A. Filing Period. An application for final plat containing all of the required items shall be made within five years of the date of preliminary plat approval.
B. Administrative Review. The planning director shall review the proposed final plat for conformance with the preliminary plat approval by the city council. Upon approval, the director shall then forward the plans to the city engineer for review of the final plat and public improvement plans. Upon approval of the city engineer the director may authorize construction of the required improvements prior to final plat approval. Prior to filing the final plat for council action, the planning director shall make a determination that:
1. The final plat meets all approval requirements of the preliminary plat approval, this title, and state law;
2. The proposed final plat contains all of the necessary information;
3. A title insurance report confirms that the title of the land in the proposed subdivision is vested in the name of the owners having a title interest and whose signatures appear on the plat certificate;
4. The necessary public improvements have been installed consistent with the approved engineering plans and meeting of the city requirements and/or the developer has provided any required surety in a form acceptable to the city in an amount consistent with the required improvements.
C. Bonding. All required public improvements shall be made prior to final plat approval, unless a surety in an amount acceptable to the city is made. As provided by RCW 58.17.130, necessary improvements not completed prior to council approval of the final plat shall post a bond equal to one hundred fifty percent of the estimated cost of completion as approved by the city engineer. Improvements that may be bonded are limited to sidewalks, landscaping, street lighting and final pavement lifts.
D. Council Action. The council shall review the plat within thirty days of receiving an application and determine if the conditions of the preliminary plat approval have been met and that any required bonding is adequate to assure complete of the required improvements that have not been completed and accepted by the city.
E. Certification and Recording. Upon approval, the council shall certify its acceptance by authorizing the mayor to sign the plat. The director shall have the final plat recorded with county auditor.