Chapter 30.91W
"W" DEFINITIONS

Sections:

30.91W.003    Waiver of a certificate of appropriateness.

30.91W.007    Wall, blank.

30.91W.007.1    Warehouse.

30.91W.008    Watercourse.

30.91W.009    Water dependent.

30.91W.009.1    Water-enjoyment.

30.91W.010    Water main.

30.91W.011    Water-oriented.

30.91W.012    Water-related.

30.91W.020    Water purveyor.

30.91W.021    Water quality.

30.91W.025    Waters of the state.

30.91W.030    Watershed.

30.91W.040    Watershed management plan.

30.91W.044    Wedding facility.

30.91W.060    Wetlands.

30.91W.080    Wholesale.

30.91W.082    Wholesale establishment.

30.91W.085    Wireless communications support structure.

30.91W.086    Wireless communications support structure lease area.

30.91W.088    Wireless communications support structure site.

30.91W.090    Woodwaste.

30.91W.100    Woodwaste recycling.

30.91W.110    Woodwaste storage.

30.91W.115    Repealed.

30.91W.120    Works.

30.91W.003 Waiver of a certificate of appropriateness.

"Waiver of a certificate of appropriateness" means that document which states that the historic preservation commission has reviewed the proposed whole or partial demolition of a local register property or property in a local register historic district and, failing to find alternatives to demolition, has issued a waiver of a certificate of appropriateness which allows the building or zoning official to issue a permit for demolition.

(Added Amended Ord. 06-037, December 13, 2006, Eff date Jan. 5, 2007)

30.91W.007 Wall, blank.

"Wall, Blank" means an exterior building wall with no openings covered predominantly with single material and uniform texture on a single plane.

(Added by Amended Ord. 09-079, May 12, 2010, Eff date May 29, 2010)

30.91W.007.1 Warehouse.

"Warehouse" means a structure where raw materials or manufactured goods may be stored before their export or distribution for sale. This term shall not include mini-self storage or establishments offering the sale of bulk goods to the general public.

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

30.91W.008 Watercourse.

"Watercourse" means any portion of a channel, bed, bank, or bottom within the ordinary high water mark of waters of the state. This definition does not include irrigation ditches, canals, stormwater runoff devices, or other entirely artificial watercourses, except where they exist in a natural watercourse which has been altered by humans.

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)

30.91W.009 Water dependent.

"Water-dependent" means a use or a portion of a use which requires direct contact with the water and cannot exist at a non-water location due to the intrinsic nature of its operations. Examples of water-dependent uses include ship cargo terminal loading areas, ferry and passenger terminals, barge loading facilities, ship building and dry docking, marinas, aquaculture, float plane facilities and sewer outfalls.

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)

30.91W.009.1 Water-enjoyment.

"Water-enjoyment" means a recreational use, or other use facilitating public access to the shoreline as a primary characteristic of the use; or a use that provides for recreational use or aesthetic enjoyment of the shoreline for a substantial number of people as a general character of the use and which through the location, design and operation assures the public’s ability to enjoy the physical and aesthetic qualities of the shoreline. In order to qualify as a water-enjoyment use, the use must be open to the general public and the shoreline space of the project must be devoted to provisions that accommodate public shoreline enjoyment. Examples include parks, piers, museums, restaurants, educational/scientific reserves, resorts and mixed use 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)

30.91W.010 Water main.

"Water main" means the piping used or which may be used to deliver domestic or industrial water and/or fire flows intended for fire protection in amount prescribed in this chapter, and excludes storage facilities, hydrants, and service connections.

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

30.91W.011 Water-oriented.

"Water-oriented" means any combination of water-dependent, water-related, and water-enjoyment uses. Nonwater-oriented serves to describe those uses which have little or no relationship to the shoreline. Examples of nonwater-oriented uses include professional office, automobile sales or repair shops, mini storage facilities, multifamily residential development, department stores, and gas stations.

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)

30.91W.012 Water-related.

"Water-related" means a use or a portion of a use which is not intrinsically dependent on a waterfront location but whose operation cannot occur economically without a waterfront location. Examples of water-related uses include warehousing of goods transported by water, seafood processing plants, hydroelectric generating plants, gravel storage when transported by barge, oil refineries where transport is by tanker, and log storage.

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)

30.91W.020 Water purveyor.

"Water purveyor" means a federal, state, or county agency, or city, town, municipal, corporation, firm, company, association, corporation, partnership, district, institution, person or persons, owning or operating a public or private water system.

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

30.91W.021 Water quality.

"Water quality" means the chemical, physical, and biological characteristics of water, usually with respect to its suitability for a particular purpose.

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

30.91W.025 Waters of the state.

"Waters of the state" means those waters defined as "waters of the United States" in 40 CFR Subpart 122.2 within the geographic boundaries of Washington State, as well as those waters defined as "waters of the state" in RCW 90.48.020, which include lakes, rivers, ponds, streams, inland waters, underground waters, salt waters and all other surface waters and water courses within the jurisdiction of Washington.

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

30.91W.030 Watershed.

"Watershed" means a geographic region in which water drains into a particular river, stream, or body of water.

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

30.91W.040 Watershed management plan.

"Watershed management plan" means a plan adopted by the county under authority of Title 25 SCC for a specific watershed management area including, but not limited to, a comprehensive drainage plan, a comprehensive drainage basin plan, or a master drainage infrastructure plan.

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

30.91W.044 Wedding facility.

"Wedding facility" means a privately-owned facility or site in certain rural and resource zones where weddings and associated events are conducted in exchange for compensation.

(Added Ord. 06-003, Feb. 22, 2006, Eff date March 10, 2006)

30.91W.060 Wetlands.

"Wetlands" means those areas that are inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions. Wetlands generally include, but are not limited to swamps, marshes, bogs, and similar areas, as well as artificial wetlands intentionally created from non-wetland areas to mitigate for conversion of wetlands, as permitted by the county. Wetlands do not include those artificial wetlands intentionally created from non-wetland sites, including, but not limited to irrigation and drainage ditches, grass-lined biofiltration swales, canals, detention facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, farm ponds and landscaping amenities, or those wetlands created after July 1, 1990, that were unintentionally created as a result of the construction of a road, street, or highway. The detailed methodology for wetland delineation is contained in Washington State Wetlands Identification and Delineation Manual (Washington State Department of Ecology, Publication #96-94, March 1997)*

*Reviser Note: The text shown above in italic font was added by Amended Ordinance No. 06-061 but was not indicated with addition marks.

(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)

30.91W.080 Wholesale.

"Wholesale" means the sale of goods in relatively large quantities at a reduced price to retailers.

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

30.91W.082 Wholesale establishment.

"Wholesale establishment" means places of business primarily engaged in selling merchandise to retailers; industrial, commercial, institutional, or professional business users, or to other wholesalers; or acting as agents or brokers and buying merchandise for, or selling merchandise to, individuals or companies for retail purposes.

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

30.91W.085 Wireless communications support structure.

"Wireless communications support structure" means a freestanding tower, monopole, or other structure used to support wireless communications (including pagers), or automated meter reading antennas and/or repeaters. It includes new or replacement utility poles that would exceed the height of adjacent poles for the purpose of providing sufficient elevation to accommodate antennas. It does not include existing buildings or other structures not specifically listed above that serve a primary function other than to support antennas (including, but not limited to, water tanks, existing utility poles, and light standards).

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

30.91W.086 Wireless communications support structure lease area.

"Wireless communications support structure lease area" means the leased area only of a tract or parcel, as legally described, that contains the personal wireless telecommunications service facilities, including any antenna, support structure, accessory buildings and parking, and may include other uses associated with and ancillary to personal wireless telecommunications services.

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

30.91W.088 Wireless communications support structure site.

"Wireless communications support structure site" means a tract or parcel of land that contains the personal wireless telecommunications service facilities, including any antenna, support structure, accessory buildings and parking, and may include other uses associated with an ancillary to personal wireless telecommunications services.

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

30.91W.090 Woodwaste.

"Woodwaste" means a type of solid waste consisting of wood pieces or particles generated as a by-product or waste from the manufacturing of wood products, handling and storage of raw materials, and trees and stumps. This includes but is not limited to sawdust, chips, shavings, bark, pulp, hog fuel, and log sort waste, but does not include wood pieces, or particles containing chemical preservatives such as creosote, pentachlorophenol, copper-chrome-arsenate, paints or stains.

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

30.91W.100 Woodwaste recycling.

"Woodwaste recycling" means the mechanical reduction of woodwaste by means of an initial mechanical processing operation which results in a raw product to be shipped to secondary processors, but does not include composting.

(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)

30.91W.110 Woodwaste storage.

"Woodwaste storage" means the temporary holding of woodwaste for a period not exceeding five years.

(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)

30.91W.115 Woonerf.

(Added Amended Ord. 07-022, April 23, 2007, Eff date June 4, 2007; Repealed by Amended Ord. 12-049, Oct. 3, 2012, Eff date Jan. 1, 2013)

30.91W.120 Works.

"Works" means any dam, wall, wharf, embankment, levee, dike, pile, bridge, improved road, abutments, projection, excavation, channel rectification, conduit, culvert, wire, fence, rock, gravel, refuse, fill or other similar modification or improvement attached to, or affixed upon, the realty.

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