CITY OF SELAH

NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW, PUBLIC COMMENT AND PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

Project Location:  The City of Selah’s Central Urban Area (See Attachment B). The areas proposed for possible addition to the Selah Urban Growth Area are highlighted in Attachment C.

Project Applicant:                 City of Selah, Community Development & Planning

File Numbers:                        SEPA-2019-007

Date of Application:             June 10, 2019

Date of Determination of Completeness:  June 13, 2019

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

State Environmental Policy Act review of the draft Selah Central Urban Area Sub-Area Plan which was prepared by the City to identify strategies to implement Goal 2.1 of the Selah Comprehensive Plan to strengthen the Central Business District.  The plan includes 25 recommended actions to be implemented over time in accordance with priorities set by the City Council and as resources permit. The recommended actions are listed and briefly described in Attachment A to this checklist. (See State Environmental Checklist SEPA-2019-007, and associated attachments for further description and explanation online at: https://selahwa.gov/planning/.)

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW 

This is to notify all the public and private agencies with jurisdiction and environmental expertise that the City of Selah Community Development and Planning Department has been established as the lead agency, pursuant to the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) for the above stated project.  The City of Selah is presently inclined towards the issuance of a Determination of Non- Significance (DNS) on this project.  WAC 197-11-355 is being used.  This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposed project.

Comment due date:  June 28, 2019

REQUEST FOR WRITTEN COMMENTS

Agencies, tribes, and the public are encouraged to review and comment on the proposed project and its probable environmental impacts.  There is a 14-day comment period for this review.  All written comments received by June 28, 2019, will be considered prior to issuing the final threshold determination on this application.

NOTICE OF DECISION

A copy of the SEPA threshold determination will be mailed to the parties, agencies, and those who provided public comment after the end of the 14-day public comment period.

Open Record Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, commencing at 5:30 P.M., or as soon thereafter as practical, the City of Selah Planning Commission will conduct an open record public hearing in the Council Chambers, Selah City Hall, 115 W. Naches Ave. Selah, WA regarding adoption of the City of Selah’s Central Sub Area Plan. All interested persons may appear and provide testimony on the application. At the conclusion of the public hearing the Planning Commission will consider the matter and issue a recommendation to the City Council for approval, approval with conditions, or denial of the of the proposed plan.

The draft Sub Area Plan and SEPA Checklist is available during regular business hours at the Planning Department at 222 South Rushmore Road, Selah, Washington 98942 or on the City of Selah’s website at https://selahwa.gov/planning/. The staff report will be available approximately one week before the hearing. Contact the Planning Department with any questions.

Dated this 15th day of June 2019.

Jeff Peters, Community Development Supervisor