Projects, Public Participation, and Planning Commission

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CUP-17-002 Spokane Slavic Baptist Church Summer Camp

Pursuant to County Development Regulations, notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on January 23, 2017 receive a complete Conditional Use Permit Application from Spokane Slavic Baptist Church, and did on January 23, 2017 issue a Determination of Completeness for “Spokane Slavic church Recreational Use Open Bible Camp”. Location: Within Sect. 06, T30N, R45E WM, 1.3 miles from the intersection of Telephone Rd E & Hwy 2. Any person desiring to express their views, or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the Pend Oreille County Community Development Department. The submitted application and related file documents may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the Pend Oreille County Courthouse Annex Building, 418 S Scott Ave, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-4821. Contact: Andy Huddleston, Community Development Interim Director.

Written comments from the public may be submitted to Pend Oreille County no later than Feb. 9th, 2017.

CUP-17-001 Pend Oreille Partners - Marijuana Processing Facility

Pursuant to County Development Regulations, notice is hereby given that Pend Oreille County did on January 3, 2017, receive a complete Conditional Use Permit Application from Pend Oreille Partners and did on January 20, 2017 issue a Determination of Completeness for a cannabis processing facility. Location: Within Sect. 33, T32N, R45E WM, Address: 74 Silverleaf Rd. An Environmental Checklist under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) was prepared by the applicant on December 30, 2016. Any person desiring to express their views, or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact the Pend Oreille County Community Development Department. The submitted application and related file documents may be examined by the public between 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM at the Pend Oreille County Courthouse, Annex Building, 418 S. Scott Ave. Newport, WA 99156. For information or to submit comments contact: Andy Huddleston, Interim Community Development Director (509) 447-6462 or ahuddleston@pendoreille.org. Written comments from the public may be submitted to Pend Oreille County no later than February 9th 2017.

How do I Show Support or Opposition to a Project?

Contact the Community Development Department to let us know your concerns or support for your project. Local knowledge is key to determining outcomes of projects because of information that this department or others may not be aware of. Written letters or email sent to us during comment periods will be official public record.

What is the Planning Commission?

The Planning Commission is  a group of 9 appointed volunteers (3 from each district) who are charged with many important current and long range planning functions. They meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 6 PM, and meetings are open to the public and are held at the Cusick Community Center.  To get any more information on the next scheduled meeting contact the Community Development Department.

Who are the Planning Commissioners?

District 1                              District 2                              District 3

John Stuart                         Donald Comins                   Dennis Osweiler

Norris D Boyd                    Dan Mueller                         Paul Edgren

Vacant                                  Vacant                                   Judy Ashton

When should I go to a Commission meeting?

There are typically several instances when people attend the Planning Commission meetings such as the following:

1. Certain projects are heard and decided by the Planning Commission rather than the Community Development Department. Examples include long plat subdivisions, RV resorts, and County Planning. If you are attempting to receive a class 2 or class 4 permit, your application will be reviewed by the Planning Commission.

2. Interested parties will come to ask questions, express concern, and show approval or disapproval of projects being reviewed by the Planning Commission.

3. The Planning Commission is the appellate body for the decisions of the Community Development. If you do not agree with a decision made by the Community Development Department you may ask to have your application reviewed by the Planning Commission.

For a more comprehensive view of the process for class permits please reference the photo below