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<br />Michelle McConnell <br />From:Marilyn Knutson [marilynk113@msn.com] <br />Sent:Tuesday, May 11, 2010 3:39 PM <br />To:Stewart, Jeff R. (ECY) <br />Subject:Fw: Additional comments to the proposed Jefferson County LA-SMP <br />Categories:LASMP Public Comment <br /> <br />----- Original Message ----- <br />From: <br /> DIALPRO@aol.com <br />To: <br /> jeff.stewart@ecy.wa.gov <br />Cc: <br /> marilynk113@msn.com <br />Sent: <br /> Tuesday, May 11, 2010 3:37 PM <br />Subject: <br /> Additional comments to the proposed Jefferson County LA-SMP <br /> <br /> <br />Date: April 11, 2010 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />From: Robert & Marilyn Knutson <br /> <br /> 1385 East Ludlow Ridge Road <br /> <br /> Port Ludlow, WA 98365 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />To: Jeffree Stewart, Shoreline Specialist <br /> <br /> Washington State Department of Ecology <br /> <br /> 300 Desmond Drive <br /> <br /> Lacey, WA 98503 <br /> <br /> Email: jeff.stewart@ecy.wa.gov <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Sent by email and US Mail <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />We have a number of additional comments that we wish to make, regarding the Jefferson County LA-SMP, <br /> <br />as submitted to the Department of Ecology. We do expect a reply to all questions. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />ADDITIONAL COMMENTS <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />1. The proposed Uniform setback of 150 feet in rural Jefferson County <br /> <br />The proposed 150 foot setback is uniform in nature, not taking into account variations in land, slope, bluff, <br /> <br />etc. <br /> <br /> <br />QUESTION: Wouldn't it make more sense to vary the setback based on the actual conditions of <br /> <br />each land parcel? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />QUESTION: What scientific data supports a change to a uniform setback? <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />2. Shoreline designation around that land known as "Tala Point" <br /> <br /> <br />The shoreline around Tala Point was previously designated "rural residential". <br />It is now proposed to be changed to "conservancy" even though there is a proposed development that <br />would more than triple the existing homes on Tala Point. Since Pope Resources is in the process of <br />developing another 50 + housing units on this point, and the county is aware of this proposed growth, it <br /> <br />does not seem to be a rational decision on the part of either Jefferson County or DOE. <br /> <br /> <br />1 <br /> <br />