Sunday, October 31, 2010

Proposed Amendments: Related to the Keeping of Fowl and Small Domestic Animals

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Proposed Text Amendments to Federal Way Revised Code Title 19
‘Zoning & Development Code’

Related to the Keeping of Fowl and Small Domestic Animals
(Non-Project Action)

File No: 10-103481-00-SE

Description: Proposed text amendments to the City’s zoning and development code that would decrease the minimum lot size for keeping a limited number of domestic fowl on single family residential properties. Scope of changes may also include the banning of roosters and reduction in lot size minimum for keeping more than four rabbits per household.

Location: Citywide

Applicant: Department of Community Development Services

Lead Agency: City of Federal Way

Staff Contact: Matthew Herrera, Associate Planner, 253-835-2638

The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment, and an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist, Federal Way Comprehensive Plan, and other municipal policies, plans, rules, and regulations designated as a basis for exercise of substantive authority under the State Environmental Policy Act pursuant to RCW 43.31C.110. This information is available to the public on request.

Further information regarding this action is available to the public upon request from the Department of Community Development Services. This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days from the date below. Comments must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on October 27, 2010.

Unless modified by the City, this determination will become final following the above comment deadline.

Any person aggrieved of the City’s final determination may file an appeal with the City within 14 days of the above comment deadline. You may appeal this determination to the Federal Way City Clerk, at the City of Federal Way, 33325 8th Avenue South (PO Box 9718), Federal Way, WA 98063 no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 10, 2010, by a written letter stating the reason for the appeal of the determination. You should be prepared to make specific factual objections.

Printed in the Federal Way Mirror on October 13, 2010.

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