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Posted on: May 11, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Proposed Update of the County’s Flood Hazard Control Regulations

The San Juan County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on an ordinance repealing sections 15.12.010-15.12.200 of Chapter 15.12 SJCC; adopting new flood hazard control regulations and amending Chapter 18.80.140 SJCC. The proposed ordinance adopts new maps identifying the County’s special flood hazard areas and updates the development regulations applicable to all new and substantially improved structures in the special flood hazard areas.

The hearing will begin at or after 9 a.m., Friday, May 18, 2018, in the County Council Chambers, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA. Interested parties are encouraged to attend the hearing and submit written or oral comment. The staff report and draft ordinance will be available at the Department of Community Development (DCD) 135 Rhone Street, Friday Harbor, WA, during business hours and posted at ten days prior to the hearing.

The flood hazard control staff report is available here:

The public hearing ordinance is available here:

Copies of all documents posted online will be mailed upon request without charge.

How to comment: The official comment period is Wednesday, May 2, 2018, through Friday, May 18, 2018.

Written comments about particular changes should refer to the page and line numbers in the draft ordinance. Written comments submitted prior to 12:00 midday, Thursday, May 17, will be copied for the Planning Commission unless the Planning Commissioners wish to review the comments on-line. For the record, please include your full address in all correspondence.

You may comment:

  • Via mail: Prior to the hearing date, mail written comments to Colin Maycock, AICP, Department of Community Development, P.O. Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250 or deliver them to the DCD office at 135 Rhone Street during business hours.
  • Via Email: Email comments to Please title the email subject line: Flood hazard reduction regulations comments from (your last name or agency name).
  • Via oral testimony: The public is invited to attend to provide comment on the proposed code amendments.

Please provide fifteen (15) copies if submitted after 12 midday on May 17 or if distributed on the day of the public hearing.

For more information contact Colin Maycock, San Juan County Department of Community Development, PO Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250, (360) 370-7573,  

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