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Resolution 96-108-CCBOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Grant County, Washington A RESOLUTION ADOPTING GRANT COUNTY'S PLAN FUR CONTINUED COMPLIANCE WITH THE GROWTH MANAGEMENT ACT RESOLUTION NO. 96-108-CC BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GRANT COUNTY, WASHINGTON, as follows : WHEREAS, Grant County (the "County"') is mandated to plan under the Growth Management Act ( GMA ) ; and WHEREAS, on ar about September 1, 1991, the County an.d all cities within Grant County �ormed the Grant County Planned Growth Cornmittee ("GCPGC" ), through which all tnembers agreed to work to adopt county-wide planning policies ("CWPPs" ) as required by the GMA; and WHEREAS, the CWPPs for Grant County were adopted on May 6, 1993. The CWPPs require the cities to present their proposed UGAs to the County for adoption through the pubric participation and hearing process applicable to promulgation of legislative enactment� by the Board of Commissioners; and WHEREAS, interim urban growth areas ("IUGAs") have been adopted for all cities except ihe City of Moses Lake and the cities of Wilson Creek, Hartline, anc� Marlin / Krupp ; and WHEREAS, IUGAs ior rural activity centers and/or urban "nodes" outside of the boundaries of any incorporated city located wi�hin Grant County have yet to be adopted, but approximately 57 possible sites, by place name, have been identifiec�; and RES. ADOPTING GRANT COUNTY PLAN FOR GMA COMPLIANCE - 1 WHEREAS, the present schedule is to adopt an IUGA for the City of Moses Lake by October 31, 1996, and all other city IUGAs by this same date; and WHEREAS, the County has yet to designate and adopt any final urban growth areas; and WHEREAS, the County has yet to adopt its GMA comprehensive plan and final development regulations . NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, as follows: The Boarcl of County Commissioners hereby adopts a plan for achieving GMA compliance. The County's plan involves a number of interrelated steps. Those steps are summarized as follows : a. The County will hire and have in place on or about August 15, 1996, a second planner dedicated 100 o to GMA planning; and b. The County will hire and have in place on or about February 1, 1997, a third planner dedicated 100 p to GMA planning; and c. The County will commence the process for adoption of an interim urban growth area for the City of Moses Lake with a goal to complete the process no later than October 31, 1996; and d. The County will commence the process for adoption of interim urban growth ares for the cities o� Wilson Creek, Hartline and Marlin/Krupp with a goal to complete the process by October 31, 1996; and e. Within thirty ( 30 ) days of this resolution, the County will adopt an ordinance specifying what lot segregations will be permitted within the Agricultural zone, limited to one 1ot per 40 acre minimum in the agricultural zone, bas�d solely upon needs to obtain financing for a single-family dwelling or other segregation for construction of permitted structures, whPre a separate legal description is required in order to obtain financing for any proposed structure ( s); and RES . ADOPTING GRANT COUNTY PLAN FOR GMA COMPLIANCE - 2 f. The County wi11 inventory on or about November 15, 1996, the approximate 3,430 spin-offs or segregations whieh have occurred. Based upon this inventory, the County wi11 further analyze the IUGAs previously established and, as well, will preliminarily analyze possible rural activity centers which may qualify as appropriate for more urban densities and be designatec� rural IUGAs . g. Within one hundred and eighty (180) days af date of this resolutian, consistent with requiremenis for notice, public comment and participation, the County will adopt interim zoning for the suburban ( S), residential ( R), and open space recreation (O-SR) zones, and further adopi new zoning categories for the agricultural (A) zone. The categories for the stated zones will encompass rural densities consistent with the unique czrcumstances of Grant County and at the mast intensive allowed level of development, will not exceed 2.5 acres per dwelling unit outside of established IUGAs, ineluding rural IUGAs, unless amendments to the GMA or Board decision justify less restrictive regulation. For any zones, the allowed density wi11 be one dwelling unit per five acres or even more restrictive, in terms of allowable development outside of established IUGAs, including rural IUGAs. h. Within one hundred eighty (180) days of the date of this resolution, the County will establish rural IUGAs, consistent with its inventory and analysis of previously allowed segregations, and the requirements and dictates of the GMA. i. To encourage a better understanding of its responsibilities under the GMA, on or about December 1, 1996, the County wi11 convene a public workshop for interes�ed citizens which wi11 explain the GMA and its requirements . j. Absent unforeseen circumstances, the County will prepare on or before December 1997 its draft GMA Plan, and supporting SEPA documents, and will take a11 other necessary steps consistent with the public participation process and availability of staff resourees, to complete its final GMA plan, development regulations, FEIS and final UGAs by the spring of 1998. RES, ADOPTING GRANT COUNTY PLAN FOR GMA COMPLIANCE - 3 ADOPTED by the Board of County Commissioners of Grant County, Washington, this � day of C✓,P,e.� ,Q,�" , 1996. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GRANT COUNTY, WASHINGTON __ A.���-Y.-�`� � ,,�. � Tim Sne d, Chaix � _�.--�' -.— -� �1?� �-/�-!.��'�"_,�'"���%i '-�"] Helen Fancher, 1VIember LeRoy . A lison, Mem er ATTEST : �J � Peggy gg, C1er the Board APPROVED AS TO F �i3,/M;�' ��--� ,-° � �, .w_..... _ Pr t ecut�fig Attorney l/ RES. ADOPTING GRANT COUNTX PLAN FOR GMA COMPLIANCE - 4