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    Shelton, WA 98584

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Shoreline Master Program Update

 

Mason County is in the final process of updating its Shoreline Master Program (SMP), which regulates land use and development within 200 feet from rivers, lakes, and marine shorelines. Mason County has over 709 miles of shoreline that are protected by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act (SMA) and by the Mason County SMP.

 

Update Status

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Mason County Commissioners will hold a public hearing at the Mason County Courthouse Building I, Commission Chambers, 411 North Fifth Street, Shelton, WA 98584 on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017, at 9:30 A.M.

SAID HEARING will be to consider adoption of the revised Mason County Shoreline Master Program (17.50 MCC), revised Chapter IX (Shoreline Management) of the Comprehensive Plan, revised Resource Ordinance (8.52 MCC), and revised Title 15.

If you have questions, please contact Kell Rowen (360) 427-9670, Ext. 365. If special accommodations are needed, please contact the Commissioners' office, 427-9670, Ext. 419.

 

After six years, countless public meetings and workshops and four public hearings, the Board of County Commissioners adopted a Resolution with the intent to adopt an Ordinance that will repeal and replace the Shoreline Master Program, Environmental Designations Map, Resource Ordinance and the Development Code.

 

The Washington State Department of Ecology (ECY) is now into their formal review process of the County’s updated plans, which includes a 30-day comment period, to ensure the updates are consistent with RCW 90.58 (The SMA). Check HERE for details. Once ECY completes their review, Mason County will have an opportunity to make final edits, if necessary, before the BOCC holds their final hearing to adopt the Ordinance to repeal and replace the updated plans and map.

 

AMENDED DOCUMENTS

 

STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT

 

REPORTS AND MAPS

 

STAFF REPORTS

 

MEETING MINUTES

 

RESOLUTION

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

COMMENTS

There were an extensive number of comments submitted to the County during the SMP update period. Please click here to request access to our ftp site where you can view the full record.

 

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

To ask a question, provide comment, or to receive information regarding the Shoreline Master Program Update, call Kell (McAboy) Rowen at (360) 427-9670 Ext. 365 or click here to send us a message.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION