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

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

October 2019 Meeting

** October 7, 2019; 7 – 9:30 PM; Maple Valley Fire Station #81–SE corner of SE 231st St & SR-169.
** TSD Superintendent Tony Giurado to discuss funding of programs and future bond measures.
** 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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Upcoming Important Events

** Public comments due to WaDOH 8/27 – 10/8 on proposed changes to statewide onsite sewage system regs.
** Cedar Hills Landfill EIS Process is Underway.
** 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.
** KCSO is accepting applications for the 2019 Community Police Academy.
** The KC Council considering amendments to Zoning Code regarding local breweries/wineries in the Rural Area.
** Ruckelshaus Center has published its Final Report on a Road Map to Washington’s Future.

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WaDOE MTCA Site Cleanup Projects

** The Area Council has received preliminary WaDOE approval for a MTCA Public Participation Grant for technical support/outreach.
** 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.

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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

** King County proposes major changes to its Comprehensive Plan; comments due on this Public Review Draft by July 31, 2019.
** WSU Ruckelshaus Center publishes its Final Report on a Road Map to Washington’s Future.
** More information on the KC Comprehensive Plan and Area Plan Update process, and the Annual Docket process.

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New KC Department of Local Services

** 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

** 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 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.
** 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

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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Roundabouts - Possible @ Ravensdale Market and Tiger Mt Store - Love Idea or Hate Idea?

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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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