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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />COUNTY OF KITTITAS <br />STATE OF WASHINGTON <br />RESOLUTION NO. 2018-�q <br />A RESOLUTION CREATING THE WILDLAND-URBAN INTERFACE MODIFICATION <br />CRITERIA ADVISORY COMMITTEE <br />WHEREAS, The International Wildland-Urban Interface Code is a model code that has been <br />adopted by Kittitas County and applies to areas where structures and other <br />human development meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland or vegetative <br />fuels; and <br />WHEREAS, The International Wildland-Urban Interface Code is a supplement to adopted <br />building and fire codes, and is intended to establish minimum regulations for <br />safeguarding life and property from the intrusion of wildland fires and to prevent <br />structure fires from spreading to wildland fuels; and <br />WHEREAS, Section 105.1 of the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code allows the code <br />official to grant modifications for individual cases where enforcement of the strict <br />letter of the code is impractical, where the modification is in conformance with the <br />intent and purpose of the code, and where the modification does not lessen any <br />fire protection requirements or any degree of structural integrity; and <br />WHEREAS, The Kittitas County Board of Commissioners desires specific criteria for granting <br />such modifications to the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code; and <br />WHEREAS, On March 21, 2018 Kittitas County issued a press release requesting all <br />individuals interested in serving on a committee to develop such criteria submit <br />an application; and <br />WHEREAS, A number of applications were submitted and the Board of County <br />Commissioners considered the applications on May 29, 2018. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners creates the <br />Wildland-Urban Interface Modification Criteria Advisory Committee that shall be responsible for <br />developing specific criteria for granting modifications under Section 105.1 of the International <br />Wildland-Urban Interface Code; and <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners appoints the <br />individuals listed in Attachment A to the Wildland-Urban Interface Modification Criteria Advisory <br />Committee. <br />