Chapter 17.16


17.16.010    Quick plat criteria.

17.16.020    Quick plat application.

17.16.030    Action on quick plat application.

17.16.010 Quick plat criteria.

A. Subject to subsection (C) of this section, a hearing officer may, using the procedures set forth in this division, consider and approve plat applications requesting the following:

1. A movement or elimination of lot lines resulting in no more than four lots.

2. A subdivision resulting in four or fewer tracts or lots meeting the access standards of FNSBC 17.56.020.

3. A subdivision of a communication site or utility site which requires no legal road access as defined in FNSBC 17.56.020(E).

4. Modification, elimination or reservation of a public utility easement.

B. Final plats for modification, elimination or reservation of utility easements and elimination of lot lines shall be exempt from monumentation requirements.

C. A hearing officer may not approve a plat that does any of the following:

1. Denies legal and physical access to any lot or tract created by or adjacent to the subdivision.

2. Requires road construction or improvement.

3. Alters a dedicated street or right-of-way or requires dedication.

4. Vacates a public road, trail, public area or any easements other than a public utility easement.

5. Requires a variance from a subdivision regulation. (Ord. 2005-10 § 2, 2005. 2004 Code § 17.30.040.)

17.16.020 Quick plat application.

An informal preapplication conference by appointment with borough staff prior to the submittal of the application is encouraged.

A. The application shall be submitted on a form provided for that purpose by the borough and shall be accompanied by the following:

1. Drawings which contain the information required for a preliminary plat under Chapter 17.48 FNSBC;

2. Written comments from each affected city, municipality or other agency, or satisfactory evidence that they received the preliminary plat or sketch 10 working days prior to the application being submitted to the department of community planning. Reviewing agencies shall have a maximum of 10 working days for their review and response;

3. The appropriate fee;

4. Signatures of all owners or other proof that applicant represents the owner’s interest in the property to be subdivided;

5. A report issued by a title company, showing the legal and equitable owners of the land to be subdivided and all grants, reservations, covenants, deed restrictions, and easements of record. Copies of all documents identified shall accompany the report. (Ord. 2016-07 § 3, 2016; Ord. 2005-10 § 2, 2005. 2004 Code § 17.30.050.)

17.16.030 Action on quick plat application.

A. Quick plat applications will be processed based upon a schedule of application deadlines set by the planning staff. There shall be at least two quick plat hearings scheduled each month.

B. Upon the submittal of a quick plat application, the platting officer shall review the application and supporting materials for compliance with this title.

C. Within five working days after the quick plat application deadline, the platting officer shall do one of the following:

1. Accept the application for review and action by the hearing officer;

2. Return the application if it is incomplete;

3. Schedule the application for a platting board hearing if it is determined by the platting officer that a more comprehensive review is needed.

D. After acceptance of the application for the quick plat procedure, it will be placed on the next quick plat hearing agenda. The applicant/owner(s) shall be notified of the date and time of the hearing.

E. Notice of the application and hearing will be published in a newspaper of general circulation. The planning director shall confirm that proper notification has occurred.

F. The hearing officer will hold a public hearing in accordance with a published hearing schedule and shall make a decision on the application based on compliance with this title.

1. Verbal testimony by parties and interested persons may be given at the quick plat hearing;

2. The hearing officer may impose conditions deemed necessary to ensure compliance with this title;

3. When the property owner is the borough written comments may be submitted and general public comment shall be permitted at the beginning of the quasi-judicial hearing.

G. Upon approval of a preliminary plat by the hearing officer, the applicant shall have 24 months in which to satisfy all conditions of approval and to submit an application for final plat approval as outlined in Chapter 17.52 FNSBC, Final Plats.

H. A party or interested person who appeared at the quick plat hearing may appeal the decision by submitting written notice of appeal and paying the appropriate fee within 10 working days of the hearing. Appeal of hearing officer decisions will be heard by the platting board under procedures adopted and established by the platting board. (Ord. 2016-40 § 69, 2016; Ord. 2014-42 § 4, 2014; Ord. 2013-69 § 4, 2013; Ord. 2013-51 § 4, 2013; Ord. 2013-50 §§ 6, 7, 2013; Ord. 2005-10 § 2, 2005. 2004 Code § 17.30.060.)