ORDINANCE NO. 325

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF SOUTH PRAIRIE, PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 285, RE-ESTABLISHING THE REQUIRING THE INSTALLATION OF CONCRETE SIDEWALKS, FIVE FEET IN WIDTH, AS A REQUIREMENT FOR A SHORT PLAT, LONG PLAT, OR BUILDING PERMIT FOR A SUBSTANTIAL PROJECT.

Whereas, much of the town has already been platted, and Whereas, prior platting requirements 'did not require the installation of sidewalks, and

Whereas, for public health, safety and welfare sidewalks are necessary to separate pedestrian traffic from vehicular traffic, and

Whereas, the requirement of construction of a five foot in width concrete sidewalk is reasonable and is necessary to make for safe conditions of the citizens, and

Whereas, the requirement is in harmony with the Comprehensive Plan, and

Whereas, the requirement of a five foot in width sidewalk is reasonable to integrate and match all sidewalks together, and

Whereas, this requirement does not have an adverse environmental impact.

Now, therefore, the Town Council of the Town of South Prairie, Pierce County, Washington do ordain as follows:

Section 1: As a condition for any short plat or long plat, or the issuance of a building permit for a substantial project, will

require the construction of a concrete sidewalk, five feet in width.

Section 2: A building permit for a substantial project shall be a project where the cost of the entire project is equal to or greater than 50% of the county assessed value of the structures on the property.

Section 3: If any provision of this ordinance is held invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and affect.

Section 4: This ordinance shall take affect and be in force five (5) days from and after its passage, approval and publication as required by law.

INTRODUCED:          8/6/96

PASSED:                     9/3/96

APPROVED:               9/3/96

PUBLISHED:              9/11/96

 
Mayor Dale P. Stubbs

 

Attested:

Marla Nevill  

Acting Town Clerk

Michael J. Reynolds Town Attorney