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Judge: wait for county zoning update before ruling in comp plan case

Judge: wait for county zoning update before ruling in comp plan case

It’s too early to say whether Okanogan County’s comprehensive plan protects water and farmland, since it’s necessary to see how the county’s zoning code handles these and other issues connected with growth, wrote Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Christopher Culp in an order issued March 11.
County, environmental groups differ on comp plan resolution

County, environmental groups differ on comp plan resolution

In proposed resolutions in the lawsuit over Okanogan County’s comprehensive plan, the county and the environmental groups challenging the plan differ as much about whether the plan adequately protects water and farmland as when and where these protections must be guaranteed. At the request of Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Christopher Culp, Okanogan County and the...
Judge to rule in comp plan case after county, plaintiffs can’t agree

Judge to rule in comp plan case after county, plaintiffs can’t agree

By Marcy Stamper After Okanogan County rejected a judge’s suggestion of using a year-long extension to resolve a lawsuit over the county’s comprehensive plan, lawyers for the county and the two environmental groups that appealed the plan will each have to propose a resolution by this Friday (Jan. 15). Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Christopher...
Judge urges Okanogan County and environmental groups to cooperate on comp plan update

Judge urges Okanogan County and environmental groups to cooperate on comp plan update

At hearing, Culp suggests putting off action for a year By Marcy Stamper Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Christopher Culp suggested waiting one more year to see if the county and the two environmental groups that challenged the county’s comprehensive plan can work together to revise the plan so that it protects water and agriculture...
News briefs: Dec. 16, 2015

News briefs: Dec. 16, 2015

School levies will be on February ballot Voters will decide in February on two replacement levies for the Methow Valley School District — one for maintenance and operations (M&O) and one for technology. Last week, the Methow Valley School Board directors unanimously approved two resolutions for the levies, which would help pay for school staff; instruction in...
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...
County commissioners ready to endorse comp plan — as is

County commissioners ready to endorse comp plan — as is

Two months after they adopted a new comprehensive plan and then put it on hold for reconsideration, the Okanogan County commissioners are satisfied that new…
County’s comp plan to get another hearing

County’s comp plan to get another hearing

By Marcy Stamper
The Okanogan County commissioners took testimony on the county’s comprehensive plan at a hearing on Monday (Feb. 2), but they still want more time to review the plan before making a final decision…
Comment invited again on county comp plan

Comment invited again on county comp plan

By Marcy Stamper
Interested citizens will have at least one more opportunity on Monday (Feb. 2) to give county commissioners their ideas about whether the county’s comp plan outlines the future they want for Okanogan County. The Okanogan County …
County comp plan appealed again over water, ag protections

County comp plan appealed again over water, ag protections

By Marcy Stamper
The comprehensive plan and zoning code adopted by the Okanogan County commissioners at the end of last year violate state law because they do not protect water resources, do not protect county residents from wildfire and landslides, and do not clearly designate commercially productive agricultural and forest lands, argue...