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Shoreline Master Program Update

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7/21/2023  -  Washington State Dept. of Ecology Public Comment Period: August 8, 2023 – September 8, 2023  (Westport Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review Amendment) 
The following accouncement came fom the Department of Ecology and is copied here for informational purposes.
Westport Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review Amendment
Public Comment Period: August 8, 2023 – September 8, 2023
The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) seeks comments on the City of Westport (City) Periodic Review Amendment to its Shoreline Master Program (SMP). Authority for the amendment is based on Washington’s Shoreline Management Act...
The City Council adopted Resolution 892 in June 2023 adopting amendments to the City's SMP.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to this effort!
Please note that the City's ADOPTION of the changes does not mean the document has been approved or put into effect.  Instead, APPROVAL from the Department is pending.
The City recieved a written confrmation on July 7, 2023 that the submittal for a periodic review amendment met all the requirements of WAC 173-26-110. ...
The City of Westport's Planning Commission public hearing on the SMP held April 18, 2023 was well-attended.   The slides used by presenter Nicole Stickney (AHBL) are available to view at this link.  Additionally, the meeting recording is here:  AV Capture All
The 30-day comment period officially closed on April 19, 2023 and many comments were recieved.  The Comments are availalbe under "Public Participation Materials" portion of the "LIBRARY" portion of this...
4/14/2023  -  Zoom Meeting Instructions   (For Public Hearing April 18, 2023) 
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Topic: City of Westport SMP Public Hearing
Time: Apr 18, 2023 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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4/14/2023  -  Proposed Additional Changes dated 4/14/2023  (New Materials Added) 
On April 14, 2023 the City circulated a memo as prepared by AHBL, Inc. addressing "Proposed additional changes to the Westport SMP draft document."  
The memo discusses the small set of additional proposed changes to the Westport Shoreline Master Program (SMP) as requested by the City. These changes are intended to be incorporated into the draft Westport SMP document dated March 14, 2023 (prepared for the Periodic Review). This memo describes the proposed minor, changes and discuss...
3/20/2023  -  Documents Available for Review and Comment   
Westport 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 173-26-104 WAC. The City has prepared draft Shoreline Master Program (SMP) amendments to be consistent with state law, local  local plans, regulations, and other changed local circumstances. Proposed...
Check the "Events" tab on this site to see important upcoming dates for a Comment Period, SEPA Environmental Review and the joint Public Hearing which has been scheduled.
3/13/2023  -  Public Participation Plan Adopted   
The City of Westport is undertaking a periodic review of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP), as required by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act (SMA), RCW 90.58.080(4). The SMA requires each SMP be reviewed and revised, if needed, on an eight-year schedule established by the Legislature. The schedule directs Grays Harbor and all its cities to complete periodic reviews by June 30, 2023 (as amended to match with grant funding timelines). The review ensures the SMP stays current with...
Your input is valuable in this process. At this time the City is developing a project contact list of agencies, stakeholders, partners, and property owners for notifications of future public meetings and/ or hearings such as the one that will be held in April 2023.
If you would like to be included in this list, please provide the City’s consultant with your name, affiliation (if any), and preferred contact information (mailing address or email address):Helen Stanton, Project PlannerAHBL,...
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