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A. Upon receipt of a complete preliminary plat application, the Community and Economic Development Department shall begin its review of the application consistent with Chapter 36.70B RCW, and relevant provisions of the Lakewood Municipal Code. The Department shall transmit a copy of the plat map, easements, and application materials to relevant City departments, utilities providing services to the subdivision, and any other government agencies with jurisdiction as required by LMC 17.10.040. At a minimum, the Department shall transmit the application to the City Engineer, the Building Official, Lakewood Water District, Pierce County Sewer Utility, West Pierce Fire and Rescue, the appropriate electric utility provider, the Pierce County Assessor’s Office, and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The Community Development Director shall also transmit a copy of the application to other agencies with an interest in the project including, but not limited to, Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington State Department of Ecology, Joint Base Lewis McChord, and Camp Murray. The Community and Economic Development Department shall also issue a notice of application pursuant to LMC 18A.20.330 and shall commence environmental review under SEPA. Responsible agencies shall provide comments as provided in LMC 17.10.040.

B. The Hearing Examiner shall review all proposed preliminary plats and shall take such action thereon as to assure conformance of the proposed subdivision to the general purposes of the comprehensive plan and to planning standards and specifications as adopted by the City.

C. The decision by the Examiner is a final and conclusive decision. The Examiner’s written decision on the preliminary plat shall include findings and conclusions, based on the record, to support the decision. Each final decision of the Examiner shall be rendered within 10 working days following the conclusion of all testimony and hearings unless a longer period is mutually agreed to by the applicant and the Examiner. [Ord. 726 § 2(Exh. A), 2019; Ord. 591 § 28, 2015; Ord. 60 § 1, 1996.]