Chapter 20.16
PRELIMINARY PROCEDURES

Sections:

20.16.010    Application.

20.16.020    Fees.

20.16.030    Notice of application.

20.16.040    Application distribution.

20.16.050    Interested parties.

20.16.010 Application.

Any person required to comply with the Shorelines Management Act of 1971 and this title, in regard to permits for substantial development, shall obtain the proper application forms from the county department of planning and community development. The completed application shall then be submitted to the department of planning and community development. (Ord. 1992-03 (part); Ord. 1980-02 § 6.10)

20.16.020 Fees.

Upon submittal and acceptance of a proper application for a permit under this title, the applicant shall pay a fee as established by the board of county commissioners from time to time. Fees shall be based upon the fair market value of the project and shall be submitted to the Department. Checks shall be made payable to the Skamania County Treasurer. (Ord. 1995-08 (part); Ord. 1980-02 § 6.20)

20.16.030 Notice of application.

A. Upon submittal and acceptance of a proper application for a permit, the department of planning and community development shall cause to be published notices of the application and public hearing for a permit at least once a week, on the same day of the week, for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper circulating and published within Skamania County.

B. In addition, the department of planning and community development shall insure that additional notice of such application is given by at least one of the following methods:

1. Mailing of the notice to the latest recorded real property owners as shown by the records of the county assessor within at least three hundred feet of the boundary of the property upon which the substantial development is proposed;

2. Posting of the notice in a conspicuous manner on the property upon which the project is to be constructed; or

3. Any other manner deemed appropriate by the department of planning and community development to accomplish the objectives of reasonable notice to adjacent landowners and the public. (Ord. 1992-03 (part); Ord. 1980-02 § 6.30)

20.16.040 Application distribution.

The application for a permit and related information shall be submitted to the hearing examiner by the planning department for a public hearing at their first regular meeting after thirty days from the date of the last publication of the application for a permit. (Ord. 2007-02 (part): Ord. 1992-03 (part); Ord. 1980-02 § 6.40)

20.16.050 Interested parties.

Within thirty days of the last publication of the notice of application for a permit, any interested person may submit his views on the application in writing to the hearing examiner, or may notify the hearing examiner of his desire to be notified of the action taken by the hearing examiner. (Ord. 2007-02 (part): Ord. 1980-02 § 6.50)