PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Okanogan County Commissioners that a Public Hearing is set for 3:35 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 and will be held in person or via ZOOM, in the County Commissioners’ Hearing Room. Those wishing to attend ZOOM may do so via the following: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87126707115 Meeting ID: 871 2670 7115 or Join by Phone:+1 253 215 8782 +1 669 900 9128 +1 346 248 7799 Meeting ID: 871 2670 7115. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment regarding a budget supplemental appropriation within the Current Expense Sheriff’s fund in the amount of $2,900. The funds are from Miscellaneous Revenue and will be used for Office Supplies and Small Tools Minor Equipment. The hearing will be held remotely or in person in the County Commissioners’ Hearing Room located at 123 5th Avenue North, Okanogan, Washington. Persons wishing to comment may attend the hearing or attend via Zoom to be called on for comment or submit comments in writing to the Commissioners’ Office at 123 5th Avenue North, Rm 150, Okanogan, Washington 98840, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Published in the Methow Valley News September 29; October 6, 2021; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune September 30; October 7, 2021. OVG939157
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Okanogan County Commissioners that a Public Hearing is set for 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 and will be held in person or via ZOOM, in the County Commissioners’ Hearing Room. Those wishing to attend ZOOM may do so via the following: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87126707115 Meeting ID: 871 2670 7115 or Join by Phone:+1 253 215 8782 +1 669 900 9128 +1 346 248 7799 Meeting ID: 871 2670 7115. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment regarding a budget supplemental appropriation within the American Rescue Plan Fund 170 in the amount of $2,000,000. The funds are from the American Rescue Act Fund beginning fund balance and will be used to purchase the Forest Service Building property located at 1240 2nd Avenue South, Okanogan. The hearing will be held remotely or in person in the County Commissioners’ Hearing Room located at 123 5th Avenue North, Okanogan, Washington. Persons wishing to comment may attend the hearing or attend via Zoom to be called on for comment or submit comments in writing to the Commissioners’ Office at 123 5th Avenue North, Rm 150, Okanogan, Washington 98840, or by email to email@example.com
Published in the Methow Valley News September 29; October 6, 2021; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune September 30; October 7, 2021. OVG939155
Meadow Vista Self Storage SEPA 2021-7
Application & Threshold SEPA Determination
An application has been submitted by Jeff Harriman on behalf of Meadow Vista Storage, LLC (DBA Costa Nicolaidi’s), to add 2 structures to expand a self storage facility. Currently there is one storage unit on the parcel that is 8,000 square feet. The proposal is to expand adding one 8,000 square foot structure this year and another in the summer of 2022.
The site is located at 1118 Hwy 7 in Ellisford, Washington on parcel 3827220100.
The Okanogan County SEPA Responsible official issued a Threshold Environmental Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) in accordance with WAC 197-11-340. SEPA Comments must be submitted in writing no later than 5:00 p.m., October 21, 2021 All comments will be reviewed for relevance, and if necessary additional conditions will be added to the Determination of Non-Significance. If no comments are received the DNS will stand as final. Information is available at the Office of Planning and Development. Direct questions and comments to: Rocky Robbins, Planner I, Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7117 firstname.lastname@example.org
Published in the Methow Valley News October 6, 2021; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune October 7, 2021. OVG939732
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Housing Coalition for Okanogan County, led by Okanogan County Community Action Council, is requesting proposals from housing assistance providers in Okanogan County to best utilize funds available through Okanogan County’s share of funds derived from legislation known as the HB2163 the Homeless Housing Assistance Act.
Under agreement with the county, the Coalition is the organization recommending project funding to the county Board of Commissioners. Proposals will need to conform to the limited uses authorized by the legislation as shown below. Based on the needs experience of providers in the Coalition, it has been determined that a high priority will be given to projects that address rapid re- housing of the homeless.
Eligible activities under the local plans include: Eligible activities under the local plans include:
(a) Rental and furnishing of dwelling units for the use of homeless persons;
(b) Costs of developing affordable housing for homeless persons, and services for formerly homeless individuals and families residing in transitional housing or permanent housing and still at risk of homelessness;
(c) Operating subsidies for transitional housing or permanent housing serving formerly homeless families or individuals;
(d) Services to prevent homelessness, such as emergency eviction prevention programs including temporary rental subsidies to prevent homelessness;
(e) Temporary services to assist persons leaving state institutions and other state programs to prevent them from becoming or remaining homeless;
(f) Outreach services for homeless individuals and families;
(g) Development and management of local homeless plans including homeless census data collection; identification of goals, performance measures, strategies, and costs and evaluation of progress towards established goals;
(h) Rental vouchers payable to landlords for persons who are homeless or below thirty percent of the median income or in immediate danger of becoming homeless; and
(i) Other activities to reduce and prevent homelessness as identified for funding in the local plan.
Please forward your letter of interest with the following details:
- Dollar amount requested
- Brief Description of uses of funds (no more than 3 paragraphs) which should include:
- Population to be served including projected number of clients
- Projected outcomes
- Timeline for delivery of service
- Process for evaluation of program
- Organizational Eligibility status (private 501c3, Housing Authority, other organizations providing housing vouchers compliant with HUD standards)
- Contact person with e-mail & phone contact information
Mail to: Atten: Lael Duncan, Executive Director, OCCAC, P.O. Box 1067, Okanogan, WA 98840 or deliver to OCCAC 424 2nd Ave, Okanogan.
Deadline: Delivered submissions are due to OCCAC no later than October 20, 2021 and if mailed must be postmarked no later than October 20th 2021.
County Commissioners will meet to consider the Housing Coalition recommendation on November 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
Funding is expected to begin January 1, 2022. For additional information or questions contact:
Lael Duncan, Executive Director of Okanogan County Community Action Council at 509-422-4041 or email@example.com.
The Housing Coalition for Okanogan County, as authorized by the County, consists of Okanogan Community Action Council, The Housing Authority of Okanogan County, Okanogan County Behavioral Healthcare, The Support Center, Room One, and City of Oroville Housing Authority.
Published in the Methow Valley News October 6, 2021; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune October 7, 2021. OVG939736
INVITATION TO BID
Okanogan County Department of Public Works
Sealed bids for Refrigerant Removal Services, will be received by Okanogan County at the Office of the Board of County Commissioners, located on the first floor of the Grainger Administration Building, 123 Fifth Avenue North, Room 150, Okanogan, Washington. Mailed proposals must be received by no later than the last working day prior to the bid opening date. Hand carried proposals will be received only by the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners at the address stated above until 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 and will then and there be opened and publicly read. No facsimiles or electronic proposals will be accepted.
All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in the form of certified check, cashier’s check or surety bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of such bid proposal. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish a satisfactory performance bond within the time stated in the specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to Okanogan County.
Maps, plans and specifications are available upon payment of a non-refundable fee in the amount of $15 per USB Flash Drive or $65 per hard copy set, at the office of the County Engineer, 1234A 2nd Ave. South, Okanogan, WA 98840 or contact the Contracts Administrator at 509-422-7300. Bid proposals must be submitted on the original documents provided in the accompanying bid packet.
Informational copies of the maps, plans and specifications will be on file for inspection at the office of the County Engineer at the address noted above, the County website at https://okanogancounty.org/bid_detail_T8_R10.php and in various plan centers located in Washington.
Perspective bidders that would like a tour of the facility prior to submitting a quote can arrange for a time to do so by contacting Kent Kovalenko by phone 509-422-2602.
The County of Okanogan in accordance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), commits to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability, in all of its programs and activities. This material can be made available in an alternate format by emailing Public Works at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling collect (800) 833-6388.
All Contractors submitting quotes are hereby notified that the County of Okanogan in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex, in consideration for an award.
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The Board of Commissioners of Okanogan County, reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities in bidding. The award of this contract, if made, will be to the lowest responsible bidder possessing current certification.
All work involved with the Okanogan County Department of Public Works Refrigerant Removal Services, for which bids will be received, will be done at the Okanogan County Landfill located at 241 B&O North Road, Okanogan, WA. The average number of refrigeration units is 700-800 per year. All work shall be done according to the provisions and requirements as indicated in the Scope of Work, Bid Proposal, Refrigerant Removal Certification and Contract.
The contract will be effective from November 2021 through December 31, 2022; with an option to extend the contract one additional year.
Published in the Methow Valley News October 6, 13, 2021; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune October 7, 14, 2021. OVG939744
Notice of Final Decision
Project: Boundary Line Adjustment: (parcel 3022250003, 3023300008, 3023190007, 3022240012)
Proponent: Neil & Jeannene Shenyer
Project: Exempt Segregation: (parcel 3627023005)
Proponent: Elegment Dream Acres LP
Project: Exempt Segregation: (parcel 3627014005)
Proponent: Elegment Dream Acres LP
The Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development made a final decision on the above-noted projects. Within 20 days of publication, parties with standing may appeal these decisions to the Okanogan County Hearing Examiner at 123 5th Ave. N. Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, pursuant to OCC 2.67.010. An appeal must include the $300.00 appeal fee.
Published in the Methow Valley News October 6, 2021; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune October 7, 2021. OVG939740
Notice of Adoption – Ordinance #775
AN ORDINANCE of the Town of Twisp, Washington, amending and restating Ordinance No. 771 authorizing the issuance of a sewer revenue bond anticipation note (non-revolving line of credit) in the maximum principal amount of $915,000, pending the issuance of a sewer revenue bond; changing the interest rate and maturity date of the note; providing for delivery thereof to North Cascades Bank, a division of Glacier Bank, Chelan, Washington; and providing for other matters properly relating thereto. This notice is given by order of the Town Council and pursuant to RCW 35.27.300.
Dated this 28th day of September 2021.
Randy Kilmer, Clerk/Treasurer, Town of Twisp, Washington.
Published in the Methow Valley News October 6, 2021
Public Hearing: Okanogan County Cemetery District #1 (Sullivan Cemetery ) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 in the Methow Valley Senior Center, Twisp, WA, at 6:00pm to consider and approve their current expense budget for the 2022 calendar year, Questions/comments can be sent to Okanogan County Cemetery District #1, Sullivan Cemetery, POB 711, Twisp, WA 98856.
Published in the Methow Valley News October 6, 13, 2021