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.

Calendar of Events

2018

  • July 2 Mtg
  • August 6 Mtg
  • September 10 Mtg
  • October 1 Mtg
  • November 5 Mtg
  • December 3 Mtg

The Area Council holds its monthly meeting at the Maple Valley Fire Station (SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169)

Drop us a line

GMVUAC
PO Box 111
Maple Valley WA 98038

2017 GMVUAC Survey

Quick Vote

Do you favor the start up of coal mining at the John Henry #1 Mine north of Black Diamond?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Announcements

July 2018 Meeting

The Area Council will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, July 2, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at the Maple Valley Fire Station–SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169. Our guest speaker(s) will be announced when information is available. Please Read More. The Area Council will discuss other local issues of importance.

read more

Upcoming Important Events

KC DNRP has issued SEPA and Permit documents for public review and comment by June 28th relating to Backcountry Trails. Washington Department of Ecology is in the process of preparing a renewal of the NPDES waste discharge permit for the John Henry Mine #1 coal mine near Black Diamond. National Night Out Against Crime is quickly approaching (Tuesday August 7th). The State Department of Ecology is implementing a public participation initiative regarding the Reserve Silica MTCA cleanup program.

CURRENT ISSUES: See Current Issues box for timely information regarding the Asphalt Facility, Reserve Silica, and much more.

READ MORE: For additional details and links regarding and relating to all of the above and much more.

read more

Franchise Compensation Rule Update

IMPORTANT NOTE: King County adopted the Final Franchise Compensation Rule effective January 29, 2018. King County and several Special Purpose Districts are currently engaged in litigation to determine the validity and/or applicability of this new Rule. King County Superior Court Case No. 18-2-02238-0. Specific information, including links to agency reports and applications, is available on this website in the Current Issues box.

read more

News

Comprehensive and GMVCR CSA Plan Updates

King County is proposing to conduct major updates to its Comprehensive Plan every eight years rather than its current four year cycle. Annual updates for technical corrections to the Plan may be requested pursuant to the Docket Process. In 2019 the County will be working on an update to the Greater Maple Valley-Cedar River Community Service Area (CSA) Subarea Plan. GMVUAC extensively reviews and offers comments on all of the foregoing processes, projects, and programs. Please Read More for details.

read more

KC Exec Proposes New Dept of Local Services

Note that legislation has been introduced to create a new DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL SERVICES that will include the DPER together with various functions of the KCDOT and KCDNRP. Cooperative agreements with the PH-SKC On Site Septic Systems Program and other departments are intended to be implemented. Harold Taniguchi, Director of KC Transportation attended our April 2 meeting and provided more current information and answered many questions about the proposal to create this new Department to improve services to rural areas as well as the remaining urban unincorporated areas of King County. Read More for updates.

read more

Marijuana Processing and Growing

March 13, 2018 – Washington Court of Appeals, Division 2, issues decision in Emerald Enterprises v Clark County affirming County’s authority to enact zoning ordinance banning retail sale of marijuana in unincorporated areas. Read more to see Published Opinion.

read more

2017 GMVUAC Survey

Calendar of Events

2018

The Area Council holds its monthly meeting at the Maple Valley fire station (SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169)

Drop us a line

GMVUAC
PO Box 111
Maple Valley WA 98038

Quick Vote

Do you favor the start up of coal mining at the John Henry #1 Mine north of Black Diamond?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Maple Valley

We serve those that live in the Tahoma School District, but not in the city limits of Maple Valley (below is a map of the GMVUAC Service Area and the four Community Areas):

Service Area Stats

Established: 1977
Population: 16,100 (2010 Census)
Area: 116 sq mi