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

  • 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)

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GMVUAC
PO Box 111
Maple Valley WA 98038

2017 GMVUAC Survey

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Announcements

August 2018 Meeting

The Area Council will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, August 6, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at the Maple Valley Fire Station–SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169. We plan to have several guest speakers to present and discuss the renewal of coal mining operations at the John Henry #1 Mine near Black Diamond. The Area Council will discuss other local issues of importance. Future Council Meetings and planned topics and guest speakers are presented as information becomes available. We invite you to visit our various Committee and informational webpages to see all in which your Council is and has been involved. Get to know your Council by reading a short biography of each current member.

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Upcoming Important Events

Summary Judgment hearing is currently scheduled for July 27, 2018, in the Franchise Compensation Rule case. 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.

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Franchise Compensation Rule Update

IMPORTANT NOTE: King County adopted the Final Franchise Compensation Rule effective January 29, 2018. King County and numerous Special Purpose Districts/Water Associations 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. Summary Judgment hearing is set for July 27, 2018. Specific information, including links to agency reports and applications, is available on this website in the Current Issues box.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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King County Budget Information

King County Budgets, current and future, are presented with additional information relevant to the unincorporated rural area.
The GMVUAC customarily invites the Director of the KC Office of Management and Budget to a Council Meeting to discuss the KC Budget and its impact on rural area services. To discuss the KC 2019-20 Biennial Budget, Dwight Dively is scheduled as the guest speaker at our October 2018 meeting.

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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

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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