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An establishment engaged in storage, wholesale, and distribution of manufactured products, supplies, and equipment.

Warehouse clubs and supercenters

Off-price or wholesale retail/warehouse establishments exceeding thirty thousand square feet of gross floor area and offering a limited range of merchandise, serving both wholesale and retail customers.

Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC)

The state administrative agency, or lawful successor, authorized to regulate and oversee telecommunications carriers, services and providers in the state of Washington to the extent prescribed by law.

Wastewater treatment plants

Establishments primarily engaged in (A) operating waste treatment or disposal facilities (except sewer systems or sewage treatment facilities); or (B) the combined activity of collecting and/or hauling of waste materials within a local area and operating waste treatment or disposal facilities. Waste combustors or incinerators (including those that may produce byproducts, such as electricity), solid waste landfills, and compost dumps are included.

Water resources inventory area (WRIA)

One of sixty-two watersheds in the state of Washington, each composed of the drainage areas of a stream or streams, as established in Chapter 173-500 WAC as it existed on January 1, 1997. The city of Monroe is within WRIA 7 (Snohomish Basin).


A seven-day calendar period starting on Monday and continuing through Sunday.


Any day of the week except Saturday or Sunday.

Wholesale establishment

A warehouse-type facility where shoppers are typically required to obtain membership status and must show proof of membership prior to entry and purchase of all items. Products consist of discounted or wholesale goods such as a wide variety of food, clothing, tires and appliances. Many items are sold in large quantities or bulk. This use occupies no less than seventy-five thousand square feet of gross floor area and has somewhat higher parking ratios than typical of standard warehouse uses.

Work release facilities

A facility that allows the opportunity for convicted persons to be employed outside of the facility, but requires confinement within the facility when not in the place of employment.

Working day

Any day on which the city of Monroe is open for business.

Writing, written, or in writing

Original signed and dated documents. Facsimile (fax) transmissions are a temporary notice of action that must be followed by the original signed and dated document via mail or delivery.

(Ord. 033/2022 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 013/2019 § 2)