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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 11, 2005
Nancy Pritchett, Senior Planner (360) 754-3355 x6474
John Sonnen, Senior Planner, (360) 786-5467

Open Houses Set On County’s Critical Areas Ordinance

​OLYMPIA -- Thurston County will host two open houses regarding the draft amendments to the critical area regulations. The open houses will provide an informal opportunity for county residents to ask any questions they may have about the proposed critical area regulations and find out how they could affect citizen's properties.

The purpose of the open houses is to help people gain a better understanding of the draft critical area regulations before the formal public hearing is held on August 24, 2005 (The formal hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m., at the Thurston Expo Center, located at the Thurston County Fair Grounds, 3054 Carpenter Rd SE, Lacey Washington.)

The first open house is scheduled for -

August 15, 2005
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Swede Hall, Rochester .

Directions- From 1-5 take exit 88, head west on 183rd into Rochester . Turn left on Albany Street (the only stop light). Swede Hall is located .25 mile on the right - 18543 Albany Street SW.

The second open house is scheduled for-

August 17, 2005
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 152, Building 1
Thurston County Courthouse
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia Washington

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3