Miller agrees to pursue permits for site restoration Mark Miller, who’s been working on a peninsula of land on the Methow River, told Okanogan County’s hearing examiner that he didn’t think he needed permits to simply restore roads and rebuild a structure that burned in the 2014 Carlton Complex Fire. Miller was appealing a May […]
County planning says permits are needed for clearing, grading A property owner near the town of Methow is appealing an Okanogan County order to stop clearing and grading work on property near the Methow River. Property owner Mark Miller says this restoration work is necessary to help the riverfront property recover from the 2014 Carlton […]
For the first time in more than three decades, Okanogan County has a completely revamped plan to protect its rivers, lakes and shorelines and to guide development along those water bodies.
The county’s new Shoreline Master Program (SMP) went into effect on June 26 after a 12-year review process …
Okanogan County’s update of its plan covering development and protections along lakes and rivers is a complicated document at 125 pages with eight appendices, maps and tables.
After 10 years of …
Public input sought on revised version By Marcy Stamper The next phase of review is underway for Okanogan County’s plan that covers development and protections along lakes and rivers, now that the state Department of Ecology is soliciting public input. The county commissioners approved a draft of the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) last June after […]
After 10 years of work, Okanogan County appears close to finalizing its plan for development and protections along the county’s lakes and rivers.
The county commissioners reviewed the latest draft of the Shoreline Master Program (SMP), which incorporates changes from the state Department of Ecology, the planning commissioners, and the commissioners themselves.
After 10 years of work on an update to the plan that covers development and protections along the county’s lakes and rivers, the Okanogan County commissioners may be ready to sign off on the plan. Once adopted by the commissioners, the plan will be forwarded to the state Department of Ecology for additional public review […]
By Phil Millam While it is tempting to simply ignore Randy Moore’s recent letter (“A stupid law,” April 15), we feel it is necessary to reply because errors and misstatements, left uncorrected, may tend to be believed. Randy is accurate only in stating the Methow Valley Citizens’ Council (MVCC) has appealed Okanogan County decisions multiple […]
The Okanogan County Planning Commission voted by a 3-2 margin to approve the county’s plan covering development and protections along lakes and rivers, but the Methow’s representative is concerned …
The current draft of the county’s plan to protect shorelines and regulate development near rivers and lakes could actually harm them, say two citizens’ groups in the Methow Valley.
The Methow Valley Citizens’ Council and the Mazama Advisory Committee are concerned that the plan allows building too close to waterways …