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

  • June 4 Mtg
  • 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)

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GMVUAC
PO Box 111
Maple Valley WA 98038

2017 GMVUAC Survey

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Announcements

June 2018 Meeting

The Area Council will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, June 4, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at the Maple Valley Fire Station–SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169. Our guest speaker will be Major Troy Olmsted, the new Commander of KC Sheriff’s Office Precinct #3. Please Read More. The Area Council will discuss other local issues of importance. Please take note that the KC DNRP has extended its deadline to June 11 for comments to be submitted by the GMVUAC — please let us know asap whether and what comments you may have and wish to be included in our formal comment letter.

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Upcoming Important Events

National Night Out Against Crime is quickly approaching (Tuesday August 7th). Please contact the KCSO Precinct #3 with requested information. Please Read More for details.

King County Parks has issued its Draft Black Diamond Area Stewardship Plan for public review and comment until May 24, 2018. GMVUAC previously submitted comments on its review of an earlier draft in February 2017. DNRP has extended its deadline to June 11 for comments from GMVUAC. Please Read More for link to website.

Read More to find out about the progress of the Tahoma School District’s choosing a new Superintendent.

King County River and Floodplain Management Section is hosting several public meetings on June 12 and 13 to discuss its Large Wood Program for various rivers and streams intended to promote flood risk reduction and fish habitat restoration. Please Read More for link to website.

KCC Member Reagan Dunn is presently conducting a 2018 Unincorporated Areas Survey. Read more and click on the link.

The federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has issued certain approvals to continue mining coal at the John Henry Mine. Please visit our Environment Committee webpage for more details.

The State Department of Ecology is implementing a public participation initiative regarding the Reserve Silica MTCA cleanup program. Further information at the Reserve Silica link in the Current Issues box.

The State Board of Health is commencing a review and amendment of the State Onsite Sewage Systems Rules. Your interest and participation is important.

King County is commencing work on the 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update — for details, go to: https://www.kingcounty.gov/council/CompPlan/2018compplan.aspx

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.

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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 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.

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News

KC Exec Proposes New Dept of Local Services

King County will hold its annual TOWN HALL/OPEN HOUSE on May 15, 2018, at the Hobart Community Church from 7 – 9 PM. In attendance are planned to be Council Member Reagan Dunn and the following officials and staff of various departments: PSB – Ivan Miller; DPER-Jim Chan and Ty Peterson; John Wilson, Assessor; DNRP- Pat McLaughlin – Solid Waste Division, Jon Hansen, Wes Chin-WLRD, Sarah Brandt, Parks; Harold Taniguchi – KCDOT and the new DLS; Alan Painter – Manager, CSA; and possibly staff of PH-SKC and DCHS. Presentations and discussions will address and answer your questions regarding the proposed new Department of Local Services and other topics of local interest and concern. Please attend — and Read More . . .

PLEASE TAKE IMMEDIATE NOTICE THAT the KC Executive has introduced legislation to create a new DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL SERVICES that will include the DPER together with various functions of the KCDOT, KCDNRP, and the PH-SKC On Site Septic Systems Program. 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. More discussion will be had at the King County Town Hall/Open House scheduled for May 15. 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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2016 King County Comprehensive Plan Update

King County continues its responsibility to update the King County Comprehensive Plan (KCCP) -- the planning document required under the State's Growth Management Act that guides residential, commercial, and industrial development and growth and zoning in our rural...

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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

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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