Snohomish County recruiting members for Boundary Review Board

  • Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:30am
  • Life

Snohomish County is currently seeking volunteers for two open positions on the Boundary Review Board. Board members are residents of the county they serve. They serve for a four-year term and are not allowed to hold other local government elected or appointed positions or jobs.

For more than 50 years in Washington state, Boundary Review Boards have been instrumental in resolving disputes between property owners, citizens, developers and governmental authorities. For residents in unincorporated areas, the board often serves as the avenue of recourse in the city and special purpose district annexation processes. Boards make decisions, weighing the Growth Management Act and specific factors and objectives in state law, in order to ensure orderly growth and development of municipalities and urban services.

The residents of Snohomish County are fortunate to have a process in place that:

• Allows access to an impartial local body to mediate disputes

• Ensures orderly growth of cities and urban services

• Assists cities, towns and districts with annexations

• Provides objective analysis and fair and impartial decision-making

The board is a quasi-judicial, administrative body empowered to make decisions on such issues as incorporations, annexations, mergers, etc., by cities, towns and special purpose districts. It can approve, modify and approve or deny a proposal. Board decisions are final unless appealed to the Superior Court of the county under the law.

There are no statutory requirements on membership qualifications for the board, although it is desirable for the individual to have knowledge of the Growth Management Act, ability to evaluate technical planning and environmental documents and economic reports as well as testimony from the public, and apply state statues to decision-making. A background on a jurisdiction’s planning commission is beneficial.

For any questions about the application process, call Pamela Yount, clerk of the board, at 425-388-3445.

More in Life

UW Bothell’s Atkinson to be next Pub Talk speaker

She will discuss how environmental crises can leave people experiencing grief, anxiety and hopelessness.

Jones to keynote NSD Digging Deep event on equity and diversity on June 1

The event will be from noon to 3 p.m. at North Creek High School.

Courtesy photo
                                Northshore Schools Foundation to hold second annual All In for Kids Family Fun Day at Pop Keeney Stadium.
Northshore School Foundation to host second annual Family Fun Day

The All In for Kids Family Fun Day will be June 8.

Wastemobile coming to Bothell May 17-19

Residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and other household hazardous items at no cost.

Artwork by Yiming Megan Song of Bear Creek Elementary. Courtesy photo
Northshore students recognized by PTA Reflections Art Program

10 NSD students were recipients of this year’s WSPTA Reflections awards.

Seattle council member Harrell named UW Bothell commencement speaker

Harrell is a UW political science and law school graduate and former Husky football player.

Inglemoor students to compete at Euro Challenge

Five IHS sophomores advanced to the semi-final round of the Euro Challenge competition in New York.

Kenmore seeks census volunteers

Volunteers will be working from May to March 2020.

Walsh to speak at next Pub Night Talk at McMenamins

The UW Bothell associate professor’s discussion will be on ” Who Gets to Be a Taxpayer? Race, Tax Policy and Segregation.”

Madison Miller / staff photo
                                Michael Henrichsen performs “Cars” by Gary Numan at Galt’s Mukilteo home.
Nite Wave pulls nostalgic heartstrings of 1980s new wave fans

Band plays hits but aims for a unique set list.

Bear Axe will be one of the bands performing at Bothell’s Block Party and BrewFest. Photo courtesy of Cat Rose
Chamber and UW Bothell partner for Bothell Block Party and BrewFest

The event will host seven local bands, more than 40 breweries, cideries and wineries.