Upon submittal of the Notice of Intention, the Boundary Review Board will:
Ensure the application is complete.
Prepare a staff analysis of the proposal.
Circulate the Notice of Intention to other affected governments and agencies for a 45 day comment period.
Review the Notice of Intention at a Board meeting to determine compliance with:
Boundary Review Board Criteria (RCW 36.93.180)
Cowlitz County Comprehensive Plan
Take action to approve, deny or modify the application.
Action by the Boundary Review Board may be administrative, or there may be a public hearing. A public hearing is required if jurisdiction is invoked. A public hearing can be requested by the following means:
Request of the applicant;
Request by three members of the Boundary Review Board;
By any governmental unit affected by the action, or the Board of County Commissioners;
Petition signed by 5% of the registered voters residing within the area which is being considered for the proposed action;
Petition by the owner or owners of property consisting of 5% of the assessed valuation within such area;
Petition by 5% of the registered voters who deem themselves affected by the action and reside within one-quarter mile of the proposed action, but not within the jurisdiction proposing the action, and the majority of the members of the Boundary Review Board concurs.