Notice of Action
The Town of Twisp is hereby providing notice of action regarding approval of the alteration of the Diseth Short Plat, TWP-SP-13-01. The proposal entails division of Lot 2 in the original short plat into two parcels. The new Lot 2 – 1.30 acres and Lot 3 – 4.18 acres. The altered short plat is located at 410 N. Highway 20, within the SE ¼ SE ¼ Section 7 and SW ¼ SW ¼ Section 8, Township 33 N., Range 22 E.W.M. Approval of the short plat alteration is administered as Type I permit, pursuant with Twisp’s Administrative Code Ordinance No.451. Approval of the alteration of TWP SP 15-02A was granted on December 20, 2018 upon fulfillment of conditions required for approval. The said Short Plat conforms to the requirements of TMC Title 17 Concurrency and Title 18 Land Use Regulations. Appeals by a party of record with standing to file a land use petition in Okanogan County superior court must be filed within 21 days of issuance of the notice of decision (April 12) as provided in Chapter 36.70C RCW (Ord. 451 § VI, 1997). For more information call Kurt Danison, Twisp Town Planner at (509) 997-4081.
Published in the Methow Valley News December 26, 2018 issue.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Jr. Taxing District’s 2019 Budget
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, by the Board of Okanogan County Commissioners that a Public Hearing is scheduled for adoption of the listed Jr. Taxing Districts 2019 budget. Brewster, Conconully, Coulee Dam, Elmer City, Nespelem, Okanogan, Omak, Oroville, Pateros, Riverside, Tonasket, Twisp, Winthrop, Hospital 1, Hospital 3, Hospital 4, Fire 1, Fire 2, Fire 3, Fire 4, Fire 6, Fire 7, Fire 8, Fire 9, Fire 10, Fire 11, Fire 12, Fire 15, Fire 16, Cemetery 1, Cemetery 2, Cemetery 3, Cemetery 4, Fire 15 EMS, Pateros EMS, Brewster EMS, Twisp EMS, Winthrop EMS, Tonasket P&R, Tonasket EMS, and Methow Valley EMS. The Public Hearing will be held on December 31, 2018 at 11:00 p.m. in order to hear public testimony on the 2019 budget which is primarily funded by taxes and charges and reflects the provision of ongoing services. The Public Hearing will be held at the County Commissioners Hearing Room located at 123 5th Avenue North, Okanogan, WA 98840.
Persons wishing to comment on the coming year’s current expense budget, they may do so at the Commissioner’s Hearing Room located at 123 5th Avenue North, Okanogan, Washington and be heard on the matter.
Published in the Methow Valley News December 19, 26, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune December 20, 27, 2018. OVG838257
Notice of Final SEPA Determination and Hearing Date
CUP 2018-5 Methow Commercial Retail Cannabis
Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted by Julie Davisson to permit a cannabis retail store in accordance with Okanogan County Code 17A.220.010. The CUP, if approved, would allow an existing 60’ x 30’ building to be used to sale marijuana, marijuana infused products and marijuana paraphernalia to adults 21 and older. The cannabis retail store will employ up to 2 people and operate year round seven days a week from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. The site is located at 1096 Highway 153 in the unincorporated town of Methow WA on tax parcel number 0860030700. According to Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations, the office of Okanogan County Planning and Development issued a final environmental determination of non-significance (DNS) for this proposal. This decision may be appealed in accordance with OCC 14.04.220. Appeals must be made in writing to the Okanogan County Hearing Examiner, 123 5th Ave N Ste. 130, Okanogan, WA 98840. Appeals must be submitted or postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on January 9, 2019. Appeals shall state with specificity the elements of the environmental checklist and resulting determination the appellant finds objectionable and shall state the reason therefore. Appeals must include the $300.00 appeal fee. The public hearing for this project is scheduled for January 24, 2019 at 10:00 am in the Commissioners Hearing Room. Project comments can be submitted up to the hearing date and testimony may be given at the hearing. Failure to comment by this date denies a party standing to appeal the final decision. Direct questions and comments to: Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, Pam Wyllson 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7122 email@example.com
Published in the Methow Valley News December 26, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune December 27, 2018. OVG838891
Notice of Final Decision
Project: Pipestone Canyon Ranch Event Center, CUP 2018-6
Publication Date: December 26 & 27, 2018
The Okanogan County Hearing Examiner approved the above-noted project. The written order was issued on December 15, 2018. The decision is on the planning department’s web page http://okanogancounty.org/planning/, click on Boards and then select Hearings Examiner. The decision is also available to the public upon request. Parties with standing may appeal this decision pursuant to RCW 36.70 C.
Information regarding this decision may be obtained from: Pamela Wyllson, Planner I at 123 5th Ave N Suite 130, Okanogan WA 98840 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Published in the Methow Valley News December 26, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune December 27, 2018. OVG838886
THRESHOLD MITIGATED DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE
PROPOSED ORDINANCE OPENING WATV ROUTES
EXTENDED COMMENT PERIOD
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: The Okanogan County Department of Public Works has proposed an ordinance which, if adopted as proposed, would open approximately 90.951 miles of county roads located primarily in Commissioner District 1 and part of District 2 with a speed limit of 35 mph or less to be used by wheeled all-terrain-vehicles (WATV). There are approximately 150.470 miles of roads in the project area that are eligible to be opened to WATV use that were removed from the proposal due to environmental and resource concerns caused by the possibility of illegal ridership. The county currently manages a road system of 1337.662 miles
The SEPA Responsible Official has reviewed the proposal and prepared an Environmental Checklist and has issued a Threshold Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance (MDNS) in accordance with WAC 197-11-350. Agency comments received have requested an extension of the comment period due to scheduling difficulty brought by the holiday season.
Comments regarding the Threshold Determination may be submitted in writing to the address listed below. The deadline for submitting comments regarding this Threshold Determination has been extended to 5:00 pm, January 11, 2019. Date of initial publishing was December 12 and 13, 2018.
New publication dates are December 26 and 27, 2018.
A final SEPA Environmental Determination will be issued and a public hearing will be scheduled in front of the Okanogan Board of County Commissioners following the close of the SEPA Threshold comment period.
Comments should be submitted to: Rocky Robbins, Planner I at 123 5th Avenue North, Suite 130 Okanogan, WA 98840 or email@example.com.
Information regarding this proposal and SEPA determination can be obtained from: Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development, Perry Huston, Director of Planning, 123 5th Avenue North, Suite 130 Okanogan, WA 98840 (509)422-7218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documents regarding this proposal, including a map of the proposed roads, may be viewed at www.okanogancounty.org/planning.
Published in the Methow Valley News December 26, 2018; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune December 27, 2018. OVG839007
NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING CHANGE
Notice is hereby given that the regular monthly meeting of the Three Rivers Hospital Board of Commissioners has been postponed to January 2, 2019. The meeting will take place in the conference room of the McKinley Building at Three Rivers Hospital, 507 Hospital Way, Brewster, Washington, commencing at 11:15 a.m. on the date set forth above.
Published in the Methow Valley News December 26, 2018 issue.