Current Annexation Proposals

ANNEX2019-01: City of Yelm Fermon Annexation

The City of Yelm has filed a request for a Review Waiver and a Notice of Intention for Annexation with the Washington State Boundary Review Board for Thurston County. The City proposes annexing five parcels totaling approximately 1.51 acres in the City of Yelm Urban Growth Area. The properties are generally located south of 103rd Avenue SE along Grove Road SE, which lies to the east of the properties. The City of Yelm is proposing to annex the properties through the 60% Petition Method under RCW 35A.14.120.

The Notice of Intention for Annexation was certified as complete on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

If you wish to request the Boundary Review Board review and hold a public hearing concerning this annexation, please do so in writing by Thursday, October 17, 2019 by 4:30 P.M. A fee of $200.00 payable to Thurston County must accompany the request for review of the annexation by the Boundary Review Board (RCW 36.93.120). Please reference the Notice of Intention and annexation name, "ANNEX2019-01, Fermon Annexation" in your request for a public hearing.

A review of this annexation may be requested by one of the following:

  1. Any governmental unit affected
  2. The county files a request for review
  3. A petition requesting review is filed and is signed by:
    • Five percent of the registered voters residing within the area which is being considered for the proposed action (as determined by the Board in its discretion subject to immediate writ of certiorari to the Superior Court), or
    • An owner or owners of property consisting of five percent of the assessed valuation within such area.
  4. Three members of the Board concur with a request for review when a petition requesting review is filed by five percent of the registered voters who deem themselves affected by the action and reside within one-quarter mile of the proposed action but not within the jurisdiction proposing the action.

Please see RCW 36.93.100 for specific requirements regarding who may submit a request for review by the Boundary Review Board.

If a request for review is not received by October 17, 2019, the Chairperson of the Boundary Review Board shall determine whether to approve or disapprove the waiver request. If the waiver is approved, the annexation will be returned to the City of Yelm for final action.

If a Request for Review is not received by October 17, 2019, the Chairperson of the Boundary Review Board shall determine whether to approve or disapprove the waiver request by October 24, 2019, the end of the 21‐day waiver review period. If the waiver is approved, the annexation will be returned to the City of Yelm for final action. If the waiver is disapproved, then requests for review will be accepted until 4:30 P.M. on Monday, November 18, 2019, the end of the 45‐day review period.

Please send the request for review to the Washington State Boundary Review Board for Thurston County care of the address below:

Chief Clerk, Boundary Review Board
Thurston Regional Planning Council
2424 Heritage Court SW, Suite A
Olympia, WA 98502

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