Request for Proposal Title III Projects
Notice is hereby given that up to $174,980 is available to Okanogan County from Title III funds. The county and applicable agencies may use the funds in accordance with the authorized uses as set out in Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000] [As Amended Through P.L. 117-58]
Applicable agencies may submit proposals for consideration. The project submission forms will describe activity to be performed on Federal Forest Land that qualify under the Act. Title III Project Submission Forms are available by contacting Lanie Johns, Clerk of the Board for Okanogan County at 509-422-7100 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Okanogan County intends to use Title III funds in 2024 to reimburse agency costs for projects that include activities on Federal Forest Land and specified BLM lands such as:
• To carry out activities under the Firewise Communities program
• County search and rescue and other emergency services, including firefighting and law enforcement patrols
• Training costs and equipment purchases directly related to the emergency service
• To develop and carry out community wildfire protection plans.
• To provide or expand access to broadband telecommunications services
Reimbursement is in proportion to the amount attributable to these emergency response services.
The proposals are due in the Commissioners’ office no later than Friday, October 27, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Please mail or submit proposals to: Okanogan County Commissioners’, Attn: Lanie Johns, 123 5th Avenue North, Rm 150, Okanogan, WA 98840 or email the completed proposal in a single pdf format to email@example.com by the due date.
Once project proposals are submitted, they will be available at the Okanogan County Commissioners office for review and comment. To request a review copy or for further information contact Lanie Johns at the Commissioner’s office, 509 422- 7100 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 45-day comment period, on the county’s intended use of the funds, is open before use of the funds occur.
Notice is also given that the Title III Funding proposals will be considered in open session by the Board of County Commissioners on Monday, November 20, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Hearing Room located 123 5th Avenue North, Rm 150, Okanogan, WA 98840.
Published in the Methow Valley News October 4, 11, 2023; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune October 5, 12, 2023. OVG985092
Request for Proposal (RFP)
2024 Homeless Housing &
Affordable Housing Funds
NOTICE is hereby published by the Board of County Commissioners that the Housing Coalition of Okanogan County 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.
The full and detailed request for proposal for 2024 Homeless Housing & Affordable Housing Funds is located on the Okanogan County Website on the Commissioners webpage at okanogancounty.org/government/commissioners/index.php
Or, a paper copy of the full request may be requested and mailed to you by contacting Rena Shawver at 509-422-4041 or by email to RenaS@occac.com or Lanie Johns at 509-422-7105 or by email
Eligible and Responsive RFP’s will address activities under the local Homeless Housing plan that are listed in the full detailed RFP. The Housing Coalition will score the eligible applications using criteria shown in the detailed RFP.
Emailed and delivered submissions are due to Okanogan County Community Action (OCCAC) no later than Noon, Friday, November 3, 2023, and if mailed must be postmarked no later than November 3, 2023.
Submit Proposals to:
Okanogan County Community
ATTN Rena Shawver, Executive Director
424 S 2nd Ave,
PO Box 1067
Okanogan, WA 98840
Published in the Methow Valley News October 11, 18, 2023; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune October 12, 19, 2023. OVG985508
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Okanogan County Board of Health will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 26th, 2023 at 9:00 am in consideration of adoption of Resolution #2023-12 which pertains to the 2024 Public Health Fee Schedule, Resolution #2023-13 which pertains to the 2024 Public Health Budget. The hearing will be held at the Okanogan County Public Health District office located at 1234 S. 2nd Ave., Okanogan, WA. Please visit www.okanogancounty.org under the Public Health webpage for Zoom information.
Published in the Methow Valley News October 11, 18, 2023; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune October 12, 19, 2023. OVG985513
Notice of Application and
Threshold SEPA Determination
CUP 2023-7 Tonasket Tire
Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted by Chance Stucker to permit a 2,800 sq. ft cement slab for vehicle parking around an existing 3,900 sq. ft vehicle maintenance building commonly known as “Tonasket Tire” and a 50×100 building with pave lot in the future. The existing business currently operates year-round, Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 5:30 pm. The business operation obtains its water from the City of Tonasket. The site is located at 8D State Frontage Rd Tonasket, WA on tax parcel number 8837600300.
A public hearing for this project is set for December 14th, 2023 at 10 A.M. 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. A zoom link has been created and will be on the Planning department website or you may join at https://zoom.us/j/94941197323?pwd=d2lWL0wrYWtadTNuc1pWdTQvSHhCQT09
Meeting ID: 949 4119 7323 Passcode: 005238 Dial by your location • +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) • +1 253 205 0468 US
The SEPA Responsible Official has reviewed the Environmental Checklist and project description and issued a Threshold Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) on this proposal in accordance with WAC 197-11-340. SEPA comments regarding this threshold determination may be submitted in writing by 5:00 pm October 26th, 2023. All SEPA comments will be reviewed for relevance, if no comments are received or the comments received do not provide probable, significant, and adverse impacts from the proposal, the DNS will stand. Direct questions and comments to: Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, Liz Serrao, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7090 email@example.com
Published in the Methow Valley News October 11, 2023; Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune October 12, 2023. OVG985515
Public Hearing: Okanogan County Cemetery District #1 (Sullivan Cemetery ) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 in Winthrop at 6:00pm in the Barn small meeting room to consider and approve their current expense budget for the 2024 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 4th and 11th, 2023.
The Town of Winthrop, Jeff Sarvis, PO Box 459 Winthrop, WA 98862, is seeking coverage under the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit.
The proposed project, Town of Winthrop Source Well #2 pumping test, is located at 208 White Ave in Winthrop in Okanogan County. This project involves 0 acres of soil disturbance for conducting a 24-hour groundwater pumping test of the Town’s Well #2.
All discharges and runoff goes to ground water.
Any persons desiring to present their views to the Washington State Department of Ecology regarding this Application, or interested in Ecology’s action on this Application, may notify Ecology in writing no later than 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice. Ecology reviews public comments and considers whether discharges from this project would cause a measurable change in receiving water quality, and, if so, whether the project is necessary and in the overriding public interest according to Tier II anti-degradation requirements under WAC 173-201A-320.
Comments can be submitted to:
ATTN: Water Quality Program, Construction Stormwater
Washington State Department of Ecology
P.O. Box 47696
Olympia, WA 98504-7696
Published in the Methow Valley News October 4th and 11th, 2023.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Three Rivers Hospital Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to discuss the 2024 budget at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. The meeting will take place in the conference room of the McKinley Building at Three Rivers Hospital, 507 Hospital Way, Brewster, Washington and remotely via the Microsoft Teams application. The call-in information is +1 312-625-3555, Conference ID: 100 634 214#. Copies of the budget are available by calling Administrative Assistant Shauna Field at (509) 645-3348, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published in the Methow Valley News October 11th, 2023.
TOWN OF TWISP
Notice of Public Hearing
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN The Town of Twisp Planning Commission is holding a Public Hearing on the draft amendments to Chapters 18.10 Definitions, Appendix A District Use Chart and 18.50.080 Administrative Permits of the Zoning Code on Wednesday October 25, 2023 at 5:00 pm in the Twisp Civic Building. The proposed amendments have been prepared at the direction of the Town Council in order for the current moratorium on “nightly rentals” to be lifted.
The amendments include the deletion of existing definitions related to nightly rentals and the addition of a new definition for “short-term vacation rentals (STVR)”: amendment of the Use Chart to delete references to nightly rentals and replace with Short-Term Vacation Rentals with such uses listed as requiring an Administrative Permit; and, revisions to the Administrative Permit requirements and conditions for STVRs.
Persons wishing to view project information may contact Twisp Town Hall, 118 S. Glover 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 October 25th, 2023, with verbal comments accepted at the Planning Commission Hearing or online. For further information check the Town of Twisp website or contact Thom Vedder at (509) 997-4081 or email@example.com.
Published in the Methow Valley News October 11 and 18, 2023.