January 2019 Meeting

Dec 4, 2018

The Area Council will hold its next regular monthly meeting on Monday, January 7, 2019, from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the KCFD #43 (now part of the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority) Maple Valley Fire & Life Safety Station #81 public conference room (22225 SE 231st Street, Maple Valley, WA 98038 — SE corner of intersection of SE 231st St & SR-169 (Renton-Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road SE)).

This will be a business meeting with the election of officers, swearing-in of any new members, and setting the agenda for future meetings.

The GMVUAC will hear from citizens in attendance and conduct business regarding and relating to current and future issues of concern to area residents.  Keep watch on this space for any special guest speakers and/or new issues to be presented and discussed at this meeting.  All members of the public are invited to attend. During the Public Comment period at the start of each meeting, members of the public can address the Area Council on any local issue.

You are invited to visit our various Committee webpages and read about other topics of interest to you via the dropdown menus along the top of our Home webpage, in the Current Issues box, and in the important notices and information posted directly on our Home webpage.  Get to know the Council by reading a short biography of each current Council member: GMVUAC Member Bios_10 10 2018 .

Read a summary of the recent joinder of Fire District #43 /  Maple Valley Fire & Life Safety with the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority: FD43_MVFLS_PSRFA_Overview .  In addition, read important information on Burn Bans and contacts: MVFLS_Burn Ban Guidelines .

Future Council Meetings and Planned Topics/Guest Speakers:

February 4:  John Taylor, Director of the newly created Department of Local Services.

Future meetings are intended to include representatives from the Wa Department of Ecology and the Center for Environmental Law & Policy present and discuss with us the progress on implementing the legislative fix to the Hirst decision and what it means to each of us in the Rural Area dependent on private exempt wells for our home water supply.  We will also have representatives from the Department of Ecology give us progress reports on the cleanup of the Reserve Silica and Landsburg mine sites.  We plan on having Chief Aaron Tyerman, FD#43/MVF&LS/PSRFA, back to present an update to us regarding fire and life safety services.  We also plan to invite back Tony Giurado, Superintendent of the Tahoma School District, to discuss with us funding issues and other matters of importance to our community.  As guests and topics are confirmed, we will promptly post information here.  At any time, for detailed information on any issue the GMVUAC is involved with at this time, please visit our various webpages listed in the Current Issues Box or in the Committee dropdown menu on our Homepage.