Proposed updates of the county’s flood hazard control regulations

  • Mon May 14th, 2018 5:48pm
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Submitted by San Juan County

The San Juan County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on an ordinance repealing sections of the San Juan County code on adopting new flood hazard control regulations (15.12.010-15.12.200 of Chapter 15.12 SJCC) and amending another section (Chapter 18.80.140 SJCC). The proposed ordinance adopts new maps identifying the county’s special flood hazard areas and updates the development regulations applicable to all new and substantially improved structures in the special flood hazard areas.

The hearing will begin at or after 9 a.m., Friday, May 18 in the San Juan County Council Chambers, 55 Second St. Interested parties are encouraged to attend the hearing and submit written or oral comment. The staff report and draft ordinance will be available at the San Juan County Department of Community Development at 135 Rhone St., during business hours and posted at 10 days prior to the hearing.

How to comment:

The official comment period is Wednesday, May 2-Friday, May 18.

Written comments about particular changes should refer to the page and line numbers in the draft ordinance. Written comments submitted prior to 12:00 midday, Thursday, May 17, will be copied for the planning commission unless the planning commissioners wish to review the comments online. For the record, please include your full address in all correspondence.

You may comment by:

Mail: Prior to the hearing date, mail written comments to Colin Maycock, AICP, San Juan County Department of Community Development, P.O. Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250 or deliver them to the DCD office at 135 Rhone St. during business hours.

Email: Email comments to Title the email subject line “Flood hazard reduction regulations comments from (your last name or agency name).”

Oral testimony: The public is invited to attend to provide comment on the proposed code amendments.

Please provide 15 copies if submitted after noon on May 17 or if distributed on the day of the public hearing.

For more information contact Colin Maycock, San Juan County Department of Community Development, PO Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250, 360-370-7573 or