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.

 

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Calendar of Events

2019

  • June 18 – Town Hall Mtg
  • July 1 Mtg
  • August 5 Mtg

The Area Council holds its monthly meeting at the Maple Valley Fire Station #81 (SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169)

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GMVUAC
PO Box 111
Maple Valley WA 98038

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Announcements

July 2019 Meeting

** The Area Council will hold its next monthly meeting on July 1, 2019, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at the Maple Valley Fire Station #81–SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169.
** This will be a general business meeting. No special topics or guest speakers are scheduled.
** 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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WaDOE MTCA Site Cleanup Projects

** The GMVUAC has applied to the WaDOE for a MTCA Public Participation Grant for technical support and public outreach. We will keep you posted as to any decisions.
** At our March 4, 2019, meeting the WaDOE’s Tim O’Connor and Alan Noell presented an update on the Reserve Silica Mine Site MTCA Cleanup project; and WaDOE’s Jerome Cruz and Brad Petrovich presented an update on the Landsburg Mine Site MTCA Cleanup project.
** Keep an eye on this spot for important information regarding the Department of Ecology’s MTCA site cleanup projects in our service area, including the Reserve Silica and Landsburg Mine sites.
** We invite you to visit our Current Issues Box for more detailed information regarding these projects and much more.

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Upcoming Important Events

** TOWN HALL MEETING with KC officials on June 18 at the Hobart Community Church.
** Online PH-S&KC Health Services Survey through June 7.
** KC SWD is recruiting membership on its Solid Waste Advisory Committee.
** BPA announces vegetation management plan details for Maple Valley #1 Transmission Line.
** KCSO is accepting applications for the 2019 Community Police Academy.
** The KC Council is considering major amendments to the Zoning Code regarding local breweries and wineries and their continued operation in the rural area.
** Ruckelshaus Center is sponsoring workshops on possible updates to the GMA, SMA, SEPA, and more.
** King County Council is amending its Comprehensive Plan Ordinance and moving to an 8-year major update cycle.
** See Current Issues Box for timely information regarding the Asphalt Facility, Reserve Silica, and much more.

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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.

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News

Comprehensive and GMVCR CSA Plan Updates

** Ruckelshaus Center is sponsoring workshops on possible updates to the GMA, SMA, SEPA, and more.
** 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.
** The County will also 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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New KC Department of Local Services

** Partnership agreements signed between the DLS and four other County agencies/programs.
** View the slide show presented by DLS Director John Taylor at GMVUAC’s April 1, 2019, meeting.
** Danielle de Clercq appointed Deputy Director of the DLS.
** Mark Rowe named new Deputy Director for the Permitting Division.
Read More for further information and links.

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Marijuana Processing and Growing

** March 26, 2019 – KC DLS issued building permit for Phase I of planned MJ Processing Facility.
** November 28, 2017 – KC Superior Court issued Final Order Denying LUPA and SEPA Appeal brought by neighbors to the Cramer/Maple Valley Industries LLC planned marijuana processing facility North of SR 18 and West of the City of Maple Valley.
** 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.
** Dwight Dively was the guest speaker at our October 2018 meeting and made a presentation on, and discussed with all the attendees, the KC 2019-20 Biennial Budget.

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Calendar of Events

2019

  • June 18 – Town Hall Mtg
  • July 1 Mtg
  • August 5 Mtg

The Area Council holds its monthly meeting at the Maple Valley Fire Station #81 (SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169)

Drop us a line

GMVUAC
PO Box 111
Maple Valley WA 98038

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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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