Saturday, January 7, 2012

Comprehensive Plan Amendment for Kah Tai

The Friends of Kah Tai Board of Directors recently submitted testimony to the City Planning Office with regard to the upcoming Comprehensive Plan Amendment hearing. The hearing will include consideration of an amendment proposed to insert protective language for Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park into the Comprehensive Plan. There are several versions proposed for the Amendment. The Friends of Kah Tai submitted the first iteration back in February 2011. The City followed suit with its own version. The Admiralty Audubon Society developed language based on wording found in the original grant documents. 

The Friends combined these various versions of language and propose the following language to be included as a Comprehensive Plan Amendment.

"We respectfully submit this as written testimony for consideration of amendments to be adopted for Item 2.5 Kah Tai Lagoon Park Policy (LUP11-015) and request the following be included in the City of Port Townsend Year 2011 Comprehensive Plan:

4.5.1 Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park shall be designed and managed in accordance with the legal obligations assumed under the 1981 Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Acquisition Grant.
4.5.1a Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park shall be maintained so as to allow only passive outdoor recreation uses that preserve and enhance the natural habitat of the lagoon, wetlands, buffers, and uplands."

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