Submitted by Clark County
Clark County will host a public participation event to get feedback on amending its equestrian and horse boarding regulations to address a variety of concerns and impacts.
The event will take place 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 7 on WebEx. The county council will participate in the event by listening but will not make decisions on county code during the session.
During the moderated forum, there will be approximately 90 minutes for public comment. Each speaker will have up to three minutes to express their support, objections, opinions, ideas and recommendations.
Anyone wishing to speak during the event is asked to sign up at https://clark.wa.gov/code-administration/rural-equestrian-facilities-public-participation-event. Due to time limits, there will be a maximum of 30 speakers during the event. County staff will contact those who sign up to speak with further information. When signing up, please include your name, email address and a phone number.
Anyone wanting to listen to the WebEx event can call 1.408.418.9388 and use the access code 146 067 7849. Clark-Vancouver TV will record the session and it will be available on their website at www.CVTV.org and posted to the county web page after the event.
The discussion topics are listed and numbered below. Speakers are asked to reference the numbered item from the list when speaking during the participation event.
- Building requirements (e.g. setback distances, storm drainage, occupancy limits, etc.)
- Private vs. Public Use (e.g. requirements, standards, etc.)
- Operational impacts (e.g. noise, odor, dust, traffic, etc.)
- Other (e.g. definitions, etc.)
Residents also are encouraged to send written comments to:
- Clark County, Attn: Code Administration-Equestrian Feedback, PO Box 9810, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810; or
The deadline to submit comments is 5 pm Friday, October 16.