Comments on SMP meeting of Nov. 15, 2011

My short form translation of 11/15/11 SMP meeting

The topic of DUE Process of Law and DOE’S page 88 of the Public Trust Doctrine creating law was about the last topic of discussion.
My comment, “I have serious issues with page 88.”
We will be given an opportunity for an hour long discussion with an attorney (of their choice) about this issue.
The Committee is smaller?
Harry Bell, Jay Pedersen, Karl Spees and I were vocally defending, objecting, enlightening, informing,recommending, suggesting and arguing private property, constitutional rights, scientific procedures and the Shoreline Environmental Designations (SED’S).
Jay Petersen’s public comment on the SED’S was copied and given to us. (Not posted on line?)
He made 4 good points.
1. Prohibited, he prefers conditional use
2. No SED’S on the west end?
3. He supports the existing 35 foot buffer on Lake Sutherland
4. What is exempt should be discussed.
Harry Bell’s made comments about using practical visual and technological judgment on critical areas, slopes and flood plains as done successfully by the logging industry for the last 20 years. (as any reasonable person would)
Questions and comments about the bloated size of DOE flood plains.
DOE is working on providing maps of the designated wetlands in Clallam County?
A brief mention of Aquaculture.
Comments from a tribal representative on private property regulations (they are not affected by the SMP)
Someone demanding regulation on Three Crabs private property building lots. (that may be considered illegal, unconstitutional or a taking, by WA State Law.)
With regard to the protection of single family residence, the words “Imminent Danger” will be stricken from the Clallam County SMP per Margaret Clancy.
Conspicuous in it’s absence, no mention of the taking of private property for public access.
NO NET LOSS was the low item on the agenda. (not discussed)
Jim Kramer implied that my SMP comments are/were “What I think” (as opposed to what I document). We argued about what is RULE and what is LAW.
I will keep you informed as to the time and date, so anyone who is interested, and would like to attend the following DOE rationalization meeting may do so.
The topic of DUE Process Law and DOE’S page 88 of the Public Trust Doctrine creating law.
My comment, “I have serious issues with page 88.”
We will be given an opportunity for an hour long discussion with an attorney (of their choice) about this issue. Since Jim Kramer is not an EXPERT on this.
Pearl Rains Hewett Trustee
George C. Rains Sr. Estate
Member SMP Advisory Committee

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