Chapter 12.12
ROAD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS Revised 3/18

Sections:

12.12.010    Purpose.

12.12.020    Conformity to RCW Chapter 36.88.

12.12.030    Application. Revised 3/18

12.12.040    Guarantee and Escrow Contract Required.

12.12.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this Chapter is to regulate the creation of County road improvement districts, and to ensure consistency of such road improvement districts with the County Comprehensive Plan, sound engineering and design standards, health and sanitation regulations, and the public interest. (Ord. 85-34 § 1 (part), 1985; prior Code § 90.39.010)

12.12.020 Conformity to RCW Chapter 36.88.

All County road improvement districts shall be created in strict conformity to RCW Chapter 36.88. (Ord. 85-34 § 1 (part), 1985; prior Code § 90.39.020)

12.12.030 Application. Revised 3/18

Applications for preliminary investigation of County road improvement districts shall be submitted on the form provided by the Pierce County Planning and Public Works Department, and submitted to the Right-of-Way Division of the Planning and Public Works Department. There is established a $500.00 fee for each County road improvement application, said fee to provide reimbursement to the Pierce County Planning and Public Works Department for the administrative costs and expenses of processing the application. The separate application for a new County road improvement district is filed with the Right-of-Way Division of the Planning and Public Works Department, and shall be nonrefundable. However, should an application fail and the proponents reapply, the Pierce County Director of Planning and Public Works, or his/her designee may waive new application fees if the new application is substantially similar to the application previously submitted. (Ord. 2017-12s § 2 (part), 2017; Ord. 88-205 § 1, 1988; Ord. 87-133 § 2, 1987; Ord. 85-34 § 1 (part), 1985; prior Code § 90.39.030)

12.12.040 Guarantee and Escrow Contract Required.

No County road improvement district shall be created unless all or some of the property owners within a proposed road improvement district first enter a written agreement to provide the moneys necessary to create a guaranty fund to ensure payment of interest to purchasers of the road improvement bonds unless said guaranty fund is created and funded by Pierce County. The decisions of whether or not Pierce County shall participate in said fund shall be made by the Pierce County Council or as delegated from time to time. (Ord. 86-145 § 1, 1986; Ord. 85-34 § 1 (part), 1985; prior Code § 90.39.040)