Montesano Shoreline Master Program

Public comment period is closed

We held a public comment period on Montesano’s proposed comprehensive update to its Shoreline Master Program. The public comment period was held January 30 - March 1, 2017.

Mail and email were used to notify those who had expressed interest. We also issued a news release to encourage public participation and comment. Written comments from three different individuals and/or organizations were received. Comments focused on the proposed shoreline designations, the local SMP update process, and riparian buffers.

Response to public comment

We prepared a summary of public comment and sent this to the City of Montesano on March 3, 2017.

Next steps: our decision

We will decide if Montesano's proposed program update meets the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines. We will decide whether to:

  • Approve the program as is or with recommended changes.
  • Send the proposed program back to Montesano with required changes to meet statutory and rule requirements. Recommended changes may also be included with the required changes.

Relevant documents will be posted on this website when they become available. Please check back.

Documents related to approval