2024/02/19 12:01 PM
As unbelievable as that sounds, it is true. Yes, the incorporated city of Ocean Shores, who does not actually possess or own any ocean shores, but yet names itself ocean shores none the less, is eager to arrest and or write criminal violations to visitors of the Washington State Park.
A cities code enforcement using its articles of incorporation to commandeer a beautiful prized State Park sanctuary is illegal, unethical, immoral, and is profoundly wrong in every sense.
As you travel west from the incorporated city of Ocean Shores into the Washington State Park, the roadside rules and signage signal to the public with a welcome to the State Park sign and State Park rules and regulations with a State Park insignia posted on the signage.
All roadside postings and signage indicate entry into a State Park and it is unreasonable for the city to expect the public to ignore the welcome to the State Park, State Park Rules and Regulations, and State Park insignia postings and signage.
The city articles of incorporation are not posted to the public as they enter the Washington State Park. And the city articles of incorporation are not posted anywhere inside of the Washington State Park.
As a Washington State Park visitor, you wouldn’t expect to see a city police car cruising around the Washington State Park or lurking up near the dunes looking and waiting for a Washington State Park visitor to violate a city ordinance, RCW, WAC, or whatever reason they feel that you must be blue lighted and stopped.
You may ask, why is a city police car setting up patrols in the Washington State Park.
The incorporated city of ocean shores, expects everyone visiting the Washington State Park to be aware that they are not actually visiting the Washington State Park, but are rather actually visiting the city of Ocean Shores by way of the cities articles of incorporation.
And when and if you get charged by the city and are successfully prosecuted, they will no longer admit that the location you were arrested in was inside or outside of the cities boundaries. Perhaps they are afraid of being subject to an “out of jurisdiction” process.
The city attempts to overrun the Washington State Park by using the boundaries definition of the cities articles of incorporation, where they attempt to BIND the metes and bounds of their recorded properties with tidelands of the second class that are adjacent to or abutting thereon to the cities recorded properties.
There are no second class tidelands west of the city.
Additionally the first class tidelands are not adjacent to or abutting thereon to the cities recorded properties.
Which means that the city FAILS its own jurisdiction document.
A = The incorporated cities westernmost parcel# 618122758170 which has been surveyed by the Grays Harbor County Surveyors Office as 200 feet wide east to west. This parcel photo can be found at the Grays Harbor County Assessor’s Office, using the parcel number lookup tool.
B = NON-TIDAL State land.
C = First Class tidelands.
Here is how the incorporated city of Ocean Shores fails the jurisdiction document they were compelled to produce in the ocean shores municipal court:
C is not adjacent to A and C does not abut onto A
There is no adjacency and there is no abutting, which causes the binding effect of their jurisdiction document to fail.
The jurisdiction document also fails by mentioning the wrong class of tidelands as being second class tidelands.
The city has failed every aspect of their jurisdiction document.