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ON <br />0 <br />qsk JEFFERSON COUNTY <br />DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT <br />621 Sheridan Street <br />Port Townsend, WA 98368 <br />Al Scalf, Director <br />Unified Development Code Interpretation <br />This interpretation is made according to Article VI, Chapter 18.40 JCC. An interpretation of the <br />provision of the Unified Development Code is intended to clarify conflicting or ambiguous <br />wording, interpret proper classifications of a use, or interpret scope or intent. The "Factors for <br />Consideration" listed in JCC 18.40.360(4) were considered in making this UDC interpretation, <br />including applicable goals and policies of the Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan. <br />Date: December 18, 2007 <br />Case: MLA07-00626 (ZON07-00093) <br />Applicant: William W. Lawrence <br />Representative: Stephen E. Oliver, Law Firm of Plat, Irwin, Taylor <br />SUBJECT: Are the rock -faced terraces as described in the request for Code Interpretation <br />"structures" as defined in the Shoreline Management Master Program Chapter 18.25 <br />JCC? <br />JCC 18.25.040 (19) states: <br />"Structure" means a permanent or temporary edifice or building, or any piece of work <br />artificially built or composed of parts joined together in some definite manner on, above, <br />or below the surface of the ground or water, except for vessels. <br />This definition closely parallels the definition of "structure" found in WAC 173-27-030 which <br />states: <br />(15) "Structure" means a permanent or temporary edifice or building, or any piece of <br />work artificially built or composed of parts joined together in some definite manner, <br />whether installed on, above, or below the surface of the ground or water, except for <br />vessels; <br />JCC 18.25.060 states: <br />"As provided under RCW 90.58.900, the Shoreline Management Act is exempted from <br />the rule of strict construction; the act and this master program shall, therefore, be liberally <br />construed to give full effect to the purposes, goals, policies, and standards for which the <br />Building Permits/Inspections <br />Development Review Division <br />Long Range Planning <br />(360) 379-4450 e-mail: ascalf@co.jefferson.wa.us FAX: (360) 379-4451 <br />