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Commissioners seek info from tourism council

Commissioners seek info from tourism council

The Okanogan County commissioners have asked the organization that markets the county to tourists for more detailed information about how it promotes different regions of the county. The commissioners also want the Okanogan County Tourism Council …
Mackie gets new contract for legal services

Mackie gets new contract for legal services

Okanogan County has entered into a new contract with attorney Sandy Mackie for continued professional legal services for land-use matters and litigation. The contract sets an hourly rate of $200 and reimburses fees for legal research. Mackie has been handling land-use matters for the county since June 2013, initially through his former law firm, Perkins...
County reviewing development plan in light of recent court decision

County reviewing development plan in light of recent court decision

The Okanogan County commissioners are reviewing a revised version of a new ordinance that would consolidate procedures for land use and development, including countywide policies like the comprehensive plan, zoning and subdivisions.
Last-half property taxes due to Okanogan County

Last-half property taxes due to Okanogan County

Last-half Okanogan County property taxes and irrigation assessments are due (or must be postmarked by) Monday, Oct. 31. Interest and penalties start accruing Nov. 1 for any unpaid taxes. Mail your taxes or assessments to Okanogan County Treasurer, P.O. Box 111, Okanogan, WA 98840. Payments by credit card are accepted at www.okanogancounty.org/Treasurer or by calling 1-877-737-4772....
Long battle expected over county zoning code

Long battle expected over county zoning code

Okanogan County has filed responses denying all claims in two lawsuits that challenge the county’s new zoning code. The county says the plaintiffs’ claims that the new code fails to protect the county’s natural resources — in particular its water and farmland — lack factual …
Okanogan County proposes new ordinance to guide land-use process

Okanogan County proposes new ordinance to guide land-use process

Okanogan County is proposing a new ordinance that would consolidate application, review and approval procedures for land-use and development projects. The ordinance would cover projects such as subdivisions, development near shorelines, and polices like the comprehensive…
Valley and county to get modern emergency communications

Valley and county to get modern emergency communications

A 40-foot-tall wooden pole and a yurt that have housed the Methow Valley’s emergency communications equipment for half a century are being replaced over the next few weeks with new structures and modern wireless technology. Once completed, the system will use microwave transmission instead of the existing …
County’s new construction value on par with recent years

County’s new construction value on par with recent years

The value of new construction in Okanogan County in the past year is fairly consistent with value picked up annually since 2011, with the only spike recorded in 2015. New construction in Okanogan County in 2016 was valued at $40.7 million, a 20-percent drop from the $50.6 million added last year. “The spike in total new construction...
Kennedy, Branch will face off in District 1 commissioner race

Kennedy, Branch will face off in District 1 commissioner race

In a razor-thin primary election contest, Okanogan County incumbent Commissioner Sheilah Kennedy squeaked by with one more vote than challenger Chris Branch, whom she will face in the November general election. Kennedy received 615 votes and Branch got 614. While 2,274 people cast votes for District 1 commissioner, the top-three vote-getters …
Conservation groups sue county over newly adopted zoning code

Conservation groups sue county over newly adopted zoning code

Okanogan County’s new zoning code — the first complete update in 38 years — has been challenged in court by two conservation groups who argue that the code fails to protect the county’s natural resources, in particular its water and farmland. The lawsuit also asserts that the county did not take into account the potential impacts of wildfire in allowing...