A cursory review of this information seems to indicate that the topic of this meeting will not affect property in our area. But, we’ve received notice of a public hearing in the County’s ongoing effort to comply with the Growth Management Act.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Thurston County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 5:30 p.m., in Room 280, Building 1 of the Thurston County Courthouse Complex, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502.
The purpose of the public hearing is to accept public comment on the following Growth Management Act (GMA) Compliance Action: proposed amendments to map M-15, Future Land Use and M-42, Designated Agriculture and Forest Lands of the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan as well as amendments to the official Thurston County Zoning Map. Amendments to these maps are being considered due to the Western Washington Growth Management Hearing Board’s (WWGMHB) April 22, 2009 Compliance Order requiring Thurston County to determine if additional land meets the County’s designation criteria for agricultural lands of long-term commercial significance. Parcels that meet the revised designation criteria may be rezoned to Long-Term Agriculture one dwelling unit per twenty acres or Nisqually Agriculture one dwelling unit per forty acres. The County may also consider modifying its designation criteria to exclude lands predominately covered by wetlands from being designated as agricultural lands of long-term commercial significance.
Thurston County Comprehensive Plan: Map M-15, Future Land Use and M-42, Designated Agriculture and Forest Lands may be amended to reflect the designation of additional agricultural lands of long-term commercial significance. Designation criteria for agricultural lands of long-term commercial significance may be modified to exclude lands predominately covered by wetlands.
Official Zoning Map of Thurston County, Washington. The Official Zoning Map may be amended to reflect the designation of additional long-term agricultural lands of commercial significance.
Information regarding the proposed changes is available by contacting Olivia Terwilleger at (360) 754-3355 ext. 5477, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting the Permit Assistance Center at Thurston County Development Services Department at the address shown below.
Those wishing to testify should appear and be heard. If unable to attend, written comments regarding the proposed amendments may be mailed to Olivia Terwilleger, Development Services Department, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502. Written comments must be received by the close of the hearing on June 23, 2009.
If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please call (360) 754-4001 by 10:00 a.m. at least three days prior to the meeting. Ask for the ADA Coordinator. Citizens with hearing impairment may call the TDD line at (360) 786-5489.
For more information click here to, visit the County’s web pages on the Growth Management Act.