A property owner who has a camping lot on the Methow River in the Edelweiss development has applied for a variance to be able to construct a small storage shed for lawn chairs and camping gear.
The variance is necessary because the shed is within 100 feet of the ordinary high-water mark. The floodplain elevation is 3 feet above the proposed location for the shed, according to the application submitted by property owner Maureen Johnson.
The shed would be 10-by-12 feet and have no windows or power. It would be elevated on blocks so water can flow beneath it. It would be wet-flood proofed, according to the application.
Johnson has received approval from the Edelweiss homeowners’ association and neighbors. Okanogan County has determined that the proposal is exempt from state Environmental Policy Act regulations.
The Okanogan County Hearings Examiner is conducting a public hearing on the application on Thursday, May 12, at 10 a.m. in the commissioners’ hearing room. People can also attend remotely via Zoom.
The public can comment before or at the hearing. Direct questions and comments to Rocky Robbins at (509) 422-7117, or email@example.com.