Chapter 16.20


16.20.001    Processing.

16.20.010    Scale.

16.20.020    Contents.

16.20.030    Submission to clerk.

16.20.040    Submission of final utility plans.

16.20.050    Fees and costs.

16.20.060    Bond required.

16.20.070    Repealed.

16.20.080    City council decision.

16.20.085    Time limitations.

16.20.090    Payments of taxes and special assessments.

16.20.100    Recording of plat.

16.20.001 Processing.

Final plats are Type IVB 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 § 15, 1996)

16.20.010 Scale.

The final plat shall be prepared by the engineer on linen cloth or mylar 18 inches by 22 inches drawn with indelible ink to the scale of one inch equals 20 feet unless special permission to change the scale is granted by the city engineer. (Ord. 695 § 11, 1994; Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.20.020 Contents.

The final plat shall not deviate from the approved preliminary layout and shall include the following:

A. The name of the proposed plat or dedication;

B. The exact legal description of the property, which must be identical with the legal description on the certificate of plat issued by the title insurance company pursuant to CHMC 16.20.030B;

C. The boundary lines with accurate distances and bearings, locations and widths of all existing and previously recorded rights-of-way approaching and intersecting the boundaries of the plat or dedication shown in reference to the United States Coast and Geological Survey datum of the plain coordinate system for the state of Washington and those data required by the city engineer;

D. Lot and block numbers, street names and layout, exact dimensions of all lots, streets and easements, including lengths or arcs, turning angles and tangents;

E. Date, scale and true north point;

F. Accurate location of all monuments. One such monument shall be located at each street intersection, at locations to complete a continuous line of sight at such locations as required by the city engineer;

G. The boundary lines of all public parks, playgrounds and public rights-of-way contained in such plat or dedication, and containing thereon a suitably inscribed statement of dedication of such rights-of-way, playgrounds, parks and other necessary areas, signed by the owner or owners thereof and acknowledged in the manner prescribed by law;

H. Dedication, acknowledgments, certificates, and restrictions as shown in Chapter 16.40 CHMC shall be included on the plat in the order listed;

I. All front, side and rear yard setbacks as required by the then-existing ordinances of the city shall be shown. (Ord. 695 § 12, 1994; Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.20.030 Submission to clerk.

A. A final plat meeting all of the requirements of this chapter and Chapter 58.17 RCW shall be submitted to the city for approval within five years of the date of preliminary plat approval.

B. The final plat consisting of the linen cloth or mylar and 10 copies shall be submitted to the city clerk at least 16 days prior to the regular council meeting at which time approval is desired. At the time of submittal, the linen or mylar plat must have the dedications and signatures of the owner or owners (as shown on the certificate of plat) and the signature and seal of the engineer. The following shall be submitted with the final plat:

1. Linen tracings or mylar and three copies each of the final storm drainage plans and final profile and section prints of all streets;

2. Complete field and computation notes showing original or reestablished corners with descriptions of the same, true bearings and distances to establish right-of-way lines, and monuments, turning angles, points of curvature, length of tangents, closure and methods of balancing with corners and distances of the plat or dedication. Allowable error closure shall not exceed .002 of one foot in preparation of the final plat;

3. Computation notes indicating the area of each lot within the plat;

4. A certificate of plat from a reputable title insurance company giving the legal description and showing the title and interest of all parties in the plat or dedication. The certificate shall not be dated more than 30 days prior to the date of the council meeting. (Ord. 739 § 16, 1996; Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.20.040 Submission of final utility plans.

Final storm sewer, water and underground service plans must be submitted to the city engineer for approval prior to actual construction of these utilities. If any changes are made during installation, revised drawings showing the exact location of the utilities must be furnished. All underground utilities, sanitary sewer or storm drains installed in the streets shall be constructed prior to the surfacing of such streets. Service connections for all underground utilities and sanitary sewers shall be laid to such lengths as will obviate the necessity for disturbing the street improvements, when service connections thereto are made. (Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.20.050 Fees and costs.

A. 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.

B. A nonrefundable final 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 shall 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 all of the city’s costs which exceed the deposited amount prior to the public hearing on the short plat, and these costs shall be paid by the applicant before the hearing. If the city incurs any additional expenses after the public hearing, the applicant shall pay such additional expenses prior to the time the plat is recorded by the city clerk pursuant to CHMC 16.20.100. 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 §§ 10, 13, 1994; Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.20.060 Bond required.

A. In lieu of the completion of the actual construction of any required improvements prior to the approval of the final plat, the applicant may post with the city treasurer a bond, cash, or other method of security in an amount and with surety and conditions satisfactory to the city engineer and city attorney, providing for and securing to the city the actual construction and installation of such improvements within 18 months from the date of approval of the final plat. The city shall enforce all bonds or other methods of security authorized under this section by appropriate legal and equitable remedies. All such improvements such as structures, sewers and water systems, shall be designed and certified by or under the supervision of a registered civil engineer prior to acceptance of the improvements.

B. Such bond and/or deposit shall be filed before final approval as a guarantee that the subdivider will, within 18 months from the date of approval of the final plat, complete the road improvements in accordance with the requirements of the city and to the satisfaction of the city engineer. The bond or deposit shall be subject to forfeiture at the discretion of the council if such improvements are not completed within such 18-month period, provided forfeiture shall apply only to the extent of funds necessary to complete the improvements as required herein. Cash and/or certified checks shall be held in escrow pending the satisfactory completion of the required work within the 18-month period. The city engineer may authorize the release of a portion of such funds to the subdivider in accordance with a prearranged progress schedule.

C. The city may also require the posting of a bond, cash, or other method of security, in an amount and with surety and conditions satisfactory to the city engineer and city attorney for the successful operation of the improvements for two years after acceptance of the improvements. Two years after acceptance of all right-of-way improvements, and after all monuments have been properly placed, according to city standards and approved by the city engineer, the road bond or balance of funds held in escrow shall be released to the subdivider. During such two-year period, all funds on deposit shall be subject to use by the city for the purpose of repairing defects in the construction work which develop or become evident within the right-of-way improvements, provided the city shall not use such funds until the city engineer has first given written notice to the developer of the defect and work toward correction thereof has not been commenced within 10 days of the date of such notice. When a deficit exists in the fund on deposit for checking and inspections, the subdivider will be notified and asked to deposit an additional fund. If adequate funds are not deposited to cover all engineering charges, the amount of the deficit will be deducted from the cash bond on deposit for roadway construction and repair. (Ord. 695 § 14, 1994; Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.20.070 Planning commission recommendation.

Repealed by Ord. 739. (Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.20.080 City council decision.

A. Upon receipt of the final plat, the city council shall, at its next regular meeting, consider the final plat. If the council finds that the final plat conforms to all terms of the preliminary plat approval, and that the subdivision meets the requirements of Chapter 58.17 RCW, all other applicable state laws and any provisions of this title which were in effect at the time of preliminary plat approval, it shall approve the final plat.

B. When the council has approved the final plat, the council shall execute its written approval, which shall be suitably inscribed on the final plat, subdivision, or dedication, and adopt the plat by ordinance. (Ord. 739 § 18, 1996; Ord. 705 § 3, 1994; Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.20.085 Time limitations.

The final plat shall be approved, disapproved or returned to the applicant within 30 days after issuance of the notice of completeness by the city, unless the applicant agrees in writing to an extension of this time period. (Ord. 739 § 19, 1996)

16.20.090 Payments of taxes and special assessments.

Subsequent to approval of the plat by the city council, the subdivider shall obtain the King County comptroller’s signature on the plat. (Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)

16.20.100 Recording of plat.

A. The city clerk shall file the original of the approved final plat for recording in the office of the King County department of records and elections at the applicant’s cost. Two copies thereof shall be furnished to the office of the King County assessor. The linen or mylar tracing shall be delivered to the city clerk.

B. After the approved final plat has been recorded by the King County department of records and elections, it shall be known as an authorized plat or dedication of the land as provided by the laws of the state.

C. The subdivider may then make application for such permits from the local officials as are necessary to proceed with the development of the subdivision. (Ord. 693 § 1, 1994)