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File #: 2021-0180    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/27/2021 In control: Hearing Examiner
On agenda: Final action: 10/12/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #: 19345
Title: AN ORDINANCE contingently approving the vacation of a portion of Richardson Road right of way on Vashon- Maury Island, file no. V-2713; Petitioners: Richard Barron and Seana Loew Steffen, and Glen and Erin Lemons.
Sponsors: Claudia Balducci
Indexes: Roads, Vacation
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19345, 2. A. Hearing Examiner Report Dated August 9, 2021, 3. 2021-0180 DLS Staff Report, 4. 2021-0180 Transmittal Letter, 5. 2021-0180 Department of Local Services Road Services Division County Road Engineer Report on Vacation Petition V-2713, 6. 2021-0180 Fiscal Note, 7. 2021-0180 Legislative Review Form, 8. 2021-0180 V-2713 Notice of Continued Hearing - for publication.doc, 9. David Spohr memo.pdf
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Clerk 09/30/2021
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AN ORDINANCE contingently approving the vacation of a portion of Richardson Road right of way on Vashon- Maury Island, file no. V-2713; Petitioners: Richard Barron and Seana Loew Steffen, and Glen and Erin Lemons.
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1. Richard Steffen and the late Seana Steffen, joined by Glen and Erin Lemons, filed a petition to vacate to the Steffen property a portion of Richardson Road right-of-way 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. Together with that portion of Richardson Road lying adjacent to Lot 4, Block 16 of said Plat of BURTON ACRES and westerly of a curve having a radius of 10 feet that is tangent to the northeasterly margin of Richardson Road and the southeasterly margin of SW Bayview Drive.
2. Petitioners proposed an exchange of real property, conveying to King County a replacement right of way of equal size over the northeasterly 15 feet of the southwesterly 95 feet of the Steffen property, 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.
3. The Richardson Road right of way is an unopened and unmaintained platted right of way located on Vashon-Maury Island abutting the Puget Sound.
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. RCW 36.34.330 allows counties to exchange property under certain circumstances.
5. The department of local services considers the subject portion of right-of-way useless as part of the county road system and otherwise worthy of vacation. However, because of conflicting authorities on how to harmonize those two RCW sections, it could not recommend approval.
6. Due notice was given in the manner provided by law. The office of the hearin...

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