CITY OF SELAH NOTICE OF DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION & ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE COMMENTS

NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION OPEN RECORD PUBLIC HEARING.

Application: On August 8, 2019, the City of Selah Planning Department received a Class 3 Use and Environmental Checklist Review applications from LendLease Tower III, LLC on behalf of Michael King (property owner) to construct a 100 ft. monopole cell tower and associated equipment shelter. The project site is located at 229 East Naches Ave. Selah, WA  98942 (Yakima County Parcel Number: 181436-32057). The applications were determined complete for processing on August 30, 2019. The decision on these applications will be made within one-hundred twenty days of the determination of complete application.
Approvals, Actions and Required Studies: Class 3 Use Review.
Environmental Review: The City of Selah is the lead agency for this proposal under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The City has reviewed the proposal for probable adverse environmental impacts and expects to issue a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS). The optional DNS process in WAC 197-11-355 is being used. This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposal. The proposal may include mitigation measures regardless of whether an EIS is prepared. After all comments have been received and considered, a threshold determination will be made without an additional comment period. Comments received by 5:00 PM September 18, 2019, will be considered in making the determination. A copy will be sent to those who comment or may be obtained upon request. The determination will have specific appeal information and may be appealed within five business days of issuance.
Request for Written Comments on the Proposal Written comments concerning the proposed Class 3 Use application and Environmental Checklist will be accepted during the public comment period that ends at 5:00 p.m., on September 18, 2019. You may mail your comments to Selah Planning Department, 222 So. Rushmore Road, Selah, WA 98942, send them by fax to (509) 698-7372 or by e-mail to jeff.peters@selahwa.gov.  Reference File Number CL3#2019-001 & SEPA#2019-008 or “LendLease III” in your correspondence.
Open Record Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, October 15, 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 on the Class 3 Use. All interested persons may appear and provide testimony on the application. SMC 21.09.030 and SMC 10.06.040 are pertinent to the hearing procedure. 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 Class 3 Use application.
Application information including the SEPA Environmental Checklist and maps detailing the proposal are available during regular business hours at the Planning Department at 222 South Rushmore Road, Selah, Washington 98942. The staff report will be available approximately one week before the hearing. Contact the Planning Department with project, procedural or environmental questions:
Dated this 4th day of September 2019:
Jeff Peters, Community Development Supervisor