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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 20, 2020
Contact:
Maya Teeple, Senior Planner, Community Planning and Economic Development, (360) 545-2593 or email at maya.teeple@co.thurston.wa.us 

Board of Commissioners to Hold Public Hearing on Recycled Asphalt Policy Amendment to the Nisqually Subarea Plan
Public invited to comment on proposed changes

​OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. to receive public testimony on 2020/2021 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Docket Item 11, a citizen-requested amendment of Policy E.5 in the Nisqually Subarea Plan. The proposed amendment would change the language of Policy E.5 in the Nisqually Subarea Plan to allow for asphalt recycling within the subarea.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a video conference option will be available in addition to in-person attendance to ensure those wishing to provide testimony have every option available.

What: BoCC Public Hearing for CP-11, Recycled Asphalt Policy Review
When: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. or soon thereafter
Where: Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 280, 2000 Lakeridge Drive, SW, Olympia, WA 98502
Attend Virtually: Meeting information will be posted on the board's public hearings webpage at: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/tchome/Pages/publicmeetings.aspx

Written Comments: If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you can submit written comments to Maya Teeple, Senior Planner, at Maya.Teeple@co.thurston.wa.us no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. You can also mail or hand deliver comments to:

Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development
Attn: Maya Teeple, Senior Planner
Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1
2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW
Olympia WA, 98502

Background
Lakeside Industries, Inc. submitted an application for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment in November 2016 proposing amendments to Policy E.5 of the Nisqually Subarea Plan. This item was officially docketed by the BoCC in 2017, and work has been on-going since. As currently stated, Policy E.5 precludes the recycling of asphalt in the subarea due to water quality concerns The proposed amendment would allow the recycling of asphalt pavement to occur as an accessory use within the mined-out portion of gravel pits in the Nisqually Subarea.

Copies of proposed amendments are available online at:  https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/planning/Pages/comp-plan-cp11-home.aspx.      

To request disability accommodations, call the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at least three days prior to the meeting at (360) 786-5440. Persons with speech or hearing disabilities may call via Washington Relay: 711 or 800-833-6388.

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County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3