Chapter 12.02


12.02.010    Adoption of document.

12.02.020    Copies on file.

12.02.030    Applicability.

12.02.040    Administrator.

12.02.050    Permit required.

12.02.060    Sidewalk reconstruction – Town responsibility.

12.02.070    Improvement construction contracts.

12.02.080    Violation and enforcement.

12.02.010 Adoption of document.

The “Town of Friday Harbor Street and Storm Drainage Standards”, as published by the firm of Gray and Osborne, Inc., is hereby adopted as the conditions and construction standards to be adhered to in any and all extensions to the town of Friday Harbor street and storm drainage systems. (Ord. 1060 § 1, 1998)

12.02.020 Copies on file.

The publication entitled “Town of Friday Harbor Street and Storm Drainage Standards” shall be available for review in the office of the town clerk. (Ord. 1060 § 2, 1998)

12.02.030 Applicability.

A. The standards described in FHMC 12.02.010 shall apply to all construction, reconstruction and remodeling, with the exception of required fire suppression systems, where the value of the construction, reconstruction or remodeling exceeds a total cost of $100,000 as described on the face of the town building permit, with the exception of single-family residences.

B. The standards as described in FHMC 12.02.010 shall apply to all construction or reconstruction of land surfaces, to include, but not be limited to, grading or paving of land surfaces for parking, landscaping and/or drainage where the value of the construction or reconstruction exceeds $50,000, with the exception of single-family residences.

C. In the event a series of building permits are issued over a period of 24 months which, in total, exceed $100,000, the terms of this chapter shall apply.

D. Street frontage improvements required by this chapter shall be installed prior to the issuance of any building or grading permit; provided, that the administrator shall have authority to authorize issuance of a building or grading permit prior to installation upon posting of a bond or other security to insure compliance. The amount of the bond or security shall be determined by the town, based on an estimate for the cost of such improvements. (Ord. 1426 § 2, 2010; Ord. 1060 § 3, 1998)

12.02.040 Administrator.

The town administrator or his/her designee shall administer the provisions of this chapter. (Ord. 1060 § 4, 1998)

12.02.050 Permit required.

A. No person or any entity shall commence construction, alteration, or repair within the public right-of-way without a right-of-way permit and/or a construction permit for streets, curb, gutter, sidewalk, storm drainage and curb cuts having first been obtained from the town.

B. At the time of application the applicant shall also post a deposit for administrative and staff review of the application. Where it is not otherwise required in this code, the amount of the deposit shall be as adopted by administrative rule.

C. The nonrefundable right-of-way permit or construction permit for streets, curb, gutter, sidewalk, storm drainage and curb cuts permit fee shall be reviewed annually by the town council who shall direct the town clerk to adjust the fee appropriately and post said permit application fee in a conspicuous place within Town Hall and make such a list available to the public upon request. (Ord. 1504 § 2, 2012; Ord. 1060 § 5, 1998)

12.02.060 Sidewalk reconstruction – Town responsibility.

In the event the town has raised or lowered an existing street so that the existing sidewalk does not match the sidewalk level, in accordance with adopted street and storm drainage standards, the town shall be responsible for the reconstruction of the sidewalk. (Ord. 1060 § 6, 1998)

12.02.070 Improvement construction contracts.

A. Pursuant to the authority granted in RCW 35.72.010, et seq., as amended from time to time, the town may enter into and contract with the owner or owners of real estate within the town for the construction or improvement of street projects, to include design, grading, paving, installation of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, storm drainage, street lighting, traffic controls, and other similar improvements. All such construction or improvements shall be performed in full compliance with the minimum standards established under FHMC 12.02.010.

B. Any contract authorized under this section may provide for the partial reimbursement of the property owner or owners, or their assigns, following the procedures set forth in Chapter 35.72 RCW, as amended from time to time.

C. Any contracts authorized under this section shall contain provisions similar to those set forth in the form water and/or sewer facility contract set forth as an appendix to the “Town of Friday Harbor Water System/Sewer System Extension Requirements” adopted by reference in Chapters 13.08 and 13.24 FHMC. (Ord. 1060 § 7, 1998)

12.02.080 Violation and enforcement.

A. A violation of this chapter shall be and hereby is declared both a public nuisance and a Class 1 civil infraction, as defined in Chapter 1.18 FHMC as amended from time to time. Each day that a violation of this chapter exists may be treated as a separate infraction.

B. Except in circumstances where there is a serious and imminent threat to public health or safety, prior to filing a public nuisance abatement action in San Juan County superior court, the town shall attempt to gain compliance by use of the civil infraction procedures set forth in Chapter 1.18 FHMC.

C. The penalty for committing a civil infraction under this chapter shall be as set forth in Chapter 1.18 FHMC. (Ord. 1060 § 8, 1998)


Prior legislation: Ords. 614 and 642.