Granite Falls SMP: Periodic review

Public comment requested Feb. 1 to March 4, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Granite Falls and Ecology are seeking public comment on the city's periodic review and proposed update to its Shoreline Master Program (SMP).

Proposed amendments to the Granite Falls SMP are limited to changes to the Shoreline Management Act and our rules since the master program was last updated in 2010. In addition, a recent amendment to the city's Critical Areas Ordinance will also be incorporated into the SMP.

We will compare the city's proposed amendment to the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines. Based on the comparison we will decide whether to:

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

Public comment period

Opens: Feb. 1, 2019
Closes: March  4, 2019, at 5 p.m

All interested parties are invited to provide comment during this public comment period. There are several ways to provide comments. You only need to submit your comments once.

Open house and public hearing

Attend the joint open house and public hearing to learn more about the city's SMP and provide comments. You may also provide verbal testimony during the public hearing.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
Open house starts at 5 p.m. Public hearing starts at 7 p.m.
Granite Falls City Hall
206 S. Granite Ave.
Granite Falls, WA 98252

Submit written comments and questions to:

Ray Sturtz
City of Granite Falls
PO Box 1440
Granite Falls, WA 98252

Comments must be received no later than Mar. 4, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Documents for public review and comment

Note: All documents are PDF

Paper copies are available fore review at the following locations:

Chad Yunge
Washington Department of Ecology
Bellingham Field Office
913 Squalicum Way #101
Bellingham, WA 98225

Ray Sturtz
City of Granite Falls
206 Granite Ave.
Granite Falls, WA 98252

Next steps: Response to public comment and decision

A summary of comments will be posted here a few weeks after the comment period closes. We will also post the City of Granite Falls response to comments and notice of our decision when they become available. Please check back.