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   Code Revisions for Ebey's Reserve Adopted June 11th

The Board adopted revisions to the Ebey's Reserve Historic Preservation Commission (ICC 17.04A.060) after a public hearing on June 11th.  View the ordinance here.

For more information, visit the project page at: 

www.IslandCountyWA.gov/Planning/Pages/WP19_Ebeys.aspx

 

  FEMA Door 2 Code Revisions Adopted June 11th  

The Board adopted new voluntary standards for property owners in the Special Flood Hazard Area after a public hearing on June 11th. These voluntary standards provide for a more streamlined permitting option.

For more information on this project, visit:

www.IslandCountyWA.gov/Planning/Pages/WP19_FEMADoor2.aspx

 

  June 18th Public Hearing for Freeland Development Regulations

The Board will hold a public hearing at 10 am on June 18th to consider an ordinance adopting the Freeland Zoning Code.  The ordinance will include all related updates necessary to the adoption of the new code, including:

  • Cover Ordinance (C-49-19)
  • Exhibit A - Findings of Fact
  • Exhbit B - Amendments to the Freeland Subarea Plan
  • Exhibit C - Chapter 17.06 ICC (the Freeland Zoning Code) - REVISED, minor edits
  • Exhibit D - Amendments to Chapters 11.01, 11.02, 15.03, 16.06, 16.10, 16.15, 16.17, 16.19, and 17.03 ICC
  • Exhibits E & F - Amendments to the Island County Zoning Atlas and list of parcels to be rezoned

      For more information on this code project, visit:

www.IslandCountyWA.gov/Planning/Pages/WP17_FreelandRegs.aspx

 

    June 25th Public Hearing on Land Use Tables

The Board will hold a public hearing at 10 am on June 25th to adopt the code revisions related to how land uses are shown in Island County Code.  This consolodation project will simplify land use information from multiple sections, lists, and tables into three easy to use tables. 

For more information on this project, visit the project page at: 

www.IslandCountyWA.gov/Planning/Pages/WP19_LandUseTables.aspx 

 

 

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Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve

Learn more about Low Impact Development (LID)

Interactive Land Use / Zoning Web Map

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 Airport Land Use Capatibility Tools - Island County

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​The Latest Adopted Ordinances & Resolutions

  • C-55-18, signed by the Board of Island County Commissioners 5/08/18 clarifying certain county processes with regards to forest practices, surface water quality monitoring, and farm management plans
  • C-27-18, signed by the Board of Island County Commissioners 3/20/18 improving the Island County Code's alignment with State Forest Practices requirements.
  • C-110-17signed by the Board of Island County Commissioners 11/7/17 establishing the Island County Annual Update Docket.
  • C-87-17, signed by the Board of Island County Commissioners 8/15/17 adopting the Island County Surface Water Quality Monitoring Plan as a part of the Critical Areas Ordinance Periodic Review.
  • C-86-17, signed by the Board of Island County Commissioners 8/15/17 repealing Chapters 17.02 and 17.02A ICC, and amending Chapter 17.02B ICC, other related code provisions, and agricultural Best Management Practices for Existing and Ongoing Agriculture as a part of the Critical Areas Ordinance Periodic Review.
  • C-73-17, signed by the Board of Island County Commissioners 7/11/17 adopting amended Countywide Planning Policies (CWPPs) for the purpose of coordinating the GMA planning activities of the governments of Island County.
  • C-67-17signed by the Board of Island County Commissioners 6/13/17 detailing the County's substantial progress towards fulfillment of the requirements of the state mandated periodic update of the Critical Areas Ordinance.
  • C-49-17, signed by the Board of Island County Commissioners 5/23/17 amending Chapter 16.26 relating to the Island County Code to update the Comprehensive Plan Annual Docket Process    
  • C-12-17, signed by the Board of Island County Commissioners 2/7/17, regarding amending Island County Code to address Code clean-up items identified as part of an effort undertaken to improve County Code.
  • C-02-17, signed by the Board of Island County Commissioners 01/24/17, regarding Fish & Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas.
  • C-47-16, signed by the Board of Island County Commissioners 5/24/16, regarding the appeal process for certain land use decisions.
  • C-44-16, signed by the Board of Island County Commissioners 5/3/16, regarding Fish & Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas.
  • C-43-16, signed by the Board of Island County Commissioners 5/3/16, regarding minor housekeeping amendments to Island County Code.
  • New Shoreline Regulations, C-107-15, went into effect 1/19/16.
  • C-106-15, signed by the Board of Island County Commissioners 10/20/15, amending Development Regulations which apply to preexisting agricultural activities within Critical Area Overlay Zones. 

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Camano Island, WA 98282

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