Greetings Interested Parties,

 

STATE COMMENT PERIOD

As you may know, the WA Dept. of Ecology opened a 30-day public comment period on the Locally Approved SMP, including an open house and public hearing next Tuesday, April 20.  Learn more at the Ecology website, online at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/shorelines/smp/mycomments/jefferson.html

 

 

EPA GRANT

Our Dept. of Community Development has been selected as a finalist for federal EPA grant funds to create a new customer service desk that will provide educational information, staff consultation and permit application guidance.  The proposed Watershed Stewardship Resource Center (WSRC) will be an optional first step for those proposing new development activities, and an information hub for all interested citizens.  One component will be to provide easy-to-understand guidebooks and brochures about the new SMP, current critical area and stormwater regulations, non-regulatory best management practices, and more.  Learn more and review project documents on the County website, online at http://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/Default.htm.  

 

 

CODE INTERPRETATION

Also, the State Legislature recently changed the law to clarify the relationship between shoreline and critical area regulations.  In response, Jefferson County has issued a code interpretation to explain how ESB 1653 will affect local permitting.  Primarily, permit and approval applications received on or after March 18, 2010 will be affected.  Learn more from the County’s UDC webpage (http://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/commdevelopment/udc/default.htm) and the correspondence below.

 

Best regards,

Michelle

 

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Michelle McConnell, Associate Planner - LRP Lead

Jefferson County Department of Community Development

 

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From: Stacie Hoskins
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 10:31 AM
To: #Planning Team
Subject: EHB 1653 Code Interpretation - GMA/SMA

 

Planning Team:

 

Please disseminate the attached code interpretation to any interested parties.

 

Thanks so much,

 

Stacie L. Hoskins 
Planning Manager

Jefferson County Department of Community Development
621 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone  360-379-4463
Fax 360-379-4451
shoskins@co.jefferson.wa.us

 

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From: Stacie Hoskins
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 10:30 AM
To: David Sullivan; Phil Johnson; John Austin; Philip Morley
Cc: David Alvarez
Subject: EHB 1653 Code Interpretation - GMA/SMA

 

Greetings Jefferson County Commissioners and County Administrator,

 

The attached Code Interpretation is in response to legislative adoption of EHB 1653 on March 18, 2010.  It affects the application of the critical areas ordinance within Jefferson County shoreline jurisdiction.

 

Key points:

 

Information is posted on the UDC web page, and you may click here for a direct link to the code interpretation online at the county web site.  Please contact the Department of Community Development with any comments, questions or concerns.

 

Best regards,

 

Stacie L. Hoskins 
Planning Manager

Jefferson County Department of Community Development
621 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone  360-379-4463
Fax 360-379-4451
shoskins@co.jefferson.wa.us

 

All e-mail sent to this address will be received by the Jefferson County e-mail system and may be subject to Public Disclosure under Chapter 42.56 RCW