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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

 

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WRIA 48 Restricted Groundwater Areas WAC 173-548  (The Department of Ecology is updating the boundaries of the Restricted areas.  Please contact our office for verification if a property is within a restricted groundwater area.)

Draft Watershed Plan Addendum Okanogan River Basin WRIA 49

Notice of Public Hearing

Project Summary

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the adoption of an addendum to Okanogan County’s, Okanogan Basin Watershed Plan.  The passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill (ESSB) 6091 as codified by the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 90.94 requires that an update to WRIA 49, Okanogan River Watershed, be approved by Washington Department of Ecology by February 1, 2021.  RCW 90.94 requires the update to address future permit-exempt well use and associated streamflow restoration projects to achieve net ecological benefit.  The plan addendum was developed by the WRIA 49 Initiating Governments (IG’s) and Planning Unit members representing various stakeholders throughout the basin. 

The public hearing will be held on September 28th at 7:00 p.m. over webex platform.  The public can attend the public hearing one of the following ways:

1.      Meeting number: 146 349 4912:

Password:  YJfghXVP582

https://okanoganwa.webex.com/okanoganwa/j.php?MTID=mdf06e80b8345027d20d183f5868e2daf

 2.      Join by phone

1-844-992-4726 United States Toll Free

+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

Access code: 146 349 4912

 Comments must be submitted in writing to the Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave North, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840.  Comments can be submitted up to the hearing on September 28, 2020.

 Information is available on our website www.okanogancounty.org/planning. Direct questions and comments to: Pete Palmer, Director of Planning, Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7218 or spalmer@co.okanogan.wa.us.

 Date of Publication:  September 16, 2020

 

Draft Watershed Plan Addendum Okanogan River Basin WRIA 49

Notice of Threshold SEPA Determination

 Project Summary

The Planning Department has submitted a SEPA checklist for the adoption of an addendum to Okanogan County’s, Okanogan Basin Watershed Plan.  The passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill (ESSB) 6091 as codified by the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 90.94 requires that an update to WRIA 49, Okanogan River Watershed, be approved by Washington Department of Ecology by February 1, 2021.  RCW 90.94 requires the update to address future permit-exempt well use and associated streamflow restoration projects to achieve net ecological benefit.  The plan addendum was developed by the WRIA 49 Initiating Governments (IG’s) and Planning Unit members representing various stakeholders throughout the basin. 

 The SEPA Responsible Official has reviewed the Environmental Checklist and project description and has issued a Threshold Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) on this proposal in accordance with WAC 197-11-340. All comments will be reviewed for relevance, and if necessary the DNS will be changed.  If no comments are received or the comments received do not provide probable, significant, and adverse impacts from the proposal the DNS will stand.

 Comments for SEPA threshold must be submitted in writing to the Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave North, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, no later than September 23, 2020.

 Information is available on our website www.okanogancounty.org/planning. Direct questions and comments to: Pete Palmer, Director of Planning, Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7218 or spalmer@co.okanogan.wa.us.

Date of Publication:  September 9, 2020

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the adoption of an addendum to Okanogan County’s, Okanogan Basin Watershed Plan.  The passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill (ESSB) 6091 as codified by the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 90.94 requires that an update to WRIA 49, Okanogan River Watershed, be approved by Washington Department of Ecology by February 1, 2021.  RCW 90.94 requires the update to address future permit-exempt well use and associated streamflow restoration projects to achieve net ecological benefit.  The plan addendum was developed by the WRIA 49 Initiating Governments (IG’s) and Planning Unit members representing various stakeholders throughout the basin. 

The public hearing will be held over webex platform.  The public can attend the public hearing one of the following ways:

1.      Meeting number: 146 349 4912:

Password:  YJfghXVP582

https://okanoganwa.webex.com/okanoganwa/j.php?MTID=mdf06e80b8345027d20d183f5868e2daf

 2.      Join by phone

1-844-992-4726 United States Toll Free

+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

Access code: 146 349 4912

 Comments must be submitted in writing to the Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave North, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840.  Comments can be submitted up to the hearing on September 28, 2020.

Documents can be found on our FTP site:

ftp://24.181.140.100/PLANNING/WRIA_49_Watershed_Plan_Addendum.zip

SEPA Determination and Checklist

Draft Watershed Plan Addendum WRIA 49

Appendices

 

LOWER METHOW ZONE MAP AMENDMENT

Lower Methow Zoning Map Amendment

Notice of Threshold SEPA Determination and Hearing

 Project Summary

The Planning Department has submitted a SEPA checklist for the adoption of a zoning map amendment of the Lower Methow.  Analysis of the existing and potential lots in the Lower Methow River Reach of Water Resource Inventory Area 48 raises concerns that the number of undeveloped lots may exceed the water in the reserve appropriated by WAC 173-548.  The amendment changes the zoning from R1 to R5 in the Lower Methow Reach outside the Columbia River influence. 

 The SEPA Responsible Official has reviewed the Environmental Checklist and project description and has issued a Threshold Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) on this proposal in accordance with WAC 197-11-340. All comments will be reviewed for relevance, and if necessary the DNS will be changed.  If no comments are received or the comments received do not provide probable, significant, and adverse impacts from the proposal the DNS will stand.

 Comments for SEPA threshold must be submitted in writing to the Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave North, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, no later than September 16, 2020.

 A public hearing has been scheduled with the Okanogan County Regional Planning Commission to give interested parties the opportunity to provide verbal testimony. The public hearing will be conducted on September 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. over webex platform.  Written comments may be submitted at the hearing or prior to the hearing at the email and address listed above.

 Information is available on our website www.okanogancounty.org/planning. Direct questions and comments to: Pete Palmer, Director of Planning, Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7218 or spalmer@co.okanogan.wa.us.

 Date of Publication:  September 2, 2020

SEPA DETERMINATION AND CHECKLIST

LOWER METHOW ZONE AMENDMENT MAP

Outdoor Recreation Plan 2020

Notice of Threshold SEPA Determination and Hearing

Project Summary

The Planning Department has submitted a SEPA checklist for the adoption of the Okanogan County Outdoor Recreation plan 2020.  The goals and objectives of the Recreation Plan will be included in the Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan.  This document reflects an update of the 2004 Okanogan County Parks and Recreation Element of the County Comprehensive Plan.  The plan contains an inventory and description of existing public recreation facilities and opportunities, goals and objectives to guide the plan implementation, the determination and analysis of recreation needs, and plans for meeting those outdoor recreation needs. 

 The SEPA Responsible Official has reviewed the Environmental Checklist and project description and has issued a Threshold Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) on this proposal in accordance with WAC 197-11-340. All comments will be reviewed for relevance, and if necessary the DNS will be changed.  If no comments are received or the comments received do not provide probable, significant, and adverse impacts from the proposal the DNS will stand.

Comments for SEPA threshold must be submitted in writing to the Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave North, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, no later than September 16, 2020.

 A public hearing has been scheduled with the Okanogan County Regional Planning Commission to give interested parties the opportunity to provide verbal testimony. The public hearing will be conducted on September 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. over webex platform.  Written comments may be submitted at the hearing or prior to the hearing at the email and address listed.

 Information is available on our website www.okanogancounty.org/planning. Direct questions and comments to: Pete Palmer, Director of Planning, Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development, 123 5th Ave. N, Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840, (509) 422-7218 or spalmer@co.okanogan.wa.us.

 Date of Publication:  September 2, 2020

SEPA DETERMINATION AND CHECKLIST

OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN 2020

 

 

 

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Okanogan County Office of Planning & Development

 

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Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in our area our office will be closed to the public until further notice.

 

 

If you need assistance, please contact us at (509) 422-7160 or reference the below directory to contact one of our employees directly.

 

Director of Planning: Pete Palmer – (509) 422.7218 spalmer@co.okanogan.wa.us

Administrative Secretary: Cortney Ingle – (509) 422.7214 cingle@co.okanogan.wa.us

Senior Planner: Charlene Schumacher – (509) 422.7113 cbeam@co.okanogan.wa.us

Natural Resource Planner: Angela Hubbard – (509) 422.7090 ahubbard@co.okanogan.wa.us

Planner I: Rocky Robbins – (509) 422.7117 rrobbins@co.okanogan.wa.us

Planner I: Pam Wyllson – (509)422.7122 pwyllson@co.okanogan.wa.us

 

 

 

 

 

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Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

REVISED OKANOGAN COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

 

Notice is hereby given that the Okanogan County Office of Planning and Community Development has issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement which discusses environmental impacts of the proposed revisions to the 2014 Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan.  The Comprehensive Plan proposal has been prepared in accordance with RCW 36.70 Planning Enabling Act, RCW 36.70A Growth Management Act, and other applicable case law and requirements.  The Comprehensive Plan contains policies that inform other land use regulation in all unincorporated areas of the county.  The proposed revisions to the comprehensive plan consider the medium range of population increase prepared by the OFM which projects that the population will increase by 2891 people (revised) by the year 2040.  The revised comprehensive plan includes three alternative policy approaches for dealing with the projected population increase.  The draft environmental impact statement considers a 4th alternative suggested during the scoping period.

 

In November of 2018 the SEPA Responsible Official for Okanogan County determined the proposal is likely to have significant adverse impacts on the environment and ordered the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement in accordance with WAC 197-11-360. Comments received during the scoping period identified several significant issues to be examined in the DEIS. 

 

Agencies, affected tribes, and members of the public are invited to comment on the DEIS and the revised comprehensive plan. The deadline for submitting comments is September 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. You may submit your comments in writing or electronically to: cingle@co.okanogan.wa.us or mailed or delivered to 123 5th Ave N. Suite 130, Okanogan WA 98840.

A public hearing has been scheduled with the Okanogan County Regional Planning Commission to give interested parties the opportunity to provide verbal testimony. The public hearing will be conducted on August 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Auditorium in the Virginia Grainger Building in Okanogan Washington.  Verbal testimony will be limited to 5 minutes per speaker. Written comments may be submitted at the hearing or prior to the hearing at the email and address listed above.

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 .  A copy of the proposal and other documents may be viewed at www.okanogancounty.org/planning

Lead Agency:  Okanogan County Planning

Date of Publishing is:  July 17 and 18, 2019

Draft Comp Plan and Alternative Maps
Draft Comprehensive Plan
Map of Alternative 1
Map of Alternative 2
Map of Alternative 3
     
DEIS   Scoping Comments DEIS Comments
Chapter 1 Appendices
   
OFM Population Projections
  Bruce Carter
Lucinda Tear
Marcia Navajas
Mary armstrong
Gina McCoy
Susan Crampton
Lucinda Tear 2
Heinrich Burkholder
WDFW
Jessica McNamara
Sandra Strieby
Benjamine Serr
Joe & Kay Neal
Jim Brennan
Kathleen Hirschstein3
Ted Bear2
Russ Devlieg
Kathleen Hirschstein2
Futurewise
Ashley Thrasher
Deirdre Cassidy
Craig Nelson
Dale Swedberg
Jim Wurzer
Michael Real
Rhoda Walter
Eric Burr & Margrit Broennimann
Susan Crampton 2
Kathleen Learned
Ric Iribarren
Nancy Farr
Mark & Karen Endresen
Kathleen Hirschstein
Daniel Russell
William DiModica
Eve Russell
Ted bear
Surya DiModica
Isabelle Spohn
Leahe Swazey
David LaFever
Jim Gregg
Jasmine Minbashian
Susan Snover
Nancy Kuta
Adi Renner
Mary Morgan
David Kliegman
Nancy Farr
Kent Woodruff
Simone Alin
Kurt Snover
Mike Real
David Wright
Katherine Haven
Mel Cooke
Elton Theodore Young
Bernard Wathen
Nancy Soriano
Roy Farrell
Janie Lewis
Maeyowa Yockey
Janie Lewis 2
Bonnie Ellis
Susan Prichard
David Clement
Richard Rapport
Carden Shaw
Yakama Nation
Eric Halm
Isabelle Spohn
Janice Dickinson
Susan Crampton
Karen Edwards
David Harris
Danielle Grundy
Phil Millam
Phil Millam
Dick Ewing
Jim Brennan
Karen Brown
Jasmine Mingashian
Kelly Grayum
Kyrie Jardin
Susan Crampton
Gwen Clear
Howard Johnson
Sirinda Krueger
Lynette Westendorf
Kathy Goldberg
Tim Spelman
Mike Real
Elizabeth Weiss
Michael Lui
David Clement
Catherine Davis
Kathy Podmayer
Peter Vogt
Phoebe Hershnow
Michael Notaro
Cheryl Wrangle
Peter Morgan
Ashley Lodato
Diana Hottell
Bill Hottell
Raleigh Bowden
Thomas Jones
Lilot Moorman
Lilot Moorman
Peter Bauer
Sherrie Krown
Gerald Bell
Jeff Bradley
Loy Young
Craig Olson
Sharon Cohen
Alan Fahnestock
Char Alkire
Pat peiper
Ed Alkire
Jan Sodt
Mar Firth
Nick Hershenow
Kevan Coffey
Susan Snover
Denny O'Callaghan
Walter Seay
Leslee Goodman
Katherine Haven
Margaret Coon
Don Linnertz
Natalie Kuehler
Mark Wolf-Armstrong
Leahe Swayze
Mike Baker
Monica Ives
David Ford
Patty Spencer
Stuart Spencer
Nancy Leland
Gay Northrup
Rhoda Walter
Michelle Dewey
Nancy Kuta
Janet Bauer
Barbara Schneider
George Schneider
Candy Hoksbergen
John Battle
Carol Runyon
Jason Paulsen
David Caldwell
Larry Ann Riggins
Chrisiana Heinemann
Donna Weighampel
Mary Devlin
Robert Tonseth
Julie Hovis
Robert Thomas
Craig Olson
Janet Stan
Leslie Dolan
Scott Kilby
Vicky Mullen
McCoy for Peter Bolinger
Loretta Bell
Michele Hinatsu
Karen Godman
Beverly Swar
Kristen Kirkby
Jennifer Molesworth
Robert Naney
Elizabeth Weiss
Scott & Joan Stluka
Phyllis Daniels
Jeffery Zwar
Camden Shaw
Camden Shaw
Tim Trohimovich1
Tim Trohimovich2
Janice Young
Steve Ralph
Charlene Burns
Raven Odion
Jim Gregg
Steven Exe
Tim Troimovich3
Tim Troimovich4
Isabelle Spohn
Kris Borgias
Allen Geirnet
Isabelle Spohn
Nancy Soriano
Mary Yglesia
Myra Brubaker
Eddie Mchugh
Phil Millam
Kurt Snover
Dick & Mary Webb
Therese Grant
Annie Kennedy
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
Lorah Super
Brendan Smith
WDFW
Paula Mackrow
Dee Ann Kirkpatrick
Cameron Green
Bill Tackman
Shayne Naudi
nancy Farr
William Dimodica
Surya DiModica
Eve Russell
Dan Russell
Peter Bolinger
Leigh Ann Robinson
H. C. Burkholder
Ric Iribarren
linda Iribarren
Elliot Thrasher
Clover Thrasher
Ashley Thrasher
Kathleen Hirschstein
Ted Bear
Methow Conservancy
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Chapter 2 Appendices
    Building Permit Data 2010-2018

    WRIA 60 Buildout Summary
    WRIA 60 Buildout Spreadsheet
    WRIA 52 Buildout Summary
    WRIA 52 Buildout Spreadsheet
    WRIA 49 Buildout Spreadsheet
    Group A Water Systems in WRIA 49
    Headwaters Reach Buildout
    Upper Methow Reach Buildout
    Chewuch Reach Buildout
    Twisp Reach Buildout
    Middle Methow Reach Buildout
    Lower Methow Reach Buildout
Chapter 3 Appendices
   
WDOE Recommendations for water use estimates
    Aspect Water Withdrawal Report
Chapter 4 Appendices
    Primitive Road Status page 1
    Primitive Road Status page 2
    Primitive Road Status page 3
    Road Mileage by Classification
Chapter 5 Appendices
    Methow Aquifer Study
    Multihazard Mitigation Plan
    Wells by Year Days Below
    USGS Goundwater Surface Water Interactions Tunk
    Methow Channel Migration Study
    Okanogan Channel Migration Study
 
 



 

 

 


   

 

Purchase and sale agreement for Public Works Gravel Pit
Notice for Purchase and Sale agreement
Notice for Invitation to attend Open house

Map
Assessor doc

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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