November 20, 2015 by islandersvoice1
The following is a summary of the contents of two recent emails received from Colin Maycock of the county’s Department of Community Development about the public hearing to be held at 9:15 am on November 30, 2015 to receive comments about the proposed update to the existing shoreline master program (SMP). Those unable to attend can submit comments via mail to the address indicated below through November 30.
Summary of Emails from Colin Maycock
The Council’s public hearing to take comments and consider the proposed update to the San Juan County Shoreline Master Program has been scheduled. Links to all the appropriate documents can be found at the bottom of this email.
Notice of Public Hearing on
An Ordinance Repealing Chapter 18.50 SJCC and Official Land Use and Shoreline Maps; Adopting New Shoreline Master Program Regulations, Official Land Use and Shoreline Maps, and a Shoreline Restoration Plan; and Amending Section B, Element 3 of the Comprehensive Plan and Chapters 18.20, 18.60 and 18.80 SJCC.
The San Juan County Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Shoreline Master Program (SMP) update. The hearing will begin at 9:15 a.m. on November 30, 2015, in the County Council Chambers, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor. Interested parties are encouraged to attend and provide comment. The official comment period on the proposed SMP update is Wednesday, November 11, 2015 through November 30, 2015.
San Juan County’s SMP was originally adopted in 1976. To comply with the Shoreline Management Act (SMA), the County is updating its SMP to reflect changes in the SMA and guidelines adopted by the State legislature since 2003. To achieve coordinated shoreline management statewide, oversight and approval authority over local programs is the responsibility of the Washington State Department of Ecology.
The SMP regulates all development within shoreline jurisdiction. The SMP regulates all development, structures and uses including, commercial, industrial, institutional and residential developments. It also regulates grading and vegetation management, critical areas, flood zones, public access, aquaculture, boating facilities, shoreline stabilization, forestry and log dumps, recreational facilities, transportation, utilities and restoration actions.
All persons wishing to be heard on this matter are encouraged to attend the hearing. Written comments may be submitted in advance of the hearing by mail or by delivery in person. Please deliver five (5) copies of all written comments to the Clerk of the San Juan County Council at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250 or mail to 355 Court Street, #1 Friday Harbor, WA. Written comments may be presented at the hearing. The ordinances are filed at the Office of the County Council, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA and may be inspected and copies obtained at the Council offices during each business day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The proposed ordinance may also be viewed 24 hours a day at the County website at http://www. sanjuanco.com/Council/PendingOrdinances.aspx.
A copy of the proposed ordinance will be mailed without charge upon request. For more information please contact the Clerk of the County Council at 360-370-7472.
The public hearing draft of the Ordinance can be found at http://www.sanjuanco.com/CDP/docs/SMP/2015-11-10_DCD__Maycock_ORD_CC_PH.pdf
The public hearing draft of the goals and policies can be found at http://www.sanjuanco.com/CDP/docs/SMP/2015-08-26_PC_Staff_and_CC_SMP_Draft-GPs_No6_final_edit_pn_and_cm_reviewed.pdf
The public hearing draft of the Restoration Plan can be found at: http://www.sanjuanco.com/CDP/docs/SMP/2015-07-16_DCD_Staff_Draft_3_Restoration_with_appendix_and_maps.pdf
The public hearing draft of the proposed San Juan Shoreline Designation changes can be found at: http://www.sanjuanco.com/CDP/docs/SMP/2015-11-10_Peihl_San_Juan_Landuse_with_Proposed_SMP_PH.pdf
The public hearing draft of the proposed Orcas Shoreline Designation changes can be found at: http://www.sanjuanco.com/CDP/docs/SMP/2015-11-10_Peihl_Orcas_Landuse_with_Proposed_SMP_PH.pdf
The public hearing draft of the proposed Lopez Shoreline Designation changes can be found at: http://www.sanjuanco.com/CDP/docs/SMP/2015-11-10_Peihl_Lopez_Landuse_with_Proposed_SMP_PH.pdf
The staff report that attends the SMP update public hearing draft can be found at: http://www.sanjuanco.com/CDP/docs/SMP/2015-11-07_DCD_Report_Maycock_with_Attachment.pdf