OKANOGAN COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT #6

DIVISION CHIEF JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Okanogan County Fire District #6 is currently accepting applications for Division Chief, a command position. The monthly wage for this position is $3,500 to $3,800 per month depending on qualifications and experience. Also included is a comprehensive benefit package including medical insurance, vacation, and enrollment in the LEOFF retirement system. This position is not covered by the Federal Social Security system and is a non-exempt position. The successful candidate will be required to complete a probationary period of one year.

General Qualifications:

18 years of age or older

High school graduate or equivalent

Good physical and mental health

Proficiency speaking, reading, and writing the English language

Clean driving and police record

Possession of a Washington State driver’s license

Currently certified or able to obtain within probationary period certification for Washington State Firefighter 1

A complete job description, application packet, and outline of the hiring process are available in person at the Twisp Fire Station, 434 W. 2nd Ave Twisp, WA, Winthrop Fire Station, 223 Englar ST Winthrop, WA, or by Phone 509-997-2981, during regular business hours, Mon.-Thurs. 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. To receive a packet by return mail, write: Chief Acord, PO Box 895, Winthrop, WA 98662 or Email cacord@okanogancountyfd6.com. A complete application packet may be downloaded from the District 6 website: www.okanogancountyfd6.com/

Application packets will be available June 6, 2018. Completed application packets will be accepted any time after this date but must be RECEIVED, by mail or hand delivery, at the District 6 Office no later than Monday, June 25, 2018, at 4:00 P.M.

Published in the Methow Valley News on June 6, 13, 20, 2018.


OKANOGAN COUNTY WATER CONSERVANCY BOARD

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO PLACE PORTIONS OF A WATER RIGHT INTO THE WASHINGTON STATE TRUST WATER PROGRAM

TAKE NOTICE: That on 06/06/2018 Crown Columbia Water Resources, LLC of Spokane County, Washington filed an application with the Okanogan County Water Conservancy Board which proposes the transfer of portions of surface water claim no. S4-300641CL into the Washington State Trust Water Program. This application was accepted by the Board and assigned identifier No. OKAN 18-02. You are encouraged to inquire further as directed below, but be advised of the following details:

Surface water claim S4-300641CL filed by the Lundgren Limited Family Partnership asserts a date of first use of November 1907. The subject claim asserts the diversion of 33cfs and 440af from an unidentified location on the Chewuch River for the purposes of irrigation and domestic use. The place of use of the subject claim is described as S1/2 Sec. 2 and N1/2 Sec. 11 lying east of the Chewuch River except the SWNE of Sec. 11 ALL IN T35N, R21E Okanogan Co. WA.

The subject application proposes to transfer up to 33cfs and 255.2afy into the State Trust Water Program for the instream flow benefit the Chewuch River. The balance of water quantities not transferred to Trust shall be retained for continued use at the existing place of use.

Any protests or objections to the approval of this application may be filed with the Department of Ecology and must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections; protests must be accompanied by a fifty dollar ($50) recording fee and filed with the Department of Ecology Cashiering Unit, P.O. Box 47611, Olympia, WA 98504-7611 within thirty (30) days from June 20, 2018.

Any interested party may submit written comments, objections, and other information to the board regarding this application to its offices located at 1205 Ormiston St., Wenatchee, Washington, 98801. The comments and information may also be submitted in writing or verbally at any public meeting of the board until the board renders a decision on the application. This application will be on the board agenda during its regular meetings to be held at 123 Fifth Avenue N., Rm. 150, Okanogan, WA 98840, commencing at 2:00PM and on the first Wednesday of each month thereafter at 2:00 P.M until the board renders a decision on the application.

Published in the Methow Valley News on June 13, 20, 2018.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PUBLIC HEARING

ZONING VARIANCE

FILE ID#: WIN ZV 18-1

TAX PARCEL # 3421020458

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Larry Goldie and Blue Bradley, 502 Lufkin Lane, Winthrop, WA 98862 have submitted application for a zoning variance, under Winthrop Municipal Code (WMC) Section 17.36.040 and Title 19. The request would reduce the side yard setback from 10’ to 3’ to allow construction of an entryway to the home they are building at 502 Lufkin Lane in the Town of Winthrop. The property is located in the R-2 zoning district. The site is constrained by the location of a town water mainline that was constructed outside of the dedicated easement.

Public Hearing: The Town Council will hold an open record hearing on the application on July 3, 2018 at 7:05 pm, at the Winthrop Auditorium (the Barn), 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: 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 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. Pursuant to WMC 19.06.040, a staff report will be available seven days prior to the public hearing.

Comments: Written comments may be submitted in advance of the public hearing and are due by 4 PM on June 28, 2018. Comments will be entered into the record and considered in the staff report. 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: June 7, 2018

Rocklynn Culp

Town Planner

Published in the Methow Valley News on June 13, 20, 2018.


Notice of Public Hearing

LAKE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT #1 BALLOT PROPOSAL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okanogan Board of County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on July 10, 2018 to take public testimony regarding a 2nd revised 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 proposed district as revised and the assessments to be collected on an annual basis. The proposed district boundary includes property adjacent to Lake Osoyoos. There are 303 parcels within the boundaries of the proposed district. Agricultural lots without residential structures, the common lots owned by the Veranda Beach Homeowners Association, and lots not capable of being developed are proposed for exclusion. Other parcels may be excluded from the district by the Board of County Commissioners if the parcels are found to not benefit from inclusion in the district.

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 approx. $160.00 dollars per parcel on all properties included in the district will be collected every year for 5 years. Total collections in 5 years will be $240,400.00.

The SEPA Responsible Official has determined this proposal is categorically exempt from environmental review in accordance with WAC 197-11-800 (16).

The public hearing will be conducted on July 10, 2018 at 6:00 in the Oroville City Hall in 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 Lalena 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 June 13 and 14 and June 20 and 21, 2018.

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 June 13, 20, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune June 14, 21, 2018. OVG#811299.


Notice of Public Hearing

Annual renewal CUP 2016-2

The Okanogan County Office of the Hearing Examiner has scheduled a public hearing to consider the annual renewal of conditional use permit 2016-2 No Paws Left Behind. The conditional use permit allows the operation of an animal (dog) rescue/kennel at 32900H Highway 97, Oroville WA 98844.

The hearing is scheduled for June 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the commissioner’s auditorium in the Virginia Grainger building in Okanogan Washington. Verbal testimony will be taken. Written comments may be presented at the hearing or submitted in writing or electronically before the hearing to Roxanna King, Administrative Assistant at 123 5th Ave N, Suite 130, Okanogan WA 98840 or rking@co.okanogan.wa.us

Information is available at the Office of Planning and Development. Direct questions to: Perry Huston, Director, Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7218. phuston@co.okanogan.wa.us

Published in the Methow Valley News June 13, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune June 14, 2018. OVG#811303.


PUBLIC HEARING

PROPOSED CODE AMENDMENT

OCC 2.88 PUBLIC RECORDS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okanogan County Prosecutor’s Office has proposed an ordinance that would amend Okanogan County Code OCC 2.88.070 Review of Denials of Public Records, to require exhaustion of administrative remedies before seeking judicial review of a county decision regarding a records request. If approved, the amendment would allow the county an administrative review process and would establish new timelines and processes for the review of a denial or partial denial of a request for public records.

The SEPA Responsible Official has determined this proposal is categorically exempt from environmental review in accordance with WAC 197-11-800 (19a).

A public hearing has been scheduled by the Okanogan County Board of County Commissioners. The public hearing will be conducted on June 26, 2018 at 3:15 p.m. in the Commissioners Auditorium in the Virginia Grainger Building in Okanogan, WA. Verbal testimony will be taken with a time limit of 5 minutes per speaker. Written comments may be submitted at the hearing or prior to the hearing and may be submitted to Laleña Johns, Clerk of the Board, at 123 5th Ave N Suite 150, Okanogan, WA 98840 or at ljohns@co.okanogan.wa.us.

Date of publishing is June 13 & 14, 2018.

Information regarding this proposal can be obtained from: Okanogan County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Dave Gecas, Chief Civil Deputy, dgecas@co.okanogan.wa.us or 509-422-7280.

Published in the Methow Valley News June 13, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune June 14, 2018. OVG#811326.


Amezquita SP 2018-9

Application and SEPA Exemption

An application for a short subdivision has been submitted by Tim Pecha on behalf of Filimon & Ruby Amezquita to divide 9.4 acres into 4 lots. Each lot is proposed to be served by existing wells and septic. The property is located at 47 Epley Road approximately 1 mile westerly pf the City of Omak, WA on tax parcel 3426212005. 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 at 5 pm on July 17, 2018. 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.okanoagan.wa.us

Published in the Methow Valley News June 13, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune June 14, 2018. OVG#811925.


Okanogan County

Notice of Final Decision

Project: Boundary Line Adjustment: (parcels 3929122006 & 3929122007)

Proponent: Lloyd Archibald

Decision: Approved

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 June 13, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune June 14, 2018. OVG#811992.


Notice of threshold Determination of non-significance

Notice is hereby given that the Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development has issued a Threshold Determination of Non-Significance for the Tieszen Dock Project.

Comments must be submitted in writing to the Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave N Ste. 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, no later than July 3, 2018. Failure to comment by the due date above shall be determined to deny a party standing to appeal the final determination. Information is available at the Office of Planning and Development. 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.

Tieszen Shoreline Substantial Development Permit, SDP 2018-1

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Ryan Walker on behalf of Brian Tieszen has submitted a Joint Aquatic Resource Permit Application (JARPA) for an Okanogan County Shoreline Substantial Development Permit. The proposed project consists of removing an existing dock and constructing a new dock on adjacent property. An existing boat lift will be relocated and placed adjacent to the new dock.

Location of Proposal, including street address, if any: The site is located at 14 Oro Beach Rd, approximately 1½ miles northerly of the Town of Oroville, WA on tax parcel numbers 8824300300, & 8824300400 within Okanogan County.

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, July 17, 2018, 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 June 13, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune June 14, 2018. OVG#811996.