Chapter 19.15
ADMINISTRATION

Sections:

19.15.005    Administrator – Powers and duties.

19.15.007    Procedure.

19.15.010    Plat approval process.

19.15.015    Amendments.

19.15.005 Administrator – Powers and duties.

The development and business services director is vested with the duty of administering the subdivision regulations within the city of Lynnwood up to and through the plat approval stage. After preliminary plat approval, it shall be the duty of the public works director to administer the subdivision regulations through the plat construction stage. After completion of the construction stage, it shall be the duty of the development and business services director to administer the subdivision regulations through the final plat approval and plat recording.

The development and business services director and public works director may prepare and require the use of such forms and procedures as are essential to the administration of such regulations. (Ord. 3399 § 2 (Exh. A), 2021; Ord. 2463 § 5, 2003; Ord. 1314 § 5, 1983)

19.15.007 Procedure.

The city will process an application for a preliminary plat through Process I (LMC 1.35.100 through 1.35.180). (Ord. 2957 § 16, 2012; Ord. 2463 § 5, 2003; Ord. 2074 § 1, 1996)

19.15.010 Plat approval process.

The procedures and responsibilities for processing plat applications shall be as follows:

A. Hearing Examiner. The hearing examiner is authorized to hold a public hearing on all preliminary plats and to render a decision pursuant to Process I. In making the decision, the hearing examiner shall make findings of fact and conclusions of law to indicate that the proposed subdivision is in conformance with the zoning ordinance and other applicable land use controls, this title and state law.

B. Development and Business Services Department.

1. The development and business services department shall coordinate all activities concerning the preliminary plat including routing departmental and outside agency reviews and recommendations and consolidating staff recommendations to the hearing examiner. This provision shall not be construed to conflict with the duties of other named city officials as mentioned in this title.

2. The development and business services director shall have authority to approve final plats. No plat may be approved unless the development and business services director makes a formal finding of fact that the proposed final plat is in conformance with the zoning code and all other applicable land use regulations, this title and state law. (Ord. 3399 § 2 (Exh. A), 2021; Ord. 3271 § 3, 2017; Ord. 2957 § 17, 2012; Ord. 2463 § 5, 2003; Ord. 2074 § 2, 1996; Ord. 1314 § 5, 1983)

19.15.015 Amendments.

The city will process an amendment to the text of the subdivision code using Process IV, LMC 1.35.400 et seq. (Ord. 2463 § 5, 2003)