Council Legislation

Proposed Ordinance No. 2018-57s

Title: An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Relating to the Pierce County Shoreline Master Program (SMP); Amending Exhibit G and Section 11 to Ordinance No. 2013-45s4, as Required by the Washington State Department of Ecology; Conducting the Required Periodic Review and Update of the Pierce County SMP Pursuant to Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 90.58.080(4) of the Shoreline Management Act; Adopting Findings of Fact; and Setting an Effective Date. (Shoreline Master Program)

Status: Passed

Sponsors: Councilmembers Rick Talbert, Derek Young

Final votes

October 2, 2018
Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye

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Public Comments

Name Date Comment
Barbara J Ackley-Knowles 9/14/18 9:50 AM My family has owned our tidelands for almost 100 yrs and viatmently deny any change to the use of these tidelands. Horsehead bay has very little area to support large barges, etc and use on private land. Docks, Floats and other recreational items line both sides of the bay and families are being taxed on these tidelands. So if we allow a breach of the tidelands as you suggest then take the taxes off the tidelands that we pay yearly since it will no longer be private.
David Palazzi 10/2/18 12:11 PM The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is writing in support of Ordinance No. 2018-57s, and in particular those subsections related to management of aquaculture (#17 page 6) and the discharge of dredge material (# 9, page 10) in the Nisqually Reach Aquatic Reserve (NRAR). The recovery of aquatic species is a primary objective of the Aquatic Reserve Program. DNR shares the goal of Pierce County residents for a safe and clean environment. That is why we work with the Dredged Material Management Program (DMMP) to test sediment to ensure it is suitable for open-water disposal in the Reserve. DMMP studies will ensure the placement of dredged material in the deep basin between Anderson and Ketron Islands is not having adverse effects on biological resources in the Reserve. During a February 1, 2018 meeting with Pierce County staff, Council Chair Richardson and concerned citizens, the NRAR Implementation Committee, with the exception of one member, found that the issues expressed regarding the sediment disposal site in the NRAR to be adequately addressed. DNR and the NRAR Implementation committee have appreciated the opportunity to work with the County Council, staff and Anderson Island citizens. This collaboration represents the bottom-up citizen based approach that is the basis of the Aquatic Reserves Program. Thank you, David Palazzi Washington State Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Lands Planning and Stewardship Section Manager