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

2018

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

2019 GMVUAC Survey/Election

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Announcements

December 2018 Meeting

The Area Council will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, December 3, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at the Maple Valley Fire Station #81–SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169. We will have as our guest speakers Tony Giurado, new Superintendent of TSD #409, and Chief Aaron Tyerman, FD #43/MVF&LS. 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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Reserve Silica Site Cleanup Public Comment Period

The Department of Ecology’s public comment period on its Draft Agreed Order and Public Participation Plan for the Reserve Silica Mine Site Cleanup MTCA Project ends December 7, 2018. Visit our Reserve Silica webpage in the Current Issues Box for more details.

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Upcoming Important Events

King County is conducting a review of its Shoreline Master Program; public comments are due by November 30. WaDOE has scheduled several statewide workshops re funding and NEB rulemaking re legislative fix to Hirst decision. King County has now created a new Department of Local Services. 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. 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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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

KC Exec Dow Constantine on October 2 appointed John Taylor as new Director of the DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL SERVICES that replaces DPER and integrates into it various other programs and departments. Read More for further information and links.

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Marijuana Processing and Growing

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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2019 GMVUAC Survey/Election

Calendar of Events

2018

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

Quick Vote

Do you support an asphalt plant on SR 169, on the former sunset materials site?

View Results

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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: