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A. Shoreline subdivisions vested with complete application after the effective date of this chapter, temporary lodging, and multifamily uses shall be served by no more than one (1) joint use dock.

B. Docks, piers, long-term moorage, and vehicular boat launches are prohibited on the Pilchuck River.

C. No dock, pier, moorage, buoy, float or launching facility authorized by this chapter shall interfere with safe navigation, or normal public use of the water. All such facilities shall be located and managed in a manner that minimizes impacts to aquatic habitat.

D. Applications for piers and docks on the Snohomish River shall include an assessment of impacts on anadromous salmon habitat, and a mitigation plan addressing any impacts expected from the project. Compensatory mitigation shall be provided for impacts that cannot be avoided through design and siting.

E. Prior to issuance of a permit for a pier or dock on the Snohomish River, the applicant shall provide evidence of all required state and federal permits.

F. Boat lifts may be approved by conditional use permit with a demonstration that no net loss of ecological functions or significant impacts to shoreline views will occur.

G. Docks and piers serving residential uses shall be subject to the requirements of subsections F through I of this section, or shall demonstrate that the project provides an equal or greater degree of protection of ecological functions and anadromous species habitat. For the purposes of meeting this requirement, the Planning Director, or designee, may require a critical area report to determine whether the project is adequately protective.

H. Except as otherwise provided in this section, only one (1) dock, pier, moorage, buoy, float, or launching facility may be permitted for each parcel developed with a single-family dwelling, and only if the applicant demonstrates there is no other feasible option for shared use facilities.

I. New residential development of two (2) or more adjacent lots or two (2) or more residential units shall have no more than one (1) dock and shall allow for joint use rather than one (1) dock for each unit, unless demonstrated to be infeasible.

J. Skirting is prohibited on any pier or dock.

K. Water surface coverage by docks (defined by the outside dimensions of all over-water portions of the floats, ramps, and ells, regardless of surface materials used) shall be limited as follows:

1. A dock serving only one (1) residential waterfront lot shall not exceed four hundred eighty (480) square feet;

2. A dock serving two (2) residential waterfront lots shall not exceed seven hundred (700) square feet; and

3. A dock serving three (3) or more residential waterfront lots shall not exceed one thousand (1,000) square feet.

L. Wood treated with toxic compounds shall not be used for decking, pilings, or other in-water components. Tires shall not be used on moorage facilities. Foam material may be used if fully encapsulated.

M. No private moorage or other structure waterward of the ordinary high water mark, including structures attached thereto, shall be closer than twelve (12) feet to any adjacent property line except when there is a mutual agreement of adjoining property owners.

N. No covered dock, pier, covered moorage, covered float, or other covered structure is permitted waterward of the ordinary high water mark. (Ord. 2336, 2018)

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