810- (2013-542 Oct. 23) NOTICE OF RELEASE OF DOCUMENTS

(2013-542 Oct. 23)

NOTICE OF RELEASE OF DOCUMENTS

NOTICE IS HEREBY that the City of Omak Planning Commission, in compliance with provisions of the Growth Management Act (GMA), has released the following documents for the required 60 day review and comment process: updated Resource Lands and Critical Areas sections of the Land Use Element of the City of Omak Comprehensive Plan; updated Critical Areas Ordinance; and, a SEPA Checklist on the proposed updates. The City of Omak is required to classify, designate and regulate development in Critical Areas which include; aquifer recharge; fish and wildlife habitat; wetlands; frequently flooded areas; and, geologically hazardous areas using “best available science”. The current update is needed for the City to maintain compliance with the GMA, an important consideration when seeking grant or loan funds. The formal review and comment period runs through December 23, 2013 with the Planning Commission tentatively scheduled to hold a public hearing at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the Omak City Hall at 2 North Ash Street. Interested persons may obtain copies of the documents being released at City Hall or on the City’s Website.

Published by the Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle.

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