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Revamped county boards begin work on tourism grants

Revamped county boards begin work on tourism grants

By Marcy Stamper
The Okanogan County commissioners have merged the two committees that advise them about how to distribute taxes on lodging to attract more tourists to the county. The commissioners adopted a resolution establishing the combined committee, which will be known as the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC), on Dec. 30. After hearing...
County tweaks budget to accommodate coroner, new vehicles

County tweaks budget to accommodate coroner, new vehicles

Public Works gets full funding for road maintenance By Marcy Stamper A day before the close of the year, the Okanogan County commissioners adopted a $60 million budget for 2015. The bottom line of $60 million includes $20.4 million for current operating expenses, about $500,000 more than last year. It also reflects dedicated accounts that...
County commissioners fine-tuning $56.7 million budget

County commissioners fine-tuning $56.7 million budget

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County commissioners and staff are still finalizing their $56.7 million budget for 2015. The biggest change is accommodating the new position of county coroner, which is mandated by state law based on passing a population threshold. The $143,000 to set up …
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 …

Commissioners adopt changes on land use applications, appeals

Commissioners adopt changes on land use applications, appeals

The Okanogan County commissioners have adopted six ordinances amending the county code that affect the duties of the hearing examiner, the review process for land-use applications and countywide policies like the comprehensive plan, and appeals of these decisions. The board approved the changes on Monday (Sept. 29). The amendments also mean that only a decision...
County ponders changes to land-use hearings, appeals

County ponders changes to land-use hearings, appeals

By Marcy Stamper
The Okanogan County commissioners are considering revisions to the county code that would affect who reviews applications for land-use matters such as subdivisions, planned developments and conditional-use permits, as well as countywide policies like …
Commissioners OK expansion of ATV access

Commissioners OK expansion of ATV access

By Ann McCreary

An ordinance opening more than 420 miles of roads in Okanogan County to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) was approved Monday (June 23) by the Okanogan County Commission.

Tourism reps, county commissioners look for common ground

Tourism reps, county commissioners look for common ground

By Marcy Stamper
Representatives of the two groups that advise the Okanogan County commissioners on how to distribute tax collected on lodging to attract more tourists to the county say …
County comp plan nears finish line with new draft

County comp plan nears finish line with new draft

By Marcy Stamper
Comprehensive planning is right up there with the wonkiest of bureaucratic undertakings, obscure enough that ordinary citizens often find it difficult …
Cannabis topic of town hall meeting

Cannabis topic of town hall meeting

Learn about the future of recreational and medical marijuana and hemp in Okanogan County at a town hall meeting in Tonasket on Thursday (May 29). The three Okanogan County commissioners, District 7 State Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelley Short, and State Sen. Brian Dansel will attend the forum. The meeting is organized by the Cannabis...