LEGAL NOTICE

            Okanogan County Dept. of Public Works, 1234-A Second Ave. South, Okanogan, WA 98840, is seeking coverage under the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit. The proposed project, Twin Lakes Road Project, is located at M.P. 0.00 to M.P. 1.93 Twin Lakes Road in Winthrop, Okanogan County. This project involves 14 acres of soil disturbance for Highway or Road, Utilities construction activities. Stormwater will be discharged to Thompson Creek.

Any persons desiring to present their views to the Washington State Department of Ecology regarding this application, or interested in Ecology’s action on this application, may notify Ecology in writing no later than 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice. Ecology reviews public comments and considers whether discharges from this project would cause a measurable change in receiving water quality, and, if so, whether the project is necessary and in the overriding public interest according to Tier II antidegradation requirements under WAC 173-201A-320. Questions may be submitted to Don Motes, Project/Environmental Coordinator, Okanogan County Department of Public Works (509) 422-7310.

Comments can be submitted to: Department of Ecology, Attn: Water Quality Program, Construction Stormwater, P.O. Box 47696, Olympia, WA 98504-7696.

Published in the Methow Valley News December 4 and 11, 2014.

 

LEGAL NOTICE

            Notice of Final SEPA Determination. Twin Lakes Water Storage Project, SEPA.

The Twin Lakes Aquifer Coalition has applied for a groundwater right under application G4-34915 to withdraw groundwater near the Methow River to augment water levels in Twin Lakes area of Okanogan County that have been declining since 2001. TLAC will pump from wells in hydraulic continuity with the river only when river flows are high.  Approximately 800 acre feet will be diverted to storage during each of the first ten years and 550 acre feet each year thereafter. The project will store about 1,600 acre feet and will return 300-450 acre feet annually to the river through the aquifer system. Although water withdrawals from the Methow River system will be limited to high flows, water returning to the river will be continuous and will be trusted to Office of Columbia River to benefit in-stream and out-of-stream uses.

The Okanogan County and Department of Ecology Office of Columbia River SEPA Co-Lead Responsible officials issued a final environmental determination of non-significance (DNS) in accordance with WAC 197-11.  This decision may be appealed in accordance with OCC 14.04.220.  Appeals must be made in writing to the Board of Okanogan County Commissioners, 123 5th Ave N Ste. 150, Okanogan, WA 98840. Appeals must be submitted or postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on December 26, 2013.  Appeals shall state with specificity the elements of the environmental checklist and resulting determination the appellant finds objectionable and shall state the reason therefore.  Appeals must include the $300.00 appeal fee. Failure to file a timely and complete appeal shall constitute waiver of all rights to an administrative appeal under county code.

Information is available at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wr/cwp/tlws.html. Direct your questions to, Charlene Schumacher, Senior Planner at Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. N., Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7113 or e-mail cschumacher@co.okanogan.wa.us.

Published in the Methow Valley News December 11, 2013.

 

LEGAL NOTICE

            NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 660.(TOWN OF WINTHROP, WASHINGTON).NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Winthrop has adopted it’s Ordinance No. 660, which in summary, amends the 2013 Budget for the Town of Winthrop.

Said ordinance may be examined at the Winthrop Town Hall during regular business hours or a copy will be mailed upon request.

This notice is given by order of the Town Council and pursuant to R.C.W. 35.27.300. Dated this 5th day of December, 2013.Michelle Gaines – Town Clerk, Town of Winthrop, Washington.

Published in the Methow Valley News December 11, 2013.

 

 

LEGAL NOTICE

            Notice of Adoption of Ordinance No. 659. (Town of Winthrop,Washington).NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Winthrop has adopted its Ordinance No. 659, which in summary, establishes and adopts the Budget and Budget estimates for the year 2014 as follows:

 

FUND # ACCOUNT REVENUES EXPENDITURES

 

001 Current Expense $ 2,058,815 $ 2,010,095

 

101 Streets $ 1,485,122 $ 1,465,630

 

103 Parking Mitigation $ 3,100 $ -

 

104 Stadium $ 95,420 $ 88,730

 

105 Criminal Justice $ 12,790 $ 12,790

 

106 Water System Development $ 112,500 $ 70,000

 

107 Sewer System Development $ 106,185 $ -

 

108 Sewer Cumulative Reserve $ 281,660 $ 55,000

 

109 Water Cumulative Reserve $ 83,950 $ -

 

112 Vehicle Replacement $ 16,520 $ 14,000

 

113 Parking Improvements $ 19,165 $ 19,000

 

114 Hotel-Motel 3% $ 238,400 $ 122,400

 

115 Streets Cumulative $ 80 $ -

 

116 Pedestrian Transportation $ 7,670 $ 7,670

 

205 Fire Truck G/O Bond $ 61,035 $ 49,270

 

401 Water $ 2,065,060 $ 2,005,255

 

402 Sewer $ 349,110 $ 323,795

 

TOTALS $ 6,996,582 $ 6,243,635

Said ordinance may be examined at the Winthrop Town Hall during regular business hours or a copy will be mailed upon request. This notice is given by order of the Town Council and pursuant to R.C.W. 35.27.300. Dated this 5th day of December, 2013. Michelle Gaines – Town Clerk,Town of Winthrop, Washington.

Published in the Methow Valley News December 11, 2013.