Vision Statement:

Our community’s Rural Character will be supported by facilitating strong local ties and communication between the public, organizations, and government; promoting locally owned businesses and supporting quality education; protecting the environment, and maintaining landowners’ rights and responsibilities; promoting controlled and well-planned growth with appropriate infrastructure; ensuring proper representation for rural interests and needs; and supporting the health and safety and the privacy of our vibrant community.

 

Puget Sound Regional Council VISION 2050 (p.40):

“Rural Areas are expected to retain important cultural, economic, and rural lifestyle opportunities in the region over the long term. They are not intended to be served with urban services or accommodate a significant amount of residential or employment growth. VISION 2050 calls for reduced rural population growth rates in all counties. Counties are encouraged to plan for even lower growth—where possible—than contained in the Regional Growth Strategy.”

 

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GMVUAC Monthly Meetings

2021

7:00 – 9:30 PM, MV Fire Station (SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169)

Rural Area Unincorporated Area Councils (UACs) and Associations (UAAs) and Organizations

The GMVUAC often works with these organizations on County-wide issues.

 

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Ask a question or express your interest:

GMVUAC
PO Box 111
Maple Valley WA 98038

King County Volunteer Program

Volunteer Opportunities

Including Parks, Trails, Cleanups

Announcements

Annual Operating Model Train Show

** The GMVUAC holds its annual operating model train show the third weekend of each October during the hours of 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday and from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Sunday at the Gracie Hansen Community Center, 27132 SE Ravensdale Way, Ravensdale.
** Our 22nd Annual Train Show, held on October 19-20, 2019, drew over 780 family members and friends — THANK YOU!

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Area Council Membership or Participation

Your Area Council serves as an all-volunteer, locally recognized advisory body to King County on behalf of all rural unincorporated area residents living in the Tahoma School District.

The twelve-seat Area Council currently has three open seats. If you have an interest in joining please send an e-mail to: info@gmvuac.org or attend a monthly meeting and express your interest.

Citizens who are not members of the Area Council or do not live within the Tahoma School District still are eligible to join and serve on any of the Area Council’s three major subject-matter Committees: Environment, Growth Management, or Transportation, as well as the Ad Hoc Economic, Public Relations, and Train Show Committees. The Area Council welcomes your participation.

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News

Asphalt Facility

Lakeside Industries, Inc. (LI) has proposed to King County DLS-Permitting (DLS-P) to move its Asphalt facility, currently located in the City of Covington along SR-18 at SE 256th St to a site along SR-169 (in close proximity to the Cedar River):  18825 SE Renton-Maple Valley Rd. Currently, DLS-P and LI continue to exchange questions and answers. On October 13, 2020 the GMVUAC submitted its formal Rebuttal to LI’s August 27, 2020, Response to both Public and King County comments.

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Cedar Hills Regional Landfill

On September 16, 2020, King County’s Solid Waste Division issued a Notice of Availability, Notice of Online Open House, and Request for Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), for the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill 2020 Site Development Plan and Facilities Relocation. Please visit the project website to review the Draft EIS documents. The GMVUAC submitted a detailed set of Comments on the Draft EIS CHRLF Site Development Plan on October 30, 2020, to King County’s Solid Waste Division. On February 8, 2021, the Area Council gave a Presentation to the Maple Valley City Council on King County’s potential future options for CHRLF closure or extension. On April 21, 2021, the King County Solid Waste Division held a virtual Public Meeting–a summary can be found in our May Monthly Meeting Article under Articles (2021 box) under the Correspondence drop-down menu.

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John Henry Coal Mine

On July 1, 2021, Pacific Coast Coal Company (PCCC) agreed to a legal settlement with Puget Soundkeeper requiring permanent closure of the John Henry Number 1 Coal Mine.

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Unincorporated Area Road Levy Lid Lift

King County Roads Division has proposed an Unincorporated Road Levy Lid Lift , since funding is not keeping pace, resulting in forecasted reduction in service levels and growing unmet-need Revenues. The existing Roads Levy can only increase at 1% per year (plus new construction). Gas tax proceeds are flat and expected to decline in the long term. Needed expenditures are many due to aging infrastructure; increasing operating and capital costs; and inflation. The 6-year levy lid lift as a short-term funding option that, if approved by the King County Council would go to unincorporated area voters this November.

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GMVUAC Monthly Meetings

2021

  • Monday, Aug 2 — Agenda; Zoom info
  • Monday, Sep 13 — Agenda TBD
  • Monday, Oct 4
  • Monday, Nov 1
  • Monday, Dec 6

7:00 – 9:30 PM, MV Fire Station (SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169)

Drop us a line

Ask a question or express your interest:

GMVUAC
PO Box 111
Maple Valley WA 98038

Maple Valley

The GMVUAC serves the residents of unincorporated King County living in the Tahoma School District No. 409 (outside the city limits of Maple Valley).  Our Washington nonprofit corporation was established in 1977; we serve a population of 16,100 (2010 Census); and our service area is 116 sq mi.  Below is a map of our Service Area and the four Community Areas:

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