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Mercer Island, WA 98040
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2009-2015 SMP Update

March 2015: Dept of Ecology issues formal approval. 
(Click here to view approval letter)

Dec 2013: City Council Adopts Ordinance No. 13C-12 Approving the Shoreline Master Program(Click here to see Mayor Bassett's letter to the Dept. of Ecology and the adopted ordinance)
Please note: The ordinance was sent to the Dept. of Ecology for its review and formal action.

March 16, 2012 Shoreline Master Program Draft Submittal to the Department of Ecology:

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For SMP related City Council packets, please click the links provided for each meeting.

Planning Commission Meeting Schedule: 
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For SMP related Planning Commission packets, please click the links provided for each meeting.

For items not contained within the Planning Commission packets, but that became part of the meeting record, please click the "Additional Meeting Items" links.  These items may include appearances sign in sheets, letters to the Commission, and supporting documents.

Shoreline Master Program Submittal to the Department of Ecology

Submittal Cover Letter

Mercer Island SMP March 2012 Submittal - Table of Contents

Shoreline Master Program Submittal Checklist

Attachment 1 – City of Mercer Island Resolution No. 1440: Intent to Adopt An Update of the Shoreline Master Program
Attachment 2 – Shoreline Analysis/Inventory

Attachment 3 – Cumulative Impacts Analysis

Attachment 4 – Mercer Island Code Title 19: Unified Land Development Code

Attachment 5 – Mercer Island Code Title 15: Water, Sewers and Public Utilities

Attachment 6 – Mercer Island Code Title 17: Construction Codes

Attachment 7 – SEPA Compliance Documentation

Attachment 8 – Public Involvement Documentation
8.1 – Outreach Activities Log
8.2 – Mailing and Email Lists
8.3 – SMP Open House
8.4 – Planning Commission Meetings and Hearings (Note: Public Comments Contained within Individual Meeting and Hearing Packets)
8.4.1 – 4/15/2009 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.2 - 5/6/2009 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.3 – 6/17/2009 Planning Commission Meeting 
8.4.4 – 7/1/2009 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.5 – 7/15/2009 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.6 – 8/5/2009 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.7 – 8/19/2009 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.8 – 9/2/2009 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.9 – 9/16/2009 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.10 – 10/7/2009 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.11 – 10/21/2009 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.12 – 11/4/2009 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.13 – 1/20/2010 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.14 – 2/17/2010 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.15 – 3/3/2010 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.16 – 3/17/2010 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.17 – 4/21/2010 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.18 – 5/5/2010 Planning Commission Hearing
8.4.19 – 5/19/2010 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.20 – 6/16/2010 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.21 – 10/20/2010 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.22 – 11/3/2010 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.23 – 1/5/2011Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.24 – 1/19/2011 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.25 – 2/2/2011 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.26 – 3/2/2011 Planning Commission Meeting
8.4.27 – 3/16/2011 Planning Commission Hearing
8.4.28 – 4/6/2011 Planning Commission Meeting
8.5 – City Council Meetings and Hearing

Attachment 9 – Department of Ecology Letters

Attachment 10 – Growth Management Act Notice of Proposed Amendment

Shoreline Related Publications and Papers

Below are links to some shoreline related publications and papers that have been presented or referenced as part of the City of Mercer Island Shoreline Master Program:
  1. Ahrenstorff, T. D., G. G. Sass, and M. R. Helmus. 2009. The influence of littoral zone coarse woody habitat on home range size, spatial distribution, and feeding ecology of largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides. Hydrobiologia 623:223-233.

  2. Brennan, J.S. 2007. Marine Riparian Vegetation Communities of Puget Sound. Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership Report No. 2007-02. Published by Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington.

  3. Brennan, J.S., H. Culverwell, R. Gregg, and P. Granger. 2009. Protection of Marine Riparian Functions in Puget Sound, WA. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

  4. Bryant, G.J. (1992) 'Direct Observations of Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass in response to various Brush structure Designs in Ruth Reservoir, California.' USDA  Forest Service Pacific Southwest region.

  5. K. Cappiella and T. Schueler, 2001. Crafting a Lake Protection Ordinance.

  6. Carrasquero, J. 2001. White Paper. Over-water structures: Freshwater issues. Herrera Environmental Consultants. 116 pp.

  7. Celedonia, M.T., R.A. Tabor, S. Sanders, D.W. Lantz, and I. Grettenberger. 2008. Movement and habitat use of Chinook salmon smolts and two predatory fishes in Lake Washington and the Lake Washington Ship Canal, 2004-2005 acoustic tracking studies. Prepared by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Western Washington Fish and Wildlife Office, Fisheries Division. Prepared for Seattle Public Utilities.

  8. Celedonia, Mark & Roger Tabor, et al. Movement and Habitat Use of Chinook Salmon Smolts, Northern Pikeminnow, and Smallmouth Bass Near the SR520 Bridge: 2007 Acoustic Tracking Study. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, October 2008.

  9. Envirovison, Herrera Environmental, and Aquatic Habitat Guidelines Working Group. 2007. Protecting Nearshore Habitat and Functions in Puget Sound: An interim guide. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

  10. Fayram, A. H. and T. H. Sibley. 2000. Impact of predation by smallmouth bass on sockeye salmon in Lake Washington. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 20:81-89.

  11. Francis, TB, DE Schindler. 2006. Degradation of littoral habitats by residential development: woody debris in lakes of the Pacific Northwest and Midwest, United States. Ambio 35:274-280.

  12. Friesen, T.A., J.S. Vile, and A.L. Pribyl, 2007. Outmigration of Juvenile Chinook Salmon in the Lower Willamette River, Oregon. Northwest Scientific Association. Vol. 81, No. 3, 2007.

  13. Granger, T., T. Hruby, A. McMillan, D. Peters, J. Rubey, D. Sheldon, S. Stanley, E. Stockdale. April 2005. Wetlands in Washington State - Volume 2: Guidance for Protecting and Managing Wetlands. Washington State Department of Ecology. Publication #05-06-008. Olympia, WA.

  14. Jennings, M.J., Emmons, E.E., Hatzenbeler, G.R., Edwards, C., & Bozek, M. (2003) Is littoral habitat affected by residential development and land use in watersheds of Wisconsin lakes? Lake and Reservoir Management, 19, 272-279.

  15. Kahler, T., M. Grassley and D. Beauchamp. 2000. A summary of the effects of bulkheads, piers, and other artificial structures and shorezone development on ESA-listed salmonids in lakes. City of Bellevue.

  16. Knight, K. 2009. Land Use Planning for Salmon, Steelhead and Trout. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Olympia, Washington.

  17. Knutson, K.L., and V.L. Naef. 1997. Management Recommendations for Washington’s Priority Habitats: Riparian. Wash. Dept. Fish and Wildl., Olympia. 181pp.

  18. Naiman, R.J., R.E. Bilby, and P.A. Bisson. 2000. Riparian ecology and management in the Pacific coastal rain forest. BioScience. 50(11):996-1011.

  19. National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest Region. 2008. Endangered Species Act - Section 7 Consultation Final Biological Opinion and Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Essential Fish Habitat Consultation. Implementation of the National Flood Insurance Program in the State of Washington, Phase One Document. NMFS Tracking Number 2006-00472

  20. Pflug, D. E., and G. B. Pauley. 1983. The Movement and Homing of Smallmouth Bass, Micropterus dolomieu, in Lake Sammamish, Washington. California Fish and Game 69(4):207–216.

  21. Pflug, D. E. and G. B. Pauley. 1984. Biology of smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieui) in Lake Sammamish, Washington. Northwest Science 58:118-130.

  22. Rondorf, D.W., G.L. Rutz, and J.C. Charrier. 2010. Minimizing effects of over-water docks on federally listed fish stocks in McNary Reservoir: A literature review for criteria. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, December 2009, Report No. 2009-W68SBV91602084

  23. Sheldon, D., T. Hruby, P. Johnson, K. Harper, A. McMillan, T. Granger, S. Stanley, and E. Stockdale. March 2005. Wetlands in Washington State - Volume 1: A Synthesis of the Science. Washington State Department of Ecology. Publication #05-06-006. Olympia, WA.

  24. Tabor, R.A., B.A. Footen, K.L. Fresh, M.T. Celedonia, F. Mejia, D.L. Low, and L. Park. 2007. Predation of juvenile Chinook salmon and other salmonids by smallmouth bass and largemouth bass in the Lake Washington basin. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27:1174-1188.

  25. Tabor, R.A., H.A. Gearns, C.M. McCoy III, and S. Camacho. 2006. Nearshore habitat use by juvenile chinook salmon in lentic systems of the Lake Washington Basin, Annual Report, 2003and 2004. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Lacey, WA.

  26. Tabor, R.A. and R.M. Piaskowski. 2002. Nearshore habitat use by juvenile Chinook salmon in lentic systems of the Lake Washington basin, annual report 2001. Prepared by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Western Washington Fish and Wildlife Office, Fisheries Division. Prepared for Seattle Public Utilities.

  27. Ward, D.L., A.A Nigro, R.A. Farr, and C.J. Knutsen 1984. Influence of Waterway Development on Migrational Characteristics of Juvenile Salmonids in the Lower Willamette River, Oregon. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 14:362-371.

  28. WRIA 8 Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed Salmon Conservation and Restoration Referenced Documents


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