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County commissioners sign new contract with attorney Mackie for land-use matters 

County commissioners sign new contract with attorney Mackie for land-use matters 

The Okanogan County commissioners have signed a new contract with attorney Alexander “Sandy” Mackie to continue having Mackie provide legal services for land-use matters and related litigation as a special deputy prosecutor for the county. The agreement runs from March 1 through Dec. 31. Mackie has been handling land-use matters for the county since June...
County seeks more time to work on zoning; seeks public comment

County seeks more time to work on zoning; seeks public comment

At 178 pages, the county’s zoning code is not an easy read, but it is a vital piece of planning for the county’s future – in essence, the literal plans for growth on the ground. The zoning code puts the philosophical underpinning of the county’s new comprehensive plan into effect in particular neighborhoods and on...
Commissioners’ land-use changes clarify process, raise concerns

Commissioners’ land-use changes clarify process, raise concerns

By Marcy Stamper

The ordinances adopted last week by the Okanogan County commissioners clarify the role of the hearing examiner and the planning commission, separating the types of land-use proposals and projects each would hear. In general, the hearing commissioner, who is under contract …

County to try pros in land-use matters

By Marcy Stamper
Decisions and recommendations on county land-use matters will be heard by a hearing examiner rather than volunteer boards for a one-year trial period.