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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 24, 2009
Olivia Terwilleger, Thurston County Planning, (360) 754-3355 ext. 5477

Notice of Public Hearing Regarding Mineral Lands Usage

​OLYMPIA -- The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday August 11, 2009 at 5:30 P.M., in Room 152, Building 1 of the Thurston County Courthouse Complex, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW , Olympia , WA 98502 . The Board may take action at the conclusion of the hearings.

 The hearing is to accept public comment on a renewal of Interim Ordinance No. 13030, affecting mineral extraction and asphalt production activities. If renewed, the interim ordinance would prohibit the issuance of special use permits for new or expanded mineral extraction activities outside designated mineral lands of long-term commercial significance.  It would also prohibit designation of new mineral lands of long-term commercial significance and, in most cases, prohibit the issuance of special use permits for asphalt production.

The renewal period is proposed to be six months, pursuant to RCW 36.70A.390. The Interim Ordinance and other applicable ordinances are at the Thurston County Development Services Permit Assistance Center , at the address above or online at www.co.thurston.wa.us. Those wishing to testify should appear and be heard. If unable to attend, mailed and email written comments should be submitted by August 11, 2009 by 4:00 P.M. to-

Olivia Terwilleger, Assistant Planner,
Strategic Planning Department,
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW , Olympia , WA , 98502 .

Those needing special accommodations to participate in this meeting, can call (360) 786-5489 by 10:00 a.m. at least three days before the meeting and ask for the ADA Coordinator. Citizens with hearing impairments may call the TDD line at (360)786-5498.

For further information contact Olivia Terwilleger at (360) 754-3355 ext. 5477, or by e-mail at terwilo@co.thurston.wa.us  or visit Thurston County on the web at- http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/permitting/Mineral_Lands_Task_Force/Mineral_Lands_Home.htm

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3