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.


Town of Twisp

Request for Statement of Qualifications

The Town of Twisp solicits interest from consulting firms with expertise in Civil and Structural Design and construction management. 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, construction management, advertisement and award for the improvement of:

Pedestrian crossing and bus stop at SR 20 and Canyon Street: The project will include re-channelization of vehicular lanes to accommodate a westbound left-turn lane, construction of planted median refuge islands on SR 20, installing enhanced crosswalks using stamped concrete, construction of new sidewalk and an ADA accessible bus boarding area, installation of a bus stop shelter, and improved signage and illumination. This project has a “Zero” UDBE goal.

It is estimated that the design phase will occur in 2018 and construction in 2020. The project cost estimate is $475,000 and will be funded by FHWA and alternate sources.

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 subconsultant 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 completion of the project.

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 postmarked) by 7/11/18 at 3:00 PM. No submittals will be accepted after that date and time. Any questions regarding this project should be directed to Andrew Denham, Public Works Director, 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 ensure 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 on June 20, 27, 2018.


INVITATION TO BID

Sealed bids will be received by the Town of Winthrop at Town Hall located at 206 Riverside Avenue (PO Box 459), Winthrop, Washington, 98862 until 2:00 P.M. on July 9, 2018, and there publicly opened and read.

The Town of Winthrop’s 2016 Water Improvements Phase 3 project consists of constructing new watermain, hydrants, services, and appurtenances; street restoration, HMA overlay, utility adjustments, surveying, erosion control, traffic control, and other work.

Plans, specifications, and bid documents are available for electronic download at www.questcdn.com. Insert the eBidDoc #5810181 to download the digital documents for $10.00. Contract documents are on file for inspection at area Plan Centers and at the Winthrop Town Hall. Direct questions to Dave Allen, PE at 509.886.3265.

A bid bond in the amount of 5% of the bid shall accompany all bids.

All bids shall be marked “SEALED BID FOR 2016 Water Improvements Phase 3”, on the outside of the envelope.

Bids must be completed on a lump sum and unit price basis as indicated on the BID PROPOSAL, and the total price shall be used for comparison of bids. The Town of Winthrop reserves the right to reject any or all bids for cause. All contractors must be licensed in the State of Washington.

Time for completion of the work is limited to 50 working days. Engineer’s estimated range for this project is $700,000 to $850,000.

No bidder may withdraw his proposal after the hours set for the opening thereof, or before award of contract unless said award is delayed for a period exceeding forty-five (45) days. The Town shall have the right to reject any or all bids not accompanied by bid security or data required by the bidding document or a bid in any way incomplete or irregular.

The Town of Winthrop is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (Small, minority and women-owned businesses) are encouraged to submit bids. All work performed on the project shall be subject to the higher of the prevailing state or federal wage rates.

This project is partially funded through the Washington State Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program with federal funds from the Environmental Protection Agency. DWSRF requirements and provisions must be met by general contractors and all subcontractors.

Published in the Methow Valley News on June 20, 27, 2018.


STATE OF WASHINGTON

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

UNION GAP, WASHINGTON

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO CHANGE THE POINT OF DIVERSION AS AUTHORIZED UNDER S4-144891CL.

TAKE NOTICE:

That on March 24, 2017, MICHAEL AND TRACY DEVANY of Seattle, WA, applied to change the point of diversion as authorized under the above-referenced S4-144891CL.

That said S4-144891CL originally claimed the diversion of 5.0 cfs, 100 acre-feet/year, of water from the Twisp River from a point located within the SW¼ of the NW¼ of Section 9, T. 33 N., R. 21 E.W.M., Okanogan County and was subsequently temporarily authorized 200 gpm, 55.25 acre-feet/year from a well located in NE¼of the NW¼ of Section 9, T. 33 N., R. 21 E.W.M., Okanogan County.

That said water is claimed for the purpose of irrigation within the SE¼ of the NW¼, NE¼ of the NW¼, SW¼ of the NE¼, and the NW¼, lying south of the Twisp River, all in Section 9, T. 33 N., R. 21 E.W.M., Okanogan County.

That the applicant proposes to permanently change the point of diversion claimed under S4144891CL to a point of withdrawal located within the SE¼ of the NW¼ of Section 9, T. 33 N., R. 21 E.W.M., Okanogan County.

Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections. All letters of protest will become public record. Cash shall not be accepted. Fees must be paid by check or money order and are nonrefundable. Protests must be accompanied by a $50 recording fee payable to the Department of Ecology, Cashiering Unit, PO Box 47611, Olympia WA 98504-7611, within 30 days from: June 27, 2018.

Published in the Methow Valley News on June 20, 27, 2018.


MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the next regular Board of Commissioners meeting has been moved to 11:15 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2018, to accommodate the WSHA Rural Hospital Conference in Chelan, WA on June 25-27. The regular board meeting will be held in the conference room of the McKinley Building at Three Rivers Hospital, located at 507 Hospital Way, Brewster WA 98812. A quorum of commissioners will attend the Rural Hospital Conference, but no hospital business will be conducted.

Published in the Methow Valley News on June 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


Okanogan County

Notice of Final Decision

Project: Short Plat 2018-3 “Kiesecker”

Proponent: David & Dee Kiesecker

Decision: Approved

Appeal Deadline: July 10, 2018

The Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development approved the above-noted project. Within 20 calendar days of the publication date, parties with standing may appeal this decision to the Okanogan County Hearing Examiner at 123 5th Ave. North, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA, pursuant to OCC 16.45.010 An appeal must include the $300.00 appeal fee.

Published in the Methow Valley News June 20, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune June 21, 2018. OVG#812517.


Notice of Public Hearing

Surplus of County Property

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okanogan Board of County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on July 17 at 3:30 p.m. to take public testimony regarding a resolution which would declare surplus to the needs of the county the listed personal property owned by Okanogan County and would state its intent to sell or dispose of the items so surplussed.

The public hearing will be conducted on July 17, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Auditorium in the Virginia Grainger Building in Okanogan, WA. Verbal testimony will be taken. 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 20-21 and June 27-28, 2018.

The proposed list of surplus items will be available after July 9 and can be obtained from: Okanogan County Clerk of the Board, Lanie Johns by either calling 509-422-7100 or by mailing a request to Lanie Johns at 123 5th Ave N, Okanogan, WA 98840. Or by sending her an email ljohns@co.okanogan.wa.us

Published in the Methow Valley News June 20, 27, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune June 21, 28, 2018. OVG#812521.


FINAL DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDING OCC 10.10

ILLEGAL OPERATION OF WATV’s AND ORV’s

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okanogan County Board of County Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing to consider a proposed ordinance that if adopted would amend Okanogan County Code 10.10 Off-Road Vehicles. The proposed amendment would increase the penalty for the illegal operation of wheeled all-terrain vehicles and off road vehicles in the unincorporated portions of Okanogan County. The penalty would be doubled if the infraction occurs in a posted critical area.

The SEPA Responsible Official has issued a Final Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) for this proposal in accordance with WAC 197-11-340.

The public hearing has been schedule for July 9, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in the Commissioner’s auditorium in the Virginia Grainger Building in Okanogan Washington. Verbal testimony will be taken at the hearing with each speaker limited to 5 minutes. Written comments may be submitted prior to the hearing in writing or electronically to the address that follows. Written comments will be accepted at the hearing.

Comments should be submitted to: Lalena Johns, Clerk of the Board at 123 5th Avenue North, Suite 150 Okanogan, WA 98840 or ljohns@co.okanogan.wa.us

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.

Documents regarding this proposal may be viewed at www.okanogancounty.org/planning

Published in the Methow Valley News June 20, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune June 21, 2018. OVG#812528.


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board will be conducting their remaining 2018 monthly weed board meetings beginning at 4:00 PM at their new office location, at 1234 2nd Ave. S, Okanogan, WA. The public is encouraged to attend. Meetings will be held the following dates:

Board Meeting Schedule – 2018

June 27

July 25

August 22

September 26

October 24, Public hearing regarding Assessment. Regular board meeting to follow.

November 28

December 19

Meetings are subject to change of location.

Published in the Methow Valley News on June 20, 27, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune on June 21, 28, 2018. OVG#812641.