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Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Public Works Development Section is responsible for the review of engineering
and survey requirements for land development applications including preliminary
and final subdivisions, master plan developments, and addressing. Compliance with
applicable federal, state, and local development regulations require the review
of design elements for roadways, drainage systems, erosion control, addressing,
and plat recording.
The evaluation of preliminary subdivisions includes the review of
environmental impact statements, field inspections, coordination with other
departments and government jurisdictions, and preparation of engineering
recommendations for public hearings. The review of engineering plans includes an
evaluation of roadway designs, drainage systems, erosion control, trail plans,
variances, and environmental mitigation studies. The final recording of
subdivisions and the review of boundary line adjustments include the application
and knowledge of survey principles and practices.
The Development Section provides site inspections and approvals for
constructed public and private improvements. The primary emphasis is on roads,
drainage and erosion control site work. The Section's programs (site inspection,
warranty inspections, bond forfeiture, and engineering review of design plan
changes) deal with improvements related to the following permit/approval types:
subdivisions, commercial property, and clearing and grading of property. This
section also transfers privately developed public improvements to the county for
ownership and maintenance after final construction approval.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.