Chapter 18.02


18.02.010    Standards – Adoption.

18.02.020    Interpretation of standards.

18.02.040    Permissible alternatives to Bothell Standards.

18.02.050    Reserved.

18.02.010 Standards – Adoption.*

All design and construction covered in this title shall be in accordance with the Bothell Design and Construction Standards and Specifications (Bothell Standards) as adopted by city council ordinance and incorporated herein by reference, and as may later be amended by the public works director or her/his designee. The public works director has the authority to implement and enforce BMC Title 18 and the Bothell Standards. (Ord. 2070 § 1 (Exh. A), 2011; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996).

*    Code reviser’s note: Ord. 1636 § 1 provides:

    Effective April 1, 1996, the Design and Construction Standards and Specifications as set forth in the Attachment hereto, which attachment is incorporated by this reference herein, as if specifically set forth are hereby approved and shall be known as the “Bothell Standards” referenced in BMC 17.02.010 and 18.02.010.

18.02.020 Interpretation of standards.

The Bothell public works director shall be responsible for interpretation of the Bothell Standards, BMC Title 18, and the application of these Standards and code provisions to projects and developments in the city. The procedure for the director’s interpretations is set forth in Chapter 11.04 BMC. (Ord. 2070 § 1 (Exh. A), 2011; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996).

18.02.040 Permissible alternatives to Bothell Standards.

A.    The public works director shall have the authority to review requests from an applicant for deviations from the Bothell Standards; provided the deviation shall result in performance equal to or better than the original standard. The decision to approve or deny the request shall include consideration of written information submitted by the applicant which shall include the following:

1.    The specific standard deviation(s) being requested.

2.    An engineering report, calculations or documentation which indicates the requested alternative shall result in performance equal to or better than the original standard.

3.    Agreement to extend the city’s regulatory time frame under growth management, when applicable, to review and act on the request. (Normally permits issued by public works are not subject to regulatory reform time frames.)

B.    The director shall notify the applicant in writing of the decision as part of the normal permit review process. A copy of the decision shall be kept in the city’s file for reference.

C.    In addition, when a permissible alternative is granted to the minimum requirements found in the Bothell Standards, Chapter 4, Bothell Surface Water Design Manual, a written finding of fact shall be prepared by the public works director that addresses the following:

1.    The adjustment provides substantially equivalent environmental protection.

2.    Based on sound engineering practices, the objectives of safety, function, environmental protection and facility maintenance are met. (Ord. 2070 § 1 (Exh. A), 2011; Ord. 2023 § 1 (Exh. A), 2009; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996).

18.02.050 Reserved.

(Ord. 2070 § 1 (Exh. A), 2011; Ord. 1634 § 1, 1996).