper

Public Hearing - 10 days

PO RNA PR

 

Conditional Use - Wireless Communications Facility

Post Site Mail Publish in Paper

Public Hearing - 30 days

PO RNA PR

 

 

Mail

Decision

RNA PR

SHORE LANDS

Substantial Development Permit

Post Site Mail

Public Hearing - 15 days

PO RNA PR

 

 

Publish in Paper Mail

Decision

RNA PR

LAND USE REVIEW

Multifamily Commercial Industrial Master Planned Development

Mail

Meeting - 5 days

RNA PR

 

 

 

Decision

RNA PR

DETAILED DESIGN REVIEW

Multifamily/Commercial Master Planned Development

Mail

Public Meeting 10 days

RNA PR

 

 

Mail

Decision

RNA PR

APPEALS

Administrative to Hearing Examiner

Post Site Mail

Open Hearing - 10 Days

RNA PR

 

Hearing Examiner to City Council OCC

Mail

Closed Hearing 10 Days

PR RNA

ANNEXATION

10 Percent Notice of Intent

Mail

Public Meeting 10 days

PO RNA PR

 

50/60 Percent Petition

Mail Post Publish in Paper

Public Hearing - 10 days

PO RNA PR

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT/ZONING MAP AMENDMENT

Proposal

Mail Publish in Paper

Proposal Availability

RNA

 

Application

Mail Publish in Paper

Public Hearing - 10 days

PO RNA PR

LEGEND

PO = Property Owner within 300 feet of site

RNA = Recognized Neighborhood Associations

PR = Parties of Records on File with the Case

(Ord. 6408 §43, 2006; Ord. 6395 §29, 2006; Ord. 6273 §27, 2003; Ord. 5830 §55, 1998; Ord. 5792 §2, 1998; Ord. 5570 §35, 1995; Ord. 5539 §17, 1995; Ord. 5517 §1, 1995).

18.78.040 Public hearing notification

Any public hearing before the Hearing Examiner required by this title shall be noticed at least ten (10) days prior to the time of the hearing as follows. Notice shall state the reason such hearing is being held together with the time and place such hearing is to be held.

A.    Newspaper. The Department shall publish notice in the official newspaper, or in a newspaper of general circulation in the City.

B.    Mail. The Department shall mail notice at least thirteen (13) days prior to the hearing through the United States Postal Service to all property owners of record within a radius of three hundred (300) feet of the exterior boundaries of the subject property and Recognized Neighborhood Associations.

C.    Signs. Signs providing for placement of notice shall be posted by the applicant on the subject site or in the immediate vicinity. At the Department’s discretion, an applicant may be required to attach a vicinity/zoning map and site plans. (See Section 18.78.060 below.) All applications requiring a hearing, including appeals, shall have a notice of hearing posted on the subject property within seven (7) days of the application being deemed complete.

1.    Size and Type. Notice shall be posted on a six (6) square-foot waterproof sign. The sign shall be made of corrugated plastic to Department standards and specifications and shall be provided by the Department.

2.    Location. Signs shall be posted at the principal entry point to the nearest rights-of-way with the largest traffic volumes, as determined by the Department. Additional signs may also be required to be posted at each major roadway entrance to the development, as determined by the Department.

3.    Record. When the sign(s) is posted the applicant shall complete and return a written statement of posting to the Department.

4.    Maintenance. The sign(s) shall be erected within seven (7) days of the determination of completeness and maintained by the applicant until a final decision is rendered on the application and appeal. The sign(s) shall be removed by the applicant following all final decisions and appeal periods.

D.    Website. The Department shall publish notice on the City’s website.

(Ord. 6408 §35, 2006; Ord. 6273 §28, 2003; Ord. 6140 §36, 2001; Ord. 5830 §33, 1998; Ord. 5570 §35, 1995; Ord. 5517 §1, 1995).

18.78.060 Administrative review notification

A.    The following applications requiring administrative review shall have a public notice posted on the subject property.

1.    Threshold determination (SEPA).

2.    Short plats of two (2) to nine (9) lots.

3.    Four (4) or less townhouse units.

4.    New commercial buildings of 4,000 to 8,000 square feet.

5.    Residential projects with five to nine housing units.

6.    Grading projects of 100 to 500 cubic yards independent of other actions.

B.    Size and Type. Notice shall be posted on a six (6) square-foot waterproof sign. The sign shall be made of corrugated plastic to Department standards and specifications and will be provided by the Department.

C.    Location. Signs shall be posted at the principal entry point to the nearest rights-of-way with the largest traffic volumes, as determined by the Department. Additional signs may be required at other highly visible locations, as determined by the Department.

D.    Record Affidavit. When the sign(s) is posted the applicant shall complete and return a written statement of posting to the Department.

E.    Maintenance. The sign(s) shall be erected and maintained by the applicant within seven (7) days of the date of determination that the application is complete and continue through the appeal period of the final decision or until a decision is rendered on any appeal. The sign(s) shall be removed by the applicant following all final decisions and appeal periods.

(Ord. 6408 §36, 2006; Ord. 6273 §31, 2003; Ord. 6242 §1, 2002; Ord. 5830 §32, 1998; Ord. 5570 §35, 1995; Ord. 5517 §1, 1995).