Chapter 30.91S
"S" DEFINITIONS

Sections:

30.91S.010    Salmonid.

30.91S.020    Sanitary landfill.

30.91S.030    School, college.

30.91S.040    School impact fee.

30.91S.050    School, K-12, including public, private and parochial.

30.91S.060    School, other.

30.91S.070    Screen.

30.91S.075    Seawall.

30.91S.080    Secondhand store.

30.91S.090    Security, maintenance (Maintenance security).

30.91S.100    Security, performance (Performance security).

30.91S.105    Security, performance monitoring (Performance monitoring security).

30.91S.120    Seismic hazard areas.

30.91S.121    Seismic hazard areas.

30.91S.125    Sending area.

30.91S.127    Sending site.

30.91S.128    Sense of place.

30.91S.130    SEPA.

30.91S.140    SEPA rules.

30.91S.150    Service station.

30.91S.160    Setback.

30.91S.170    Sewer, public.

30.91S.175    Shared court.

30.91S.180    Shooting range.

30.91S.181    Shorelands.

30.91S.182    Shoreline and bank stabilization and flood protection measures.

30.91S.190    Shoreline conditional use.

30.91S.191    Shoreline ecological functions.

30.91S.192    Shoreline environment designations.

30.91S.193    Shoreline jurisdiction.

30.91S.194    Shoreline Management Program (SMP).

30.91S.195    Shoreline modification.

30.91S.200    Shoreline permit.

30.91S.210    Shoreline substantial development.

30.91S.230    Shoreline variance.

30.91S.240    Shorelines.

30.91S.250    Shorelines of the state.

30.91S.260    Shorelines of statewide significance.

30.91S.270    Short plat.

30.91S.280    Short subdivision.

30.91S.290    Short subdivision, final.

30.91S.300    Short subdivision, preliminary.

30.91S.310    Sign.

30.91S.312    Sign, temporary.

30.91S.320    Significant tree.

30.91S.325    Single family detached units.

30.91S.330    Single-family residence.

30.91S.340    Site.

30.91S.350    Site.

30.91S.351    Site.

30.91S.355    Site area, net.

30.91S.360    Site-based public facilities.

30.91S.370    Site review.

30.91S.375    Slaughter house.

30.91S.380    Slope.

30.91S.390    Slope, toe of (Toe of slope).

30.91S.400    Slope, top of (Top of slope).

30.91S.410    Sludge.

30.91S.420    Sludge, stabilized or digested (Stabilized or digested sludge).

30.91S.430    Sludge utilization.

30.91S.440    Small animal husbandry.

30.91S.445    Small workshop.

30.91S.450    Snohomish County drainage manual or drainage manual.

30.91S.460    Soil.

30.91S.465    Soil engineering.

30.91S.470    Soils engineer.

30.91S.480    Soils engineering.

30.91S.490    Sole source aquifer.

30.91S.495    Sole source aquifer.

30.91S.500    Solid waste.

30.91S.510    Solid waste.

30.91S.520    Source control.

30.91S.521    Source control BMP.

30.91S.525    Special event, private (Private special event) - definition.

30.91S.526    Special event, public (Public special event) - definition.

30.91S.527    Special use permit - community facility for juveniles.

30.91S.530    Specialty store.

30.91S.535    Species of local importance.

30.91S.540    Specifications.

30.91S.545    Split parcel.

30.91S.550    Stable.

30.91S.560    Standard of service.

30.91S.570    Start of construction.

30.91S.580    State Match Percentage.

30.91S.581    State natural area preserves, natural resource conservation areas, and state wildlife areas.

30.91S.582    Stockyard.

30.91S.585    Storage, retail sales livestock feed.

30.91S.590    Storage structure, accessory.

30.91S.595    Storage structure, non-accessory.

30.91S.596    Stormwater facility.

30.91S.597    Stormwater flow control facility.

30.91S.598    Stormwater pollution prevention plan or SWPPP

30.91S.600    Storm water runoff.

30.91S.610    Storm water treatment.

30.91S.620    Stormwater treatment facility.

30.91S.630    Story.

30.91S.637    Strahler stream order.

30.91S.640    Stream.

30.91S.650    Street.

30.91S.660    Structure.

30.91S.670    Structure.

30.91S.680    Repealed.

30.91S.685    Structure.

30.91S.690    Student factor (student generation rate).

30.91S.700    Studio.

30.91S.702    Sub-drainage basin.

30.91S.710    Subdivision.

30.91S.720    Subdivision, final (Final subdivision).

30.91S.730    Subdivision, preliminary (Preliminary subdivision).

30.91S.740    Subject property.

30.91S.745    Substantial damage.

30.91S.750    Substantial improvement.

30.91S.752    Supervised drug consumption facility.

30.91S.755    Support facilities.

30.91S.760    Surface water.

30.91S.770    Swimming/wading pool.

30.91S.010 Salmonid.

"Salmonid" means a member of the fish family salmonidae including chinook, coho, chum, sockeye, and pink salmon; rainbow, steelhead, searun cutthroat, cutthroat trout, brown and bull trout; brook and Dolly Varden char; kokanee and whitefish.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.020 Sanitary landfill.

"Sanitary landfill" means a method of disposing of solid waste on land without creating nuisances or hazards to public health and safety, by utilizing the principles of engineering to confine the solid waste to the smallest practical area, to reduce it to the smallest practical volume, and to cover it with a layer of earth at the conclusion of each day’s operation or at such intervals as may be necessary.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.030 School, college.

"School, college" means a college or university supported by public or private funds, tuitions, contributions or endowments, giving advanced academic instructions as approved by the state board of education or by a recognized accrediting agency, excluding: preschools; elementary, junior, and senior high schools; trade and commercial schools; and fraternity and sorority houses.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.040 School impact fee.

"School impact fee" means a payment of money imposed as a condition of development approval to pay for school facilities needed to serve new growth and development. The school impact fee does not include a reasonable permit fee, an application fee, the administrative fee for collecting and handling impact fees, or the cost of reviewing independent fee calculations.

This definition applies only to "School impact fees and mitigation" regulations in chapter 30.66C SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.050 School, K-12, including public, private and parochial.

"School, K-12, including public, private and parochial" ("Public, private, and parochial school, K-12") means a public, private or parochial institution of learning which offers instructions in the several branches of learning and study required to be taught in the public schools by the state board of education.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.060 School, other.

"School, other" means a building where instruction is given to pupils in arts, crafts or trades, and operated as a commercial enterprise as distinguished from schools endowed and/or supported by taxation.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.070 Screen.

"Screen" means a fence, wall, berm, or densely planted vegetation that provided a permanent site-obscuring shield between structures, adjacent properties, or land uses.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.075 Seawall.

"Seawall" means a structure separating land and water areas primarily to prevent erosion and other damage caused by wave action. Seawalls are more massive and capable of resisting greater wave forces than a bulkhead.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91S.080 Secondhand store.

"Secondhand store" means a profit or nonprofit establishment dealing in the storage, selling or buying of used merchandise which is not antique, not including the sale of used automobiles.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 09-079, May 12, 2010, Eff date May 29, 2010)

30.91S.090 Security, maintenance (Maintenance security).

"Security, maintenance" ("Maintenance security") means a cash deposit, surety bond, assignment of funds, escrow agreement, irrevocable letter of credit, or other financial security device acceptable to the director, received from the applicant to ensure that the improvements and work completed and accepted by the department under this title are maintained by the applicant for the duration of the time specified in accordance with the approved plans, specifications, permit or approval requirements or conditions, and all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and policies.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.100 Security, performance (Performance security).

"Security, performance" ("Performance security") means a cash deposit, surety bond, assignment of funds, escrow agreement, irrevocable letter of credit, or other financial security device acceptable to the director, received from the applicant to ensure that the work required under this title is performed and completed within the time specified in accordance with the approved plans, specifications, permit or approval requirements or conditions, and all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.105 Security, performance monitoring (Performance monitoring security).

"Security, performance monitoring" ("Performance monitoring security") means a cash deposit, surety bond, assignment of funds, escrow agreement, irrevocable letter of credit, or other financial security device acceptable to the director, received from the applicant to ensure that the work required performs within the duration specified in the security device in accordance with the approved plans, specifications, permit or approval requirements or conditions, and all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies.

This definition applies only to critical area impact mitigation regulations in chapter 30.62A SCC.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-086, Oct. 20, 2010, Eff date Nov. 4, 2010; Amended by Amended Ord. 13-042, July 10, 2013, Eff date July 22, 2013)

30.91S.120 Seismic hazard areas.

"Seismic hazard areas" DELETED by Ord. 06-075 on October 4, 2006, Effective October 15, 2006.

30.91S.121 Seismic hazard areas.

"Seismic hazard areas" means areas that have been determined by the building official to have known or inferred faults, ground rupture potential, liquefaction potential, or seismically induced slope instability, where such information is provided to Snohomish County through any of the following means: geotechnical studies and reports prepared by licensed professionals pursuant to chapter 19.27 RCW, SCC 30.62B.140 or 30.62B350; geotechnical studies and reports prepared by federal, state or local agencies; and geotechnical studies, reports or environmental impact statements prepared through the requirements of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) chapter 43.21C RCW.

(Added Ord. 06-075, Oct. 4, 2006, Eff date Oct. 15, 2006; Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007)

30.91S.125 Sending area.

"Sending area" means land designated as a TDR sending area by or pursuant to SCC 30.35A.025.

(Added Amended Ord. 04-123, Dec. 15, 2004, Eff date March 15, 2005; Amended by Amended Ord. 13-064, Sept. 4, 2013, Eff date Oct. 19, 2013)

30.91S.127 Sending site.

"Sending site" means a site that is located within a TDR sending area and meets the requirements of SCC 30.35A.030 for participation in the TDR program.

(Added Amended Ord. 04-123, Dec. 15, 2004, Eff date March 15, 2005)

30.91S.128 Sense of place.

"Sense of place" means the successful interaction of design elements -- i.e., buildings, street furniture, graphics, interiors, and landscape -- resulting in an environment that is coordinated and attracts people on a conscious and subconscious level.

(Added Amended Ord. 05-087, December 21, 2005, Eff date Feb. 1, 2006)

30.91S.130 SEPA.

"SEPA" means the Washington State Environmental Policy Act of 1971(chapter 43.21C RCW).

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.140 SEPA rules.

"SEPA rules" means chapter 197-11 WAC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.150 Service station.

"Service station" means a retail place of business engaged primarily in the sale of motor fuels but also in supplying goods and services generally required in the operation and maintenance of automotive vehicles and the fulfilling of motorists’ needs. These may include sale of petroleum products, sale and servicing of tires, batteries, automotive accessories and replacement items, electric vehicle infrastructure, washing and lubrication services, the performance of minor automotive maintenance and repair and the supplying of other incidental customer services and products. Major automotive repairs, painting and body and fender work are excluded except where such uses are otherwise permitted.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 10-102, Jan. 19, 2011, Eff date Jan. 30, 2011)

30.91S.160 Setback.

"Setback" means the distance that a building or use must be removed from the lot lines of the property.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.170 Sewer, public.

"Sewer, public" means a sewer system:

(1) Owned or operated by a city, town, municipal corporation, county, or other approved ownership consisting of a collection system and necessary trunks, pumping facilities and a means of final treatment and disposal; and

(2) Approved by or under permit from the department of ecology, the department of health and/or a local health officer.

As defined in WAC 246-272-01001 as now written or hereafter amended.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.175 Shared court.

"Shared court" means a road network element that is a joint vehicle and pedestrian use facility ending in a common court used for access and other activities of the users.

(Added by Amended Ord. 12-049, Oct. 3, 2012, Eff date Jan. 1, 2013)

30.91S.180 Shooting range.

"Shooting range" means an area devoted to target shooting either indoors or outdoors to include rifle, pistol, skeet, trap, or archery which may include the retail sales of guns, bows, and related equipment regardless of revenue share, provided that the retail space meets gross floor area restrictions. The retail space shall only be permitted in conjunction with target shooting activity.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 04-055, June 2, 2004, Eff date July 1, 2004)

30.91S.181 Shorelands.

"Shorelands" means those upland areas associated with shorelines of the state including:

(1) Uplands extending landward for 200 feet in all directions as measured on a horizontal plane from the ordinary high water mark;

(2) Floodways and 100-year floodplains; and

(3) All wetlands and river deltas associated with shorelines of the state.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91S.182 Shoreline and bank stabilization and flood protection measures.

"Shoreline and bank stabilization and flood protection measures" means measures taken to address erosion impacts and reduce flood damage or hazards to property and buildings and structures, caused by natural processes such as current, flood, tides, wind or wave actions. Stabilization and flood protection measures can be either non-structural or structural.

(1) Non-structural. Shoreline and bank stabilization and flood protection accomplished by preventing or removing development in flood, landslide or erosion prone areas or by preserving or enhancing natural hydrological and biological processes. Such measures may include, but are not limited to, setbacks, buffers, bank or riparian revegetation, wetland restoration, dike removal or relocation, biotechnical stabilization measures or elevation of structures.

(2) Structural. Shoreline and bank stabilization and flood protection accomplished by the physical manipulation of the bank or channel, other than through enhancement of natural hydrological or biological processes. Such measures may include, but are not limited to, floodwalls, dikes, bulkheads, revetments, levees, jetties, channel realignment, and groins. Structural methods range from "soft" structures that are less rigid and incorporate biotechnical or beach enhancement to "hard" structures that are solid, hard surfaces such as bulkheads, retaining walls, bluff walls and rock revetments.

(Added Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007)

30.91S.190 Shoreline conditional use.

"Shoreline conditional use" means a use or modification which is classified by the Snohomish County Shoreline Management Program (SMP) as a conditional use in certain shoreline environments or is an unlisted use or modification not specifically prohibited by the SMP.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91S.191 Shoreline ecological functions.

"Shoreline ecological functions" means the work performed or role played by the physical, chemical, and biological processes that contribute to the maintenance of the aquatic and terrestrial environments that constitute the shoreline’s natural ecosystem. Shoreline ecological functions include, but are not limited to:

(1) Streams. Fish and wildlife habitat; transport of water, sediment and organic material; and floodwater storage and attenuation;

(2) Wetlands. Fish and wildlife habitat; pollution assimilation; sediment retention; shoreline stabilization; floodwater storage, attenuation and conveyance; wave energy attenuation; stream base-flow maintenance; and groundwater discharge/recharge;

(3) Lakes. Fish and wildlife habitat; sediment retention; pollution assimilation; and floodwater attenuation, storage and conveyance;

(4) Riparian Habitat Areas (shoreline vegetation). Habitat for water dependent and riparian dependent fish and wildlife; noise and visual screening; large woody debris and other natural organic matter recruitment; floodwater attenuation and storage; temperature maintenance; pollution assimilation; streambank stabilization; and supply of sediments and nutrients.

(5) Marine waters. Fish and wildlife habitat; wind, wave and current attenuation; sediment supply; longshore transport of sediment; and pollution assimilation.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91S.192 Shoreline environment designations.

"Shoreline environment designations" means the categories of shorelines established by the Snohomish County Shoreline Management Program (SMP) in order to provide a uniform basis for applying policies and use regulations within physically distinct shoreline areas. The SMP classifies shorelines into seven shoreline environment designations: Urban, Urban Conservancy, Rural Conservancy, Resource, Municipal Watershed Utility, Natural and Aquatic.

(Added Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91S.193 Shoreline jurisdiction.

"Shoreline jurisdiction" means all of the geographic areas regulated by the Snohomish County Shoreline Management Program, including all shorelines, shorelines of the state, shorelines of statewide significance, and shorelands.

(Added Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91S.194 Shoreline Management Program (SMP).

"Shoreline Management Program (SMP)" means the Snohomish County Shoreline Management Program consisting of the components described in SCC 30.67.030.

(Added Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91S.195 Shoreline modification.

"Shoreline modification" means an action that modifies the physical configuration or qualities of the shoreline area, usually through the construction of a physical element such as: shoreline stabilization; piers and docks; fill; breakwaters, jetties, groins and weirs; beach and dune management; dredging and dredge material disposal; and shoreline habitat and natural systems enhancement or restoration projects.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91S.200 Shoreline permit.

"Shoreline permit" means any substantial development, variance, conditional use, or revision thereto authorized under the provisions of the Snohomish County Shoreline Management Program and subject to review by the Washington State1 Department of Ecology.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91S.210 Shoreline substantial development.

"Shoreline substantial development" means any development of which the total cost, or fair market value, whichever is higher, exceeds the dollar threshold established or as hereafter adjusted for inflation by the state office of financial management pursuant to WAC 173-27-040(2)(a), or any development which materially interferes with the normal public use of the water or shorelines of the state.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91S.230 Shoreline variance.

"Shoreline variance" means a permit for the limited purposes of granting relief to specific bulk, dimensional, or performance standards set forth in the2 Snohomish County Shoreline Management Program (SMP).

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91S.240 Shorelines.

"Shorelines" means all of the water areas of the state, including reservoirs, and their associated shorelands, together with the lands underlying them; except (1) shorelines of statewide significance, (2) shorelines on segments of streams upstream of a point where the mean annual flow is 20 cubic feet per second or less, and the wetlands associated with such upstream segments, and (3) shorelines on lakes less than 20 acres in size, and wetlands associated with such small lakes.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91S.250 Shorelines of the state.

"Shorelines of the state" are the total of all shorelines and shorelines of statewide significance within the state.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.260 Shorelines of statewide significance.

"Shorelines of statewide significance" partially or completely within Snohomish county are the following shorelines:

(1) Those areas of Puget Sound and adjacent salt waters and the Strait of Juan de Fuca between the ordinary high-water mark and the line of extreme low tide, including Skagit Bay and adjacent area from Brown Point to Yokeko Point;

(2) Those areas of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca and adjacent salt waters north to the Canadian line, and lying seaward from the line of extreme low tide;

(3) Those lakes, whether natural, artificial, or a combination thereof, with a surface acreage of 1,000 acres or more, measured at the ordinary high-water mark; and

(4) Those natural rivers or segments thereof west of the crest of the Cascade Range, downstream of the point where the mean annual flow is measured at 1,000 cubic feet per second or more.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.270 Short plat.

"Short plat" means the map or representation of a short subdivision.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.280 Short subdivision.

"Short subdivision" is the division or redivision of land into four or fewer lots, tracts, parcels, sites or divisions for the purpose of sale, lease or transfer of ownership outside of an urban growth area adopted by the county council pursuant to chapter 36.70A RCW, or the division or redivision of land into nine or fewer lots, unit lots, tracts, parcels, sites or divisions for the purpose of sale, lease or transfer of ownership within an urban growth area adopted by the county council pursuant to chapter 36.70A RCW.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-115, Jan. 30, 2013, Eff date March 1, 2013)

30.91S.290 Short subdivision, final.

"Short subdivision, final" means the process and decision for approval of a final short plat and for ensuring all conditions of preliminary subdivision approval have been met prior to recording the final short plat.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.300 Short subdivision, preliminary.

"Short subdivision, preliminary" means the process and decision for approval of the preliminary short plat pursuant to chapter 30.41B SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.310 Sign.

"Sign" means a structure for the display of advertising or a structure that either identifies the owner or occupant of or the sale of goods and services on the premises on which the structure is located. A "sign" does not include:

(1) Real estate signs advertising the sale or rent of the property upon which the sign is located;

(2) Public notice signs required by law; and

(3) Directional signs.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Ord. 13-073, Dec. 11, 2013, Eff date Dec. 26, 2013; Amended by Ord. 13-074, Dec. 11, 2013, Eff date Dec. 26, 2013)

30.91S.312 Sign, temporary.

"Sign, temporary" means an attached on-premises sign made of nonrigid material, designed and displayed for a seasonal or brief activity such as, but not limited to, sales, specials, promotions, holidays, auctions, business grand openings, and signs advertising the lease or vacancy or rental units in multiunit residential developments. Symbols, figures, balloons, and other similar items shall be considered temporary signs.

(Added by Amended Ord. 13-007, Sep. 11, 2013, Eff date Oct. 3, 2013)

30.91S.320 Significant tree.

"Significant tree" means a tree with a caliper of at least 10 inches except dogwoods and vine maples are significant trees if they have a caliper of at least seven inches, and alders are not significant trees. For multiple stem trees such as vine maples, the caliper of the individual stems are added together to determine if a tree meets the minimum caliper for a significant tree.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 08-101, Jan. 21, 2009, Eff date April 21, 2009)

30.91S.325 Single family detached units.

"Single family detached units" means any combination of two or more single family homes, two or more duplexes on one lot, or one or more single family homes and one or more duplexes, whether alone or in combination with multifamily dwellings (e.g. triplexes or larger multi-family units, etc.) built on a single, undivided lot located on property designated as medium or high density residential development and zoned for multi-family development, regardless of the nature of occupancy or ownership interest. Multiple lots may be combined to create one development site. A single family detached units residential development must include at least two single family homes or one duplex and may include a mix of residential units including single family homes, duplexes, triplexes and larger multi-family buildings. Accessory dwelling units are not counted as a separate unit.

(Added Amended Ord. 07-022, April 23, 2007, Eff date June 4, 2007)

30.91S.330 Single-family residence.

"Single-family residence" means a detached dwelling designed for and occupied by one family and includes normal appurtenances thereto within a contiguous ownership.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapter 30.44 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.340 Site.

"Site" means a lot or parcel of land or contiguous combination thereof under the same ownership or control; where a development activity is performed or permitted or on which development is regulated by this title.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.350 Site.

"Site" means that portion of the subject property within 200 feet of the development activity provided, however, that for subdivisions, short subdivisions, planned residential developments, and projects with binding site plans, the "site" shall include the entire subject property.

This definition applies only to "Critical areas" Regulations in chapters 30.62A, 30.62B or 30.62C SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007)

30.91S.351 Site.

"Site" means the area defined by the legal boundaries of a parcel or parcels of land that is (are) subject to new development or redevelopment, including contiguous improvements in the right-of-way. For road projects, the length of the project site and right-of-way boundaries define the site.

This definition applies only to chapters 30.63A and 30.63B SCC.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-026, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010; Amended by Ord. 15-103, Jan. 11, 2016, Eff date Jan. 22, 2016)

30.91S.355 Site area, net.

"Site area, net" ("Net site area") means the gross area of a site in square feet excluding critical areas and required buffers.

This definition applies only to urban center regulations in chapter 30.34A SCC.

(Added by Amended Ord. 13-007, Sep. 11, 2013, Eff date Oct. 3, 2013)

30.91S.360 Site-based public facilities.

"Site-based public facilities" means those facilities that provide infrastructure and are not linear in nature (i.e. roads, sewer, water or electrical lines). They include, but are not limited to:

(1) Governmental facilities;

(2) Parks;

(3) Schools;

(4) Fire Stations; and

(5) Utilities.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.370 Site review.

"Site review" means county inspection of a site where development activity has been proposed, including, but not limited to, examination and comparison of site conditions and erosion control with proposed plans and applicable county codes, standards and administrative policies and procedures. A site review may include a critical area site plan review pursuant to chapters 30.62A, 30.62B or 30.62C SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007)

30.91S.375 Slaughter house.

"Slaughter house" means a building, structure, or establishment designed to accommodate the confinement and slaughtering of live animals, where livestock is slaughtered and prepared for distribution to butcher shops or retail sales establishments such as grocery stores. This includes the assembly, cutting, and packing of meats from carcasses but excludes temporary, mobile or other on-farm systems for dispatching animals. Types of animals that can be slaughtered may be limited by federal, state, or local regulations.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-057, Sept. 2, 2015, Eff date Sept. 18, 2015)

30.91S.380 Slope.

"Slope" means an inclined ground surface, the inclination of which is expressed as a ratio of horizontal distance to vertical distance or as a percentage of rise over run (vertical over horizontal distance. (See figure 30.91S.400 for illustrations)

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.390 Slope, toe of (Toe of slope).

"Slope, toe of" ("Toe of slope") means the lowest first significant and regular break in a slope. (See figure 30.91S.400 for illustrations)

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.400 Slope, top of (Top of slope).

"Slope, top of" ("Top of slope") means the top of the first significant and regular break in a slope. (See figure 30.91S.400 for illustrations)

Figure 30.91S.400 - Slope

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.410 Sludge.

"Sludge" means the material pumped out of septic tanks, grease traps, cesspools, seepage pits or other receptacles built and maintained to receive and collect sewage from buildings not connected to a sewer and in addition, includes treatment residues from water treatment plants and municipal waste water treatment plants.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.420 Sludge, stabilized or digested (Stabilized or digested sludge).

"Sludge, stabilized or digested" ("Stabilized or digested sludge") consists of those water treatment plant sludges and municipal waste water treatment plant sludges resulting from anaerobic, aerobic, composting and/or chemical, other equivalent treatment methods, thereby reducing odors and pathogenic organisms.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.430 Sludge utilization.

"Sludge utilization" means the controlled utilization of stabilized or digested sludge.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.440 Small animal husbandry.

"Small animal husbandry" means the raising of mink, fox, nutria, rabbits, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, guinea hens, and similar small animals and fowl not for the primary consumption of or use by the occupants of the premises.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.445 Small workshop.

"Small workshop" means a structure (or a portion of a structure) with 8,000 or fewer square feet of gross leasable area used as a fix-it shop, craft shop, fabrication shop, or a metal working shop. This definition shall include the production of small items for purposes of resale. Similar uses in buildings greater than 8,000 square feet are included in the definition of "Manufacturing, all other forms not specially listed."

(Added by Amended Ord. 16-013, Mar. 8, 2017, Eff date May 7, 2017)

30.91S.450 Snohomish County drainage manual or drainage manual.

"Snohomish County drainage manual" or "drainage manual" means the drainage manual adopted by the director of public works pursuant to SCC 30.63A.110. The drainage manual provides detail and specificity regarding the requirements of chapters 7.53, 7.54, 30.63A and 30.63B SCC.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-026, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010; Amended by Ord. 15-103, Jan. 11, 2016, Eff date Jan. 22, 2016)

30.91S.460 Soil.

"Soil" means the naturally occurring, unconsolidated mineral and organic material deposits overlying bedrock.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.465 Soil engineering.

"Soil bioengineering" means an applied science that combines structural, biological, and ecological concepts to construct living structures that stabilize the soil to control erosion, sedimentation and flooding using live plant materials as a main structural component.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91S.470 Soils engineer.

"Soils engineer" means an engineer or geologist experienced and knowledgeable in the practice of soils engineering.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.480 Soils engineering.

"Soils engineering" means the application of the principles of soils mechanics in the investigation, evaluation and testing of soils on site.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.490 Sole source aquifer.

"Sole source aquifer" deleted by the Code Reviser Oct. 1, 2007 under the authority of SCC 1.02.020(2)(k).

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.495 Sole source aquifer.

"Sole source aquifer" means an aquifer that supplies 50 percent or more of the drinking water of an area.

(Added Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007)

30.91S.500 Solid waste.

"Solid waste" means any putrescible or nonputrescible solid and semi-solid materials disposed as a result of any industrial or commercial operation and from community or residential activities, including waste sludges. It does not include animal manures or suspended solids or other pollutants in water resources prior to removal or concentration into sludge; nor does it include those materials recovered in a manner consistent with the utilization provisions of this title.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.510 Solid waste.

"Solid waste" means all putrescible and nonputrescible solid and semisolid wastes including, but not limited to, garbage, rubbish, woodwaste, ashes, industrial wastes, swill, demolition and construction wastes, abandoned vehicles or parts thereof, and discarded commodities. Solid waste shall not include earth, clay, sand, or gravel.

This definition applies only to "Flood hazard" regulations in chapter 30.43C, 30.43D and 30 65 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.520 Source control.

"Source control" means preventing pollutants from entering storm water by means that include, but are not limited to, materials storage and handling practices and facilities, and site maintenance practices.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.521 Source control BMP.

"Source control BMP" means structures, equipment, supplies or operations intended to prevent pollutants from coming into contact with stormwater through physical separation of areas or careful management of activities that are sources of pollutants.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-026, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010)

30.91S.525 Special event, private (Private special event) - definition.

"Private Special event" means a gathering or assembly of 50 or more persons who have not been charged an admission or made a contribution towards the costs of such gathering or assembly for the purpose of amusement, entertainment, education or similar common purpose on public or private property that extends beyond the customary or usual activities generally associated with the property where the special event is to be located. This definition shall not include repetitive activities which constitute operating a business or are not subordinate to the use of the property.

(Added by Amended Ord. 11-024, Aug. 3, 2011, Eff date Aug. 18, 2011)

30.91S.526 Special event, public (Public special event) - definition.

"Public special event" means a gathering or assembly open to the public of 50 or more persons who have been charged or made a contribution towards the costs of such gathering or assembly for the purpose of amusement, entertainment, education or similar common purpose on public or private property that extends beyond the customary or usual activities generally associated with the property where the special event is to be located. Public special events shall also include the erection of temporary event tents. This definition shall not include repetitive activities which constitute operating a business or are not subordinate to the use of the property.

(Added by Amended Ord. 11-024, Aug. 3, 2011, Eff date Aug. 18, 2011)

30.91S.527 Special use permit - community facility for juveniles.

"Special use permit - community facility for juveniles" means a local, state, or regional land use permit issued for a facility at a particular location, subject to conditions placed on the proposed land use to ensure compatibility with adjacent land uses.

(Added Amended Ord. 05-040, July 6, 2005, Eff date Aug. 8, 2005)

30.91S.530 Specialty store.

"Specialty store" means a facility used for specialized retail sales such as pet shops, jewelry store, flower shops, record shops, and liquor stores but excluding uses otherwise listed in chapter 30.22 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.535 Species of local importance.

"Species of local importance" means species that are of local concern due to their population status or their sensitivity to habitat manipulation or that are game species of local importance including a seasonal range or habitat element with which a given species has a primary association, and which, if altered, may reduce the likelihood that the species will maintain and reproduce over the long-term. These might include areas of high relative density or species richness, breeding habitat, winter range, and movement corridors.

(Added Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007)

30.91S.540 Specifications.

"Specifications" means technical standards for construction. They may include, but are not limited to, standards contained in the latest edition of Standards and Specifications for Road, Bridge and Municipal Construction adopted by the Washington State Department of Transportation, and the Engineering and Design and Development Standards for Snohomish county.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.545 Split parcel.

"Split parcel" means any parcel of land divided by an urban growth area (UGA) boundary line which contains one portion of the parcel within the UGA with an urban zoning designation and one portion of the parcel outside of the UGA with a rural or resource zoning designation.

This definition applies only to "Parcels split by UGA boundary line" regulations in chapter 30.23 SCC and subtitle 30.4 SCC.

(Added Ord. 06-062, Oct. 4, 2006, Eff Oct. 15, 2006)

30.91S.550 Stable.

"Stable" means a structure in which horses are kept for the purposes of boarding, breeding, personal use or training, provided the training is limited to those horses being boarded on the subject property.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.560 Standard of service.

"Standard of service" means the standard adopted by each district which identifies the program year, the class size by grade span and taking into account the requirements of students with special needs, the number of classrooms, the types of facilities the district believes will best serve its student population, and other factors as identified in the district’s capital facilities plan. The district’s standard of service shall not be adjusted for any portion of the classrooms housed in relocatable school facilities which are used as transitional facilities or from any specialized facilities housed in relocatable school facilities.

This definition applies only to "School impact fees and mitigation" regulations in chapter 30.66C SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.570 Start of construction.

"Start of construction" means the date a building permit was issued for permanent construction of a structure or substantial improvement of a structure on a site provided the actual construction, repair, reconstruction or placement of other improvements was within 180 days of the permit issuance date. Permanent construction does not include land preparation, such as clearing, grading and filling; nor does it include the installation of streets and/or walk-ways; nor does it include excavation for basements, footings, piers, or foundations or the erection of temporary forms; nor does it include the installation on the property of accessory buildings, such as garages or sheds not occupied as dwelling units or not part of the main structure. For a substantial improvement, the start of construction means the first alteration of any wall, ceiling floor, or other structural part of a building, whether or not that alteration affects the external dimensions of the building.

This definition applies only to the "Flood hazard" regulations in chapters 30.43C, 30.43D, and 30.65 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 05-068, Sept. 7, 2005, Eff date Sept. 24, 2005)

30.91S.580 State Match Percentage.

"State Match Percentage" means the proportion of funds that are provided to the district for specific capital projects from the state’s Common School Construction Fund. These funds are disbursed based on a formula which calculates district assessed valuation per pupil relative to the whole state assessed valuation per pupil to establish the maximum percentage of the total project eligible to be paid by the state.

This definition applies only to "School impact fees and mitigation" regulations in chapter 30.66C SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.581 State natural area preserves, natural resource conservation areas, and state wildlife areas.

"State natural area preserves, natural resource conservation areas, and state wildlife areas" means those areas defined, established, and managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (state natural area preserves and natural resource conservation areas) or the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (state wildlife areas).

(Added by Ord. 17-039, July 12, 2017, Eff date Aug. 3, 2017)

30.91S.582 Stockyard.

"Stockyard" means any place, establishment, or facility consisting of pens or other enclosures and their appurtenances for the temporary keeping of livestock, in which livestock services such as feeding, watering, weighing, sorting, receiving, shipping, and preparation for slaughter are offered to the public. Stockyards shall not include public livestock auction facilities, feedlots, or quarantine registered feedlots.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-057, Sept. 2, 2015, Eff date Sept. 18, 2015)

30.91S.585 Storage, retail sales livestock feed.

"Storage, retail sales livestock feed" means any place, establishment, or facility used for holding or stockpiling of hay, grain, or other livestock feed materials or products, where the major function is the collection and/or distribution of the material or products intended for retail sale to the general public.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-057, Sept. 2, 2015, Eff date Sept. 18, 2015)

30.91S.590 Storage structure, accessory.

"Storage structure, accessory" ("Accessory storage structure") means a structure accessory to a single-family or duplex residence located on the same building site, used for storage of belongings, not designed for human habitation and not used for remunerative purposes. This term shall not include agricultural buildings.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 06-057, Aug. 2, 2006, Eff date Aug. 14, 2006)

30.91S.595 Storage structure, non-accessory.

"Storage structure, non-accessory" ("Non-accessory storage structure") means a structure used for storage of belongings, not accessory to a single-family or duplex residence located on the same building site, not designed for human habitation, and not used for remunerative purposes. This term shall not include agricultural buildings.

(Added Amended Ord. 06-057, Aug. 2, 2006, Eff date Aug. 14, 2006)

30.91S.596 Stormwater facility.

"Stormwater facility" means any part of a constructed infrastructure system used for collecting, conveying and storing stormwater runoff. Stormwater facilities include, but are not limited to, all stormwater conveyance systems and containment facilities including pipelines, channels, dikes, ditches, closed depressions, stormwater flow control facilities, stormwater treatment facilities, erosion and sedimentation control facilities, and other drainage structures and appurtenances.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-026, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010; Amended by Ord. 15-103, Jan. 11, 2016, Eff date Jan. 22, 2016)

30.91S.597 Stormwater flow control facility.

"Stormwater flow control facility" means a drainage facility designed to mitigate the impacts of increased surface and stormwater runoff flow rates generated by development. Flow control facilities are designed either to hold water for a considerable length of time and then release it by evaporation, plant transpiration, and/or infiltration into the ground, or to hold runoff for a short period of time, releasing it to the conveyance system at a controlled rate. This term includes bio-retention systems, vegetated roofs, permeable pavements and stormwater treatment facilities that are designed to provide a flow control function.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-026, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010; Amended by Ord. 15-103, Jan. 11, 2016, Eff date Jan. 22, 2016)

30.91S.598 Stormwater pollution prevention plan or SWPPP

"Stormwater pollution prevention plan" or "SWPPP" means a documented plan that identifies measures to prevent and control contamination of point source discharges of stormwater. The SWPPP is one element of a construction plan and drainage report.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-026, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010)

30.91S.600 Storm water runoff.

"Storm water runoff" means water originating from rainfall and other precipitation that enters drainage facilities, rivers, streams, springs, seeps, ponds, lakes, or wetlands, and also ground water base flows above the aquifer or water table.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.610 Storm water treatment.

"Storm water treatment" means the removal of pollutants from storm water, by means that include, but are not limited to, filtration, sedimentation, absorption, and chemical alteration or degradation of pollutants.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.620 Stormwater treatment facility.

"Stormwater treatment facility" means a constructed drainage facility that removes pollutants from stormwater and includes the inlet and outlet pipes and all maintenance access points for such facilities. This term includes bio-retention systems, vegetated roofs, permeable pavements, and stormwater flow control facilities that are designed to provide a treatment function.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Ord. 15-103, Jan. 11, 2016, Eff date Jan. 22, 2016)

30.91S.630 Story.

"Story" is that portion of a building included between the upper surface of any floor and the upper surface of the floor next above, except that the topmost story shall be that portion of a building included between the upper surface of the topmost floor and the ceiling or roof above. If the finished floor level directly above a usable or unused under-floor space is more than six feet (1829 mm) above grade, as defined herein, for more than 50 percent of the total perimeter or is more than 12 feet (3658 mm) above grade, as defined herein, at any point, such usable or unused under-floor space shall be considered as a story. In Group R Division 1 occupancies consisting of five or more units containing two or three floor levels, each floor level is a story for the purposes of the following requirements:

(1) Type of construction;

(2) Fire sprinkler systems;

(3) Fire alarm systems; and

(4) Number of exits.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.637 Strahler stream order.

"Strahler stream order" means the hierarchical ordering of streams based on the degree of branching which is used in an assessment of water quality treatment requirements. A first-order stream is an unforked or unbranched stream. Two first-order streams flow together to form a second-order stream and two second-order streams combine to make a third-order stream, etc. This ordering method starts at zero at each terminal segment, and proceeds towards the root stream. Each time a bifurcation node is encountered, if both daughter branches have the same order, then the order is increased by one, otherwise the largest order is used.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-026, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010)

30.91S.640 Stream.

"Stream" means those areas where naturally occurring surface waters flow sufficiently to produce a defined channel or bed which demonstrates evidence of the passage of water including, but not limited to, bedrock channels, gravel beds, sand and silt beds and defined-channel swales. A defined channel or bed means a water course that is scoured by water or contains deposits of mineral alluvium. The channel or bed need not contain water during the entire year.

Streams do not include water courses which were created entirely by artificial means, such as irrigation ditches, canals, roadside ditches or storm or surface water run-off features, unless the artificially created water course contains salmonids or conveys a stream that was naturally occurring prior to the construction of the artificially created water course.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007)

30.91S.650 Street.

"Street" means a public road.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.660 Structure.

"Structure" means any object constructed or installed by man, including, but without limitation, buildings, towers, smokestacks and overhead transmission lines.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.670 Structure.

"Structure" means a walled building or factory built structure, and includes a gas or liquid storage tank that is principally above ground.

This definition applies only to "Flood hazard" regulations in chapters 30.43C, 30.43D and 30.65 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.680 Structure.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Repealed by Amended Ord. 15-025, May 6, 2015, Eff date May 24, 2015).

30.91S.685 Structure.

"Structure" means a permanent or temporary edifice or building, or any piece of work artificially built or composed of parts joined together in some definite manner, whether installed on, above or below the surface of the ground or water, except for vessels.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91S.690 Student factor (student generation rate).

"Student factor (student generation rate)" means the number of students of each grade span (elementary, middle/jr. high, high school) that a district determines are typically generated by different dwelling unit types within the district. Each school district will use a survey or statistically valid methodology to derive the specific student generation rate, provided that the survey or methodology is approved by the Snohomish County Council as part of the adopted capital facilities plan for each school district.

This definition applies only to "School impact fees and mitigation" regulations in chapter 30.66C SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.700 Studio.

"Studio" means a structure (or portion of a structure) for use by artists or professionals, to include architects, sculptors, photographers, music and dance instructors, and similar users.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 16-013, Mar. 8, 2017, Eff date May 7, 2017)

30.91S.702 Sub-drainage basin.

"Sub-drainage basin" means the drainage area of the highest order salmonid bearings stream containing the subject property impact area. Stream order is the term used to define the position of a stream in the hierarchy of tributaries in the watershed. The smallest streams are the highest order (first order) tributaries. These are the upper watershed streams and have no tributaries of their own. When two first order streams meet, they form a second order stream, and when two second order streams meet they become a third order stream, and so on.

(Added Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007)

30.91S.710 Subdivision.

"Subdivision" is the division or redivision of land into five or more lots, tracts, parcels, sites or divisions outside the urban growth areas adopted by the county council pursuant to chapter 36.70A RCW and 10 or more lots, unit lots, tracts, parcels, sites or divisions inside the urban growth area adopted by the county council pursuant to chapter 36.70A RCW for the purpose of sale, lease or transfer of ownership.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-115, Jan. 30, 2013, Eff date March 1, 2013)

30.91S.720 Subdivision, final (Final subdivision).

"Subdivision, final" ("Final subdivision") means the process and decision from approval of a final plat and for ensuring all conditions of preliminary subdivision approval have been met prior to recording of the final plat.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.730 Subdivision, preliminary (Preliminary subdivision).

"Subdivision, preliminary" ("Preliminary subdivision") means the process and decision for approval of a preliminary plat pursuant to chapter 30.41A SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.740 Subject property.

"Subject property" means the entire lot or parcel, or contiguous combination thereof, on which a development activity is proposed.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007)

30.91S.745 Substantial damage.

"Substantial damage" means damage of any origin sustained by a structure whereby the cost of restoring the structure to its before damaged condition would equal or exceed 50 percent of the market value of the structure before the damage occurred.

This definition applies only to the "Flood hazard" regulations in chapters 30.43C, 30.43D, and 30.65 SCC

(Added Amended Ord. 05-068, Sept. 7, 2005, Eff date Sept. 24, 2005)

30.91S.750 Substantial improvement.

"Substantial improvement" means any repair, reconstruction, or improvement of a structure which meets the following:

(1) The cost of the repair, reconstruction, or improvement must equal or exceed 50 percent of the market value of the structure either:

(a) Before the improvement or repair is started, or

(b) Before the damage occurred for a structure that has been damaged and is being restored.

(2) For the purposes of this definition substantial improvement occurs when the first alteration of any wall, ceiling, floor, or other structural part of the building commences, whether or not that alteration affects the external dimensions of the structure.

(3) The total value of all improvements to an individual structure undertaken subsequent to March 15, 1984, shall be used in calculating the value of the improvements pursuant to this section. If at any time the cumulative value of all improvements to the same structure exceeds the 50 percent limit, a substantial improvement exists.

(4) The term does not include:

(a) Any improvement of a structure to correct existing violations of state or local health, sanitary, or safety code specifications which have been identified by the county or other agency with jurisdiction and which are the minimum necessary to assure safe living conditions; or

(b) Any alteration of a historic structure, when the alteration will not preclude the structure’s continued designation as a historic structure.

This definition applies only to "Flood hazard" regulations in chapter 30.43C, 30.43D and 30.65 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 05-068, Sept. 7, 2005, Eff date Sept. 24, 2005)

30.91S.752 Supervised drug consumption facility.

"Supervised drug consumption facility" means a facility designed to provide a location where individuals are able to consume illicit drugs under professional supervision.

(Added by Emerg. Ord. 17-081,3 Sept. 25, 2017, Eff date Sept. 25, 2017)

30.91S.755 Support facilities.

"Support facilities" means any equipment, buildings, antennas, or other accessory uses associated with a personal wireless telecommunications service facility.

(Added Amended Ord. 05-038, November 30, 2005, Eff date December 16, 2005)

30.91S.760 Surface water.

"Surface water" means waters that flow over the land surface and frequently interact with groundwater.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91S.770 Swimming/wading pool.

"Swimming/wading pool" means any structure intended for swimming, recreational bathing or wading that contains water over 24 inches (610 mm) deep. This includes in-ground, above-ground and on-ground pools.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-057, Sept. 2, 2015, Eff date Sept. 18, 2015)


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*Code Reviser Note: The text shown in SCC 30.91S.200 above, in italic font, was added by Amended Ord. 12-025 but the words "Washington State" were not shown with addition marks. This material is included pursuant to SCC 1.02.020(2)(g).


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*Code Reviser Note: Amended Ord. 12-025 amended SCC 30.91S.230 but failed to show the following text (only that shown in italic font ) as stricken: "Shoreline variance" means a permit for the limited purposes of granting relief to specific bulk, dimensional, or performance standards set forth in the shoreline master program Snohomish County Shoreline Management Program (SMP). This material has been omitted pursuant to SCC 1.02.020(2)(g).


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Emergency Ordinance 17-081, Section 7 states "Expiration. The interim zoning regulations in sections 3, 4, 5, and 6 of this ordinance shall automatically expire and be deemed to have been repealed six months from the date of adoption unless renewed or otherwise extended prior to such date in accordance with RCW 36.70A.390."