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
Acting Town Clerk
Michael J. Reynolds Town Attorney