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A. Plat alterations are Type III permits and shall be processed as outlined in LMC 18A.20.080 and RCW 58.17.215.

B. Upon receipt of an application for alteration, the legislative body shall provide notice of the application to all owners of property within the subdivision, and as provided for in RCW 58.17.080 and 58.17.090. The notice shall either establish a date for a public hearing or provide that a hearing may be requested by a person receiving notice within 14 days of receipt of the notice.

C. The Hearing Examiner shall determine the public use and interest in the proposed alteration and may deny or approve the application for alteration. If any land within the alteration is part of an assessment district, any outstanding assessments shall be equitably divided and levied against the remaining lots, parcels, or tracts, or be levied equitably on the lots resulting from the alteration. If any land within the alteration contains a dedication to the general use of persons residing within the subdivision, such land may be altered and divided equitably between the adjacent properties.

D. After approval of the alteration, the City of Lakewood shall order the applicant to produce a revised drawing of the approved alteration of the final plat or short plat, which, after signature of the City of Lakewood Community and Economic Development Director, shall be filed with the county auditor to become the lawful plat of the property. [Ord. 738 § 2 (Exh. A), 2020.]