City of North Bonneville Public Comment Period and Public Hearing:
Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update and Periodic Review
Notice is hereby given that the City of North Bonneville City Council will accept written and verbal comments on a combined comprehensive update and periodic review of the City’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) as required under the authority of the Shoreline Management Act (RCW 90.58.080), consistent with the implementing rules and SMP Guidelines of WAC 173-26. The City has prepared a draft SMP amendment to satisfy state requirements, to keep the SMP current with changes in state laws and rules, changes in other City plans and regulations, and other changes to local circumstances, and to reflect community input. The Planning Commission has recommended the draft SMP to Council for approval. Upon final action by the City and Department of Ecology, the goals, policies, regulations, and environment designations of the new SMP will entirely replace the current version, last amended in 1974, and will be codified in Title 21 of the North Bonneville Municipal Code. The SMP regulates use and development activities along the shorelines of Hamilton Creek, Greenleaf Lake, Greenleaf Creek, and Columbia River within city limits.
Written public comments on the draft SMP may be sent to: City of North Bonneville, Attn: Tom Jermann, PO Box 7, North Bonneville, WA 98639 or TomJ@northbonneville.net. A public hearing in front of the City Council is set for November 23, 2021 at 7:05 p.m. to be held in person and virtually as an online Zoom Meeting; details on how to join the virtual meeting will be posted on the City’s website at https://northbonneville.net/government/council-meetings/. The public comment period will close upon the closing of the public hearing.
Review documents and background information for the proposed amendment to the City Shoreline Master Program include the final draft SMP, a Periodic Review Checklist, and supporting technical documents available online at https://northbonneville.net/planning/shoreline-master-program/ and at City Hall.