Current Annexation Proposals

ANNEX2018-05:  City of Lacey Steilacoom/Marvin Rd Annexation


DECISION:
The Washington State Boundary Review Board for Thurston County voted 3-0 on April 9, 2019 to approve the annexation, expanding the boundaries to include additional territory as proposed by Thurston County.  On April 22, 2019, the Board signed its written decision.
Pursuant to RCW 36.93.160(5), the decision of the Boundary Review Board regarding this proposal shall be final and conclusive unless within thirty (30) days from the date of the Board's action a governmental unit affected by the decision or any person owning real property or residing in the area affected by the decision files in Superior Court a notice of appeal.  The 30-day appeal period expires on May 22, 2019.

BACKGROUND:
The City of Lacey filed a Notice of Intention for Annexation with the Washington State Boundary Review Board for Thurston County. The City proposed annexing 12 parcels totaling approximately 259.1 acres in the City of Lacey Urban Growth Area. The properties are located near the corner of Steilacoom Road and Marvin Road. The City of Lacey is proposing to annex the properties through the direct petition method under RCW 35A.14.120.

The Notice of Intention for Annexation was certified as complete on November 30, 2018.

On January 14, 2019, Thurston County submitted a petition for review, thereby invoking review by the Boundary Review Board.  In summary, the County believes the proposed annexation is an irregular boundary, the proposed irregularity presents boundaries that are impractical, and requests that the annexation area be expanded to encompass an additional 250.2 acres. On February 22, 2019, Thurston County revised its request, reducing the expanded annexation area to only 120 acres.  The legal description, provided after the revised request, clarified the proposed expanded annexation area is approximately 150 acres.

A decision is due by Tuesday, May 14, 2019, or 40 calendar days after the final public hearing, whichever comes first (RCW 36.93.100 and RCW 36.93.160).  The Boundary Review Board has a maximum of 120 calendar days after the petition for review is submitted to hold a public hearing and render a decision (RCW 36.93.100).  This may be extended with the agreement of the Boundary Review Board and the City.

TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED:
Because Thurston County requested the Boundary Review Board consider expanding the annexation area, two Public Hearings were required – one Hearing to consider the annexation itself and a separate Hearing to consider expanding the boundaries of the annexation area (RCW 36.93.150).
  • Hearing on Annexation.  The Washington State Boundary Review Board for Thurston County will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. The Washington State Boundary Review Board will take action on this matter pursuant to RCW 36.93.150. Action may be taken at this meeting or a subsequent meeting, including approval, denial, or modification.
           WHAT:     Boundary Review Board Public Hearing
                           City of Lacey Steilacoom/Marvin Rd Annexation
           WHEN:    7:00 P.M. March 28, 2019
           WHERE:  Thurston Regional Planning Council, Conference Room A
                           2424 Heritage Court SW, Suite A
                           Olympia, WA 98502
Those wishing to testify regarding the annexation should appear and be heard. If unable to attend, written comments should be sent by email or mail to the Washington State Boundary Review Board for Thurston County via the staff contact below by 4:30 P.M. March 27, 2019.
Hearing Documents
Meeting Recordings
  • Hearing on Expanding Annexation Area.  The Washington State Boundary Review Board for Thurston County will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. The Washington State Boundary Review Board will take action on this matter pursuant to RCW 36.93.150. Action may be taken at this meeting or a subsequent meeting, including approval, denial, or modification.
           WHAT:      Boundary Review Board Public Hearing
                            Expanding the Steilacoom/Marvin Rd Annexation Area
           WHEN:     7:00 P.M. April 9, 2019
           WHERE:   Nisqually Middle School Cafeteria
                            8100 Steilacoom Rd SE
                            Lacey, WA 98503
Those wishing to testify regarding expanding the annexation area should appear and be heard. If unable to attend, written comments should be sent by email or mail to the Washington State Boundary Review Board for Thurston County via the staff contact below by 4:30 P.M. April 8, 2019.
If you need special accommodations to participate in these meetings, please call by 10:00 A.M. three days prior to the meeting. Ask for the ADA Coordinator. For TDD users, please use the state’s toll-free relay service, 711 and ask the operator to dial 360.956.7575.

Katrina Van Every, Chief Clerk
2424 Heritage Court SW, Suite A
Olympia, WA 98502
360.956.7575

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