Chapter 18.60
REVIEW PROCESS Revised 3/18 Revised 12/18

Sections:

18.60.010    Initiation of Review Process. Revised 3/18

18.60.020    Initial Review.

18.60.030    Additional Information. Revised 3/18 Revised 12/18

18.60.040    Combined Hearings.

18.60.050    Right of Entry Agreement.

18.60.060    Appendices.

18.60.010 Initiation of Review Process. Revised 3/18

A.    The Planning and Public Works (PPW) Department shall not commence the review process of any application until the application is deemed to be complete.

B.    Declared Disasters. The PPW Department shall utilize an expedited review and approval process in communities recovering from County, State, or Federally declared disasters. This process shall be developed administratively and shall be documented in the Department's Disaster Recovery Standards (DRS). A copy of the PPW DRS shall be available to the public on the Department's website or upon request from the PPW department.

(Ord. 2017-12s § 2 (part), 2017; Ord. 2014-18s § 1 (part), 2014; Ord. 96-19S § 1 (part), 1996)

18.60.020 Initial Review.

A.    All reviewing departments shall complete an initial review within 30 days from the application filing date.

B.    After completion of the initial review, any department request for additional information, plan correction or studies shall be outlined in writing and transmitted to the applicant. Such notice shall also contain applicable time limits for the applicant to resubmit the requested material.

(Ord. 2013-85 § 1 (part), 2013; Ord. 2013-30s2 § 4 (part), 2013; Ord. 97-84 § 1 (part), 1997; Ord. 96-19S § 1 (part), 1996)

18.60.030 Additional Information. Revised 3/18 Revised 12/18

A.    Acceptance of a complete application shall not preclude the Department or Examiner from requiring additional information or studies necessary to ensure a proposal complies with all applicable regulations or to ensure compliance with the County Comprehensive Plan and related policies at a later date during the review process. Additional information must be submitted prior to the expiration of the application. See PCC 18.40.050, Expiration of Applications.

B.    In the interest of public health, safety, or welfare or to meet the requirements of the State Environmental Policy Act or other Local or State requirements, a department may request additional application information including, but not limited to: wetland reports, geotechnical studies, hydrologic studies, noise studies, air quality studies, visual analysis, and transportation impact studies.

(Ord. 2017-89s § 1 (part), 2018; Ord. 2017-12s § 2 (part), 2017; Ord. 2013-85 § 1 (part), 2013; Ord. 2013-30s2 § 4 (part), 2013; Ord. 2013-48 § 1, 2013; Ord. 2011-18 § 1, 2011; Ord. 96-19S § 1 (part), 1996)

18.60.040 Combined Hearings.

Public meetings or public hearings may be combined with any public meeting or public hearing that may be held on the project action by another local, state, regional, federal, or other agency, in accordance with provisions set forth in Chapter 18.80 PCC, Notice, and Chapter 18.100 PCC, Time Period for Final Decision. (Ord. 2013-85 § 1 (part), 2013; Ord. 2013-30s2 § 4 (part), 2013; Ord. 96-19S § 1 (part), 1996)

18.60.050 Right of Entry Agreement.

The County may require the applicant to execute a Right of Entry Agreement, which shall be consistent with a format approved by the Department. The Right of Entry Agreement shall:

A.    Allow County staff to access the site for purposes of inspection during the course of application review, construction, and post-construction monitoring.

B.    Allow the County or County's agent to enter a property to construct required improvements, mitigation measures, or monitoring that has been financially guaranteed.

C.    Run with the land and be binding on all parties having or acquiring any right, title, interest, or any part thereof of the site, including the grantor, heirs, successors, and assigns.

D.    Remain in effect for a period of time equal to any post-mitigation monitoring specified in a permit/approval and/or financial guarantee time periods, whichever is greater.

E.    Conform to the Right of Entry Agreement format outlined in 18.60.060 – Appendix A.

(Ord. 2004-58s § 1 (part), 2004)

18.60.060 Appendices.

A.    Right of Entry Agreement.

18.60.060 – Appendix A
Right of Entry Agreement to Allow
County Representatives Entry to Perform
Inspections, Monitoring, Corrective Actions, and Construction
(Individual and Representative)

Grantor and Grantee: For purposes of this Agreement and for indexing by the Pierce County Auditor as required by RCW Ch. 65.04, the parties to this agreement are

___________________________________________, Grantor(s), and Pierce County, Grantee.

Legal Description of Property: (Note: include abbreviated legal description if complete legal will not fit here and reference to where complete legal can be found.)

Assessor Parcel No(s): _______________________________________________________

A.

Recitals.

1.

Grantor is the owner of certain real property in Pierce County, Washington, described above and referred to in this agreement as "the subject property".

2.

Grantor is applying for: _______________________________________________. Permit(s)/approval(s) associated with the development of a proposed project on the subject property. The permit numbers are: __________________________________________________________________.

3.

Grantor acknowledges that there may be additional permits/approvals required prior to completion of the proposed project such as but not limited to: site development permits, final plat approval, wetland permits, etc. Grantor acknowledges that this right of entry agreement applies to all permits/approvals related to the proposed project even if the permits/approvals occur after the execution of this agreement.

4.

In conjunction with the Grantor's proposed project referenced in subsection A.2. above, the Grantor agrees to allow Pierce County personnel and its representative's access in accordance with subsection B. below.

B.

Access.

1.

Grantor hereby grants to Pierce County Personnel and its representatives access to the subject property for the purpose of inspection and monitoring.

2.

Grantor further grants to Pierce County personnel and its representatives access to the subject property for the purpose of completing requirements that have been financially guaranteed, such as but not limited to: site stabilization, completion of road and storm drainage construction, completion of conditions of approval, completion of mitigation measures, installation of wetland mitigation, correcting defective work, correcting defective facilities, etc.

3.

Nothing in this agreement grants Pierce County the right to enter into any structure without the express consent of the property owner(s) or resident(s).

C.

Life of Agreement.

This agreement is temporary. It shall commence on the date of signing of this agreement and shall expire automatically when the County deems that all necessary conditions of approval, permit requirements, ordinance requirements, financial guarantee requirements, monitoring periods, and mitigation measures have been fulfilled and the proposed project referenced in subsection A.2. has been completed.

D.

Successors and Assigns. This agreement is intended to protect the value and desirability of the subject property and to benefit all citizens of Pierce County. It shall run with the land and during the life of the agreement be binding on all parties having or acquiring any right, title, interest, or any part thereof, of the subject property, including the grantor, heirs, successors and assigns. This agreement shall inure to the benefit of each present or future successor in interest of the subject property or any part thereof, or interest therein, and to the benefit of the citizens of Pierce County.

Dated this ____ day of ________________, 20___.

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Signature

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Address

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City, State, Zip

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STATE OF WASHINGTON

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County of Pierce

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Individual:

I certify that I know or have satisfactory evidence that __________________________________ is/are the person(s) who appeared before me, and that said person(s) acknowledged that he/she/they signed this instrument and acknowledged it to be his/her/their free and voluntary act for the uses and purposes mentioned in the instrument.

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Representative:

I certify that I know or have satisfactory evidence that __________________________________ is/are the person(s) who appeared before me, and that said person(s) acknowledged that he/she/they signed this instrument, on oath stated that he/she was authorized to execute the instrument and acknowledged it as the ______________________ of ______________________ to be the free and voluntary act of such party for the uses and purposes mentioned in the instrument.

Dated this ________ day of ______________________, 20____.

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Signature

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Title

My Appointment Expires: ____________________

(Ord. 2004-58s § 1 (part), 2004)