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, February 3
  • Monday, March 2
  • Monday, April 6
  • Monday, May 3

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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Announcements

February 2020 Meeting

** February 3, 2020; 7 – 9:30 PM; Maple Valley Fire Station #81–SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169.
** Guest speakers: (1) State Department of Ecology’s Tim O’Connor and Alan Noell who will provide an update on the Reserve Silica Mine Site Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) Cleanup project and (2) The King County Sheriff’s Office with discuss recent local burglaries and what it is doing and residents can do.
** Other local issues of importance also will be discussed.
** Future topics and guest speakers will be posted as information becomes available.

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Hot Off The Presses

** 1/3/20 — KC Executive released his draft 2020 Docket Submittals Report: Eight changes proposed by the Public to the Comprehensive Plan’s policies, area-wide land-use designations, development regulations/code, or site-specific land-use and zoning.
** 12/02/19 — PSCAA brochure; encourages all to file with it complaints re each episode of odors/air pollution from area sources (e.g., Cedar Hills Landfill)
** 11/21/19 — UACs and UAAs submitted their comments to KC Council on its proposed Adult Beverage Ordinance
** 11/18/19 — KC DLS sent comment letter to Lakeside Industries re SR 169 Asphalt Facility
** 11/12/19 — Read the KC Exec letter to Federal OSMRE re John Henry Mine

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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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WaDOE MTCA Site Cleanup Projects

** On this webpage is presented more detailed information regarding and relating to the two major MTCA Cleanup Projects in our Service Area: Reserve Silica and Landsburg Mine Sites.

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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.
** Our 22nd Annual Train Show, held on October 19-20, 2019, drew over 780 family members and friends — THANK YOU!

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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 in 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, February 3
  • Monday, March 2
  • Monday, April 6
  • Monday, May 3

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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