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 Office of Planning and Development
123 5th Ave N Suite 130
Okanogan, WA  98840
Phone:  (509) 422-7160  Fax:  (509) 422-7349

WATV
SEPA Checklist
SEPA Threshold MDNS
WATV Map
Draft Mobility Roads Added Spreadsheet
WATV Map/Wetlands

THRESHOLD MITIGATED DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE

 PROPOSED ORDINANCE OPENING WATV ROUTES

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okanogan County Department of Public Works  has proposed an ordinance that if adopted would open approximately 367.78 miles of county roads located primarily in County Commissioner District #3 to use by wheeled all-terrain vehicles.

 The SEPA Responsible Official has reviewed the proposal and prepared an Environmental Checklist and has issued a Threshold Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance (MDNS) in accordance with WAC 197-11-350.  Comments regarding the threshold determination may be submitted in writing to the address listed below.  Deadline for submitting comments regarding this threshold determination will be 5:00 pm, October 25, 2017. Date of publishing is October 11, 2017.

 A final environmental determination will be issued and a public hearing will be scheduled in front of the Okanogan Board of County Commissioners following the close of the SEPA comment period.

 Comments should be submitted to:  Roxanna King, Administrative Secretary at 123 5th Avenue North, Suite 130 Okanogan, WA 98840 or rking@co.okanogan.wa.us.  

Information regarding this proposal and SEPA determination can be obtained from: Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development, Perry Huston, Director of Planning, 123 5th Avenue North, Suite 130 Okanogan, WA 98840 (509)422-7218 or phuston@co.okanogan.wa.us.

 Documents regarding this proposal, including a map of the proposed roads, may be viewed at www.okanogancounty.org/planning

 
Code Amendment OCC 17A.270 Nightly Rentals
SEPA Final Determination
SEPA Checklist
OCC 17A.270 Nightly Rentals
OCC 5.06 Nightly Rentals License

PUBLIC HEARING

FINAL DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE

PROPOSED CODE AMENDMENT

O0CC 17A.270 NIGHTLY RENTALS

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okanogan County Department of Planning & Development has proposed an ordinance amending OCC 17A.270 Nightly Rentals that if adopted would eliminate the amortization period.  The ordinance if adopted would eliminate the annual permit and create a new section OCC 5.06 which would require an annual business license.  All nightly rentals will be required to comply with OCC 17A.270 as amended except those nightly rentals operating legally before September 6, 2005.  Records indicate there are approximately 16 legal pre-exiting nightly rentals operating in the Methow Review District.

 The SEPA Responsible Official has issued a Final Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) regarding this proposal

 A public hearing has been scheduled with the Okanogan County Regional Planning Commission. The public hearing will be conducted on November 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Auditorium in the Virginia Grainger Building in Okanogan, WA. Verbal testimony will be taken with a time limit of 5 minutes per speaker. Written comments may be submitted at the hearing.  Written comments will be accepted prior to the hearing and may be submitted in writing or electronically to Roxanna King, Administrative Assistant, at 123 5th Ave N Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840 or at rking@co.okanogan.wa.us

Date of publishing is October 25, 2017.

 Information regarding these code amendments can be obtained from: Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development, Perry Huston, Director of Planning, 123 5th Avenue North, Suite 130 Okanogan, WA 98840 509-422-7218 or phuston@co.okanogan.wa.us .  Documents prepared for the proposal may be viewed at www.okanogancounty.org/planning

 
Comprehensive Plan 12/22/2014
Comprehensive Plan 12/22/2014
Methow Valley More Completely Planned Area
Methow Valley More Completely Planned Area Sub Unit A
Comprehensive Plan Map
Transportation Map

Notice of Public Comment Period

Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan

 The Okanogan Board of County Commissioners invites the public to offer comments regarding potential revisions to the Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan with particular attention to policies regarding water quality and quantity.  Okanogan County adopted a comprehensive plan in 1964 which had several area specific revisions until a revised comprehensive plan was adopted in 2014.  The revised comprehensive plan came under litigation and in a stipulated agreement the BOCC has agreed to review the comprehensive plan.

 Comments should be directed to specific revisions such as added or deleted sections or language changes to accomplish desired goals or address perceived shortcomings.  Input received will be considered in the drafting of proposed revisions.

 Proposed revisions to the comprehensive plan will undergo public review including environmental review in accordance with the Washington State Environmental Policy Act.  This review will include publication of proposed revisions, scoping and preparation of an environmental impact statement, and public hearings with the regional planning commission and ultimately the BOCC.  The projected schedule for planning commission hearings is early 2018.

 Written comments may be submitted to Roxana King at the address listed below or rking@co.okanogan.wa.us.  Comments received prior to 5:00 p.m. Friday October 13, 2017 will be considered in the initial drafting of proposed revisions.  . 

 Direct questions to: Perry Huston, Director, Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7118. phuston@co.okanogan.wa.us

 
Schedule for Comprehensive Plan
November 20, 2017 Identify Sections and Objectives
November 27, 2017 Identify Sections and Objectives
December 4, 2017 BOCC Review Preliminary Draft
December 11, 2017 BOCC Review Preliminary Draft
January 2018 Joint meeting with Board of County Commissioners and Planning Commission
Begin Draft Environmental Impact Statement-Scoping
February 2018 Draft Enviornmental Impact Statement
March 2018 Planning Commission Hearings

SEPA Final DNS
SEPA Checklist
Draft 17A.400

PUBLIC HEARING

FINAL DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE

PROPOSED ORDINANCE

 OCC 17A.400 OVERLAYS-Water Availability Study Areas

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okanogan County Department of Planning & Development has proposed an ordinance that would amend Okanogan County Code by creating a new section 17A.400.  OCC 17A.400 would authorize the Okanogan Board of County Commissioners to designate areas in the county as water availability study areas which would curtail certain land uses that propose to use permit exempt wells for potable water supplies pending the outcome of a defined analysis of available water in the study area.

 The SEPA Responsible Official has issued a final determination of non-significance for this proposal.

 A public hearing has been scheduled with the Okanogan County Regional Planning Commission. The public hearing will be conducted on November 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Auditorium in the Virginia Grainger Building in Okanogan, WA. Verbal testimony will be taken with a time limit of 5 minutes per speaker. Written comments may be submitted at the hearing.  Written comments will be accepted prior to the hearing and may be submitted in writing or electronically to Roxanna King, Administrative Assistant, at 123 5th Ave N suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840 or at rking@co.okanogan.wa.us .

 Date of Publication: October 25, 2017

 Information regarding this proposed ordinance can be obtained from: Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development, Perry Huston, Director of Planning, 123 5th Avenue North, Suite 130 Okanogan, WA 98840 (509)422-7218 or phuston@co.okanogan.wa.us . Documents prepared for the proposal may be viewed at www.okanogancounty.org/planning

 
Lake Management District

Notice of Intent to Create Lake Management District
Map of Lake Management District

Notice of Public Hearing

LAKE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT #1 BALLOT PROPOSAL

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okanogan Board of County Commissioners will conduct a continued public hearing on August 29, 2017 to take public testimony regarding a resolution stating the intent to form a Lake Management District on Lake Osoyoos in accordance with RCW 36.61. If the Board decides to move ahead with the formation of the district a mailed ballot will be issued for the property owners within the proposed district boundaries to determine if the district should be formed.  The public hearing will review the boundaries of the district as proposed and the assessments to be collected on an annual basis. The proposed district boundary includes property in the vicinity of Lake Osoyoos.  If approved by a simple majority of the property owners the district will conduct control measures for milfoil and other invasive species for 5 years at which time the district will dissolve.  An annual assessment of 160 dollars per parcel on all primary properties in the district and $70.00 on all secondary properties in the district will be collected every year for 5 years. Total collections in 5 years will be approximately $180,000.00.

 The SEPA Responsible Official has determined this proposal is categorically exempt from environmental review in accordance with WAC 197-11-800 (16).

 The continued public hearing will be conducted on August 29, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Oroville City Council Chambers in Oroville, WA. Verbal testimony will be taken with a time limit of 5 minutes per speaker. Written comments may be submitted at the hearing.  Written comments will be accepted prior to the hearing and may be submitted in writing or electronically to Lalena Johns, Clerk of the Board, at 123 5th Ave N Ste 150, Okanogan, WA 98840 or at ljohns@co.okanogan.wa.us.   

 Date of publishing is August 9, 2017.

 Maps of the proposed district boundary may be viewed on the Okanogan County Planning Department website at www.okanogancounty.org/planning.

 Information regarding this proposal can be obtained from: Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development, Perry Huston, Director of Planning, 123 5th Avenue North, Suite 130 Okanogan, WA 98840 (509)422-7218 or phuston@co.okanogan.wa.us .

 

Resolution 145-2017
Resolution 103-2017

Resolution 145-2017:  A resolution amending Resolution 103-2017 which imposes a moratorium on the siting of new cannabis growing , producing, processing, or retail operations and the expansion of existing cannabis growing, producing, processing, or retail operations as vested in accordance with OCC 17A.330 within the unicorporated boundaries of Okanogan County for 6 months from date of adoption or until repealed.



Resolution 103-2017:  A resolution imposing a moratorium on the siting of new cannabis growing , producing, or retail operations and the expansion of exiting cannabis growing, producing, processing, or retail operations as vested in accordance with OCC 17A.330 within the unincorporated boundaries of Okanogan County for 6 months from date of adoption or until repealed.
 
Document Status/Document    Public/Agency Comments Date Updated 
Ordinance 2017-01 repealing Ordinance 2014-07 which opened certain roads to wheeled all terrain vehicles. Ordinance 2017-01      
Water Availability Applications
Water Availability Application Tracking Spreadsheet (If it does not appear that the spreadsheet has been updated, please refresh your browser when the spreadsheet is open and you should see a new date at the bottom of the spreadsheet.)
Water Applications
08/07/2017
Draft Critical Areas Ordinance SEPA Threshold Determination
Draft Critical Areas Ordinance
Draft Critical Areas Ordinance Clean Version
Draft Critical Areas Maps
     
Title 20:  Development Permit Procedures and Administration Ordinance 2016-8 adopting OCC Title 20

Supreme Court Decision for Whatcom County, Hirst et al v. W. Wash. Growth Mgmt. Hr’gs Bd., No. 91475-3 (October 6, 2016).
Ordinance 2016-5 An ordinance pertaining to land use decisions requireing the use of water from other than a certificated source.
Shoreline Master Program Update Clean Draft after BOCC work sessions July 2017

Appendix A:  Inventory and Analysis
Section A.1:  Shoreline Characterization Report

     Section A.2:  AU Characterization Summary Reports
     Section A.3:  Tables
     Section A.4:  Map Portfolio
Appendix B:  Characterization Data Sheets
Appendix C:  Characterization Map Book
Appendix D: 
Draft Shoreline Designations Mapbook
Appendix E: 
CIA Report
Attachment 1:  Cumulative Impacts Analysis Summary Table
Attachment 2:  Descriptions of Stream and Lake Groups
Attachment 3:  Key Area Alterations Maps
Attachment 4:  No Net Loss Report
Appendix F:  Data Tables
SMP Designations Per Group
Current Landuse
Current Buildable Lots
Buildable Acres Summary
Future Use Summary
Appendix G: 
Restoration Plan
Restoration Plan Mapbook
Appendix H: 
Recommended Plant List

Appendix I:  Critical Areas
Mapbook
    07/01/2015
Historic SMP/CAO Info click here      
Historic DRAFT Comp Plan Information 2009-2011
2010-2013
2014
    06/09/2014
Recreation Plan  Okanogan County Recreation Plan 
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G
Appendix H
    04/16/2014

Juvenile Detention Facility Documents

Notices Agendas/Minutes Correspondence Documents Comments Received
Notice 01/14/2016 Juvenile BOCC Minutes February 2013 Culp Correspondence Juvenile Court Workload Cost Chandler Comment
  BOCC Admin Agenda 01/25/2016 Rabidou Correspondence SLSS January Newsletter Hilderbrand Letter
  Agenda 02/23/2016 Methow Engineering WA State Juvenile Justice Profile Eiffert Letter
  Agenda 03/15/2016 Cooley & Associates Engineering Martin Hall Visit Burchard Letter
  Agenda
03/29/2016
Superior Court Judges and Administrator/Juveline Service Director:  Legal Issues Related to Detention 2013 Juvenile Disposition Manual Yakabi Letter
  Agenda 04/26/2016   Juvenile Annual Summary Report February 2013 Prince Letter
  Agenda 05/10/2016   Okanogan County Justice Facility Project February 2013 Crampton Letter
  Agenda 06/14/2016   BOCC Letter to Senator Parlette February 2013 Stephens Letter
  BOCC Minutes May 2004   Okanogan County Justice Facility Project Tachell Comment
      Washington Model for Juvenile Justice Heindselman Comment
      Juvenile Detention Standards in Washington State LaffertyWilson Comment
      Preliminary Estimates Bussler White Comment
      Martin Hall February 2014 Hope Comment
      Martin Hall Visit 2 Vaughn Comment
      02/02/2016 Chronicle J. Burchard Juv Facilities and Martin Hall Barnett Comment
      02/02/2016 Chronicle Opinion Article Juv Facilities and Martin Hall Okanogan Behavioral Health Comment
      Wenatchee World 02/08/2016 McMillan Comment
McMillan Email
      Juvenile Report Hope Comment 2
      Article Martin Hall May Close Abel Comment
      Lincoln Co Audit Swanson/Johnson Comment
      Douglas County Contract Neeley Comment
      East Wenatchee Contract McMillan Comment
      Jans Contracts Email Methow Valley Independent Learning Center Comment
      Omak Chronicle LTE Spohn Comment
      BOCC Memo 10/26/2015 Castner Comment
      Chronicle 03/02/2016 Spohn Comment 2
      Letter to the Editor 03/02/2016 Methow Valley Independent Learning Center
      OCJC Population vs. Budget  
      Chelan Power Point McNamara Comment
      Juvenile Facility BOCC Presentation Chelan Superior Court Comment
      Okanogan Bar Association Resolution 06-21-16 Timbers Comment
        Okanogan County Community Coalition Comment
        Ehrhard Comment
        Rehm Comment
        Heindselman Comment 2
        Coe Comment
        Okanogan County Public Health Comment
        Kiwanis Comment
        Angela Skirko Comment

 
 

 

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