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Considerations regarding any division of property which creates a parcel below 20-acres in size and falls under the jurisdiction of Boundary County Planning and Zoning. The following procedures have been adopted to allow processing. Note: Commissioner approval does NOT automatically record the final plat.
1. If an applicant meets the criteria for a parcel split (simple or ptimitive) or a parcel line adjustment (see Section 20.; a minimum requirement is that each resulting parcel must be equal to at least 5 acres and must be equal to or exceed the standard net density for the zone in which it lies) the Administrator can satisfy the approval process and issue a permit for a Parcel Split or Parcel Line Adjustment. All other applications to divide property, create a subdivision or make a lot line adjustment requires a Preliminary Plat.
11.5. Preliminary Plat Requirements: Preliminary plats submitted for consideration of establishing a platted subdivision shall be drawn to a scale of not less than one (1) inch to two hundred (200) feet, and shall include a north point and graphic scale. The map will, at minimum:
11.5.1. Provide the proposed name of the subdivision, so as not to duplicate any name currently in use.
11.5.2. Accurately describe and propose names, as approved by County GIS Mapping, for all streets, alleys and other routes of access, with widths, courses and grades clearly shown.
11.5.3. The names of any special purpose districts serving the area where the subdivision is to be proposed or which are anticipated to serve the proposed subdivision, including but not limited to school districts, water and sewer districts, fire districts and irrigation districts.
11.5.4. The profile of each street, road or alley intended for dedication or conveyance to Boundary County, showing tentative grades and cross sections showing widths of roads, culverts, ditches, sidewalks and other features as applicable. All roads proposed for dedication or conveyance shall be designed, constructed and surfaced to standards established in the current Boundary County Road Standards Manual, and approved by Boundary County Road and Bridge prior to acceptance.
11.5.5. The location of important infrastructure features within or adjacent to the proposed subdivision, including but not limited to railroad lines, existing roads and easements, existing sanitary sewers, wells, water lines, utility easements, private easements, irrigation or drainage structures, storm drains or storm water control improvements, culverts, electrical lines, telephone lines, etc., and include the name of each company, utility district or individual providing easement or service.
11.5.6. The location and nature of important topographical features within or adjacent to the proposed subdivision, including but not limited to water courses, riparian areas, wetlands, special or hazardous areas, and public parks, traditional recreation areas, greenbelts or open spaces.
11.5.7. Define all lots proposed, including lots to be restricted, numbered consecutively by lot and/or block, showing the exterior boundaries by distance and bearing and including the actual size, in acreage, of each lot proposed.
11.5.8. Include inset or separate sheet depicting the general characteristics of the area in which the subdivision is proposed, to include adjacent or nearby platted subdivisions.
11.5.9. Include inset or separate sheet depicting the general topography of the ground proposed for platting.
2. Upon receipt of a completed application the administrator will provide copies of the application and preliminary plat to the County Assessor, Treasurer, Road and Bridge, GIS Mapping, and Weeds Department. These agencies will respond to the administrator with any issues or concerns.
3. If NOT an application for Subdivision Class = Clustered, Commercial/Industrial, Mixed Use or Urban, proceed to step 5.
4. Administrator schedules a Planning & Zoning Hearing and provides the Planning & Zoning Commission with a copy of the application, the preliminary plat, a staff analysis and any public written comment received. In addition the Administrator will at minimum provide:
220.127.116.11.1. A summary of the development proposed, including the type subdivision.
18.104.22.168.2. The specifics of the site on which platting is proposed, including parcel number(s), parcel size, zone district designation, surrounding zone district designations and surrounding land uses.
22.214.171.124.3. Overlay zones, hazardous areas or special sites affected by the application.
126.96.36.199.4. Other agency approvals that might be required prior to the onset of development.
188.8.131.52.5. A listing of applicable provisions of this ordinance, including standards.
Based on the recommendation of the Planning & Zoning Commission, written findings will be rendered. If the recommendation is to approve or the applicant wishes to appeal the recommendation, proceed to step 5. Otherwise the application is denied.
5. The Administrator schedules a County Board of Commissioners Hearing and provides the County Commissioners with a copy of the application, the preliminary plat, a staff analysis, any public comment received and, if continuing from a Planning & Zoning Hearing, the findings and Recommendation resultant from that process. In addition the Administrator will at minimum provide:
184.108.40.206.1. A summary of the development proposed, including the type subdivision.
220.127.116.11.2. The specifics of the site on which platting is proposed, including parcel number(s), parcel size, zone district designation, surrounding zone district designations and surrounding land uses.
18.104.22.168.3. Overlay zones, hazardous areas or special sites affected by the application.
22.214.171.124.4. Other agency approvals that might be required prior to the onset of development.
126.96.36.199.5. Comprehensive plan considerations.
188.8.131.52.6. A listing of applicable provisions of this ordinance, including standards.
6. If the County Board of Commissioners approves the application and confirms approval for the final plat, the Final Plat will be drawn according to Section 11.7. Final Plat Requirements. Note: Commissioner approval does NOT automatically record the final plat.
Exemptions from Subdivision Requirements:
The following divisions of land are exempt from subdivision requirements:
1. Parcels are created for lease solely for the purpose of agricultural or silvicultural production and harvest.
2. Parcels are created for mineral, oil or gas leases.
3. Parcels are created for the placement of government services, public utilities or rights-of-way.
4. Parcels are divided for the sole purpose of burial or interment within an approved cemetery.
5. Parcels are established through testamentary provisions or the laws of descent, provided documentation is provided the administrator in order to identify parcels so created.
6. Divisions of land ordered by a court of competent authority in Boundary County, provided documentation is provided the administrator in order to identify parcels so created.
7. Division of a single portion of a parcel for the sole purpose of obtaining financing, provided the portion encumbered and the remainder remain under single ownership and that both parcels so created consolidate again into a single parcel upon satisfaction of the debt; or, in the event of foreclosure, documentation from the lender be provided the administrator in order to identify parcels so created.