Chapter 16.40


16.40.010    Violation—Denial of permits.

16.40.020    Violations—Penalties.

16.40.030    Enforcement.

16.40.040    Cost of enforcement section.

16.40.050    Review of decision.

16.40.060    Failure to act.

16.40.010 Violation—Denial of permits.

No building permit or other development permit shall be issued for any lot, tract or parcel of land divided in violation of RCW 58.17 or this title as now in effect or hereafter amended. (Ord. 449 Ch. X(A)(1), 1995)

16.40.020 Violations—Penalties.

Pursuant to RCW 58.17.300, any person, firm, corporation or association, or any agent of any person, firm, corporation or association who violates any provision of this title relating to the sale, offer for sale, lease or transfer of any lot, tract or parcel of land, is guilty of a civil infraction and shall be subject to the penalties, purchasers’ remedies and other legal sanctions authorized in this chapter and the zoning ordinance. (Ord. 449 Ch. X(A)(2), 1995)

16.40.030 Enforcement.

The town attorney, when authorized by the mayor and council, shall seek penalties, remedies, injunctions and other legal sanctions necessary for the enforcement of this title, will be governed by RCW 58.17.200, 58.17.210, 58.17.230, 58.17.300 and 58.17.320, which are adopted by reference. Injunctive remedies shall be available for enforcement of all chapters in this title. (Ord. 449 Ch. X(A)(3), 1995)

16.40.040 Cost of enforcement section.

In addition to costs and disbursements provided for by statute, the prevailing party in an action for abatement, a foreclosure action, or collection action under this code may, in the court’s discretion, be allowed interest and a reasonable attorney’s fee. The town attorney shall seek such costs, interest, and the reasonable attorney’s fees on behalf of the town when the town is the party. (Ord. 449 Ch. X(A)(4), 1995)

16.40.050 Review of decision.

Court review of any decision approving or disapproving any application authorized by any chapter of this title for unlawful, arbitrary, capricious or corrupt action or nonaction shall be governed by RCW 58.17.180, which is adopted by reference. (Ord. 449 Ch. X(A)(5), 1995)

16.40.060 Failure to act.

If in an instance the planning commission fails to act or carry out its responsibilities according to the regulations contained in this title, the town council shall assume all the duties of the planning commission as specified in this title relating to the application concerned. (Ord. 449 Ch. X(A)(6), 1995)