NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT a public hearing will be held on May 9, 2023 at 11:00 A.M., in the Okanogan County Commissioners hearing room, located at 123 5th Ave North, Room 150, Okanogan Washington regarding an application to franchise a cattleguard by Gamble Land & Timber, CGF# 1-22.
The cattleguard will be one (1) 20’ X 8’ H-20 loading heavy-duty steel cattleguard with wings and a by-pass gate at milepost 2.15, on O.C.R. # 4623, Fancher Road in the NW1/4, NW1/4 in Section 06, Township 37N., Range 28, E.W.M.
Members of the public may comment on this proposal. All written comments must be received prior to the start of the public hearing in order to be entered into the record. Testimonies will be heard during the Public Hearing at the above time and location. Please send written comments to Okanogan County Department of Public Works, Anna Randall, 1234A 2nd Ave. S., Okanogan WA 98840 or email to email@example.com.
Dated April 13, 2023 at Okanogan, Washington.
Josh Thomson, P.E.
Published in the Methow Valley News April 19, 26, 2023; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune April 20, 27, 2023. OVG975242
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, 1721 Chesaw Rd., Oroville WA 98844, and 6 Dels Way, Omak WA 98841, in Okanogan County. Activities at the portable facility will include Pugging to create cold mix asphalt and are due to start up on May 30, 2023. 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 April 19, 26, 2023; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune April 20, 27, 2023. OVG975243
Notice of Final Decision
Twisp River Bridge Deck
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Anna Randall, Okanogan County Public Works has submitted a Joint Aquatic Resource Permit Application (JARPA) for an Okanogan County Shoreline Exemption.
The proposal takes place on OCR 9114, Twisp River Rd, at milepost 1.287. The bridge deck surface will be repaired and resurfaced with a modified concrete overlay and the steel girders will be repainted. Pavement on either side of the bridge approaches will be modified to match the bridge surface.
The project is at milepost 1.287on Twisp River Road, Township 33 North, Range 21 E.W.M. in Section 12 approximately miles westerly of Twisp, WA.
Direct questions and comments to: Charlene Schumacher, Senior Planner, Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7113.
Published in the Methow Valley News April 26, 2023; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune April 27, 2023. OVG975659
Lodging Tax Revenue
The Okanogan County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting applications for 2024 Lodging Tax Revenue. Funds may be used for marketing and promotion of tourism related events or activities and for capital expenditures and operation costs of certain agencies. Eligible applicants include certain non-profit entities and any municipality through a convention center, visitors’ bureau or destination marketing organization.
okanogancounty.org/Boards and Committees/Lodging Tax Advisory Committee page to review the instructions and print a 2024 paper copy for submittal or contact Crystal Hawley for a fillable WORD copy. For more information contact Crystal Hawley by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 509-422-7100, or go to Okanogan County Commissioners Office at 123 5th Ave, Okanogan.
Published in the Methow Valley News April 26; May 3, 2023; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune April 27; May 4, 2023. OVG975663
Threshold SEPA Determination
Kevin and Bonnie Schmidt are proposing to clear a 100’ x 100’ area of the Red Shirt Mill toxic clean-up site to construct a 66.5 x 66’ residence and place a three-bedroom septic system on parcel 3322200083. The Red Shirt Mill site is listed under Washington Department of Ecology’s cleanup sites and is ranked as having one of the highest levels of environmental concern. Water for the residence will be from an onsite well ID number BCC048 drilled July 22, 2011.
The site is located at 44 Twisp Airport Rd. near Twisp WA on tax parcel number 3322200083.
The Okanogan County SEPA Responsible official issued a mitigated threshold environmental determination of non-significance (MDNS) in accordance with WAC 197-11-350. SEPA Comments must be submitted in writing no later than 5:00 p.m., May 11, 2023 All comments will be reviewed for relevance, and if necessary additional conditions will be added to the Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance. If no comments are received the MDNS will stand as final. Information is available at the Office of Planning and Development. Direct questions and comments to: Pam Wyllson, Planner II, Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7122
Published in the Methow Valley News April 26, 2023; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune April 27, 2023. OVG975668
Twisp Devany Habitat
Threshold SEPA Determination
Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation (MSRF) is partnering with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (CTCR) to improve riparian and instream habitat for Endangered and Threatened fish species in the Twisp River, a major tributary of the Methow River in Okanogan County. The proposed restoration actions are intended to provide off-channel refugia in a series of side channels and floodplain areas on the south bank of the Twisp River from River Miles (RMs) 6.6 to 6.1.
The project focuses on two side channel systems on the right bank of the river. The project proposes to increase the extent and duration when the side channels are active, provide access to off-channel thermal refuge, and increase instream habitat complexity. To accomplish these goas, the project will grade the inlets of the two side channels, construct an alcove, build several engineered logjams, and place additional wood instream.
The project is located at 479 Twisp River Road. Access is provided by an existing unimproved route off of Twisp River Rd. The project is in Section 9, Township 33 N., Range 21E.
Comments must be submitted in writing to the Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave N Ste. 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, no later than May 11, 2023. If no comments are received or the comments received do not provide probable, significant, and adverse impacts from the proposal, the DNS will stand. Information is available at the Office of Planning and Development. Direct questions and comments to: Charlene Schumacher, Senior Planner, Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7113. The date of publication in Okanogan County’s legal periodical of record is April 27, 2023.
Published in the Methow Valley News April 26, 2023; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune April 27, 2023. OVG975661
Notice of Final Decision
Boundary Line Adjustment: (parcels 3426120042/8804400202 and 8804400203/3426120043)
Proponent: Airport Rentals LLC
Public Purpose Segregation: (parcel 3023250010)
Proponents: Clinton & Kristi Terwilliger and PUD No. 1 of Okanogan County
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 April 26, 2023; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune April 27, 2023. OVG975665
In the Superior Court of the State of Washington for the County of Okanogan
In re the Estate of:
Timothy A. Campbell
Cause Number 23-4-00051-24
Please take notice:
The Above Court has appointed Jeffrey Campbell 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: April 19, 2023
/s/Alexandria A. Burgett, Attorney for Jeffrey Campbell, Personal Representative.
MILLER & CHASE, PLLC
PO BOX 978
OKANOGAN, WA 98840
Published in the Methow Valley News April 19, 26; May 3, 2023
REQUEST FOR BIDS
Methow Trails Request for bids: 21 Horizon Flats Trailhead Development Methow Trails is developing a trailhead on our headquarters property at 21 Horizon Flats Rd in Winthrop. We are soliciting bids to develop all parking (125 spaces) infrastructure including grading and surfacing the trailhead and adjacent road, and preparation for the installation of a double vault toilet. Specifications for the project are provided upon request at the Methow Trails office or via email. If you are interested in submitting a bid, please contact email@example.com for complete details.
Bid submission are due no later than May 19th. The winning contractor will understand the magnitude and complexity of this project in the local community and be able to work with Methow Trails staff and community members productively as work progresses.
Published in the Methow Valley News April 19, 26, 2023
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Twisp will hold a public hearing to discuss the 2024-2029 Capital Facilities Plan on Tuesday, May 9th, 2023 at 5:30 pm at the Twisp Town Council meeting in person, and remotely via GoTo Meeting. Instructions to join the meeting will be posted on the Town’s website in advance of the meeting at townoftwisp.com. Copies of the draft plan can be requested via phone or email through the Town Clerk’s office. If you have any questions, or would like to submit a comment in advance, please contact Randy Kilmer, Clerk/Treasurer – 509-997-4081.
Published in the Methow Valley News April 26;May 3, 2023
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Twisp will hold a public hearing regarding the Milltown Twisp, LLC – Annexation petition for parcels 3322170359 and 3322160005. A public hearing will be held on May 9th, 2023, at 5:30 pm at the scheduled Twisp Council Meeting in person at 118 S Glover Street, Twisp, WA, and remotely via GoTo Meeting. Instructions for attending the remote meeting will be posted on the Town’s website in advance of the meeting at townoftwisp.com. All interested parties are invited to voice their approval or disapproval of the proposed annexation. Copies of the petition for annexation can be requested via phone or email through the Town Clerk’s office. If you have any questions, or would like to submit a comment in advance, please contact Randy Kilmer, Clerk/Treasurer – 509-997-4081.
Published in the Methow Valley News April 26;May 3, 2023