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<br />Michelle McConnell <br />From:Muehlethaler, Eveleen T. [eveleenm@ptpc.com] <br />Sent:Tuesday, May 11, 2010 4:22 PM <br />To:Stewart, Jeff R. (ECY) <br />Cc:Espy, Frank R. <br />Subject:Jefferson County Shoreline Management Plan - Comments <br />Attachments:2009 06 17 PTPC Comments to SMP.pdf; 07 09 2008 CWD-SMPComment Matrix_Reach <br />CCC.pdf; 2007 12 12 CWD-SMPComment Matrix_Reach CCC_revised.pdf <br />Categories:LASMP Public Comment <br />Mr. Jeffree Stewart <br />PO Box 47775 Olympia, WA 98504 <br />300 Desmond Drive, Lacey, WA 98503 <br />Email: <br /> jeff.stewart@ecy.wa.gov <br /> <br /> <br />Mr. Stewart- <br /> <br />I am submitting these comments in part on behalf of Port Townsend Paper Corporation as well as an observer of the <br />planning process. My colleague Frank Espy & I participated on the Shoreline Policy Advisory Committee throughout the <br />drafting of the plan. We submitted comments to Jefferson County at the various stages of the plan but found that our <br />comments had no impact on the county process. I attach copies of those comments for your review. PTPC would like <br /> <br />the corrections made to the final plan. <br /> <br /> <br />I would also like to comment as an observer: <br /> <br />The plan as presented to you does not balance the needs of shoreline preservation with the concerns of the landowners. <br />It is my observation that the only time the county seemed to make changes to accommodate the concerns of shoreline <br />landowners was when the planning commission voted to amend the plan to allow for a less ambitious set back. Those <br />set backs matched the ones found in the City of Port Townsend approved SMP. These and other revisions by the planning <br />commission seemed a reasonable balance between the SMP advocates and the landowners whose property will be <br />impacted. It showed the system was working. Unfortunately, our county commissioners decided to throw out the more <br /> <br />balanced plan in favor of the one before you now. <br /> <br />The large turn out for Ecology's hearing was overwhelmingly against the plan before you. Please consider adopting the <br />balanced plan. It will protect the shorelines while acknowledging property owners' concerns. It is consistent with the <br /> <br />other local plan. And it will waste less of the county & State's legal funds defending an overly prescriptive plan. <br /> <br /> <br />Sincerely- <br /> <br />Eveleen Muehlethaler <br />Port Townsend Paper Corporation <br /> <br />eveleenm@ptpc.com <br />(360) 379-2112 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />This email and any attached files are the exclusive property of Port Townsend Paper Corporation and its <br />affiliates ('PTPC'), are deemed privileged and confidential and are intended solely for the use of the party to <br />whom it is addressed. If you are not a named recipient or believe that you have received this email in error, <br />please notify the sender immediately and delete this email and any attachments. Any unauthorized use, <br />1 <br /> <br />