CITY OF BLACK DIAMOND REVIEW PERIOD AND JOINT PUBLIC HEARING SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM

     Legal Notices / Posted 1 week ago by VOICE of the Valley

    CITY OF BLACK DIAMOND

    REVIEW PERIOD AND JOINT PUBLIC HEARING

    SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM

    The City of Black Diamond and Washington State Department of Ecology welcome comments on Shoreline Master Program. The drafts are available for review, and the city is accepting comments during the 30-day review period, and at the June 20, 2019 public hearing.  The following summarizes the City’s process for amending its SMP.

    •A “gap analysis,” based on Ecology’s checklist, was prepared that identified areas where the SMP is out of compliance with the current SMA Guidelines.

    •On May 7, 2019, the Planning Commission held a public hearing where it voted to recommend that the City Council approve the proposed amendments.

    •The Black Diamond City Council and Department of Ecology will be hosting a Public Hearing on June 20, 2019, at 6:00PM, in the Black Diamond Council Chambers (Police Station), 25510 Lawson St. Black Diamond, WA.

    Public Comments: 

    During the joint public comment period from May 14 through 5 p.m. on June 11, direct all written comments to Barbara Kincaid, AICP, Community Development Director (bkincaid@blackdiamondwa.gov).  All comments received prior to the public hearing on June 20th will be forwarded to the City Council.  At the public hearing, anyone may speak or submit written comments.  

    At the conclusion of the joint comment period, the city of Black Diamond will prepare a response to comments and determine whether changes to the SMP amendments are necessary.  Public comments and City of Black Diamond responses will be provided to Ecology.  After local adoption by the Black Diamond City Council, the SMP amendments will be formally submitted to Ecology for final action per WAC 13-26-104 and WAC 173-26-110. Ecology will review amendments for consistency with state laws and rules.  Ecology may either approve the program as adopted or may recommend changes necessary for approval.  

    For more information:

    You may view the official file at the Community Development Department or contact Barbara Kincaid, AICP, Community Development Director at (360) 851-4500.  More information is also available at the project web page.

    (Published VOICE of the Valley, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 and Tuesday, May 21, 2019)