LEGAL NOTICE

Notice to file declaration of candidacy. Notice is hereby given that an election of the Wolf Creek Reclamation district will be held January 9, 2014 for the purpose of electing one (1) member to the board of directors for a term of three (3) years. Any legal district landowner interested in becoming a candidate must be sponsored by ten (10) qualified electors of the district whose signature appear on a petition which shows their intention of becoming a candidate for the position of director. Petition blanks may be obtained from the district secretary. These signed petitions must be filed with the secretary of said district no later than midnight January 2, 2014 in order that the candidate’s name appears on the ballot. Should the secretary receive only one signed petition for director under the amended State Irrigation Statute 87.03.075 and no election is necessary.

Done by the order of the Board of Directors of the Wolf Creek Reclamation District this 6th day of November 2013. Lynn Bovee, Secretary, Wolf Creek Reclamation District.

Published in the Methow Valley News November 13, & 20, 2013.

 

LEGAL NOTICE

Wolf Creek Reclamation District. Notice to Contractors and Vendors. In accordance with RCW 39.04.190 and RCW 39.04.155 and as authorized by the Board of Directors, Wolf Creek Reclamation District is now accepting applications for its 2014 Vendor List and Small Works Roster. The Vendor List will cover purchase of materials, supplies and equipment estimated to cost between $40,000.00 and $50,000.00. The small works roster will cover projects estimated to cost $100,000 or less. Required application forms can be picked up or mailed/faxed to you by: Wolf Creek Reclamation District, Attention: Lynn Bovee, Secretary, 87-B Patterson Lake Road, Winthrop, WA 98862. Phone (509)996.9974.

Minority and small businesses are particularly encouraged to apply.

Published in the Methow Valley News November 13 & 20 2013.

 

LEGAL NOTICE

Town of Twisp: Notice of Public Hearing. Notice is hereby given that the Town Council of the Town of Twisp, WA will be holding a public hearing regarding the 2014 Final Budget. The hearing shall be November 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of Twisp Town Hall, 118 S. Glover Street, Twisp WA. The preliminary budget has been filed with the Clerk’s Office and will be available to the public upon request. All interested persons may appear and be heard at said time and place. Questions about the process can be directed to Jackie Moriarty, Clerk, at 509-997-4081.

Published in the Methow Valley News November 13 and 20, 2013.

 

LEGAL NOTICE

Notice of Adoption – Ordinance #673.An Ordinance of the Town of Twisp, Washington determining and fixing the amount of Ad Valorem taxes to be levied for the year 2014.

Said ordinance may be examined at the Twisp Town Hall during regular business hours or mailed upon request.

This notice is given by order of the Town Council and pursuant to RCW 35.27.300.  Dated this 12th day of November, 2013. Jackie Moriarty, Clerk/Treasurer, Town of Twisp, Washington.

Published in the Methow Valley News November 20, 2013.

 

LEGAL NOTICE

Notice of Adoption – Ordinance #674. An Ordinance of the Town of Twisp, Washington fixing the amount of the EMS levy for the year 2014.

Said ordinance may be examined at the Twisp Town Hall during regular business hours or mailed upon request.

This notice is given by order of the Town Council and pursuant to RCW 35.27.300. Dated this 12th day of November, 2013.  Jackie Moriarty, Clerk/Treasurer, Town of Twisp, Washington.

Published in the Methow Valley News November 20, 2013.

 

LEGAL NOTICE

BEFORE THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY, YAKIMA, WASHINGTON.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO CHANGE PLACE AND PURPOSE OF USE AS AUTHOROZED UNDER SURFACE WATER CERTIFICATE NO. 945, CLAIM NO. 118277, AND CLAIM NO. 003935.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR NEW APPROPRIATIONS OF PUBLIC WATERS, MITIGATED BY ECOLOGY’S TRUST WATER PROGRAM, APPLICATION NO’S. S4-33097 AND G4-33098.

TAKE NOTICE: That on September 9, 2013, Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) of Twisp, Washington applied to change the place of use and purpose of use under Surface Water Certificate 945, Claim 118277, and Claim 003935.  The corresponding change application numbers are CS4-MVID@155, CS4-118277CL, and CS4-MVID@156.

Surface Water Certificate No.945, under priority date of August 22, 1919 authorizes the diversion of 150 cfs from the Methow River located within NE 1/4, NE 1/4, Sec. 25, T. 34 N,
R. 21 E.W.M. for irrigation of 1,566.5 acres, power and domestic use (period of use not specified) for lands within the MVID lying east of the Methow River.

Claim  No. 118277, under priority date of 1914 claims the diversion of 2.0 cfs and 360 acre-feet from the Alder Creek located within NE 1/4, NW 1/4, Sec. 3,
T. 32 N, R. 22 E.W.M. for irrigation use from April 15 to October 15 for platted lands in T. 32 N., R. 22 E.W.M.

Claim No. 003935, under priority date of 1908 claims the diversion of 500 cfs and 90,000 acre-feet from the Twisp River located within SW 1/4, SE 1/4, Sec. 10, T. 33 N, R. 21 E.W.M. for irrigation of 950 acres from April 15 to October 15 for specified District lands in T. 32 N. and
33 N., R. 21 and 22 E.W.M.

That Certificate No.945 and Claim No. 003935 have been the subject of numerous previous changes and are subject to an Administrative Order DE 03WRCR-5904, which limits diversions on the Twisp River to 11 cfs and 2,716 acre-feet and diversions on the Methow River to 20 cfs and 4,909 acre-feet less inflow from the Barkley Canal.

That MVID proposes to change the purposes of use for all three water rights to mitigation for new out-of-stream uses and instream flows and to change the  places of use that include the Methow River, Alder Creek, & Twisp River.  MVID proposes to transfer the three above listed water rights into the State Trust Water Right Program for instream flows in the Methow River, Alder Creek & Twisp River and for mitigation for a new groundwater and a new surface water appropriation.

That on October 28, 2013, Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) of Twisp, Washington, under Application No’s. S4-33097 and G4-33098, applied to appropriate surface water and groundwater, subject to existing rights, mitigated by the three above mentioned MVID water rights transferred to Ecology’s trust water program.

Application No. S4-33097 requests 12.7 cubic feet per second and 3,309 acre-feet from the Methow River, from the existing MVID diversion point located within the NE 1/4 of NE 1/4, Sec. 25, T. 34 N, R. 21 E.W.M., for seasonal irrigation use from April 15 to October 15 within the boundaries of MVID lying east of the Methow River.

Application No. G4-33098 requests 10,009 gallons per minute groundwater withdrawal and 4,716 acre-feet from up to 100 wells within Sec. 12, T. 33 N, R. 21 E.W.M.; Sec. 7, 8, 17, 18, 20 21, 27, 28, 34 & 35, T. 33 N,
R. 22 E.W.M.; Sec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, & 20  T. 32 N, R. 22 E.W.M. for seasonal irrigation use from April 15 to October 15 and year round municipal use within the boundaries of MVID and Town of Twisp water system service area boundary.

That the intent of the proposed trust water right transfers and new water right authorizations is to create an MVID water bank.  The water bank will not result in an increase in consumptive use and will result in a new instream flow water right benefit in the Twisp and Methow Rivers.  For further details on the existing water rights, administrative order, MVID Instream Flow Improvement Project, change applications, or new water right applications, inquire directly with the Department of Ecology.

Protests or objections to the approval of these applications must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections.  All letters of protest will become public record.  Cash shall not be accepted.  Fees must be paid by check or money order and are nonrefundable.   Protests must be accompanied by a fifty dollar ($50) recording fee payable to the Department of Ecology, and filed with the Department of Ecology Cashiering Unit, P.O. Box 47611, Olympia, WA 98504-7611 within thirty (30) days from November 27, 2013.

Published in the Methow Valley News November 20 and 27, 2013.

 

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING & SEPA THRESHOLD DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE. F&S CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT. FILE #:WIN CUP 13-1; PARCEL #:  2890000900.

Regarding the F&S Excavating application for a conditional use permit for storage of materials and topsoil screening at Lot 9 of Horizon Flats, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the public hearing scheduled for November 20, 2013 has been cancelled to allow time for SEPA review. The Winthrop Town Council will hold an open record public hearing to consider the proposal on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at 7:05 pm, Winthrop Barn (Hen House), 51 Highway 20, Winthrop, WA. The hearing will be conducted in accord with WMC Chapter 19.10. Any person may present written or oral testimony at the hearing. All persons or agencies who comment or testify shall have standing as a party of record. Anyone requiring assistance to access the Barn is urged to contact Town Hall as least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled hearing.

Information Available:  Application materials are on file at Winthrop Town Hall, 206 Riverside Ave.  Persons wishing to view project information or receive notice of the action taken may contact Winthrop Town Hall between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. A staff report will be available seven days prior to the hearing. For further information contact Rocklynn Culp at (509) 996-2320.

SEPA Determination: The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment.  An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency.  This information is available to the public on request. This DNS is issued under 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 15 days from the date of this notice.

Comments: Comments or requests for notification of the action taken on the application must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm, Thursday, December 5, 2013. Send comments to Town Planner, Town of Winthrop, PO Box 459, Winthrop, WA 98862 or by email to planner@townofwinthrop.com.

This notice is given pursuant to WMC chapter 19.06.DATED:  November 15, 2013,Rocklynn Culp, Town Planner.

Published in the Methow Valley News November 20, 2013.