ORDINANCE NO. 231

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF SOUTH PRAIRIE, PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON CREATING PROCEDURES FOR LOT LINE ADJUSTMENTS

WHEREAS, requests by the public have necessitated the establishment of the definition and procedures for a lot line adjustment for the orderly development of real estate within the Town which is necessary for the public health, safety and welfare.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Town Council of the Town of South Prairie, Pierce County, Washington do ordain as follows:

Section 1: Definition: The boundary lines separating two or more lots of record may be adjusted under provisions of this ordinance; provided, that such adjustment:

 a. Will not result in the creation of any additional lot, tract, parcel, site or division; and

b.       Will not create any lot, tract, parcel, site or division which contains insufficient area and dimensions to meet the requirements of the zoning ordinance of the Town; and

c.       Will not adversely affect access, easements or drainfields; and

d.       Will be consistent with applicable health, building or similar regulations.

Section   2: Application: Application for a lot line adjustment shall be made in writing to the Town and shall be submitted to the building official together with applicable fee and two copies of the plan, drawn to scale and accurately dimensioned, shading the following information:

a.       The proposed lot line for the affected lots, indicated by heavy solid lines; and

b.       Existing lot lines proposed to be changed, indicated by heavy broken lines; and

c.       Location of all structures existing upon the affected lots; and

d.       Location and dimensions of any drainfield, easement or right of way existing within or adjacent to any affected-lot; and

e.       The area and dimensions of each lot following the proposed adjustment; and

f.       The existing and, if applicable, proposed future method of sewage disposal for each affected lot.Ordinance No.: 231

 

Section 3: Review: The building official shall forward one copy of the proposed lot line adjustment plan to the planning commission for its approval or disapproval, which shall then forward its decision to the applicant, the applicant shall then record the lot line adjustment with Pierce County within thirty (30) days or the lot line adjustment shall be null and void.

Section 4: Appeal: An aggrieved person may appeal the decision of the Planning Commission on a lot line adjustment to the Town Council by filing the appeal in writing, within thirty (30) days of the decision of the Planning Commission.

Section 5: If any provision of this ordinance is determined to be unenforceable or invalid for any reason, the remaining provisions shall remain in force and affect.

Section 6: This ordinance shall take affect and be in force five (5) days from and after its passage, approval and publication as required by law.

Mayor Dale P. Stubbs

INTRODUCED: 8/6/91

PASSED:   8/6/91

APPROVED: 8/6/91

PUBLISHED: 9/4/91

Attested:

Karen K. Barnhart. Town Clerk

 

Approved as to Form:

Michael J. Reynolds Town Attorney