Chapter 14.07


14.07.005    Public notices.

14.07.010    Notice of development applications.

14.07.020    Notice of administrative decisions requiring public notice.

14.07.030    Notice of public hearings.

14.07.040    Notice of open record appeals.

14.07.050    Notice of decisions.

14.07.005 Public notices.

Public notices issued under this chapter are intended to comply with requirements specified in the Revised Code of Washington, Washington Administrative Code, and other provisions of the development code. Notices issued under this chapter shall be construed to give effect to such requirements. Notices issued under the development code may exceed state requirements; provided, that any failure to comply with such excess requirements shall not affect the compliance with requirements specified in state law or regulations. (Ord. 2005-609 § 2)

14.07.010 Notice of development applications.

A. Within 14 days of issuing a notice of complete application under Chapter 14.05 MCMC, the director shall issue a notice of development application. The notice of development application shall include but not be limited to the following information:

1. Name of the applicant(s).

2. Date of application.

3. Date of issue for the notice of complete application.

4. Location of the project.

5. Project description (summary).

6. Requested and necessary approvals, actions, and/or studies (summary).

7. Duration of the public comment period.

8. Identification of existing applicable environmental documents, if any.

9. A determination of specific critical areas that are or are not affected by the proposed development (MCMC 18.06.520(E)).

10. City staff contact information.

11. Date, time, and place of the public hearing for the project if one has been scheduled.

12. A statement that, barring excluded periods, the decision on the application is anticipated within 120 days of the date of issue for the notice of complete application.

B. The notice of development application shall be posted on the property and published once in a newspaper of general circulation.

C. The notice of development application shall be issued prior to, and is not a substitute for, any required notice of a public hearing on the project.

D. A notice of application is not required for the following actions:

1. Building permits, if no environmental review is required.

2. Informal administrative interpretations.

3. Administrative decisions without public notice under MCMC 14.09.010.

4. Actions that are categorically exempt from SEPA. (Ord. 2005-609 § 2)

14.07.020 Notice of administrative decisions requiring public notice.

For administrative decisions subject to public notice under MCMC 14.09.020, the director shall notify the adjoining property owners of his preliminary decision. Notification shall be made by regular mail. The notice shall include:

A. A description of the preliminary decision, including all conditions of approval.

B. A statement that further information on the subject of the decision may be obtained from the director.

C. A statement that the preliminary decision will become a final decision unless an appeal meeting the requirements of Chapter 14.11 MCMC is filed with the city clerk within 15 days of the date of the notice. (Ord. 2005-609 § 2)

14.07.030 Notice of public hearings.

Notices of public hearings for all pending development applications shall comply with the following:

A. Time and Place of Notices. Except as otherwise required by the development code or state law, notice of public hearings shall be given by:

1. Publication at least 10 days but not more than 30 days before the date of the public hearing in the official newspaper for the city if one has been designated or a newspaper of general circulation in the city and the city website; and

2. Mailing at least 10 days but not more than 30 days before the date of the public hearing to all property owners as shown on the records of the county assessor and to all street addresses of properties within 500 feet, not including street rights-of-way, of the boundaries of the property which is the subject of the pending action. Addressed, prestamped envelopes meeting this requirement shall be provided by the applicant; and

3. Posting at least 10 days but not more than 30 days before the public hearing (a) at the location of the hearing and (b) at least one notice on the subject property.

B. Content of Notice. The notice required by this section shall include:

1. A general description of the proposed project;

2. The development approvals required for the project;

3. The actions or decisions recommended, if known;

4. A nonlegal description of the property, including the address of the property if one is available;

5. A vicinity map or sketch if determined useful by the director;

6. The time, date and place of the public hearing;

7. A statement that anyone wishing to appear and testify at the public hearing may do so;

8. A statement that if, for any reason, the hearing cannot be commenced or completed on the date specified, the hearing may be continued to a date, place and time certain without further notice under this section;

9. The contact person or place where further information may be obtained. (Ord. 2013-762 § 2; Ord. 2005-609 § 2)

14.07.040 Notice of open record appeals.

In addition to the requirements of MCMC 14.07.030, notice of an open record appeal shall be mailed to each party of record at least 10 days but not more than 30 days before the hearing. (Ord. 2005-609 § 2)

14.07.050 Notice of decisions.

A written notice of the final decision for any development application shall be mailed to the applicant and to each party of record for whom a complete address has been given at the hearing. For development applications requiring planning commission review and city council approval, the notice shall be the signed ordinance or resolution adopted by the council. (Ord. 2005-609 § 2)