IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON OKANOGAN COUNTY
In re Estate of Robert S. Karro, Deceased
PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS under RCW 11.40.020, .030
Loren J. Karro has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address state below a copy of the claim and filing the original claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) 30 days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non-probate assets.
Date of First Publication: March 9, 2022.
ADDRESS FOR MAILING OR SERVICE:
PO Box 3059, Winthrop, WA 98862
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Natalie N. Kuehler, WSBA #50322
Kuehler & Grim PLLC
Court and Case Number: Okanogan County Superior Court – No. 22-4-00036-24
Published in the Methow Valley News March 9, 16, 23, 2022
SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON
FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY
Estate of MARGUERITE C.J. BLUMM,
PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
The above Court has appointed COLLEEN JOY (BLUMM) LIMAN as Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must present the claim: (a) Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and (b) In the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: (i) By filing the original of the claim with the foregoing Court, and (ii) By serving on or mailing to me at the address below a copy of the claim. The claim must be presented by the later of: (a) Thirty (30) days after I served or mailed this Notice as provided in RCW 11.40.020(1)(c), or (b) Four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets.
Date of First Publication of this Notice:
March 16, 2022
Attorney for Colleen Joy (Blumm) Liman, Personal Representative
WSBA No. 43660
Published in the Methow Valley News March 16, 23, 30, 2022
Legal Notice of Okanogan County Fire District 6 Special Meeting
The Okanogan County Fire District 6 commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, March 22nd starting at 7:00 pm. The Special Meeting is for voucher approval and to discuss and open sealed bids for Mazama Hydrant project and Vocational Training props. The Meeting location is 434 W Second Ave in Twisp (Twisp Fire Hall).
Published in the Methow Valley News March 23, 2022
TOWN OF TWISP
Notice of Public Application
Twisp Townhomes Planned Development
REVISED PUBLIC HEARING DATE: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Carla Smith, Diversified Design of Everett, Washington has submitted an application for the preliminary approval of a Ten Unit Planned Development to the Town of Twisp. The proposal entails development of Parcel No. 8800600101 with ten townhomes – 9 two bedroom and 1 three bedroom. The proposed planned development is located on the north side of S.R. 20, east of Blackbirds, at 902 Methow Valley Highway in the Town of Twisp, within Section 17, Township 33 N., Range 22 E.W.M.
Persons wishing to view project information may contact Twisp Town Hall, 118 S. Glover Street, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday. Written comments must be submitted to the Town of Twisp, P.O. Box 278, Twisp, WA 98856, no later than 5:00 PM, Wednesday April 13, 2022. Verbal comments will be accepted at the Planning Commission virtual Public Hearing set for 4:00 pm on April 28, 2022. For further information check the Town of Twisp website or contact Kurt Danison at (509) 997-4081.
Published in the Methow Valley News March 23, 2022
NOTICE OF VARIANCE REQUEST
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BY Gregg Crawford that a variance from the Okanogan County Public Health District’s On-Site Sewage Regulation is being requested to allow the use of an existing well that fails to meet the 100 foot sanitary control zone requirements by over-lapping approximately 32 ft. of a private easement drive to serve a parcel within the proposed Crawford Short Plat 2021-17 (4-lot) at 52 Henny Ln. Brewster, WA. Written comments may be submitted to the Okanogan County Public Health District at P.O. Box 231, Okanogan, WA 98840.
The Environmental Health Director for Okanogan County Public Health District will consider this request within 30 days of this notice.
PO Box 4063
Tumwater, WA 98501
Published in the Methow Valley News March 23, 30, 2022
Town of Twisp
March 14, 2022
Shoreline Master Program Update Getting Underway
The Town of Twisp will be initiating the public process for completing the required periodic review of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP) in April, 2022. The city adopted its first SMP in 1991 after using the Okanogan County Shoreline Master Program since 1976 then prepared and adopted the current SMP following a comprehensive update in 2012.
The Twon is required to have an SMP in compliance with the Shoreline Management Act, passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor in the early 1970s. The Act requires that each county, city or town that contains a river or stream with a mean annual flow of 20 cubic feet per second or a lake greater than 20 acres in size, prepare and adopt a Shoreline Master Program. The SMP is a combination comprehensive plan and zoning code for areas under shoreline jurisdiction, that area lying 200 feet landward on a horizontal plane from the ordinary-high-water-mark or floodway boundary, whichever is greater, and any associated wetlands. Twisp has shoreline areas along the Twisp and Methow Rivers.
Land uses within shoreline jurisdiction in the community include residential, commercial, public, industrial and undeveloped. The SMP contains permitting requirements and regulations for a variety of land uses within shoreline jurisdiction with the overall goal that the shoreline area be managed to “ensure no net loss” of shoreline functions and values. With Twisp’s shoreline areas a combination of developed and previously developed but now vacant land, the updated SMP will affect new and significant redevelopment of land within shoreline jurisdiction. Most common activities, e.g. building a single family home and appurtenant structures, remodeling within an existing structure footprint and other low impact activities under a state defined amount are exempt from permitting but do require compliance with the SMP.
The Planning Commission, filling the role of the Shoreline Advisory Committee will hold occasional public meetings throughout 2022 and into 2023 as work on the update progresses. The Town has created a link on its Webpage, www.townoftwisp.com, that provides a presentation that provides background information on the Shoreline Management Act, an overview of the City’s existing SMP and the process being used for the periodic update. The website also contains a link to a community survey regarding the Shoreline Master Program. The website and survey will be going live on March 18, 2022.
Any questions can be directed to Amy Grennell at Town Hall 509 997-4081 or Kurt Danison, Planner at 509 322 4037.
Published in the Methow Valley News March 23, 2022
LOGIC AND ACCURACY TEST
In accordance with RCW 29A.12.130 and WAC 434-335, a Logic and Accuracy test will be conducted on the Okanogan County vote counting equipment. The test will be held in the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 30th, 2022. At that time a “test deck” of ballots will be run through the vote tabulating equipment. The test is designed to check the ballot tabulating and precinct programming.
A test deck will be scanned and resolved at the time of the Logic and Accuracy Test.
The test is open to the public.
Published in the Methow Valley News March 23, 2022; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune March 24, 2022. OVG950713
OKANOGAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OFFICE
SMP PERIODIC REVIEW AND UPDATE
NOTICE TO CONSULTANTS FOR
CONSULTANT/TECHNICAL REVIEW AND WRITING SERVICES
Okanogan County solicits interest from consulting firms with expertise in code review and technical writing to perform the required periodic review of the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) and, if necessary, draft updates to the SMP that is developed in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act (SMA), RCW 90.58 and it’s implementing rules, WAC 173-26, including the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines (SMP Guidelines). The qualifications of responding consultants will be considered for the following project scope of work.
The work to be performed by the CONSULTANT consists of a periodic review and update of the SMP as noted above. The scope of work to be performed includes:
- Review the SMP to determine if revisions are needed.
- Review amendments to chapter 90.58 RCW and Ecology rules that have occurred since the Shoreline Master Program was last amended, and determine if local amendments are needed to maintain compliance.
- Review changes to the comprehensive plan and development regulations to determine if the Shoreline Master Program policies and regulations remain consistent with them. Document the consistency analysis to support proposed changes to the Shoreline Master Program or Findings of Adequacy.
- Conduct additional analysis deemed necessary to address changing local circumstances, new information or improved data.
- Produce a periodic review checklist documenting consideration of statutory amendments, and internal consistence review.
- Draft revised SMP goals, policies and regulations, or prepare Finding of Adequacy.
- Prepare amended goals and policies or regulations identified through the review process. Use the checklist to identify where in the SMP changes are made to address applicable statutory or regulatory changes.
- Where the review concludes that no changes are necessary, prepare draft Findings of Adequacy
- Develop a Public Participation Plan
- Prepare and disseminate a public participation plan to invite and encourage public involvement in the SMP periodic review consistent with WAC 173-26-090. The public participation plan will include applicable local requirements such as planning commission review and formal hearing, as well as applicable state notice requirements.
- Prepare SEPA checklist according to WAC 197-11
- Conduct public participation activities
- Implement the public participation plan throughout the course of the SMP periodic review.
- Assemble final draft amendment or Findings of Adequacy
- Assemble a complete SMP Final Draft amendment in preparation for review and approval by the local jurisdictional governing body.
- Desired completion of scope of work by January 31, 2023.
Submittals should be limited to 10, 8.5 by 11 single-sided pages and must include the following information: Firm name, phone and fax numbers; Name of Principal-in-Charge.
1) Key personnel to perform work; 2) Firm experience with same or similar projects; 3) Familiarity with relevant codes and standards; 4) Past performance/references; 5) Ability to meet schedule including projected timeline for completion of key steps.
Project is funded through a SMP grant with the Washington State Department of Ecology.
OKANOGAN COUNTY encourages disadvantaged, minority, and women-owned consultant firms to respond. Please submit TEN copies of your Statement of Qualifications to: Pete Palmer, Director, Okanogan County Planning, 123 5th Ave. N. Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840 by April 14, 2022 not later than 5:00 PM. No submittals will be accepted after that date and time. Any questions regarding this project should be directed to Pete Palmer at (509) 422-7218 or email@example.com. Persons with disabilities may call and request this information be prepared and supplied in alternate formats.
The Recipient, 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 23 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.
Published in the Methow Valley News March 23, 30, 2022; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune March 24, 31, 2022. OVG950815
Notice of Application and Threshold SEPA Determination
CUP 2022-2 My Three Sons Gravel
Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted by Joe Bretz to permit surface mining for a gravel pit. The CUP, if approved, would allow two parcels totaling 62.5 acres to be used for surface mining for the extraction and processing of non-metallic mineral resources, including screening, crushing and stockpiling of gravel. Access to the gravel pit will be off of Havillah Rd. Water for dust control will be from a new exempt well or from an off-site source. The gravel pit will operate seven days a week 5 A.M. to 9 P.M. March through November and 6 A.M to 5 P.M. December through February. The site is located at 612 Havillah Rd. near Tonasket WA 98855 on tax parcel numbers 3828320007 & 3828324002. The SEPA Responsible Official has reviewed an Environmental Checklist and project description and has issued a Threshold Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance (MDNS) on this proposal in accordance with WAC 197-11-350. The public hearing for this project has not yet been set. The public is welcome to comment on this project. Project comments may be submitted in writing up to the hearing or be presented at the hearing. SEPA comments must be submitted in writing by 5:00 pm April 8, 2022. All SEPA comments will be reviewed for relevance, and if necessary additional conditions will be placed on the MDNS. If no comments are received the MDNS will stand as final. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Published in the Methow Valley News March 23, 2022; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune March 24, 2022. OVG950965
Okanogan County Public Works, 1234-A South 2nd Ave, Okanogan, WA 98840, is seeking coverage under the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Sand and Gravel General Permit.
The portable facility, known as Midland Pugmill UI #398, is or will be, located at 32844 highway 97, Oroville WA 98844 and 102 Twin Lakes Rd., Winthrop WA 98862, in Okanogan County. Activities at the portable facility will include Pugging to create cold mix asphalt and are due to start up on May 2, 2022. This facility will discharge process water and / or stormwater to no water bodies or ground water.
Ecology developed the Sand and Gravel General Permit with the expectation that sites covered under this permit will meet water quality standards including anti-degradation requirements under WAC 173-201A-320. Any person desiring to present their views to the Department of Ecology regarding this application may do so in writing within thirty days of the last date of publication of this notice. Comments shall be submitted to the Department of Ecology. Any person interested in the department’s action on this application may notify the department of their interest within thirty days of the last date of publication of this notice.
Comments can be submitted to: WQ Sand & Gravel Permit Coordinator, Washington State Department of Ecology, Central Regional Office, 1250 West Alder Street, Union Gap, WA 98903-0009.
Published in the Methow Valley News March 23, 30, 2022; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune March 24, 31, 2022. OVG950978
Notice of Final Decision
Parcel Consolidation: (parcel 9100020060 and 9100020070.)
Proponent: John Campbell & Marci Gionet
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 $1,250.00 appeal fee.
Published in the Methow Valley News March 23, 2022; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune March 24, 2022. OVG950968