Election Day will be busy for the Thurston County commissioners, who have two hot topics on their meeting agendas for Tuesday.
The three-member board will conduct a public hearing at 3 p.m. in County Courthouse Building One, Room 280, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, to take comment on extending the interim zoning regulations for state licensed marijuana producers, processors and retailers.
The existing interim ordinance is set to expire Nov. 10, county spokeswoman Meghan Porter said. To view a full text of the proposed ordinance, go to co.thurston.wa.us/planning/.
Directly after that hearing, beginning about 3:30 p.m., the commissioners will convene as the Board of Health to consider a resolution that would adopt updates for Thurston County’s on-site sewage system management plan, Porter said.
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One of the biggest changes: Replacing the way the county collects certain septic fees with an annual charge to all septic owners via their property statements.
The tiered fee structure ranges from $22 to $66 a year, depending on location of the septic system and documented water-quality problems in the area, according to county documents. There are about 53,000 septic systems in the county.
For more information on the plan, go to co.thurston.wa.us/Health/ehomp/.