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File #: 2021-0180    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 4/27/2021 In control: Hearing Examiner
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE denying the vacation of a portion of Richardson Road right of way, File V-2713; Petitioners: Richard Barron Steffen and Seana Loew Steffen.
Sponsors: Claudia Balducci
Indexes: Roads, Vacation
Attachments: 1. 2021-0180 Transmittal Letter, 2. 2021-0180 Department of Local Services Road Services Division County Road Engineer Report on Vacation Petition V-2713, 3. 2021-0180 Fiscal Note, 4. 2021-0180 Legislative Review Form
Drafter
Clerk 04/16/2021
Title
AN ORDINANCE denying the vacation of a portion of Richardson Road right of way, File V-2713; Petitioners: Richard Barron Steffen and Seana Loew Steffen.
Body
STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. A petition has been filed requesting vacation of a portion of Richardson Road right-of-way, hereinafter described as:
The northeasterly 15 feet of Richardson Road as shown in the Plat of Burton Acres, as per plat recorded in volume 21 of plats, on page 55, Records of King County, Washington.
2. The department of local services' records indicate that Richardson Road right of way is an unopened and unmaintained platted right of way located on Vashon Island abutting on the Puget Sound.
3. The department of local services' notified utility companies serving the area and King County departments of the proposed vacation and has been advised that Puget Sound Energy requires an easement over the vacation area and King County department of local services requires an access and drainage easement within the vacation area. The vacation shall not extinguish the rights of any utility company to any existing easements for facilities or equipment within the vacation area.
4. RCW 36.87.130 limits the rights of property owners to petition a county legislative body to vacate road rights-of-way that abut bodies of salt or freshwater.
5. Petitioners proposed an exchange of real property pursuant to RCW 36.34.330, conveying to King County a replacement right of way of equal size over the northeasterly 15 feet of the southwesterly 95 feet of Lot 4 of Block 16, Burton Acres as per plat recorded in Volume 21 of plats, on page 55, Records of King County, Together with second class tidelands.
6. The department of local services considers the subject portion of right-of-way useless as part of the county road system but recommends denial of the petition as vacation is prohibited under RCW 36.87.130 and an exchange of property under RCW 36.34.330 is not an exception to RCW ...

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