Public Hearing Notice 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Okanogan County Commissioners that a Public Hearing is set for 11:30 AM on Monday, August 21, 2017 to consider a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $25,000 from Current Expense Investment Interest and will be used for Superior Court Jury Fees, Witness Fees, Court  Reporter, and various operation costs. The hearing will be held in the County Commissioners’ Hearing Room located at 123 5th Avenue North, Okanogan, Washington.  Persons wishing to comment may attend the hearing or submit their comments either by email to ljohns@co.okanogan.wa.us or in writing to the Commissioners’ Office at 123 5th Avenue North, Rm 150, Okanogan, Washington 98840.

Published in the Methow Valley News August 9, 16 2017 and Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune August 10, 17 2017. OVG#770745


NOTICE TO PUBLIC

Okanogan County 2018 to 2023 Six Year

Transportation Improvement Program

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing in the matter of the Okanogan County Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program for the years 2018 through 2023 per R.C.W. 36.81.121 will be held in the Hearing Room of the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners at 123 Fifth Avenue North in Okanogan, Washington at 10:30 A.M. on August 22, 2017. The purpose of this hearing is to discuss County Road construction projects only. Road Maintenance issues will not be addressed at this hearing.

All interested parties may be heard in this matter. Please send written comments to Okanogan County Department of Public Works, 1234-A, Second Ave. South, Okanogan, WA  98840. Dated this 24th day of July 2017, at Okanogan, Washington.

Josh Thomson, P.E., Okanogan County Engineer.

Published in the Methow Valley News on August 9, 16, 2017; the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on August 10, 17, 2017. OVG#770769


Notice of Public Hearing

LAKE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT #1 BALLOT PROPOSAL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okanogan Board of County Commissioners will conduct a continued public hearing on August 29, 2017 to take public testimony regarding a resolution stating the intent to form a Lake Management District on Lake Osoyoos in accordance with RCW 36.61. If the Board decides to move ahead with the formation of the district a mailed ballot will be issued for the property owners within the proposed district boundaries to determine if the district should be formed. The public hearing will review the boundaries of the district as proposed and the assessments to be collected on an annual basis. The proposed district boundary includes property in the vicinity of Lake Osoyoos. If approved by a simple majority of the property owners the district will conduct control measures for milfoil and other invasive species for 5 years at which time the district will dissolve. An annual assessment of 160 dollars per parcel on all primary properties in the district and $70.00 on all secondary properties in the district will be collected every year for 5 years. Total collections in 5 years will be approximately $180,000.00. The SEPA Responsible Official has determined this proposal is categorically exempt from environmental review in accordance with WAC 197-11-800 (16). The continued public hearing will be conducted on August 29, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Oroville City Council Chambers located at 1308 Ironwood, Oroville, WA. Verbal testimony will be taken with a time limit of 5 minutes per speaker. Written comments may be submitted at the hearing. Written comments will be accepted prior to the hearing and may be submitted in writing or electronically to Laleña Johns, Clerk of the Board, at 123 5th Ave N Ste 150, Okanogan, WA 98840 or at ljohns@co.okanogan.wa.us.

Date of publishing is August 16, 2017. Maps of the proposed district boundary may be viewed on the Okanogan County Planning Department website at www.okanogancounty.org/planning. Information regarding this proposal can be obtained from: Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development, Perry Huston, Director of Planning, 123 5th Avenue North, Suite 130 Okanogan, WA 98840 (509)422-7218 or phuston@co.okanogan.wa.us .

Published in the Methow Valley News August 16, 2017 and Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune August 17, 2017. OVG#769887


Sonora Point Resort LLC SP 2017-10

Notice of Application and SEPA Exemption

An application for a short subdivision has been submitted by NCW Land Surveying LLC on behalf of Sonora Point Resort LLC to divide 3.94 acres into 2 lots, each with an existing residence. The lots will be served with onsite septic. The property is located on Loomis Oroville Rd, approximately 12 miles from the Town of Tonasket, WA, on tax parcel 3826100074. The Okanogan County SEPA Responsible Official issued a final SEPA determination identifying this project is exempt from SEPA review in accordance with WAC 197-11. The comment period for this project ends September 22, 2017 at 5pm. Comments must be submitted in writing. Direct questions and comments to: Charlene Schumacher, Senior Planner, Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7113 or by e-mail at cschumacher@co.okanogan.wa.us.

Published in the Methow Valley News on August 16, 2017 and Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on August 17, 2017. OVG#772431


Notice of Decision-Application for water availability

Location:

1) Parcel #3421010017  75 Little Colt Lane, Winthrop WA

WRIA #48  HUC #12  Thompson Creek-Methow River

2) Parcel #8846620200 Twisp Airport Road, Twisp WA

WRIA #48  HUC #12  Thompson Creek-Methow River

3) Parcel #8846620100  Twisp Airport Road, Twisp WA

WRIA #48  HUC #12  Thompson Creek-Methow River

4) Parcel #3520040036  Hwy 20, Mazama WA

WRIA #48  HUC #12  Fawn Creek-Methow River

5) Parcel #3222160217  Hwy 153 1 mile NE of Carlton WA

WRIA #48  HUC #12  Alder Creek-Methow River

6) Parcel #3521260096  227 Eastside Chewuck Rd,  Winthrop WA

WRIA #48  HUC #12  Pearrygin Creek-Chewuch River

7) Parcel #3521150097  432 West Chewuck Rd,  Winthrop WA

WRIA #48  HUC #12  Pearrygin Creek-Chewuch River

8) Parcel #3521100045  #2 Snakedance Rd,  Winthrop WA

WRIA #48  HUC #12  Pearrygin Creek-Chewuch River

9) Parcel #3521170009  Rendezvous Rd  5.5 miles from Winthrop WA

WRIA #48  HUC #12  Pearrygin Creek-Chewuch River

10) Parcel #3521350078  Bella Vista Lane,  Winthrop WA

WRIA #48  HUC #12  Pearrygin Creek-Chewuch River

11) Parcel #9802150016  Weaver Road and South Fork Gold Creek

WRIA #48  HUC #12  South Fork Gold Creek

12) Parcel #8816175102   South Fork Gold Creek, Methow WA

WRIA #48  HUC #12  South Fork Gold Creek

13) Parcel #8826050300  14 Stokes Rd, Carlton WA

WRIA #48  HUC #12  Texas Creek-Methow River

14) Parcel #9100050100  Mountainside Way and Wolf Creek Rd

WRIA #48  HUC #12  Wolf Creek

15) Parcel #3521320060  Lot 3 Perrow Drive, Winthrop WA

WRIA #48  HUC #12  Wolf Creek

The Planning Department has reviewed fifteen applications for water availability for single family residences at the above listed locations and has determined that the proposed use of a permit exempt well in accordance with RCW 90.44.050 will provide a legal and physically adequate supply of potable water. This decision will not be final until September 5, 2017. Anyone with standing who desires a public hearing be held on this application to determine water adequacy must submit a written request by the deadline listed above. The request must state the basis upon which the request is made which must include a statement that the requesters lawful use of water from a senior source will be impaired if the decision stands. Any request for public hearing must be directed to the Director of Planning at the above listed address and received prior to 5:00 p.m. on September 5, 2017. Information regarding this proposal can be obtained from: Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development, Perry Huston, Director of Planning, 123 5th Avenue North, Suite 130 Okanogan, WA 98840 (509)422-7218 or phuston@co.okanogan.wa.us

Published in the Methow Valley News on August 16, 2017 and Okanogan Valley Gazette- Tribune on August 17, 2017. OVG#772547


THRESHOLD DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE

PROPOSED ORDINANCE

OCC 17A.400 OVERLAYS-Water Availability Study Areas

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okanogan County Department of Planning & Development has proposed an ordinance that would amend Okanogan County Code by creating a new section 17A.400.  OCC 17A.400 would authorize the Okanogan Board of County Commissioners to designate areas in the county as water availability study areas which would curtail certain land uses that propose to use permit exempt wells for potable water supplies pending the outcome of a defined analysis of available water in the study area. The SEPA Responsible Official has prepared an Environmental Checklist and has issued a Threshold Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) on this proposal in accordance with WAC 197-11-340. Comments regarding the threshold determination may be submitted in writing to the address listed below. Deadline for submitting comments regarding this threshold determination will be 5:00 pm, September 1, 2017. Date of publishing is August 16, 2017.

Comments should be submitted to: Roxanna King, Administrative Secretary at 123 5th Avenue North, Suite 130 Okanogan, WA 98840 or rking@co.okanogan.wa.us .

Following the initial comment period a public hearing will be scheduled before the Okanogan County Regional Planning Commission. After review and recommendation by the Planning Commission a final environmental determination will be issued and a public hearing will be scheduled in front of the Okanogan County Board of County Commissioners.

Information regarding this proposed ordinance can be obtained from: Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development, Perry Huston, Director of Planning, 123 5th Avenue North, Suite 130 Okanogan, WA 98840 (509)422-7218 or phuston@co.okanogan.wa.us .

Published in the Methow Valley News on August 16, 2017 and Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on August 17, 2017. OVG#772560


Okanogan County

Notice of Final Decision

Project: Exempt Segregation – Parcel 3327060012

Project: Boundary Line Adjustment – Parcels Created by Exempt Segregaton

Proponent: Kerry Carden

Decision: Approved

Appeal Deadline: September 5, 2017

The Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development approved the above-noted project. Within 20 days of publication, parties with standing may appeal this decision to the Okanogan County Hearing Examiner at 123 5th Ave. N. Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, pursuant to OCC 2.67.010. An appeal must include the $300.00 appeal fee.

Published in the Methow Valley News on August 16, 2017 and Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on August 17, 2017. OVG#772580


Okanogan County

Notice of Final Decision

Project: Daniel & Paula Fletcher Water Availability, ES 2017-4

Decision:  Approved

Publication Date: August 16, 2017

Appeal Deadline: September 6, 2017

The Okanogan County Hearing Examiner approved the above-noted project. Within 21 calendar days of the publication date; parties with standing may appeal this decision pursuant to RCW 36.70 C.

Published in the Methow Valley News on August 16, 2017 and Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on August 17, 2017. OVG#772589.


Okanogan County

Notice of Final Decision

Project: Brian Obert & Roger Smith Water Availability, ES 2017-5

Decision:  Approved

Publication Date: August 16, 2017

Appeal Deadline: September 6, 2017

The Okanogan County Hearing Examiner approved the above-noted project. Within 21 calendar days of the publication date; parties with standing may appeal this decision pursuant to RCW 36.70 C.

Published in the Methow Valley News on August 16, 2017 and Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on August 17, 2017. OVG#772594.


Notice of Application

Pearrygin Lake State Park Shoreline Substantial Development Permit, SDP 2017-2

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Arnold Larsen, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has submitted a Joint Aquatic Resource Permit Application (JARPA) for an Okanogan County Shoreline Substantial Development Permit.  The proposed project consists construction of approximately 3,000 linear feet of new two lane paved park entrance, construction of approximately 1,700 linear feet of 10 foot wide paved pedestrian trail between the existing boat launch area and the future proposed west campground area and construction of a new entrance contact station/ranger office with a small onsite septic system.

PROJECT CONSISTENCY: This application will be reviewed in accordance with the Master Program for Okanogan County Shoreline Management, Growth Management Critical Areas Regulations, Okanogan County Code, Title 14 (Environment), Okanogan County Code, Title 15.08 (Floodplain Management) and all other applicable County regulations.  The Project has been reviewed and found to be consistent with requirements established by the Master Program for Okanogan County Shoreline Management.  COMMENT PERIOD:  Any person has the right to comment on this application, receive notice and participate in, any hearings (if scheduled), and request a copy of the decision once made.  Any person may appeal a decision in accordance with RCW 90.58.180.  Questions, concerns, and comments regarding this application will be accepted until 5:00 PM, September 22, 2017, and may be directed to: Charlene Schumacher, Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. North, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840.

Published in the Methow Valley News on August 16, 2017 and Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on August 17, 2017. OVG#772643