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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2020 GMVUAC Monthly Meetings

  • Monday, Oct 5 — VIRTUAL
  • Monday, Nov 2
  • Monday, Dec 7

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

Unincorporated Area Councils (UACs) and Associations (UAAs)

The GMVUAC often works with these UACs/UAAs on County-wide issues.

 

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GMVUAC
PO Box 111
Maple Valley WA 98038

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Next Poll Forthcoming

King County Volunteer Program

Volunteer Opportunities

Including Parks, Trails, Cleanups

Announcements

November 2020 Meeting

*****DUE TO CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY, FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED AND WILL BE HELD REMOTELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*****
** When meetings begin again they will be held on the first Monday of the month (2nd Monday in case of a Holiday) at 7 – 9:30 PM; Maple Valley Fire Station #81–SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169.
** Meetings usually have Guest speakers from various local, county, or state agencies. Other local issues of importance also are discussed.
** Future topics and guest speakers will be posted as information becomes available.

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Hot Off The Presses

** October 12, 2020 — The GMVUAC submitted its formal Rebuttal to Lakeside Industries’ August 27, 2020, Responses to both Public and King County Comments on its proposed move of its Asphalt Facility from the City of Covington, inside the Urban Growth Area, to a site along the Cedar River, in the Rural Area (see Current Issues box on Home page).

** September 16, 2020 — the Department of Natural Resources & Parks (DNRP) Solid Waste Division (SWD) released its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill Site Development Plan (see: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/dnrp/solid-waste/facilities/landfills/cedar-hills-development.aspx#project_documents). Alternatives are being considered to increase the length of time the landfill would accept garbage beyond 2028, which is when the landfill currently is estimated to reach capacity: Three Action Alternatives, that would extend the life of the landfill to approximately 2037, 2038, or 2046, as well as a No Action Alternative (2028).

** August 27, 2020 — Lakeside Industries submitted to KC Dept. of Local Services (DLS) its responses to the additional information requested by KC DLS and filed many new documents in support of its revised application for its proposed new Asphalt Facility (see Current Issues box on Home page).

** July 24, 2020 — KC Council finalized and approved the 2020 King County Comprehensive Plan (KCCP) 4-Yr Mid-Point Update (see Current Issues box on Home page, as well as KC Comprehensive Plan under the Planning drop-down menu).

** June 9, July 7, & July 21, 2020 — KC Council held Public Hearings on the 2020 King County Comprehensive Plan (KCCP) 4-Yr Mid-Point Update.

** May 26, 2020 — The WA State Growth Management Hearings Board (GMHB) invalidated the King County Adult Beverage Ordinance. See: GMHB Order.

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Upcoming Important Events

** Cedar Hills Landfill EIS Process is Underway. In mid 2020 a Draft EIS will be issued for public review and comment. In late 2020 a Final EIS will be issued.
** WaDOE Announces Waste Reduction & Recycling Education Grants Program.
** KC SWD is recruiting membership on its Solid Waste Advisory Committee.
** BPA announces vegetation management plan details for Maple Valley #1 Transmission Line.

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Items of Interest

New KC Department of Local Services

** KC DLS is establishing an Advisory Committee to gather feedback about projects, priorities, and King County service levels. The committee is composed of community leaders from all nine unincorporated areas of King County and will provide an opportunity for community voices to be heard in DLS decisions and direction. The GMVUAC will have several members on the committee. The first meeting was held on February 11, 2020.
** KC DLS has published the 2019 Work Plans for the GMV-CR CSA.
** 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.
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Marijuana Processing and Growing

** Cramer/MV Ind property West of Maple Valley and North of SR 18 sold to Dealers Choice, LLC, on or about August 14, 2019.
** 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 Assessor has a Tax Transparency Tool for taxpayers to figure the financial impact of ballot measures.
** 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.

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2020 GMVUAC Monthly Meetings

  • Monday, Oct 5 — VIRTUAL
  • Monday, Nov 2
  • Monday, Dec 7

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

Drop us a line

Ask a question; Submit your interest in joining the GMVUAC

GMVUAC
PO Box 111
Maple Valley WA 98038

Quick Vote

Next Poll Forthcoming

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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