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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 …
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.
District 6 commissioners still mulling two fire station sites

District 6 commissioners still mulling two fire station sites

Commissioners are continuing deliberations over the best location for a proposed new fire station for Okanogan County Fire District 6 in Winthrop, focusing on two potential sites. One is a 5-acre property the district already owns on Horizon Flats, and…
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.
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 …
Westernization board addresses property owners’ Riverwalk concerns

Westernization board addresses property owners’ Riverwalk concerns

Downtown property owners, businesspeople and Town Council members recently got some reassuring words about the Riverwalk project from the Winthrop Westernization Design Review Board (WDRB). The Riverwalk project envisions a trail along the banks of the Chewuch and Methow rivers, connecting …
Watch your step

Watch your step

This is going to be a pedestrian story. Anybody who has spent much time navigating downtown Winthrop on foot, especially when it’s busy, could tell a similar tale. It would be about the hodgepodge of …
Winthrop rethinks signage at White Avenue crossing

Winthrop rethinks signage at White Avenue crossing

The Winthrop Town Council will revisit its approval of flashing pedestrian crosswalk signs on White Avenue after residents protested the decision at last week’s council meeting. At its June 7 meeting, the council supported a flashing signal at the crossing just south of the White Avenue intersection with Highway 20. After…
Winthrop Town Council opts for flashing sign at White Avenue pedestrian crosswalk

Winthrop Town Council opts for flashing sign at White Avenue pedestrian crosswalk

In the first Winthrop Town Council meeting following the resignation of former Mayor Anne Acheson, the most controversial agenda item was whether to install a flashing pedestrian crosswalk sign on White Avenue. The council said “yes” to that idea, over the objections of the …