By Marcy Stamper
The Okanogan County commissioners took testimony on the county’s comprehensive plan at a hearing on Monday (Feb. 2), but they still want more time to review the plan before making a final decision.
The commissioners adopted a revised comp plan at the end of last year, but decided in early January to reconsider the plan to allow more public input, according to Okanogan County Planning Director Perry Huston.
The plan, which sets out the philosophy for the county’s growth, protection of resources and of agriculture, has been undergoing revisions for the past eight years.
In addition to the main comp plan, the commissioners adopted two subarea plans for the Methow Valley, an interim zoning ordinance and related maps in December. The commissioners have not made any decision as to whether they also want to reconsider those documents, said Huston.
The commissioners continued their hearing on the plan to Feb. 23 and are still accepting input, which may be submitted to email@example.com.
The comp plan, Methow plans and zoning ordinance, along with the resolutions adopting them, are available on the Planning Department website at www.okanogancounty.org/planning.