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20.770.060 Tree, Vegetation, and Soil Plan Review Procedure.
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A. Timeline and action.

1. Tree permit applications submitted separate from a development application shall be processed as a Type I action within the timelines and procedures established by Section 20.210.040 VMC (Decision-Making) except that a notice of applications shall be posted on the site as required by 20.770.060(B)(1) VMC.

2. Tree permit applications submitted with a Type II or Type II development application shall be consolidated with the minor or major application and processed within the timelines and procedures established by Chapter 20.210.040 VMC for Type II and Type III actions.

B. Public Notice.

1. For tree permit applications and plans submitted separate from a development application, a notice of application shall be posted on the site within seven (7) calendar days after the application is accepted as fully complete. The notice shall be posted in a place on the property that is clearly visible to passersby. The notice of application shall contain the name of the applicant, a description of the tree removal proposal, the case number assigned by the City of Vancouver, and the name and phone number of the city staff person assigned to review the application. The notice shall remain on the site for a period of fourteen (14) calendar days.

2. For tree permit applications and plans submitted with a Type II or III development application, public notice shall be provided as required by Section 20.210.040 VMC (Decision-Making).

C. Permit Duration. A permit issued under this Chapter shall be valid for 180 days or the duration of the associated development permit or approval. The Planning Official may authorize a 180-day extension.

D. Permit Amendments. The permittee may request an amendment to an approved permit. In addition, the Director may require minor project changes to protect drainage-ways, sensitive areas, floodplains (VMC 20.740) and wellhead protection areas, and adjoining property and structures from damage or to alleviate hazardous conditions as they relate to the trees. (Ord. M-4179 § 82, 2016; Ord. M-3847 § 10, 2007; Ord. M-3840 § 31, 2007; Ord. M-3643, 2004) (Ord. M-4179 § 82, 2016; Ord. M-3847 § 10, 2007; Ord. M-3840 § 31, 2007; Ord. M-3643, 2004; Ord. M-3286 § 1, 1997.)

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