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DNR schedules public meeting about Sultan Basin ‘reconveyance’ 
 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
June 24, 2010

DNR schedules public meeting about Sultan Basin ‘reconveyance’
Snohomish County’s request to move Sultan Basin land from state to county ownership will be topic of July 13 meeting in Sultan

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public meeting on July 13 to receive comments and provide information about a request by Snohomish County to transfer state trust land in Sultan Basin from state to county ownership. Under state law, the county must use the land for public park purposes.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Sultan Middle School Commons
301 High Avenue
Sultan, WA 98294

DNR will receive public comments at the meeting about whether the proposed use of the land is consistent with the state Recreation and Conservation Office’s State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Planning Document. The department also seeks comments about what conditions, if any, DNR should place on the reconveyance to coordinate with its management, including public uses, of trust lands next to the parcel.

The trust land under consideration is approximately 150 acres located on Sultan Basin Road, north of the City of Sultan. A public meeting on the matter was also held in October 2008.

Comments welcome until July 31
All written comments about the reconveyance must be received by DNR no later than July 31, 2010. Send comments to the State of Washington, Department of Natural Resources, Asset and Property Management Division, ATTN: Sultan Basin Reconveyance, PO Box 47014, Olympia, WA 98504-7014, or e-mail comments to: sultanbasinreconveyance@dnr.wa.gov  

The county’s request for the reconveyance and the DNR staff’s recommendation will be presented at an upcoming regularly scheduled meeting of the state Board of Natural Resources.

More information about the reconveyance is on DNR’s website: www.dnr.wa.gov ; search for: Proposed Sultan Basin Reconveyance. The direct link to information, including a map, is: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/BusinessPermits/Topics/OtherLandTransactions/Pages/amp_recon_sultan_basin.aspx  

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Media Contact: Bob Redling, Senior Communications Manager, 360-902-1149 bob.redling@dnr.wa.gov  

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