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Comment on zoning, Public Health proposals

Comment on zoning, Public Health proposals

In late December, the county commissioners extended an interim zoning ordinance until June 22 so they can consider proposed changes. The Planning Commission will discuss the proposed zoning code — which covers many things beyond nightly rentals — on Monday (Jan. 11) at 7 p.m. in the commissioners’ hearing room in Okanogan. They won’t be taking any testimony at...
County says ‘no’ to Skalitude Retreat expansion

County says ‘no’ to Skalitude Retreat expansion

Citing concerns about road access, fire-evacuation routes and water, along with the opposition of neighbors, Okanogan County Hearing Examiner Dan Beardslee denied an application to expand use of the Skalitude Retreat south of Carlton. Beardslee issued his decision on Dec. 19. At the Dec. 10 hearing on the application, Beardslee took testimony from …
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...
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...
Twisp accepting comments on proposal to build in floodplain

Twisp accepting comments on proposal to build in floodplain

Public comment will be accepted until Thursday (Sept. 24) on a proposal to build a house on the 100-year floodplain in Twisp. An application for a floodplain development permit has been submitted to the town by Pete and Jennifer Day of Twisp, who propose building a single-family residence on an undeveloped parcel across Highway 20 from...
Twisp accepting comments on proposal to build house in flood plain

Twisp accepting comments on proposal to build house in flood plain

Public comment will be accepted until Sept. 24 on a proposal to build a house on the 100-year floodplain in Twisp. An application for a floodplain development permit has been submitted to the town by Pete and Jennifer Day of Twisp, who propose building a single-family residence on an undeveloped parcel across Highway 20 from the...
Proposed county zoning changes could add dwellings, nightly rentals, gravel pits in the Methow

Proposed county zoning changes could add dwellings, nightly rentals, gravel pits in the Methow

“Leave the Methow alone” was the oft-repeated mantra when the county commissioners were working on the county’s comp plan. People are now waiting to see whether that philosophy will be followed in the county’s zoning …
County hearing examiner OKs projects

County hearing examiner OKs projects

By Marcy Stamper

Okanogan County hearing examiner Dan Beardslee approved a proposal to rezone eight acres on the Walking D Ranch after considering plans …

County to release new comp plan draft, finding no environmental impact

County to release new comp plan draft, finding no environmental impact

By Marcy Stamper
Three years after the county’s comprehensive plan was last reviewed for any impacts it would have on the environment, the Okanogan County Planning Department is about to

Scaled-back development up for planning department review again in Mazama

By Marcy Stamper
A Mazama property owner has revised a proposal for a development on Goat Creek Road, scaling it back to two residences instead of three on the eight-and-a-half acres. Project sponsor Ken Madden filed a revised proposal in March with …