Chapter 16.16


16.16.010    General policies and time limitation.

16.16.015    Processing.

16.16.020    Consultation with city engineer.

16.16.030    Scale.

16.16.040    Submission of plat to others.

16.16.050    Contents.

16.16.060    Submission to clerk.

16.16.070    Fees and costs.

16.16.080    Copies to engineer and planning commission.

16.16.090    Review by engineer.

16.16.100    Environmental checklist.

16.16.110    Fees for compliance with state act.

16.16.120    Public hearing.

16.16.130    Recommendations of planning commission – Hearing.

16.16.140    Recommendations of planning commission – Findings.

16.16.150    Forwarding of plat.

16.16.160    Review by council.

16.16.010 General policies and time limitation.

A. Approval of a preliminary plat or dedication indicates merely the general acceptability of the layout as submitted. Subdivision of property is subject to the approval of the final plat as provided in this chapter.

B. Preliminary plats of any proposed subdivision and dedication shall be approved, disapproved or returned to the applicant for modification or correction within 90 days from the date of filing thereof unless the applicant consents to an extension of such time period; provided, that if an environmental impact statement is required as provided in RCW 43.21C.030, the 90-day period shall not include the time spent preparing and circulating the environmental impact statement by the city. (Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.16.015 Processing.

Preliminary plats are Type IVA applications and as project permits, as defined in RCW 36.70B.020(4), are subject to the project permit processing requirements of CHMC Title 19. (Ord. 739 § 11, 1996)

16.16.020 Consultation with city engineer.

Before the proposed plat or dedication is prepared, the subdivider or his engineer shall obtain copies of the subdivision, zoning and streets and sidewalks titles of this code and shall consult with the city engineer for the purpose of ascertaining the requirements of the city and obtaining an explanation of the rules and regulations contained in this chapter as may be necessary and related to the proposed plat or dedication. (Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.16.030 Scale.

The preliminary plat or dedication, for preliminary approval thereof, shall be prepared by or under the supervision of a registered land surveyor who shall certify on the plat that it is a correct and true representation of the lands actually surveyed and in accordance with the requirements established in this chapter. The plat shall be drawn to the scale of one inch equals 20 feet unless special permission to change the scale is granted by the city engineer. (Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.16.040 Submission of plat to others.

A. Prior to the filing of the preliminary plat with the city, the subdivider or his engineer shall submit a copy thereof to the city of Bellevue utility department to determine its requirements for both water and sewage facilities, and secure a letter of approval from the city of Bellevue utility department stating that the proposed plat will be serviced by it.

B. Notice of the filing of a preliminary plat of a proposed subdivision adjacent to or within one mile of the municipal boundaries of a city, town or county, or which contemplates the use of any city, town or county utilities shall be furnished to officials of the neighboring city or county by the applicant according to instructions provided by the city clerk, pursuant to RCW 58.17.080.

C. Notice of the filing of a preliminary plat of a proposed subdivision located adjacent to the right-of-way of a state highway shall be given to the State of Washington Department of Transportation.

D. Evidence that all items in this section have been complied with shall be submitted with the preliminary plat and other items indicated in CHMC 16.16.050. Copies of letters sent in accordance with subsections (B) and (C) of this section shall constitute such evidence. (Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.16.050 Contents.

The preliminary plat or dedication shall contain and indicate the following:

A. The name of the proposed plat or dedication;

B. The name, address and telephone number of the owner or owners;

C. The name, address, telephone number and seal of the engineer;

D. The legal description of the property;

E. Present use and zoning;

F. Proposed use and zoning;

G. Lot and block numbers; street names and layout; approximate dimensions of all lots, streets, easements, including lengths or arcs, turning angles and tangents, and all dedicated rights-of-way; municipal boundaries, township and section lines which adjoin or intersect the plat;

H. Scale and true north point;

I. Sufficient contours or elevations to determine the general topography of the land;

J. The location and direction of the flow of all watercourses and the approximate locations of all areas subject to inundation or storm water overflow;

K. The outline of any existing buildings to remain in place in relation to proposed street and lot lines;

L. Accurate location of all monuments. One such monument shall be placed at each skeet intersection, and at locations to complete a continuous line of sight, at such additional locations as required by the city engineer;

M. Method of water supply as approved by city of Bellevue utility department;

N. Method of sewage disposal as approved by city of Bellevue utility department;

O. Existing sewers, water mains, culverts or other underground facilities within the tract indicating grade and exact locations;

P. Vicinity sketch to scale showing general location and existing road pattern;

Q. Proposed storm sewer facilities as approved by the city engineer;

R. Profile and section print of all streets within the plat to be dedicated as public roads;

S. All front, side and rear yard setbacks as required by the then-existing ordinances of the city shall be shown. (Ord. 705 § 2, 1994; Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.16.060 Submission to clerk.

Ten copies of the preliminary plat or dedication shall be submitted to the city clerk at least 20 days prior to the next regular meeting of the planning commission at which the preliminary hearing is desired. (Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.16.070 Fees and costs.

At the time of submittal, the subdivider shall pay the following fees and costs to the city clerk by check made payable to the treasurer, city of Clyde Hill:

A. The fee for a rezone, if required, as such fee is established by city resolution.

B. A nonrefundable platting fee, as such fee is established by city resolution. This fee will be used for administrative costs incurred by the city and is nonrefundable. The applicant will be responsible for all engineering, legal and other consulting fees and costs incurred by the city to the extent said fees and costs exceed the application fees.

C. In order to ensure payment of the city’s costs which may exceed the application fee, the applicant shall place a monetary per lot deposit with the city in an amount established by city resolution. The applicant shall be advised by the city clerk of the city’s costs which exceed the deposited amount prior to the public hearing on the preliminary plat, and these costs shall be paid by the applicant before the hearing. In the event that action on the plat is discontinued prior to final approval, the city’s expenses will be deducted from the deposit and the remainder shall be returned to the applicant. (Ord. 695 § 8, 1994; Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.16.080 Copies to engineer and planning commission.

The city clerk shall affix to the preliminary plat the date received and immediately dispatch one copy of the preliminary plat or dedication and engineering data to the city engineer and five copies to the planning commission. (Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.16.090 Review by engineer.

Upon receipt of the preliminary plat or dedication and engineering data, the city engineer shall review same for general conformity with the overall requirements of the platting, districting, right-of-way improvements and storm sewer ordinances of the city. The city engineer shall make his recommendations regarding the material submitted in written form to the planning commission prior to the initial hearing. (Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.16.100 Environmental checklist.

The subdivider shall submit with the preliminary plat an environmental checklist prepared in accordance with Chapter 18.04 CHMC. (Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.16.110 Fees for compliance with state act.

Fees for compliance with the provisions of the State Environmental Policy Act shall be as set forth in Chapter 18.04 CHMC. Such fees shall be calculated separately from the platting fees set forth in CHMC 16.16.070B, and shall be in addition to such platting fees. (Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.16.120 Public hearing.

Upon receipt of a complete preliminary plat application, the city clerk shall follow the procedures in CHMC Title 19 for issuance of a determination of completeness, notice of application and set a date for a public hearing thereon before the planning commission. The clerk shall follow the requirements in CHMC Title 19 for noticing the public hearing. (Ord. 739 § 12, 1996; Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.16.130 Recommendations of planning commission – Hearing.

After the requirements of CHMC 16.16.020 through 16.16.120 and CHMC Title 19 have been fulfilled, the planning commission shall hold a public hearing on the preliminary plat and shall examine the application or dedication to determine if the city’s standards, ordinances, interests and needs have been met and may introduce such changes or revisions as are deemed necessary. In order to recommend approval of the subdivision or dedication to the city council, the planning commission must inquire whether appropriate provisions are made to address the public health, safety and general welfare, using the criteria set forth in CHMC 16.12.040. (Ord. 739 § 13, 1996; Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.16.140 Recommendations of planning commission – Findings.

After conducting the public hearing pertaining to the preliminary plat or dedication, the planning commission promptly shall make written findings whether appropriate provisions are made for each of the criteria set forth in CHMC 16.12.040 and whether the public use and interest will be served. The commission’s findings of fact and conclusions on the determination required herein shall constitute a recommendation to the city council, and be forwarded to the council within 14 days following adoption of the commission’s decision. If any changes or modifications are recommended by the commission, copies thereof shall be furnished to the subdivider, the city engineer, and the council. An additional copy shall be retained in the files of the planning commission. (Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.16.150 Forwarding of plat.

Whenever a preliminary plat is forwarded by the planning commission to the council, it shall be accompanied by the following:

A. A recommendation from the city engineer for approval or disapproval;

B. A letter from the city of Bellevue utility department as to the adequacy of the proposed means of sewage disposal;

C. A letter from the city of Bellevue utility department as to the adequacy of the proposed water supply. (Ord. 695 § 9, 1994; Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.16.160 Review by council.

Upon receipt of the planning commission’s recommendation of any preliminary plat, the council at its next public meeting shall set the date for the public meeting where it may adopt or reject the recommendations of the planning commission. If, after considering the matter at a public meeting, the council deems a change in the recommendation of the planning commission approving or disapproving any preliminary plat is necessary, the council shall adopt its own recommendations and approve or disapprove the preliminary plat. Such action shall be completed and concluded by the council within 90 days following the city’s issuance of the notice of completeness on the preliminary plat application, unless the applicant grants approval for extension of time in writing. (Ord. 739 § 14, 1996; Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)