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County considers zoning code revisions for marijuana operations

County considers zoning code revisions for marijuana operations

After two packed hearings about proposed changes to how Okanogan County regulates marijuana operations, the county has received three formal suggestions for its new zoning code. Up to now, marijuana has been treated like any other type of crop. The draft zoning code proposes requiring a special permit for any new marijuana operations, which includes...
Weigh in on county zoning proposals

Weigh in on county zoning proposals

Provide feedback on lot sizes, nightly rentals, agriculture, marijuana operations and other land-use matters when the Okanogan County planning commission conducts a public hearing on proposed changes to the county’s zoning code. The hearing is Monday (March 28) at 7 p.m. in the commissioners’ hearing room in Okanogan. People can provide up to three minutes...
Commissioners halt new marijuana operations

Commissioners halt new marijuana operations

The Okanogan County commissioners have placed a six-month moratorium on new marijuana operations to prevent people from getting in under current rules as the county considers stricter controls in a new zoning code.
County: new zone code would protect environment; support farming

County: new zone code would protect environment; support farming

The Okanogan County planning director has issued a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for changes to the county’s zoning code that concludes the county’s regulations are adequate to prevent significant environmental harm or impacts to water, agriculture and critical areas. It also finds there is enough farmland to maintain a healthy agricultural industry.
County planning group considers changes to zoning code

County planning group considers changes to zoning code

The Okanogan County planning commission is holding a special meeting on Monday (Feb. 29) to discuss amendments to the county’s zoning code. It is not a hearing and public testimony will not be permitted, but people…
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...