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

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

Comments Recieved
Department of Ecology
Carol Cassella
Futurewise
Kerri Wilson
Kerri Wilson Attachment
Methow Conservancy
Mike Real
Methow Valley Citizens Council
MVCC Attachment 1
MVCC Attachment 2
Nancy Soriano
Nanacy Soriano Attachment 1
Nancy Soriano Attachment 2
Okanogan Highlands Alliance
Isabelle Spohn
Susan Crampton
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