As of Wednesday, April 13, 2016
(2016-163 April 13) Notice of Initiation of Text Amendments, Issuance of a DNS under SEPA
and Public Hearings on the Matter
OKA RA 16-1
Official Date of Notice: April 13, 2016
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Planning Commission of the City of Okanogan, Washington has initiated zoning code text amendments that will amend the City of Okanogan Municipal Code in the following manner: Permit very limited types of industrial endeavors that may be conducted in commercial districts and in existing buildings and still protect the character and integrity of commercial neighborhoods and districts. In the same manner as some commercial enterprises may be permitted as home occupations in residential neighborhoods.
Additionally, reducing the permitting burden on similar uses in the industrial districts. Please see the application for the specific proposed text amendments.
PROJECT LOCATION: All areas within the City of Okanogan, Washington primarily located in Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 of Township 33 N., Range 26 E WM. and a portion of Section 33 of Township 34 N., Range 26 E.WM., Okanogan County, Washington.
SEPA: The lead agency for this proposal, which is the City of Okanogan Building & Permits Department, has determined that the proposal does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 3.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This determination of non-significance (DNS) is issued under 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal before May 9, 2016.
HEARINGS: On Monday, May 9, 2016 during their regular meeting the City of Okanogan Planning Commission will conduct an open record public hearing in accordance with 18.100.070 of the Okanogan Municipal Code (OMC) to take relevant testimony from the public, review the application and to make a recommendation to the City Council.
The meeting is to begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber Room, City Hall, 120 3rd Avenue, N. Okanogan, please consult the agendas as to what order of business the hearing is. All persons interested in presenting testimony are encouraged to be present to be heard.
Persons desiring to provide written comments on the proposal must file said comments at the Clerk’s Office no later than 4:00 p.m. May 9, 2016 or at the hearing. Persons desiring a copy of the decision once made or party of record status must file said request at the Clerk’s Office no later than 4:00 p.m. May 9, 2016 or at the hearing.
MORE INFORMATION: The complete project file consisting of the proposed text amendments, application, maps, SEPA Checklist, and Staff Report (when available) are available to the public and will be provided upon request, please contact the Clerk’s Office, City Hall, (509) 422-3600 during normal business hours or by visiting the City’s website at www.okanogancity.com and following the Public Notice links. For further information please contact the responsible official below.
Christian D. Johnson, C.B.O., Building Official * Permit Administrator(509) 422-3600
P.O. Box 752, Okanogan, WA 98840 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Issued this date: April 8, 2016Signature: (signature on original)
APPEALS: This notice is given pursuant to Section 18.100.050 OMC, appeals under SEPA shall be processed under Chapter 16.08.220 OMC and appeals of the final decision on these applications may be filed by a party of record with standing in Okanogan County Superior Court within 21 days of issuance of the decision as provided by Chapter 36.70C RCW.
Published by Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle.