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County commissioners schedule urgent public hearing on April 26 about fund transfers

County commissioners schedule urgent public hearing on April 26 about fund transfers

The Okanogan County commissioners are holding an urgent public hearing on Tuesday (April 26) about potential fund transfers that would be used to cover payroll and other expenses if necessary. The hearing is part of the authorization process to be sure that the money can be transferred by the end of April if needed.
Speakers hail pot’s economic impact at zoning hearing

Speakers hail pot’s economic impact at zoning hearing

The vast majority of the literally overflow crowd that showed up for a planning commission hearing this week came to talk about the impacts of proposed zoning changes on the county’s budding marijuana industry and economy.
Commissioners halt new marijuana operations

Commissioners halt new marijuana operations

The Okanogan County commissioners have placed a six-month moratorium on new marijuana operations to prevent people from getting in under current rules as the county considers stricter controls in a new zoning code.
County commissioners consider Mazama land swap

County commissioners consider Mazama land swap

The Okanogan County commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday (March 14) to consider whether a proposed land swap in the Mazama core is in the public interest. The land exchange, proposed by Pasayten Peak LLC, is one component of a larger plan for the area. The project proponents, headed by Bill Pope, owner of...
County: new zone code would protect environment; support farming

County: new zone code would protect environment; support farming

The Okanogan County planning director has issued a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for changes to the county’s zoning code that concludes the county’s regulations are adequate to prevent significant environmental harm or impacts to water, agriculture and critical areas. It also finds there is enough farmland to maintain a healthy agricultural industry.
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 planning group considers changes to zoning code

County planning group considers changes to zoning code

The Okanogan County planning commission is holding a special meeting on Monday (Feb. 29) to discuss amendments to the county’s zoning code. It is not a hearing and public testimony will not be permitted, but people…
County sets meetings to discuss detention options

County sets meetings to discuss detention options

The Okanogan County commissioners have set dates for meetings to consider the county’s options for juvenile detention. The commissioners are analyzing options because the county’s current juvenile-detention facility, built in 1974, does not meet needs for space, private meeting areas, or safety for residents and staff, according to county officials. Among the options under consideration...
County mulls moving juvenile detention to facility near Spokane

County mulls moving juvenile detention to facility near Spokane

The Okanogan County commissioners have begun an analysis of the county’s options for juvenile detention, sparking concern from county employees and the public over the prospect of sending juveniles to a facility near Spokane, some three hours away.
County commissioners seek input on juvenile-detention facility options

County commissioners seek input on juvenile-detention facility options

Keep local facility, or move it out of county? The Okanogan County commissioners are analyzing the costs of continuing to operate the county’s own juvenile-detention facility versus renting a facility in another county. Okanogan County currently operates its own juvenile-detention facility but state law allows a county to lease detention space, according to a legal...