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These notes were taken by an Okanogan County Watch volunteer. Every attempt is made to be accurate. Notes are verbatim when possible, and otherwise summarized or paraphrased.
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01.10.23 AM - BOCC

Meeting Highlights: 

  • Commissioners Neal and Branch chat about Neal chairing Okanogan Council of Governments, failed and un-permitted septic systems, flooding and Canada’s snowpack

  • Public Hearing on Tunk/Tamarack Springs subdivision moratorium -  approved for 60 day extension.

  • Planning Director to recommend new county zoning designation (R160) for minimum lot size of 160 Acres in County Zoning Code, along with the addition of permitted uses for this category on District Use Chart.

  • January 23rd public hearing before Planning Commission on County Zone Code change (above) and Tunk Valley/Tamarack Springs change to R160.

  • Short discussion on ATV/ORV rule inconsistencies

  • Alta Vista Irrigation District prepares to close.

  • Auditor to coordinate voting in jails, new accounting system being prepped, federal laws if passed would complicate voter registration and expense reporting.

  • Cash Road being cleaned up after landslides in burn area.

  • Commissioners Hover and Branch discuss criteria for choosing advisory group members for Methow sub-area B.

  • Commissioners convene in afternoon to approve Northwest Forest Plan Advisory Committee and letter supporting committee candidate Michael Anderson

Related Documents

View Complete Notes


Septic, Tunk, Tamarack Springs, Moratorium, Zoning, ATV, Irrigation District, ORV, sub-area B

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