Chapter 12.60
RELINQUISHMENT OF PUBLIC EASEMENTS

Sections:

12.60.010    Relinquishment of public easements.

12.60.020    Public utility easement relinquishment process.

12.60.030    Public access easement relinquishment process.

12.60.010 Relinquishment of public easements.

The city of West Richland may authorize the relinquishment of a public access or public utility easement upon determining the following:

A. A complete application for easement relinquishment, including the proposed easement relinquishment form in legal format, has been submitted to community development along with the applicable fee as established by the master fee schedule.

B. All franchise utilities have approved the relinquishment request.

C. Each city department (police, finance, public works and community development), as well as Benton County Fire District No. 4, city attorney and mayor have approved the relinquishment request.

D. The retention of the easement no longer serves any useful public purpose. [Ord. 25-15 § 1, 2015].

12.60.020 Public utility easement relinquishment process.

Requests for easement relinquishments shall be initiated at the community development department. Community development shall route the application materials to all city departments (police, finance and public works), as well as Benton County Fire District No. 4, city attorney and mayor. Once approved by each department, the easement relinquishment form (signed by the mayor) will then be given back to the applicant for recording at Benton County. Four copies of the recorded document shall be returned back to community development within 30 days of issuance or else the easement relinquishment becomes null and void. Copies shall be provided to the city clerk, public works department and two copies at community development (one copy retained within the easement relinquishment file and one copy within the property address file). [Ord. 25-15 § 1, 2015].

12.60.030 Public access easement relinquishment process.

Requests for easement relinquishments shall be initiated at the community development department. Community development shall route the application materials to all city departments (police, finance and public works), as well as Benton County Fire District No. 4, city attorney and mayor. Once a recommendation is obtained from each department, the easement relinquishment application will then be provided to the city council at the next available city council meeting. The city council shall determine whether or not the relinquishment shall occur and, if so, shall direct the mayor to sign the relinquishment form. Once signed by the mayor, the relinquishment form will then be given back to the applicant for recording at Benton County. Four copies of the recorded document shall be returned back to community development within 30 days of issuance or else the easement relinquishment becomes null and void. Copies shall be provided to the city clerk, public works department and two copies at community development (one copy retained within the easement relinquishment file and one copy within the property address file). [Ord. 25-15 § 1, 2015].