Chapter 30.91M
"M" DEFINITIONS

Sections:

30.91M.005    Machinery repair, major.

30.91M.010    Maintenance.

30.91M.011    Maintenance.

30.91M.012    Maintenance or repair, normal.

30.91M.020    Major transit corridor.

30.91M.024    Manufacturing.

30.91M.026    Manufacturing, all other forms not specifically listed.

30.91M.028    Manufacturing, heavy.

30.91M.032    Marijuana, marihuana or cannabis.

30.91M.034    Repealed.

30.91M.036    Repealed.

30.91M.038    Marijuana processing.

30.91M.040    Marijuana production.

30.91M.042    Marijuana retail.

30.91M.045    Marina.

30.91M.050    Marine waters.

30.91M.055    Master development plan.

30.91M.057    Material recovery facility.

30.91M.060    MDNS (Mitigated DNS).

30.91M.070    Medical clinic.

30.91M.080    Metal working shop.

30.91M.090    Mine hazard areas.

30.91M.095    Mineral operations.

30.91M.100    Mineral resource land, designated (Designated mineral resource land).

30.91M.110    Mini self-storage.

30.91M.120    Mitigation.

30.91M.130    Mitigation requirement or impact mitigation requirement.

30.91M.135    Repealed.

30.91M.140    Mobile home.

30.91M.150    Mobile home.

30.91M.160    Mobile home park.

30.91M.165    Mobile home park.

30.91M.170    Model hobby park.

30.91M.180    Model home.

30.91M.190    Model house/sales office.

30.91M.195    Mooring buoy.

30.91M.200    Motel.

30.91M.203    Motocross racetrack.

30.91M.205    Motocross competitive event.

30.91M.225    Municipal separate storm sewer system.

30.91M.230    Museum.

30.91M.005 Machinery repair, major.

"Machinery repair, major" means an establishment for the repair of large machinery and equipment. This term shall not include auto repair or the repair of small machinery and appliances.

(Added by Amended Ord. 16-013, Mar. 8, 2017, Eff date May 7, 2017)

30.91M.010 Maintenance.

"Maintenance" includes those usual acts to prevent or repair a decline, lapse, or cessation from a lawfully established condition and to restore a facility to a state comparable to its original condition within a reasonable period after decay or partial destruction. This does not include expansion in physical dimension, capacity or use.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91M.011 Maintenance.

"Maintenance" means activities conducted on currently serviceable structures, facilities and equipment that involve no expansion or use beyond that previously existing and result in no significant adverse hydrologic impact. It includes those usual activities taken to prevent a decline, lapse or cessation in the use of structures and systems. Those usual activities may include replacement of dysfunctional facilities, including cases where any permit requires replacing an existing structure with a different type structure, as long as the functioning characteristics of the original structure are not changed. Maintenance does not include an expansion in physical dimension, capacity or use.

This definition applies to chapters 30.63A and 30.63B SCC.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-026, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010; Amended by Ord. 15-103, Jan. 11, 2016, Eff date Jan. 22, 2016)

30.91M.012 Maintenance or repair, normal.

"Maintenance or repair, normal" of existing structures or developments, including damage by accident, fire or elements. See "Normal maintenance or repair."

(Added Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007)

30.91M.020 Major transit corridor.

"Major transit corridor" means an arterial street with existing bus stops and sidewalks served by more than one bi-directional bus route with high frequency local service of at least 25 trips per day.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 13-007, Sep. 11, 2013, Eff date Oct. 3, 2013)

30.91M.024 Manufacturing.

"Manufacturing" means to produce, assemble or create products.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91M.026 Manufacturing, all other forms not specifically listed.

"Manufacturing, all other forms not specifically listed" means a use which uses manufacturing workers, as described under the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, published by the US Department of Labor, to produce, assemble or create products and which the director finds consistent with generally accepted practices and performance standards for the industrial zone where the use proposed, and which do not include any manufacturing use otherwise specifically listed.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91M.028 Manufacturing, heavy.

"Manufacturing, heavy" means the distillation of wood, coal, bones, or the manufacture of their by-products; extraction of animal or fish fat or oil; forge, foundry, blast furnace or melting of ore; manufacturing of acid, animal black/black bone, cement or lime, chlorine, creosote, explosives, fertilizer, glue or gelatin, potash, pulp; rolling or blooming mills; tannery; or tar distillation and manufacturing; petroleum refining; or similar uses unless such uses are otherwise specifically listed in SCC 30.22.100.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 16-013, Mar. 8, 2017, Eff date May 7, 2017)

30.91M.032 Marijuana, marihuana or cannabis.

"Marijuana," "marihuana" or "cannabis" means all parts of the plant cannabis, whether growing or not, with a THC concentration greater than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds or resin. The term does not include the mature stalks of the plant, fiber produced from the stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil, or cake, or the sterilized seed of the plant which is incapable of germination.

(Added by Amended Ord. 13-086, Nov. 13, 2013, Eff date Nov. 28, 2013)

30.91M.034 Marijuana collective garden or medical cannabis garden.

(Added by Amended Ord. 13-086, Nov. 13, 2013, Eff date Nov. 28, 2013; Repealed by Amended Ord. 16-033, June 15, 2016, Eff date July 3, 2016)

30.91M.036 Marijuana collective garden dispensary or access point.

(Added by Amended Ord. 13-086, Nov. 13, 2013, Eff date Nov. 28, 2013; Repealed by Amended Ord. 16-033, June 15, 2016, Eff date July 3, 2016)

30.91M.038 Marijuana processing.

"Marijuana processing" means a facility licensed by the state liquor and cannabis board to process marijuana into marijuana concentrates, useable marijuana, and marijuana-infused products, package and label marijuana concentrates, useable marijuana, and marijuana-infused products for sale in retail outlets, and sell marijuana concentrates, useable marijuana, and marijuana-infused products at wholesale to marijuana retailers.

(Added by Amended Ord. 13-086, Nov. 13, 2013, Eff date Nov. 28, 2013; Amended by Amended Ord. 16-033, June 15, 2016, Eff date July 3, 2016)

30.91M.040 Marijuana production.

"Marijuana production" means a facility licensed by the state liquor and cannabis board to produce and sell marijuana at wholesale to marijuana processors and other marijuana producers.

(Added by Amended Ord. 13-086, Nov. 13, 2013, Eff date Nov. 28, 2013; Amended by Amended Ord. 16-033, June 15, 2016, Eff date July 3, 2016)

30.91M.042 Marijuana retail.

"Marijuana retail" means a facility licensed by the state liquor and cannabis board to sell marijuana concentrates, useable marijuana, and marijuana-infused products in a retail outlet.

(Added by Amended Ord. 13-086, Nov. 13, 2013, Eff date Nov. 28, 2013; Amended by Amended Ord. 16-033, June 15, 2016, Eff date July 3, 2016)

30.91M.045 Marina.

"Marina" means a water-dependent use that consists of a system of piers, buoys or floats to provide moorage for 10 or more boats.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012; Amended by Amended Ord. 13-086, Nov. 13, 2013, Eff date Nov. 28, 2013. Formerly SCC 30.91M.028B)

30.91M.050 Marine waters.

"Marine waters" means non-wetland salt water bodies of the state regulated under chapter 90.58 RCW where average surface water salinity is equal to or greater than 0.5 parts per thousand (ppt).

(Added Amended Ord. 06-061, Aug. 1, 2007, Eff date Oct. 1, 2007; Amended by Amended Ord. 13-086, Nov. 13, 2013, Eff date Nov. 28, 2013. Formerly SCC 30.91M.029)

30.91M.055 Master development plan.

"Master development plan" means a plan used to define land uses on county-owned property that has been adopted by the county council after a public review process. A master development plan must define exterior property ownership boundaries and areas for existing and proposed development by land use categories. Examples of a master development plan include the "Paine Field Master Development Plan" and "A Master Plan Update-Evergreen State Fair."

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 13-086, Nov. 13, 2013, Eff date Nov. 28, 2013. Formerly SCC 30.91M.030)

30.91M.057 Material recovery facility.

"Material recovery facility" means any facility that collects, compacts, repackages, sorts, or processes for transport source separated solid waste for the purpose of recycling.

(Added by Amended Ord. 16-013, Mar. 8, 2017, Eff date May 7, 2017)

30.91M.060 MDNS (Mitigated DNS).

"MDNS" ("Mitigated DNS") means a DNS that includes mitigation measures. See WAC 197-11-76.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91M.070 Medical clinic.

"Medical clinic" means a building designed for the licensed medical, osteopathic, dental, psychiatric, or chiropractic services for the treatment of outpatients only.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91M.080 Metal working shop.

"Metal working shop" means a small-scale commercial establishment that sells metal articles produced by skilled manual work on the premises. This term shall include establishments that produce knives, horseshoes, hand tools and similar metal articles. The term shall not include welding shops, fabrication shops, forge and foundry uses, and general manufacturing uses.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91M.090 Mine hazard areas.

"Mine hazard areas" means areas underlain by or affected by underground mine workings such as tunnels, air shafts and those areas adjacent to steep slopes produced by open pit mining or quarrying, but excluding any areas where the mine workings have been properly stabilized and closed and made safe consistent with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91M.095 Mineral operations.

"Mineral operations" shall mean activities related to mining including but not limited to extraction, excavation, washing, crushing, stock piling, blasting, processing, transporting and recycling of minerals.

(Added Amended Ord. 05-083, December 21, 2005, Eff date Feb. 1, 2006)

30.91M.100 Mineral resource land, designated (Designated mineral resource land).

"Mineral resource land, designated" ("Designated mineral resource land") means any land designated with the Mineral Resource Overlay (MRO) by the GMA comprehensive plan.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Ord. 07-090, Sept. 5, 2007, Eff date Sept. 21, 2007)

30.91M.110 Mini self-storage.

"Mini self-storage" means a building or portion thereof segregated into small storage cubicles used exclusively for the dead storage of excess property. Such term shall not include the conduct of business activities other than rental of storage units of the premises nor outside storage of property. Cubicle rental documents shall be required and shall set forth use restrictions imposed by governmental laws and ordinances.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91M.120 Mitigation.

"Mitigation" means:

(1) Avoiding the impact altogether by not taking a certain action or parts of an action;

(2) Minimizing impact by limiting the degree or magnitude of the action and its implementation, by using appropriate technology, or by taking affirmative steps to avoid or reduce impacts;

(3) Rectifying the impact by repairing, rehabilitating or restoring the affected environment;

(4) Reducing or eliminating the impact over time by preservation and maintenance operations during the life of the action;

(5) Compensating for the impact by replacing, enhancing, or providing substitute resources or environments; or

(6) Monitoring the impact and taking appropriate corrective measures.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91M.130 Mitigation requirement or impact mitigation requirement.

"Mitigation requirement" or "impact mitigation requirement" means the adjusted facility requirement cost calculated for a subdivision or development, adjusted for the park and recreation level of service, minus any credit given for facility improvement or land dedication.

This definition applies only to "Park and recreation impact mitigation" regulations in chapter 30.66A SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91M.135 Mixed use.

(Added by Amended Ord. 09-079, May 12, 2010, Eff date May 29, 2010; Repealed by Ord. 13-007, Sep. 11, 2013, Eff date Oct. 3, 2013)

30.91M.140 Mobile home.

"Mobile home" means a single family dwelling constructed in accordance with the requirements prescribed under RCW 43.22.340, as amended, or Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development standards, promulgated under the National Mobile Home Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, as amended, and all rules and regulations promulgated thereto or, if constructed prior to July 1, 1968, meets the requirements of chapter 30.54A SCC, and which is designed for transportation after fabrication on public streets and highways on its own chassis and wheels, and which, when erected on site, is designed to be permanently connected to required utilities.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91M.150 Mobile home.

"Mobile home" means a manufactured home that is a structure, transportable in one or more sections, which in the traveling mode, is eight body feet or more in width or 40 body feet or more in length, or, when erected on site, is 320 or more square feet, and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electrical systems contained within it. Calculations used to determine the number of square feet in a structure will be based on the structure’s exterior dimensions measured at the largest horizontal projections when erected on site. These dimensions will include all expandable rooms, cabinets, and other projections containing interior space, but do not include bay windows. This term includes all structures which meet the above requirements except the size requirements and with respect to which the manufacturer voluntarily files a certification pursuant to 24 C.F.R. § 3282.13 and complies with the standards set forth in 24 C.F.R. § 3280.

This definition applies only to the building code in chapter 30.52A SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 07-084, Sept. 5, 2007, Eff date Sept. 21, 2007)

30.91M.160 Mobile home park.

"Mobile home park" means land under single ownership or control designed for the temporary or permanent parking of three or more mobile homes used for human habitation where the minimum lot area for each mobile home site is less than the requirements of this title for a single family home and/or where an individual septic tank is not provided for each mobile home. "Mobile home park" also includes a contiguous parcel of ground under single ownership or control where the density of mobile homes is over three per acre. "Mobile home park" also includes manufactured home parks. "Mobile home park" does not include land designed for the display or sale of mobile homes.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 09-096, Oct. 14, 2009, Eff date Nov. 9, 2009)

30.91M.165 Mobile home park.

"Mobile home park" means land under single ownership or control designed for the temporary or permanent parking of two or more mobile homes used for human habitation where the minimum lot area for each mobile home site is less than the requirements of this title for a single family home and/or where an individual septic tank is not provided for each mobile home. "Mobile home park" also includes a contiguous parcel of ground under single ownership or control where the density of mobile homes is over three per acre. "Mobile home park" does not include land designed for the display or sale of mobile homes.

This definition applies only to the "Flood hazard" regulations in chapters 30.43C, 30.43D, and 30.65 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 05-068, Sept. 7, 2005, Eff date Sept. 24, 2005)

30.91M.170 Model hobby park.

"Model hobby park" means an area of land or water designated and set aside for the operation and recreational use of model aircraft, boats and automobiles. Model aircraft, boats and automobiles do not include those intended or designed to transport people.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91M.180 Model home.

"Model home" means a dwelling permitted in an approved preliminary plat prior to final plat recording in accordance with chapter 30.41A SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91M.190 Model house/sales office.

"Model house/sales office" means a house in a residential development which is used as a display or office in order to sell other houses in the development.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91M.195 Mooring buoy.

"Mooring buoy" means a floating object anchored to the bottom of a water body to which vessels may be tied.

This definition applies only to "Shoreline" regulations in chapters 30.44 and 30.67 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012)

30.91M.200 Motel.

"Motel" means a hotel designed for motorists, typically having rooms adjacent to an outside parking area.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003)

30.91M.203 Motocross racetrack.

"Motocross racetrack" means the entire area of a parcel of land and approved perimeter buffer areas posted or designated for use in accordance with applicable county code. A motocross racetrack use is a permitted and managed racetrack for commercial use that accommodates motorcycles, or off-road vehicles and serves more than an immediate family living on the site. A motocross racetrack use may include parking (including RV parking), information kiosks, loading/unloading ramps, viewing areas, campgrounds, picnic areas and shelters, refuse collection areas, restroom facilities, signage, lighting, caretaker or manager’s house, administrative/concession structures that do not exceed 900 square feet, maintenance storage areas, and incidental accessory features such as fencing, phone booths, water fountains, portable sanitation facilities, and admission/ticket booths.

(Added Amended Ord. 06-137, December 13, 2006, Eff date Jan. 1, 2007)

30.91M.205 Motocross competitive event.

"Motocross competitive event" means any competition at a motocross racetrack, advertised in advance through written notice to organized clubs and associations, or published in local newspapers, sponsored by recognized clubs or associations, and conducted at a pre-determined time and place.

(Added Amended Ord. 06-137, December 13, 2006, Eff date Jan. 1, 2007)

30.91M.225 Municipal separate storm sewer system.

"Municipal separate storm sewer system" or "MS4" means a conveyance, or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, manmade channels, or storm drains):

(1) Owned or operated by a state, city, town, borough, county, parish, district, association, or other public body (created by or pursuant to State law) having jurisdiction over disposal of wastes, stormwater, or other wastes, including special districts under State law such as a sewer district, flood control district or drainage district, or similar entity, or an Indian tribe or an authorized Indian tribal organization, or a designated and approved management agency under section 208 of the CWA that discharges to waters of the State.

(2) Designed or used for collecting or conveying stormwater.

(3) Which is not a combined sewer.

(4) Which is not part of a publicly owned treatment works (POTW) as defined at 40 CFR 122.2.

(5) Which is defined as "large" or "medium" or "small" or otherwise designated by Ecology pursuant to 40 CFR 122.26.

The "existing" MS4 means all elements of the system that are in place and operating at the time of a project’s initial permit application. The "planned" MS4 includes future elements of the system that are either (1) under construction; (2) included in the system operator’s adopted six-year capital improvement program, or comparable capital plan; or (3) included in any private development project that has submitted a complete application.

(Added by Amended Ord. 10-026, June 9, 2010, Eff date Sept. 30, 2010; Amended by Ord. 15-103, Jan. 11, 2016, Eff date Jan. 22, 2016)

30.91M.230 Museum.

"Museum" means a building or site serving as a repository for the collection and public display of natural, historical, scientific, cultural, or literary curiosities or objects of interest, or works of art, with or without an admission charge.

(Added by Amended Ord. 15-057, Sept. 2, 2015, Eff date Sept. 18, 2015)