NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT a public hearing will be held on July 18, 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 for a 20-year franchise by Gebbers Cattle LTD, to construct, operate, and maintain Water lines.
Franchise is located within the county right-of-way of the roads listed below all within Okanogan County:
Road Number & Name. Mile Post, Section, Township, Range
1657, Watson Draw Road, 8.222 – 8.350, 33, 31N. 23E
1651, Bill Shaw Road, 6.670 – 9.270, 33,32, 31N. 23E
–, –, 5, 30N, 23E
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, Jo Ann Stansbury, 1234A 2nd Ave. S., Okanogan WA 98840 or email to email@example.com.
Dated June 27, 2023 at Okanogan, Washington.
Josh Thomson, P.E.
Published in the Methow Valley News July 5, 12, 2023; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune July 6, 13, 2023. OVG979604
Vendor List Notice
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Okanogan County is updating its list of potential vendors for the purchase of materials, equipment, supplies or services valued between Ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and Fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) in accordance with the county’s policy resolution 24-2020 and RCW 39.04.190. Below is a list of general categories in which the County may make purchases in 2023. Potential vendors of any of these categories are invited to notify the County in writing if they wish to be placed on the vendors list.
1. Computer Equipment or other related Equipment or Hardware Maintenance
2. Office Equipment such as Copier/printers
3. Architectural, Engineering, or Planning Services
4. Legal Services
5. Personnel related services
6. Hardware or Building Supplies
7. Custodial and Janitorial Services
8. Maintenance Services
9. Sound Systems
10. Spray & Applicator Services
11. Herbicides and Pesticides
Potential vendors of the above categories who wish to be placed on the vendors list are encouraged to write the Okanogan County Commissioners’ Office at 123 Fifth Avenue North, Room 150, Okanogan, WA 98840 or send an email to Lanie Johns at firstname.lastname@example.org that states what services are available, contact person’s name, and contact information.
Published in the Methow Valley News July 5, 12, 2023; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune July 6, 13, 2023. OVG979828
Public Hearing Notice
Budget Supplemental Appropriation
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Okanogan County Commissioners that a Public Hearing is set 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 and will be held in person and via ZOOM, in the County Commissioners’ Hearing Room. Those wishing to attend may do so in person or via the following Join Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85632551430 Meeting ID: 856 3255 1430 Or Join Zoom Audio Only +1 253 205 0468 Meeting ID: 856 3255 1430
The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment for or against the consideration of a budget supplemental appropriation for Lower Goat Creek Bridge replacement costs. The funds would be either from Current Expense Contingency Reserve or American Rescue Plan Act funds (ARPA) supplementing Public Works Parks & Rec fund in the amount of $85,000.
The hearing will be held remotely in the County Commissioners’ Hearing Room located at 123 5th Avenue North, Okanogan, Washington. Persons wishing to comment may attend the hearing in person or 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
Published in the Methow Valley News July 12, 19, 2023; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune July 13, 20, 2023. OVG980288
Notice of Application and
Threshold SEPA DNS
Torrence’s Dock SDP 2023-2
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Ronald Torrence has submitted a Joint Aquatic Resource Permit Application (JARPA) for an Okanogan County Shoreline Substantial Development Permit. The purpose of the project is to replace the floating dock that was removed, with a new 70-foot floating dock that will connect with the 10×30 foot swim dock. All pieces of the new dock will be constructed off-site and floated into place and anchored in the same locations as the previous dock.
LOCATION OF THE PROPOSAL: The site is located at 76B Sinlahekin Rd. Conconully, WA. on parcel 3525050002. The property is owned by Bureau of Reclamation and is located on Upper Conconully Lake.
SEPA: Okanogan County Planning & Development issued a Threshold Determination of Non-Significance in accordance with WAC 197-11-340, identifying the proposal would not have a probable, significant, and adverse environmental impact. 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 July 27th, 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: Rocky Robbins, Planner II Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7117.
PROJECT CONSISTENCY: This application will be reviewed in accordance with the Master Program for Okanogan County Shoreline Management, Okanogan County Code, Title 14 (Environment), Okanogan County Code, Title 15.08 (Floodplain Management) and all other applicable County regulations. The Project has been reviewed and found to be consistent with requirements established by the Master Program for Okanogan County Shoreline Management.
COMMENT PERIOD: Any person has the right to comment on this application, receive notice and participate in, any hearings (if scheduled), and request a copy of the decision once made. Any person may appeal a decision in accordance with RCW 90.58.180. Questions, concerns, and comments regarding this application will be accepted until 5:00 PM, August 14th, 2023 and may be directed to: Rocky Robbins, Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. North, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840.
The date of publication in Okanogan County’s legal periodical of record is July 12 and 13th, 2023
Published in the Methow Valley News July 12, 2023; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune July 13, 2023. OVG980291
Notice of Final Decision
Boundary Line Adjustment: (parcels 3322180091 & 3322180121)
Proponent: Jeffrey & Alicia Brown
Administrative Variance 2023-5 Pianosa Farm Pole: (parcel3122080006)
Proponent: Connor Whitehead
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 July 12, 2023; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune July 13, 2023. OVG980293
METHOW VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 350
OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON
NOTICE OF MEETING TO ADOPT 2023-2024 BUDGET AND CONDUCT PUBLIC
NOTICE is hereby given, pursuant to RCW 28A.505.050 and RCW 28A.505.060, that the
Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Methow School District No. 350, Okanogan, County,
Washington (the “District”) will hold a regular meeting on July 27, 2023, commencing at 5:30
PM in the district office, located at 18 Twin Lakes Rd., Winthrop, Washington. The meeting is
called for the purpose of fixing and adopting the budget of the District for the ensuing 2023-2024
fiscal year. Prior to adoption of the 2023-2024 budget, the Board will hold a hearing for the
purpose of receiving comments from the public on the 2023-2024 budget. Any person may
appear at the hearing and be heard for or against any part of the 2023-2024 budget, the four year
budget plan, or any proposed changes to uses of enrichment funding under RCW 28A.505.240
(a/k/a Educational Programs and Operation Levy). Upon conclusion of the hearing, the Board
shall fix and determine the appropriation from each fund contained in the 2023-2024 budget and
shall, by resolution, adopt the 2023-2024 budget, the four year budget plan summary, and the
four-year enrollment projection. 2023-2024 budget information is available on the District
website methow.org or may be obtained by contacting the district office at 509-996-9205.
METHOW VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.
OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON
/s/ Tom Venable
Superintendent and Secretary to the Board of Directors
Published in Methow Valley News July 12, 19, 26; 2023
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY that the Town of Twisp Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the Shoreline Master Program update, which includes amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Chapter 16.15 TMC at 5:00 pm on July 26, 2023 in the Twisp Civic Building. The purpose of the hearing is to consider public comments on the proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Chapter 16.15 TMC as required by Department of Ecology. Copies of the documents are available for review on the Town’s website – townoftwisp.com.
The hearing will include a review of the proposed amendments and update requirements. All persons requiring assistance in accessing Town Hall or need other assistance are requested to contact Town Hall at (509) 997-4081 prior to the hearing.
Published in Methow Valley News July 12, 19; 2023
Notice of Primary Election
Okanogan County, State of Washington
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
A Primary Election will be held in the below mentioned districts for the purpose of submitting to the voters for their approval or rejection the following.
Douglas-Okanogan County Hospital District No. 1- Proposition No. 1
Okanogan County Fire District No. 6- Proposition No. 1
Town of Twisp- Proposition No. 1
Curlew School District No. 50- Director District No. 5
Bridgeport School District No. 75-Director District No. 3 (at large)
Methow Valley School District No. 350-Director District No. 5 (at large)
Oroville School District No. 410-Director District No. 5 (at large)
The registration deadline for online registrations, mail-in registrations and transfers is July 14, 2023.Any qualified elector who is not registered to vote in the State of Washington may register to vote in person at the Auditor’s Office up to and including August 1, 2023.
You can register or obtain registration forms at the Auditor’s Office, on line at www.votewa.gov, and Department of Licensing.
The Okanogan County Auditor’s Office, 149 3rd Ave N, Room 104, at the County Courthouse, will be open so voters may obtain replacement ballots, drop off voted ballots, obtain provisional ballots, and use the Accessible Voting Units, at the following times.
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM July 24th- July 31st, 2023
On Election Day only, August 1, 2023, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
Drop box locations around the county for this election.
Oroville- Oroville Police Station/ 1105 Main St.
Twisp – City Hall/118 S Glover St, Twisp
Pateros -180 Pateros Mall in parking lot, Pateros
Okanogan- Auditor’s office/139 4th Ave N Room 104
Drop boxes will close at 8:00PM on Election Day
Voters needing additional information or assistance with voter registration forms or voting may call (509) 422-7240. Voters unable to use the mail-in ballot may use the Accessible Voting Unit available at the County Auditor’s Office.
Ballots require no postage and must be postmarked by the day of the election. Check with your local Post Office for deadlines to have your ballot postmarked properly.
For additional information on the election or regarding voter registration.
Local newspaper, radio, and TV
Meetings of the Okanogan County Canvassing Board are open, public meetings and shall be continued until the activities for which the following meetings are held have been completed. Canvass Board meetings are held in the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office, 149 3rd Ave N, Room 104, at the County Courthouse, in Okanogan.
Wednesday, August 9th, 2023 and Friday, August 11th, 2023 at 11:00 AM to determine the status of any provisional or challenged ballots
Tuesday, August 15th, 2023 at 2:00 PM to canvass the votes cast and certify the election
This notice is in accordance with RCW 29A.52.
Dated at Okanogan, Washington this 5th day of July, 2023.
Cari Hall, Okanogan County Auditor and Ex-Officio Supervisor of Elections
Jamie Groomes, Chief Deputy/Elections Administrator
Published in Methow Valley News July 12, 19; 2023
Legal Ad – Midterm Vacant Supervisor Position
The Okanogan Conservation District Board of Supervisors are authorized under RCW 89.08 to fill vacant elected positions. Albert Roberts, District Auditor, passed away on April 9, 2023. The Okanogan Conservation District Board of Supervisors does hereby resolve the following:
The Board of Supervisors position previously held by Albert Roberts is hereby deemed vacant effective immediately.
The vacant position will be open for applications beginning at 8:00 AM on July 20, 2023, and running continuously until 4:00 PM on August 18, 2023. Interested persons shall be required to submit to the District Elections Officer a letter of interest as well as a completed Form PF-A that is available from the district office or the Washington State Conservation Commission. Please contact the Okanogan Conservation District Election Officer, Becky Drenner, at (509) 429-3418 or emailing at email@example.com. Candidates must be registered voters residing within the boundaries of the Conservation District and may be required to own land or operate a farm.
A conservation district supervisor sets policy and direction for the conservation district. A conservation district supervisor is a public official who serves without compensation.
Candidate required information is available through the Election Officer and will be accepted by mail or by making an appointment to drop it off at the District office by calling the Election Officer at (509) 429-3418.
The Board of Supervisors may take action to appoint an applicant starting with the September 5, 2023, regular monthly board meeting. The time to be served in the vacant position is approximately 9 months.
Published in the Methow Valley News July 12, 19, 2023