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Nightly rentals could require advance approval before Public Health action

Nightly rentals could require advance approval before Public Health action

Okanogan County is considering requiring anyone who wants to operate a nightly rental to get approval from the Planning and Building departments before that individual can get a Public Health permit. The proposed changes were discussed by the…
News briefs: Dec. 30, 2015

News briefs: Dec. 30, 2015

Outdoor burn ban imposed in county A stage 1 burn ban was imposed Tuesday (Dec. 29) in Okanogan, Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Asotin and Walla Walla counties, the state Department of Ecology (DOE) announced. The ban will continue through at least 10 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 4), DOE said. DOE said it...
New Board of Health approves draft budget and fees schedule

New Board of Health approves draft budget and fees schedule

Okanogan County’s new, seven-member Board of Health approved a draft budget and a fee schedule with no increases for next year at their first meeting on Nov. 10. The three new board members appointed by the county commissioners early this month all attended the meeting. The new members are …
Commissioners approve seven-member Board of Health

Commissioners approve seven-member Board of Health

By Marcy Stamper After initially considering a smaller Board of Health, the Okanogan County commissioners have elected to enlarge the board to seven members. The commissioners adopted a new charter increasing the membership from six to seven on Oct. 12. The size of the board coincides with the recommendation to the commissioners from an advisory...
County commissioners still reviewing Board of Health structure

County commissioners still reviewing Board of Health structure

The Okanogan County commissioners heard from a dozen members of the public about their proposal for a smaller Board of Health at their hearing on Monday (Oct. 5). Speakers favored a larger board with more representation from the cities and the health profession, according to County Commissioner Ray Campbell.
County commissioners to review plan for five-member health board

County commissioners to review plan for five-member health board

By Marcy Stamper After considering the composition of the county’s Board of Health, which has had two vacancies for several months, the Okanogan County commissioners are proposing a smaller board with five members — the three commissioners, a mayor or city council member, and a representative from the medical or environmental health community. The current board charter,...
County commissioners want smaller board to oversee Public Health

County commissioners want smaller board to oversee Public Health

The Okanogan County commissioners want a smaller Board of Health with different representation to oversee the county’s Public Health district. The move is partially an outcome of their recent concerns about the district’s cash flow and management. The commissioners directed Perry Huston, their administrative officer and the county’s planning director, to draft a …
County commissioners, Public Health staff at odds

County commissioners, Public Health staff at odds

A large withdrawal from an emergency fund at Okanogan County Public Health, differing opinions about wages there, and other issues have prompted the county commissioners to scrutinize the county’s health district — along with the board that oversees it. The situation also has the Public Health staff taking days of unpaid leave. The health district, which is funded...

Community health survey underway

Okanogan County Public Health is conducting a community health assessment to get a better understanding of people’s perceptions about health and lifestyle issues. “We have quantitative data, like mortality rates and health rankings, but want a qualitative view of people’s perceptions,” said Community Health Director Lauri Jones. The 11-question survey asks people to rate the...