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GMA NOTICE OF ADOPTIONPURSUANT TO RCW 36.70A.130THE GROWTH MANAGEMENT ACT
Completion of periodic review and update of development regulations related to critical areas.
On August 15, 2017, the Board of Island County Commissioners, pursuant to RCW 36. 70A.130 which requires a periodic review and update of comprehensive plans and development regulations, through Ordinance C-86-17 [PLG-009-17], amended the Critical Areas Ordinance and repealed sections 17.02 and 17.02A ICC and amended section 17.02B ICC, other related provisions, and Agricultural Best Management Practices for Existing and Ongoing Agriculture. Additionally, the Board of Island County Commissioners, through Ordinance C-87-17 [PLG-010-17] adopted the Island County Surface Water Quality Monitoring Plan as part of the Critical Areas Ordinance Periodic review. The review and amendment of the Critical Areas Ordinance and related provisions satisfy the requirements established under RCW 36.70A.130 and the decision issued by the Growth Management Hearings Board of Western Washington on April 14, 2017, ordering completion and setting a timeline (extension granted on June 27, 2017) for a review and revision of policies and development regulations relating to critical areas.
Any appeal of the above action alleging non-compliance with the Growth Management Act must be commenced by the filing of a petition that includes a detailed statement of issues presented for resolution by the Board. The petition must be filed no later than October 22, 2017, or 60 days after the date of publication in the legal newspaper for Island County, with the following:
Western WashingtonGrowth Management Hearings Board905 – 24th Way SW, Suite B-2P.O. Box 40953Olympia, WA 98504-0953
To view a copy of the complete ordinances, please visit Island County Planning Department's website at:
TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE AUGUST 23, 2017, ISSUE OF THE WHIDBEY NEWS TIMES/SW RECORD