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Shoreline Master Program Update

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Public Notice - SMP PERIODIC REVIEW  (Notice of proposed update, public hearing, comment period, etc.)  8/30/2022




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Montesano is proposing to update the City’s adopted Shoreline Master Program.  The City and the Washington Dept. of Ecology (Ecology) are accepting comments on a periodic review in accordance with RCW 90.58.080(4) and pursuant to the joint review process set forth in WAC 173-26-104.  The city has prepared draft Shoreline Master Program (SMP) amendments to be consistent with state law, city plans, regulations, and other changed local circumstances.  Proposed amendments to the SMP are limited to changes to the Shoreline Management Act and related rules, and some limited modifications to reflect changes to local circumstances. Public comments will be accepted from September 19, 2022 to October 19, 2022. Send comments to City staff contact Mike Olden (contact information provided below). Comments sent to the city will be forwarded to the Dept. of Ecology.

The proposal and related document are available for review on the following project website:

https://www.ezview.wa.gov/site/alias__1788/34990/updates.aspx   (or https://tinyurl.com/MontesanoSMP)

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Environmental Review (SEPA) is being conducted on the proposal and a Revised Determination of Non-significance (DNS) was issued on August 25, 2022.  There is no comment period.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Planning Commission and the Washington Dept. of Ecology (Ecology) will hold a joint public hearing on the proposal. The hearing is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at Montesano City Hall in the Council Chambers

Note:  The hearing was originally scheduled to take place in September but had to be re-scheduled.

If you have any questions about the proposed amendments, the SEPA determination, or public hearings, please contact the City Clerk’s Office. The meeting packet, including the staff report will be available the Thursday preceding the meeting.

  • The City’s staff contact is Mike Olden, P.E. - Director of Public Works/Community Development, at360-249-3939 or molden@montesano.us (or mail to City Hall attn. Mike Olden)
  • The City’s consultant (technical) contact is Nicole Stickney, AICP at (509) 316-7131 or nstickney@ahbl.com
  • The Ecology staff contact is Tess Brandon, AICP - Senior Shoreline Planner, at tess.brandon@ecy.wa.gov
  • Montesano City Hall is located at 112 North Main Street, Montesano, WA 98563 and the telephone number is (360) 249-3021


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