LEGAL NOTICE

Okanogan County Fire District #6 is accepting bid proposals for installation into the existing PUD/OCEC electrical service supply for 4 generators and all necessary automatic power switches. Installation shall include all electrical parts associated with the generator/auto transfer switch. Generator install shall include the cement pad for placement of each generator. Bid proposals will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. September 11th 2017. Bid proposals will be opened at 4:00 p.m. September 11th 2017 at the District office 434 W 2nd Ave Twisp, WA. Bids may be sent to P.O. Box 895 Winthrop, WA 98862. Additional information may be obtained from the Interim Chief. Please mark bid proposals “Install of generators and switches.” Interim Chief Cody Acord can be contacted at the District office Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 509-997-2981. Email: cacord@okanogancountyfd6.com

Published in the Methow Valley News August 30 & September 6, 2017.


TOWN OF WINTHROP

NOTICE OF APPLICATION & PUBLIC HEARING

MOUNT GARDNER HEIGHTS PRELIMINARY LONG PLAT

FILE ID#: WIN LP 17-2

TAX PARCEL # 3421110152

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Richard Hamel, PO Box 388, Winthrop, WA 98862 has submitted application for a 10-lot preliminary long plat, entitled Mount Gardner Heights, under Winthrop Municipal Code (WMC) Chapters 16.20 and 19.04.  The application is consistent with the standards for the Residential 2 zone, in which the property is located.  The applicant proposes to provide domestic water through a Group B well unless Town water becomes available, Town sewer service, and access via a private road off of SR 20.  The subject property is 9.56 acres in size.  The project is located in the SE quarter of the NW quarter and the SW quarter of the NE quarter of Section 11, Township 34, Range 21, in the Town of Winthrop.

Public Hearing:  The Winthrop Planning Commission will hold an open record hearing on the application on September 26, 2017 at 7:05 pm, at the Hen House in the Winthrop Auditorium, 51 Highway 20, Winthrop, Washington.  The hearing will be conducted in accord with WMC Chapter 19.10.  Any person desiring to present written or oral testimony may do so at the hearing, and by doing so shall have standing as a party of record.  Any person requiring assistance to access the hearing is urged to contact Town Hall at least 24 hours in advance.

Information available:  Application materials are on file at Winthrop Town Hall.  Persons wishing to view project information or receive a notice on the action taken on the application may contact Winthrop Town Hall, 206 Riverside Ave. between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Pursuant to WMC 19.06.040, a staff report summarizing application materials, comments and relevant regulations will be available seven days prior to the public hearing.  For further information contact Rocklynn Culp at (509) 996-2320.

SEPA Determination and Critical Areas Review:  A threshold Determination of Nonsignificance and Notice of Critical Areas Review was issued for the project on August 25, 2017.  The comment period for the SEPA determination and critical areas review ends on September 15, 2017.  The Town of Winthrop, as lead agency, has determined that this project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of the application materials and a site visit. The DNS has been issued under WAC 197-11-340(2).

Comments:  Written comments received prior to 4 pm on September 15, 2017 will be entered into the record and considered in the staff report; comments received after the above date but prior to the public hearing will be provided to the planning commission and admitted to the record at the hearing. Comments or requests for notice should be submitted to the Town Planner, Town of Winthrop, PO Box 459, Winthrop, WA 98862, or by email to planner@townofwinthrop.com.

This notice is given pursuant to Winthrop Municipal Code Chapter 19.06.

DATED: August 25, 2017, Rocklynn Culp, Town Planner.

Published in the Methow Valley News August 30, 2017.


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, September 11, 2017 to consider a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $46,675 within the Current Expense budgets of Juvenile and Central Services. Funds are from Block Grant Revenue and Unreserved Beginning Fund Balance and will be used for Salary and Benefits, Supplies, Travel, and Communications. 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 in writing to the Commissioners’ Office at 123 5th Avenue North, Rm 150, Okanogan, Washington 98840.

Published in the Methow Valley News on August 23, 30 2017; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on August 24, 31, 2017. OVG#773558


Public Hearing Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Okanogan County Commissioners that a Public Hearing is set for 11:40 AM on Monday, September 11, 2017 to consider a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $2,225 within the Fair Budget Fund 112 from Other Non-Revenue and will be used for Small Tools and Operating Supplies. 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 in writing to the Commissioners’ Office at 123 5th Avenue North, Rm 150, Okanogan, Washington 98840.

Published in the Methow Valley News on August 23, 30 2017; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on August 24, 31, 2017. OVG#773566


Vacancy Notice

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

Notice is hereby given concerning an opening on the Okanogan County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) for Commissioner District #3 and Commissioner District #1 as a Collector of the Lodging Tax.

The Board of County Commissioners has authorized a seven member LTAC to serve Okanogan County. Each of Okanogan County’s three commissioner districts are represented on the LTAC with one member who is a Receiver of LTAC funding and one member who is a Collector of the tax that is eventually released in the form of LTAC funding for the purpose of increasing tourism in Okanogan County.

If you are interested in serving on the Okanogan County LTAC, a letter of interest from you will be needed. This letter of interest should include the following information:

·         Your Name, mailing address, phone number and email

·         A statement describing why you are interested in filling the position

·         A statement of eligibility from the entity you work for that includes the business name, in what capacity you wish to serve on the LTAC (in this case, as a Collector of the tax), and that you do represent that entity.

Anyone wishing to serve on the committee should send a letter stating interest and qualifications to the Okanogan County Commissioners either by email to ljohns@co.okanogan.wa.us or by mail to 123 5th Ave N, Rm 150, Okanogan, WA 98840. Call Lanie Johns for more information at 509-422-7105.

Published in the Methow Valley News August 30, 2017 and September 6, 2017; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune August 31, 2017 and September 7, 2017. OVG#774530.


Public Hearing Notice 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Okanogan County Commissioners that a Public Hearing is set for 4:50 PM on Monday, September 11, 2017 to consider a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $55,470 within the Current Expense Fund from Beginning Fund Balance and will be used for Courthouse Maintenance Salary and Benefits, Professional Services, Utilities, Repairs and Maintenance, and Supplies. 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 in writing to the Commissioners’ Office at 123 5th Avenue North, Rm 150, Okanogan, Washington 98840.

Published in the Methow Valley News August 30, 2017 and September 6, 2017; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune August 31, 2017 and September 7, 2017. OVG#774548.


Public Hearing Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Okanogan County Commissioners that a Public Hearing is set for 4:45 PM on Monday, September 11, 2017 to consider a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $66,753 within the Noxious Weed Fund 103 from Beginning Fund Balance and will be used for Salary and Benefits, Small tools, Communication, Repairs and Maintenance, Advertising, Capital Outlays and the remaining to the Ending Fund Balance. 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 in writing to the Commissioners’ Office at 123 5th Avenue North, Rm 150, Okanogan, Washington 98840.

Published in the Methow Valley News on August 30, 2017, September 6, 2017; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on August 31, 2017, September 7, 2017. OVG# 774480.


Notice of Decision

Application for water availability

Locations:

1) Parcel #3526100003 248 Hubbard Road, Riverside, WA   

WRIA #49  HUC #12  Pine Creek

2) Parcel #3726334002  Henry Road, Tonasket, WA   

WRIA #49  HUC #12  Whitestone Coulee-Okanogan River

The Planning Department has reviewed two applications for building permits 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 19, 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 19, 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 30, 2017 and Okanogan Valley Gazette-     Tribune on August 31, 2017. OVG#774554


Notice of Decision

Application for water availability

Location:

1) Parcel #9103100300  Goat Creek Rd, Mazama WA

WRIA #48  HUC #12  Goat Creek

2) Parcel #9800840020  Hwy 20 MP 179  Mazama, WA

WRIA #48  HUC #12  Fawn Creek-Methow River

The Planning Department has reviewed two 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 19, 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 19, 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 30, 2017 and Okanogan Valley Gazette-     Tribune on August 31, 2017. OVG#774574


Okanogan County

Notice of Final Decision

Project: Big Daddy Purp Corp and Pam’s Plants LLC, CUP 2017-5

Decision:  Approved

Publication Date: August 30, 2017

Appeal Deadline: September 20, 2017

The Okanogan County Hearing Examiner denied 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 30, 2017 and Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on August 31, 2017. OVG#774600


Notice of Final SEPA Determination and Hearing Date

CUP 2017-6 Gardner View Ranch LLC

Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted by Chris Johnson on behalf of Rick & Jan Fulcher to permit an event center for weddings in accordance with Okanogan County Code 17A.220.010. The CUP, if approved, would allow an existing renovated 36 foot by 48 foot barn to be used as an event center that will host a maximum of 12 wedding events per year with guest facilities for up to two members of the wedding party. The events will range from 40 to 200 guests and participants. Temporary sanitation facilities will be on-site for scheduled events. Parking will be on a mowed portion of the agricultural field. Water will be provided from an exempt well; the use of the well for commercial purposes will be interruptible. The site is located South-East of the town of Winthrop via Twisp-Winthrop East Side Rd. and accessed off of Bean Rd. on tax parcel numbers 3421110040 and 3421123004. According to Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations, the office of Okanogan County Planning and Development issued a final environmental mitigated determination of non-significance (MDNS) for this proposal. This decision may be appealed in accordance with OCC 14.04.220.  Appeals must be made in writing to the Okanogan County Hearing Examiner, 123 5th Ave N Ste. 130, Okanogan, WA 98840. Appeals must be submitted or postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on September 14, 2017. 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. The public hearing for this project is scheduled for October 12, 2017 at 10:00 am in the Commissioners Hearing Room. Project comments can be submitted up to the hearing date and testimony may be given at the hearing. Failure to comment by this date denies a party standing to appeal the final decision. Direct questions and comments to: Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, Pam Wyllson 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7122 pwyllson@co.okanogan.wa.us

Published in the Methow Valley News on August 30, 2017 and Okanogan Valley Gazette-     Tribune on August 31, 2017. OVG#774605


Okanogan County

Notice of Final Decision

Project: Potvin Administrative Variance 2017-6 (parcel 5550090000)

Proponent: Terry & Nanette Potvin

Decision:  Approved

Appeal Deadline: September 19, 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 30, 2017 and Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on August 31, 2017. OVG#774609


Okanogan County

Notice of Final Decision

Project: Exempt Segregation / Boundary Line Adjustment – Parcel 3929280007

Proponent: Jan W. Payne

Decision:  Approved

Appeal Deadline: September 19, 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 30, 2017 and Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on August 31, 2017. OVG#774614


Okanogan County

Notice of Final Decision

Project: Boundary Line Adjustment: (parcels 3322354007 & 3322354006)

Proponent: Penelope Varn

Decision:  Approved

Appeal Deadline: September 19, 2017

The Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development approved the above-noted project. Within 20 days of decision, 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 30, 2017 and Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on August 31, 2017. OVG#774615