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Winthrop Council will appoint committee to review Westernization regs

Winthrop Council will appoint committee to review Westernization regs

The Winthrop Town Council has informally endorsed a recommendation by the town’s Planning Commission to form an ad hoc committee that will review the Westernization ordinance’s regulations for solar panel arrays in the W-3 zone. The Planning Commission’s recommendation came …
Conservancy acquires Heckendorn property adjacent to Winthrop

Conservancy acquires Heckendorn property adjacent to Winthrop

The Methow Conservancy announced this week that is has purchased what it described as “a 146-acre iconic hillside property” adjacent to Winthrop from Bob Heckendorn. In a press release, the Conservancy said the purchase is “an important milestone that sets …
Talks over Winthrop Barn operating contract at another impasse

Talks over Winthrop Barn operating contract at another impasse

Negotiations between the Town of Winthrop and the Winthrop Auditorium Association over an operating agreement have stalled again, Mayor Sally Ranzau reported at last week’s Town Council meeting. Ranzau and council members Joe O’Driscoll and Ben Nelson expressed frustration at the outcome of their most-recent …
Winthrop loosens code requirements for some housing units

Winthrop loosens code requirements for some housing units

The Winthrop Town Council has approved amendments to the town’s zoning code that will loosen existing restrictions on manufactured homes, “accessory dwelling units” on residential lots, and setback requirements in residential zones. Town Planner Rocklynn Culp said the amendments were recommended by the …
Winthrop Planning Commission continues Westernization discussion

Winthrop Planning Commission continues Westernization discussion

By Don Nelson The Winthrop Planning Commission is not going to be rushed into taking a position on a proposal that would amend the town’s Westernization code to loosen restrictions on solar panels in the W-3 zone. That much was clear at a public hearing the commission conducted last week after the proposal was referred...
Winthrop mayor suggests solar energy alternatives

Winthrop mayor suggests solar energy alternatives

Winthrop Mayor Sally Ranzau has weighed in on a proposed amendment to the town’s Westernization code, suggesting possible alternatives to changes that would loosen restrictions on solar power arrays in one Westernization zone.
Town Council, Westernization board talk about common ground

Town Council, Westernization board talk about common ground

The “S” word — solar — was off limits, but served as something of a backdrop when members of the Winthrop Town Council and the town’s Westernization Design Review Board (WDRB) met in an informal workshop last week to discuss Westernization issues.
Winthrop closer to agreement for operating the Winthrop Barn

Winthrop closer to agreement for operating the Winthrop Barn

The Town of Winthrop and the Winthrop Auditorium Association are closer to an agreement for the association to continue operating the Winthrop Barn. But some details remain to be worked out, Mayor Sally Ranzau told the Town Council at its meeting last week.
Proposed Westernization code amendment generates heat

Proposed Westernization code amendment generates heat

The Winthrop Town Council found itself in the middle of a discussion about solar power last week when it considered a proposal to modify the town’s updated Westernization ordinance. At issue was a proposal to amend the ordinance to allow solar panel arrays on building roofs that …
Former marshal contests firing in lawsuit against Winthrop

Former marshal contests firing in lawsuit against Winthrop

Former Winthrop Marshal Hal Henning has filed a lawsuit naming the town and former Mayor Anne Acheson as defendants in an action alleging that he was illegally fired and that the town violated the terms of his employment. Acheson fired Henning on Feb. 22 of this year after the mayor …