Public Notice. Okanogan County Cemetery District #1 2014 Meeting Schedule: Spring Meeting, General Business: April 14, 2014, 8:00 a.m, at the Winthrop fire hall, 223 Englar St., Winthrop. Summer Meeting, General Business: July 15, 2014, 6:45 p.m., Sullivan Cemetery, 506 Wister Way, Winthrop. Fall Meeting, Budget Meeting: October 21, 2014, 6:45 p.m., Okanogan County Electric Co-op meeting room, Winthrop. Questions/comments can be sent to Okanogan County Cemetery District #1, Sullivan Cemetery, P.O. Box 711, Twisp, Wa 98856-0711.

Published in the Methow Valley News April 2 and 9, 2014.



Town of Twisp.  Request for Statement of Qualifications. The Town of Twisp solicits interest from consulting firms with expertise in Civil and Structural Design. Consultants will be considered for the following project:

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:The work to be performed by the CONSULTANT consists of preparing preliminary engineering, environmental, PS&E, advertisement and award for the improvement of SR 20 to Vic. Twisp Park. The proposed improvements include sidewalk, ADA ramps, bike lane, curb & gutter and drainage on the north side of Twisp Ave. and the west side of Lincoln St. The project length is approximately 0.24 miles. It is estimated that the design phase will occur in June 2014.

SUBMITTAL – All proposals shall contain the following minimum information in the order shown below:

Letter of Interest and Introduction. Similar Experience:  List the experience for the firm’s key staff proposed for this project. Provide detailed information, including references, on two of those projects that are considered to be very similar to this project. Proposed Staff:  List the experience and number of years with the firm for the key members of the staff proposed on the project (Resumes to be included as appendix). Also, include the experience of any sub consultant staff to be proposed on this staff.  What experience has the team had together on other projects? Demonstration of Understanding of the Project:  List and describe briefly what you think are important issues on this project and what would be your approach for successful project completion.

Staff Availability:  Demonstrate your ability to provide the proposed staff for this project. Project Management:  Who will be the project manager?  What experience does the project manager have on transportation projects generally and, specifically with the LAG Manual. What experience does the project Manager have on multi-agency projects?  Describe the project management approach to be used, including how costs will be managed and controlled.

Proposal Format: Please provide the above information in the order listed in an organized fashion.  The total length of the proposal shall not exceed 20 double sided or 40 single sided,  letter size pages and graphics shall be kept to a minimum (resumes will not be counted on the page totals).

Evaluation and ranking of consultants shall be by Town Officials based on written evaluation forms that rate each firm based on the above 7 criteria. The Town of Twisp reserves the right to retain the services of the successful firm for any subsequent phases associated with this project. The Town of Twisp encourages disadvantaged, minority, and women-owned consultant firms to respond.

Two copies of the SOQ shall be submitted to Twisp Town Hall 118 S. Glover St. Twisp, WA 98856 or mailed to Town of Twisp, PO Box 278 Twisp, WA 98856 (received or post marked) by 5/1/14 at 3:00 PM. No submittals will be accepted after that date and time. Any questions regarding this project should be directed to Howard Moss, at (509)997-1311.

“The Town of Twisp in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex in consideration for an award.”

Published in the Methow Valley News April 2 and 9, 2014.





TODD MADISON and ZEBULAR MADISON, Co-Trustees of the Sebanna Lee Madison Living Trust dated May 3, 2011, Plaintiff, -vs- MILES M. SCHINDELE; the ESTATE OF MILES M. SCHINDELE; and MILES M. SCHINDELE REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST dated June 8, 1999; their heirs, successors and assigns; and ALL OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES UNKNOWN claiming any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the Estate of Miles M. Schindele and the Miles M. Schindele Revocable Living Trust dated June 8, 1999, or the real estate described in the complaint filed herein, Defendants.

The State of Washington to said Defendants: EACH OF YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of the first publication of this Summons, to wit: within sixty (60) days after the 9th day of April, 2014, and defend the above-entitled action in the above-entitled Court, and answer the Complaint of the Plaintiff, and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorney for Plaintiff, W. Scott DeTro of the Law Office of Callaway & DeTro PLLC at his address below stated; and in the case of your failure to do so, Judgment will be rendered against you according to the demands of the Complaint, which has been filed with the Clerk of said Court. The object of this action is to quiet title to real property in the name of Plaintiff, and described in the Complaint for Quiet Title filed herein.

DATED this 28th day of March, 2014.  CALLAWAY & DETRO PLLC:  By W. Scott DeTro, WSBA #19601, Attorney for Plaintiff, 700-A Okoma Drive, Omak, Okanogan County, Washington 98841. Tele (509) 826-6316. Fax (509) 826-4704.

Published in the Methow Valley News April 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7 and 14,2014.



WAC 197-11-970 Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS). Description of proposal: Construction of 4,800 sq. ft. commercial warehouse building with utilities, parking and work area.  Proponent:  Lost Horizon Flats, LLC, 699 Lost River Rd, Mazama, WA 98833. Location of proposal, including street address, if any:  Horizon Flats Subdivision Lot 27, Horizon Flats Rd., Town of Winthrop.

Lead agency: Town of Winthrop. 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 the 15 days from the date below.  Comments must be submitted by April 18, 2014.

Responsible official: /s/ Rocklynn Culp. Position/title: Town Planner. Phone: (509)996-2320.

Address: P.O. Box 459 Winthrop, WA  98862.  Date: March 28, 2014.

You may appeal this determination to at the Town of Winthrop, P.O. Box 459, Winthrop, WA  98862 no later than 4:00 p.m., May 2, 2014.  Appeals must be submitted in writing by a party of record.  You should be prepared to make specific factual objections.  Contact Winthrop Town Hall to read or ask about the procedures for SEPA appeal.

Published in the Methow Valley News April 9, 2014.



Walking D, Inc. CA 2014-3. Application & Threshold SEPA Determination.

A rezone application proposes extension of the Methow Review District Valley Floor 12,500 zone by approximately 7-8 acres which would follow an existing conservation easement boundary. This would accommodate future building sites while retaining an existing agricultural field, otherwise building sites would be located within the field. The current zone designation is Methow Review District Uplands 20. Project comments must be submitted in writing or attend the public hearing. The public hearing for this project is not yet scheduled. Project comments and SEPA comments will be reviewed separately. SEPA Comments must be submitted in writing no later than 5:00 pm April 16, 2014. According to Washington State Environmental Policy Act regulations, Okanogan County Planning and Development issued an environmental determination of non-significance (DNS). Failure to comment by this date denies a party standing to appeal the final SEPA determination. Information is available at the Office of Planning and Development. Direct questions and comments to: Ben Rough, Senior Planner, Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7122.

Published in the Methow Valley News April 9, 2014.