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Ordinance 2018-014 Authorizing the Formation of Lake Management District #1  
Lake Management District

Notice of Intent to Create Lake Management District
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Notice of Public Hearing

LAKE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT #1 BALLOT PROPOSAL

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okanogan Board of County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on December 18, 2017 to take public testimony regarding a revised 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 proposed district as revised and the assessments to be collected on an annual basis. The proposed district boundary includes property adjacent to Lake Osoyoos. There are 324 parcels owned by 251 owners within the boundaries of the proposed district.  15 agricultural lots without residential structures and the common lot owned by the Veranda Beach Homeowners Association are proposed for exclusion.  Other parcels may be excluded from the district by the Board of County Commissioners if the parcels are found to not benefit from inclusion in the district.

 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 150.00 dollars per parcel on all properties included in the district will be collected every year for 5 years. Total collections in 5 years will be approximately $230,000.00.

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

 The public hearing will be conducted on December 18, 2017 at 6:00 in the Oroville City Hall 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 November 29, 2017 and December 6, 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 .